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Detective Conan’s 27th Feature Film Reveals Title, Release Date & Other Details

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The official website of Detective Conan announced the title for its upcoming 27th feature film on Nov 29, 2023. The film is titled Detective Conan: The Million-Dollar Signpost.

The film is scheduled to release in Japanese theatres on April 12, 2024.

Accompanying the announcement is a teaser visual drawn by Gosho Aoyama, the creator of Detective Conan series. The visual revealed that the plot of the 27th feature film is set in Hakodate, Hokkaido.

The official website describes the teaser visual as:

The setting for this instalment is Hakodate, Hokkaido. Just above, we see Heiji and Kazuha gazing at each other with flushed cheeks. Immediately above them, Conan’s fateful rival, the enigmatic gentleman thief “Kaito Kid”, wears a fearless smile—a character intertwined with Heiji’s destiny. The scene suggests a romantic entanglement that won’t unfold in a straightforward manner.

Will Heiji finally confess his feelings to Kazuha in this film? What treasure does Kid target in Hokkaido? How does the iconic Goryokaku in Hokkaido depicted in the background and the title ‘The Five-Pointed Star’ relate to the story?

Chika Nagaoka will serve as the director, with screenplay by Takahiro Okura.

The 26th feature film, Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine released on April 14, 2023, and set a new record to become the first film of the franchise to earn 10,304,483,700 Billion Yen at the box office.

Twenty-six feature films based on the Case Closed series have been released. They are animated by TMS Entertainment and produced by Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Nippon Television, ShoPro, and Toho. The first seven were directed by Kenji Kodama, films 8–14 were directed by Yasuichiro Yamamoto, films 15-21 were directed by Kobun Shizuno, film 22 was directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa, films 23 and 24 were directed by Chika Nagaoka, and film 25 was directed by Susumu Mitsunaka.

Detective Conan, is a Japanese detective manga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama. It has been serialized in Shogakukan’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shonen Sunday since January 1994, with its chapters collected in 102 tankōbon volumes as of September 2022.

Due to legal problems with the name Detective Conan, the English language releases from Funimation and Viz were renamed to Case Closed.

The anime version of Case Closed is produced by Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation and TMS Entertainment. Over 1000 episodes have aired in Japan since the anime’s premiere on January 8, 1996, making it the fifteenth longest anime series to date.

Source: Official Website

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