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!


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.

“Greed” (Anime Opening 38) Music Video Out Now

The song “Greed” by upstart Japanese rock band KNOCK OUT MONKEY currently serves as the opening theme to the Detective Conan anime series. You can view the official music video here on the band’s official YouTube channel but be advised it is not safe for work due to suggestive imagery. The music video is full length, allowing you to hear the full song instead of the condensed opening version.

The single, the band’s third, will be released on August 20th for 1,000 yen (roughly $10 USD). You may pre-order the single here on CDJapan.

New Magic Kaito Anime Website Available


The official website for the new Magic Kaito anime has now opened on the YTV website. The site currently only mentions the series coming in October and includes a description of the Kid character. Much more information, including exactly what the series will be about, is expected in the next couple of months.

Special thanks to Skyechan for the tip!

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.

Case Closed Volume 51 Available Now, Volume 52 in October

caseclosedvolume51Case Closed continues to be published regularly in North America and related territories, where they have now surpassed fifty volumes. Volume 51 went on sale July 8th and is available both in paperback and digitally from various retailers. Those interested in the physical version may purchase it from several vendors, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Booksamillion, and RightStuf, while the digital version is available from the VIZ website, Amazon Kindle, Nook, and the iTunes Book Store.

You can also pre-order Case Closed Volume 52 now on participating retailers for an expected release date of October 14, 2014.

Rate the Detective Conan Openings (Final Week!)

Along with seeking community ratings for the Conan movies, we’re also covering other Conan topics, such as the many openings for the anime! As with that initiative, we are rating each opening with the 5 star system, with applicable scores as follows: ✩, ✩½, ✩✩, ✩✩½, ✩✩✩, ✩✩✩1/2, ✩✩✩✩, ✩✩✩✩½, and ✩✩✩✩✩.

Below is a brief compilation video, along with a text listing for your votes beneath it. Refresh yourself on all of the openings and leave your vote in the comments here by registering or leave your vote as a reply to this topic on the forums. Only ONE WEEK remains to get in your votes, don’t miss out!

Direct link to video on Dailymotion.com

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