The Gosho Aoyama created manga series Detective Conan has reached 270 million copies in circulation. The manga has 102 volumes published wherein the 102nd volume was published on September 15, 2022.
The manga consists of over 1000 manga chapters.
A 26th movie is also announced for the series named Detective Conan: Kurogane no Uogekage (Submarine) which will release on April 14.
The movie has casted Kazuki Sawamura as a guest voice actor in the movie.
The movie is set in the waters around Hachijojima island, Tokyo. The plot of the movie is as follows:
“Engineers from around the world gather for the full-scale operation of “Pacific Buoy,” an offshore facility to connect security cameras owned by police forces around the world. There, a test of a certain “new technology” based on a face recognition system is underway.
Meanwhile, Conan and the Detective Boys visit Hachijojima Island at Sonoko’s invitation and receive a phone call from Subaru Okiya saying that a Europol employee was murdered in Germany by a black-robed organization called Jin.
Conan, who is disturbed, sneaks into the facility and finds that a female engineer also has been kidnapped by a black-ops organization. In addition, a USB drive containing certain information in her possession ends up in the hands of the organization. Then, a black shadow creeps up on Ai Haibara as well.“
Sawamura will portray the character of Yosuke Makino, the director of Interpol’s offshore facility.
Sawamura has 26 years of artistic experience however it has been 13 years since his previous work in the 2010 video game Ryu ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu wo Tsugumono.
After receiving the offer, Sawamura says, “I was under a lot of pressure. I have been nervous since New Year’s but I enjoy being part of Conan’s world. In addition to the action and thrill of the movie, it is filled with excitement in many different ways.”
A photo of Sawamura along with Conan at a bar counter with an original bottle in the ship was also shown:
The latest Detective Conan: Halloween Bride movie has earned more than 9.7 billion yen with 6.99 million tickets sold.
The Detective Conan Halloween Bride is the 25th movie of the entire franchise.
Twenty-five 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.
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