Discotek Media Announces Releases for November 2021

Discotek Media has announced that it has licensed the Z/X Ignition for Blu-ray Disc release on November 30, 2021. The company will also release the Lupin III vs. Detective Conan The Movie and Urusei Yatsura: Only You anime films on Blu-ray Disc and the Kodocha and Saiyuki Reload anime on standard definition Blu-ray Disc on the same day.

Discotek’s release of Z/X Ignition will include all 12 episodes with English subtitles and with an English dub. The company previously released the anime on DVD in November 2015.

The release of Lupin III vs. Detective Conan The Movie will include an all-new English dub “starring the ‘classic’ Lupin the 3rd cast, as well as the all-new Case Closed theatrical movie cast.” The release will also include 2.0 and 5.1 surround audio mixes for both versions of the movie. Discotek previously released the film on DVD in 2015.

Discotek will release the Urusei Yatsura: Only You film with English subtitles and the English dub from the previous AnimEigo release.

The company will release the entirety of the Kodocha anime series, including the middle school portion of the series that has never before been released in the United States. The release will include the original music, including the original opening theme song. The release will come in two SD Blu-ray Discs, with the first release including the first 51 episodes and FUNimation’s English dub. The second set will launch in 2022 with subtitles only.

The release of Saiyuki Reload will include all 25 episodes, as well as Geneon’s English dub.

The company also announced that it will be releasing the Project A-Ko anime film on Blu-ray Disc on December 21, 2021. The remastered Blu-ray Disc release will use a Domesday Duplicator to recover video content from the LaserDisc release. The release will include English subtitles and the original English dub.

Source: ANN

Discotek Media Announces New Licenses at Otakon

Discotek Media announced the following home video licenses and releases during its panel at Otakon:

Title: Gunbuster
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include an all-new English dub of all six episodes by Sound Cadence Productions.
Release Window: 2022

Title: Girly Air Force
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: Discotek will release the anime with Japanese audio with English subtitles.
Release Window: Late 2021

Title: Tomorrow’s Joe 2: The Movie (Ashita no Joe 2)
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: Discotek will release the anime with Japanese audio with English subtitles.
Release Window: Late 2021

Title: Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers (Ronin Warriors)
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include all 39 episodes and the three OVA sequels. The release will also include the English Ronin Warriors dub. Discotek stated it undertook “An extensive remastering process… to ensure that the dubbed version would be included.”
Release Window: Late 2021 (previous Discotek DVD release in 2015)

Title: Cutie Honey The Live
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: This will be the first Blu-ray Disc release of the live-action series in the world. The release will include all 26 episodes in Japanese audio with English subtitles.
Release Window: Late 2021 or early 2022

Title: Lupin III vs. Detective Conan The Movie
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include an all-new English dub “starring the ‘classic’ Lupin the 3rd cast, as well as the all-new Case Closed theatrical movie cast.” The release will also include 2.0 and 5.1 surround audio mixes for both versions of the movie.
Release Window: Late 2021 (previous Discotek DVD release in 2015)

Title: Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include Japanese audio with English subtitles as well as four separate English dubs.
Release Window: TBD (previous Discotek DVD release in 2013)

Title: Saiyuki Reload
Format: SD Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include all 25 episodes, as well as Geneon’s English dub.
Release Window: Late 2021 or early 2022

Title: Robot Carnival
Format: Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc
Details: This release will present the film for the first time in 4K/HDR10, and will include both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio presentations. The release will also include The Memory of Robot Carnival documentary.
Release Window: TBD (previous Discotek DVD release in 2015, and Blu-ray Disc release in 2018)

Title: Machine Robo: Revenge of Chronos (released under the title Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos)
Format: SD Blu-ray Disc
Details: The release will include all 47 episodes in Japanese audio with English subtitles. The release will also include the Leina Stol in Wolf Sword Legend and Lightning Trap – Leina & Laika spin-off OVAs and a pilot film.
Release Window: Early 2022

In addition, Discotek announced that its planned Blu-ray Disc remastered release of the Project A-Ko film is scheduled to ship in 2021. The release will feature an “extensive remaster” of the film, with the original movie in both 16:9 and 4:3 versions. The release will also include improved audio on the English dub, and bonus content.

The company’s previously announced release for Lupin the Third: Part 5 will now be a single Blu-ray Disc release (instead of two separate releases as previously announced), including both Japanese audio with English subtitles and the English dub.

Source: ANN

Detective Conan Manga Is Going on Hiatus

This year’s combined 36th and 37th issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has announced that the Detective Conan (Case Closed) manga is going on a hiatus, and it will return in the magazine’s 46th issue in October 2021.

The Detective Conan manga launched in Weekly Shonen Sunday in 1994, and the manga inspired a popular ongoing television anime series in 1996. VIZ Media publishes the manga in North America.

Source: ANN

Discotek Media Announces Releases for September 2021

Discotek Media has announced that it will release Case Closed: The Darkest Nightmare (Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare), Super Dimension Century Orguss, Fatal Fury: The OVA Collection, and the second set of City Hunter 2 on Blu-ray Disc on September 28, 2021. The company will also release Galaxy Cyclone Braiger on standard definition Blu-ray Disc on the same day.

Discotek’s release of Case Closed: The Darkest Nightmare, the 20th anime movie in the Detective Conan series, will include Japanese audio with English subtitles, as well as a new English dub. The film originally premiered in Japan in April 2016.

The company will release all 35 episodes of Super Dimension Century Orguss on Blu-ray Disc in Japanese with English subtitles, and the release will also include the 17 English-dubbed episodes. The release will be remastered in 1080p. The anime originally aired in 1983-1984.

Discotek had the original film elements scanned to create a new 1080p Blu-Ray Disc release of Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf and Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle in Fatal Fury: The OVA Collection. Both OVAs will include English subtitles, the English dub, and several improvements, such as revised subtitles, original Japanese title sequences, and a restored missing scene from the second OVA. The missing scene will feature a new English dub. The release will also include a guided fan commentary by producer Brady Hartel and YouTuber Matt McMuscles.

The company’s second set of City Hunter 2 will include episodes 39-63. Discotek released the first Blu-ray Disc set of City Hunter 2 with the first 38 episodes with English subtitles. Discotek has licensed the City Hunter anime projects.

Discotek’s release of Galaxy Cyclone Braiger will feature all 39 episodes, uncut and in Japanese with English subtitles. The anime originally aired in 1981-1982.

Source: ANN

Discotek Media Announces New Licenses

Discotek Media has announced that it has licensed the Shaman King, Lupin the Third: Part 5, Case Closed: The Darkest Nightmare (Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare), and Galaxy Cyclone Braiger anime.

The company will also release Super Dimension Century Orguss and Fatal Fury: The OVA Collection — the latter of which includes the Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf and Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle original video anime (OVA) — on Blu-ray Disc later in 2021.

The first part of Lupin the Third: Part 5, along with Case Closed: The Darkest Nightmare and Super Dimension Century Orguss, will launch on Blu-ray Disc later in 2021. Discotek will also release Shaman King and Galaxy Cyclone Braiger on standard definition Blu-ray Disc later in 2021.

Discotek’s standard definition Blu-ray Disc release of Shaman King will include all 64 episodes of the dubbed and edited version of the 2001 anime. The company will also launch a separate release of the anime’s uncut version in Japanese with English subtitles at a later date.

Discotek will release Lupin the Third: Part 5 on Blu-ray Disc in two parts. Both parts will include the subtitled and English-dubbed versions. The anime premiered in April 2018 and aired for 24 episodes.

The company’s release of Case Closed: The Darkest Nightmare, the 20th anime movie in the Detective Conan series, will include Japanese audio with English subtitles, as well as a new English dub. The film originally premiered in Japan in April 2016.

Discotek’s release of Galaxy Cyclone Braiger will feature all 39 episodes, uncut and in Japanese with English subtitles. The anime originally aired in 1981-1982.

The company will release all 35 episodes of Super Dimension Century Orguss on Blu-ray Disc in Japanese with English subtitles, and the release will also include the 17 English-dubbed episodes. The release will be remastered in 1080p. The anime originally aired in 1983-1984.

Discotek had the original film elements scanned to create a new 1080p Blu-Ray Disc release of Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf and Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle in Fatal Fury: The OVA Collection. Both OVAs will include English subtitles, the English dub, and several improvements, such as revised subtitles, original Japanese title sequences, and a restored missing scene from the second OVA. The release will also include a guided fan commentary by producer Brady Hartel and YouTuber Matt McMuscles.

Source: ANN

Anime Film Review: Case Closed: The Crimson Love Letter

Case Closed: The Crimson Love Letter is the 21st anime film released for the franchise.

Case Closed: The Crimson Love Letter
Directed by: Kobun Shizuno
Written by: Takahiro Okura
Starring: Kappei Yamaguchi, Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki, Rikiya Koyama, Ryo Horikawa, Yuko Miyamura, Megumi Hayashibara, Yukiko Iwai, Ikue Otani, Wataru Takagi, Kazuhiro Yamaji, Masako Katsuki, Naoko Matsui, Masaki Terasoma, Satsuki Yukino, Daisuke Ono, Kenichi Ogata, Daisuke Miyagawa, and Riho Yoshioka
Run Time: 112 minutes

The focus of this film is on karuta, a Japanese card game where players have to quickly determine which card out of an array of cards is required and grabbing it before another player does. Fortunately, I had seen the first two seasons of the Chihayafuru anime before watching Case Closed: The Crimson Love Letter, so I already had some knowledge about karuta going into it. Because of this, I think I was better able to appreciate and understand the karuta aspects that are brought up in this film.

At the beginning of the film, the reigning champion of the Satsuki Cup is murdered while he is practicing karuta, and the cards that are spread around the room provide an important clue. But the murder isn’t the only mystery that takes place in this film.

Meanwhile, Kogoro is in Kyoto for an interview that includes the man behind the Satsuki Cup and the Satsuki school for karuta. He is accompanied by Ran, Conan, Ayumi, Mitsuhiko, and Genta. Ai decides to stay at home with Professor Agasa, and this fact becomes important when Conan needs help solving the mysteries that present themselves during this film. They are joined by Heiji and Kazuha, who are there to cheer on their classmate from the karuta club who is playing in a tournament against the current Queen (the best female karuta player in Japan).

Things get interesting when Hattori and Kazuha run into Momiji Ooka, the current Queen. She recognizes Heiji and says she’s happy to see her future husband. Hattori has no idea who this girl is, but of course, Kazuha becomes upset by this ordeal. As soon as I saw Momiji, I realized that I know her from some of the more recent episodes of Case Closed. I had an “a-ha!” moment here, when I realized that The Crimson Love Letter is Momiji’s introduction to the series. Since I hadn’t seen this film before encountering her in the anime series, I just thought Momiji was this weird rich girl who was stalking Heiji for some reason. It turns out they met in elementary school, when Heiji entered a karuta contest and won. Momiji has the belief that the two made a promise to marry someday, which is why she believes Heiji is her future husband.

The next mystery is revealed when a bomb threat is relayed to the television station where the characters are getting ready for the karuta match and the interview. Most of the characters evacuate in time, but Heiji, Kazuha, and their friend from school are trapped when the karuta player decides to save the special karuta cards that were brought to the studio for the match. After Heiji and Kazuha are separated from their friend, there’s an exciting scene of them trying to make it to the roof in the hopes of getting out of the smoke. It’s up to Conan to use his solar powered skateboard to rescue them. The excitement is amplified when Conan himself ends up in danger during the rescue attempt. I have to say that while this was exciting to watch, there were portions of it that felt unrealistic. I think in order to truly enjoy this rescue scene, you have to be able to use your “willing suspension of disbelief.”

Heiji and Kazuha’s friend breaks her arm during the incident, and Kazuha has to take her place in the upcoming Satsuki Cup match. Heiji calls in his mother, who is a former Queen, to help Kazuha train before the big match.

But there’s still another bomb to be dealt with, this time on a car being driven by one of the members of the Satsuki school. Conan and Heiji help to investigate both the murder and the bombings, and through various clues discover that a former rival of the Satsuki school could be behind the incidents. The story builds in intensity and leads up to the karuta competition for the Satsuki Cup, as well as revealing the truth behind the murder and the bombings. The truth behind Heiji and Momiji’s promise is also revealed, and it is quite amusing. Considering how intense this mystery gets, it was nice to get such a light-hearted scene at the end.

When I heard the karuta readers in this film, I thought they sounded an awful lot like the karuta readers in Chihayafuru. As I recall, Chihayafuru used real and certified karuta readers for those scenes, so those same readers could have been approached for Case Closed: The Crimson Love Letter in order to help add a layer of authenticity to the karuta that’s depicted in the film.

The one thing I’m still puzzled by is the inclusion of Ayumi, Mitsuhide, and Genta. Yes, they wanted to see Kyoto, but when it comes to the actual plot, they really don’t do anything important. They basically just tag along with Ran or are just kind of “there.” Quite frankly, I think the story could have worked just as well without their involvement.

I thought the animation looked very nice for this film. Even though I found the rescue scene on the unrealistic side, I was still impressed by the animation that was used for this scene. I could just see and feel the danger of the flames and smoke on the roof of the building. And I thought that the animation worked well for the karuta match scenes.

But when all is said and done, even with the nitpicks I had with Case Closed: The Crimson Love Letter, I still enjoyed it. It’s ultimately one of the more important films in the franchise, since it introduces a recurring character who appears off and on in the anime series. Without seeing Momiji’s introduction here, her appearances in the anime series don’t make sense, and you get a very different perception of the character without this introduction. It’s definitely worth seeing if you’re a fan of the Case Closed franchise.

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Anime Blu-ray Review: Case Closed Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small

Case Closed Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small was a television special for the 20th anniversary of the Case Closed (aka Detective Conan) anime. The special, which aired on Japanese television in 2016, is a re-telling of the first episode and part of the second episode of the anime series.

Case Closed Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small
English Publisher: Discotek Media
Format: Blu-ray
Release Date: July 28, 2020

With a 94-minute runtime, additional scenes were added to expand out the story. To me, the new scenes helped to flesh out the story and add more detail that wasn’t available to the viewer originally. These new scenes include Sherry doing an experiment on the poison that becomes important in the story, another scene of Black Organization members Gin and Vodka to help establish them as characters before they appear at Tropical Land, and a scene at Sonoko’s house that helps to explain the murder at the party that opened the original series.

Another thing I appreciated was the references to characters who didn’t exist originally in the story but came about later in the series. As a viewer who has seen the more recent episodes of Case Closed, it was kind of exciting to see these characters making appearances in this story.

Even though the story that takes place at Tropical Land, as well as what happens after Shinichi shrinks down because of poison, is similar to what was seen in the original, there were still the occasional difference. Probably the most notable difference was the fact that the decapitation scene on the roller coaster is a little more gruesome than what was depicted originally.

The ending credits for the special include some of the footage from the original episode, and it really emphasizes just how much the character designs and animation has changed over 20 years. I have to say that the character designs and animation are much cleaner in the later episodes than in the earlier ones. It’s not to say that these elements were bad early on, it’s just that they look just so different after watching more recent episodes of the franchise over the past few years.

I really enjoyed the Case Closed Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small special. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect of this remake of the establishing story of the series, but it exceeded my expectations. If you’re a fan of Case Closed and haven’t already seen the Case Closed Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small, I would highly recommend it.

When it comes to the Blu-ray release, it has 1.77.1 16:9 / 1080p High Definition video. The audio includes English DTS-MA 5.1, Japanese DTS-MA 5.1, and Japanese LPCM 2.0. I was surprised and impressed that this release included Japanese 5.1, because that isn’t common for North American anime releases. I had no complaints with either the video or audio quality for this release.

Unfortunately, the only bonus feature included on this release is a clean opening. Normally, this would disappoint me, but with how hard it had been to get Case Closed releases in the United States after FUNimation lost the license, I’m grateful to have the chance to even have this release be available for North American fans.

It should also be noted that the outer slipcase labels the release as Case Closed Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small, but the cover artwork on the Blu-ray box itself and the Blu-ray Disc labels the special as Detective Conan Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small.

If you’re a fan of the Case Closed anime and are trying to acquire home video releases for the series, I would recommend acquiring this release of Case Closed Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small for your anime library.

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Anime Special Review: Case Closed Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small

Case Closed Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small was a television special for the 20th anniversary of the Case Closed (aka Detective Conan) anime. It’s a re-telling of the first episode and part of the second episode of the anime series.

Case Closed Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small
Original Japanese airdate: December 9, 2016
Directed by: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Runtime: 94 minutes

The special opens with Sherry working on an experiment for the Black Organization. It turns out what she’s working on is an experimental poison. This is then followed up by two members of the Black Organization, Vodka and Gin, approaching a man at a bar to discuss a “rat problem” in the organization. After their conversation, the man is seen getting into a car that explodes. These two scenes are completely new for this special, and I appreciated the inclusion of both. The audience already knows who Sherry will end up being in the series and her connection with the poison that becomes important in this story, so getting to see this was a nice touch. And I also thought having this new scene with Vodka and Gin worked as an introduction for these two characters, so they don’t just appear out of the blue like they did in the original story.

We also see Ran losing her new smartphone down a grate, because she wasn’t aware that it was in her hood. Shinichi admits to putting it there after using it to figure something out for a case, and she insists that he buy her a new phone. Later, Shinichi also finds himself making a promise to take Ran to Tropical Land if she wins her next karate tournament. On the day they’re supposed to buy the new phone, Sonoko comes over and drags Ran and Shinichi to her place so they can try some new confection. But while they’re at Sonoko’s house, they discover her parents have a visitor. The man, Takanori Sewa, is in a wheelchair, and he talks about threatening letters he has received before his New Year’s Party. Shinichi offers his assistance as a high school detective who has helped the police, but Sewa declines. The meeting with Sewa was also a newly added scene for this special, and I appreciated that Shinichi and Sewa have this introduction and connection to lead up to Shinichi being involved with that storyline later.

During Ran’s karate match, Shinichi receives a call from Inspector Megure about a case, and he has to leave in the middle of the match. Ran, who’s up against a strong rival, sees Shinichi mouth to her that he’s leaving. She gets upset and then ends up winning the match… which ultimately sets up the main storyline that takes place at Tropical Land.

Shinichi arrives at the crime scene, which is at Takanori Sewa’s party. One of the guests was found murdered, and the police are trying to figure out who committed the crime. This is actually the case that opened the first episode of Case Closed, and Shinichi figures out the culprit. In this version, he ended up getting his first clue during his initial meeting with Sewa at Sonoko’s house. This case brings major attention to Shinichi in the media, and he starts getting fan letters and being recognized. Unfortunately, this means that this is also bringing his name to the attention of the Black Organization.

We then get the same story at Tropical Land that was shown at the beginning of the Case Closed anime. The main difference here is that the scene where the head is decapitated on the roller coaster ride is a little more gruesome than it was in the original telling. Also, everything from Shinichi being given the poison to being taken to live with Ran and her father, Kogoro, is pretty similar.

But then, we start getting scenes that move the story ahead in time. I recognized some of them from the anime episodes that FUNimation Entertainment released, but there were also a few scenes that I didn’t know or recognize, which I’m sure come from the episodes between the last one FUNimation released and the first episode that Crunchyroll began streaming. The most interesting of these was the one of Sherry breaking into Shinichi’s home and finding the evidence she needed to put two and two together that Shinichi and Conan are the same person. The final scene sees Sherry going onto a computer and finding a list of persons who need to be investigated. She changes Shinichi’s status from “Unknown” to “Dead.”

For the ending credits, there are shots from the early episodes of Case Closed incorporated into it, and this shows just how much the animation style changed over the course of 20 years. I have to say that the character designs and animation are much cleaner in the later episodes than in the earlier ones. It’s not to say that these elements were bad early on, it’s just that they look just so different after watching more recent episodes of the franchise over the past few years.

I have to say that I really enjoyed the Case Closed Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small special. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect of this remake of the establishing story of the series, but it exceeded my expectations. It preserved all the important material from the original story and added scenes to help flesh out that material. As a viewer who has seen some of the episodes that are much later in the franchise, I also appreciated the references to characters who weren’t introduced until later in the story.

If you’re a fan of Case Closed and haven’t already seen the Case Closed Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small, I would highly recommend finding a legal way to do so. It’s definitely worth it.

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Case Closed: Episode 998 – “The Frying Pan of Hatred”

The episode opens with Naoyuki Omura, the president of a venture company, criticizing a frying pan made by Masakazu Koshiro, the R&D chief. This leads to the two of them getting into a heated argument, which is broken up by two employees: Tomi Mizusawa and Tetsuo Taguchi. But right from the get-go, we can see a hint of where this story will be headed.

Ran, along with Kogoro and Conan, attend a demonstration of the company’s new frying pan, which is being hosted by Tomi and Tetsuo. Right at first, I was wondering why they were there, and it wasn’t until later in the episode that Ran mentions that she volunteered to be a reviewer for this new frying pan. I kind of wish this explanation had been made earlier, so I wouldn’t have found myself questioning why they were at the demonstration in the first place. When the demonstration reaches a point where there’s supposed to be a word from the president, he doesn’t enter the room. A nearby scream reveals that Omura has been stabbed. Kogoro and Conan rush into the nearby room and declare that Omura is dead. Kogoro calls out to someone to call from an ambulance, but he didn’t specifically call out Ran this time… shocking! But a jar of sleeping pills and some kind of valve are discovered on a nearby table. The guess at this point is that Omura was the victim of a robbery, since his wallet is missing and it appears someone escaped from the room out of an open window.

When the police arrive and ask if all the parties are gathered, Tomi and Tetsuo mention that there’s an adjoining building where the research team works. Just as Megure tells someone to gather those people in with the others, the research building explodes. Kogoro and Conan find Koshiro laying on the floor, and he’s also dead. Conan notices a wallet and a bloody knife nearby. The wallet is determined to be Omura’s, and that the blood on the knife has been identified as Omura’s. A suicide note is also found in the research building.

On the surface, it looks like Kohiro murdered Omura and then killed himself. But I thought this explanation was too easy, especially since we still had a significant amount of the episode remaining. Conan seemed to think so, too, especially after some information that Tomi and Tetsuo relayed to the police. Naturally, Conan takes it upon himself to do some of his own investigation, and he stumbles across a couple of things. Surprisingly, the police already noticed, and Conan claims to Detective Takagi that Kogoro wants access to the reports on these things.

When Conan figures out the truth, he gets lucky that Kogoro comes by at the right moment. A shot from the stun gun later, Conan is able to use his voice-changing bowtie to relay what he’s deduced and eventually get the guilty party to admit their guilt. With this case, there really could only be two potential suspects, since there were only two employees focused on in addition to Omura and Kohiro. It was just a question of which one of them it was. I had been leaning toward the eventual culprit, since the other one didn’t seem to be acting when it came to their emotions about the deaths of the two victims.

For a one-episode murder mystery, this wasn’t bad. A tad predictable, maybe, but it wasn’t bad. It was definitely a more enjoyable episode than last week’s. But then again, just about anything would be a better and more enjoyable episode than last week’s!

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Classic Episode That Will Be Remade as Detective Conan’s 1,000th Episode Is Revealed

Detective Conan (aka Case Closed) will be airing its 1,000th episode on March 6, 2021. To celebrate, a classic episode is being remade, and it has been announced which episode will get this honor. The rebooted mystery will be Episodes 11-12, “The Moonlight Sonata Murder Case.”

The mystery is notable for multiple reasons, amongst them its status as a fan favorite. It’s also the first double-length mystery the anime adaptation ever released. It also marked an important turning point in the plot of the series: it was the case that kicked off Conan’s vow to never let a culprit die.

It was also announced that classical pianist Aimi Kobayashi will be performing “Moonlight Sonata” for the remade episode. The 25-year-old musician has won multiple awards since her childhood debut, and played with orchestras around the world from the Salle Cortot to Carnegie Hall.

Source: Crunchyroll