22nd Detective Conan Film Reveals Title, Visual, April 13 Debut
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The official website for the Detective Conan anime films updated on Wednesday to reveal the 22nd film's title as Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkōnin (Detective Conan: Zero's Executioner). The website also revealed a key visual and April 13 release date for the film.
The tagline on the visual reads, "So that's your truth..."
Yuzuru Tachikawa (Mob Psycho 100, Death Parade) is directing the film. The film will be a sequel of the series' 20th film, Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare, and center on Tōru "Zero" Amuro. Police chief Hyōe Kuroda, who is rumored to be Rum in the Black Organization, will also make his first appearance in a film for the franchise.
In the film's story, there is a sudden explosion at Tokyo Summit's giant Edge of Ocean facility. The shadow of Tōru Amuro, who works for the National Police Agency Security Bureau as Zero, appears at the site. In addition, the "triple-face" character is known as Rei Furuya as a detective and Kogorō Mōri's apprentice, and he is also known as Bourbon as a Black Organization member. Kogorō is arrested as a suspect in the case of the explosion. Conan conducts an investigation to prove Kogorō's innocence, but Amuro gets in his way.
The manga series centers on Conan Edogawa, the alias of detective Shinichi Kudo, whose body shrunk after being poisoned at the beginning of the story. Together with detective Kogorō Mōri and his daughter Ran, Conan helps the police solve difficult mysteries.
Detective Conan has been running since 1994, and in August it became the first Weekly Shonen Sunday series to publish its 1,000th chapter. The manga has spawned an ongoing anime series, and a yearly anime film series. The 21st film in the series, Meitantei Conan Kara Kurenai no Love Letter (Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter; seen right), opened on April 15, and earned the highest opening weekend record for the franchise. Aoyama's various manga series have a combined 200 million copies in print worldwide.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web