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Movie 20 Becomes Highest Grossing Conan Film

Detective Conan Movie 20 PosterThe twentieth film in the Detective Conan franchise, The Darkest Nightmare, has become its highest grossing to date. The film, which features members of the Black Organization for the first time since 2009’s The Raven Chaser, remained at the top spot for three weeks prior to being bested by Disney’s likewise animated feature Zootopia. As of this week, the entry in the long-running series has grossed ¥5.43 billion ($50.1 million) since its Golden Week opening.

As detailed previously on World of KJ:

Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare is finally dethroned after enjoying three-consecutive weeks in first place. The Detective Conan films always drop over 50% over the post Golden Week weekend, so the large decline here isn’t surprising (in fact, if estimates hold, it’s slightly better than most previous entries). It’s either barely below or just above the ¥5 billion blockbuster milestone after this weekend, and having accomplished that achievement and becoming the highest-grossing film in the series, the only thing left for it to do now is to add more to it’s incredible total as it aims for ¥6 billion ($55 million).

Source: WOKJ

B’z to Provide Theme Song to Detective Conan Movie 20

News media outlets in Japan are reporting today that B’z will be providing the theme song to the latest movie, Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare, due for a theatrical release this April. The song, titled “Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru” (The World Will Become Your Color), is the band’s first theme to a Conan film since 2011’s Quarter of Silence.

Additionally, it has been revealed that B’z guitarist and Grammy Award winner Tak Matsumoto will be providing guitar on the film’s main instrumental theme. This marks the first time in franchise history that a guest guitarist has been featured in such a role.

Movie 20 Teaser Content Revealed

Gin Kir

With the nineteenth Detective Conan movie Sunflowers of Inferno being released in Japan yesterday, we have learned a bit more about what can be expected for the upcoming 20th movie of the series to be released in April of 2016.

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Following revelations from Gosho Aoyama in a series of postcards about a month ago, we learned that both Gin and Amuro would be appearing in the next film and that it would then logically be about the Black Organization. The teaser has brought more speculation about the potential content of the movie as it presents a glass of alcohol in a dark and gloomy bar with Gin’s voice being heard in the background, saying: ”Bourbon, Kir… Don’t tell me…?”.

More information will naturally be revealed about the movie by the end of the year.

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…

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.

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.

Movie 18’s Final Tally Revealed

After nearly three monthsMovie 18 poster in Japanese theaters and a record opening weekend for the franchise, Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper‘s final tally has been revealed.

Overall, the movie grossed ¥4.09 billion ($40.1 million) with 3.29 million admissions. The plot-linked story allowed for an increase both in gross and in admissions compared to last year’s movie Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea making movie 18 both the 2nd highest grossing and 2nd most attended movie of all the Detective Conan releases. Indeed, the special crossover Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The Movie still retains its spot as the highest grossing and most attended movie featuring Conan with a final tally of ¥4.25 billion ($41.2 million) and 3.55 million admissions.

Movie 18 Coming to Singapore August 7th, Subtitled in English for First Time

movie18singaporeposterThe eighteenth movie in the Detective Conan franchise, Dimensional Sniper, will be screened theatrically in Singapore beginning August 7th. The movie will be accompanied by both English and Chinese subtitles and will be available exclusively at Cathay Cineplexes. Tickets and showtimes can be acquired here. Those in Singapore may view a region-locked trailer on the licensor Odex’s YouTube channel.

The distributor provided the following preview:

Shuichi Akai is targeted by a mysterious sniper and Masumi Sera is shot. Tokyo is in panic, citizens are taken in the shooting of a sniper. Nothing is known about him. Why was Sera targeted? Will Akai survive from this? Jodie Starling and Subaru Okiya are also in this one. Will Conan be able to find and apprehend the culprit?

Last year, the seventeenth movie Private Eye in the Distant Sea was released in Singapore theaters. This is the second year in a row that the annual Conan movies have received wider international releases, after Movie 17 was shown subtitled in Taiwan, Thailand, and Malaysia as well.