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19th Detective Conan Film's Teaser Previews Kaito Kid

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Kaito Kid steals Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" film to open on April 18

Film distributor TOHO began streaming a teaser for the 19th Detective Conan film, Detective Conan: Gōka no Himawari (Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno, on Friday. The film featuring Kaito Kid will open in Japan on April 18.

Auctioneer: Sorry to keep you waiting, folks! The showpiece of today's auction is Van Gogh's "Sunflowers!"
Kaito Kid: I've taken this piece, just as I wrote in my notice. I won't let anyone get in my way. Tonight, I will take back the past that God abandoned.
Text: The suspect is
Kaito Kid: Ladies and gentlemen.
Text: Kaito Kid
Conan: Why are you–?!
Kaito Kid: It's showtime!
Conan: Detective Conan The Movie
Conan & Kaito Kid: The Hellfire Sunflowers

Kobun Shizuno will return to direct the film and Takeharu Sakurai will write the script. Katsuo Ono will again to compose the music. Minami Takayama will reprise her role as Conan Edogawa with Wakana Yamazaki as Ran Mōri, Rikiya Koyama as Kogorō Mōri, and Kappei Yamaguchi as Kaito Kuroba/Kaitō Kid.

The films story involves Conan as he tries to track down Kaito Kid, who is supposedly steals a replica of Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" during an auction. (A real version of the painting depicted was owned by a Japanese collector, until it was destroyed during World War II. A version of the painting depicted in the movie was recently recreated.) The tagline on the announcement image for the film, which was drawn by original manga creator Gōshō Aoyama, reads "You will solve this? This art..."

The 18th Detective Conan film opened in April of this year, and the 20th anniversary special will premiere on December 26. A new anime series based on Gōshō Aoyama's Magic Kaito manga began airing in October.

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