Conan O'Brien Heads to Japan to Claim His Detective Conan Royalties
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Late night talk show host Conan O'Brien is continuing his crusade to get his 3 trillion yen (US$27 billion) in royalties from Detective Conan creator Gosho Aoyama by heading to straight to Japan. O'Brien announced his plans to head to Hokuei in Tottori Prefecture, the birthplace of Aoyama and colloquially known as "Conan Town," on this week's episode of Conan.
In the above clip, Hokuei mayor Akio Matsumoto responds to to the 3 trillion yen sum and demands to change parts of Conan Town to be more O'Brien-friendly. Matsumoto says he'll fulfill the requests so long as O'Brien puts him on Mount Rushmore, gives him his own walk of fame, and brings 15,000 hamburgers with him. Conan plays along with his own goofs and then calls Matusmoto on his bluff. Next week, Conan will show O'Briens trip to Hokuei to claim his money.
The fictional feud began last week when O'Brien discovered that he is not the most popular "Conan" in the world; that place is held by Detective Conan in Japan. O'Brien drew comparisons between himself and the tiny sleuth, jokingly stating that he must be the original inspiration for the character and thus owed the outrageous sum of 3 trillion yen.
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