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Opening 39 to Begin Early with Episode 757

Detective Conan Episode 757 Thumbnail NTVAccording to a program listing on NTV’s website, the episode airing November 1st will come with the premiere of the series’ thirty-ninth opening: “Dynamite” by Mai Kuraki. It was previously announced that the song would be the theme song to the upcoming two-hour special The Disappearance of Edogawa Conan ~The Two Worst Days in History~ when it premieres in December. This marks a notably short run for the current opening– “Greed” by newcomers KNOCK OUT MONKEY–which will be replaced after appearing in only twelve episodes.

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Detective Conan Episode 754 Now Streaming on Crunchyroll; Full Simulcast Details Revealed

Detective Conan 754After a long wait, Detective Conan is finally making its simulcast debut! Episode 754—”The Tragedy of the Red Woman (Steam)”—is now available for viewing on Crunchyroll’s website, complete with English subtitles. To watch the episode, click here.

New episodes will be added every Tuesday at 3:00 PM EDT. Detective Conan episodes on the website are available in SD, 480p, 720p, and even 1080p (with HD options reserved for subscribers).  You may begin a free 14 day trial of their premium subscription service here, which costs $6.95 a month and includes HD and subtitled access to all of their anime offerings without any advertisements.

Given the great deal of speculation surrounding this point since the original announcement, we are pleased to confirm that the Crunchyroll subtitles do retain the original Japanese names, the Japanese episode order, and Japanese honorifics.

This is the first time in years that there has been an officially-subtitled Detective Conan episode, so should you wish to see the series become a success and continue indefinitely, please show your full support. Tell your friends that may be interested and consider adding a review for the series on Crunchyroll’s website.

Latest Detective Conan Episodes to be Simulcast Subtitled on Crunchyroll! [UPDATE]

Crunchy Roll Case ClosedAt long last, it has been announced that all new episodes of Detective Conan will be simultaneously streamed around the time of their Japanese airing on Crunchyroll. The episodes will be available to viewers in the United States and Canada, subtitled in English.

Their press release is reproduced below:

One of the announcements from Crunchyroll’s NYCC panel this morning was the addition of Case Closed, AKA Great Detective Conan. More information is coming, but for now you can get ready to add more whoddunnits to your weeks in the future with simulcast episodes of the long-running mystery anime.

Case Closed will be available in the United States and Canada.

Based on the Weekly Shonen Sunday manga by Gosho Aoyama—which has been serialized since 1994, racking up 85 volumes and counting along the way—the Case Closed anime series has quite the history behind it. It’s been running since 1996, and soon you’ll be able to catch the latest episodes on Crunchyroll.

UPDATE: A further post on the Crunchyroll website has clarified that they will only be streaming the latest simulcast episodes at this time, meaning back catalogue episodes are not currently included. It is currently unknown which episode count will be used (as the original Case Closed localization split specials into multiple half-hour parts and counted each as a separate episode), though it would stand to reason the Japanese episode numbers are most likely. It is likewise unconfirmed whether Crunchyroll will utilize the Case Closed dub names or not, but precedent suggests the Japanese names will remain intact.

As stated in the update, however, the exact start date has not yet been revealed:

And now for a title that many of you have been asking for, Case Closed, known in Japan as Detective Conan, will finally be making its simulcast debut here on Crunchyroll for members in the USA and Canada! Details on air times will be announced later, and we will be only streaming the simulcast episodes at this time.

First Six Magic Kaito Episodes Confirmed: “Hustler vs. Magician” & “Black Star” Included

Magic Kaito 1-6 Episode ScheduleHot on its premiere one week ago, we now have confirmation of what to expect in the the first six episodes of the new Magic Kaito 1412 anime series:

Oct 4—Ep 1 / Based on Chapter 1
“The Revived Phantom Thief Kid”

Oct 11—Ep 2 / Based on Chapter 19
“Blue Birthday”

Oct 19—Ep 3 / Based on Chapter 13
“Hustler vs. Magician”

Oct 26—Ep 4 / Based on Chapter 15
“A Great Detective in Broad Daylight”

Nov 1—Ep 5  / Based on Chapter 6
“The Scarlet Temptress”

Nov 8—Ep 6 / Based on Chapters 23-24
“Black Star”

While almost all have been touched upon in the former Magic Kaito/Kid the Phantom Thief series, the third episode, “Hustler vs. Magician”, scheduled for October 19th will be seeing an adaptation for the first time.

The episode airing on November 8th entitled “Black Star” will be an adaptation of later chapters that were previously adapted as the first part of Detective Conan episode 219, a two hour special by the title “Gathering of the Great Detectives”.

Source: Baidu

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Movie 18 Rental DVD Out Thursday, Retail DVD & Blu-ray Available November 26th & More News

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The eighteenth Detective Conan movie, Dimensional Sniper, that opened in Japanese theaters back in April and in other territories in the months since will be available at retail outlets on both DVD & Blu-ray beginning November 26th in Japan. However, the customary early rental period for the DVD version will begin this Thursday, October 2nd.

In accordance with past years, the retail version will be available in both standard and limited edition forms on both DVD & Blu-ray. The limited editions contain similar extras to past releases, including a special sleeve case and second bonus disc with unannounced extras. All four include a postcard featuring art from the movie drawn by Gosho Aoyama.

Magic Kaito Blu-ray Normal Edition CoverAccording to the same listing on Tsutaya, the first two of four tentatively-titled “Treasured Selections” will be issued on Blu-ray beginning December 26th and followed by two more on January 23rd. No further details are currently available as to what this entails, but early indications are they will feature select episodes from the TV series making their Blu-ray debut.

Lastly, the previously reported Blu-ray version of the earlier Magic Kaito anime series will be issued in a standard Blu-ray edition beginning October 17th. Unlike the previous pressing that was limited to 1412 copies and contained numerous extras, this set will contain only the episodes and will be priced at 11,412 yen.

Source: Tsutaya & Being GIZA

Thanks to bluesun for his contributions to this article

The Disappearance of Edogawa Conan TV Special in December, Mai Kuraki Providing Theme

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”.

Source: Baidu, AnimeNewsNetwork & Mai Kuraki Official Website

Magic Kaito 1412 Trailer, Details, and Themes Revealed

The premiere of Kaitou Kid’s all new anime series Magic Kaito 1412 is right around the corner, with the first episode hitting the airwaves on October 4th. The series will run concurrently with Conan for a total of 24 episodes.

Thus far, very little information has been released indicating what the series will cover. Whether we will see adaptations, re-adaptations of the old Kid manga cases, or anime originals is thus far unconfirmed although an adaptation of 2011’s two-part manga flashback story introducing the “Phantom Lady” seems primed for inclusion. It was also previously revealed that certain events from Kid’s appearances in Conan will be shown from his perspective as well this time around.

It was recently announced that the opening theme for the series is to be “Kimi no Matsu Sekai” by debut girl group LAGOON. Another new group, REVALCY, will be providing the ending theme, titled “WHITE of CRIME”. Both songs will be released as singles on November 26th. Unlike with Conan in which most artists until recently have been signed to Being GIZA, both of the aforementioned acts are represented by Sony Music Japan.

Lastly, broadcaster YTV’s official English portal now includes the following synopsis for potential international distribution partners:

Kaito Kuroba is a seventeen-year-old high school student who is an adept magician due to the influence of his father, Toichi Kuroba who died mysteriously. Eight years after his father’s death, Kaito discovers a secret room in his home that was set up by his father to reveal itself on that very day. Finding Kid the Phantom Thief’s gadgets and costume in the room, Kaito dons the disguise and decides to confront Kid who has recently resurfaced after his eight years of absence. Kaito discovers Kid to be Konosuke Jii, his father’s butler, who ascertains Toichi was the first Kid the Phantom Thief. Jii reveals he took on the role as Kid to lure out Toichi’s murderer. Upon learning that his father was murdered, Kaito continues the role of Kid the Phantom Thief as he searches for his father’s killer.

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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
  • 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