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Japanese airport gets new look themed on "Detective Conan" manga
Published: Jul 29, 2018 10:45 AM
An airport in western Japan renamed after a popular comic and anime about a boy sleuth, "Detective Conan", has completed a revamp and looks to attract more tourists to Tottori Prefecture, local media reported.

The Tottori Sand Dunes Conan Airport, unveiled Saturday, now offers more stores, with one shop stocked with goods on the theme "Detective Conan," a manga character created by Tottori native Gosho Aoyama.

The airport, named after Conan in 2015 to capitalize on the popularity of the comic series in Asia, handles five flights a day to Tokyo's Haneda Airport, plus a few nonregular chartered flights from China, South Korea and Russia.

Detective Conan is a genius investigator who was transformed into a young boy while probing a mysterious organization. He solved a multitude of tough cases while impersonating his friend's father and other characters.

The manga has been serialized in a weekly magazine since 1994 and collected into over 90 volumes as of 2017. It has also been adapted into an animated series since 1996, as well as spawned films, video games and live action television specials.

With a strong fan base overseas, the comic series has been translated into over 20 languages, including English, Chinese and Spanish.
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