Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX has revealed on Friday the potential release dates of the upcoming anime film Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire in select Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines.
The company has posted the announcement on their Facebook page earlier, but was pulled a couple of minutes after, which has since been republished.
The 23rd anime film of the popular franchise is set to be released in the following dates:
Early June 2019
Late June 2019
But the company has clarified that the dates announced are not yet final, and they will announce the official release dates “when ready”.
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 film will also mark the return of Kaito Kid from 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.
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 scheduled to premiere in Japanese cinemas on April 12, 2019.