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Porno Graffitti to Perform 2015 Detective Conan Film's Song

posted on 2015-03-03 01:50 EST
"Oh! Rival" signifies Detective Conan & phantom thief Kaitō Kid in April 18 film

The rock band Porno Graffitti is contributing their song "Oh! Rival" as the theme song of Meitantei Conan: Gōka no Himawari (Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno), the 19th Detective Conan film which opens on April 18. The band created the new song specifically for the film. The "rival" in the title is in the French or Spanish pronunciation of the term, and it signifies the contentious relationship between the titular detective lead Conan Edogawa and the phantom thief Kaitō Kid.

The limited first pressing of the song's April 15 CD single release will bundle a sticker featuring Conan, Kid, and the members of Porno Graffitti. The full trailer for the film debuted in January:

Auctioneer: Sorry to keep you waiting so long, 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. Will you figure it out?
Text: The suspect is
Kaito Kid: This art....
Text: Kaito Kid
Conan: Why are you doing this?!
Kaito Kid: It's showtime!
Conan: Detective Conan The Movie
Conan & Kaito Kid: The Hellfire Sunflowers

Kobun Shizuno is returning to direct the film, and Takeharu Sakurai is writing the script. Katsuo Ono is again to composing the music. Minami Takayama is reprising 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 centers on Conan as he tries to track down Kaito Kid, who is supposedly steals a replica of one of Van Gogh's Sunflowers paintings 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 Gosho Aoyama, reads "You will solve this? This art..."

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

Source: Comic Natalie

Update: Official English translation of title added. Thanks, Skye.


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