List of Case Closed films

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Eighteen feature films have been released based on the Case Closed series. The first seven were directed by Kenji Kodama, films eight to fifteen were directed by Yasuichiro Yamamoto, and films sixteen and onwards are directed by Kobun Shizuno. The films have been released in April of each year starting in 1997.[1] Each film features an original plotline rather than being an adaptation of the manga's story. Two film comics were released for each film. Funimation Entertainment released an English dubbed version of the first six films retaining the same name and story changes as its main Case Closed dub.

Film list[edit]

The Time Bombed Skyscraper[edit]

The first film, Case Closed: The Time Bombed Skyscraper known as Detective Conan: The Time Bombed Skyscraper (名探偵コナン 時計じかけの摩天楼 Meitantei Conan: Tokei-jikake no Matenrō?) in Japan, was released in Japanese theaters on April 19, 1997.[1] It was partly based on Gosho Aoyama's planned ending for his previous series, Magic Kaito.[2] In the movie, a chain of bombing cases occur around Tokyo and is related to Jimmy Kudo's past investigations. The Time Bombed Skyscraper was released in North America on Region 1 DVD by Funimation Entertainment on October 3, 2006.[3]

The Fourteenth Target[edit]

The second film, Case Closed: The Fourteenth Target known as Detective Conan: The Fourteenth Target (名探偵コナン 14番目の標的 Meitantei Conan Jūyon banme no Tagetto?), in Japan, was released to Japanese theaters on April 18, 1998.[4] The film follows Conan Edogawa as he attempts to stop a murderer killing people in an unknown order. The Fourteenth Target was released in North America on Region 1 DVD by Funimation Entertainment on November 20, 2007.[5]

The Last Wizard of the Century[edit]

The third film, Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century, known as Detective Conan: The Last Wizard of the Century (名探偵コナン 世紀末の魔術師 Meitantei Conan Seikimatsu no Majutsushi?) in Japan, was released to Japanese theaters on April 17, 1999.[6] This movie follows Conan Edogawa as he attempts to thwart Phantom Thief Kid's plan to steal a newly discovered Faberge egg. It was released in North America on Region 1 DVD by Funimation Entertainment on December 15, 2009.[7]

Captured in Her Eyes[edit]

The fourth film, Case Closed: Captured in Her Eyes, known as Detective Conan: Captured in Her Eyes (名探偵コナン 瞳の中の暗殺者 Meitantei Conan Hitomi no Naka no Ansatsusha?) in Japan, was released to Japanese theaters on April 22, 2000.[8] Rachel Moore becomes entangled in a series of murder cases where police officers of a reopened case were victims; She was able to see the culprit but the trauma of witnessing an attempt at murder gave her amnesia and made herself a target of the killer. Captured in Her Eyes was released in North America on Region 1 DVD by Funimation Entertainment on December 29, 2009.[9]

Countdown to Heaven[edit]

The fifth film, Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven, known as Detective Conan: Countdown to Heaven (名探偵コナン 天国へのカウントダウン Meitantei Conan Tengoku e no Kauntodaun?) in Japan, was released to Japanese theaters on April 21, 2001.[10] A Twin Tower is built and opened to the public while a murderer kills its employees one by one. At the same time, the Black Organization are searching for Shiho Miyano. Countdown to Heaven was released in North America on Region 1 DVD by Funimation Entertainment on January 19, 2010.[11]

The Phantom of Baker Street[edit]

The sixth film, Case Closed: The Phantom of Baker Street, known as Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker Street (名探偵コナン ベイカー街の亡霊 Meitantei Conan Beikā Sutorīto no Bōrei?) in Japan, released to Japanese theaters on April 20, 2002.[12] The story follows Conan Edogawa and several children as they are trapped in Noah's Ark, a virtual reality game where death will result if they lose the game. The Phantom of Baker Street was released in North America on Region 1 DVD by Funimation Entertainment on February 16, 2010.[13] At present, this is the last English Dubbed version of the Case Closed movies.

Crossroad in the Ancient Capital[edit]

The seventh film, Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital (名探偵コナン 迷宮の十字路 Meitantei Conan Meikyū no Kurosurōdo?), was released to Japanese theaters on April 19, 2003.[14] The movie follows Conan and Hattori Heiji in Kyoto as they attempt to unmask antique robbers.

Magician of the Silver Sky[edit]

The eighth film, Detective Conan: Magician of the Silver Sky (名探偵コナン 銀翼の奇術師 Meitantei Conan Gin-yoku no Majishan?), was released to Japanese theaters on April 17, 2004.[15] The movie follows a poisoning case on an airliner where both the pilot and co-pilot were also affected, Conan Edogawa and Phantom Thief Kid are forced to take control of the plane.

Strategy Above the Depths[edit]

The ninth film, Detective Conan: Strategy Above the Depths (名探偵コナン 水平線上の陰謀 Meitantei Conan Suiheisenjō no Sutoratejī?), was released to Japanese theaters on April 9, 2005.[16] The movie is set on a cruise ship and integrates the murder of the shipbuilder and a shipwreck disaster.

The Private Eyes' Requiem[edit]

The tenth film, Detective Conan: The Private Eyes' Requiem (名探偵コナン 探偵たちの鎮魂歌 Meitantei Conan Tantei-tachi no Requiem?), was released to Japanese theaters on April 15, 2006.[17] The plot revolves around Conan Edogawa's investigation of an old murder case as his friends are held hostage in an amusement park.

Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure[edit]

The eleventh film, Detective Conan: Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure (名探偵コナン 紺碧の棺 Meitantei Conan Konpeki no Jorī Rojā?), was released to Japanese theaters on April 21, 2007.[18] The movie follows Conan Edogawa as he investigates the murder of two scuba divers searching for the alleged treasure left by pirate Anne Bonny on a Japanese island.

Full Score of Fear[edit]

The twelfth film, Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear (名探偵コナン 戦慄の楽譜 Meitantei Conan Senritsu no Furu Sukoa?) was released to Japanese theaters on April 19, 2008.[19] The film follows Conan Edogawa as he attempts to discern the culprit targeting the lead singer for the grand opening of a new concert hall.

The Raven Chaser[edit]

The thirteenth film, Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser (名探偵コナン 漆黒の追跡者 Meitantei Conan Shikkoku no Chaser?) was released to Japanese theaters on April 18, 2009.[20] In the movie, a new member of the Black Organization, Irish, manages to find out Conan Edogawa's identity, putting everyone around him in danger.

The Lost Ship in the Sky[edit]

The fourteenth film, Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in the Sky (名探偵コナン 天空の難破船 Meitantei Conan Tenkuu no Rosuto Shippu?), was released to Japanese theaters on April 17, 2010.[21] In the film, Jirokichi Suzuki invites Conan Edogawa and his friends to ride the world's largest airship, but an unknown mysterious terrorist group hijacks the ship and releases a deadly virus.

Quarter of Silence[edit]

The fifteenth film, Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence (名探偵コナン 沈黙の15分 Meitantei Conan Chinmoku no Kwōtā?), was released on April 16, 2011.[22] In the movie, Conan Edogawa and his friends go to a town near a recently constructed dam to enjoy snow as well as to find the truth behind a bombing case.

The Eleventh Striker[edit]

The sixteenth film, Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker (名探偵コナン 11人目のストライカー Meitantei Conan Jūichi Ninme no Sutoraikā?) was released on April 14, 2012. The story revolves around soccer and a timed bomb in the stadium.[23]

Private Eye in the Distant Sea[edit]

The seventeenth film, Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea (名探偵コナン 絶海の探偵 Meitantei Conan: Zekkai no Puraibēto Ai?) premiered on April 20, 2013.[24] The story follows a case that occurs on an Aegis vessel.

Dimensional Sniper[edit]

Related film[edit]

Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The Movie[edit]

Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The Movie premiered on December 7, 2013. The plot follows Conan who sets out to apprehend Arsène Lupin III, the suspect of stealing a jewel called Cherry Sapphire.

References[edit]

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  20. ^ "名探偵コナン 漆黒の追跡者" [Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser] (in Japanese). Toho. Archived from the original on September 25, 2010. Retrieved September 25, 2010. 
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