February 12, 2011

Detective Conan 2011 Live-Action Special Stars New Cast (dcfc)

To celebrate the Detective Conan anime and movies’ 15th anniversary, many special events have been lined up for the year 2011 as part of Detective Conan’s 15th Anniversary Special Project.

First, as dcfc has previously reported, a new live-action TV special is set to be broadcast this spring, according to this week’s Weekly Shonen Sunday (Volume 11). Nearly five years after the last live-action TV special was aired, this third live-action adaptation of the Detective Conan series will have a new cast, starring 22-year-old Mizobata Junpei as Kudou Shinichi and 19-year-old Kutsuna Shiori as Mouri Ran. The story is set in a secluded village that is ruled by the legend of a mysterious bird, and is set to have taken place 100 days before Shinichi turned into Conan.

» Official website of the 3rd Detective Conan live-action special

February 9, 2011

Mizobata Junpei to Play “Kudo Shinichi” for Detective Conan’s Special Drama

Actor Mizobata Junpei will star in a special drama for the live-action of “Detective Conan (Case Closed)” which will be aired in April.
Mizobata Junpei and Kitsuna Shiori
There have been two special dramas for the live-action versions of “Detective Conan” in 2006 and 2007, and Oguri Shun played the main character, Kudo Shinichi, both times. However, this time around, Mizobata is taking over the role, and the heroine, Mouri Ran, which was played by Kurokawa Tomoka in the previous broadcasts, will now be taken over by Kutsuna Shiori.

February 3, 2011

New Live-Action TV Special For Detective Conan (news version 2)

A new Detective Conan live-action TV special has been announced!

The year 2011 marks the 15th anniversary for both the Detective Conan anime and its movies. In line with this special occasion, many events have been lined up for 2011. According to this week’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine (Volume 10), these events include a new live-action TV special. This week’s magazine also comes with a set of stickers with Aoyama Gosho’s original illustrations for past years’s movie posters:

There have been two live-action TV specials for Detective Conan, starring Oguri Shun as Kudou Shinichi and Kurokawa Tomoka as Mouri Ran. The first special, entitled “Detective Conan: A Challenge to Kudou Shinichi,” was a prequel to the start of the series and aired in 2006 to celebrate the anime’s 10th anniversary. The second special, entitled “Kudou Shinichi Returns! The Showdown With The Black Organization,” aired in 2007 and included more characters, such as members of the Black Organization.

Oguri Shun and Kurokawa Tomoka

The official Weekly Shonen Sunday website has announced that more details of special events lined up for the 15th anniversary of Detective Conan will be published in its next issue, Volume 11, which will be on sale from February 9, 2011. The promotional image below for Weekly Shonen Sunday’s Volume 11 reads, “Special report on the latest movie and the 15th anniversary special project! The guest for this year’s movie will be that person?! Lots of information not to be missed! For the manga, a new series starts!”

February 2, 2011

Detective Conan Manga Gets New Live-Action TV Special

New drama special to celebrate TV anime's 15th anniversary

This year's 10th volume ofShogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sundaymagazine is announcing on Wednesday that production on a new live-actionDetective Conan special has been green-lit. The special is part of the 15th anniversary celebration of the television anime series. More details will be in the next volume of the magazine on February 9.
The first live-action Detective Conan television special with Shun Oguri in the title role aired in 2006 as part of the anime's 10th anniversary. A second special aired the following year.
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