One of Hokuei's bronze Detective Conan statues, before and after May 14
It will cost an estimated 500,000 yen (US$6,000) to repair the damage. There were nine similar instances of defacement between 2000 and 2007, and it cost 3.5 million yen (US$44,000) to repair the damage for those incidents.
The town in Tottori Prefecture erected the statues on both ends of its Conan Bridge in honor of its most famous citizen. The town opened the nearby Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory museum in 2007.
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