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Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (Japanese: 名探偵コナン 緋色の弾丸, Hepburn: Meitantei Konan Hiiro no Dangan), also known as Case Closed: The Scarlet Bullet, is a 2021 Japanese animated mystery film directed by Chika Nagaoka. It is the twenty-fourth installment of the Case Closed film series based on the manga series of the same name by Gosho Aoyama, following the 2019 film Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire. This is the first Reiwa-era Case Closed movie.

Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet was released in Japan on April 16, 2021. Its release was delayed from an original April 2020 date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A global release was announced on February 9, 2021 featuring a multi-language trailer in Japanese, English, Korean, German, and Chinese. The Scarlet Bullet is listed as 2021's second highest-grossing Japanese film worldwide, below Jujutsu Kaisen 0.

Detective_Conan_Movie_24_-_The_Scarlet_Bullet_Official_Trailer

Detective Conan Movie 24 - The Scarlet Bullet Official Trailer

Official Trailer

English Poster

Plot

Japan is preparing to commemorate the World Sports Games (WSG), the world's biggest sports games, hosting them in Tokyo. The Hyperlinear bullet train, the pinnacle of Japan's advanced technology, will begin operation to coincide with the WSG's opening ceremony, running at speeds of up to 1,000 km/h between Shin-Nagoya Station and Tokyo's newly built Shibahama Station. As the world watches, disaster suddenly strikes the host venue, where the sponsors of the Games are gathered. A crisis unfolds as several industry leaders are kidnapped in quick succession. In the shadows, Shuichi Akai waits, watching the crisis unfold, as FBI agents await his orders. Conan deduces the connection between the terrible WSG-related kidnappings that occurred in Boston, 15 years earlier, and it is revealed the investigation was handled by the FBI back then.

Cast

Character Japanese voice actor English voice actor
Conan Edogawa Minami Takayama Wendee Lee
Ran Mōri Wakana Yamazaki Cristina Vee
Kogorō Mōri Rikiya Koyama Xander Mobus
Shinichi Kudō Kappei Yamaguchi Griffin Burns
Hiroshi Agasa Kenichi Ogata Michael Sorich
Ai Haibara Megumi Hayashibara Erica Mendez
Ayumi Yoshida Yukiko Iwai Janice Kawaye
Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya Ikue Ōtani Erika Harlacher
Genta Kojima Wataru Takagi Andrew Russell
Shuichi Akai Shūichi Ikeda Keith Silverstein
Subaru Okiya Ryōtarō Okiayu
Masumi Sera Noriko Hidaka
Shukichi Haneda Toshiyuki Morikawa TBA
Mary Sera Atsuko Tanaka Kira Buckland
Yumi Miyamoto Yu Sugimoto AmaLee
James Black Takaya Hashi Jamieson Price
André Camel Kiyoyuki Yanada Chris Tergliafera
Jodie Starling Miyuki Ichijou Maureen Price
Juzo Megure Chafurin Jake Eberle
Miwako Sato Atsuko Yuya Katelyn Gault
Wataru Takagi Wataru Takagi Christopher Bevins
Ellie Ishioka Minami Hamabe TBA
Maiko Shirahato Aya Hirano Elsie Lovelock
Osamu Inoue Kenichi Suzumura TBA
John Boyd Taiten Kusunoki and Ryan Drees (English Stunt) TBA
Alan Mackenzie Charles Glover TBA


Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet

Case Closed: The Scarlet Bullet

Japanese 名探偵コナン 緋色の弾丸
Directed by Chika Nagaoka
Written by Takeharu Sakurai
Based on Case Closedby Gosho Aoyama
Starring
  • Minami Takayama
  • Wakana Yamazaki
  • Rikiya Koyama
  • Kappei Yamaguchi
  • Kenichi Ogata
  • Megumi Hayashibara
  • Yukiko Iwai
  • Ikue Ōtani
  • Wataru Takagi
  • Shūichi Ikeda
  • Noriko Hidaka
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa
  • Atsuko Tanaka
  • Yu Sugimoto
  • Minami Hamabe
Music by Katsuo Ono (Soundtrack), Tokyo Jihen (Theme Song: "Eien no Fuzai Shoumei")
Production

company

TMS/V1 Studio
Distributed by Toho Company, Ltd.
Release date
  • April 16, 2021
Running time 110 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Box office $102.5 million


Release[edit]

Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet was released in several territories on opening day, including Hong Kong SAR, Korea, Singapore, Philippines, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and Macao.

The film was later released in other territories such as Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, France, Mainland China, New Zealand and Luxembourg.

Due to the poor performance of previous movies outside the Catalan region of Spain, this movie was not dubbed in Spanish at release, instead being played in Spanish theaters with only the subtitled Japanese dub and the Catalan dub.

The English dub of the film was scheduled to debut in the United States at Anime NYC on November 21, 2021, but was canceled, produced by Bang Zoom! Entertainment.

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet has earned a total of $102.5 million globally. It is 2021's second highest-grossing Japanese film worldwide, below Jujutsu Kaisen 0.

Domestic[edit]

In Japan, the film sold 1,533,054 tickets in its first 3 days and earned ¥2,218,130,800 ($20.5 million), eclipsing the revenue of the previous film by 144% on first day sales alone. It ranked #1 at the Japanese box office, beating out Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time and by 15th Weekend, film earned overall gross of 7,479,317,860 yen (about US$67.86 million). The Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan released 2021 box office rankings (for releases up until November 2021) where The Scarlet Bullet is the second highest-grossing film in Japan with a gross collection of ¥7.65 billion at the Japanese box office. The film opened with the third highest IMAX opening ever in Japan, grossing $1.2 million.

Foreign[edit]

In China, the film earned RMB 109.6 million ($16.8 million) in its first 3 days and ranked #1 at the Chinese box office, with a final gross of $33.6 million in China.

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