Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX has announced on Tuesday that they plan to release the 24th anime film of the popular Detective Conan franchise in 2020.
The company plans to release Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines.
This will be the second anime film that the anime licensor plans to release next year, after announcing Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna last Friday.
Japan is celebrating the upcoming World Sports Games, the world’s largest sporting event, in Tokyo. The “Japanese Bullet,” the world’s first vacuum-tube super-conducting linear train, is built with the latest Japanese technology and timed to coincide with the WSG opening ceremonies. The train is set to run from Shin Nagoya Station to Tokyo Station at up to 1,000 kilometers per hour. However, a bizarre incident occurs during a party held by famous major sponsors, leading to a string of kidnappings of top executives. Conan deduces a possible link to serial abductions in the WSG 15 years earlier in Boston. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet will be the 24th animated feature film based on the highly-popular Detective Conan manga series by Gosho Aoyama, which is being published by Shogakukan since January 1994. The manga series currently has 96 volumes.
Tomoka Nagaoka, who directed the 23rd anime film of the franchise this year, and Takeharu Sakurai, who written the scripts of the 22nd anime film last year, returns to work on the upcoming film adaptation. Katsuo Ono also returns to compose the music for the upcoming film.
The film is set to be released in Japanese cinemas on Friday, April 17, 2020.
The popular franchise’s 23rd film, Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire, opened in Japanese cinemas last April, became the seventh consecutive film that is one of the highest-grossing films in the franchise.
The anime film had sold 7,164,729 tickets, which earned a total of JP¥9,182,702,500 (about PHP4.3 billion) in its four-month run.
ODEX also distributed the franchise’s previous anime film in cinemas in Southeast Asia earlier this year.