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Detective Conan Gets Anime Special Set in the Past

posted on by Egan Loo
"The Disappearance of Conan Edogawa" celebrates manga's 20th anniversary

2014's sixth issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on January 8 that a new Detective Conan anime special project is launching. The "astonishing collaboration" is tentatively titled "Edogawa Conan Shissō Jiken ~Shijō Saiaku no Ichinishi" (The Disappearance of Conan Edogawa: The Worst Day in History), and it will recount a previously untold story from Conan's past.

The anime special will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Gosho Aoyama's original manga. Viz Media has been publishing the manga in North America under the name Case Closed, and Funimation released part of the television anime series and some of the anime films.

Lupin III vs. Detective Conan The Movie opened this month and earned 649,835,000 yen (about US$6,288,900) in its first two days to top the Japanese box office. The film has earned a total of 1,445,987,935 yen (US$13,897,390) as of December 15. Detective Conan: Ijigen no Sniper (Detective Conan: Sniper From Another Dimension), the 18th Detective Conan film, will open in Japan on April 19, 2014.

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