A two-part animated episode of “Detective Conan” will hit small screens in January, focusing on the relationship between Shinichi Kudo and Ran Mori during a high school trip to Kyoto.

The first part will air on Jan. 5 and the second part on Jan. 12.

The episode is based on the “Kurenai no Shugaku-ryoko hen” (the crimson school trip arc) of the original manga series, whose protagonist is Conan Edogawa, a high school detective trapped in the body of a child.

Published in six parts for the long-running manga series to celebrate its 1,000th episode, the arc became popular among fans.

The much-anticipated animated specials will see Shinichi, who has temporarily regained his true form thanks to medicine created by Ai Haibara, Ran and their classmates join a school trip and find themselves thrown into a serial murder case involving a “tengu” ogre in Kyoto.

One highlight of the story is whether Shinichi and Ran take things to the next step. He has previously told Ran his true feelings in London, but she has remained indecisive.

A recently unveiled key visual for the anime specials show Shinichi and Ran, both blushing, against the backdrop of Kiyomizudera temple with autumn leaves, with a silhouette of the tengu looming in the evening sky.

For more information, visit the official website at (http://www.ytv.co.jp/conan/kurenai/).

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