As announced by Crunchyroll, they will now stream Detective Conan/Case Closed with English subtitles at the same time as the Japanese airings:
One of the announcements from Crunchyroll's NYCC panel this morning was the addition of Case Closed, AKA Great Detective Conan. More information is coming, but for now you can get ready to add more whoddunnits to your weeks in the future with simulcast episodes of the long-running mystery anime.
Case Closed will be available in the United States and Canada.
Based on the Weekly Shonen Sunday manga by Gosho Aoyama—which has been serialized since 1994, racking up 85 volumes and counting along the way—the Case Closed anime series has quite the history behind it. It's been running since 1996, and soon you'll be able to catch the latest episodes on Crunchyroll.
"But, what does this mean for me?"
Crunchyroll will be providing the latest episodes of Detective Conan to view subtitled in English at the time they air in Japan. This is the first time this has happened, after having been requested for years and years. They have not yet announced the specific details, such as if the backlog of any past episodes will be included.
Each episode will be available to view for free one week after airing. If you are a member of their site, you will be able to watch at the same time as the Japanese airings. The English subtitled versions are only advertised as being available for viewers in the United States and Canada, but they would be available to anyone using any capable region-altering web browsing tool. As such, if you are not from North America, don't panic: Relax, and enjoy this, as it is a very, very good thing for you as well.
Please, everyone: Give your support to Crunchyroll and their efforts to bring the latest Conan to everyone. More details should be available very soon, but in the meantime, get ready to start watching Conan simulcast--in English!