The Fist of Blue Sapphire

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Title: The Fist of Blue Sapphire
Japanese Title: 名探偵コナン 紺青の拳
(Meitantei Conan: Konjō no Fisuto)
Original airdate: April 12, 2019
Case
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Kaitou Kid
Makoto Kyogoku
Ran Mouri
Sonoko Suzuki
Shinichi Kudo
Kaito Kuroba
Kogoro Mouri
Ai Haibara
Hiroshi Agasa
Detective Boys
Ginzo Nakamori
Ryusuke Higo
Konosuke Jii
Jirokichi Suzuki
Case solved by: Conan Edogawa
Staff
Director: Tomoka Nagaoka
Screenplay: Takahiro Okura
Music
Theme song: BLUE SAPPHIRE
Soundtrack: Detective Conan "The Fist of Blue Sapphire" Original Soundtrack
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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.

Cast[edit]

Gadgets[edit]

Case[edit]

Situation[edit]

The world's greatest blue sapphire, the "blue lapis fist", said to have sunk in a pirate ship in the late 19th century, on the coasts of Singapore. A local millionaire plots to retrieve it, and when it's exhibited in an exhibition at the Singapore Marina Bay Sands hotel, a murder takes place. A bloody Kaitou Kid announcement card is found in the crime scene.

In the meantime, Kogoro, Ran, and Sonoko have come to Singapore to see a karate tournament held there. Conan, who doesn't have a passport and can't travel overseas, was supposed to stay at home. But Kid, who wants to make use of him, uses a magical trick to forcibly drag him to Singapore. Conan must obey Kid if he wants to get back to Japan, gets his glasses, wristwatch and clothes, amongst others, all stolen from him and he has to disguise himself.

Ran, who doesn't realize who he is, asks him his name and he improvises the name Arthur Hirai. Disguised as Shinichi, Kid eventually gets a hold of information about the fist being stored in a manor's underground vault. Just when he was thinking that he'd made it inside very easily, he finds a dangerous trap awaiting him. Facing him is the strongest karateka with a streak of 400 consecutive victories: Makoto Kyogoku.

Leon Lowe, a criminal behavior psychologist, aims for the legendary secret treasure buried in the seabed for a purpose, and hinders both Conan and Kid. They must confront Leon and his excellent secretary, the beautiful Rachel Cheung.

Murder

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Location: Marina Bay Sands Hotel (the shopping center)
Victim: Sherilyn Tan
Age: 40 years old
Cause of death: Stab wound on the back
Suspects: Kaitou Kid
Sherilyn is seen to stumble out of an elevator, who promptly falls down in front of a few people.
Bombings

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Location: Marina Bay Sands Hotel parking lot
Suspects: Kaitou Kid
The cars in the underground car park are blown up by an explosion.
Bombings, Arson and Blackout

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Location: Marina Bay Sands
Time: Evening
Cause: Arson
Suspects: Kaitou Kid
An explosion in Marina Bay Sands caused the 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 al lof Reijiro's bodyguards. Reijiro quickly escapes.

The group and Arthur briefly talk under a bridge. Makoto tells them, because his sponsor Sherilyn died, he cannot fight the final round in the karate tournament. Sonoko 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 John 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.

Attempted Murder

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Location: Raffles Hotel safe house
Victim: Kaitou Kid
Age: 17 years old
Injury: Left to drown
Culprit: Leon Lowe
After being knocked out, Kid is left to drown.

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, John 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. Shinchi/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 3pm. It’s almost 3pm, 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.

Murder

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Location: Singapore Sports hub safe room
Victim: Rachel Cheung
Age: 28 years old
Time: 15:00
Cause of death: Stab wound on the back
Suspects: Kaitou Kid
Kaito Kid flees after discovering Rachel's dead body under the Blue Sapphire's showcase.

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.

Attempted Murder

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Location: Temple Street, Singapore
Victim: Kaitou Kid
Age: 17 years old
Injury: Gunshot wound
Kid thinks he escaped the police, but officers arrive and 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.

Attempted Murder

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Location: Temple Street, Singapore
Victim: Sonoko Suzuki
Age: 17 years old
Injury: Hit-And-Run
Sonoko runs over to the police car for help, but it suddenly starts up and crashes into Sonoko.

At the 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 proceeds to tell John and other council members his plan of building a new city. John 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 call Rishi and tell him the situation. John Han Chen found the sapphire and decided to award it to the winner of the karate tournament, but Leon wanted the sapphire, so he sent Jamaluddin to win the tournament and retrieve the sapphire. However, he had to face Makoto, who had Sherilyn has his sponsor. Thus Leon had to kill Sherilyn. Leon was in a different elevator when the crime happened, and he was indeed not the killer. The real killer is Rachel Cheung. Since Sherilyn's room was very high up, she had to take a second elevator at 34F to go to ground level. While she was walking to another elevator, Rachel dragged her to her own bedroom and Sherilyn was killed there. Leon put Sherilyn's body in his suitcase and headed downstairs. Meanwhile, Rachel, disguised as Sherilyn, took another elevator downstairs. She had a fake knife in her back with fake blood on it as well. She pretended to stumble and fall. Then Leon activated the bombs, which caused the explosion and blackout. Leon then takes a picture of dead "Sherilyn". She then gets up and takes off her disguise. Leon takes the real Sherilyn's body out of the suitcase and lays it in the exact position. Rachel was shocked by Leon's plan, so she wanted to ask Kogoro for help. Leon knew this and killed her, trying to blame Kid.

Arthur receives the infomation from Haibara. He deducts that if the ship continues on its altered route, it will crash into Marina Bay. Leon wants the pirates to crash the oil ship into the city, destroying everything in the process so he can rebuild the city according to his plans.

Rishi wonders how Leon may have found the pirates, who are scattered all over the world. Arthur explains that the lions spewing bloody water would have made it to the headlines, which would attract their attention. Rishi thinks they do not have enough time to explain everything to the police so he can only but call John for help.

People[edit]

Resolution[edit]

Music[edit]

BLUE SAPPHIRE, by Hiroomi Tosaka.

Trivia[edit]

  • Some live action scenes from Singapore appeared in The Darkest Nightmare's ending credits.
  • This is the first movie setting in another Asian country, 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, Tomoka 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, and 1.9 billion yen in the first three days, becoming the second highest grossing film of the franchise, just behind Zero the Enforcer.
  • 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 from car bombing are a 2012 BMW M6 Coupe [F12], a 2016 Mazda CX-9 [TC], and a Mercedes-Benz C-Class [W202].
  • Singapore police force's vehicle 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 2017 Hyundai Elantra.
  • Tan Lee and Jackie Wong, the two karate players' names, come from real-life martial artists: Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan respectively.
  • 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".

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In other languages[edit]

Language Title Translation
Flag of Arabic Arabic قبضة الياقوت الأزرق The Fist of Blue Sapphire
Flag of France French Le Poing de Saphir Bleu The Fist of Blue Sapphire
Flag of South Korea Korean 감청의 권 The Right of Interception
Flag of Thailand Thai ศึกชิงอัญมณีสีคราม The Fist of Blue Sapphire
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Cú Đấm Sapphire Xanh The Fist of Blue Sapphire

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
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) • Magic File 6: 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)
Kaitou Kid in Detective Conan
Main Kaitou KidKaito KurobaToichi Kuroba
Related Jirokichi SuzukiGinzo NakamoriSamizu KichiemonSaguru HakubaKonosuke JiiAoko NakamoriChikage Kuroba
Manga Kaitou Kid and the Black StarMagic Lovers CaseKaitou Kid and the MurderKaitou Kid and the Ocean's MiracleKaitou Kid and the Three InstrumentsKaitou Kid and the Four MasterpiecesKaitou Kid and the Purple NailKaitou Kid and the Iron TanukiKirin's Horn CaseRyoma's Gunbelt CaseMystery TrainThe Blush MermaidTwin BetsKaitou Kid and the Luna MemoriaKaitou Kid and the Fairy's Lip
Anime Conan vs. Kaitou KidMagic Lover's Murder CaseThe Gathering of the Detectives! Shinichi Kudo vs. Kaitou KidKaitou Kid's Miraculous Midair WalkBig Adventure in the Eccentric MansionKaitou Kid and the Four MasterpiecesKaitou Kid's Teleportation MagicKaitou Kid vs. the Strongest SafeThe Kirin's Horn That Vanished into the DarkConan & Kid's Battle For Ryoma's TreasureThe Jet-Black Mystery TrainKaitou Kid and the Blush MermaidKaitou Kid VS Makoto KyogokuKaitou Kid and the Trick Box
Movies and Specials Movie 03: The Last Wizard of the CenturyTime Travel of the Silver SkyMovie 08: Magician of the Silver SkyMovie 10: The Private Eyes' RequiemMovie 14: The Lost Ship in the SkyLupin III vs. Detective Conan: The MovieMovie 19: Sunflowers of InfernoMovie 23: The Fist of Blue Sapphire
Special Manga The Magically Hidden JewelThe Stolen Pirate TreasureKaitou Kid and the Mystery of the Black JewelThe Rise of the Burning CurseThe Blue Train Nightmare
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