Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven

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Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven
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Theatrical release Poster
Directed by Kanetsugu Kodama
Produced by Michihiko Suwa
Written by Kazunari Kochi
Music by Katsuo Ono
Distributed by Toho
Release date
April 21, 2001
Running time
95 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Box office ¥ 2.9 billion [1]
(US$ 29.3 million)

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 no Kauntodaun) in Japan, is a 2001 Japanese animated feature film based on the Case Closed manga series, featuring detective Shinichi Kudo, also known as Conan Edogawa. It made 2.9 billion yen.[2]

Plot[edit]

Gin and Vodka, on a hunt for Shiho Miyano, sneak into Akemi Miyano's flat and listen to the messages on the answering machine. They discover that Shiho will attend a private viewing of two new skyscrapers in Tokyo. Gin and Vodka plan to end Shiho at the towers.

At the viewing, Yoshiaki Hara and Tokiwa Mio are murdered, after Ohki Iwamatsu, a builder of the skyscrapers, was killed in his apartment. Sake cups left at each murder scene links the three together in a serial murder case.

Before the murderer’s identity is revealed, the bombs planted by the Black Organization detonate, setting the building ablaze. Sonoko, Conan and Ran evacuate in a glass elevator when it stops. Conan realizes that with her new perm, Sonoko looks like Shiho Miyano from behind. Conan distracts Sonoko, making her turn around, saving her from being shot by Gin, who thought she was Shiho.

After arriving safely to the ground, Conan re-enters the tower after learning that the Junior Detective League has not evacuated. He leaves them and confronts the serial murderer, Kiseragi, an elderly painter. Kiseragi blamed the tower employees for the construction of the tower, an edifice that obstructed his view of the Fuji Mountains. Conan shoots Kiseragi with his tranquilizer dart as the painter prepares to commit suicide.

With the bridges blown off and the bottom floors in flames, Conan powers a Ford Mustang convertible with the force of an explosion to propel the kids and him to safety. Viewing the inferno from afar, Gin and Vodka confirm that Shiho Miyano was not at the towers and abandon their search for her.

Cast[edit]

Role Japanese voice English voice
Conan Edogawa Minami Takayama Alison Viktorin
Jimmy Kudo Kappei Yamaguchi Jerry Jewell
Shiho Miyano/Vi Graythorn Megumi Hayashibara Brina Palencia
Mitch Tennyson Ikue Ōtani Cynthia Cranz
Richard Moore Akira Kamiya R. Bruce Elliot
Rachel Moore Wakana Yamazaki Colleen Clinkenbeard
George Kojima Wataru Takagi Mike McFarland
Amy Yoshida Yukiko Iwai Monica Rial
Serena Sebastian Naoko Matsui Laura Bailey
Inspector Meguire Chafurin Mark Stoddard
Dr. Agasa Kenichi Ogata Bill Flynn
Akemi Miyano Sakiko Tamagawa Alex Valle
Augustine Odell Takeshi Watabe Brandon Potter
Hajime Tsukamoto Jun'ichi Sugawara Charles Campbell
Officer Chiba Isshin Chiba Chris Cason
Harry Wilder Wataru Takagi Doug Burks
Nicholas Santos Kazuhiko Inoue Eric Vale
Vodka Fumihiko Tachiki Christopher Sabat
Gin Yukitoshi Hori Troy Baker
Emcee Chuck Huber
Tome Toshihiko Nakajima Cole Brown
Madison Monroe Toshiko Fujita Elizabeth Bontley
Zachary Hara Kōichi Hashimoto Jakie Cabe
Hohsui Kisaragi Ichirō Nagai James Stephens
Cherilyn Christabel Aya Hisakawa Lydia Mackay
Theodore Radcliff Jūrōta Kosugi Travis Willingham

Staff[edit]

  • Licensed by: FUNimation Entertainment
  • ADR Director: Leah Clark
  • Script: Eric Vale
  • Executive producer: Gen Fukunaga
  • Producer: Carly Hunter & Justin Cook
  • ADR Engineer: Cris George
  • Assistant ADR Director: Brina Palencia
  • Head Writer: Eric Vale
  • Line Producer: Zach Bolton
  • Mix Engineer: Adrian Cook
  • Post-Production Assistant: Casey Barteau & Niki Cooper
  • Production Assistant: Gino Palencia, Michael Harcourt & Trenton Jons
  • Senior Video Editor: Daniel Mancilla & Jeremy Jimenez
  • Talent Coordination: Tara Williams
  • Video Editing: Jessie Mancilla, Joe Harris, Josh Tyler & Robert Bell
  • Video Engineer: Michael Rivas & Sarah Mueller
  • Video Post-Production Coordinator: Margaret Yabs
  • Video Post-Production Director: Brandon Tyler

Music[edit]

The film's ending theme song is "Always" by Mai Kuraki.

Home media[edit]

VHS[edit]

The VHS of the movie was released April 10, 2002.[3] It was discontinued soon after 2006 as it was switched to DVD.

Region 2 DVD[edit]

The DVD of the film was released on December 21, 2001.[4] A new DVD was released on February 25, 2011, significantly lowering the original price and added the trailer as a special feature.[5]

Region 1 DVD[edit]

Funimation released the English dub of Countdown to Heaven on DVD on January 19, 2010.

Blu-ray[edit]

The Blu-ray version of the film was released on September 23, 2011.[6] The Blu-ray contains the same content of the DVD plus a mini-booklet explaining the film and the BD-live function.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Highest grossing movies of 2001" (in Japanese). Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Archived from the original on December 15, 2009. Retrieved May 13, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Highest grossing movies of 2001" (in Japanese). Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Archived from the original on December 15, 2009. Retrieved May 13, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Detective Conan: Countdown to Heaven VHS". Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Detective Conan: Countdown to Heaven DVD". Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Detective Conan: Countdown to Heaven DVD (New)". Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Detective Conan: Countdown to Heaven" (in Japanese). Being Inc. Archived from the original on September 18, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 

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