Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare Manga Ends, Crimson Love Letter Manga Starts
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The February issue of Shogakukan's Shōnen Sunday S magazine concluded Yutaka Abe and Jirō Maruden's manga adaptation of the Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare anime film on December 25. The same issue revealed that Abe and Maruden are launching a new manga adaptation of Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter, the series' 21st anime film, in the next issue on January 25.
Kobun Shizuno directed both original films, and Takahiro Okura wrote the screenplay for Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter.
Abe and Maruden launched the manga adaptation of Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare in Shōnen Sunday S on May 25, after concluding their adaptation of the Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital film on April 27. Both manga, as well as their upcoming series, are based on films that are themselves based on Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan (Case Closed) manga.
The original Detective Conan manga has been running since 1996 and has spawned an ongoing anime series. The 21st film in the series, Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter, opened in April, earning the highest opening weekend record for the franchise. The 22nd film in the series, Meitantei Conan Zero no Shikkōnin (Detective Conan: Zero Executioner), will premiere in Japanese theaters on April 13. Aoyama's various manga series have a combined 200 million copies in print worldwide.