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Detective Conan Singer Mai Kuraki to Guest Star in January School Trip Special

posted on by Karen Ressler
Kuraki to also perform new song for Detective Conan special

Singer Mai Kuraki will make her voice acting debut playing herself in the Detective Conan (Case Closed) anime's "Kurenai no Shūgaku Ryokō-hen" (Crimson School Trip) specials. She is also writing and performing the theme song "Kimi to Koi no Mama de Owarenai Itsumo Yume no Mama Jairarenai."

As of last year, Kuraki had performed 21 theme songs for the long-running Detective Conan anime series, setting a Guinness World Record for singing the most theme songs for a single animation series. Kuraki first performed the ninth ending theme song "Secret of my heart" in 2000.

The two one-hour specials will air on January 5 and 12. They will adapt the original manga's chapters 1,000 through 1,005, which center on a school trip to Kyoto with Ran and Shinichi, who has temporarily returned to his true form. While there, they get involved in an incident. The story also features appearances by the characters Heiji Hattori, Kazuha Toyama, Momiji Ōoka, so-shi Okita, and Fumimaro Ayanokoji.

The arc ran in the manga to celebrate the manga's 1,000th chapter, the first manga series in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine to reach the milestone. The 1,000th chapter ran in August last year.

Detective Conan has been running since 1994 and has spawned an ongoing anime series, and a yearly anime film series. Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkōnin), the 22nd film in the series, opened on April 13, and earned the highest opening weekend record for the franchise, and is now also the highest-earning film in the franchise. The 23rd film, Meitantei Conan: Konjō no Fist, will open on April 12.

Source: Anime! Anime!

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