Details for Detective Conan’s Upcoming Movie Revealed

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Detective Conan will have another movie, and this time, it will feature the Great Detective of the West, Heiii Hattori and Kazuha Toyama. So far, a few more details have started to trickle in on what we can expect for the next movie.

According to the Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine (via Anime News Network), the new movie will be the 21st for the franchise, and will be titled Meitantei Conan Kara Kurenai no Love Letter (translated as Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter).

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Kobun Shizuno will be returning to reprise his role as the director of the movie, following his stint as director for the last six Detective Conan movies. In addition, Takeharu Sakurai will also be penning the script for the movie as based on the original work of mangaka Gosho Aoyama-sensei.

Since it will involve Heiji and Kazuha, the movie will also be set in the duo's hometown of Osaka—and it will be a love story. Or rather, a love story triangle, since it will also be introducing Momiji Ooka. She will supposedly be Kazuha's rival for her childhood friend, as the former had declared him to be her future husband.

The original TV anime cast will be reprising their respective roles for the new movie as follows:

Minami Takayama as Conan Edogawa
Wakana Yamazaki as Ran Mouri
Rikiya Koyama as Kogoro Mouri
Ryo Horikawa as Heiji Hattori
Yuko Miyamura as Kazuha Toyama

I have to say, Detective Conan has been one of the longest-running anime series that I've been watching. I remember first watching this as a kid, and it has practically followed me into adulthood—and I think I hit it before Conan or Shinichi ever will. Still great stories though, and the fact that they're focusing on the other characters, Heiji and Kazuha being my next favorite pairing after the police lovers, is a nice bonus.

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Detective Conan: Crimson Love Letter will open in Japan's theaters on April 15, 2017.

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