22nd Detective Conan Film Opens in Vietnam on August 17
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Vietnamese cinema chain Lotte Cinema began streaming a Vietnamese-subtitled trailer for Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Meitantei Conan Zero no Shikkōnin), the 22nd film in the Detective Conan series, on Friday. The video reveals that the film will open in Vietnam on August 17.
The film opened in Japan on April 13. As of July 22, the film has earned 8,632,311,900 yen (about US$77.6 million) and has sold 5,526,858 tickets, and is now the highest-grossing film in the franchise. The film has also topped the Japanese box office for seven consecutive weekends since it opened in Japan, only dropping to #3 in its eighth weekend.
The film sold 1,289,000 tickets in its first three days to earn 1.67 billion yen (about US$15.6 million). The film's opening Saturday and Sunday sales represented 100.7% of the total that last year's Meitantei Conan Kara Kurenai no Love Letter film earned in its first Saturday and Sunday.
Yuzuru Tachikawa (Mob Psycho 100, Death Parade) directed the film. The film is a sequel of the series' 20th film, Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare, and centers on Tōru "Zero" Amuro. Police chief Hyōe Kuroda, who is rumored to be Rum in the Black Organization, also made his first appearance in a film for the franchise.
Aya Ueto played the character Kyōko Tachibana, a lawyer representing Ran's father Kogorō Mori. Daikichi Hakata played Fumikazu Haba, a deceased judicial intern and former colleague of Tachibana. Tachibana once worked with him at the same law firm.
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.
Source: Lotte Cinema's YouTube channel