Wish Your Loved Ones 'Happy New Year' with Detective Conan
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The Detective Conan franchise is having a hell of a year. There's a new movie in production, he's the star of several upcoming Universal Studios Japan attractions, and he's traveling through time. It's no wonder creator Gosho Aoyama gets practically no sleep.
Fans have a lot to look forward to and they can share that enthusiasm with six newly released Detective Conan New Year's cards. The website Net Nengajo (lit. Net New Year's Postcards) has six designs featuring pint-sized Conan and characters from the new film Detective Conan: Zero's Executioner. One version is customizable so senders can add their own photo in a frame flanked by Conan and "triple-face" character Tōru Amano/Rei Furuya/Bourbon.
The film opens in Japan on April 13.
In the film's story, there is a sudden explosion at Tokyo Summit's giant Edge of Ocean facility. The shadow of Tōru Amuro, who works for the National Police Agency Security Bureau as Zero, appears at the site. In addition, the "triple-face" character is known as Rei Furuya as a detective and Kogorō Mōri's apprentice, and he is also known as Bourbon as a Black Organization member. Kogorō is arrested as a suspect in the case of the explosion. Conan conducts an investigation to prove Kogorō's innocence, but Amuro gets in his way.
Detective Conan has been running since 1994, and in August it became the first Weekly Shonen Sunday series to publish its 1,000th chapter. The manga has spawned an ongoing anime series, and a yearly anime film series. The 21st film in the series, Meitantei Conan Kara Kurenai no Love Letter (Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter), opened on April 15, and earned the highest opening weekend record for the franchise. Aoyama's various manga series have a combined 200 million copies in print worldwide.
Source: Comic Natalie