Readers of this year’s eighth issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine will get their first peek at the 20th Detective Conan (Case Closed) anime movie. The magazine, on sale from today, displays the main visual for Detective Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare (Detective Conan: Pitch Black Nightmare)

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The movie’s official website has given a rather generous teaser of the plot, telling how the story begins:

On a dark night, the Japanese police is raided by a spy. Different countries’ intelligence agencies—such as England’s MI6, Germany’s BDN, and America’s CIA—as well as the FBI’s secret files are going to be taken, but public safety officers led by Tooru Amuro arrive just in time. The spy steals a car and escapes. The spy and Amuro are then locked in a dead heat on the highway, and just as it is about to cause an accident with multiple cars, the spy’s car is hit by FBI agent Shuichi Akai’s rifle bullet and falls off the roadway.

The next day, Conan and his friends go to a newly-remodeled aquarium in Tokyo. Under the main attraction, a Ferris wheel, Conan finds an attractive woman alone and injured. Her left and right eyes are different colors.

But the woman has a case of amnesia so severe she doesn’t even remember her own name, and the cellphone she’s carrying is broken. Conan and his friends promise to help her regain her memories, so they stay with her.

Throughout all this, Vermouth is watching behind the scenes. Afterward, she pulls out a silencer and speaks into an attached intercom, “It’s as planned, Gin.”

The names of the Black Organisation – Gin, Vodka, Vermouth, Chianti, Korn, Kir, and Bourbon – have a prominent place on the site, and it also hints that Rum will appear for the first time in the series. The film will open in Japan on April 16th, close to a year after the 19th film, Sunflowers of Inferno, premiered on April 18th last year.

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