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Milky Holmes Film's 1st Trailer Reveals February 27 Release Date

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New key visual also revealed for 1st film in anime franchise

The official website for the Gekijōban Tantei Opera Milky Holmes: Gyakushū no Milky Holmes (Detective Opera Milky Holmes the Movie: Milky Holmes' Counterattack) film began streaming the film's first trailer on Thursday. The video features the film's theme song "Gekijō! Milky Daisakusen" (Passion! Major Milky Operation) by the title group.

The film will open in 10 theaters in Japan on February 27. The official website also revealed a new key visual for the film on Thursday.

The film's story will feature a three-way battle between The Gentlemen Thief Empire, the Genius 4, and the Milky Holmes groups. Just as the Milky Holmes group is settling down to relax at a hot spring after their study tour, an alarm goes off, because The Gentlemen Thief Empire intend to steal a treasure. The two groups start to battle for who gets to use the "Toys," when suddenly the Genius 4 rush to the scene.

The film's staff and cast are returning from the previous anime series. Takaaki Kidani is credited for the original concept and as the chief production supervisor at Bushiroad and Chronogear Creative, while Makoto Moriwaki is credited as chief director. Hiroaki Sakurai is directing the film at J.C. Staff. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu is writing the script, and Seiya Numata is adapting Natsuki Tanihara and Yume Usahara's original character designs. Elements Garden is composing the music.

The film will star:

Suzuko Mimori as Sherlock Shellingford
Sora Tokui as Nero Yuzurisaki
Mikoi Sasaki as Hercule Barton
Izumi Kitta as Cordelia Glauca
Satomi Akesaka as Arsène/Henriette Mystère
Daisuke Kishio as Twenty/Kai Nijūri
Takuma Terashima as Stone River/Sōseki Ishinagare
Hiro Shimono as Rat/Jiro Nezu
Yoshino Nanjō as Kokoro Akechi
Ryoko Shintani as Hirano Hasegawa
Yukari Tamura as Saku Tooyama
Miyuki Sawashiro as Tsugiko Zenigata

Tickets for the film went on sale on September 19, and cost 1,500 yen (about US$12). Those who pre-order tickets will receive a clear file.

A second round of special pre-sale tickets will cost 3,500 yen (US$28), and will include a specially made towel.

The franchise has inspired four television anime series and three anime specials.

[Via MoCa News]

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