A new trailer has arrived for Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween, which will debut as the 25th Detective Conan anime film when it opens in Japan on April 15, 2022. This preview is special, because it features the anime series’s iconic theme in a new arrangement by Yugo Kanno (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, PSYCHO-PASS), who is working on the soundtrack for the feature.
Here’s what Kanno had to say about the task:
“The pressure of being in charge of a nationally popular series that is loved by so many people kept me up at night, but I was able to complete the soundtrack with a lot of advice from the staff who have worked on the Detective Conan series many times.
“The tune that was particularly difficult to arrange was the main theme. In order not to disappoint everyone’s expectations, I arranged it with the utmost respect for the original. After receiving advice from Katsuo Ohno-sensei (the theme’s original composer), I made revisions and received the OK, which made me feel happy, as if I had received the official endorsement. I learned once again the power of the main theme composed by Ohno-sensei, which instantly brings you into the world of Conan the moment the tune is played in the movie. Please look forward to the movie version of ‘Detective Conan: Bride of Halloween,’ including its music!”
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.