August 26, 2010

Volume 69 Tops Japanese Comic Book Sales; New Keyhole Image

Within a week of its release, the 69th Japanese volume of the Detective Conan manga has topped the charts for weekly Japanese comic book sales!

According to Oricon’s Japanese comic book rankings, the best-selling manga for the week of August 16-22, 2010 was Detective Conan’s 69th volume:
Detective Conan Volume 69
  • Author: Gosho Aoyama
  • Publisher: Shogakukan
  • Date of release: 18 Aug 2010
  • Price: 440 yen
  • Estimated number of copies sold this week: 330,262 copies
  • Estimated total number of copies sold: 330,262 copies
  • Last week’s rank: -
  • Highest rank: 1st place
  • Number of weeks on chart: 1 week
Here’s the keyhole character in this volume—the star player of the Spirits soccer team, Akagi Hideo.

Source: Oricon’s Japanese comic book rankings

August 25, 2010

Conan On Cover Of SS Issue 39; File 745′s Hint

“The brain of Japan goes out to the world!”

Conan is on the cover of this week’s Shonen Sunday issue!

August 15, 2010

Tombow’s Detective Conan Campaign

Have you ever wondered what Conan, Ran, the Detective Boys, Shinichi or Heiji would look like in a different school uniform?

For the summer of this year, Japanese school uniforms manufacturer and retailer Tombow will be running a special Detective Conan campaign. The tagline for this campaign (the yellow words in the image below) is, “You won’t see this in the manga or the anime: Conan in a tsume-eri school uniform!”

“Tombow School Uniforms x Detective Conan
The 2010 Summer Campaign Starts Now!”

“There is always only one truth.”

“For school uniforms, visit Tombow!”

August 5, 2010

Singer Rina Aiuchi to Retire

30-year-old cites health as partial reason; also sang on MÄRMonster Rancher, others

30-year-old singer Rina Aiuchi unexpectedly announced on Friday that she will be retiring from the entertainment world. Aiuchi delivered the news during a fan club-only concert in Osaka and said that she has decided to retire partly because of her health, with which she has experienced problems in the past. She plans to end her musical career with a concert at Amagasaki City in Hyōgo Prefecture on September 26. Her last album, appropriately titled Last Scene, will ship on September 15.
Aiuchi was born in Osaka on July 31, 1980, and she made her professional singing debut in 2000. She performed various songs for the Detective Conan (Case Closed) television anime series and movies, as well as MÄRMonster Rancher, and other television anime series.
Source: Sankei Sports via Tokyograph