Case Closed Volume Two is a manga by Gosho Aoyama, and it was published in North America by Viz Media in 2004. The series is rated “T+” for older teens; after reading this volume, I would agree with this rating, due to some of the violence that appears in this series.
At the beginning of this volume, a shrunken Jimmy Kudo (going by the name of Conan Edogawa) is enrolled into a first grade classroom at an elementary school. His neighbor is a scientist, and he invents Super Sneakers for Conan to wear. The first mystery to appear in this volume is a murder mystery story that didn’t appear the first season of the anime series. While I could tell early on who the murderer had to be, I couldn’t figure out how he could have pulled it off until all the clues were pieced together.
The next case is a story that appears at a later point in the first season of the anime series than it does in the manga. This is also the story where Conan’s next gadget, a pair of homing glasses, is introduced. A young woman comes to the Moore Detective Agency looking for her missing father. Richard takes on the case, but there’s a lot more going on in regards to this case than what appears on the surface. One thing that should be noted is that the ending of this mystery is drastically different between the manga and the anime. Personally, I prefer the manga ending.
The final mystery in the manga is a haunted house story that appears in the first season of the anime series. In the manga, it marks the introduction of Amy, George, and Mitch; it was nice to discover that these characters actually appear in the manga, but that they are simply introduced later than in the anime. In this story, Amy wants to go on a ghost hunt in a run-down mansion, and she convinces the others to go along. After making their way into the mansion, they get more than they bargained for on their ghost hunt.