Sunflowers of Inferno

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Information
Title: Sunflowers of Inferno
English Title: Sunflowers of Inferno
Japanese Title: 名探偵コナン 業火の向日葵
(Meitantei Konan: Gōka no Himawari)
Original airdate: April 18, 2015
English airdate: January 19, 2021 (Digital)
TBA (Blu-ray)
Broadcast rating when aired on television: 10.5% (aired on April 15, 2016)
Case
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Shinichi Kudo
Kaitou Kid
Kaito Kuroba
Konosuke Jii
Ran Mouri
Kogoro Mouri
Ai Haibara
Sonoko Suzuki
Detective Boys
Ginzo Nakamori
Jirokichi Suzuki
Lupin
Juzo Megure
Hiroshi Agasa
Zengo Goto
Detective Konno
Shimizu
Hideo Akagi
Makoto Kyogoku
Pilot
Case solved by: Shinichi Kudo (via Conan on phone)
Staff
Director: Kobun Shizuno
Screenplay: Takeharu Sakurai
Storyboard: Kobun Shizuno
Iwao Teraoka (co-op)
Koichi Ohata (co-op)
Chika Nagaoka (co-op)
Takamitsu Kudo (co-op)
Producer: Kobun Shizuno
Chika Nagaoka
Yoshihiro Sugai
Kenichi Takeshita
Takanori Yano
Animation Director: Masatomo Sudo (chief)
Yoshiharu Shimizu
Hiroyuki Notake
Yuko Iwasa
Rie Nakajima
Chiemi Hironaka
Nariyuki Takahashi
Hiroyuki Horiuchi 
Akio Kawamura
Junko Yamanaka (asst.), Nobuyuki Iwai (asst.), Yoshinobu Ando (asst.), Keiko Sasaki (asst.), Tomoko Fukunaga (asst.), Takashi Kawaguchi (asst.), Yoshio Mizumura (asst.), and Miwa Oshima (asst.)
Hiroshi Ogawa (design works)
Music
Theme song: Oh! Rival
Soundtrack: Detective Conan "Sunflowers of Inferno" Original Soundtrack
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Sunflowers of Inferno is the 19th movie in the Detective Conan franchise. It was released in Japan on April 18, 2015.

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In a skyscraper in Manhattan, an auction house presents the stand-out piece of the night's auction: one of the famous 'Sunflower' paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. The painting belongs to a series painted by Van Gogh, an artist beloved by Japan, in his house in Arles in the south of France. Until recently, art historians believed there were seven sunflower paintings but only a year ago, an unknown eighth painting was discovered in Arles, with the style and colours being an exact match for the second Sunflower painting that was once kept in Ashiya, Japan. Historians have examined this new painting and concluded that it must have been painted by Van Gogh himself or, at least, by someone working with him. The second Sunflower painting used to belong to Koyata Yamamoto, a businessman, but was thought to have been destroyed in World War II, so the current theory is that this newly discovered painting could be a reproduction of the lost one.

The painting draws considerable interest and at the subsequent auction, Jirokichi Suzuki buys it for a record price.

Jirokichi holds a press conference the day after the auction and announces that he plans to collect all seven Sunflower paintings to hold an exhibition in Lake Rock Museum, Shinjuku, a newly constructed museum that belongs to the Suzuki Group. He says the title of the exhibition will be "the sunflowers who longed to return to Japan." He already has made contact with the owners of the other six paintings and obtained their permission to get the paintings on loan, having to promise he would transport and preserve the paintings safely and treat them with the utmost care and security while they are in his museum. To help him with this task, Jirokichi presents seven experts that he hired for the exhibition, calling them "the Seven Samurai". As the experts join him on stage, suddenly a playing card comes flying through the sky and falls onto the stage. The card carries an announcement and Kaito Kid's logo. Kid appears, holds his card gun out and causes a mass panic. He throws a smoke bomb and flees, but Detective Charlie, one of Jirokichi's "samurai", a security professional, pursues him. Kid is backed into a corner by Charlie, but lets off a flash bomb, breaks the window behind him and jumps off the building, flying away with his hangglider.

The following morning, a plane hired by Jirokichi and painted with the Sunflowers leaves for Japan, carrying the newest painting on board, along with Jirokichi, Sonoko and six of the "samurai" as well as a special guest - none other than: Shinichi Kudo. But just as the jet descends towards Haneda Airport, a bomb detonates in the cargo hold, blowing the door away and taking the painting with it. The explosion was large enough to destroy the engines as well and the airplane goes into freefall, causing a panic onboard. Kogoro, the 7th Samurai chosen by Jirokichi, has been waiting at Haneda Airport to receive the painting along with the police and Ran, wanting to surprise Sonoko. THey can only watch the plane spinning out of control and Ran, scared for her best friend, panics and can't bear look while the frantic pilot tries to land safely. They do make it down in one piece, but, just after they've touched the ground, received by emergency services, Kaito Kid comes flying out of nowhere with the paining in hand. Conan chases after Kid but can't catch him. Strangely enough, Kid flies off without the painting. Conan finds it, brings it to Jirokichi's Samurai and they confirm that the painting hasn't been damaged.

Bombing

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Location: Haneda Airport
Suspects: Natsumi Miyadai, Koji Azuma, Keiko Anderson, Kumiko Kishi, Taizo Ishimine, and Kaitou Kid

Several days later, Jirokichi invites the Seven Samurai to a conference to plan what counter-measures they can take against Kid. The owners of the other paintings had also become reluctant in loaning him their paintings. That morning, Conan, Agasa, and the Detective Boys head to the Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art, to see the 5th painting. Just after Conan leaves, Kogoro receives another notice from Kid. The Samurai decode it and find that the notice states that he will steal the 5th painting tonight. Conan, Haibara, and the others are viewing the 5th painting together with an old woman named Umeno, said to visit and view the painting every day, when Jirokichi, Kogoro, Inspector Nakamori, and the others arrive. Conan quickly realizes a case is unfolding and joins up with them. They decide that they should move the painting to a safe place before night comes, and the painting is to be wrapped up under the instructions of the Seven Samurai. However, Kid had already infiltrated the staff, and steals the painting.

Heist

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Thief: Kaitou Kid
Target: The 5th Sunflowers painting
Location: Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
Advanced Notice: Tonight, I’ll take the first replica (the one on the left side of the La Berceuse).

He also leaves behind a message to the museum's curator, saying he will return it if paid ten billion yen. Jirokichi immediately decides to pay the enormous ransom. The deal with Kid turns into chaos, however Conan and the others miraculously succeed in retrieving the 5th painting. However, even Conan begins to wonder about Kid's escalating crimes which have come to endanger many lives.

Extortion

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Location: Touto Plaza Hotel, Room 1412
Victim: Hideo Haraguchi and Jirokichi Suzuki
Suspects: Kaitou Kid
I’ll hand over the Sunflowers I just took for a reasonable amount of ten billion yen. I’ll see you in room 1412 in the Touto Plaza Hotel. Bring old bills and lay them out on the bed. If you can’t, I won’t make the deal.
Attempted Murder

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Location: Suzuki residence
Victim: Jirokichi Suzuki
Suspects: Kaitou Kid?

With Kid's motives as yet a mystery, the exhibition of the Seven Sunflowers at Lake Rock Museum meets its opening day. The most excited to see the exhibition are the Detective Boys, Conan, Ran, and Sonoko. Just as they begin to view the paintings, Conan spots a Kid Card. The enigmatic message could not be deciphered by even the Seven Samurai, but its presence attests that Kid is already within the museum. Jirokichi quickly orders to evacuate the museum goers and staff, to trap Kid inside the museum. However, he seems to have anticipated this turn of events, and blows up the electric room, leaving the museum in a blackout.

Arson

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Location: Lake Rock Museum
Suspects: Natsumi Miyadai, Keiko Anderson, Kumiko Kishi, and Taizo Ishimine
Someone pour chemical to blows up the electric room into blackout?

Then, a great fire also breaks out, leaving Jirokichi and the others no option but to send the paintings to their storage room, and evacuate to a special room outside. But, the 2nd and 5th painting could not be collected, and the inferno closes in on them. The only people remaining in Lake Rock Museum are a great detective, a great phantom thief, and...?!

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    Music[edit]

    Oh! Rival (オー!リバル Ō! Ribaru?), by Porno Graffiti.

    Trivia[edit]

    • The movie grossed 4.48 billion yen.
    • The character design for Natsumi Miyadai is the same Chihiro Ohgi's in The Super Narrow Shop Crime Scene.
    • Sky Japan, the airline whose Flight 865 was involved in a murder in Magician of the Silver Sky reappeared in this film, with some of its plane departing Haneda Airport and one of the plane exploded as a result of collision with the Sunflower Jet.
    • A simple copy of the painting 'Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers' of Van Gogh appeared first in The Girl from the Black Organization and the University Professor Murder Case, like one of his 'Cafe Terrace at Night' in The Private Eyes' Requiem.
    • During the scene where the culprit (as a black figure) is shown blowing up the electric room, the watchers can already tell who that is from his/her walkie-talkie earpiece. Among the Seven Samurais, who are using those for communication, only Natsumi Miyadai has her earpiece on the left ear like the culprit. Furthermore, it is also her the laptop with five sunflower paintings drawings and the word "Vincent", where Jii discovers the phosphine used by the culprit, while Kishi's doesn't have it.
    • Koji Azuma car drive in Arles is a 1980 Gray Peugeot 505 [551A].
    • This film is dedicated to Yasuo Uragami, the real-life sound director of Detective Conan, who died on Desember 18, 2014. A title card reads "In memory of Yasuo Uragami" appears during the end credits of the film.
    • The end credits featured scenes from New York (including Statue of Liberty and Times Square), the city of Arles, and real-life Vincent Van Gogh's "Sunflowers".

    In other languages[edit]

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Arab League Arabic بين أزهار الشمس والرماد Between Sunflowers and Ash
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) Els gira-sols del foc infernal The sunflowers of hellfire
    Flag of China Chinese 业火的向日葵 Sunflowers of Inferno
    Flag of France French (Subbed) Les Tournesols des flammes infernales The Sunflowers of Hellfire
    Flag of Germany German Die Sonnenblumen des Infernos The Sunflowers of Inferno
    Flag of Spain Spanish (Castilian sub) Los girasoles del fuego infernal The sunflowers of hellfire
    Flag of Thailand Thai ปริศนาทานตะวันมรณะ The Deadly Sunflowers Mystery
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Hoa hướng dương rực lửa Sunflowers of Inferno

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    See also[edit]

    Detective Conan Movies
    Movies Movie 01: The Time-Bombed SkyscraperMovie 02: The Fourteenth TargetMovie 03: The Last Wizard of the CenturyMovie 04: Captured in Her EyesMovie 05: Countdown to HeavenMovie 06: The Phantom of Baker StreetMovie 07: Crossroad in the Ancient CapitalMovie 08: Magician of the Silver SkyMovie 09: Strategy Above the DepthsMovie 10: The Private Eyes' RequiemMovie 11: Jolly Roger in the Deep AzureMovie 12: Full Score of FearMovie 13: The Raven ChaserMovie 14: The Lost Ship in the SkyMovie 15: Quarter of SilenceMovie 16: The Eleventh StrikerMovie 17: Private Eye in the Distant SeaLupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie (crossover) • Movie 18: Dimensional SniperMovie 19: Sunflowers of InfernoMovie 20: The Darkest NightmareMovie 21: The Crimson Love LetterMovie 22: Zero the EnforcerMovie 23: The Fist of Blue SapphireMovie 24: The Scarlet BulletMovie 25
    Related Cases 16 Suspects!? (movie 4) • Conan, Heiji, and the Vanished Boy (movie 7) • Time Travel of the Silver Sky (movie 8) • Follow the Vanished Diamond! Conan & Heiji vs. Kid! (movie 10) • A Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs. Conan and the Detective Boys (movie 11) • Magic File 2: Shinichi Kudo, The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Lab (movie 12) • Lupin III vs. Detective Conan (crossover) • Magic File 3: Shinichi and Ran, Memories of Mahjong Tiles and Tanabata (movie 13) • Magic File 4: The Osaka Okonomiyaki Odyssey (movie 14) • Magic File 5: Niigata~Tokyo Souvenir Capriccio (movie 15) • Bonus File 1: Flower of Fantasista (movie 16) • The Missing Sweets in the Old Shop (movie 17) • The Coded Invitation (movie 18) • Promise with a J-Leaguer (movie 16) • Munch's Missing Scream (movie 19) • The Shadow Approaching Amuro (movie 20) • The Mystery of the Vanished Black Belt (movie 21) • The Melting Cake! (movie 22) • The J League Bodyguard (movie 16) • Intrigue at the Food Court (movie 23) • The Beika City Shopping Center Garbage Bin Mystery (movie 24)
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