Kou Shibasaki to Guest Star in This Year's Detective Conan/Case Closed Film

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Ōoku/Battle Royale actress to play mysterious SDF member in film opening April 20

Singer and actress Kou Shibasaki (Ōoku, Battle Royale, Dororo, Sekai no Chūshin de, Ai wo Sakebu) will guest star in the 17th Detective Conan (Case Closed) movie, Meitantei Conan: Zekkai no Private Eye (Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea). Shibasaki will co-star in the film as the mysterious Self-Defense Force member Nanami Fujii. Shibasaki said she is a fan of the series, and said she has been reading the manga for a long time.

The movie is set on a state-of-the art Aegis vessel with the full cooperation of Japan's Ministry of Defense and Maritime Self-Defense Force. The corpse of a Self-Defense Force member has been found — minus the left arm — and a spy has infiltrated the Aegis vessel. The heroine Ran is put in jeopardy, and Conan is forced to stand up against the dangerous Spy "X."

Kobun Shizuno is returning from the last few Detective Conan films to direct the latest one at TMS and V1 Studio. The television anime's cast members are reprising their respective roles.

Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea will open on April 20 in TOHO theaters throughout Japan.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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