The official website for the Detective Conan anime feature film series announced today that its forthcoming 24th film Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan / Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet will be released in 22 countries/regions in the world simultaneously on April 16, 2021, the same day as the release in Japan. This is the first time in the 25-year history of the anime franchise that a film will be released simultaneously around the world.
The 22 countries/regions are Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and France.
In commemoration of the simultaneous worldwide release, part of the film’s opening movie is now streamed on the web. The special clip brings together the voice cast members of Shinichi Kudo / Conan Edogawa in five languages – Japanese, English, Korean, German, and Chinese.
“Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet” global opening movie:
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The film was originally scheduled to be released in Japan on April 17, 2020, but has been postponed for one year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The story is set in Tokyo. The world’s largest sports festival “WSG: World Sports Games,” which only takes place once every four years, is scheduled to be held soon. And it is also announced that the world’s first “vacuum superconducting linear” train will start running from Nagoya to Tokyo in conjunction with its opening ceremony. Then, the event’s prominent sponsors are kidnapped at a party venue. Shuichi Akai is monitoring the incident and FBI is waiting for an instruction from him. Meanwhile, Conan finds a connection between the kidnap and the abominable WSG successive abduction happened in Boston 15 years ago, which was also investigated by FBI. Is this just a coincident? What will happen in Tokyo where people are gathering from all over the world?
©2020 Gosho Aoyama/Detective Conan Production Committee
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