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    DETECTIVE CONAN: THE CRIMSON LOVE LETTER Press Notes and High-Res Images From Toho

    Conan Edogawa and his friends and foes return to Japanese cinemas in the 21st Detective Conan movie, DETECTIVE CONAN: THE CRIMSON LOVE LETTER. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2017 Gosho Aoyama / Detective Conan Production Committee

    New Anime Film Opens in Japan This Saturday Source: Toho Co., Ltd. Official Site: conan-movie.jp (Japan)

    A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE

    Toho has provided information and high-res images from their upcoming anime film, DETECTIVE CONAN: THE CRIMSON LOVE LETTER (?????? ????????????????????, Meitantei Konan Kara Kurenai no Renka (Kara Kurenai Nora Buretaa)). The movie is the 21st feature film based on the manga series by Aoyama Gosho, which follow the adventures of teenager Shinichi Kudo, a master detective who was transformed into a young boy after being poisoned by members of the criminal Black Organization. Kudo realized his new appearance was the perfect cover and adopted the name `Conan Edogawa` in order to continue using his skills against evildoers. Opening in Japan this Saturday, April 15th, THE CRIMSON LOVE LETTER is set in Osaka and Kyoto. Conan Edogawa investigates a bombing, with the case having a surprising impact on the relationship between his friends Heiji Hattori and Kazuha Toyama. The film also marks the animation debut of Momiji Ooka, an important character in Aoyama Gosho`s manga.

    Detective Conan Edogawa must stop a mysterious bomber. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2017 Gosho Aoyama / Detective Conan Production Committee

    STORY A bombing occurs during a live broadcast of the Satsuki Cup in Osaka. The panicked attendees rush to evacuate the collapsing, burning building, but two are trapped and left behind... Heiji Hattori and Kazuha Toyama. Fortunately, they are safely rescued by Conan Edogawa, who rushed to the scene after learning of the explosion. The incident seems almost like a terrorist attack, but the true motives of the bomber are unknown. Conan and Heiji begin an investigation to uncover the identity of the criminal who has not yet revealed himself. In the midst of the search, Conan meets a young woman who insists that she is Heiji`s fiancée. Her name is Momiji Ooka, a high school champion of the popular competitive card game, karuta. Meanwhile, the winner of last year`s Satsuki Cup is found murdered at their home in Kyoto. Security footage reveals Momiji was at the crime scene. Osaka and Kyoto, Heiji and Momiji. Two incidents that will forever alter two destinies... "Songs of love from long ago".

    Heiji Hattori protects Kazuha Toyama. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2017 Gosho Aoyama / Detective Conan Production Committee
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    CREDITS Japanese Theatrical Release: Saturday, April 15, 2017 (Nationwide Roadshow) Running Time: 112 Minutes Cast Conan Edogawa: Minami Takayama Ran Mori: Wakana Yamazaki Kogoro Mori: Rikiya Koyama Heiji Hattori: Ryo Horikawa Kazuha Toyama: Yuko Miyamura Koji Sekine: Daisuke Miyagawa Mikiko Hiramoto: Riho Yoshioka Momiji Ooka: Satsuki Yukino Ai Haibara: Megumi Hayashibara Muga Iori: Daisuke Ono Shinichi Kudo: Kappei Yamaguchi Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya: Ikue Otani Ayumi Yoshida: Yukiko Iwai Genta Kojima: Wataru Takagi Dr. Hiroshi Agasa: Kenichi Ogata Heizo Hattori: Kazuhiro Yamaji Ginshiro Toyama: Masaki Terasoma Shizuka Hattori: Masako Katsuki Staff Director: Kobun Shizuno Original Story: Aoyama Gosho (serialized in Shogakukan`s Weekly Shonen Sunday) Screenplay: Takahiro Okura Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Masatomo Sudo Art Directors: Masaru Sato, Takayoshi Fukushima, Tsutomu Ishigaki Cinematographer: Jin Nishiyama CG Director: Hiroyuki Saito Editor: Terumitsu Okada Recording Directors: Yasuyuki Uragami, Keiko Urakami Sound Effects: Masakazu Yokoyama Music: Katsuo Ono Production: Detective Conan Production Committee (Shogakukan, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Nippon Television Network, Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Toho, TMS Entertainment) Animation Production: TMS Entertainment, V1 Studio Distributor: Toho © 2017 Gosho Aoyama / Detective Conan Production Committee

    Momiji Ooka claims to be the fiancée of her childhood friend, Heiji. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2017 Gosho Aoyama / Detective Conan Production Committee
    Ran Mori. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2017 Gosho Aoyama / Detective Conan Production Committee
    A pact between friends. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2017 Gosho Aoyama / Detective Conan Production Committee
    Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2017 Gosho Aoyama / Detective Conan Production Committee
    Ai Haibara. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2017 Gosho Aoyama / Detective Conan Production Committee
    What is Momiji`s secret? Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2017 Gosho Aoyama / Detective Conan Production Committee
    Conan is on the case! Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2017 Gosho Aoyama / Detective Conan Production Committee
    Logo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2017 Gosho Aoyama / Detective Conan Production Committee

    About Toho Company. Ltd.

    Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-eight Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and masterpiece films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho has been the number one distributor of motion pictures in Japan (both domestic and foreign) for over ten consecutive years since 2003.

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