TOHO recently unveiled a preliminary teaser confirming that the 27th Detective Conan anime film is scheduled to premiere during the upcoming Golden Week holidays in 2024.
These holidays will extend from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, May 5, encompassing the weekend before. The film, intriguingly titled “Black ‘Crow’sing,” hints at an exciting continuation of the beloved series.
The 26th installment, titled Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine (Iron Submarine), made its debut in Japan on April 14, a mere two weeks ahead of the official Golden Week festivities. In its initial three days, the film managed to sell a remarkable 2.17 million tickets, accumulating approximately 3.14 billion yen (equivalent to about US$23.4 million) in box office revenue.
This extraordinary performance marked the franchise’s best three-day opening to date. Furthermore, it became the first entry in the Detective Conan series to exceed the 10 billion yen milestone.
By June, Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine had sold an impressive 9.26 million tickets, grossing an astonishing 13.12 billion yen (roughly US$91.7 million). These impressive numbers propelled the film past even Jurassic Park, securing its position as Japan’s 25th highest-earning film of all time.
Subsequently, it climbed to the 19th spot on the list of highest-grossing Japanese films, cementing its status as the second-highest-grossing film of the year in Japan, second only to The Super Mario Bros. Movie.