'Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet' 24th film to simultaneously premiere in 23 countries on Apr 16

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: February 10, 2021 at 11:37 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The official website for the Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan anime films has announced on Wednesday that the upcoming 24th film of the franchise titled "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan)" is having a simultaneous release in cinemas in 22 countries and territories outside Japan (see list below). The film will premiere on April 16, 2021.

The countries and territories that will premiere the film same day as Japan are:

  • Japan

  • Taiwan

  • Hong Kong

  • South Korea

  • Singapore

  • Malaysia

  • Indonesia

  • Philippines

  • Brunei

  • Thailand

  • Vietnam

  • Germany

  • Austria

  • Switzerland

  • Lichtenstein

  • Luxembourg

  • United Arab Emirates

  • Oman

  • Kuwait

  • Bahrain

  • Qatar

  • Saudi Arabia

  • France

This is the first time a Detective Conan film will premiere in cinemas outside Japan the same day as its local release. It is the 24th installment of the film and was originally scheduled to open in Japanese cinemas last April 17, 2021 but was later postponed due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.


The film is directed by Tomoka Nagaoka who also directed the previous film "Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire". Takeharu Sakurai who wrote the scripts for "Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer" film returns for this film and also Katsuo Ono to compose the music.


Recently, the 11th episode of the Detective Conan series titled "Moonlight Sonata Murder Case" was announced to b having a TV series remake as 'one of the parts' of the 1000th Episode Celebration of the series. The episode remake is divided into two-part episode which will serve as the 1000th and 1001st episode of the series and is scheduled to begin broadcasting on Yomiuri TV on March 6 and 13, respectively.


Aimi Kobayashi, a classical pianist, will perform Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 (famously nicknamed the "Moonlight Sonata") for the remake.


Detective Conan previously celebrated its 20th anniversary with a remake of the first two episodes of the anime in the 2016 special Detective Conan - Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small, which Discotek Media licensed and released on July 28 earlier this year.


The TV anime series adaptation of the original Detective Conan manga series by Gosho Aoyama was first aired in January 1996 by Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation and TMS Entertainment. It The anime resulted in the adaptations of several animated feature films, original video animations, video games, audio disc releases and live action episodes.

Its manga being serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday since January 1994 has been collected into 98 tankōbon volumes as of April 2020. It has sold more than 230 million in circulation worldwide as of 2018, making it the fifth-best-selling manga series.


Both the manga and the anime have had positive response from critics for their plot and cases. The manga has been sold in 25 countries, while the anime has been broadcast in 40 countries.


The Detective Conan series follows the high school detective Shinichi Kudo who was transformed into a child while investigating a mysterious organization and solves a multitude of cases while impersonating his childhood best friend's father and other characters.

Source: Detective Conan Anime Film Official Site, Comic Natalie