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New ‘Detective Conan’ film to hit Chinese mainland theaters day after release in Japan
Published: Apr 07, 2021 04:50 PM
Promotional material for Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet. Photo: Courtesy for film

Promotional material for Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet. Photo: Courtesy for film

An official Chinese trailer for Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet, the latest work in the much beloved Detective Conan animated film series, was released on Wednesday, revealing that the film will hit cinemas in the Chinese mainland on April 17, just a day after its Japanese release. 

Chinese netizens have expressed high anticipation for the film, which was delayed from its original April 2020 release due to the pandemic. The film seeks to win big in the thriving Chinese film market, especially following the more than 800 million yuan ($122 million) total box office earned during the recent three-day Qingming Festival holiday, a new record for the period. Sister, a new Chinese family-oriented film that was the frontrunner during the holiday, has earned over 480 million yuan as of Wednesday afternoon.  

Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet continues its IP's well-known detective narrative, following Conan and his team as they head to Tokyo after the renowned commercial sponsor of the world's largest sports event is abducted before the event's opening. 

The new animated film is based on the Detective Conan manga created by renowned Japanese animator Gosho Aoyama.


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