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26th Detective Conan Film Teased for Spring 2023

26th Detective Conan Film Teased for Spring 2023Another year, another Detective Conan film. Like clockwork, we’re set for the next chapter in the Detective Conan cinema franchise, for which a short preview was released today.

The film, which will be the series’ 26th, is set for release during Japan’s Golden Week holiday next year. That’s late April to early May.

Based on the teaser trailer, the film looks to center around Ai Haibara and Conan’s most formidable antagonists, the Black Organization.

Meanwhile, this year’s film, The Bride of Halloween, was recently rereleased for a short run in theaters since it takes place during Halloween. That rerelease earned enough extra yen to make the film the highest grossing in Conan history. Congrats!

Crunchyroll released The Bride of Halloween in Australia and New Zealand on June 2, describing it like so:

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.

Source: Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.