Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.
September 28, 2019 at 07:00 JST
Audience members wave glow sticks at a special screening of “Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire” at the Midland Square Cinema complex in Nagoya’s Nakamura Ward on May 30. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Count on Conan to break box office records.
“Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire,” the 23rd animated feature film adaptation from the “Detective Conan” manga series, attracted 7.16 million moviegoers and earned 9.19 billion yen ($85.19 million) in Japan in 136 days, after opening on April 12.
The new episode notched the highest ticket sales for a film in the series, three days after a 4-D version opened nationwide on Aug. 23.
The special screenings raked in 57.7 million yen.
The story centers on a confrontation between the gentleman thief Kaito Kid and Makoto Kyogoku, who appears in a film adaptation for the first time. The film is set in Singapore, which has generated a buzz among fans.
The film series has beaten its own box office records for seven consecutive years since “Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea” was released in 2013.
Visit the film’s official website at (https://www.conan-movie.jp/).
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