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23rd Detective Conan Film Streams 2 Ads Narrated by Yuuki Kaji

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Kaji plays Rishi in film opening on Friday

TOHO began streaming two commercials for Meitantei Conan: Konjō no Fist (Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire), the 23rd anime Detective Conan film, on Friday. Yuuki Kaji narrates the commercials, and he also plays Rishi in the upcoming film.

The first video is the "Mystery" commercial.

The second video is the "Battle" commercial.

The film will open on April 12.

Tomoka Nagaoka (assistant director on Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter) is directing the film. Takahiro Ōkura (Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter) is penning the script. Katsuo Ono returns to compose the music. Hiroomi Tosaka, the vocalist for Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe, is performing the film's theme song "Blue Sapphire."

Franchise regulars Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki, and Rikiya Koyama return as Conan Edogawa, Ran Mouri, and Kogoro Mouri. Kappei Yamaguchi reprises his role as Kaitō Kid. Guest cast members include Ikusaburo Yamazaki as Leon Lo and Mayuko Kiwakita as Rachel Cheong.

The film will be set in Singapore, and will be the first Detective Conan film set outside of Japan. Singapore's famous Marina Bay Sands, will be the site of a murder case in the film. The plot will involve a large gem known as the "Blue Sapphire," which sank to the bottom of the ocean at the end of the 19th century.

The film will center on Kaitō Kid, Makoto Kyōgoku, and Conan Edogawa. It marks a return of the Kaitō Kid character to the Detective Conan films since his last appearance in Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno, the franchise's 19th film, in 2015. It is also the first appearance of the character Makoto Kyōgoku in the franchise films. In the film, Makoto, an undefeated karate master with 400 wins, confronts Kid as Kid tries to steal the Blue Sapphire. Meanwhile, Kaitō Kid brings Conan to Singapore against his will.

Sources: TOHO Movie YouTube channel (link 2) via Nijimen


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