2018 Detective Conan Film Is Franchise's 1st Work to Top Both Blu-ray, DVD Charts
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The deluxe edition Blu-ray Disc release of the Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkōnin), the 22nd film in the Detective Conan franchise, sold 51,950 copies and topped Oricon's weekly overall Blu-ray Disc rankings for the October 1 to 7 week. The release also topped the animation Blu-ray Disc rankings. The regular edition Blu-ray Disc release ranked #4 in the overall Blu-ray Disc rankings, and #2 in the animation Blu-ray Disc rankings with 6,780 copies sold.
The deluxe edition DVD release of the film sold 34,705 copies and similarly ranked #1 in both the overall and animation DVD rankings, with the regular edition DVD release ranking #3 overall, and #2 in the animation DVD rankings with 13,524 copies sold.
The film has surpassed the series record of the 2016 Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare film. That film's Limited Special First Pressing Blu-ray Disc release series sold 28,000 copies.
The film is now the first work in the franchise to top both the weekly Blu-ray and DVD rankings, and is also the first anime of the year to achieve the feat. The highest-ranking DVD release in the franchise was last year's Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter Limited Special First Pressing at #2, and the highest-ranking Blu-ray Disc release was 2016's Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare Limited Special First Pressing, also at #2.
Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer opened on April 13, and earned the highest opening weekend record for the franchise. It is now also the highest-earning film in the franchise. The film is also receiving 4D screenings for a three-week run beginning on October 19.
Yuzuru Tachikawa (Mob Psycho 100, Death Parade) directed the film. Masaharu Fukuyama performed the film's ending theme song "ZERO." 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.
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, appears for the first time in a film for the franchise.