New ‘Detective Conan’ film to premiere in 22 countries simultaneously

Good news to all Detective Conan fans! The 24th film installation of the famous anime announced that the upcoming Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet will have a simultaneous release in 22 countries and territories outside of Japan!

It is indeed good news for all Detective Conan fans. The official website of the anime divulged that 22 countries would simultaneously premiere the film. This includes Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, Singapore, the Philippines, Brunei, Thailand.

Also, countries Vietnam, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and France will be witnessing the film in the same period in Japan.

It can be noted in the previous films of the franchise that the overseas showing takes several months after the Japanese opening.

The movie is finally happening!

The opening video for the film will also be streamed in TOHO. It will feature the voice actors of protagonist Shinichi Kudo in Japanese, English, Korean, German, and Chinese.

Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan is the franchise’s 24th film. The film is supposed to premiere on April 17 last year, but due to concerns about the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it was delayed from its original date. The film will now be witnessed on April 16 this year.

In anticipation of the 24th film, the Detective Conan franchise will also have a new compilation film. It will be titled Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Fuzai Shōmei (Detective Conan: The Scarlet Alibi).

The said compilation film will be combining footage from various television anime episodes that center on the Akai family. Also, from February 11 to March 4, it will have a three-week limited theatrical run.

The film’s new story to unveil

The new film, Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan, centers on the FBI agent Shuichi Akai. Also highlighted in the movie is his younger brother and professional shōgi player Shukichi Haneda. His younger sister and high school detective Masumi Sera. Shuichi Akai’s mother, Mary Sera, and Conan Edogawa himself.

Furthermore, Japan celebrates the upcoming World Sports Games (WSG) in the story, Tokyo’s world’s largest sporting event. The world’s first vacuum-tube super-conducting linear train, Japanese Bullet, is built with the latest Japanese technology. It is timed to coincide with the WSG opening ceremonies.

For up to 1,000 kilometers per hour (about 600 miles per hour), the said train would be running from Shin Nagoya Station to Tokyo Station. However, a bizarre incident leads to a string of kidnappings of top executives. This happened during a party held by famous significant sponsors.

Moreover, in the WSG 15 years earlier, Conan deduces a possible link to serial abductions in Boston.

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