Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet is slated for an April 2021 release. An official trailer and key visuals teased the film’s upcoming scenes.
Detective Conan has been dominating the anime world since 1996. The title has secured 15 seasons, each with 10 volumes. Above all, it has produced a total of 465 episodes in a span of 11 years. However, the anime series was not the only notable thing that made the anime franchise successful.
Detective Conan has generated 23 movies. Every film that appeared on the big screen has made insane amounts of money at the box office. Overall, the franchise has earned a whopping 100 billion yen. Nevertheless, the franchise is further planning the premiere of its forthcoming film, Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet.
Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet film overview
As per Anime News Network, the synopsis of Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet reads:
“Japan is celebrating the upcoming World Sports Games. The ‘Japanese Bullet,’ the world’s first vacuum-tube superconducting linear train, is timed to coincide with the WSG opening ceremonies. The train is set to run from Shin Nagoya Station to Tokyo Station at up to 1,000 kilometers per hour. However, a bizarre incident occurs during a party held by famous major sponsors, leading to a string of kidnappings of top executives. Conan deduces a possible link to serial abductions in the WSG 15 years earlier in Boston.”
Film delayed due to pandemic
Just like any forthcoming titles, the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the release of Detective Conan’s 24th movie. The official website of Detective Conan has previously announced the postponement of its latest film, The Scarlet Bullet.
“We sincerely apologize to all those who have been waiting for the release of the work. Please note that the advanced tickets you have purchased can also be used after the postponement, so please take them with you.”
The Japanese theatrical premiere of "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" has been rescheduled to April 2021. The film was originally scheduled to open this past April but was postponed due to coronavirus.https://t.co/3xjjfN3nmf pic.twitter.com/xRYtkXB5ei
— A.I.R (Anime Intelligence (and) Research) (@AIR_News01) June 8, 2020
New Release date unveiled
Months after the show broke the disappointing news, it revealed the new release date of the forthcoming film. Detective Conan manga creator Gosho Aoyama personally wrote and illustrated a message for all devotees.
The film’s characters Conan, Shuichi Akai, and Masumi Sera apologized for the long wait in the illustration. Furthermore, it featured them vowing to work hard so they can meet fans at the theaters next April. The official Twitter account of Detective Conan also posted the illustration. The caption stated:
“We are pleased to announce the handwritten message from Professor Gosho Aoyama to everyone who was looking forward to the movie.”
The show has already released an official trailer and key visuals for Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet. The materials offered a sneak peek of what to expect for the upcoming installment.
— 劇場版名探偵コナン【公式】 (@conan_movie) June 8, 2020
Image Courtesy of Meitantei Conan DC/YouTube Screenshot