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Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine Sets Franchise Record

Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine Sets Franchise RecordDetective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine, the 26th film in the Detective Conan franchise, opened last weekend with a bang. The film earned 64% more than the previous film over its 3-day opening with a total of 3.14 billion yen and 2.17 million tickets sold. That’s a new record for the long-running film series.

The film features the familiar Conan crew as they once again go up against the Black Organization. This time, the organization is after a piece of tech that can access and edit footage from surveillance cameras from around the world. What could go wrong?

The film was directed by Yuzuru Tachibana (Blue Giant).

Toho hopes this will be the first Conan film to earn 10 billion yen.

Here’s an official synopsis:

This time’s location is set in the sea near the Hachijo-jima island, Tokyo. Engineers from around the world have gathered for the full-scale operation of “Pacific Buoy,” an offshore facility to connect security cameras owned by the worldwide police forces. A test of a certain “new technology” based on a face recognition system is underway there.

Meanwhile, Conan and the Detective Boys visit Hachijo-jima at Sonoko’s invitation and receive a phone call from Subaru Okiya (a graduate student in the Graduate School of Engineering at Tokyo Metropolitan University, who is an FBI agent Shuichi Akai and a black-robed organization’s Rye) informing them that a Europol employee was murdered in Germany by the Black Organization’s Jin.

Conan, who is disquieted, sneaks into the facility and finds that a female engineer has been kidnapped by the Black Organization…! Furthermore, a USB drive containing certain information in her possession ends up in the hands of the organization… A black shadow also creeps up on Ai Haibara (Detective Boys’ Ai Haibara / Shiho Miyano / the Black Organization’s Shelly)…

Source: ANN

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.