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Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryōko Hirosue Join Detective Conan's 20th Anniversary Special

posted on 2014-11-11 02:30 EST
20th anniversary special will premiere on December 26

This year's 50th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on Wednesday that actor Teruyuki Kagawa (20th Century Boys, Kaiji, Ashita no Joe) and actress Ryōko Hirosue (Wasabi, Departures) will join the cast for the two-hour 20th anniversary anime special Meitantei Conan: Edogawa Conan Shissō Jiken ~Chijō Saiaku no Futsukakan~ (Detective Conan: The Disappearance of Conan Edogawa: The Worst Two Days in History). Kagawa will play Kondo, a hit man, and Hirosue will play a magazine editor-in-chief named Kanae.

Text: "This is how you write mysteries!" ...Is what I felt I learned once again! —Creator Gosho Aoyama
Text: I hope that my love toward Conan reaches everyone watching. —Scriptwriter Kenji Uchida
Text: 20th Anniversary of Conan's Serialization
Man: Conan Edogawa, I will steal everything of yours.
Conan: ...!? Oh no!!
Text: Detective Conan: The Disappearance of Conan Edogawa: The Worst Two Days in History
Ran: Conan! Let's go to the bath house together!
Conan: The person we encountered at the bath house we went to was a legendary hitman.
Text: Legendary Hitman Conan: Hey, what'd you hide away?
Conan: There is an unbelievable plot being concealed.
Conan: A powerful tag team with members from different dimensions is born!
Text: Original Work - Gosho Aoyama, Scripts - Kenji Uchida. A tag team with members from different dimensions is born!
Conan: Detective Conan and Kagi Dorobō no Method have a miraculous collaboration! A wonderful cast members continue to join the fray!
Ran: Conan is-
Ai: Missing!?
Agasa: Where did he go!?
Conan: The worst day in Conan's history is beginning!
Mōri: It's finally my turn!
Ai: This is bad! Conan!
Text: Conan has amnesia!?
Conan: An anime special celebrating 20 years of Detective Conan's manga serialization! Detective Conan: The Disappearance of Conan Edogawa: The Worst Two Days in History
Conan: ...Who am I...?

Kenji Uchida, the director of the critically acclaimed comedy film Kagi Dorobō no Method (Key of Life) and a Detective Conan fan, wrote the special's story about Conan losing his memories. Yasuichiro Yamamoto, the chief director of the Detective Conan television anime and the director of several previous movies and videos in the franchise, is helming this new special. Mai Kuraki will perform the theme for the special.

The special will air on December 26 during YTV and NTV's Friday Road Show! slot.


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