Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare

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Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare
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Japanese名探偵コナン 純黒の悪夢(ナイトメア)
HepburnMeitantei Konan: Junkoku no Naitomea
Directed byKobun Shizuno
Screenplay byTakeharu Sakurai
Based onCase Closed
by Gosho Aoyama
StarringMinami Takayama
Wakana Yamazaki
Rikiya Koyama
Megumi Hayashibara
Yukiko Iwai
Ikue Ohtani
Wataru Takagi
Kenichi Ogata
Shūichi Ikeda
Tōru Furuya
Kotono Mitsuishi
Yukitoshi Hori
Fumihiko Tachiki
Mami Koyama
Kikuko Inoue
Hiroyuki Kinoshita
Miyuki Ichijō
Kiyoyuki Yanada
Yūki Amami
Music byKatsuo Ohno
Production
company
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • April 16, 2016 (2016-04-16)
Running time
112 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Box office¥6.33 billion [1]

Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (名探偵コナン 純黒の悪夢, Meitantei Konan: Junkoku no Naitomea) is a 2016 Japanese animated action crime thriller film. It is the twentieth installment of the Case Closed film series based on the manga series of the same name, following the 2015 film Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno. The film was released on April 16, 2016.[2]

Plot[edit]

A Black Organization spy, code-name Curaçao, infiltrates the NPA Security Bureau Office, stealing the NOC list of MI6, BND, CSIS, FBI and CIA agents working undercover in the Black Organization. Yuya Kazami, an officer of the Public Security Bureau, catches her red handed and Curaçao is forced to run away. Rei Furuya, also known as Bourbon, attempts to stop her from escaping and later engages in a car chase on the Rainbow Bridge, with Akai Shuichi joining later. The car chase ends up causing a havoc, and Akai decides to shoot the tire of Curaçao's vehicle, causing the car to crash and fall off the bridge. Curaçao escapes from the car as it is falling and lands in the water. She later surfaces at Tohto Aquarium near the crash site.

The next day, the Detective Boys discover Curaçao at Tohto Aquarium. She is suffering from amnesia and her phone is broken as a result of the car crash the day prior. Conan retrieves the broken phone and takes photos of Curaçao, sends the photos to Ran, who, in turn, sends them to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, then hands the phone to Dr. Agasa so he can recover the data on it. The Detective Boys then decide to stay with Curaçao to help her regain her memory. After noticing Curaçao's perfect aiming skills while playing darts and her swift act of saving Genta from falling from high a place, Haibara and Conan notice that Curaçao is not an ordinary woman, and Haibara herself gets a sense that Curaçao is likely to be another Black Organization agent. Meanwhile, Dr. Agasa attempts to recover the message from Curaçao's broken cell phone, and finds out that Curaçao attempted to send the names of known NOC agents (Stout, Aquavit, Riesling, Bourbon/Rei, and Kir/Hidemi Hondo) to the organization. Stout, Aquavit, Riesling are later killed by members of the Black Organization in London, Toronto and Berlin respectively, and Rei and Hidemi are held hostage in Tokyo. Curaçao also screams out the names of those NOC agent in front of the Detective Boys when the ferris wheel they were riding in reaches the top and the various colors she sees triggers a reaction.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police later come and take Curaçao into custody, transferring her to the Police Hospital, but they are forced to surrender her to the PSB as the Bureau believes Curaçao was the spy infiltrating the Bureau Office the day before. The Bureau becomes aware that Curaçao appears to react to certain events in the Tohto Aquarium, and decides to take her back to the Aquarium. The same night, the Black Organization, who arrived by the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, knocks out the electricity for the entire aquarium and plan to intercept Curaçao when the ferris wheel reaches the top. After Curaçao regains her memory by looking at the specific color patterns of the projected lights like she did earlier before, Yuya Kazami, who boarded the ferris wheel with her, is knocked unconscious by her and she escapes. The Black Organization attempts to detonate the bomb planted at the ferris wheel, but the bomb is disarmed by Rei after he is informed of its existence through Conan. The organization then change plans and instead fire from the V-22, trying to kill Curaçao and destabilize the wheel so that it will fall and roll. Akai, with the help of Conan and Rei, are able to shoot down the V-22, and Conan attempts to stop the rolling wheel before it crushes to the aquarium. Curaçao, having noticed that the Detective Boys are in the rolling ferris wheel, crash a crane truck into the wheel, stopping it and saving the Detective Boys but her actions cause the ferris wheel to crush her to death. Before her death, Curaçao admits to Vermouth that the mail tampered by Conan and sent from her broken cell phone that reads "Bourbon and Kir are clean" was sent on her own; thus the two are able to maintain their cover in the Black Organization.

Cast[edit]

Box office[edit]

The film was number-one in its first weekend with ¥1.209 billion (US$11.1 million) in gross and 934,000 admissions.[5] With ¥5.057 billion (US$47 million) during its first twenty three days in theatres and a total of ¥63.3 billion grossed over its entire run in Japan, it broke the record held by previous film Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno, becoming the highest-grossing film in the franchise.[1][6] Records subsequently broken by Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter, the next film in the series.[7] The Darkest Nightmare was released in China on November 25, 2016 and has grossed CN¥31 million in the country.[8]

Notes[edit]

Starting part of the ending theme is the colorful light up night sceneries of Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands Cityscape, Gardens By The Bay, Escalator up to the entrance of Resorts World Singapore and Singapore Suntec City's Fountain of Wealth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 歴代興収ベスト100 [Cumulative Box-office earnings, top 100 ranking] (in Japanese). Kogyo Tsushinsha. August 6, 2017. Archived from the original on August 8, 2017. Retrieved August 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "20th Detective Conan Film's Title, Visual, Story Unveiled". Anime News Network. December 1, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  3. ^ Ikeda, Shūichi; Furuya, Tōru (2016-03-23). "劇場版『名探偵コナン』が「通常の3倍」観たくなる奇跡の対談!――劇場版『名探偵コナン 純黒の悪夢(ナイトメア)」』インタビュー". Animate TV (Interview). Interviewed by 宋 莉淑. Animate. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  4. ^ Rum was only given a computerized altered voice, and the movie credits does not list a voice actor. They did this intentionally so that no one could look up what other characters that voice actor/actress might play in the anime series.
  5. ^ Schilling, Mark (April 18, 2016). "Japan Box Office: 'Detective Conan: Nightmare' Bows at Number One". Variety. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare Film Earns 5 Billion Yen, Sets Franchise Record". Anime News Network. May 9, 2016. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "21st Detective Conan Film Earns 6.35 Billion Yen, Sets New Record For Film Franchise". Anime News Network. May 29, 2017. Archived from the original on June 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "名侦探柯南:纯黑的恶梦(2016)". cbooo.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved December 16, 2016.

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