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2020 Detective Conan Film Rescheduled for April 2021 After COVID-19 Delay

posted on by Egan Loo
Originally slated for April 17, 2020

Japanese film distributor Toho announced on Monday that it is rescheduling the release of the Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan (Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet) film to April 2021. The film was delayed from its original date of April 17, 2020 due to concerns about the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Detective Conan manga creator Gosho Aoyama personally wrote and illustrated a message for all fans who are looking forward to the film. In the message, the film's characters Conan, Shuichi Akai, and Masumi Sera apologize for the long wait and vow to work hard so they can meet fans at the theaters next April.

Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan is the 24th film in the franchise. The film centers on the FBI agent Shuichi Akai, his younger brother and professional shōgi player Shukichi Haneda, his younger sister and high school detective Masumi Sera, his mother Mary Sera, and Conan Edogawa himself.

In the story, Japan is celebrating the upcoming World Sports Games (WSG), the world's largest sporting event, in Tokyo. The "Japanese Bullet," the world's first vacuum-tube super-conducting linear train, is built with the latest Japanese technology and timed to coincide with the WSG opening ceremonies. The train is set to run from Shin Nagoya Station to Tokyo Station at up to 1,000 kilometers per hour (about 600 miles per hour). However, a bizarre incident occurs during a party held by famous major sponsors, leading to a string of kidnappings of top executives. Conan deduces a possible link to serial abductions in the WSG 15 years earlier in Boston.

Tomoka Nagaoka (Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire) is directing the film, and Takeharu Sakurai (Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer) wrote the script. Katsuo Ono returns to compose the music. Rock band Tokyo Jihen are performing the theme song "Eien no Fuzaishōmei" (The Eternal Alibi).

Source: Eiga Natalie


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