14th Detective Conan film, 18th Crayon Shin-chan film to both open on April 17
The official website for the anime films based on Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan manga has begun streaming the second 30-second teaser trailer and the full 95-second trailer for Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in The Sky on Saturday. Conan, a brilliant detective trapped in a child's body, will face his rival Kid the Phantom Thief (Kaitō Kid) in the new film. The 14th film in the franchise will open in Japan on April 17.
Not coincidentally, the Animax anime channel has scheduled a Magic Kaito television program on the movie's opening day, and there are retail listings for a Detective Conan x Magic Kaito manga volume at the end of this month. In the film's story, Kid has his eyes set on the "Lady of the Sky" jewel aboard Bell 3, the largest airship in the world. However, a mysterious terrorist group called Red Shamu-neko has hijacked the airship itself, along with Conan and his allies Kogoro and Ran. This is the first film in which Rikiya Koyama replaces Akira Kamiya as the voice of the character Kogoro Mouri after Kamiya left the role in September
This year's Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser film set the franchise record for attendance and earned over 3.4 billion yen (about US$35 million). The first 12 films were seen over 25 million times in theaters. Viz Media is releasing the original manga in North America under the name Case Closed, and FUNimation shipped DVDs for the television anime adaptation and some of the earlier films.
The website for the 18th Crayon Shin-chan anime film, Crayon Shin-chan: Chō Jikū! Arashi o Yobu Ora no Hanayome, has also begun streaming its second 30-second teaser trailer and full 100-second trailer on Saturday. For the first time in the series, the film will depict the future of the title character and his previously unseen bride, Tamiko. The film will open on April 17.
The publisher Futabasha revealed plans for a manga "sequel" to the original Crayon Shin-chan four-panel comedy manga this summer, even though the creator, Yoshito Usui, passed away in September. The television anime series version has also continued after Usui's passing.
Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō (link 2)
Image © 2010 Gosho Aoyama/Detective Conan Production Committee
© Yoshito Usui/Futabasha, Shinei, TV Asahi, ADK 2010
Source: Anime News Network