Check Out These 30th Anniversary Detective Conan Goods!

Detective Conan was published in the Weekly Shonen Jump in January 1994. The series’ popularity then expanded into an anime series that first premiered in Japan in 1996. Both the anime and manga series still remain fan favorites until this day.

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Recently, the series has partnered with The National Gallery in London to release some awesome Detective Conan limited edition merchandise.

The collaborative items for the series was announced in the official Twitter account in the Shonen Sunday Premium Shop Twitter/X on January 17. The item are available and can be purchase through the Shogakukan official merchandise store Lifetunes Mall. Each item features a Detective Conan character with a painting of popular artists like Joseph Mallord, Claude Monet, William Turner RA, Ambrosius Bosschaert, and Vincent Van Gogh.

This is indeed a fitting collaboration as the main character of the series Shinichi is huge fan of British author Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes novel series. Aside from this, The National Gallery is also celebrating its 200th anniversary.

They feature van Gogh’s Sunflowers featuring Conan and Kaitō Kid, Van Gogh’s Chair featuring Conan, and Wheat Field with Cypresses featuring Kaitō Kid; Monet’s The Thames below Westminster featuring Shiichi and his childhood friend and romantic interest Ran Mōri and The Water-Lily Pond featuring the detective Tōru Amuro; Turner’s Ulysses deriding Polyphemus – Homer’s Odyssey featuring Shuichi Akai; and Bosschaert’s Still-Life with Flowers featuring Ai Haibara.

All the collaborative items are still available in the Lifetunes Mall. Be sure to get them while supplies last. Unfortunately, they do not accept orders outside of Japan.

The upcoming 27th Detective Conan movie titled Detective Conan: The Million-dollar Pentagram is set to premiere in Japan on April 21, 2024.

Further details revealed that the character Kid’s secret, which was not revealed in the original manga, will be revealed in this film.

The official website also reveals the upcoming film’s synopsis:

A notice from Kaito Kid arrived at the repository of the Onoe Zaibatsu in Hakodate, Hokkaido. This time, Kid is aiming for a Japanese sword which is said to be related to Toshizo HIijikata, the vice commander of Shinsengumi, who lived in the end of Edo period. Why does Kid, who has pursued Big Jewel, go after the sword? Meanwhile, Heiji Hattori, the great detective from the west, and Conan, also visited the site for a kendo tournament to be held in Hakodate. On the day of the crime announcement, Heiji discovers Kid’s disguise and hunts him down…!?At the same time, the body with a cross cut on the chest was found in Hakodate warehouse district. A Japanese-American man known as the “Merchant of Death” who works as an arms dealer throughout Asia has emerged from the investigation. He was looking for treasures believed to have been hidden somewhere in Hakodate by the first head of the Onoe family, who was heavily involved in the war industry during the World War II. Rumor has it that it is such a powerful weapon that it could change the war situation that Japan was losing at the time… And the treasure and the sword Kid is aiming at seem to have something kind of connection. The shadow of a mysterious swordsman looms over Kid who is aiming at the sword …”

Detective Conan or Case Closed began as a long-running manga series by Gosho Aoyama. The manga premiered in Japan on January 5, 1994 and still ongoing. The manga expanded to an anime series, anime films, and other media.

Source: ANN

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