Category Archives: Anime

New Opening “Hane” by Koshi Inaba Begins January 9th

Koshi Inaba Hane ImageKoshi Inaba, best known as the singer and lyricist of B’z, will be releasing a new solo single entitled “Hane” (羽, lit. “Feather” ) on January 13th. Just prior, the song will premiere as the opening to the Detective Conan anime series on January 9th. This is Koshi’s second solo contribution to the series, after “Overture” was used as an ending theme in 2002.

Overall, Koshi is one of the most prolific Conan artists, with songs by B’z also having been featured in movies 3, 6, 10, and 15. An additional four themes were provided as openings to the series with another serving as an ending.

Latest Updates

The long break is over.
After a long hiatus of the Detective Conan manga, a new chapter was published in the the latest Shonen Sunday issue (#34). Furthermore, this announcement was written on the cover of the magazine:

Conan is back – complete comeback of the weekly serialization.

As such, the irregular publication schedule that started back at March due to Gosho Aoyama’s hospitalization, is now over.
Throughout June, Shonen Sunday reprinted chapters 570-573.

On the anime side of things, last Saturday CrunchyRoll began releasing its subtitled episodes 3 days earlier than before, thus the delay between the episode’s airing in Japan and its release on CrunchyRoll has been decreased to 7 days. Formerly, CrunchyRoll streamed a new Detective Conan episode 10 days after it aired in Japan.
On its availability notes, CrunchyRoll says:

Case Closed episodes will now launch 3 days earlier, Saturdays at Noon PST.

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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

New 2 Hour Special’s Airdate Finally Revealed

Detective Conan Friday Roadshow Magazine ScanAnnounced almost a year ago back in January 2014, the two hour TV special The Disappearance of Edogawa Conan ~The Worst Two Days in History~, which intends to celebrate 20 years of the manga, has finally been given an airdate. It will be airing on Japanese television Friday, December 26th, at 9.00 pm.

In addition, it was also revealed that Teruyuki Kagawa and Ryouko Hirosue, two noteworthy Japanese actors, will be lending their voices to characters of this special. Kagawa will be voicing a hitman and Hirosue the manager of a magazine.

Thanks to Tuntun for the information.

Magic Kaito 1412 Episodes 7 through 10 Confirmed; “Phantom Lady” to Be Adapted for the First Time

As a follow-up to the recent confirmation of the first six episodes of Magic Kaito 1412, episodes seven through ten have also been confirmed:

Nov 15—Ep 7 / Based on Chapter 4
“Kuroba Kaito’s Busy Holiday”

Nov 22—Ep 8 / Based on Chapter 10
“The Adult’s Charm”

Nov 29—Ep 9 / Based on Chapters 29-30
“Phantom Lady”

Dec 6—Ep 10 / Based on Chapters 29-30*

This batch will include the first ever adaptation of the “Phantom Lady” two-parter from the Magic Kaito manga. Additionally, episode ten’s title of “Ryoma” suggests it will incorporate elements from the Conan and Kid showdown from the main Detective Conan series. Whether or not it will be a retelling from Kid’s point of view is not yet confirmed.

Special thanks to Conan#1

Ending 49 to Debut in January

ValsheAfter a new opening from Mai Kuraki which began airing last week, a new ending for the Detective Conan anime has just been  announced.  Entitled “君への嘘 (Kimi e no Uso)” or “Lie to You”,  it will be sung by VALSHE who had made her debut in the anime with the recent 37th opening “Butterfly Core”.

The song will be released in Japan on the February 4th, 2015 with its first broadcast date yet to be revealed.

Source:  Valshe’s Official Website