The 25th cinematic outing for the long-running Detective Conan anime has officially received a theatrical release date, as well as a new teaser visual from the original series’ mangaka and the film’s first official trailer.
As announced by the film’s official Twitter account on November 30th, the Susumu Mitsuna (Haikyu!) directed, Takahiro Okura (Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire) written, and TMS Entertainment (Megalobox) animated Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween, will hit Japanese theaters on April 15th, 2022.
Alongside its release date reveal, the film also received a new visual from Detective Conan mangaka Gosho Aoyama depicting series romantic mainstays Miwako Sato and Wataru Takagi in wedding dress surrounded by fellow Tokyo police officers Rei Furuya, Jinpei Matsuda, Wataru Date, Kenji Hagiwara, and Hiromitsu Morofushi, the supposed groom’s police academy classmates who featured prominently in the prologue spinoff manga, Detective Conan Police Academy Arc – Wild Police Story.
In addition, the film also released its first official teaser trailer, giving fans their first look at the Metropolitan Police Academy members’ upcoming exploits:
A synopsis of the Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween as provided by the film’s official website, which details how the eponymous boy detective will find himself up against a mysterious bomber whose trail hints at a connection to a series of past bombings which shook Sato and the Metropolitan Police Department to its very core, can be read below:
The synopsis begins, “Shibuya, Tokyo, is bustling with the Halloween season. A wedding is being held at Shibuya Hikarie, where Detective Miwako Sato of the Metropolitan Police Department is dressed in a wedding dress.”
“While Conan and the other invited guests are watching, an assailant suddenly bursts in, and Detective Wataru Takagi, who was trying to protect Sato, is injured,” it continues.
The synopsis goes on, “Takagi survived and the situation was settled, but in Sato’s eyes, the image of the grim reaper that she had seen when Detective Matsuda, the man she had been in love with, had been killed in a series of bombings three years ago, overlapped with Takagi’s.
“At the same time, the perpetrator of the bombings escapes from prison,” it states.
The synopsis then asks, “Is this really a coincidence? Rei Furuya (Toru Amuro), a member of the public safety police, is hunting down the man who killed his classmate, Detective Matsuda, but a mysterious person in disguise suddenly appears and puts a collar bomb on him.”
“Conan visits the underground shelter where Amuro is hiding out to disarm the collar bomb, and hears about an incident three years ago when he and his now deceased classmates from the police academy encountered an unidentified virtual bomber named “Plamya” in Shibuya. As Conan and his team investigate, a disturbing shadow begins to loom over them,” it concludes.
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