Detective Conan Manga Goes On a Hiatus With The Release of Its 27th Film
Detective Conan, a popular manga by Aosho Goyama, is taking a break in celebration of its 30th anniversary. The manga will resume in the seventh issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday on January 10. To mark the occasion, there's a cool Detective Conan exhibition with six themes opening across Japan, starting in Tokyo on January 12.
Detective Conan 27th Film Release
A special video message from Aoyama on YouTube gives fans a sneak peek into the anniversary exhibit. But that's not all—there's an exciting 27th Conan film titled "Hyakuman Doru no Michishirube" (The Million-Dollar Five Guiding Stars). This film features a showdown between Heiji Hattori and Kaito Kid. The plot involves Kaito Kid attempting to snatch a one million dollar "big jewel" in Hakodate, Japan, and hints at a possible confession between Heiji and his childhood friend Kazuha.
Mark your calendars for April 12, 2024, because that's when the film hits theaters. Other anniversary plans include a special café, a collaboration issue of Da Vinci magazine in April, an upgraded version of a popular T-shirt, and a special full-page ad in the Yomiuri Shinbun paper nationwide on January 10.
A bit about Detective Conan's history: Aoyama launched the manga in 1994, leading to a long-running TV anime since 1996 and a series of anime films. The 26th film, "Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine" (Iron Submarine), opened on April 14, breaking records by earning over 3.14 billion yen (about US$23.4 million) in its first three days.
By June, it sold 9.26 million tickets, surpassing Jurassic Park to become the 25th highest-earning film of all time in Japan. Now, it's the 19th highest-earning film in Japan and the second-highest-grossing film of the year, following only The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
Additionally, there are three spinoff manga for the franchise that recently inspired anime adaptations: "Meitantei Conan Keisatsu Gakkō Hen Wild Police Story" (Detective Conan: Police Academy Arc Wild Police Story), "Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san," and "Detective Conan: Zero no Tea Time.
Even though it's sad news of hiatus for manga readers yet Detective Conan has decided to make its 27th Film which will hit the theaters on April 12, 2024. So, all the Detectives get ready for a brand new adventure and mysterious thrill!