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21st Detective Conan Film Features Heiji Hattori, Kazuha Toyama

posted on by Karen Ressler
Film's title, April 15 debut revealed

The first 2017 issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine will announce on Wednesday that the 21st Detective Conan anime film is titled Meitantei Conan Kara Kurenai no Love Letter (Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter) and is slated to open in Japanese theaters on April 15, 2017. The magazine will also unveil the staff, cast, and a teaser poster illustrated by original creator Gōshō Aoyama.

Kobun Shizuno, the director of the last six Detective Conan films, will return to direct the film at TMS and V1 Studio. Takeharu Sakurai is also returning from earlier films to write the script based on Aoyama's story, and franchise composer Katsuo Ono is again providing the music.

The film will be a love story set in Osaka, and it will feature Heiji Hattori and Kazuha Toyama. The visual shows Momiji Ōoka, a new character who refers to Heiji as her future husband and is a rival for Kazuha. She appears in the manga for the first time in the 91st compiled volume, which will ship on December 16 in Japan.

The following cast members from the television anime are confirmed for the film: Minami Takayama as Conan Edogawa, Wakana Yamazaki as Ran Mōri, Rikiya Koyama as Kogorō Mōri, Ryō Horikawa as Heiji Hattori, and Yūko Miyamura as Kazuha Toyama.

The 20th film, Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (pictured above right), opened in Japan on April 16, and set a record high for the film franchise at the box office. The Meitantei Conan Episode "One" Chiisakunatta Meitantei (Detective Conan Episode "One": The Great Detective Who Shrank) special, which will recreate the first episode, will air on December 9.

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