The Darkest Nightmare

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Movie 20

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Official trailer
Title: The Darkest Nightmare
English Title: The Darkest Nightmare
Japanese Title: 名探偵コナン純黒(じゅんこく)悪夢(ナイトメア)
(Meitantei Conan: Junkoku no Naitomea)
Original airdate: April 16, 2016
English airdate: December 22, 2020 (Digital)
September 28, 2021 (Blu-ray)
Broadcast rating when aired on television: 10.6% (aired on April 14, 2017)
12.5% (aired on April 10, 2020)
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Shinichi Kudo
Ran Mouri
Ai Haibara
Kogoro Mouri
Shuichi Akai
Jodie Starling
James Black
Andre Camel
Hidemi Hondou
Rei Furuya
Detective Boys
Sonoko Suzuki
Hiroshi Agasa
Juzo Megure
Wataru Takagi
Miwako Sato
Kazunobu Chiba
Jinpei Matsuda
Azusa Enomoto
Detective Ida
Unnamed officer
Detective Sugita
Detective Fukui
Makoto Kyogoku
Case solved by: Conan Edogawa
Director: Kobun Shizuno
Screenplay: Takeharu Sakurai
Storyboard: Kobun Shizuno
Iwao Teraoka (co-op)
Jiro Kanai (co-op)
Osamu Nabeshima (co-op)
Takamitsu Kudo (co-op)
Technical Director: Kobun Shizuno
Osamu Nabeshima
Chika Nagaoka
Yoshihiro Sugai 
Atsushi Nigorikawa
Animation Director: Masatomo Sudo (chief)
Nobuyuki Iwai
Yoshiharu Shimizu
Hiroyuki Horiuchi
Hiroyuki Notake
Nariyuki Takahashi
Chiemi Hironaka
Yuko Iwasa
Kumiko Shishido
Takashi Kawaguchi (asst.)
Kyoko Yoshimi (asst.)
Akio Kawamura (asst.)
Tomoko Fukunaga (asst.)
Jiro Kanai and Yoshinobu Ando (action)
Rie Nakajima (layout)
Character Design: Masatomo Sudo
Design Works: Hiroshi Ogawa
Theme song: Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru
Soundtrack: Detective Conan "The Darkest Nightmare" Original Soundtrack
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The Darkest Nightmare is the 20th movie in the Detective Conan franchise and the third about the Black Organization. It was released in Japan on April 16, 2016.

Characters introduced





Mysterious assassinations have been happening around the world. The suspect is a spy accessing classified files. In Japan, a woman breaks into Tokyo police headquarters and accesses secret files on spies planted in the Black Organization by many intelligence agencies: the English MI6, the Canadian CSIS, the German BND, and the American CIA and FBI. Before this spy can steal the files, Rei Furuya arrives with a cadre of his secret police officers. The spy makes a getaway in a stolen car, but Rei soon catches up in his Mazda FD RX-7. The two jockey for position on the highway and are about to cause a huge wreck. Before they can crash, Shuichi Akai snipes the spy's car from the hood of his red and white striped Ford Mustang. The spy's car tumbles off the highway and explodes.

The next day, Conan, Professor Agasa, Haibara, and the Detective Boys meet up at the newly renovated "Tohto Aquarium". Under the centerpiece of the park, a massive ferris wheel, they find an injured woman with heterochromia. The woman is suffering memory loss, she doesn't know her own name and even her cellphone is broken. Conan and his friends decide to stay together with her and help her to recover her lost memory. Unknown to Conan and his friends, Vermouth had been lurking nearby with a silenced pistol and had overheard everything. She pulls back and contacts Gin. The woman in question is in fact a new member of the Black Organization.


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Location: London, United Kingdom
Victim: Stout
Time: 7:00 PM
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the temple (right)
Culprit: Korn

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Location: CN Tower (Toronto), Canada
Victim: Aquavit
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the chest
Culprit: Chianti

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Location: Spree (Berlin River), Germany
Victim: Riesling (Leona Buchholz)
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head
Culprit: Gin


  • Resolution


    Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru (世界はあなたの色になる The World Will Become Your Color?), by B'z.


    Line drawing of a V-22 Osprey (MV-22).
    • The film grossed over 6.33 billion Yen, breaking the previous record held by Sunflowers of Inferno and was the highest grossing film of the franchise until The Crimson Love Letter broke its record.
    • This movie is a commemorative work for the 20th anniversary of Detective Conan anime.
    • This is the first movie to feature CIA agent Hidemi Hondou, as well as Public Security Bureau agent Rei Furuya.
    • The American V/STOL seen at the movie's climax is a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. This American military aircraft is unique for having tiltrotors: rotors which move between a vertical position like a helicopter and a horizontal position like a turboprop plane. The V-22 can take off vertically and hover, but also cruise long range at high speed. At the time this film was released, no V-22 Ospreys have been delivered to non-US countries, although Japan's parliament approved a defense budget in January 2015 with funding for five V-22s which will be delivered by 2018. Between 2012 and 2014, between 6 and 24 of the Marine Variant MV-22 Ospreys were deployed at American Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa. Incidentally the V-22 has acquired notoriety for crashing, which prompted protests by Okinawans who doubted its airworthiness.
    There are two routes the Black Organization might have used to obtain a V-22. One is to steal one from an American military base in Japan. The other is to have secretly infiltrated a military base in the United States where damaged, defective, or decommissioned V-22s are stored, disassembled one (or parts of several), and removed it while creating a false paper trail that it had been decommissioned and cannibalized for parts.
    • The helicopter in Canada scene used by Cianti is Boeing AH-64 Apache.
    • Restaurant Danny's Dinning reappears in this movie.
    • James Black's vehicle in this film was changed to 2008 Two Tone Arctic White Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG (C 219).
    • Curaçao stolen car drive in Dark Blue 1980 Toyota Mark II [X60]. The license plate number is 新宿 500, め 32-60 (Shinjuku 500, Me 32-60).
    • Rei Furuya fight Curaçao car is a White 1991 Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type-A. Shuichi Akai car shoot Curaçao car is a Race Red 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 SVT [S197].
    • This film is dedicated to Masahito Yoshioka, the real-life chief producer of Detective Conan between 1996 and 2011 from Tokyo Movie Shinsa, who died on January 14, 2016. A title card reads "In memory of Masahito Yoshioka" appears during the end credits of the film.
    • The three cars in the ending theme are a white Mazda RX-7, a red Ford Shelby GT500 SVT and a 1998 dark blue Toyota Mark II [X100].
    • The end credits featured scenes from Singapore, including the Fountain of Wealth, Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands Skypark, and the Singapore Flyer.
    • The special guest voice actor for this movie is actress Yuki Amami voicing Curaçao.
      • This is the first time that the special guest voices a member of the Black Organization.
    • In the hand-drawn poster by Gosho Aoyama, Conan is riding a black horse on fire, that represents nightmare.

    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan El malson més negre The Darkest Nightmare
    Flag of China Chinese (Simplified) 纯黑的噩梦 The Pure Black Nightmare
    Flag of Republic of China Chinese (Traditional) 純黑的惡夢 The Pure Black Nightmare
    Flag of France French Le pire cauchemar The Worst Nightmare
    Flag of Germany German Der dunkelste Albtraum The Darkest Nightmare
    Flag of South Korea Korean 순흑의 악몽 The Darkest Nightmare
    Flag of Spain Spanish La pesadilla más negra The Darkest Nightmare
    Flag of Thailand Thai ปริศนารัตติกาลทมิฬ Mystery in The Darkest Night
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Cơn ác mộng đen tối The Dark Nightmare



    1. ^ Rum was only given a computerized altered voice, and the ending credits does not list a voice actor. They did this intentionally so that no one could look up what other characters that voice actor/actress might play in the anime series.

    See also

    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 SapphireThe Scarlet Alibi (compilation) • Movie 24: The Scarlet BulletMovie 25: The Bride of HalloweenThe Story of Ai Haibara ~Black Iron Mystery Train~ (compilation) • Movie 26: Black Iron SubmarineMovie 27
    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) • The Flying Jack-o'-lantern (movie 25)
    Black Organization
    High ranking The BossRumGinVermouth
    Other agents VodkaKir (undercover) • ChiantiKornBourbon (undercover)
    Deceased agents Akemi MiyanoTequilaKenzo Masuyama/PiscoAtsushi MiyanoElena MiyanoCalvadosRikumichi KusudaEthan Hondou (undercover) • Hiromitsu Morofushi/Scotch (undercover)
    Former agents Shiho Miyano/Sherry (Ai Haibara) • Shuichi Akai/Dai Moroboshi/Rye (undercover) • Ki'ichiro Numabuchi
    Extended canon Yoshiaki Hara (movie only) • Irish (movie only) • Masaaki Okakura (movie only) • Arrack (special manga only) • Generic (special manga only) • Blackbeard (special manga only) • Antonio Gomez (shogakukan learning series only) • Two men (shogakukan learning series only) • Kate Lauren (playstation only) • Curaçao (movie only) • Stout (movie only) • Aquavit (movie only) • Leona Bucholz/Riesling (movie only) • Man in bar (tv special only) • Pinga (movie only) • Drama assassin (drama only)
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    Special Manga The Wish Put on the AirshipThe Black Organization...RevealedProtect the Luxury Liner from the Virus
    Playstation Remembrance Treasure Case
    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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