Detective Conan fans in Singapore will soon be able to enjoy the 19th Detective Conan movie, while celebrating Conan’s 20th anniversary, titled Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno.
Golden Village describes the film as:
Detective Conan: the Sunflowers of Inferno is the 19th full length animated feature film to be release and boasts one of the biggest opening weekends in Japan in the franchise‘s history. It tracks Conan’s largest altercations yet with the infamous Kaito Kid as he races across the globe to bring him to justice for stealing a part of Van Gogh’s seven piece masterpiece, Sunflowers.
Golden Village began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for the film on July 1.
GV will hold a fan preview at Golden Village’s Plaza Singapore branch on July 20 at 7:15 p.m. Tickets will be priced at SGD$20 for Golden Village members, and SGD$24 for the general public. The ticket comes with an exclusive commemorative badge, an A2 poster, and one A4-size clear folder.
Golden Village will open the movie’s theatrical run in Singapore on July 23. The film originally premiered in Japan on April 18. The film will also premiere in the Philippines on July 22.
The film’s story centers on Conan as he tries to track down Kaito Kid, who supposedly steals a replica of one of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers paintings during an auction. (A real version of the painting depicted was owned by a Japanese collector, until it was destroyed during World War II. A version of the painting depicted in the movie was recently recreated.)
Familiar names to Conan fans like Kobun Shizuno will return to direct the film,Takeharu Sakurai wrote the script. Katsuo Ono again composed the music. Minami Takayama reprised her role as Conan Edogawa with Wakana Yamazaki as Ran Mōri, Rikiya Koyama as Kogorō Mōri, and Kappei Yamaguchi as Kaito Kuroba/Kaitō Kid.
The rock band Porno Graffitti contributed their song “Oh! Rival” as the theme song to the movie. The band created the new song specifically for the film. The “rival” in the title is in the French or Spanish pronunciation of the term, and it signifies the contentious relationship between the titular detective lead Conan Edogawa and the phantom thief Kaitō Kid. Film distributor TOHO previously streamed a trailer for the film in March that features the song.
The 18th Detective Conan film opened in April 2014, and the 20th anniversary special premiered on December 26. A new anime series based on Gosho Aoyama‘s Magic Kaito manga began airing in October 2014.