Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX has announced that there will be special “Fan’s screening” of Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire anime film in the Manila.
The advanced screening will happen on Saturday, June 15, at Cinema 12 of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. The screening will start at 03:00pm.
Philippine theater chain SM Cinema has also listed on their website the date “June 26, 2019”, which may be the anime film’s general release date in select SM Cinema branches nationwide.
Tickets for the Fan’s screening will cost PHP1,500 (additional charges may apply), which includes the following freebies for each ticket holder:
- 1pc T-shirt
- 1pc Gosho Aoyama signature card
- 1pc Metal Badge
- 1pc A4 Folder
- 1pc A2 Poster
To book your tickets, you may visit the ticket counter at SM Megamall or online at smcinema.com.
Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire (Meitantei Conan: Konjo no Fist) is 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 96 volumes.
The anime film is 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 premiered in Japanese cinemas on April 12, where it debut at Number 1 in the Japanese box office and sold 1,458,263 tickets to earn JP¥1,886,292,700 (about PHP904.4 million) on its opening weekend.
As of June 10, the anime film has now sold approximately 6.97 million tickets in Japanese box office, which earned a total of JP¥8,910,058,700 (about PHP4.3 billion).
The film also had its premiere in Singapore last May 31, where it was attended by Kappei Yamaguchi and Naoko Matsui.
Additional Information from Anime News Network