Discotek Licenses Lupin vs. Conan TV Special & Movie for U.S. Release

Lupin the 3rd VS Detective Conan The Movie posterIn a very welcome piece of news, Discotek Media has announced they have obtained licenses to release both the Lupin the 3rd VS Detective Conan TV Special from 2009 and Lupin the 3rd VS Detective Conan: The Movie from 2013 in the United States.

Both releases will—at the very least—be subtitled and, judging by their stellar track record on recent Lupin releases, contain some valuable extras as well. No word has been passed on as to whether the releases will be only on DVD or will also be issued in Blu-ray varieties. We’ll keep you posted as more information is released.

Source: Discotek Media on Facebook

More on Gosho’s Condition and the Immediate Future of the Manga

In addition to Gosho’s personal message, Shogakukan reports that Gosho already went in and out of hospital repeatedly last year, but decline to specify his illness for privacy reasons.

After File 920, which will be published in this week’s issue (SS #16), there will be no new file in issue #17. It is still unclear whether there will be a new file the following week (#18). Starting from issue #19, Shounen Sunday will run reprints of old Detective Conan files. When and how often new files will be published during Gosho’s hospital stay is still unclear.

Source: Yahoo Headlines

Gosho Aoyama Hospitalized Until Summer; Conan Publication To Be Irregular in the Interim

Gosho Aoyama Hospitalize MessageThe latest issue of Shounen Sunday includes a special message from Gosho Aoyama alongside the newest Detective Conan chapter. Recently, the author explains, he underwent surgery for an unnamed medical condition.

Although the procedure was reportedly a success, Aoyama will be hospitalized until summer. Further chapters of the Detective Conan manga will be published irregularly in the interim.

Source: Baidu

Movie 19: Second Trailer

The second trailer of Movie 19 has been released. Furthermore, it looks like Jii (Kaito Kid’s assistant) will also be making an appearance in the movie!
As previously reported, Movie 19, titled Sunflowers of Inferno (業火の向日葵, Gouka no Himawari), will will open on April 18th, 2015 in Japan.

Synopsis:

A certain world-famous painting was to be auctioned at an auction house in New York frequented by the rich. The piece of art was one of van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’, a masterpiece thought to be destroyed in Japan.

Jirokichi Suzuki fights off all bidders by putting forward $300 million to buy it, stating that he intends to collect all seven of the ‘Sunflowers’ paintings that are scattered around the world.

It will be given its greatest exhibition ever in the Japanese museum ‘Lake Rock’, which boasts iron-clad security, he announces live on worldwide news being watched by Conan and Ran.

He has collected seven specialists known as the ‘Seven Samurai’ to protect the Sunflowers, but just as they are about to appear, Kaitou Kid suddenly shows up!

He declares war, stating that he will steal the painting no matter what, before vanishing. Why would Kid make such a statement when he usually only goes after Big Jewels?

And just as everyone starts to panic, a high-school detective appears on the scene, having heard rumors of Kid’s appearance: Kudou Shinichi.

Then, the ‘White Shadow’ launches an aerial assault on the passenger plane carrying the ‘Sunflowers’ to Japan…

The curtain opens on an art mystery that blends truth and lies, focused upon a peerless treasure…

The Mystery Poll

While the Detective Conan Manga is on a break until mid March, we’ve created a new activity for the community to hopefully distract you from the wait:

The Mystery Poll

Every week we will have a new poll regarding one of the ongoing mysteries of the series. Once the week is over, the results will be added to the first post of the thread, and we’d be able to see what most of the community thinks is the truth behind the mystery.

Feel free to let us know which option you voted for, and why.
You’re also welcome to suggest what mystery the next poll should be about.

The Mystery Poll is located in the Story Discussion Board in the forums. Click here to go directly to the thread.

Note: the thread is located in the manga area of the forum, so if you’re only following the anime and are wary of spoilers, it’s advisable you don’t participate in the poll, because some of the polls will deal with mysteries the anime hasn’t reached to yet.

Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie Now on Hulu!

In a very unexpected move, the 2013 film Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie has been added to the Hulu streaming lineup. This marks the official international debut of the movie that saw Lupin III and Conan face off for the second time following their joint 2009 TV special.

The movie can be watched with full subtitles on Hulu and is accompanied by the following synopsis:

Let’s settle this once and for all! Finally the time has come for the best showdown of our two heroes, Lupin and Conan! A big diamond has been stolen by the Magic Kid and he has managed to run off with it even under extremely tight security.

Subtitled Anime Clips from Playstation Conan Games

As consolation for the holidays delaying the completion and release of our Conan & Kindaichi Nintendo DS translation project, we wanted to give everyone a little something out of the ordinary. As such, we decided to fulfill a request from the community for translations to these clips from past Detective Conan games that appeared on Playstation in the early 2000s. These games, as you will see below, often featured anime segments as animated by the TV series’ staff and were voiced by the usual actors.

Please note that we will only be translating Detective Conan & Kindaichi Case Files: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives and not either of the two games below. Also be warned that these clips feature spoilers for the games mentioned.

We hope you will enjoy these rarely-seen clips from the Conan universe. Happy New Year!

Magic Kaito 1412 to Join Crunchyroll Simulcast Schedule!

Magic Kaito 1412 Series PosterThe news many had been anticipating leading up to its initial premiere has finally come: Crunchyroll has picked up Magic Kaito 1412 to simulcast alongside Detective Conan.

Episodes one through four of the solo Kaitou Kid series are already available for streaming in the U.S. and Canada. New episodes of the series will be added every Saturday at 7:00 AM EST, with two episodes being uploaded each week until the service is  caught up.

A synopsis for the series from Crunchyroll is replicated below:

When Kaito Kuroba‘s father dies under mysterious circumstances, he finds out his father’s secret identity; a famous international criminal known as International Criminal 1412: the Phantom Thief, and that he was murdered by a mysterious organization for refusing to aid them in retrieving the “Pandora Gem” – a jewel that grants immortality.

He vows to stop the organization from obtaining the gem, and assumes his father’s identity. His only clues as to the gem’s location are that it glows red under the full moon and that it is a doublet: a gem hidden within a larger gem. Kaito researches and steals famous priceless gems with interesting histories from incredibly well-defended areas, but always returns them after the very next full moon.

Source: Crunchyroll

Movie 19: First Trailer, English Title and Synopsis

The official site for Movie 19 released the first trailer and unveiled new information about the upcoming movie. It has been confirmed that the movie’s official English title is Sunflowers of Inferno (業火の向日葵, Gouka no Himawari).

Synopsis:

A certain world-famous painting was to be auctioned at an auction house in New York frequented by the rich. The piece of art was one of van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’, a masterpiece thought to be destroyed in Japan.

Jirokichi Suzuki fights off all bidders by putting forward $300 million to buy it, stating that he intends to collect all seven of the ‘Sunflowers’ paintings that are scattered around the world.

It will be given its greatest exhibition ever in the Japanese museum ‘Lake Rock’, which boasts iron-clad security, he announces live on worldwide news being watched by Conan and Ran.

He has collected seven specialists known as the ‘Seven Samurai’ to protect the Sunflowers, but just as they are about to appear, Kaitou Kid suddenly shows up!

He declares war, stating that he will steal the painting no matter what, before vanishing. Why would Kid make such a statement when he usually only goes after Big Jewels?

And just as everyone starts to panic, a high-school detective appears on the scene, having heard rumors of Kid’s appearance: Kudou Shinichi.

Then, the ‘White Shadow’ launches an aerial assault on the passenger plane carrying the ‘Sunflowers’ to Japan…

The curtain opens on an art mystery that blends truth and lies, focused upon a peerless treasure…

As previously reported, the movie will open on April 18th, 2015 in Japan.

Thanks to bluesun for the translations

First Details & Poster from Movie 19 Revealed!

This week’s Shounen SundayM19 poster and infos issue revealed the title of the next Detective Conan movie along with the first details and the poster as drawn by Gosho Aoyama himself. The movie, titled Infernal Sunflowers (業火の向日葵, Gouka no Himawari; official English title to be confirmed), will open on April 18th, 2015 in Japan. The first trailer is set to be released this weekend.

The first story details from the magazine state that “Kaitou Kid has set his sights on a recently resurfaced Sunflowers painting by Van Gogh and seems prepared to put a lot of people in danger to get his hands on it?!”

More info to follow.

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