A representative of the theater chain SM Cinema has told Anime Pilipinas that the premiere date of the anime movie Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno will be moved to Wednesday, July 29.
This comes after the theater chain previously announced that they will release the film this Wednesday, July 22.
The theater chain representative says that the move was due to the delay in the film’s materials from its licensor, which is the Singapore-based ODEX Pte. Ltd.
The movie will still be screened exclusively at selected SM Cinema branches, and will still air in Original Japanese Audio with English Subtitles.
Conan tries to track down Kaito Kid, who supposedly stole a replica of one of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers paintings during an auction. (Synopsis from SM Cinema)
Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno is the 19th animated feature film of the highly-popular detective manga and anime franchise by Gosho Aoyama.
The anime movie premiered in Japan last April 18, which earned a total of USD31,279,419 in the Japanese Box Office for three (3) weeks, according to Box Office Mojo.
The movie was directed by Kobun Shizuno, who is also the directed the franchise’s previous feature films, while scripts were handled by Takeru Sakurai, who also directed the 17th movie Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea.
The Japanese voice cast are lead by Minami Takayama as Conan Edogawa, and Kappei Yamaguchi as Kaito Kid.