Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno Film Opens in Indonesia on August 5
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Indonesian cinema chain Blitzmegaplex announced on its Facebook page on July 29 that it will open the 19th Detective Conan film, Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno, in Indonesia on Wednesday. Cinema chain Platinum Cineplex also announced on July 31 that it will open the film in the country.
Jive Entertainment will distribute the film locally. The film was registered in Indonesia's Film Censorship Board on July 6, but at the time, the announcement did not specify whether the film will be released on home video, broadcast on television, or released in theaters.
Singaporean cinema chain Golden Village began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for the film on July 1:
The film's story centers on Conan as he tries to track down Kaito Kid, who 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.)
Kobun Shizuno returned to direct the film, and Takeharu Sakurai wrote the script. Katsuo Ono again composed the music. Minami Takayama reprised 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 rock band Porno Graffitti contributed their song "Oh! Rival" as the theme song to the movie. 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. Film distributor TOHO previously streamed a trailer for the film in March that features the song.
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 premiered last October.