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Detective Conan’s 27th Feature Film Breaks Records With 960 Million Yen Opening Day Collection




Detective Conan’s 27th feature film, titled Detective Conan: The Million-Dollar Signpost, has achieved an remarkable milestone as it has become the top anime film opener of 2024, raking in an impressive 960 million yen on its opening day and drew over 630,000 viewers, as revealed by distributor Toho during a special stage greeting event at TOHO Cinemas Hibiya in Tokyo on April 13, 2024.

The film released on April 12, 2024, in 515 theatres across Japan.

The film surpassed the opening day numbers of the 26th feature film, which was the first film in the series to surpass the 10 billion yen mark in revenue, with a significant 112% increase.

The film’s voice cast, including Minami Takayama, VA of Conan Edogawa and Kappei Yamaguchi, VA of Kaito Kid, expressed their amazement at the film’s phenomenal opening.

900 million… What is it? It was a weekday, right!?,” exclaimed Takayama.

630,000 people on the first day… I’m surprised. This is a record that actors in live-action movies would like to achieve in a month or two,” expressed Yamaguchi.

Previously, the record for the biggest opening day collection in 2024 was held by Haikyu!! The Movie: Decisive Battle At The Garbage Dump, which raked in 890 million yen on its first day. The biggest opening day collection till date for a movie released in Japan in still held by Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba – Mugen Train, which stands at 1.2 billion yen.

Detective Conan: The Million-Dollar Signpost released in Japanese theatres on April 12, 2024.

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

The plot of the film is described as:

In Hakodate, Hokkaido, a foreboding announcement arrives from the Kaito Kidat the repository of the Onoe Zaibatsu. This time, Kid is targeting a Japanese sword with connections to Toshizo HIijikata, the vice commander of Shinsengumi, who lived in the end of Edo period. As Kid pursues the Big Jewel, the question arises: why is he after a sword?

Meanwhile, the renowned detective from the west, Heiji Hattori, along with Conan and others, visits Hakodate for a kendo tournament. On the day of the anticipated crime, Heiji successfully exposes Kid’s disguise and corners him…!?

Simultaneously, a lifeless body marked with a cross-shaped cut is discovered in Hakodate’s warehouse district. The investigation leads to the emergence of the ‘Merchant of Death,’ a Japanese-American involved in arms dealing across Asia.. He was in pursuit of a treasure hidden by by the first head of the Onoe family, heavily involved in the war industry during the World War II. Rumor has it that this treasure is a formidable weapon capable of turning the tide of Japan’s bleak wartime situation. Moreover, it appears a connection exists between this treasure and the sword Kid is targeting. As Kid sets his sights on the sword, the shadow of a mysterious ‘warrior’ looms closer!

A pivotal moment that could alter the course of history unfolds.

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-seven 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: Livedoor News

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