Detective Conan/Fanfic Recs

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Detective Conan Fan Fics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into romantic or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting Conversation in the Main Page though; that goes in the discussion page.


Authors and Websites

Anything by Candyland

  • Recommended by Huilisti

Anything by DireSphinx

  • Recommended by Rabidrabbit

General Fics

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Fallout by The Silvesage

  • Recommended by Mimizuku
  • Synopsis: A post "Raven Chaser" story. Because "The Raven Chaser" opened many doors…and Kaito worries. Animeverse/Movieverse.
  • Comments: This read is very, very intense. A good read for anyone who likes segments dedicated to the Black Organisation, and Shinichi/Conan's struggle against them. Has the extra credit of being very well researched manga-wise and elsewhere and of involving a large number of the adult cast as well as the teen age-group. WIP.

Casework By Basser

  • Recommend by Odafangirl
  • Synopsis:When the improbable becomes the impossible, House and team find themselves struggling to treat a mysterious boy with an equally baffling ailment. Of course we all know how appearances can be deceiving... Detective Conan crossover
  • Comments: A truly fantastic read that keeps everyone involved in character, and sounds very plausible, as far as Medical Jargon goes. It is also complete.

Fanfic 100: Detective Conan by Candyland

  • Recommended by Huilisti
  • Synopsis: A hundred short (or a bit longer) stories, mostly one-shots, about the main cast of Detective Conan and Magic Kaito.
  • Pairings: Mostly Shinichi/Ran, Heiji/Kazuha, Yusaku/Yukiko. There are also some others, but the main focus of the fic isn't in the pairings. Well, it depends on the chapter.
  • Comments: This is really well-written and good. The characterization is great and the AU chapters (like The Apartment with Heiji and Kazuha) are perfect. One of the few fanfictions I've read multiple times.

Identity Theft by Ocianne

  • Recommended by Huilisti
  • Synopsis: "What do you do if your last link to normalcy is stolen from you, and the thief can't even realize what he's done?"
  • Comments: One of my favourite Detective Conan fics ever. The main idea and the setting of the fic are really unique, and the fic is written really well. I wish the author would decide to continue the fic~
    • This fic has been continued and completed, actually. I'm glad to find it here! -Ocianne

The Mystery of Conan Edogawa by funvince

  • Recommended by LoveIsWeird, Robotech_Master
  • Synopsis: Ran Mouri is tired of the lies and evasions. She is determined to get to the truth behind her little house guest once and for all. But is she really prepared for what she may find?
  • Comments:
    • This is the best DC fic I have ever read. Instead of Conan telling Ran his identity, it's Ran who takes the initiative and investigates, like a true detective! It's well-written, as if this author knows exactly how it feels to be Ran and be so curious about your guest. I can't sum it up. It's just that good.
    • Concur. The author has an excellent grasp of the characters involved, and writes them extremely consistently with their on-screen portrayals. It resolves the Failure Is the Only Option problem referenced on the Conan It Just Bugs Me page extremely well, and as far as I'm concerned ought to be canon. If Aoyama ever comes out with the reveal himself, I can only hope it is managed half so well.

Sorrowful Soul by Candyland

  • Recommended by LoveIsWeird
  • Synopsis: They named him for the shadows that hung behind the unusual blue color of his eyes. Even he knew nothing of his past. The only clue was a stone found in his pocket... Kaito x Aoko
  • Comments: This is what happens when Kaito discovers Pandora. Top-notch writing, all are in-character. I loved the flashback sequences, and there's nary a spelling error! Why are you still here?! READ IT.

About Edogawa by Ellen Brand

  • Recommended by bissek
  • Synopsis: Division One is celebrating the successful closing of a major case, and while they're at the bar, they decide to brief the new guy about the most mysterious thing they have to deal with: the boy detective known as Edogawa Conan.

The Moriarty Gambit By Kat Morning

  • Recommended by Mimizuku
  • Synopsis: What do you do when you find what you’re looking for and the finding paints an even larger target on your back? You find a way to do the impossible. And in the right company, impossible is just an illusion.
  • Comments: Two people from opposite sides join forces to take down a common enemy; a non-yaoi Shinichi-Kaito fic that handles their friendship, trials and relationship to the Black Organisation rather well. Has mainly canon-ships touched within the narration, but they are not the main focus of the story. WIP.

Psychology Revision by mangaluva

  • Recommended by bissek
  • Synopsis: Not an actual fic per se, but a series of psychological profiles of major cast members. It's surprisingly insightful.

An Unprofessional Opinion by Ellen Brand

  • Recommended by Sam Curt, Animenutcase
  • Synopsis: Similar to Psychology Revision, above.
  • Comments: I recommend this due to its impact to the fandom, not to say being the first Detective Conan work by this prolific writer. It should be noted that I do not necessarily agree with the writer's views.
    • The key difference between this and Psychology Revision is that Psychology Revision is an analysis based on information about the characters that is known to the readers (Such as the fact that Shinichi and Conan are the same person), while this one bases its analysis solely on information that a character within the Detective Conan universe would plausibly be able to obtain.
    • The POV character is an OC and quite frankly, it works very well. The character drops a couple details of his own backstory, but not too much. Just enough to make me curious about him. His analysis of the characters also give some Alternate Character Interpretation into the characters that the reader might not see in the actual manga. Definitely worth a read.

Forget Me Nots by Luna-Kitsune-Blu

  • Recommended by Kittastrophe
  • Synopsis: 'There has been a carwreck leaving the Doc in a coma and Conan with amnesia. Slowly bits and pieces come back to him but without the Doc he can't tell the difference between Conan's life and Jimmy's. Will his memory return before his cover's blown skyhigh?'
  • Comments: Unfortunately a deadfic, but it's still just so good. The confused characterization of Conan is really cute and very nicely done. Still worth a read, despite its unfinished status.

When Pandora's Box is Opened by mangaluva

  • Recommended by Vonikay, Ran Mouri
  • Synopsis: After two long years as Conan, the time has finally come for the ancient battle to come to an end, and fate will determine whether the Silver Bullet will survive the shot, unless Shinichi can put his faith in the enemy that was destined to be his ally...
  • Pairings: All canon pairings. (Shin/Ran, Hei/Kazu etc, plus Ao/Kai and Hakuba Saguru/Akako.)
  • Comments: This is one of the most epic, and heartwrenching Detective Conan/Magic Kaito fics ever. It brings the entire series to a close, giving a very well-thought-through explanation of the Black Organisation and the Pandora gem, and giving fans some adorable romance and epic fight scenes. The author did her research and produced an amazing fic (not a deadfic!!). WARNING! It is over 350,000 words in total, including the companion fic 'The First Woman in the World'. Only read if you have a good three days to spare, because you won't be able to put this fic down. Highly recommended.

It's Raining Men, Hallelujah by Asuka Kureru

  • Recommended by Animenutcase
  • Synopsis: Conan already has some kind of corpse magnet power, but when Heiji is in his orbit the corpses actively come to them. From above. Witness.
  • Comments: I'm sure we've all noticed that Conan Edogawa just attracts corpses. And many of us have noticed when you put Conan together with Heiji Hattori, the bodies literally start falling out of the sky. In this story, Conan and Heiji have noticed it, too. As they try (and fail) to find a way to hang out without dealing with dead bodies dropping in, the incidents slowly start escalating. A delightful one-shot that is definitely worth your time if you're interested in a good laugh.

Sense & Sensitivity by KosagiNoLegion

  • Recommended by The DCG
  • Synopsis: So many in the Detective Conan universe have secrets. What is Hattori Heiji's?
  • Comments: The first story in the excellent "Chounoryouku Hattori Heiji" series. Heiji-centric, although Conan features prominently in the first two stories. There are three, each well written, with mysteries(!) and everything. Some cannon couples, especially in the final story, but not to the point where romance becomes the focus. They are basically speculative fiction with Heiji's character- IE, given an odd power, what will Heiji do, and how will it change him. Well, I say that, but then take that thought exercise and turn it into a full multi-chapter story, or three, with interesting plot-lines and well written characterization. Also, as I mentioned earlier, the actual mysteries are good as well, something that is sometimes oddly hard to find in DC fan-fiction.

Shipping Fics

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

I'm Already There by Becky Tailweaver

  • Recommended by MakiP
  • Pairing(s): Shinichi/Ran
  • Synopsis: On the night before Ran's 22nd birthday, Shinichi gives her a call. He's still Conan, only now there's something else...
  • Comments: Oh my God! This story is so, so sad! It makes me wanna cry, and I never cry! It's so marvelously written, you can really feel the pain; and the situation Shinichi is in has to be worst possible. There's 2 sequels (1 incomplete unfortunally), I recomend them to heal the heartache you get after finish reading this. Also I recomend to read it while listening to Lonestar's I'm Already There, nothing will stop the tears

Three Thieves or at fanfiction.net by Ysabet and Nightengale

  • Recommended by Selina Catz
  • Synopsis: Adversaries can become acquaintances and acquaintances can become friends; it takes time and it's difficult, but anything is possible- especially for Kudo Shinichi and the Kaitou Kid.
  • Pairing(s): Ran/Shinichi/Kid
  • Comments: With 521,681 words (and counting: it's a WIP) Three Thieves is an epic story and while the romance makes up too much of the story for it to be classified as gen, Three Thieves also has some wonderfully complex cases and the writers put a lot of effort in ensuring that none of the characters are in anyway flat.


Mayonaka by Dragoon-sama A.K.A.mancha_sama and White Mage Koorii A.K.A. whm_koorii

  • Recommended by kyrilu
  • Synopsis: Midnight; the hour of the dead. Time ticks ever backwards. You and I, we're trapped together in this endless dance, where the sky is awash in red. There's nothing left but the light of hope, so let's scrape the bottom together.
  • Pairing(s): Kaito/Shinichi
  • Comments: A beautiful fic. Still in progress, hasn't received updates in quite a while.

A Phantom Thief by mangaluva

  • Recommended by kyrilu
  • Synopsis: A heist goes wrong, so badly wrong, and Kaito finds himself a ghost, but that won't stop him fighting, especially when he finds a new ally in a certain chibi-tantei who knows more about death than anyone had ever guessed... Kai Shin eventually.
  • Pairing(s): Kaito/Shinichi
  • Comments: Brilliantly written, featuring a Ghost Whisperer!Conan and back-and-forth bodyswitching. A great read, the first of a fic series with a not-yet-published companion.