List of Case Closed films

Twenty three feature films have been released based on the manga and anime series Case Closed, known as Detective Conan (名探偵コナン, Meitantei Konan) in Japan. 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 seriesEdit

The Time Bombed SkyscraperEdit

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 TargetEdit

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 CenturyEdit

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 EyesEdit

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 HeavenEdit

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 StreetEdit

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]

Crossroad in the Ancient CapitalEdit

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 SkyEdit

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 DepthsEdit

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' RequiemEdit

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 Rekuiemu), 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 AzureEdit

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 FearEdit

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 ChaserEdit

The thirteenth film, Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser (名探偵コナン 漆黒の追跡者, Meitantei Conan Shikkoku no Chesa), 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 SkyEdit

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 SilenceEdit

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 film, 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 StrikerEdit

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 SeaEdit

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 SniperEdit

The eighteenth film, Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper (名探偵コナン 異次元の狙撃手, Meitantei Conan: Ijigen no Sunaipā), premiered on April 19, 2014. The story follows the FBI and Japanese Police as they try to stop a sniper causing chaos in Tokyō after killing a number of people.

Sunflowers of InfernoEdit

The nineteenth film, Case Closed: Sunflowers of Inferno (名探偵コナン 業火の向日葵, Meitantei Conan: Gōka no Himawari), premiered on April 18, 2015. The movie revolves around the Kaitou Kid's announcement of a heist, where he will steal Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" paintings. and Conan's attempts to discover the motives behind his sudden interest in the paintings, leading him to the possibility of an impostor posing as the Kaitou Kid.

The Darkest NightmareEdit

The twentieth film, Case Closed: The Darkest Nightmare (名探偵コナン 純黒の悪夢(ナイトメア), Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Naitomea), premiered on April 16, 2016. The movie features Akai, Bourbon and, RUM. The Detective Boys and Professor Agasa meet a woman with amnesia, who regains her memory after seeing beaming colourful light, leading the Men In Black to them.

Crimson Love LetterEdit

The twenty-first film, Case Closed: Crimson Love Letter (名探偵コナン から紅の恋歌 (ラブレター), Meitantei Conan: Kara Kurenai no Rabu Retta), premiered on April 15, 2017.

The case follows an incident in Kyoto, where Kazuha is entered into a card competition.

Zero the EnforcerEdit

The twenty-second film, Case Closed: Zero The Enforcer (名探偵コナン ゼロの執行人, Meitantei Conan: Zero no Shikkounin), premiered on April 13, 2018. Out of nowhere, an explosion occurs at Tokyo. The police force tries to find the culprit of this mess, and end up suspecting Mouri Kogoro. Conan finds out that Amuro was the one who framed Korgoro and that Amuro is working with the NPA (National Police Agency). Conan must prove Kogoro's innocence, figure out who the real culprit is, and find out what Amuro is up to.

The Fist of Blue SapphireEdit

The twenty-third film, Case Closed: The Fist of Blue Sapphire (名探偵コナン 紺青の(フィスト), Meitantei Conan: Konjō no Fisuto), premiered on April 12, 2019.

The Scarlet BulletEdit

The twenty-fourth film, Case Closed: The Scarlet Bullet (名探偵コナン 緋色の弾丸, Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan), was supposed to premiere on April 17, 2020, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic[25].

Spin-off filmsEdit

Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The MovieEdit

Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The Movie (ルパン三世VS名探偵コナン The Movie, Rupan Sansei Bāsasu Meitantei Konan The Movie) premiered on 7 December 2013. The plot follows Conan, who sets out to apprehend Arsène Lupin III, the suspect behind the theft of a jewel called the Cherry Sapphire.

SpecialsEdit

The Disappearance of Conan Edogawa: His History's Worst Two Days, a television special which aired in Japan during 2014, was released as a theatrical film in South Korea on 12 February 2015.[26]

Detective Conan Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small, a television special which aired in Japan during 2016, was released as a theatrical film in South Korea on 8 February 2017.[26]

Box office performanceEdit

Box office performance
Film Release year Box office gross
Japan South Korea China Other territories
Detective Conan: The Time Bombed Skyscraper 1997 ¥1,100,000,000[27] N/A N/A N/A
The Fourteenth Target 1998 ¥1,850,000,000[27]
The Last Wizard of the Century 1999 ¥2,600,000,000[27]
Captured in Her Eyes 2000 ¥2,500,000,000[27]
Countdown to Heaven 2001 ¥2,900,000,000[27]
The Phantom of Baker Street 2002 ¥3,400,000,000[28] ₩717,454,500[26]
Crossroad in the Ancient Capital 2003 ¥3,200,000,000[27] N/A
Magician of the Silver Sky 2004 ¥2,800,000,000[27] ₩1,158,761,500[26] $208,198[29]
Strategy Above the Depths 2005 ¥2,150,000,000[27] ₩2,465,133,000[26] $307,227[30]
The Private Eyes' Requiem 2006 ¥3,030,000,000[28] ₩1,199,693,100[26] $440,288[31]
Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure 2007 ¥2,530,000,000[27] ₩1,803,389,439[26] $345,543[32]
Full Score of Fear 2008 ¥2,420,000,000[27] ₩890,692,400[26] $480,553[33]
The Raven Chaser 2009 ¥3,500,000,000[27] ₩4,248,881,868[26] CN¥9,379,000[34] $338,651[35]
The Lost Ship in the Sky 2010 ¥3,200,000,000[27] ₩4,065,925,171[26] N/A $338,651[36]
Quarter of Silence 2011 ¥3,150,000,000[27] ₩4,212,992,000[26] CN¥27,698,000[37] $842,780[38]
The Eleventh Striker 2012 ¥3,290,000,000[27] ₩3,365,337,000[26] N/A $84,841[39]
Private Eye in the Distant Sea 2013 ¥3,630,000,000[27] N/A $269,866[40]
Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The Movie 2013 ¥4,260,000,000[41] ₩1,585,872,205[26] $133,503[42]
Dimensional Sniper 2014 ¥4,110,000,000[27] ₩2,769,452,000[26] $243,332[43]
The Disappearance of Conan Edogawa: His History's Worst Two Days 2015 N/A ₩1,885,543,600[26] N/A
Sunflowers of Inferno 2015 ¥4,480,000,000[27] ₩3,296,808,900[26] CN¥81,625,000[44] $10,283,331[45][46]
The Darkest Nightmare 2016 ¥6,330,000,000[47] ₩3,877,980,500[26] CN¥31,124,000[48] $125,231[49]
Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small 2017 N/A ₩999,362,100[26] N/A N/A
Crimson Love Letter 2017 ¥6,890,000,000[50] ₩3,271,989,761[26] $137,947[51]
Zero the Enforcer 2018 ¥9,180,000,000[50] ₩3,207,824,361[26] CN¥127,365,000[52] $6,388,431[53]
The Fist of Blue Sapphire 2019 ¥9,310,000,000[50] ₩1,740,689,530[26] CN¥220,120,000[54] $364,467[55]
Regional total ¥91,760,000,000 ($995,059,602) ₩46,763,782,935 ($43,502,207) CN¥497,311,000 ($76,338,530) $21,332,840
International total $1,136,233,179

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