The Fist of Blue Sapphire
The Fist of Blue Sapphire is the 23rd movie in the Detective Conan franchise. It was released in Japan on April 12, 2019, becoming the last movie aired in the Heisei period. The pre-story is Intrigue at the Food Court.
Leon Lowe, a criminal behavior psychologist, meet Sherilyn Tan, a lawyer who is also Makoto's sponsor at Singapore Marina Bay Sands Hotel restaurant. Later, at the shopping center, Sherilyn is found stabbed. A series of explosion then happened. The police later found Kaitou Kid's card, covered with blood, at the lift where Sherilyn was. At The Singapore's Merlion Will Spurt Blood spewing out of its muzzle.
|Bombings, Arson and Blackout|
In the meantime, Kogoro, Ran, and Sonoko have come to Singapore to cheer on the strongest karateka with a streak of 400 consecutive victories, Makoto Kyogoku, who is fighting in a karate tournament held there. Conan, who doesn't have a passport and can't travel overseas, was supposed to stay at home. He begs for Haibara to give him the antidote for him to transform to Shinichi, but she refuses.
Later that night, while Conan goes out for a walk, Kid, disguised as Ran, sneaks up behind Conan. Conan notices her, but then gets captured. Conan, realizing he is trapped in a suitcase, uses a pen to poke the zipper and he promptly gets out. Looking around, he realizes that he is in Singapore. Conan also realizes his body color got darker.
Conan tries to look around for Ran, but notices Shinichi, who is really Kid in disguise, is here as well. Shinichi/Kid makes brief talk with Ran and Sonoko, and then goes over to Conan. Kid tells Conan about his mission and the sapphire. The task is a bit special, so he bought Conan over to help him. Conan refuses, but Kid tells him how he transported him over, and that he will not be able to get back to Japan, gets his glasses, wristwatch and clothes, amongst others unless Conan helps Kid.
At this moment, Ran finds Shinichi and notices Conan. Ran, who doesn't realize who he is, asks him his name and he improvises the name Arthur Hirai. Meanwhile, Sonoko texts for Ran to meet her at a place. She is texting Makoto as well when Reijiro Nakatomi and his bodyguards pass by in her path. Sonoko argues with Reijiro, who is surprised by her attitude, but then Makoto comes and defeats all of Reijiro's bodyguards. Reijiro quickly escapes.
The group and Arthur briefly talk under a bridge. Makoto tells them that because his sponsor Sherilyn died, he cannot fight the final round in the karate tournament. Sonoko then agrees to be his sponsor.
As they walk back to the hotel, Rishi Ramanathan approaches them. He asks Kogoro to solve a case for him, but Kogoro refuses as he is on vacation. Shinichi/Kid tells him the benefits of becoming friends with a reserve police officer, benefits that Kogoro likes the most, so he agrees. Rishi then shows him Kid's notice.
Meanwhile, at a villa, Hezli Jamaluddin assures that he will beat Makoto in the tournament.
Rishi and the group arrive at the villa. Rishi explains to Kogoro about the sapphire, mentioning the gem is in the basement. They go downstairs, and Zhon Han Chen arrives as well.
Leon enters the safe room with his fingerprints, showing the group its impenetrable security. He fumbles with the computer, and one of the safe boxes comes down from near the ceiling. The sapphire, along with the karate belt, is then shown to the group. When nobody was looking, Kid takes out an invisible marker and marks the particular safe. When he finished, he shook hands with Leon, promising to protect the safe and gaining Leon's fingerprint.
That night, Kid flies down to the villa and proceeds his heist. He bypasses all the guards, security cameras, and hidden lasers. Kid unlocks the safe room with Leon's fingerprint that he retrieved earlier, finds the particular safe box, and prepares to steal the sapphire. However, he is then confronted by Leon, who was waiting for Kid in the safe room. The two make a brief conversation, while Jamaluddin sneaks up from behind. Kid manages to dodge his attack, but then Leon shoots Kid with a stun gun. Leon and Jamaluddin leave the safe room, with Kid unconscious.
All the safe boxes in the safe room are suddenly covered with protective metal, and the room shrinks in size. Water rises from the bottom of the safe room, which was intended to drown Kid. He however escapes to ground level. A guard spots him and the alarm sounds. Kid escapse all of the guards, but as he is about to escape, Makoto shows up to fight him. As Makoto is about to defeat Kid, a soccer ball rockets towards him from nowhere. Kid manages to escape while Makoto is distracted by the ball. From atop a building, Conan checks out the scene with his gadgets. The soccer ball was kicked by Conan.
Kid picks up Conan and tells him the situation. For many years, Leon Lowe, a criminal behavior psychologist, had been aiming for the legendary secret treasure sapphire buried in the seabed for a purpose. However, when he was so close to retrieving it, Zhon Han Chen found the sapphire. Someone may have hinted the location of the sapphire. Leon also had a lawyer, Sherilyn Tan, but they broke their relationship. So Sherilyn decided to become Makoto's sponsor, so Jamaluddin could not win the tournament. If Jamaluddin did, then the sapphire would then belong to Leon. Thus Sherilyn was killed. The police are suspicious of Leon, but he wasn't on the list of suspects. They think Kid could be the killer, since there was a Kid card found on the elevator. Kid then brings Conan back to the hotel.
Meanwhile, in a pub, Kogoro is drinking when Rachel Cheung comes and gives him a business card, telling him to meet her at the sports center tomorrow.
The next day, the group goes to watch the Zhonan Cup. Jamaluddin defeats all of his opponents. Kid says he won't make a move if the sapphire goes to Makoto. Makoto then arrives and fights his first match. He immediately punches his opponent out of the arena. Ran gets a call from Kogoro, who cannot enter the stadium. Rishi comes over and lets him in. He decides to take them to view the safe. Shinichi/Kid finds this as another opportunity to observe the security enforcements and steal the sapphire.
Rishi tells them, the password to the safe changes every 10 minutes, and is only sent to Inspector Mark Aidan, Rishi and Leon's cell phones. Rishi explains that the safe room seem empty but actually the floor is equipped with weight sensors and the ceiling is equipped with security cameras. The safe room is surrounded by police as well. Suddenly, Kogoro remembers the card Rachel gave to him at the pub. Conan tells him that it’s Leon’s card, on the back which writes for him to meet at the stadium’s exit 3 at 3 pm. It’s almost 3 pm, so Kogoro and Arthur rush over. Kid, meanwhile, has found a way to steal the sapphire.
Meanwhile, Makoto is in his changing room. Leon enters, congratulating him on the match today. He jokingly asks him to be his bodyguard. Makoto proceeds to leave, but then Leon gets serious: he asks why Makoto’s fist is existent. He says his fist will lead to others, including loved ones, suffering. Leon proceeds to say good luck and leaves the room. Sonoko enters and takes Makoto out for lunch. Ran decides to stay because Shinichi/Kid wants to guard the safe.
Outside of the sports center, Inspector Aidan is talking to his guards when Rachel accidentally bumps into him. They apologize to each other and Rachel continues on her way. She then receives a text message. She walks back to Aidan and apologizes one more time, while slipping the phone into his pocket no one noticed. Rachel then goes the safe entrance, and tells the guards that Aidan is calling them, and that she can guard the safe in the meantime. They agree.
Kid, disguised as Rachel, proceeds to his heist. He attaches a device showing the safe and altering the security cameras, and grapples into the room. As he proceeds to cut the glass surrounding the sapphire, Rachel's body falls out, surprising Kid. The alarm sounds and Kid has to but escape. Before that, however, he notices that Rachel wrote something with her blood, but he doesn't have time to check. The safe door is closing. He escapes the safe room at the last second. Guards rush from one hallway. Kid backs off and discards them with a card gun. Aidan and his officers surround him. Kid shoots a grappling hook in Mark's direction, bypassing him and his officers. They stumble into a mess.
Meanwhile, Arthur and Kogoro are waiting for Rachel to come. They then notice an alarm in the sports center, and rush there, thinking Kid has made his move. Kid escapes the pursuing officers at the stadium and flies away. He happens to pass by Arthur and Kogoro Suddenly, Rishi arrives, telling the two to rush to the safe room.
Aidan has not given up yet. He commands his officers to give chase. Kid lands on a small street, thinking he has escaped the police. Suddenly, officers arrive and before Kid can take his card gun out, they shoot him.
Rishi tells Kogoro about Rachel's dead body. Arthur mentions that Kogoro scheduled to meet with Rachel at the exit, but she went to send a message to Aidan before that. He notices that Rachel wrote a few words with blood: "SHE".
Kid, after being shot, lays down behind a building by the pier.
Sonoko and Makoto had just finished eating lunch. As they prepare to go somewhere else, a burly man knocks into her and drops his lunch. He blames Sonoko for the incident, but Makoto stops him and they fight. While Makoto fights him and his gang, Sonoko runs to a nearby police car. Two police officers fell out from the vehicle, unconscious, and the car crashes into Sonoko. Makoto rushes over and realizes what Leon told him earlier was true.
At the Singapore General Hospital, Leon arrives and sends a bouquet to Sonoko. He then tells Makoto that the gods are testing him, and he is not ready yet. Leon gives Makoto a wristband. Should the wristband break, he will gain the power. Should he use his fists before the wristband breaks, the bad will happen.
Kid dresses his wounds behind a building, the police thought he was dead so they stopped searching for him, while he talks to Arthur. He gives back Conan's gadgets and flies away.
While Rishi is preparing to go home, he sees Arthur alone. Arthur asks if he could stay at Rishi's house for the night. Rishi agrees. Rishi logs on to his computer to study the info Mark gave him. Arthur shoots him with his Stun Gun Wristwatch and proceeds to check all the information Rishi gathered.
Leon and Jamaluddin meet with Eugene Lim at a small pier. Kid takes this chance to take photos of Leon and Eugene.
The next day, Jamaluddin is seen to defeat all his opponents and proceed to the final round. However, Makoto resigns to stay with Sonoko. He is afraid that the thugs will attack them again, and he cannot use his fist. Sonoko is angry and tells him to leave.
Arthur meets up with Shinichi and reveals the information he found on Rishi's computer yesterday night.
According to a witness, Sherilyn Tan indeed fell in the shopping mall, but she could have been stabbed in an elevator in Tower 3. The murderer chose to kill her in an elevator, because she would have nowhere to run. Leon had booked both his and Sherilyn's rooms. When the incident happened, many people witnessed Leon to be in another elevator. The police confirmed that he was not at the crime scene when it happened, so they cleared him from the list of suspects. Leon was carrying a piece of luggage, but it was empty. He was just retrieving the luggage from a shipment, which was confirmed as well. Kid's notice on the elevator had been stuck there with fake blood, and Rachel was killed in an attempt to frame Kid. The guards could not have moved Rachel's body into the safe room because they could easily activate the sensors or get caught by the security cameras. Thus Leon is the most suspicious individual as he has access to the safe.
Leon could have forced Makoto to resign and not fight the tournament, so Jamaluddin could win and the sapphire would belong to Leon. Conan asks why, and Kid shows him a photo of Eugene. Conan asks Haibara to search up the identity of the man.
Leon sees Jamaluddin win the finals. He then has flashback when he explained to Zhon and other council members about his plan of building a new city. Zhon and the rest laugh him off, but Leon has not given up.
Meanwhile, Eugene and his pirates take over an oil ship.
Leon meets with Nakatomi and tells him his plan: to rebuild the whole city. Nakatomi can only but agree.
Arthur and Shinichi find Kogoro at a pub. Arthur takes a gold Nakatomi coin out of Kogoro's passport holder and runs away. They watch a news report of Nakatomi visiting Singapore. Arthur gets a call from Haibara, who has found the identity of the man, Eugene Lim. Arthur asks Haibara to search for all Nakatomi ships nearby the pier and their routes. She reports back that there are two cargo ships and one oil ship nearby. However, the oil ship is not on its planned route. Arthur then asks for Haibara to send the information of that ship to him.
Arthur explains to Shinichi how the gathered clues can be put together: "SHE" can also refer to a ship, and the Nakatomi coin refers to a Nakatomi ship. Eugene has hijacked a Nakatomi ship, with the agreement of Nakatomi himself.
The two decide to call Rishi and tell him the situation.
Spain (Castilian dub)
Spain (Catalan dub)
In other languages
|Catalan||El puny de safir blau||The Fist of Blue Sapphire|
|Chinese (Simplified)||绀青之拳||The Fist of Blue Sapphire|
|Chinese (Traditional)||紺青之拳||The Fist of Blue Sapphire|
|German||Die stahlblaue Faust||The Fist of Blue Steel|
|Korean||감청의 권||The Fist of Deep blue|
|Spanish||El puño de zafiro azul||The Fist of Blue Sapphire|
|Thai||ศึกชิงอัญมณีสีคราม||The Battle for the Blue Sapphire|
|Vietnamese||Cú Đấm Sapphire Xanh||The Fist of Blue Sapphire|
- Some live action scenes from Singapore appeared in The Darkest Nightmare's ending credits.
- This is the first movie setting in another Asian country, which never happened in the manga and anime series. The canon case of the The Scarlet School Trip was initially planned to be set in Singapore, but the setting was changed to Kyoto in pre-production.
- Interestingly enough, this is also the first movie directed by a woman, Chika Nagaoka, and is likely to become the highest-grossing movie directed by a woman in Japan.
- The movie had promotional collaborations with Fist of the North Star, Avengers: Endgame, and Urusei Yatsura.
- The movie made 422 million yen on its opening day, 1.9 billion yen in the first three days, and earned total of 9.37 billion yen from its domestic run. The movie also grossed 119.9 million dollar (worldwide). As July 2023, the movie is the 3rd highest grossing Detective Conan movie.
- Arthur Hirai is derived from Arthur Conan Doyle and Taro Hirai (Edogawa Ranpo's real name), just like how Shinichi came up with the name Conan Edogawa.
- The white swimsuit worn by Ran in the pool is one of those she bought in The Blind Spot in the Dressing Room.
- The vehicles in the car bombing are a 2012 BMW M6 Coupe [F12], a 2016 Mazda CX-9 [TC], a Mercedes-Benz C-Class [W202], and a blue 2018 Cadillac XTS.
- The Singapore police force patrol car is a 2008 Toyota Corolla Altis [E140].
- Sherilyn Tan's vehicle is a Long Beach red metallic 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 Convertible.
- Rishi Ramanathan's vehicle is a pearl white 2006 Toyota Corolla Axio [NZE141].
- The MPV Next to the Red Corvette is polar white 2014 Mercedes-Benz Viano [W639].
- The Singapore taxi is 2015 Hyundai i40 1.7L CRDi [VF].
- Tan Lee, the karate player, is named after Bruce Lee.
- The channel featured on TV at the end of the movie named NNC is punned to the world-famous broadcasting company CNN.
- There is a mistake on the mid-credits TV report, where Leon's name is written as "Leon Law" instead of "Lowe".
- Gosho Aoyama originally planned to have an allusion to Aoko Nakamori with the blue sapphire in the movie, but refrained from it, thinking people wouldn't notice it.
- In the English Dub, Leon Lowe was voiced by Hattori Heiji"s first english dub voice actor Kevin M. Connolly.
- This movie was promoted with two special guest voice actors. Actress and model Mayuko Kawakita voiced Rachel Cheung, while actor and singer Ikusaburo Yamazaki played Leon Lowe.
- ^ Lets Talk with Gosho Aoyama Day#2020
Q: In the director's interview of the 2019 movie (Fist of Blue Sapphire), he talked about how you said, after the movie was finished "It was the blue sapphire so maybe I should've put hints of Aoko there"; if you had done that, how would've it been like?
Aoyama: Ah... See, in the end he'd return the blue sapphire to him. And when he did he did so, saying he didn't need it, he'd said "I've got a better sapphire"...
(Applause from the audience)
Aoyama: Huh? You wanted me to actually do that? (laughs)
Aoyama: Really!? (laughs) That for real? Well, I thought you wouldn't catch (the reference) so that's why I didn't (laughs) What. So you'd actually welcomed it? Well, imagine it within your minds (laughs)
Translated by Spimer.
|Detective Conan Movies|
|Movies||Movie 01: The Time-Bombed Skyscraper • Movie 02: The Fourteenth Target • Movie 03: The Last Wizard of the Century • Movie 04: Captured in Her Eyes • Movie 05: Countdown to Heaven • Movie 06: The Phantom of Baker Street • Movie 07: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital • Movie 08: Magician of the Silver Sky • Movie 09: Strategy Above the Depths • Movie 10: The Private Eyes' Requiem • Movie 11: Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure • Movie 12: Full Score of Fear • Movie 13: The Raven Chaser • Movie 14: The Lost Ship in the Sky • Movie 15: Quarter of Silence • Movie 16: The Eleventh Striker • Movie 17: Private Eye in the Distant Sea • Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie (crossover) • Movie 18: Dimensional Sniper • Movie 19: Sunflowers of Inferno • Movie 20: The Darkest Nightmare • Movie 21: The Crimson Love Letter • Movie 22: Zero the Enforcer • Movie 23: The Fist of Blue Sapphire • The Scarlet Alibi (compilation) • Movie 24: The Scarlet Bullet • Movie 25: The Bride of Halloween • The Story of Ai Haibara ~Black Iron Mystery Train~ (compilation) • Movie 26: Black Iron Submarine • Movie 27|
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|Kaitou Kid in Detective Conan|
|Main||Kaitou Kid • Kaito Kuroba • Toichi Kuroba|
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|Manga||Kaitou Kid and the Black Star • Magic Lovers Case • Kaitou Kid and the Murder • Kaitou Kid and the Ocean's Miracle • Kaitou Kid and the Three Instruments • Kaitou Kid and the Four Masterpieces • Kaitou Kid and the Purple Nail • Kaitou Kid and the Iron Tanuki • Kirin's Horn Case • Ryoma's Gunbelt Case • Mystery Train • The Blush Mermaid • Twin Bets • Kaitou Kid and the Luna Memoria • Kaitou Kid and the Fairy's Lip • Kaitou Kid and the Queen's Bang • Kaitou Kid and the Siren Splash|
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|Movies and Specials||Movie 03: The Last Wizard of the Century • Time Travel of the Silver Sky • Movie 08: Magician of the Silver Sky • Movie 10: The Private Eyes' Requiem • Movie 14: The Lost Ship in the Sky • Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie • Movie 19: Sunflowers of Inferno • Movie 23: The Fist of Blue Sapphire • Movie 27|
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