Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween (Meitantei Conan: Halloween no Hanayome), the Detective Conan franchise’s 25th anime film, has earned a total of 9.48 billion yen (approximately US$63.94 million) after a Halloween special re-screening last weekend, making it the Detective Conan franchise’s highest-earning anime film.
Over the weekend, the picture sold 82,000 tickets and made 114 million yen (about US$768,700), surpassing the 9.37 billion yen revenues of Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire. The new screening is one minute longer than the original and will be available until November 7.
In its first three days, the picture sold 1,321,944 tickets for 1,907,467,150 yen (about US$15.06 million) in Japan. The film earned 1% more in its first three days than the previous franchise record-holder (in terms of overall earnings), Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire.
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TMS Entertainment’s Susumu Mitsunaka (Haikyu!!) directed the film. The screenplay was written by Takahiro Kura (Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire, Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter). The original piece was credited to Gosho Aoyama. The music for the film was composed by Ygo Kanno (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Psycho-Pass). The film’s theme song, “Chronostasis,” was performed by BUMP OF CHICKEN, the same band that performed the opening of Spy x Family, the hit anime series airing this fall.
The film takes place in Shibuya on a Halloween night. A wedding ceremony is taking place at the Shibuya Hikarie building. Miwako Sato is dressed in a wedding gown. An intruder bursts in, injuring Wataru Takagi while protecting Miwako. Simultaneously, the serial bomber from the three-year-ago incident that killed Jinpei Matsuda (with whom Miwako was in love) escapes. Rei Furuya, Jinpei’s former police academy classmate, tracks down the perpetrator, but a mysterious costumed person appears and attaches a collar bomb to his neck. Conan learns about the incident from three years ago from Rei and attempts to deactivate the collar bomb.
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