DETECTIVE CONAN: THE DARKEST NIGHTMARE Press Notes
Info and High-Res Images from Toho for New Anime Film
Source: Toho Co., Ltd.
Official Site: conan-movie.jp (Japan)
Toho has provided information and high-res images from their recent anime film, DETECTIVE CONAN: THE DARKEST NIGHTMARE (名探偵コナン 純黒の悪夢（ナイトメア）, Meitantei Konan Junkuro no Akumu (Naitomea)). The movie is the 20th feature film based on the manga series by Aoyama Gosho, which follow the adventures of teenager Shinichi Kudo, a master detective who was transformed into a young boy after being poisoned by members of the criminal Black Organization. Quickly realizing his new appearance is the perfect cover, Kudo adopted the name ‘Conan Edogawa’ in order to continue using his skills against evildoers.
Opening in Japan this past April 16th, DETECTIVE CONAN: THE DARKEST NIGHTMARE topped the box office for three consecutive weeks. The film earned ¥5.86 billion (approximately $57 million US) during its theatrical run, making it the highest grossing entry in the series.
A spy infiltrates the Japanese National Police Agency, retrieving secret files regarding Britain’s MI6, Germany’s BND and America’s CIA and FBI. Rei Furuya and a group of Tokyo Police Public Security Bureau officers intercept the spy as he makes his getaway, chasing the intruder;s car down a highway. To prevent a major car accident, FBI Agent Shuichi Akai snipes the spy’s vehicle, which crashes and explodes.
The next day, at the Tokyo aquarium with the Ferris wheel, Conan and the Detective Boys found a woman with heterochromia (irises of different colors) who has suffered memory loss. Conan and his allies decide to stay and help the woman regain her memory, unaware they are under the watchful eye of the Black Organization agent known as Vermouth.
Japanese Theatrical Release: Saturday, April 16, 2016 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 112 Minutes
Conan Edogawa: Minami Takayama
Ran Mori: Wakana Yamazaki
Kogoro Mori: Rikiya Koyama
Shinichi Kudo: Kappei Yamaguchi
Sonoko Suzuki: Naoko Matsui
Dr. Hiroshi Agasa: Kenichi Ogata
Ai Haibara: Megumi Hayashibara
Ayumi Yoshida: Yukiko Iwai
Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya: Ikue Otani
Genta Kojima: Wataru Takagi
Detective Takagi: Wataru Takagi
Inspector Megure: Chafurin
Detective Sato: Atsuko Yuya
Kazunobu Chiba: Isshin Chiba
Azusa Enomoto: Mikiko Enomoto
Shuichi Akai: Shuuichi Ikeda
James Black: Takaya Hashi
Jodie Starling: Miyuki Ichijo
Andre Camel: Kiyoyuki Yanada
Rei Furuya: Toru Furuya
Yuya Kazami: Nobuo Tobita
Hidemi Hondo: Kotono Mitsuishi
Korn: Hiroyuki Kinoshita
Chianti: Kikuko Inoue
Vermouth: Mami Koyama
Vodka: Fumihiko Tachiki
Gin: Yukitoshi Hori
Riesling: Yoko Somi
Curaçao: Yuki Amami
Director: Kobun Shizuno
Original Story: Aoyama Gosho (serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday)
Screenplay: Takeharu Sakurai
Executive Producers: Masakazu Kubo, Shinya Koishikawa, Yoshio Nakayama, Shinichiro Tsuzuki, Hiroshi Saito, Keiji Ota, Rikio Yoshida
Producers: Keiichi Ishiyama, Michihiko Suwa, Shuho Kondo
Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Masatomo Sudo
Animation Directors: Nobuyuki Iwai, Yoshiharu Shimizu, Hiroyuki Horiuchi, Hiroyuki Notake, Yuko Iwasa, Chiemi Hironaka, Nariyuki Takahashi, Kumiko Shishido
Art Directors: Masaru Sato, Takayoshi Fukushima
Cinematographer: Jin Nishiyama
Editor: Terumitsu Okada
Recording Directors: Yasuyuki Uragami, Keiko Urakami
Sound Effects: Masakazu Yokoyama, Aki Yokoyama, Kaori Yamada
Music: Katsuo Ono
Production: Detective Conan Production Committee
Animation Production: TMS Entertainment
© 2016 Gosho Aoyama / Detective Conan Production Committee
About Toho Company. Ltd.
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-eight Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and masterpiece films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho has been the number one distributor of motion pictures in Japan (both domestic and foreign) for over ten consecutive years since 2003.