The official website of Detective Conan movie announced on Dec 6, 2023, that the franchise is getting a new compilation film titled “Detective Conan vs. Kaito Kid” ahead of the release of its upcoming 27th feature film, Detective Conan: The Million-Dollar Signpost.
Detective Conan vs. Kaito Kid is set to release on Jan 5, 2024.
Accompanying the announcement is a promo video and teaser visual. The PV previews the film’s theme song, “Daitan,” performed by WANDS.
Detective Conan vs. Kaito Kid compiles episodes from the TV series, including the origins of Kaito Kid, and the first encounter between Conan and Kid.
According to the website, the compilation film is a must watch to learn about the “beginning of the two,” Conan and Kid, and to enhance the enjoyment of the upcoming movie Detective Conan: The Million-Dollar Signpost.
Detective Conan: The Million-Dollar Signpost is scheduled to release in Japanese theatres on April 12, 2024.
The 26th feature film, Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine released on April 14, 2023, and set a new record to become the first film of the franchise to earn 10,304,483,700 Billion Yen at the box office.
Twenty-six feature films based on the Case Closed series have been released. They are animated by TMS Entertainment and produced by Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Nippon Television, ShoPro, and Toho. The first seven were directed by Kenji Kodama, films 8–14 were directed by Yasuichiro Yamamoto, films 15-21 were directed by Kobun Shizuno, film 22 was directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa, films 23 and 24 were directed by Chika Nagaoka, and film 25 was directed by Susumu Mitsunaka.
Detective Conan, is a Japanese detective manga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama. It has been serialized in Shogakukan’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shonen Sunday since January 1994, with its chapters collected in 102 tankōbon volumes as of September 2022.
Due to legal problems with the name Detective Conan, the English language releases from Funimation and Viz were renamed to Case Closed.
The anime version of Case Closed is produced by Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation and TMS Entertainment. Over 1000 episodes have aired in Japan since the anime’s premiere on January 8, 1996, making it the fifteenth longest anime series to date.
Source: Official Website