June 11, 2011

Detective Conan OP #31 is 45th Number One Single of B’z

The 49th single of Japanese rock duo B’z Don’t Wanna lie, which includes Detective Conan’s 31st opening theme song of the same name, was released on June 1, 2011 and debuted at first place on Oricon’s singles sales ranking chart, selling 169,000 copies in its first week of release.

This is the 45th B’z single in a row to debut at number one on the chart. The rock duo’s first number one single was Taiyou no Komachi Angel, released in June 1990. Don’t Wanna lie has renewed the records of the most number of number one singles and the most number of consecutive number one singles, both of which were already held by B’z.

The song Don’t Wanna lie is the 31st opening theme song of the Detective Conan anime, and also the theme song of the 15th Detective Conan movie, Quarter of Silence. Sales of this single has kicked off to a great start, as it has sold 39,000 more copies than the 130,000 copies sold in the first week of B’z's previous single, Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo, released in April this year.

Click here for lyrics of Detective Conan OP #31 Don’t Wanna Lie »

Detective Conan Volume 72 Cover

The 72nd Japanese volume of the Detective Conan manga series will be released on June 17, 2011.
The 72nd Japanese volume of the Detective Conan manga series
This volume will include the final chapter of the London arc, and uses London’s famous landmark, the Big Ben, as its background image. Chapters included:
  • File 752: A Tough and Troublesome Case
  • File 753: A Person Who Needs to be Rescued
  • File 754: A Dangerous Game of Hide-and-Seek
  • File 755: A Code of Calls
  • File 756: A Terrible Manner of Death
  • File 757: The Moving Corpse
  • File 758: Fake Feet
  • File 759: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
  • File 760: Lake Suwa’s Hair Crab
  • File 761: The Truth Behind The Cards
  • File 762: The Watchman of Time
What do you think about this cover? Discuss this article in the dcfc forum.

You can pre-order this volume at amazon.co.jp.

Source: amazon.co.jp, dcfc | Detective Conan Fan Club

Detective Conan goods from NTV!

Detective Conan goods from NTV!

The Detective Conan anime is aired on the Japanese broadcasting networks Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation (YTV) and Nippon Network Television Corporation (NTV). NTV has recently released a set of Detective Conan goods:
From top to bottom, left to right:
Clear files, B5 Notebooks, Pin badges set, Mini towels, Senbei (a type of Japanese rice crackers), Chococrunch

The prices listed above are in Japanese yen, inclusive of tax. These goods are sold exclusively at Nittele-ya, a shop that sells original goods related to programs broadcast on NTV. If you’ll be visiting Japan any time soon, be sure to get yourself one of these! :D

June 3, 2011

Detective Conan Live-Action Drama – Comments from Actors & Aoyama

As we (dcfc) have previously reported, Detective Conan will be adapted into its first live-action drama series. Named Thursday Mystery Theater – Detective Conan: A Challenge Letter to Kudou Shinichi, the drama will be aired on Japanese broadcasting networks YTV and NTV from July 7, 2011 onward. Following the television special that aired in April this year, Kudou Shinichi will be played by Mizobata Junpei, while Mouri Ran will be played by Kutsuna Shiori.

Mizobata Junpei as Shinichi and Kutsuna Shiori as Ran
The Detective Conan manga by Aoyama Gosho started serialization in Weekly Shonen Sunday (published by Shogakukan) in 1994. An anime adaptation that started in 1996 celebrates its

June 1, 2011

Detective Conan Live-Action Drama’s Theme Song by yu-yu

The theme song of Detective Conan’s upcoming live-action drama will be sung by yu-yu.
The title of the song is Kimi to Zutto… or With You Forever…, and the song is included in Japanese singer yu-yu’s single of the same name. The single will be released on August 24, 2011.

While yu-yu has previously released an album entitled Always, this will be her first single. The single bundles a CD and a DVD.

Mizobata Junpei plays Kudou Shinichi in the live-action Detective Conan drama
CD tracks:
  • Kimi to Zutto…
  • Sora no Gosenfu

The DVD includes:
  • Music video of Kimi to Zutto…
  • Special conversation between yu-yu and Mizobata Junpei

The first edition includes:
  • Special CD cover with Mizobata Junpei
  • Aoyama Gosho’s drawing of Shinichi on the paper strip around the CD

Detective Conan episodes airing in July 2011

Detective Conan episodes airing in July 2011

      • Jul 02, 2011
        #622 State of Emergency 252 (Part One)
        Manga chapters: Vol. 72 Files 02-04
      • Jul 09, 2011
        #623 State of Emergency 252 (Part Two)
        Manga chapters: Vol. 72 Files 02-04
      • Jul 16, 2011
        #624 The Final Operating Room (Part One)
        Manga chapters: Vol. 72 Files 05-07
      • Jul 23, 2011
        #625 The Final Operating Room (Part Two)
        Manga chapters: Vol. 72 Files 05-07
      • Jul 30, 2011
        Teitan High School’s Ghost Story (Part One)
        Type: Digitally remastered