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Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween Re-Release Makes It Series’ Highest-Grossing Film

detective conan: the bride of halloween

To give fans a chance to watch the film in the setting for which it was intended, the staff behind the Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween anime film recently pushed for Halloween revival screenings. The movie was already a major success, but these themed screenings officially pushed it over the edge and into the territory of being the highest-grossing film in the Detective Conan series. 

The film’s original theatrical run pulled in 9.27 billion yen, but its three-day run from October 28 to October 30 added a cool 190 million yen and counting to that total. That was enough to push it past 2019’s Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire to sit atop the throne at over 9.48 billion yen (about US$74.45 million). 

Thanks to the push, Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween is now the 12th highest-grossing anime film of all time and the 49th highest-grossing overall film in Japanese history. It’s looking to continue that trajectory, too, with screenings set to run until November 7. 

Crunchyroll released the film 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.

Via Crunchyroll News