Anime world’s most popular detective is back with an all-new animated movie, titled Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine (Black Iron Submarine). The official website the upcoming film unveiled its title on Thursday, Nov 30, along with a teaser visual and April 14 Japanese premiere date announcement.
The visual was drawn by no less than Gosho Aoyama himself, creator of the Detective Conan manga series. The illustration, colored in blue, spells out the slogan “Don’t die, Haibara” and features Conan reaching out to an unconscious Haibara who seems to be sinking underwater.
The film is expected to tackle the relationship between Conan, Ai Haibara, and the Black Organization, which the site describes to be “a key point” in the upcoming movie.
Yuzuru Tachikawa (Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer, Mob Psycho 100 Season 3) is directing the film at TMS Entertainment, with Takehara Sakurai (Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween) as the screenwriter. Yuugo Kanno (Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween) is the music composer.
Launched in 1994, Detective Conan started as a manga created by Gosho Aoyama and serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday.
Viz Media, its publisher in English, describes the story as follows:
Precocious high school student Jimmy Kudo uses his keen powers of observation and astute intuition to solve mysteries that have left law enforcement officials baffled. Hot on the trail of a suspect, Jimmy is accosted from behind and fed a strange chemical which physically transforms him into a grade schooler! Taking on the pseudonym Conan Edogawa, he attempts to track down the people who did this to him. But until he finds a cure for his bizarre condition, Jimmy continues to help the police solve their toughest cases.
The manga inspired a TV anime, which began airing in 1996 and continues up to this day.
Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine will serve as the 26th feature film of the franchise.
Update: Teaser Trailer Released
A day after the title, teaser visual, and debut date of the film was announced, the official website of Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine released a 30-second teaser trailer previewing clips from the film and showing a crying Ai Haibara asking Conan for help.
Watch the short but extra hyped video below: