Singapore-based licensor Odex Pte. Ltd. has announced on Saturday that they will release Kuroko’s Basketball the Movie: Last Game and Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter anime movies in cinemas in Southeast Asia.
In the Philippines, Kuroko’s Basketball the Movie: Last Game is scheduled to premiere on May 17, while Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter is scheduled for July 12, which is set to screen exclusively at SM Cinema.
The movies are also scheduled to be released in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Kuroko’s Basketball the Movie: Last Game
劇場版 黒子のバスケ LAST GAME
An American street basketball team called Jabberwock comes to Japan and plays a friendly match with a Japanese team, but after the Japanese team suffers a crushing defeat, the team members of Jabberwock start mocking Japanese basketball. Their comments enrage Riko’s father, and so he gathers a team made up of the five members of the Generation of Miracles plus Kuroko and Kagami, called Vorpal Swords, to have a revenge match against Jabberwock. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Kuroko’s Basketball the Movie: Last Game is an anime movie adaptation of Kuroko’s Basketball: Extra Game spinoff manga, written and illustrated by Tadatoshi Fujimaki, which ran in Shueisha’s Jump Next! magazine from December 2014 to March 2016. The manga has two volumes.
The staff of the previous anime adaptations, including director Shunsuke Tada, scriptwriter Noboru Takagi and character designer Yoko Kikuchi, returned to work on the movie, which was produced by Production I.G. Manga creator Fujimaki also worked in the film’s scenario.
The Japanese voice cast are lead by Kensho Ono as “Tetsuya Kuroko” and Yuuki Ono as “Taiga Kagami”, who will be voicing with Hikaru Midorikawa (“Lancer”, Fate/Zero) as Jabberwock point guard “Nash Gold Jr.” and Tetsu Inada (“Iberuta”, Endride) as Jabberwock center “Jason Silver”.
Anime News Network reported that the movie ranked at #6 in attendance on its opening weekend on March 18, with 124,000 tickets sold earning JP¥190 million (about PHP85 million).
Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter
Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter is the 21st anime movie adaptation based on the highly-popular Detective Conan manga series by Gosho Aoyama, which has been publishing since January 1994 and currently has 92 volumes.
Anime News Network reports the upcoming movie will be a love story set in Osaka, which will primarily feature the couple Heiji Hattori and Kazuha Toyama. Momiji Ooka, which first appeared in Volume 91 of the manga, referred to Hattori as her future husband and will be Toyama’s romantic rival.
The anime movie will be directed by Kobun Shizuno, who is one of the directors of the anime series, while scripts will be written by Takeharu Sakurai, who also worked in recent Detective Conan movie adaptations.
The Japanese voice cast will be lead by Minami Takayama as “Conan Edogawa”, Ryo Horikawa as “Heiji Hattori” and Yuko Miyamura as “Kazuha Toyama”. Satsuki Yukino, who voiced “Kagome Higurashi” in the popular InuYasha series, will portray “Momiji Ooka” in the movie.
The movie is set to open in Japanese theaters this Saturday, April 15.
As of posting, Anime Pilpinas is trying to contact SM Cinema for confirmation regarding the two upcoming movies.