Shōnen, shonen, or shounen manga ( 少年漫画, shōnen manga) is manga aimed at a teen male target- demographic readership. The age group varies with individual readers and different magazines, but it is primarily intended for boys between the ages of 12 to 18. Gosho Aoyama ( 青山 剛昌, Aoyama Gōshō, born June 21, 1963 in Hokuei, Tottori Prefecture, Japan ( formerly Daiei, Tottori Prefecture) ) is a Japanese manga artist.
He is best known as the creator of the manga series Detective Conan ( known in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom as Case Closed). As of, his various manga series have a combined 200 million copies in print.