The film was set to open in April 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19
The newest Detective Conan/Case Closed anime film, 'The Scarlet Bullet', was set to be released on April 17, 2020, until it was announced on April 3 that it would be postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which shut down cinemas across Japan. On June 8, it was finally announced that the anime film, which is centered around a special sporting event that only occurs every 4 years, will be released in Japanese theaters in April 2021.
Comic Natalie reports that the new release window was chosen after "continuing research into of the effects of the new coronavirus infection" was done. Detective Conan/Case Closed: The Scarlet Bullet was set to be released on April 17, 2020, and now in April 2021, and will be centered around a big sporting event in Tokyo (that only happens every 4 years) alongside the unveiling of a new high-speed maglev Shinkansen train from Nagoya to Tokyo.
Previously released trailer for Detective Conan/Case Closed: The Scarlet Bullet:
Synopsis for Detective Conan/Case Closed: The Scarlet Bullet:
The world's largest sports festival "WSG: World Sports Games," which only takes place once every four years, is scheduled to be held in Tokyo soon. And it is also announced that the world's first "vacuum superconducting linear" train will start running from Nagoya to Tokyo in conjunction with the opening ceremony. Then, the event's prominent sponsors are kidnapped at a party venue. Shuichi Akai is monitoring the incident and the FBI is waiting for an instruction from him. Meanwhile, Conan finds a connection between the kidnap and the abominable WSG successive abduction that happened in Boston 15 years ago, which was also investigated by the FBI. Is this just a coincidence? What will happen in Tokyo where people are gathering from all over the world?
Detective Conan/Case Closed: The Scarlet Bullet is set to be the first Detective Conan/Case Closed anime film to be released in the Reiwa era and was a celebration of the upcoming Olympic games, which were also moved from 2020 to 2021 due to the coronavirus.
Source: Comic Natalie
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.