Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX has announced on Saturday that they plan to screen Detective Conan’s 23rd animated movie adaptation in cinemas in Southeast Asia next year.
The licensor plans to release Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire possibly within May or June of 2019 in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, and the Philippines.
Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire (Meitantei Conan: Konjo no Fist) will be the 23rd anime film adaptation based on the highly-popular Detective Conan manga series by Gosho Aoyama, which has been publishing since January 1994. The manga series currently has 95 volumes.
The upcoming anime film will be set in Singapore, which will be the first Detective Conan film that will be set outside Japan. The plot of the movie will involve a large gem known as the “Blue Sapphire”, which sank at the bottom of the sea at the end of the 19th century.
The upcoming movie will also mark the return of Kaito Kid of the Magic Kaito series, who last appeared in the film franchise on the 21st anime film, Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno, which was released in 2015.
The newly-released teaser also revealed that Tomoka Nagaoka and Takahiro Okura, who both worked on the franchise’s 21st movie, will reunite in the upcoming film as director and screenplay writer respectively.
The Japanese voice cast will be lead by Minami Takayama as “Conan Edogawa”, together with Wakana Yamazaki (as Ran Mori) and Rikiya Koyama (as Kogoro Mori). Kappei Yamaguchi will reprise his role as the phantom thief “Kaito Kid”.
Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire is set to be released in Japanese cinemas on April 12, 2019.
Upcoming film’s background from Anime News Network.