25th Detective Conan Anime Film Reveals The Bride of Halloween Title, April 15 Premiere (Updated)
The first 2022 issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on Wednesday that the 25th film in the Detective Conan franchise is titled Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween (Meitantei Conan: Halloween no Hanayome), and it will open in Japan on April 15, 2022. The magazine also teases Miwako Sato and Wataru Takagi in wedding attire.
Susumu Mitsunaka (Haikyu!!) is directing the film at TMS Entertainment. Takahiro Ōkura (Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire, Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter) is writing the screenplay. Gosho Aoyama is credited for the original work.
The magazine revealed that the movie will feature the franchise's police academy characters: Rei Furuya, Jinpei Matsuda, Wataru Date, Kenji Hagiwara, and Hiromitsu Morofushi. Original creator Aoyama had previously teased that the police academy characters would be "taking the lead" in the 25th movie.
Confirmed cast members include: Minami Takayama as Conan Edogawa, Wakana Yamazaki as Ran Mouri, Rikiya Koyama as Kogoro Mouri, and Toru Furuya as Tōru Amuro.
The movie takes places in Shibuya on Halloween. At the Shibuya Hikarie building, a certain wedding ceremony is taking place. There, Miwako Sato is in a wedding dress. Suddenly, an intruder bursts in, and Wataru Takagi is injured protecting Miwako. At the same time, the serial bombing criminal from the incident three years ago that killed Jinpei Matsuda (whom Miwako was in love with) escapes. Rei Furuya, who used to be a classmate of Jinpei's at the police academy, tracks the culprit down, but a mysterious costumed person appears and attaches a collar bomb to his neck. Conan hears about the incident that happened three years ago from Rei, and tries to disarm the collar bomb.
Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan), the 24th film in the franchise, opened in Japan on April 16 after a one-year COVID-19 delay. TMS Entertainment screened the world premiere of the film's English dub at Anime NYC on November 21. The film also had a simultaneous release in 22 countries and territories outside of Japan.
The Meitantei Conan Keisatsu Gakkō Hen Wild Police Story (Detective Conan: Police Academy Arc Wild Police Story) television anime (pictured at right), which adapts the manga spinoff of the same name, will premiere on Yomiuri TV and NTV on December 4.
Two other spinoff manga are inspiring anime adaptations: Detective Conan: Hannin no Hanzawa-san and Detective Conan: Zero no Tea Time. Netflix will stream both anime worldwide.
Update: Added in wedding visual, cast, story summary.
Sources: Weekly Shonen Sunday issue 1, Comic Natalie