'Detective Conan’ New Movie In The Works; Official Title And Release Date Revealed

By Shor M , Nov 30, 2016 04:30 AM EST

Another “Detective Conan” animated movie is in the works and fans are still getting excited despite the endless episodes and number of movies the anime has delivered. With news of a new movie, “Weekly Shonen Sunday” published more details regarding the new installment.

The new animated movie has been named “Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter”, which in Japanese is “Meitantei Conan Kara Kurenai No Love Letter”. Along with the main cast and Conan himself, a new character will be introduced. Momiji will be the new character who will play a key role in the new movie.

The movie will reportedly be set in Osaka, Japan. The movie “Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter” is also already set to release in cinemas on April 15, 2017. It will more likely be released in cinemas in Japan and there is no news yet whether the animated movie will be released overseas or that it will have an English version.

Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter” will be the 21st movie that “Detective Conan” will be releasing under its wing. Also known as “Case Closed”, the manga was first published in January 1994 and has already made more than 91 volumes, which is still ongoing. An anime adaptation also took place in January 1996 that has already spawned over 800 episodes and 16 seasons. The anime is still airing as of this year.

“Detective Conan” follows the story of an amateur detective who somehow changed into a child while he was investigating a shadowy organization. With the body of a child, he continued with his work as an investigator and solved countless various cases with the help of his friends. Because of his physical situation, he had to make his friends play as his parents or other relevant characters.

The anime has been hailed as the fifteenth longest animated series to date. “One Piece” and “Doraemon” trails behind with 766 and 816 episodes, respectively. “Case Closed” anime is broadcasted in the US on TV Japan channel and a simulcast of the series takes place on Crunchyroll.

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