Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.
April 5, 2020 at 07:00 JST
(c) 2020 Gosho Aoyama/ Detective Conan Committee All Rights Reserved
The main visual of the latest feature film adaptation of the “Detective Conan” series shows Shuichi Akai and other members of the Akai family.
“Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet” follows the 23rd installment in the film series, “Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire,” which became the seventh straight work in the series to mark a box office record, raking in 9.37 billion yen ($84.4 million).
The latest film was scheduled to premiere on April 17, but Toho Co. said April 3 that it will postpone the release due to the spread of the new coronavirus. The new release date has yet to be determined.
The story unfolds against the backdrop of the largest international quadrennial sports event, the World Sports Games, taking place in Japan.
But an incident on an unprecedented scale breaks out, involving the first-ever “vacuum superconducting linear” maglev train, which is developed for the WSG’s opening ceremony and boasts a maximum speed of 1,000 kph.
Lurking behind the incident is Akai, who monitors the situation, and the FBI waiting for his instructions.
Shown in the main visual are members of the Akai family, including Akai, his mother, Mary, younger sister Masumi Sera and younger brother Shukichi Haneda, who hold the key to the mystery from the original manga on which the film is based.
It also features Conan, Ran, Haibara and other familiar faces, in addition to Haneda’s girlfriend, Yumi Miyamoto.
For more information, visit the official website at (https://www.conan-movie.jp/).
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