New Magic Kaito Chapters in October, Conan Manga Goes on Hiatus

mkFollowing the announcement of a Magic Kaito anime series adaptation a few weeks ago, Shonen Sunday’s latest issue is reporting that a new Magic Kaito story spanning 3 chapters will be published in October from the 44th to the 46th issue of the magazine. This will be the first Magic Kaito story to be published in 3 years. The latest volume was released in 2007.

Consequently, Detective Conan will be going on hiatus for several weeks. After File 908’s publication next week, no new file will be released until the end of October.

Magic Kaito 1412 Voice Cast Revealed

magickaito1412voiceactorsannouncementThe upcoming anime series featuring Kaito Kid in the limelight recently had its final title revealed: Magic Kaito 1412. As previously reported, the series will premiere on October 4th at 5:30 PM on NTV/YTV just before and on the same channel as Detective Conan.

Little is known about the actual plot of the series thus far. What has been revealed is that not only will the usual Kid mainstays appear, including childhood friend Aoko, her father Inspector Nakamori, the witch Akako, and rival Hakuba, at least one other cameo has been confirmed: Conan himself will also be making appearances. One intriguing direction for future episodes was previously revealed when it was mentioned that Magic Kaito 1412 would be showcasing events featured in the Detective Conan anime and manga but from Kid’s perspective instead.

While many familiar faces to Magic Kaito fans will be returning in this series, most of the voice actors have been changed—presumably due to the change in production studios and the increased workload due to going from occasional appearances in Conan to an infrequent guest series and now to a full-time solo series. Kappei Yamaguchi, who has voiced both Shinichi and Kid in the Detective Conan anime, movies, and OVAs from the beginning, will be reprising the lead role. However, most of the other roles have been re-cast.

Aoko will now be voiced by newcomer Mao Ichimichi. Aoko’s role had first been filled by Minami Takayama—Conan’s own voice actress—during earlier appearances including in Conan‘s fourth OVA and in episode 219. Akako, who once was voiced by Haibara’s voice actress Megumi Hayashibara in the character’s showing in the Conan series, will be voiced in this new rendition by Eri Kitamura. Hakuba will also be returning, but the role has now been given to Mamoru Miyano. The character had originally been covered by Akira Ishida in his only movie appearance (The Private Eyes’ Requiem), as well as both episodes in which he appeared in Conan (episodes 219 and 479) and the bout of episodes he made appearances for the previous Magic Kaito series.

Source: Anime News Network

New Anime Themes Compilation Announced

The latest compilation of music from the anime series has been announced and collects opening and ending themes from the previous collection’s release in 2011 to now. Titled THE BEST OF DETECTIVE CONAN 5, the release will come in both a CD-only and a special CD and DVD package that features creditless versions of the included openings and endings.

The CD edition will retail for 3,200 yen, while the CD and DVD package will cost 3,600 yen. Both will be available beginning October 22nd in Japan.

Track listing order to be announced

  • Butterfly Core — VALSHE
  • Q&A—B’z
  • TRY AGAIN—Mai Kuraki
  • Kimi no Namida ni Konnani Koshiteru—Natsu Iro
  • Miss Mystery—BREAKERZ
  • Misty Mystery—GARNET CROW
  • RAIN MAN—AKIHIDE
  • Ima Aitakute—DAIGO
  • Kimi no Egao ga Nani Yori mo Sukidatta—Chicago Poodle
  • Hitomi no Melody—BOYFRIEND
  • Koi ni Koishite—Mai Kuraki
  • Overwrite—BREAKERZ
  • Kanashi Hodo Kyou no Yuhi Kirei da ne—grram
  • Your Best Friend—Mai Kuraki
  • Pilgrim—B’z

Source: Being GIZA

Magic Kaito Anime’s Premiere Date Revealed

mkThe premiere date for the Magic Kaito anime series has finally been revealed in the October issue of the Shounen Sunday Super magazine. The anime will air every Saturday at 5.30 pm on NTV/YTV right before the Conan anime starting October 4th. No additional information is given regarding the number of episodes planned. However, the magazine does mention that the anime will be a “completely new work” and that Conan will be appearing.

In addition, the the YTV website has just been updated and mentions that the anime series will be entitled Magic Kaito 1412 and, as an original work,  will have scenes of Kaitô Kid in Detective Conan but from the perspective of Kid himself.

Source:  Anime News Network

 

Detective Conan Opening Ratings: The Results!

The polls are closed on the community ratings for the Detective Conan anime openings and the results are in! Many of them were surprisingly close and had to be settled by tiebreakers (entries that received the most 5-star votes were given ranking preference).

See how your favorites and not-so-favorites did below:

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We will open another poll seeking ratings in the near future. Keep an eye out, and thanks for participating thus far!

Ending 48 Title and Air Date Revealed

Mai Kuraki

It has just been revealed that a new ending will be airing alongside the anime starting with the remaster of episode 27 on the 16th of August. Mai Kuraki, a long-time singer for Detective Conan openings, endings and movie themes, will be contributing this new ending entitled 無敵なハート (Muteki na Heart) – Invincible Heart. The song will go on sale on the 27th of August in Japan.

Source:  http://www.mai-kuraki.com/information/index.html

Detective Conan Movie Ratings: The Results!

Over the past several months, we have been soliciting votes for each of the Detective Conan movies as part of a community ratings initiative. The goal, as you might have guessed, was to get a concise view of how the international community feels about each of the films in the Conan catalogue. We now have the results and are ready to share them below!

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We will continue garnering ratings from everyone on various Conan subjects, so please give your input when possible. We hope this will culminate in a nice project for the community. In the meantime, the poll for the Detective Conan openings is still open and accepting votes as we speak.

We extend our thanks to all who participated in this project!

Lupin Live Action Movie Opens August 30th

After first tackling playing Kudou Shinichi in the earlier Detective Conan live action specials, actor Oguri Shun is now taking on the role of Lupin the Third in the character’s latest foray into film.

lupinthethirdmovieposterThe high-budget movie follows the crossover Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan that opened in December of last year in Japan and was the most successful film in either franchise’s history, making ¥4.25 billion ($41.2 million) and pulling in 3.55 million admissions. Whether this solo entry in live-action form can match or exceed those numbers is still to be determined.

This latest globe-trotting Lupin feature sports an international cast and was shot on-location in Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. It bears noting that Lupin was previously the subject of an earlier live action effort in the form of 1974’s offbeat attempt to bring the character to life Lupin the Third: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy.

Lupin the Third premieres August 30th in Japanese theaters and is expected to open in various international markets in the near future. You can see more and stay updated on the film on its official website Lupin-the-Movie.jp.

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