Fans of the long-running shonen manga and TV anime Case Closed (known as Detective Conan in Japan) will soon have a chance to prove their bona fides, because Shogakukan and CYBIRD are offering an online certification exam that will test the limits of the participants' knowledge on Gosho Aoyama's pint-sized, crime-fighting sleuth. Hit the jump to learn more.
TMS Entertainment is turning 55, and Shinjuku's EJ Anime Theater is celebrating with a massive movie marathon! Fans can catch the best of series like Lupin the 3rd, Case Closed, and more, plus anniversary airings of Magic Knights Rayearth and Saint Tail. Hit the jump for all the news!
Unlike the previous 22nd film Zero the Enforcer that topped the chart for seven consecutive weeks last spring, the 23rd Detective Conan feature film The Fist of Blue Sapphire already dropped to fourth slot in its sixth week of release. It has become doubtful that it can renew the franchise's box office record as its six recent films. Hit the jump for more details.
In its second weekend of release in Japan, Pokemon Detective Pikachu, the live-action film adaptation of the 2016 video game of the same name, jumped up to the top spot in the ticket sales ranking from third in its opening weekend, with 312 million yen from the 209,000 tickets sales. Hit the jump for more details.
Good Smile Company has listed its Nendoroid deformed figure line's new item, Kaito Kid/Phantom Thief Kid from the Magic Kaito manga series and Detective Conan series, both created by Gosho Aoyama. Check out the details of the cute item after the jump!
According to the latest box office report from Japan, the 23rd Detective Conan feature film Konjou no Fist/The Fist of Blue Sapphire has still kept its steady hold during the Golden Week holiday, even taking back the No.1 slot from the worldwide mega hit film Avengers: Endgame. Hit the jump for more details.