Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter
|Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Kobun Shizuno|
|Screenplay by||Takahiro Okura|
|Based on||Case Closed|
by Gosho Aoyama
|Music by||Katsuo Ono|
|Distributed by||Toho Company, Ltd.|
|Box office||$64.45 million|
Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter (名探偵コナン から
A bombing case at Nichiuri TV in autumn. The Satsuki Cup, which crowns the winner of Japan's Ogura Hyakunin Isshu based competitive karuta tournament, is currently being filmed inside the facility. The incident results in a big commotion and, while the building is burning to ashes, the only people left inside are Heiji and Kazuha. They get rescued just in time by Conan, who rushes to the scene. Both the identity and motive of the bomber are unknown.
While confusion takes over due to the explosion, Conan meets a mysterious beautiful girl who claims she is "Heiji's fiancée". Her name is Momiji Ooka and she is the Kyoto High School karuta champion. As fate would have it, Kazuha is going to face Momiji in the Hyakunin Isshu competition, so she begins to train with the help of Heiji's mother, Shizuka, who is a skilled Karuta player.
At the same time, in a Japanese house in Arashiyama, Kyoto's outskirts, the reigning Satsuki Cup champion is murdered. Pictures of the crime scene reveal Momji's presence. Additionally, several Karuta cards were spread around the victim.
Conan and Heiji, along with the Osaka and Kyoto police departments, begin their investigation on the Satsuki Cup and the related murder case. As the inquiry goes on, they come across a secret connected with the Hyakunin Isshu.
- Minami Takayama as Conan Edogawa
- Wakana Yamazaki as Ran Mōri
- Rikiya Koyama as Kogorō Mōri
- Ryo Horikawa as Heiji Hattori
- Yuko Miyamura as Kazuha Toyama
- Megumi Hayashibara as Ai Haibara
- Yukiko Iwai as Ayumi Yoshida
- Ikue Otani as Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya
- Wataru Takagi as Genta Kojima
- Kazuhiro Yamaji as Heizo Hattori
- Masako Katsuki as Shizuka Hattori
- Masaki Terasoma as Ginshiro Toyama
- Daisuke Ono as Muga Iori
- Daisuke Miyagawa as Koji Sekine
- Riho Yoshioka as Mikiko Hiramoto
Aoyama cited the live action adaptations of Yuki Suetsugu's manga series Chihayafuru among his inspirations for making Hyakunin Isshu and karuta subjects of a Conan film. He noted the Kyoto-based Karuta Queen, or national champion in the women's division, as depicted in Chihayafuru, as the model for characters in The Crimson Love Letter.
The film's theme song is "Togetsukyou ~Kimi Omofu~" by Mai Kuraki. The song reached number five on the Oricon Singles Chart. The single has sold 326,305 units in Japan, including 76,305 physical units and 250,000 digital downloads.
For its opening weekend Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter set a new franchise record by selling 987,568 tickets and earning ¥1,286,928,000. The film grossed ¥6.89 billion ($62,395,856) over its theatrical run in Japan and thereby broke the cumulative box office record for the series as well (up until it was surpassed by Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer). Overseas, the film grossed $3,028,087 in South Korea, Thailand and Australia. Combined, the box office total is $65,423,943 in the Asia-Pacific region.
In January 2018, the film was nominated for the Japan Academy Film Prize of "Excellent Animation of the Year."
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