Temporary Case Closed Shop to Open in Tokyo

posted on by Eric Stimson
Get character goods like bags, badges and chocolates

Anime News Network's merchandise coverage sponsored by Tokyo Otaku Mode.

To capitalize on the long-running anime Case Closed's popularity in Japan, a temporary store called Detective Conan Plaza opens in different locations around the country. With the premiere of the latest Case Closed movie, Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter, on April 15, a new Detective Conan Plaza has opened in Tokyo Dome City, a multi-purpose entertainment complex near Suidōbashi, Tokyo. The store offers Case Closed-related goods, of course, but visitors also have a chance to win several prizes and play games.

Customers who spend over 5,000 yen ($46) will receive a non-woven bag; they can choose between Conan, Phantom Thief (Kaitou) Kid, Shuuichi Akai, Tohru Amuro, Jimmy (Shin'ichi) with Rachel (Ran), and Harley (Heiji) with Kirsten (Kazuha).

Customers who spend over 20,000 yen ($18) will be able to get one of three different A-5 sized clear files. The designs switch on May 4 and June 1 (they are differentiated by colored borders below). Only 100 are available per day.

The store offers a deduction game, A Murder Has Occurred! Mystery Challenge!!, to puzzle its visitors. Crack the case and you get one of 11 different character badges. Each play costs 432 yen ($3.94).

Detective Conan Plaza also offers various goods before they can be obtained elsewhere, like these collectible badges showcasing scenes from the film (324 yen/$2.96 each)...

... chocolate squares also featuring scenes from the film (2,398 yen/$21.88 for a set of 30)...

... and a tin of cookies featuring Conan's various gadgets (1,188 yen/$10.84).

The Tokyo Dome City Detective Conan Plaza will remain open until June 30. The miniature detective also made an appearance in 2015-6 at a real escape game, which, appropriately enough, challenge players' deduction and investigative skills.

Sources: Anime! Anime!: Katsunori Takahashi and PR Times

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