The latest Case Closed anime film opened in Japan on April 15
Even in its 25th anime film, the latest Detective Conan (which is known as Case Closed in some English-speaking countries) anime film continues to set franchise records with the anime surpassing the 9 billion yen milestone at the Japanese box office – the third film in the entire franchise to do so.
Box office tracker Kogyo Tsushinsha reports that Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween has made 9.03 billion yen (US$70.23 million) in Japan. This makes The Bride of Halloween the third film to surpass 9 billion yen, with Zero the Enforcer and The Fist of Blue Sapphire the first two to do so.
This also makes The Bride of Halloween currently the third highest-grossing film in the franchise, only 150 million yen behind Zero the Enforcer and 340 million yen behind The Fist of Blue Sapphire. If The Bride of Halloween continues this summer in Japanese theaters, it may become the highest-grossing film in the franchise.
Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween opened in Japanese theaters on April 15 with Susumu Mitsunaka directing the movie at TMS Entertainment. The film opened in Australia and New Zealand from Crunchyroll on June 2, which describes the film as such:
Shibuya, Tokyo, is bustling with the Halloween season. A wedding is being held at Shibuya Hikarie, where Detective Miwako Sato of the Metropolitan Police Department is dressed in a wedding dress. While Conan and the other invited guests are watching, an assailant suddenly bursts in, and Detective Wataru Takagi, who was trying to protect Sato, is injured. Takagi survived and the situation was settled, but in Sato’s eyes, the image of the grim reaper that she had seen when Detective Matsuda, the man she had been in love with, had been killed in a series of bombings three years ago, overlapped with Takagi’s.
At the same time, the perpetrator of the bombings escapes from prison. Is this really a coincidence? Rei Furuya (Toru Amuro), a member of the public safety police, is hunting down the man who killed his classmate, Detective Matsuda, but a mysterious person in disguise suddenly appears and puts a collar bomb on him.
Conan visits the underground shelter where Amuro is hiding out to disarm the collar bomb, and hears about an incident three years ago when he and his now deceased classmates from the police academy encountered an unidentified virtual bomber named “Plamya” in Shibuya. As Conan and his team investigate, a disturbing shadow begins to loom over them.
Catch the Case Closed TV anime right here on Crunchyroll each week.
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.