The Case Closed / Detective Conan manga series began way back in 1994 and it’s still going on and crossed a new threshold recently as it has 250 million copies in circulation. It also has many movies in circulation; the most recent one hit in the spring of 2022 with the 25th film, The Bride of Halloween.
That means all eyes are on the next film in the series which was announced late last year. The 26th film was announced in November 2022 with Kurogame no Submarine and it was set for the expected date of April 14th, 2023.
TOHO has brought out a number of commercial spots as the film has done well in the past month and they’re adding more people to it even still. They’ve now brought out a new piece that’s a lot of fun with a nearly four-minute music video that plays to the theme song “Utsukushii Fin” from Spitz while highlighting a lot of action and emotion.
The manga itself from Gosho Aoyama is ongoing with 100 volumes released in Japan while Viz Media is bringing them out here, having recently passed the 80-volume mark.
Funimation brought over some of them and some of the movies years ago but were never able to really keep up on it as it’s a very difficult property in terms of wanting to own it since it is so long and ongoing. It’s a series that’s far more suited for one-off viewings and streaming marathons here and there. Discotek Media is taking on various portions of it these days while Crunchyroll simulcasts it.
Plot concept: Kudo Shinichi is a seventeen-year-old high school detective whom people call the “Modern Sherlock Holmes.” However, one night after a date with his childhood sweetheart, Ran, Shinichi witnessed an illegal trade and, caught off his guard, was knocked unconscious and fed a drug that was supposed to kill him… but he woke up and found himself shrunken to a seven-year-old. In order to track down the men who did this to him, Shinichi hid his identity and lived with Ran, whose father happened to be a hopeless detective, and with that came a series of murders and mysteries that he must solve.
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