Detective Conan's Kaito Kid Hijacks au Commercial
posted on by Kim Morrissy
Detective Conan's famous phantom thief Kaito Kid sent a calling card to Japanese mobile phone company au, which appears in the company's latest ad for a student discount phone plan. His message was: "I will take this ad." The ad aired on February 23 during the episode of Detective Conan.
The ad indicates that au will be collaborating with the upcoming Meitantei Conan: Konjō no Fist (Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire) film that will open in Japan on April 12.
Kaito Kid also temporarily hijacked au's social media accounts to announce that he sent a "puzzle" to au's website on March 2. Those who solved Kaito Kid's puzzle within two hours were entered a draw to win a ticket to an advance screening of the film. This announcement coincided with the launch of au and Detective Conan's collaboration website.
The collaboration website indicates that there will be at least two other commercials that will feature Kaito Kid. The site also features a countdown to Kaito Kid's promised appearance. What further mysteries will unfold? We can only wait to find out.