Thanks to the new issue of Shounen Sunday, the two-hour anime special The Disappearance of Edogawa Conan ~The Worst Two Days in History~ finally has a rough airdate. This “special collaboration” project will air this December on NTV & YTV’s special Friday Road Show block.
Originally teased one year ago in December 2013, the plot of the special is a Conan-infused version of the 2012 Japanese comedy film Kagi Dorobo no Method (The Key Thief’s Method). Kenji Uchida, the director on the original film, collaborated with Gosho Aoyama to craft the crossover work that essentially works Conan and various characters in the series into the plot of the film, which originally involved a fall in a bathhouse that gave one of the primary characters amnesia—a role now assumed by Conan himself.
The special is to be directed by former Conan movie director Yasuichiro Yamamoto, who has worked on various projects for the franchise in his career. In addition to stints helming the TV series, he was also the director responsible for movies Magician of the Silver Sky in 2004 through the fourteenth movie The Lost Ship in the Sky in 2010. From there, he took on a supervising role for the fifteenth and sixteenth movies.
Additionally, Mai Kuraki will provide a special theme song for the occasion, entitled “Dynamite”. The song will first be found on her upcoming greatest hits album Mai Kuraki BEST 151A -LOVE & HOPE-due out on November 12. The release also includes a great deal of songs familiar to Conan fans, including “Secret of my heart”, “Time after time”, “TRY AGAIN”, “Revive”, and “always”.