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===Gosho Aoyama Interview about the Boss===
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===Interview with Detective Conan Producer Michihiko Suwa===
'''Date:''' November 30, 2017<br>
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'''Date:''' November 11, 2017<br>
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Michihiko Suwa is the producer of the TV anime and movie series Detective Conan (Meitantei Conan), also known as Case Closed based on the manga by Gosho Aoyama. In part one of MANGA.TOKYO’s interview with Suwa, we learn about the beginnings of the anime as well as how the anime staff are careful not to slip up when adapting Aoyama’s manga.
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青山先生直撃インタビュー
 
  
2017年11月30日青山剛昌先生宅にて。
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'''— Could you tell us how the plan for the anime adaptation of Detective Conan developed?'''
  
サンデー3・4合併号にて「あの方」の正体がついに判明。週刊誌での漫画連載は一旦お休みしつつ、映画第22弾のコンテ確認作業を進めている青山剛昌先生に現在の心境などを直撃した。
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The first chapter of the original manga Detective Conan series, also known as Case Closed, was published in 1994 in Shonen Sunday. I guess it was a countermeasure against the rival manga magazine which had started a detective manga series The Kindaichi Case Files in 1992. I had a close connection with the editorial staff in Shonen Sunday, so I heard about a new detective manga before its publication. When I read the first chapter, I was instantly captured by its clever tricks. I kept reading it for 10 weeks and made up my mind to make an anime adaptation.
  
今日はですね、「あの方」がついに指摘されたと言うことで、みんなが知りたいことをズバリ伺いさせて頂こうかなと思います。<br>青山 はいはい(笑)
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Protagonist Shinichi Kudo was a 17-year-old detective but ends up having the body of a first-grade child because of a drug he was forced to swallow. I thought this setting was ‘a big lie’, and that was why it would nicely fit for anime. While discussing the anime adaptation plan, I convinced the editorial staff that I would respect the original which had an unrealistic setting, but otherwise was serious and a realistic mystery-solving story.
  
ダメな質問は上手くボカして頂けてればと。ちなみに同日にこないだ撮影させて頂いた動画(「サンデーうえぶり」上にてアプリ限定公開)も解禁します。<br>青山 へー、そうなんだ(笑)はいはい。
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At the time, Yomiuri Telecasting was airing the anime series Magic Knight Rayearth at 7:30 on Monday evening, but I wasn’t sure which TV block Detective Conan would be scheduled into. Although we didn’t know exactly when it would start airing, we began developing the plan aiming to air in January or February 1995.
  
まずは、その動画でも伺ったのですが、青山さんの今の心境としてはいかがでしょうか。<br>青山 いやぁまぁ…いつか言わなきゃなぁと。ちょっと急ぎすぎるかなとは思ったけど、まぁいいかなぁと…結構ファンの間でも、アナグラムのヒント(90巻FILE 2)あたりから「##じゃね」と言われていたし、これまでも年賀状で「##ですか?」と聞いてくれる人がいてね。当たってるって返事書いちゃって良い?って、担当編集に聞いたんだけど「いや、それはちょっと…」と止められていてね(笑)あ、これインタビューにちゃんと書いといてね(笑)年賀状は他にも、早い段階で「領域外の妹」のこととか当ててる人がいて、その人たちには「当たってるよ、でも言わないでね(笑)」って書いたけど、##に関しては全スルー。
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We asked TMS Entertainment, then called Tokyo Movie Shinsha, to take care of the anime production, because they had brilliant staff members. They created Magic Knight Rayearth and I appreciated their effort to create such great visuals. We also made an offer to Kenji Kodama for the director’s role. We had worked together on City Hunter before, so I told him it wasn’t an action but a mystery anime. He replied that he actually preferred mystery to action, and rather enjoyed creating mystery episodes more than the action ones while directing the Lupin III series. For the script, we wanted someone who was specialized in live-action dramas, so we invited Kanji Kashiwabara, who had been working on scripts for many detective dramas. He pulled some strings and Kazunari Kouchi, Junichi Miyashita, and Yuichi Higurashi joined us. We also asked script writers for anime to join our production team. For music, we asked Katsuo Ono, who was responsible for the music in a popular detective drama series called Taiyo ni Hoero, because we wanted the music of the anime to be comparable to suspense dramas for adults. Our idea was to create new mystery anime which is different from the others, and could be enjoyed by both children and adults.
  
ボスが「####」って、決められたのはいつ頃ですか?<br>青山 いやぁもう…ちゃんと決めたのは30巻だね。出てくるの30巻だから。ボス出してとかなきゃ(笑)思いまして…
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'''— What do you pay attention to when creating the anime?'''
  
ネットではまさに、「あの方」についていろんな予想が立てられましたが。<br>青山 ほうほう。
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We have some rules, like using the word ‘body’ instead of ‘corpse’, and have blood look ‘black’ not ‘red’. That’s because we wanted the anime to be a mystery-solving story from the first place. We avoid showing scenes of a knife stabbing somebody or a bullet hitting victims, as long as they aren’t related to the tricks of a mystery. It airs in the evening in Japan, so there might be viewers who are in the middle of their dinner. We take extra care not to offend anyone, especially people who aren’t anime fans. We used to use ‘murder case’ in its titles quite a lot at the beginning, but stopped using it two or three years later, because we want to show not the crime itself, but how Conan solves a mystery after the crime happens. Our priority lies in showing the genius mystery-solving skills of Shinichi Kudo under the name of Conan Edogawa.
  
優作じゃないの、とか、光彦じゃないの、とか。<br>青山 えー、いやー(笑い)全然違いますよ、ぶぶぶって(笑)でもさすがに当ててくる人が増えてきたからね。
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While I believe Detective Conan is a superb mystery, the manga author Gosho Aoyama thinks of it as a comedy drama that focuses on its characters with an element of romantic comedy between Shinichi and Ran Mouri. I think that’s the strength of Detective Conan. It stands out from many other mystery stories. Furthermore, although we don’t know what type of characters will be popular, as everybody has their own tastes, our viewers can find their favorite among the varieties of characters in the anime. Aoyama creates many characters who have their individual charms, and we put them in the mystery solving stories. That’s why Detective Conan is different from any other mystery anime.
  
担当編集も、30巻頃では、別に聞かされていなかったと思うんですが。<br>青山 えー、その時、誰かな、担当。
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'''— Is there anything you didn’t expect because the series has become such a long-runner?'''
  
4代目くらいですね。ちなみに、「あの方」という言葉が最初に出てきたのは24巻でジンが「あの方直々の命令だ…」というシーンです、その時から「組織にはボスがいる」と決められていたんですか?<br>青山 ぶっちゃけ1巻から決めてたよ(笑)でも実はボスが(ピー)は、この24巻からかなぁ…。でもホンとは(ピー)なんだけどね(笑)
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In the anime’s timeline, it has been less than a year since the roller coaster murder case. Many incidents have happened in Beika Town during that time. Only about 250 days have passed in the anime world, but we’ve made about 880 episodes. The town must be in a mess, since, mathematically speaking, there are three to four incidents happening in a day. [laugh] We must welcome the situation because a long-running series means the anime has dedicated fans. Aoyama once said that there has been only one Christmas and one Valentine’s Day in the anime. That demonstrates things in the anime are in safe hands. We’ve seen Conan’s birthday, but not Ran’s yet. I presume he already has his plan for her birthday, so we won’t imply anything about hers in the anime. We don’t want to change anything about its setting.
  
こないだ録らせて頂いた動画でも、##にはまだ秘密があるとおっしゃってましたが。<br>青山 めっちゃありますね(笑)だって(ピー)はボスの(ピー)だから(ピーピー)されて(ピー)なわけじゃん。このへん全部、「ピー」だね(笑)
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At the beginning of the series, we didn’t have smartphones therefore the characters were using flip phones. We didn’t expect such technological advancements at that time. Conan likes new things, so he tries them without hesitation. If he had been in possession of a smartphone 20 years ago, some mysteries might been solved easily with it. Perhaps we are living in a difficult time for mystery stories.
  
ですね(笑)<br>青山 それはそれで面白いかもね(笑)おお、すげーこと言ってるって(笑)
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In the manga, Conan and Ai Haibara make a remark about something which is seemingly unrelated at the end of each case. Later, it turns out to be something really significant in another episode. Aoyama’s use of such foreshadowing is increasing recently, so the current director, Yashuichiro Yamamoto, is careful about not to miss any minor details in the manga.
  
これからもいろいろなるんだーって、思えますからね。ちなみに、##と決められてからは、作中にヒントを出されたと思うんですが。やっぱり最初は「七つの子」ですか?<br>青山 そうですね、まぁ、「七つの子」はカラスだしね…
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In short, there is a main storyline in the manga, which is like a big river flowing throughout the story, and the anime original parts we create are like floating leaves on the river. We know we shouldn’t obstruct the flow. Detective Conan has the major plot of Conan pursuing the Black Organization. Only Aoyama can deal with the plot, therefore we take extra care to include every single detail in the anime, as it might be related to the plot. I think we’ve done a good job in this regard so far.
  
あと、組織の正式名称と深い関わりが…と、インタビューでお答えになっていた…という情報を見たことがあり… 出典が定かではないですが(汗)<br>青山 なんだって?そんなの有ったっけ… 組織の名前?そんなこと言ったかな…
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'''— Detective Conan is showing overseas now.'''
  
組織の名前って、決まってるんですか?<br>青山 うん(ピーピー)が(ピー)なんですよ。
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We are extremely glad about that. It has been doing well, especially in Asia and South-East Asia where it’s nearing the No.1 place in anime genre. It used to be shown in the US under the title of Case Closed, but it struggled because we are not allowed to show someone getting shot in anime there. They are showing lots of violence in live-action drama, though. We have fans in some parts of Europe.
  
素敵な…<br>青山 うん、そう、でもボスの名前…?それはあまり関係ないかな。
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I hope people abroad can directly know what Japanese anime want to deliver by watching anime. For that reason, I’m pleased anime can overcome boundaries and rules between countries. I’d love more people to watch this anime.
  
ちなみに、ネットでは、「やはり阿笠博士では」とか「FBIのジェイムズ・ブラックでは」といろいろな説が流れていましたが…<br>青山 めっちゃ違いますね(笑)
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'''— Have you heard comments from fans abroad?'''
  
阿笠は青山さんが、以前に正式に否定されていて、それだと物語が美しくないと…<br>青山 美しくないというか、面白くないというか…それだといままでの博士のいい話が全部ダメになっちゃうじゃん。でもほら、ベルモットと対決するところで「いかん新一くん!」って言ってビートルで駆けつけたじゃん(笑)あれでボスじゃないってオレとしては描いたつもりだったんだけど…
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I’ve found many comments in English and other languages on Twitter. I’m delighted to know there are people who are watching Detective Conan abroad. Recently, more voice actors have traveled overseas to attend anime events. When Rikiya Koyama, who plays Kogoro Mouri, went to Taiwan, many people gathered to meet him. I like that fans abroad have fun with the characters of the anime. I’m glad that they enjoy the stories of the Detective Boys, love stories in the police force, and the romantic comedy between Heiji Hattori and Kazuha Toyama, despite the fact that they have different cultures. They’ll say things like “I like Heiji”, “I like Kid.” I’d like the fans abroad to enjoy what their favorite characters do, and hope to hear what they think of the anime more in future.
  
たしかに。<br>青山 なのにみんな、まだまだ「ボスじゃね」って言ってたからね(笑)
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'''— It’s a pity that Conan can’t go abroad because he doesn’t have his passport.'''
  
あとは、##は作中では死んだはず、となっていますが…<br>青山 あー、そうね、それは言えませんね(笑)それはのちのち…
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He can’t use an antidote casually, can he? I’ll follow how Aoyama deals with it. [laugh]
  
ですよね、聞いた限りでは、この先も大変壮大なお話ですから…<br>青山 まぁ、ボスの名前があきらかになっても、まだまだ「コナン」は謎が多いってことですよ(笑)
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'''— What is an interesting point about the anime adaptation of Detective Conan'''
  
「あの方」指摘直後
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At the end of the 18th theatrical movie Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper, Subaru Okiya reveals his true identity as Shuichi Akai. Anime can use voice to express identity, but manga can’t. Even Aoyama admitted the power of anime. Readers keep reading the original manga because it’s brilliant, however we create anime with images and sound. I’m proud of what we’ve done to bring 2-dimensional manga to 3-dimensional anime with movement and sound in an effective way. I think the original manga is a first-class sponge cake and what we do is to decorate it with cream and fruit. Just like decoration makes the sponge cake tastier, anime enhances the source material to make it more attractive to a wider audience. Obviously, the original manga has an astonishing amount of circulation, however anime has the power to attract even elderly people who happen to be in front of TV with its sound and visuals. For that sense, I feel the anime series appeals to a much wider audience.
  
青山さんは、毎回担当者に伏線を説明をするのが大変とおっしゃいます…<br>青山 うん(笑)何か思い出したけど、ハッキリ言ったのは、9代目担当の時かも知れないな(笑)黒幕までは、それまではうすらぼんやり担当に伝えて「とにかくオレに任せとけよ」って思ってたような。担当が聞いて感動してて、「凄い良く出来てますね!」って言ってたから(笑)それを覚えてる。
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'''— You said that anime-original stories are like leaves floating on a river. What do you think about their own charms?'''
  
今回のお話では、ラムの正体や動きにも注目です。今回、安室さんに連絡してますし、それも大きな情報なので…<br>青山 ですね(笑)急展開だよね。
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Creating anime-original stories (stories that are not based on chapters of the manga) means a declaration of war against Aoyama for me. My goal for creating original stories is to hear him say “I enjoyed watching it.” I begin making a story by imagining what will happen if Conan and Ran travel together, or get involved in an incident while walking around the town with the Detective Boys. Then, I consider how I use characters effectively and build a story.
  
ちなみに、青山さんの近況としましては…<br>青山 「艦これ」イベント「甲」でクリアしました(笑)今回はいままでで一番大変だった(笑)
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I must say that we have partly contributed the 22-year history of the anime series, because, although between 60-75% of the anime series is based on the original manga, the rest is anime-original. I become ecstatic when Aoyama says he enjoyed the anime-original stories.
  
お気持ちとしては…<br>青山 そりゃ嬉しいよ(笑)「矢矧」も出たし!これでコンプリート!
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'''— Now, could you answer some questions from overseas? I have 6 questions here selected from more than 100 questions we’ve received.
  
おめでとうございます!<br>青山 もうこのインタビュー早く終わらせて「矢矧」育てたい(笑)やっぱりセリフがいいんですよ、矢矧。大破したときにさ…「私を沈めたいなら、魚雷5,6本くらい撃ち込まないと、駄目よ」…って、みんな、持ってた人たちはこれ聞いてたんだなと、かっこいい!
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Karylle Enchinares Famero asks: What are some of your favorite murder tricks that you’ve encountered while producing the series?'''
  
2年…3年ぐらい欲しがってらっしゃいましたよね。<br>青山 いやもっと長いだと思うけどな…ずーっと「矢矧」だけ出なかった。建造で出るんですけど、100回以上チャンレンジしたけど出なかったからね。今回のイベント(2017年秋)で、ドロップしてビックリした。E-3…E-3の前半のボスかな…?
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First of all, I like the trick from the episode The Sunfish Murder (File 56: Script by Kazunari Kouchi). It was an episode from one of the early seasons and I was thinking so hard with the director to come up with good tricks. Of course I still ponder over new tricks and sometimes they even see the light of day. The Man Who Was Killed Four Times (File 175: Script by Nobuo Ohgizawa) is another favorite of mine. It’s a story about a tough victim who is killed by multiple perpetrators, but each time he comes alive again. Therefore, it’s very difficult for Conan to get to the bottom of the case as the plot is quite complicated. Fortunately, we had a talented script writer who can wrap up the story within twenty-odd minutes. I really like The Entrance to the Maze: The Anger of Colossus (File 208: script by Chiaki Hashiba), especially the trick of the murder that happened during a ropeway ride through a tunnel.
  
で、「艦これ」やりながらいまは「ツムツム」もなさってますが…<br>青山 あーそう!「ツムツム」夢中です。オレのお気に入りのツムは「ピターパン」です(笑)強いから(笑い)
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'''Ruffa Marielle Aquino asks; What are the most memorable things you did for the series and is there any advice you can give to students like me who want to pursue the same path of animation production?'''
  
ちなみにいま「ツムツム」では何万点くらい出されてますか。<br>青山 300万点いかなくらいだね、いまのところそれが限界です(笑)
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During the opening song ‘Koi wa thrill, shock, suspense’ (File 205 – 230: sang by Rina Aiuchi), Conan performs a ‘Para Para Dance’ which was on-trend at the time. He wasn’t allowed to smile while dancing, as it was a rule of the dance. I was worried how an opening without smiling would be received by viewers, but decided to follow the rule and let him dance the proper way. Masahito Yoshioka , a program director from TMS Entertainment, was doubtful at the beginning, but eventually made up his mind to create a proper dance routine which everyone can enjoy dancing. We asked a choreographer to teach us the moves, and we created Conan’s take on ‘Para Para Dance’.
  
あと、映画のコンテを例年通りか、それ以上にしっかりとご覧になっていますが…<br>青山 あーそう!がっつりやった!ちなみに次回の映画は、クライマックスでコナンくんが安室に「え!?」っていうことを聞くので、お見逃しなく(笑)安室ファンはみんな気になってることだろうからねぇ…それね、インタビューに書いてくれていいけど、高山さんにはもう言っちゃいました(笑)コナンくんのこういうセリフがあるよって(笑)「わかった」って言ってた(笑)
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The 20th anniversary special episode Conan and Ebizou’s Kabuki Juhachiban Mystery (File 804-805) is another memorable one. Famous Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizou actually provided the voice of Ebizou in the anime. The script was written after his appearance was confirmed. I was impressed by Kashiwabara’s skillful script centering on Ebizou.
  
(笑)わかりました、ではファンの方へのメッセジーとしてはこれからも、漫画も映画も続いてくと言うことですよろしいでしょうか。<br>青山 そうですね、いまちょっと休んでますけど、充電を兼ねてますんで…
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If I may advise students who want to get into the anime industry, make sure that you keep your eyes open, find something that interests you, and learn deeply. I think communication skills are vital for our job, and in order to communicate better, you need knowledge. Read newspapers and magazines regularly to know current affairs. What is important is to make the person who you are talking to understand what you are interested in. You must know what you are talking about. In other words, you must speak with deep-rooted knowledge. It’s like anchoring a ship, so you don’t waver from your assertions.
  
体調も万全になってからと言うことで…<br>青山 そうだね、今後はちょっと作画中の3時間睡眠はやめるかも(笑)なんで、ペースは遅くなっちゃうかもだけど、これならいけるかもとういうのがつかめたらはじめますんで、それまで待って下さい(笑)
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You must prepare to be able to explain clearly what sort of anime it is you want to make, what your favorite works in the past are, and why you like them. For me, they are Columbo, the late Osamu Tezuka (a creator known as the ‘God of Manga’ and was a pioneer of anime and manga as we know it), and Oretachi no Tabi (a Japanese coming-of-age drama aired in 1975). They made me what I am.
  
あと、今回、青山さんが「本当の原稿」を描いているところを動画で録らせて頂きましたが…ダミーではなく本物の原稿を描かれるのは珍しいと思いますが…<br>青山 あー!そうだね、NHKの番組で、カラーの原稿を描いたときは、本物だったけど漫画の原稿が初めてかもな。
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I watched Columbo when I was a junior high school student. I remember I felt excited when I watched the episode ‘Any Old Port in a Storm’ which takes place in a winery, even though I had never drunk alcohol at the time. It was as if I were watching adult lives through a window. I want to provide such excitement to viewers. Although that doesn’t actually have anything related to the Conan episodes with tricks related to wine, though. [laugh] I just want to tell you that finding interest in small things in the area you love will lead you to being a mystery fan.
  
丸ペンを使われましたけど…<br>青山 あー!そう!タッチの部分は丸ペン。あれはピグマだと出ないから…オレは元々Gペンや丸ペンを使ってたから、ミリペンを使っても強弱のついた線が描けるけど、いきなり最初からミリペンだと強弱のない、つるんとした絵になっちゃうんで、これから漫画家を目指す新人さんはホンとはGペンや丸ペンで絵を描き慣れといた方がいいよと、書いといてね(笑い)
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'''Sana Hayama asks: What made you want to produce the series? Maybe you loved reading books which involved criminal action and mystery and tried to solve them? I’m sure this could be a reason for such an amazing and lively series!'''
  
はい(笑い)というわけで…大変貴重なインタビューをありがとうございました。あとなんか、青山さん的に近況の言い残しはありますか?<br>青山 あ、「ドラクエ11」で、ボスを倒して最初のエンデイングまで見た。(現在、裏ボスを倒すべくレベル上げ中)
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When I watched the movie Murder on the Orient Express in 1974, I hadn’t actually read Agatha Christie’s novel at the time. However, I personally believe I was the one who solved the mystery first in the theater. A movie remake will be released soon, and I can’t wait watching it.
  
そういえば漫画では「3月のライオン」を再度読破されて、ドラマだと「刑事ゆがみ」にハマってらっしゃいますね。<br>青山 アニメだと「宝石の国」だな、あれいい!面白い!スタッフの中にオレと同じ大学のサークルでアニメ作ってたやつがいるし(笑)(泉津井陽一(センツイヨウイチ)さん)あのアニメ、声優さんもいい!主人公が「響け!ユーフォニアム」の黄前ちゃんなんだよね〜(黒沢ともよさん)
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'''Mark Gabriel Acribal asks: What are some of the challenges or struggles you had to overcome before becoming a producer?'''
  
いまはそのへんにハマってらっしゃるととういうことで…ありがとうございました!<br>青山 はいはい(笑)
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I was an assistant director for a midnight variety show called 11PM for two and a half years, and I struggled to death. It would have been almost classified as ‘power harassment’ (Japanese term describing psychological abuse and bullying at work) if it had happened today. [laugh] However, I learned what it takes during that time. The experience of confronting the difficulties, which was actually not as heroic as it sounds, made me what I am today. I always wanted to create something, but I didn’t know how difficult creating processes were.
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Mr. Aoyama Direct Interview
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Making a decision on everything about the footage is hard work but fun. The format of Detective Conan is made by the accumulations of my experiences. From the first episode, it has an epilogue, an ending, and a bit of a bonus scene. I’m confident in the format which director Kodama, producer Yoshioka and I devised together. We’ve been using this format for the TV series for all these years, and almost the same one for the movies.
  
November 30th, 2017, Mr. Aoyama Gosho House.
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'''Ieng Wong asks: Were you a big fan of Conan before producing it?'''
  
In the [Shonen] Sunday Combined Issue #3-4, the identity of “That Person” has been finally established. I directly asked Mr. Aoyama Gosho about his mental state as he temporarily takes breaks from serializing the manga in the weekly magazine and he works on checking the storyboards from the 22nd movie.
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As I said earlier, I knew about the manga before its serialization, and kept my eye on it. When I read the first chapter, I was so impressed by its tricks and depiction of situations. I was surprised how much it can do from the first episode.
  
Interviewer: Today “That person” was finally identified so I was thinking of asking you about things that everyone wants to know.<br>Aoyama: Yes, yes (laughs)
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I also liked The Kindaichi Case Files which had started running in a different magazine before Detective Conan. Luckily, I got an offer to produce The Kindaichi Case Files after I started Detective Conan. I feel exceptionally fortunate to be in charge of the two great detective anime series.
  
Interviewer: If you could please blur the bad questions… By the way… On the same day, that video that I recorded will be made public (“Sunday Webry” App Limited Publishing).<br>Aoyama: Huh, is that so? (laughs) Yes, yes.
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'''Ryan Kun asks: What are your favorite detective movies and who are your favorite male and female characters in Detective Conan?'''
  
Interviewer: First things first… We also asked in the video, but can we assume that is your mental state, Mr. Aoyama?<br>Aoyama: Oh, well… I did think that I’d have to say it at some point. I did think that I was rushing a bit too much but that it wasn’t a bad idea… A lot of fans said “It’s ##” since they the anagram hint (Volume 90, File 2) and others asked me “Is it ##?” in the New Year’s Postcards. I tried asking the editor in charge “Can I answer telling them they met the mark?” but they stopped me saying “No, that’s a bit [too revealing]…” (laughs) Ah, make sure to write this on the interview (laughs) There were also other persons who guessed the identity of the “sister outside the domain” at a very early stage in the New Year’s Postcards and I answered them “You’ve met the mark but keep it a secret (laughs)” but I ignore all questions about ##.  
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I still watch many detective movies. Strictly speaking, it’s not a detective movie but I like Around the World in Eighty Days (premiered in 1957). It was based on the novel of the same name written by Jules Verne, and depicts a man who takes a bet to travel around the world in 80 days. He is disappointed in himself as he misses the deadline just one day. However, it turns out he actually won the bet, because he gained one day when he had crossed the International Date Line. I love such dramatic comeback wins. It’s a great bonus for viewers who are amazed by the trick at the last minute. I want to deliver such amazement to our viewers.
  
Interviewer: When did you decide that “####” was the Boss?<br>Aoyama: Oh, well… I properly decided that in Volume 30. Since it appears on Volume 30. They have to appear as the “Boss” (laughs) Or so I thought…
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My favorite character is always Kogoro Mouri. When the anime started airing, I was 37, the same age as Kogoro. He had a lovely high schooler daughter at that time, but I didn’t, though. [laugh] Although he has become crazier recently, he’s always lovable and no one can dislike him. I simply admire his personality.
  
Interviewer: There’s a lot of conjectures on the net about “That Person”.<br>Aoyama: I see, I see
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Among the female characters, I like Sonoko Suzuki. She was only meant to appear once according to the initial plan, but became a regular character because of the superb voice acting of Naoko Matsui who portrays her. She became a fixture of the anime, so much so that the character setting of Momiji Ohoka from the movie Crimson Love Letter was ‘Sonoko in the West’. Sonoko is incredible because she is such a down-to-earth person despite being a daughter of an extremely wealthy family.
  
Interview: “Is it Yuusaku?”, “Is it Mitsuhiko?”, amongst others. <br>Aoyama: Eehh!? Nooo (laughs) They’re totally wrong. Beep (laughs) But there’s more people who’ve met the mark: it’s to be expected
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Thank you very much for sending me questions. It is much appreciated. I wish I could understand English more, so I could read all your questions and comments myself.
  
Interviewer: I thought that the editor in charge at the time of Volume 30 would’ve been specially told, though…<br>Aoyama: Eeh? Who was the editor in charge back then…?
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'''— What’s your next goal?
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Detective Conan has become a household name in Japan, and I’m quite satisfied with that. I’d like to crack the world market with Detective Conan. I can’t understand why only anime can’t show murder scenes in English-speaking countries, whereas other forms of mystery can. However, I feel optimistic because there are not so many murder scenes in the anime.
  
Interviewer: It was the 4th one. By the way, the first time that the word “That Person” appeared was in the scene of Volume 24 when he says “It’s a direct order from That Person”. You’d already decided then that “The Organization has a Boss”?”<br>Aoyama: To be frank, I’d decided that ever since Volume 1 (laughs) But, actually the Boss being (beep) was from Volume 24, I think… But, in truth, it’s (beep) (laughs)
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For successful international market penetration, I must find why Japanese anime has become so popular and acclaimed worldwide. I also have to find a way to make foreign viewers understand the dramaturgy of the anime, otherwise they can’t remember every character.
  
Interviewer: In the video you allowed me to record a while ago, you did say that ## has some secret to them, but…<br>Aoyama: They have tons of them (laughs) Because (beep) is the Boss’ (beep) so they were (beep beep) and they’re (beep). Put “beep” on all of this part (laughs)
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My ambition is to sail through the world with Detective Conan and make it a flagship anime on the globe.
  
Interviewer: Obviously (laughs)<br>Aoyama: That’s pretty fun (laughs). Oh, he’s saying some spectacular! (laughs)
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'''— Could you give a comment for the fans?'''
  
Interviewer: I do think that there’ll be a lot of those from now on, yes. By the way, ever since you decided it’d be ##, I think you’ve made some hints appear in the manga. Is “Seven Children” the first of them, like I thought?<br>Aoayama: True… Well, “Seven Children” is about crows, so…
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It has been 24 years since the manga started, and 22 years since the anime’s first airing. One day, Detective Conan will reach its conclusion. We don’t know when and how it ends, however until that day I’ll create the anime with all my heart. I hope you enjoy the anime both based on the original manga and the anime originals, as well as the movies. We’ll keep working our hardest to meet your expectations. Please continue to watch and follow Detective Conan.
  
Interviewer: Also, that it’s deeply related to the Organization’s official name… Or so you answered in an interview… I’ve seen such information… But the source isn’t clear (sweats)<br>Aoyama: What did you say? Was there such a thing…? The Organizations’ name? Did I say that..?
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— Thank you very much.
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Interviewer: Have you decided on the Organization’s name?<br>Aoyama: Yes (beep-beep) is (beep), see.  
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===Gosho Aoyama Interview about the Boss===
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'''Date:''' November 30, 2017<br>
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'''Published in:''' Shonen Sunday Webry <!--this is not in the physical SS Issue 3-4-->
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青山先生直撃インタビュー
  
Interviewer: Fantastic…<br>Aoyama: Yes, true, but the boss’ name…? I think it’s not too related…
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2017年11月30日青山剛昌先生宅にて。
  
Interview: By the way, there’s several theories flowing in the net like “Maybe it’s indeed the Professor?” or “James Black from the FBI?”…<br>Aoyama: They’re totally wrong (laughs)
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サンデー3・4合併号にて「あの方」の正体がついに判明。週刊誌での漫画連載は一旦お休みしつつ、映画第22弾のコンテ確認作業を進めている青山剛昌先生に現在の心境などを直撃した。
  
Interviewer: You officially denied Agasa before, but some say that then the story isn’t beautiful…<br>Aoyama: That’s it’s not beautiful, that it’s not interesting… Were it to be case, all the good episodes the Professor had would have been in vain. But, see… When [Conan] faced Vermouth, he said “No good, Shinichi-kun!” and rushed there with his Beetle (laughs). My intention when I drew that is that he wasn’t the Boss, but…
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今日はですね、「あの方」がついに指摘されたと言うことで、みんなが知りたいことをズバリ伺いさせて頂こうかなと思います。<br>青山 はいはい(笑)
  
Interviewer: True.<br>Aoyama: But despite that they all kept saying “He’s the Boss”, so… (laughs)
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ダメな質問は上手くボカして頂けてればと。ちなみに同日にこないだ撮影させて頂いた動画(「サンデーうえぶり」上にてアプリ限定公開)も解禁します。<br>青山 へー、そうなんだ(笑)はいはい。
  
Interviewer: Also, ## is supposed to be dead in the manga, but…<br>Aoayama: Ah, true… I can’t talk about that (laughs) In due time…
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まずは、その動画でも伺ったのですが、青山さんの今の心境としてはいかがでしょうか。<br>青山 いやぁまぁ…いつか言わなきゃなぁと。ちょっと急ぎすぎるかなとは思ったけど、まぁいいかなぁと…結構ファンの間でも、アナグラムのヒント(90巻FILE 2)あたりから「##じゃね」と言われていたし、これまでも年賀状で「##ですか?」と聞いてくれる人がいてね。当たってるって返事書いちゃって良い?って、担当編集に聞いたんだけど「いや、それはちょっと…」と止められていてね(笑)あ、これインタビューにちゃんと書いといてね(笑)年賀状は他にも、早い段階で「領域外の妹」のこととか当ててる人がいて、その人たちには「当たってるよ、でも言わないでね(笑)」って書いたけど、##に関しては全スルー。
  
Interviewer: Obviously. From what you’ve told me, from now it’ll be a very grand story, so…<br>Aoyama: Well, even if the Boss’ name has become clear, there’s still a lot of mysteries in “Conan” (laughs)
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ボスが「####」って、決められたのはいつ頃ですか?<br>青山 いやぁもう…ちゃんと決めたのは30巻だね。出てくるの30巻だから。ボス出してとかなきゃ(笑)思いまして…
  
Page 2 header: After pointing “That Person”
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ネットではまさに、「あの方」についていろんな予想が立てられましたが。<br>青山 ほうほう。
  
Interviewer: You say that it’s a lot of trouble to explain the foreshadowing to each editor in charge when they change…<br>Aoyama: Yes (laughs) I remember something, though… I clearly told one of them, I think the 9th one, for all I know (laughs) I dimly told him up to the mastermind and he seemingly thought “Just leave it up to me”. The editor in charge heard it, got emotional and said “it’s a wonderful work!” (laughs) That much I remember.
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優作じゃないの、とか、光彦じゃないの、とか。<br>青山 えー、いやー(笑い)全然違いますよ、ぶぶぶって(笑)でもさすがに当ててくる人が増えてきたからね。
  
Interviewer: Rum’s identity and movements are also a point to focus upon in this episode. They’ve contacted Amuro-san and it’s very big info, so…<br>Aoyama: Indeed (laughs) It’s a sudden development
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担当編集も、30巻頃では、別に聞かされていなかったと思うんですが。<br>青山 えー、その時、誰かな、担当。
  
Interviewer: By the way, what about your recent status…?<br>Aoyama: I cleared the “Kan Colle” even with “Kou (Shell)” (laughs) It was the hardest insofar (laughs)
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4代目くらいですね。ちなみに、「あの方」という言葉が最初に出てきたのは24巻でジンが「あの方直々の命令だ…」というシーンです、その時から「組織にはボスがいる」と決められていたんですか?<br>青山 ぶっちゃけ1巻から決めてたよ(笑)でも実はボスが(ピー)は、この24巻からかなぁ…。でもホンとは(ピー)なんだけどね(笑)
  
Interviewer: What about your feelings…?<br>Aoyama: I’m glad, of course (laughs) “Yahagi” also appeared! Now I’ve completed it!
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こないだ録らせて頂いた動画でも、##にはまだ秘密があるとおっしゃってましたが。<br>青山 めっちゃありますね(笑)だって(ピー)はボスの(ピー)だから(ピーピー)されて(ピー)なわけじゃん。このへん全部、「ピー」だね(笑)
  
Interviewer: Congratulations!<br>Aoyama: I want to finish this interview already and raise “Yahagi” (laughs) Yahagi’s lines are very good, indeed. When she gets seriously damaged… “If you want to sink me you’ll need to shoot 5-6 torpedoes at me, else you won’t be able to”… To think that all people who had her could hear to these… Cool!
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ですね(笑)<br>青山 それはそれで面白いかもね(笑)おお、すげーこと言ってるって(笑)
  
Interviewer: You said that you’d wished to get her since 2-3 years ago.<br>Aoyama: No, I think it’s been longer… “Yahagi” never popped out. She pops out by construction but even though I did over 100 challenges she didn’t pop out. I was surprised that she was a “drop” in this event (Autumn 2017). E-3… Was is it the Boss of the E-3 first half…?
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これからもいろいろなるんだーって、思えますからね。ちなみに、##と決められてからは、作中にヒントを出されたと思うんですが。やっぱり最初は「七つの子」ですか?<br>青山 そうですね、まぁ、「七つの子」はカラスだしね…
  
Interviewer: And you’re also playing “Tsum Tsum” alongside “Kan Colle”…<br>Aoyama: Ah, true! I’m crazy about “Tsum Tsum”. My favorite “Tsum” is “Peter Pan” (laughs) He’s strong (laughs)
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あと、組織の正式名称と深い関わりが…と、インタビューでお答えになっていた…という情報を見たことがあり… 出典が定かではないですが(汗)<br>青山 なんだって?そんなの有ったっけ… 組織の名前?そんなこと言ったかな…
  
Interviewer: By the way, how many 10000s of points do you have in “Tsum Tsum”?<br>Aoyama: I think it’s below 3,000,000 points. That’s my current limit (laughs)
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組織の名前って、決まってるんですか?<br>青山 うん(ピーピー)が(ピー)なんですよ。
  
Interviewer: Also, I can see that the movie storyboards look like the usual ones but greater, even…<br>Aoyama: Ah, yes! I did them with all my might! By the way, in the next movie’s climax… Conan-kun is told something by Amuro that makes him reply “Huh!?” so don’t miss it (laughs) Amuro fans must be curious about that… You can write that in the interview, but I already told Takayama-san about it (laughs) That’s there this line by Conan, that is (laughs) And she said “Gotcha” (laughs)
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素敵な…<br>青山 うん、そう、でもボスの名前…?それはあまり関係ないかな。
  
Interviewer: (laughs) Understood. Then should I say that your message towards the fan is that the manga and movies will still go on?<br>Aoyama: Indeed, I’m resting a bit now but I’m also recharging energies so…
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ちなみに、ネットでは、「やはり阿笠博士では」とか「FBIのジェイムズ・ブラックでは」といろいろな説が流れていましたが…<br>青山 めっちゃ違いますね(笑)
  
Interviewer: This should be better said when one’s at top condition…<br>Aoyama: True. I might stop having 3-hour sleep during work (laughs). So the pace might slow down but until I begin to get a grip of “this works”: please wait until then (laughs)
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阿笠は青山さんが、以前に正式に否定されていて、それだと物語が美しくないと…<br>青山 美しくないというか、面白くないというか…それだといままでの博士のいい話が全部ダメになっちゃうじゃん。でもほら、ベルモットと対決するところで「いかん新一くん!」って言ってビートルで駆けつけたじゃん(笑)あれでボスじゃないってオレとしては描いたつもりだったんだけど…
  
Interviewer: Also, Mr. Aoyama, you allowed me to record you while drawing the “true manuscript” but… I think it’s unusual for you to draw a true manuscript and not a dummy…<br>Aoyama: Ah! True, when I drew a color manuscript for the NHK program it was a true manuscript but I guess it’s the first time I do that with a manga manuscript.
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たしかに。<br>青山 なのにみんな、まだまだ「ボスじゃね」って言ってたからね(笑)
  
Interviewer: You used a mapping pen, though…<br>Aoyama: Ah! True! The touch section is a mapping pen. Pigmas don’t achieve that… I originally used G Pens and mapping pens, so even if I used a millipen I can draw lines with strength, yet… If I suddenly use a millipen from the start, it becomes smooth pictures without strength, so write that any newbies aiming to become mangaka should get used to drawing with G Pens or mapping pens (laughs)
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あとは、##は作中では死んだはず、となっていますが…<br>青山 あー、そうね、それは言えませんね(笑)それはのちのち…
  
Interviewer: Yes (laughs) And so… Thank you very much for this very important interview. Is there something else you want to say about your recent status, Mr. Aoyama?<br>Aoyama: Ah, I beat the boss in “Dragon Quest 11” and saw the first ending (now I’m leveling up to face the secret boss)
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ですよね、聞いた限りでは、この先も大変壮大なお話ですから…<br>青山 まぁ、ボスの名前があきらかになっても、まだまだ「コナン」は謎が多いってことですよ(笑)
  
Interviewer: Speaking of which… You finished re-reading the manga “The March Lion” and you’re into the drama series “Policeman Yugami”, right?<br>Aoyama: As for anime, I like “Jewels Kingdom”, it’s good! It’s fun! Amongst the staff there’s a guy from the same college circle as me that made anime (laughs) (Mr. Sentsui Youichi) The anime and voice actors are good! The main protagonist is Oumae-chan from “Sound! Euphonium” (Ms. Kurosawa Tomoyo)
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「あの方」指摘直後
  
Interviewer: So that’s what you’re into lately, then… Thank you very much!<br>Aoyama: Yes, yes (laughs)
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青山さんは、毎回担当者に伏線を説明をするのが大変とおっしゃいます…<br>青山 うん(笑)何か思い出したけど、ハッキリ言ったのは、9代目担当の時かも知れないな(笑)黒幕までは、それまではうすらぼんやり担当に伝えて「とにかくオレに任せとけよ」って思ってたような。担当が聞いて感動してて、「凄い良く出来てますね!」って言ってたから(笑)それを覚えてる。
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今回のお話では、ラムの正体や動きにも注目です。今回、安室さんに連絡してますし、それも大きな情報なので…<br>青山 ですね(笑)急展開だよね。
  
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ちなみに、青山さんの近況としましては…<br>青山 「艦これ」イベント「甲」でクリアしました(笑)今回はいままでで一番大変だった(笑)
===Shinichi and Ran Secret Archives VA interviews===
 
'''Date:''' January 16, 2018
 
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'''Source:''' https://www.facebook.com/DCTheRedThread/photos/1722146851170594/ <br>
 
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お気持ちとしては…<br>青山 そりゃ嬉しいよ(笑)「矢矧」も出たし!これでコンプリート!
YZ = Yamazaki (Ran)<br>
 
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YG: Compared to coming as Kid, when I come as Shinichi, YZ-San is much nicer/gentle to me<br>
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おめでとうございます!<br>青山 もうこのインタビュー早く終わらせて「矢矧」育てたい(笑)やっぱりセリフがいいんですよ、矢矧。大破したときにさ…「私を沈めたいなら、魚雷5,6本くらい撃ち込まないと、駄目よ」…って、みんな、持ってた人たちはこれ聞いてたんだなと、かっこいい!
YZ: Although YG-San is present, knowing him is here as Kid, I’ll be thinking “ちぇ—つ” (Not exactly sure what the expression is in English, but it’s like a scornful sound”
 
  
YZ: Conan-Kun is cuter than childhood Shinichi <br>
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2年…3年ぐらい欲しがってらっしゃいましたよね。<br>青山 いやもっと長いだと思うけどな…ずーっと「矢矧」だけ出なかった。建造で出るんですけど、100回以上チャンレンジしたけど出なかったからね。今回のイベント(2017年秋)で、ドロップしてビックリした。E-3…E-3の前半のボスかな…?
TY: That’s because he’s “pretending to be cute”, that’s the difference between him and childhood Shinichi, one is a fake child the other is a real child.
 
  
Q- What do you think about Episode One<br>
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で、「艦これ」やりながらいまは「ツムツム」もなさってますが…<br>青山 あーそう!「ツムツム」夢中です。オレのお気に入りのツムは「ピターパン」です(笑)強いから(笑い)
YG: It’s been a long time since I had a normal conversation with Ran, I’m really happy!<br>
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YZ: So that’s what it was like when Shinichi was still around. I also liked that whenever Shinichi shows up, the love comedy will always cover a bigger part.<br>
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ちなみにいま「ツムツム」では何万点くらい出されてますか。<br>青山 300万点いかなくらいだね、いまのところそれが限界です(笑)
TY: It told us what Shinichi went through after he turned to Conan and the time period before he ran back home. It’s like filling in blanks rather than retelling stories. <br>
 
YZ: I’m surprised that they did the Karate tournament, they even gave me a real-life tournament as a reference before I record. Ran is becoming some sort of “superwoman” in the recent movies, so it’s nice to show that she can feel pain and be frustrated. <br>
 
Q-What do you three feel about Shinran’s relationship?<br>
 
YG: Shinichi fell for Ran when they’re in preschool... that’s so early!<br>
 
TY: Maybe he started thinking Ran was cute when she was crying<br>
 
YZ: Even though she said she started to have feelings for Shinichi after the NY case, but he’s still more of a childhood friend before he disappeared. She didn’t realize how much she loved him until he’s not around.<br>
 
TY: The pain of being apart.<br>
 
Q-Ever look forward to a childhood sweetheart romance?<br>
 
YG: I’ve always look forward to a childhood romance, I knew a couple who were my classmates in grade school, i thought it was amazing when they got married.<br>
 
TY: I would be OK with it if it can last forever. In ep 472, Kudo Shinichi’s childhood adventure, there’s a part where Shinichi wanted to be address in last name..<br>
 
YZ: I think he’s embarrassed that he was the only to be called in first name in grade school.<br>
 
TY: Yes, i was thinking when I saw that part, “This child’s puberty kicked in early” I had similar experience in middle school, when you get teased like that by others, the relationship can be easily ruined. It’s nice that they patched things up soon quickly!<br>
 
YG: And they’ve remained close ever since, so exclusive to each other.<br>
 
YZ: But Shinichi gets cocky when receiving fan letters<br>
 
TY: it’s just for the attention, he felt like he’s being acknowledged, but never consider them romantically <br>
 
YG: It’s just fan letters<br>
 
YZ: Ran will also go panic about some illusion, like Shinichi living with a young widow...(laugh)<br>
 
YG: Watching too much soap operas? (Laugh)<br>
 
TY: Ran was picked up a lot by guys. Maybe the guys in school are too afraid to because of Shinichi, but she’s definitely popular! And sometimes when Shinichi gets mad and jealous about “why is she so friendly with them”, he’s anger usually goes away if he sees her attitude towards that person, like Araide-sensei and Eisuke-kun.<br>
 
YZ: Eisuke-Kun doesn’t feel like a love interest, he’s like a little brother!<br>
 
Q- thoughts about recent development?<br>
 
YG: We recorded CM for the field trip arc!<br>
 
YZ: Yes, a couple of lines, it’s amazing that we reached file 1000<br>
 
TY: can’t wait for the animation, let their feelings for each other be heard!<br>
 
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===Movie 22 Guidebook Interview===
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あと、映画のコンテを例年通りか、それ以上にしっかりとご覧になっていますが…<br>青山 あーそう!がっつりやった!ちなみに次回の映画は、クライマックスでコナンくんが安室に「え!?」っていうことを聞くので、お見逃しなく(笑)安室ファンはみんな気になってることだろうからねぇ…それね、インタビューに書いてくれていいけど、高山さんにはもう言っちゃいました(笑)コナンくんのこういうセリフがあるよって(笑)「わかった」って言ってた(笑)
'''Date:''' March 31, 2018
 
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'''Source:''' https://forums.dctp.ws/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13475<br>
 
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File:M22_Guidebook_Interview_2.jpg|Gosho interview
 
File:M22_Guidebook_Interview_3.jpg|Gosho interview
 
File:M22_Guidebook_Interview_4.jpg|Gosho interview
 
File:M22_Guidebook_Interview_5.jpg|Furuya Toru interview
 
File:M22_Guidebook_Interview_6.jpg|Furuya Toru interview
 
File:M22_Guidebook_Interview_7.jpg|Takayama Minami interview
 
File:M22_Guidebook_Interview_8.jpg|Staff interview
 
File:M22_Guidebook_Interview_9.jpg|Police Hierarchy
 
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(笑)わかりました、ではファンの方へのメッセジーとしてはこれからも、漫画も映画も続いてくと言うことですよろしいでしょうか。<br>青山 そうですね、いまちょっと休んでますけど、充電を兼ねてますんで…
  
'''New characters introduced'''<br>
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体調も万全になってからと言うことで…<br>青山 そうだね、今後はちょっと作画中の3時間睡眠はやめるかも(笑)なんで、ペースは遅くなっちゃうかもだけど、これならいけるかもとういうのがつかめたらはじめますんで、それまで待って下さい(笑)
  
'''Sayoko Iwai''' -> Tokyo Regional Prosecutor, Public Safety Bureau<br>
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あと、今回、青山さんが「本当の原稿」を描いているところを動画で録らせて頂きましたが…ダミーではなく本物の原稿を描かれるのは珍しいと思いますが…<br>青山 あー!そうだね、NHKの番組で、カラーの原稿を描いたときは、本物だったけど漫画の原稿が初めてかもな。
VA: Tomigana Miina<br>
 
  
Line: "This is a decision by the Public Safety Department, do you understand?"<br>
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丸ペンを使われましたけど…<br>青山 あー!そう!タッチの部分は丸ペン。あれはピグマだと出ないから…オレは元々Gペンや丸ペンを使ってたから、ミリペンを使っても強弱のついた線が描けるけど、いきなり最初からミリペンだと強弱のない、つるんとした絵になっちゃうんで、これから漫画家を目指す新人さんはホンとはGペンや丸ペンで絵を描き慣れといた方がいいよと、書いといてね(笑い)
  
Supervisor subservient to the Public Safety Police.<br>
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はい(笑い)というわけで…大変貴重なインタビューをありがとうございました。あとなんか、青山さん的に近況の言い残しはありますか?<br>青山 あ、「ドラクエ11」で、ボスを倒して最初のエンデイングまで見た。(現在、裏ボスを倒すべくレベル上げ中)
  
Supervisor Prosecutor part of the Tokyo Regional Public Prosecutor Office, Public Safety Department. Her subordinate, Kusakabe, in charge of Kogoro's case, suggests her to carry out additional investigation of the case, but Supervisor Iwai dismisses his suggestion. It'd seem she's very subservient to the National Police Agency's Public Safety Police.
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そういえば漫画では「3月のライオン」を再度読破されて、ドラマだと「刑事ゆがみ」にハマってらっしゃいますね。<br>青山 アニメだと「宝石の国」だな、あれいい!面白い!スタッフの中にオレと同じ大学のサークルでアニメ作ってたやつがいるし(笑)(泉津井陽一(センツイヨウイチ)さん)あのアニメ、声優さんもいい!主人公が「響け!ユーフォニアム」の黄前ちゃんなんだよね〜(黒沢ともよさん)
  
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いまはそのへんにハマってらっしゃるととういうことで…ありがとうございました!<br>青山 はいはい(笑)
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'''Kyouko Tachibana''' -> Lawyer<br>
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Mr. Aoyama Direct Interview
VA: Ueno Aya<br>
 
  
Line: "Please allow me, Kyouko Tachibana, to defend "the sleeping Kogoro"!"<br>
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November 30th, 2017, Mr. Aoyama Gosho House.
  
A "cell-lawyer" lawyer who always loses<br>
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In the [Shonen] Sunday Combined Issue #3-4, the identity of “That Person” has been finally established. I directly asked Mr. Aoyama Gosho about his mental state as he temporarily takes breaks from serializing the manga in the weekly magazine and he works on checking the storyboards from the 22nd movie.
  
A "cell-lawyer" is a lawyer that doesn't belong to a lawyer agency and take jobs over their cellphones, they're freelance lawyers. She's been in charge of many Public Safety cases in the past but cases with prosecution indictment only have a 0.1% chances of being won so she's lost in all the trials she's been at. She requests to defend Kogoro.
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Interviewer: Today “That person” was finally identified so I was thinking of asking you about things that everyone wants to know.<br>Aoyama: Yes, yes (laughs)
  
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Interviewer: If you could please blur the bad questions… By the way… On the same day, that video that I recorded will be made public (“Sunday Webry” App Limited Publishing).<br>Aoyama: Huh, is that so? (laughs) Yes, yes.
  
'''Fumikazu Haba''' -> Former Law Student<br>
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Interviewer: First things first… We also asked in the video, but can we assume that is your mental state, Mr. Aoyama?<br>Aoyama: Oh, well… I did think that I’d have to say it at some point. I did think that I was rushing a bit too much but that it wasn’t a bad idea… A lot of fans said “It’s ##” since they the anagram hint (Volume 90, File 2) and others asked me “Is it ##?” in the New Year’s Postcards. I tried asking the editor in charge “Can I answer telling them they met the mark?” but they stopped me saying “No, that’s a bit [too revealing]…” (laughs) Ah, make sure to write this on the interview (laughs) There were also other persons who guessed the identity of the “sister outside the domain” at a very early stage in the New Year’s Postcards and I answered them “You’ve met the mark but keep it a secret (laughs)” but I ignore all questions about ##.
VA: Hakata Daikichi
 
  
Line:"I want you to explain why I wasn't appointed!"<br>
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Interviewer: When did you decide that “####” was the Boss?<br>Aoyama: Oh, well… I properly decided that in Volume 30. Since it appears on Volume 30. They have to appear as the “Boss” (laughs) Or so I thought…
  
He was a law student, but...<br>
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Interviewer: There’s a lot of conjectures on the net about “That Person”.<br>Aoyama: I see, I see
  
A law student who aimed to be a judge. But he wasn't appointed a judge. Wanting to know the why, he talks directly to the coure's director, but...
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Interview: “Is it Yuusaku?”, “Is it Mitsuhiko?”, amongst others. <br>Aoyama: Eehh!? Nooo (laughs) They’re totally wrong. Beep (laughs) But there’s more people who’ve met the mark: it’s to be expected
  
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Interviewer: I thought that the editor in charge at the time of Volume 30 would’ve been specially told, though…<br>Aoyama: Eeh? Who was the editor in charge back then…?
  
'''Makoto Kusabake''' -> Tokyo Regional Prosecutor, Public Safety Department<br>
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Interviewer: It was the 4th one. By the way, the first time that the word “That Person” appeared was in the scene of Volume 24 when he says “It’s a direct order from That Person”. You’d already decided then that “The Organization has a Boss”?”<br>Aoyama: To be frank, I’d decided that ever since Volume 1 (laughs) But, actually the Boss being (beep) was from Volume 24, I think… But, in truth, it’s (beep) (laughs)
VA: Kawashima Tokuyoshi
 
  
Line: "It'd seem that you kept denying the charges in the police."<br>
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Interviewer: In the video you allowed me to record a while ago, you did say that ## has some secret to them, but…<br>Aoyama: They have tons of them (laughs) Because (beep) is the Boss’ (beep) so they were (beep beep) and they’re (beep). Put “beep” on all of this part (laughs)
  
Prosecutor in charge of the bombing incident<br>
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Interviewer: Obviously (laughs)<br>Aoyama: That’s pretty fun (laughs). Oh, he’s saying some spectacular! (laughs)
  
He's a prosecutor who's very serious about his job, and is in charge of Kogoro's case. He becomes concerned during the inquires that Kogoro has no motive for being the culprit of the bombing incident and suggests his superior, Supervisor Iwai, to carry out further investigation, but...
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Interviewer: I do think that there’ll be a lot of those from now on, yes. By the way, ever since you decided it’d be ##, I think you’ve made some hints appear in the manga. Is “Seven Children” the first of them, like I thought?<br>Aoayama: True… Well, “Seven Children” is about crows, so…
  
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Interviewer: Also, that it’s deeply related to the Organization’s official name… Or so you answered in an interview… I’ve seen such information… But the source isn’t clear (sweats)<br>Aoyama: What did you say? Was there such a thing…? The Organizations’ name? Did I say that..?
  
'''Gosho Interview'''<br>
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Interviewer: Have you decided on the Organization’s name?<br>Aoyama: Yes (beep-beep) is (beep), see.
Profile:<br>Mangaka / Author of "Detective Conan"
 
  
Originary from Tottori Prefecture. Mangaka debut in 1986. "YAIBA" and "Detective Conan" prized with Shogakukan Manga Award. Also serializing the "Magic Kaito" series.<br>In 2017, the total publication amount of "Detective Conan" overcame 200 million units.
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Interviewer: Fantastic…<br>Aoyama: Yes, true, but the boss’ name…? I think it’s not too related…
  
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Interview: By the way, there’s several theories flowing in the net like “Maybe it’s indeed the Professor?” or “James Black from the FBI?”…<br>Aoyama: They’re totally wrong (laughs)
Q: "How did you decide that Amuro Tooru would be the main character in "Zero the Enforcer", this year's installment?"<br>A: "It all started from a suggestion by Sakurai-san, the scriptwriter, it wasn't my idea.<br>He said he wanted to do a tale about cyber-terrorism and he asked me "if it's cyber-terrorism, then the PSB will get involved, can I make Amuro appear?". It'd only been 1 film since "The Darkest Nightmare" so I did think it was a bit too early to do so but I also though that it would work. Amuro-kun's popular, after all (laughs)."
 
  
Q: "What are the highlights of this move?"<br>A: "The final action scene, and the talk between Conan and Amuro in the climax!"
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Interviewer: You officially denied Agasa before, but some say that then the story isn’t beautiful…<br>Aoyama: That’s it’s not beautiful, that it’s not interesting… Were it to be case, all the good episodes the Professor had would have been in vain. But, see… When [Conan] faced Vermouth, he said “No good, Shinichi-kun!” and rushed there with his Beetle (laughs). My intention when I drew that is that he wasn’t the Boss, but…
  
Q: "In which parts were you involved?"<br>A: "In the story and a bit of storyboard fixes. I also helped a bit with the keyframes. The first version of the story it was very hard and led to heavy happenings. It turned into a "Amuro's become evil?" feeling, so we made it a bit softer. The first heavy story was interesting, too. Had a hard mystery feeling to it.  The culprit got caught but "the truth darkness hasn't been dispelled" feeling. But I thought that wasn't something we should in Conan.<br>So we made some things a bit light-hearted. Also, until we settled on using cyber-terrorism as theme we also though of tricks involving food poisoning but they were discarded very early. We felt that the motive was too small (laughs)<br>I also voiced my opinion on the climax and other scenes and had them add scenes I wanted to see. Also, the scene between Amuro and Kuroda, for example, has elements from the anime so I look forward to how it ends up looking."
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Interviewer: True.<br>Aoyama: But despite that they all kept saying “He’s the Boss”, so… (laughs)
  
Q: "What were your demands to the new director, Director Tachikawa?"<br>A: "We were very detailed when we met to talk about the action scenes planning, but we didn't go so over the details when we were in the storyboard stage. There wasn't much storyboard fixing this time around. But sometimes I sent him a photo over LINE telling him "we should fix this one".
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Interviewer: Also, ## is supposed to be dead in the manga, but…<br>Aoayama: Ah, true… I can’t talk about that (laughs) In due time…
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Interviewer: Obviously. From what you’ve told me, from now it’ll be a very grand story, so…<br>Aoyama: Well, even if the Boss’ name has become clear, there’s still a lot of mysteries in “Conan” (laughs)
A: We didn't have too many long phone calls either. Talking over LINE was sufficient (laughs)."
 
  
Q: "What kind of conversation you had with Furuya Tooru-san, Amuro Tooru's VA?"<br>A: "We didn't talk about the movie but I did have a meal with him in the past. Said his daughter is a great fan of Kaitou Kid. Also he did play the role of Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon), didn't he? I guess that he probably thinks that I used his character as model to draw Kaitou Kid. But it's actually the inverse, Kaitou Kid came before Tuxedo Mask. "Magic Kaito" is a old, Showa Period manga.<br>(See Note 1) When I told him that he was disappointed, I guess that he wanted to brag to his daughter "I'm the the model for Kaitou Kid", no? (laughs). Well, it's but my speculation so... I apologize if I'm mistaken (laughs)<br>I also told him that Amuro Tooru's true name is Furuya Rei and he replied "Sensei! That's overdoing it!" to which I replied "No, see, the "Rei" is actually "Zero" due to some reasons" and he was like "Huh!?"."
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Page 2 header: After pointing “That Person”
  
Q: "I want to ask about Kazami Yuuya, who's also appeared in the manga.<br>A: "He's very popular. There were a lot of fan letters after "The Darkest Nightmare" asking me to "Please make Kazami appear!" so I went like "fine, fine". "Let's make him show up!". Wondering if that would do (laughs)<br>I think that the anime staff decided on his name. He's a subordinate of Amuro so he was Camille. At first he had a long and crumpled hair but I didn't understand what they meant by Camille, so they said "he doesn't look like PSB", and that someone with a bad nature was better. And so his design was remade and ended up like that. I don't watch "Z Gundam" too often. The first [season] of Gundam is the best, in my opinion. Hence why I didn't make the connection. I'm really sorry (laughs)."
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Interviewer: You say that it’s a lot of trouble to explain the foreshadowing to each editor in charge when they change…<br>Aoyama: Yes (laughs) I remember something, though… I clearly told one of them, I think the 9th one, for all I know (laughs) I dimly told him up to the mastermind and he seemingly thought “Just leave it up to me”. The editor in charge heard it, got emotional and said “it’s a wonderful work!” (laughs) That much I remember.
  
Q: "I want to ask about Kazami's and Amuro's roles"<br>A: "To make it clear that Amuro's the great one, Amuro is on the elite section of the NPA, and Kazami belongs to the Police HQ's PSB which is a lower rank. I think Sakurai-san was the one who suggested for Kazami to be older than Amuro.<br>As for Amuro's career, he was in the same class as Matsuda and Date. Scotch also was in the same class. They all died but they were cool types.<br>And Scotch was Amuro's childhood friend. Because, you see, he called him "Zero". And that was nickname of Amuro when he was a kid. I'll have to draw that, indeed."<br>Note 1: "The author of "Sailor Moon" , Takeuchi Naoko-sensei, was told that Tuxedo Mask's model was Kaitou Kid and was glad about it (From the "Aoyama Gosho 30th Anniversary Book").
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Interviewer: Rum’s identity and movements are also a point to focus upon in this episode. They’ve contacted Amuro-san and it’s very big info, so…<br>Aoyama: Indeed (laughs) It’s a sudden development
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Interviewer: By the way, what about your recent status…?<br>Aoyama: I cleared the “Kan Colle” even with “Kou (Shell)” (laughs) It was the hardest insofar (laughs)
Q: "I wanted to ask about Conan's first spin-off, "Culprit Hanazawa-san"..."<br>A: "At first, the person in charge showed me the name and asked me "this is the name, will it be OK?". So I replied "Oh, sure. Perfectly OK.". Thought it was fun. I had a meal with Kanba-sensei after that. I told him "feel free to do anything you want to do". Kanba-sensei's hometown is Shimane Prefecture, which is next to Tottori so he's also close to my hometown.<br>The persons who appear are suspicious, Ran-chan's hairstyle, and her horn popping from the middle are fun. I thought it was good to give off a "imposter" feeling. It's pretty good, and fun."
 
  
Q: "What about your health, and when will [the manga] resume?"<br>A: "Thank you for your concern, I feel very good. I get a feeling of "get to work already!". I think there'll be good news soon enough.<br>I want to write a long story about Detective Chiba and Naeko-chan as well after the manga resumes. With the feeling of "Bayside Shakedown", I'd say. Please look forward to it."
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Interviewer: What about your feelings…?<br>Aoyama: I’m glad, of course (laughs) “Yahagi” also appeared! Now I’ve completed it!
  
Q: "Please give us a message for Conan fans as conclusion of the interview."<br>A: "Both those who know Amuro and those who don't know him... Those who don't know him, they'll know what kind of man he is, and those who know him will get to know him a bit deeper. So please go see the movie.<br>Also, Amuro will be appearing a lot in the manga in the future. Since he was told to "Investigate about Kudo Shinichi", it's inevitable for him to get involved. Look forward to it, too!"
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Interviewer: Congratulations!<br>Aoyama: I want to finish this interview already and raise “Yahagi” (laughs) Yahagi’s lines are very good, indeed. When she gets seriously damaged… “If you want to sink me you’ll need to shoot 5-6 torpedoes at me, else you won’t be able to”… To think that all people who had her could hear to these… Cool!
  
Sign: "Detective Conan Cinema Magazine 2018. Aoyama Gosho."
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Interviewer: You said that you’d wished to get her since 2-3 years ago.<br>Aoyama: No, I think it’s been longer… “Yahagi” never popped out. She pops out by construction but even though I did over 100 challenges she didn’t pop out. I was surprised that she was a “drop” in this event (Autumn 2017). E-3… Was is it the Boss of the E-3 first half…?
  
Bottomost right note: "Sensei drew Conan & Amuro for the magazine. He quickly makes a sketch with pencils, and adds a magic pen without any hesitation. It'd seem he's drawing a lot of cuts of Amuro often.  
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Interviewer: And you’re also playing “Tsum Tsum” alongside “Kan Colle”…<br>Aoyama: Ah, true! I’m crazy about “Tsum Tsum”. My favorite “Tsum” is “Peter Pan” (laughs) He’s strong (laughs)
  
He jokingly said "If you make a blonde with squat eyes and dark-skinned there you have Amuro (laughs)"
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Interviewer: By the way, how many 10000s of points do you have in “Tsum Tsum”?<br>Aoyama: I think it’s below 3,000,000 points. That’s my current limit (laughs)
  
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Interviewer: Also, I can see that the movie storyboards look like the usual ones but greater, even…<br>Aoyama: Ah, yes! I did them with all my might! By the way, in the next movie’s climax… Conan-kun is told something by Amuro that makes him reply “Huh!?” so don’t miss it (laughs) Amuro fans must be curious about that… You can write that in the interview, but I already told Takayama-san about it (laughs) That’s there this line by Conan, that is (laughs) And she said “Gotcha” (laughs)
  
'''Furuya Toru Interview'''<br>
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Interviewer: (laughs) Understood. Then should I say that your message towards the fan is that the manga and movies will still go on?<br>Aoyama: Indeed, I’m resting a bit now but I’m also recharging energies so…
Profile:<br>
 
Amuro Tooru / Rei Furuya VA
 
  
Originary from Kanazawa Prefecture. His representatives works are "Mobile Suit Gundam" as Amuro Ray, "Star of the Giants" as Hoshi Hyuuma, "Saint Seiya" as Pegasus Seiya, "Dragon Ball" as Yamcha, "Sailor Moon" as Tuxedo Mask amongst others.
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Interviewer: This should be better said when one’s at top condition…<br>Aoyama: True. I might stop having 3-hour sleep during work (laughs). So the pace might slow down but until I begin to get a grip of “this works”: please wait until then (laughs)
  
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Interviewer: Also, Mr. Aoyama, you allowed me to record you while drawing the “true manuscript” but… I think it’s unusual for you to draw a true manuscript and not a dummy…<br>Aoyama: Ah! True, when I drew a color manuscript for the NHK program it was a true manuscript but I guess it’s the first time I do that with a manga manuscript.  
Q: "Will Amuro Tooru, in the 22nd movie "Zero the Enforcer" become a main character?"<br>A: "No way. It's 2 years after "The Darkest Nightmare" so I think it's too early to say that he's become a main character (laughs). Personally, I was very glad and surprised, I have both of those feelings.<br>I didn't know anything about the contents, and at first it was that trailer with the countdown included in "The Crimson Love Letter" so I thought it'd be a movie with hard content."
 
  
Q: "What's your impression ever since you read the script?"<br>A: "It was a bit different from what I'd imagined. Amuro does his job as PSB officer to face organized terrorism against Japan and heads straight forward. And then Conan-kun would get involved. That's how I thought it'd be like.<br>But as I did the trailers and the teasers, that was before I got the script so I eventually began to understand the contents. I firstly though "Huh? He's going to be enemies with Conan?". Despite that in the main story we finally got to know he was an ally of Conan, so I thought that them being enemies now would draw Conan fans away... I felt a bit of danger, actually (laughs).<br>But I did think that that wouldn't be the end of things, and there women who feel attracted to bad guys so maybe it would be good for them to be enemies when seen from that perspective. <br>There are people who like Bourbon, so I expected that the charm of a cool Furuya Rei would further increase in this movie as well. I didn't think that it'd show details about the state of things within the police, though.
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Interviewer: You used a mapping pen, though…<br>Aoyama: Ah! True! The touch section is a mapping pen. Pigmas don’t achieve that… I originally used G Pens and mapping pens, so even if I used a millipen I can draw lines with strength, yet… If I suddenly use a millipen from the start, it becomes smooth pictures without strength, so write that any newbies aiming to become mangaka should get used to drawing with G Pens or mapping pens (laughs)
  
Q: "What points do you have to respectively act his 3 faces of Amuro Tooru, Furuya Rei and Bourbon?"<br>A: "In the case of Amuro Tooru, working at the Poirot part-time, I take into account the image that he behaves like a kind guy and is an attractive young man. Conan knows his identity, but when there are other Detective Boys present, he acts as if he was but a strong and young detective. That's how I voice him like. I use a bit of a higher tone of voice, with a soft feeling.<br>In the case of Furuya Rei, he's a worker and a pro so I voice him in a sharp and edgy manner. To give out a dark feeling I make a lower tone of voice. There also times in which he gives out orders to Kazami, so there are parts in which he turns stricter. I add changes in scenes like those.<br>Speaking of voice tones, I use the lowest one when I voice him as Bourbon. Vermouth and he have a grip of each others' weaknesses so it's a bit special yet when he talks to Gin or similar scenes I use a very low tone.<br>Also, when it comes to Akai Shuichi, he's got a feud with him involving what happened with Scotch so he clearly hates him. His emotions get the best of him. When he faced Akai, he behaves like a kid. So when Akai is around he unusually brings out his emotions in a straightforward way. <br>When reading the movie's script, when he moves around as Furuya Rei, and when he talks to Conan...  I thought that it would be better to use Amuro's voice for those scenes. When I had to act scenes as Furuya Rei, I wrote the "Kou" kanji from "kouan (Public Safety)" on my copy of the script and when it was Amuro Tooru I wrote "an". So they overlapped with "kouan" and was hard to understand even for me, so I wrote the katakana "A". I distributed them in the script as much as I could.
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Interviewer: Yes (laughs) And so… Thank you very much for this very important interview. Is there something else you want to say about your recent status, Mr. Aoyama?<br>Aoyama: Ah, I beat the boss in “Dragon Quest 11” and saw the first ending (now I’m leveling up to face the secret boss)
  
Q: "What's the charm of Amuro Tooru, in your opinion?"
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Interviewer: Speaking of which… You finished re-reading the manga “The March Lion” and you’re into the drama series “Policeman Yugami”, right?<br>Aoyama: As for anime, I like “Jewels Kingdom”, it’s good! It’s fun! Amongst the staff there’s a guy from the same college circle as me that made anime (laughs) (Mr. Sentsui Youichi) The anime and voice actors are good! The main protagonist is Oumae-chan from “Sound! Euphonium” (Ms. Kurosawa Tomoyo)
  
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Interviewer: So that’s what you’re into lately, then… Thank you very much!<br>Aoyama: Yes, yes (laughs)
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A: "Hmmm... He has 3 faces so I guess he's 3 times more handsome than normal people (laughs).
 
His 3 faces are the first of his charms. So even though I'm acting a single character, I can experience being 3 persons at the same time and acting 3 persons. That's a charm yet it has difficult parts to it so I feel like it's worth doing it.<br>It was fun voicing the 3 of them but I really like Furuya Rei. He feels like a hero of justice. Apart from action, he's also good with his driving technique. He often has cool lines to him, and like in this occasion, I was able to voice him a lot in the movie, since he doesn't appear that often. So I'm very glad at it."
 
  
Q:"Can you tell us anything that happened during the dubbing?"<br>A:"Takayama Minami-san (Conan) and Yamakazi Wakana-san (Ran) encouraged me a lot and were glad at Amuro's popularity, and Yamazaki-san said, about the movie, that "Amuro-san, you're sure to get a lot of new fans!".Minami-san did ask "This is about that person and that other person?", when checking uncertain lines and scenes...<br>In the interactions with Conan during the climax has a lot of action so ad-libbing becomes needed and it's hard to coordinate them but when we did the first test we matched things perfectly despite no previous meeting to coordinate things. Our sensibility as voice actors is similar, I guess. Weren't that the case, we wouldn't have been able to synchro the timing so perfectly. I was really surprised.<br>The climax scenes lines were also good, and so the Suzuki Sonoko VA Matsui Naoko-san was very happy at it, and said "Your pierced through my heart!" (laughs)"<br>I was a bit unsure how to voice Amuro's lines on the movie's climax, and unexpectedly enough, during the tests, I made a strong tone of voice that wasn't what I had on mind, and Naoko-san was very glad so I told my "Oh yeah, this is it" to convince myself it was good enough. I had the feeling to act along with Minami-san and that's the voice that came out during the dubbing.
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<br>
  
Q: "You've had a long career. Yet how do you feel about acting a popular character like Amuro Tooru?"<br>A: "I'm really happy at it. I've been a VA for over 50 years, but, for me, it's the first time that a lot of fans had gotten crazy about a character I voiced, crazy over Amuro Tooru. <br>Amuro Ray also has popularity, yeah, but he couldn't beat Char to it (laughs). I often voice the main protagonists of series and so the rival character often gets the attention drawn to him. Nowadays you can see the encouragement through SNS, I like how a lot of followers appear in Twitter, and I'm very surprised at his popularity.<br>Between the Amuro fans, there are some who bought a real white FX-7 (see Note 1). He also makes incredible driving in this film, but whenever the co-stars crash they get severely told "you're wasting the tax money!" (laughs).
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=2018=
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===Shinichi and Ran Secret Archives VA interviews===
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'''Date:''' January 16, 2018
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<spoiler>
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'''Source:''' https://www.facebook.com/DCTheRedThread/photos/1722146851170594/ <br>
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'''Translated by:''' Jiamin<br>
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'''Info credits by:''' 游离之光
  
Q: "Amuro Tooru appeared on Volume 75 of the manga, he appears in the latter half of the story, but were you surprised by the naming at the time of this debut?"<br>A: "We were fans of "Detective Conan" to begin with. My daughter, especially. We often went to the theater to see the movie together.<br>I knew that Ikeda Shuichi-san voiced Akai Shuichi, so I did feel that "the author, Aoyama-sensei, really likes Gundam". I secretly hoped that "maybe one day I'll be offered a role". And when "it finally came" I was "Huh? Amuro Tooru?" when I heard his name. "There's barely any difference (with my name)!".<br>And later, when his real name of Furuya Rei was revealed, I went "Hey, sensei. Didn't you overdo it!?". I did really comment upon those. Around that time I also got a chance to have a lunch with Aoyama-sensei so we brought colored papers and we got each other's signatures, but then... "No, there's a proper meaning to the "Rei" in his name"... That it mean the "Zero" division in the Public Safety Police and things neatly linked together.<br>But he really loved "Mobile Suit Gundam", and seeing how he uses our names as VAs in his work, I feel very thankful to him. I feel very glad, he even added the car plate... (Note 2)
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YG = Yamaguchi (Shinichi)<br>
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YZ = Yamazaki (Ran)<br>
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TY = Takayama (Conan)<br>
  
Q: "Last question. What are the highlights of "Zero The Enforcer"?"<br>A: "In this movie, there's the "way adult men do things" plus "charm" as the themes I acted upon. There are several scenes that make you feel that, so I hope that you will savor them.<br>Anyway, there's "Numbers very dear to me which I must protect even if I bet my life on it" (laughs) so I hope you go to see it several times, and that you fully experience the charm of Amuro Tooru. There's also the lines in the car that Sonoko-san accmails as well and which I want you to focus on. Counting on you guys."
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YG: Compared to coming as Kid, when I come as Shinichi, YZ-San is much nicer/gentle to me<br>
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YZ: Although YG-San is present, knowing him is here as Kid, I’ll be thinking “ちぇ—つ” (Not exactly sure what the expression is in English, but it’s like a scornful sound”
  
Caption of pic: "Great driving by Furuya (Rei) that Furuya (Tooru) - san likes. In the "Darkest Nightmare" the car drifts in the beginning by Amuro (Furuya), Akai and Curacao are reality!"
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YZ: Conan-Kun is cuter than childhood Shinichi <br>
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TY: That’s because he’s “pretending to be cute”, that’s the difference between him and childhood Shinichi, one is a fake child the other is a real child.
  
Note 1: "A Matsuda RX-7 which isn't produced anymore at the present. The serial number of the Gundam, RX-78, comes from here."
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Q- What do you think about Episode One<br>
 
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YG: It’s been a long time since I had a normal conversation with Ran, I’m really happy!<br>
Note 2: "Amuro's car number plate is 73-10, Mr. Furuya's birthday is July 31, and has a 0 to match the "Zero" nickname.
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YZ: So that’s what it was like when Shinichi was still around. I also liked that whenever Shinichi shows up, the love comedy will always cover a bigger part.<br>
 
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TY: It told us what Shinichi went through after he turned to Conan and the time period before he ran back home. It’s like filling in blanks rather than retelling stories. <br>
 
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YZ: I’m surprised that they did the Karate tournament, they even gave me a real-life tournament as a reference before I record. Ran is becoming some sort of “superwoman” in the recent movies, so it’s nice to show that she can feel pain and be frustrated. <br>
'''Takayama Minami Interview'''<br>
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Q-What do you three feel about Shinran’s relationship?<br>
Profile:<br>
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YG: Shinichi fell for Ran when they’re in preschool... that’s so early!<br>
Edogawa Conan VA
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TY: Maybe he started thinking Ran was cute when she was crying<br>
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YZ: Even though she said she started to have feelings for Shinichi after the NY case, but he’s still more of a childhood friend before he disappeared. She didn’t realize how much she loved him until he’s not around.<br>
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TY: The pain of being apart.<br>
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Q-Ever look forward to a childhood sweetheart romance?<br>
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YG: I’ve always look forward to a childhood romance, I knew a couple who were my classmates in grade school, i thought it was amazing when they got married.<br>
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TY: I would be OK with it if it can last forever. In ep 472, Kudo Shinichi’s childhood adventure, there’s a part where Shinichi wanted to be address in last name..<br>
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YZ: I think he’s embarrassed that he was the only to be called in first name in grade school.<br>
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TY: Yes, i was thinking when I saw that part, “This child’s puberty kicked in early” I had similar experience in middle school, when you get teased like that by others, the relationship can be easily ruined. It’s nice that they patched things up soon quickly!<br>
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YG: And they’ve remained close ever since, so exclusive to each other.<br>
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YZ: But Shinichi gets cocky when receiving fan letters<br>
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TY: it’s just for the attention, he felt like he’s being acknowledged, but never consider them romantically <br>
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YG: It’s just fan letters<br>
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YZ: Ran will also go panic about some illusion, like Shinichi living with a young widow...(laugh)<br>
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YG: Watching too much soap operas? (Laugh)<br>
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TY: Ran was picked up a lot by guys. Maybe the guys in school are too afraid to because of Shinichi, but she’s definitely popular! And sometimes when Shinichi gets mad and jealous about “why is she so friendly with them”, he’s anger usually goes away if he sees her attitude towards that person, like Araide-sensei and Eisuke-kun.<br>
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YZ: Eisuke-Kun doesn’t feel like a love interest, he’s like a little brother!<br>
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Q- thoughts about recent development?<br>
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YG: We recorded CM for the field trip arc!<br>
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YZ: Yes, a couple of lines, it’s amazing that we reached file 1000<br>
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TY: can’t wait for the animation, let their feelings for each other be heard!<br>
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</spoiler>
  
Originary from Tokyo Metropolitan Area. Her representative works are "Kiki's Delivery Service" as Kiki / Ursula, "Rantaro" as Inadera Rantarou, "YAIBA" as Kurogane Yaiba, "Ranma 1/2" as Tendo Nabiki, "Moomin" as Moomintroll amongst others.
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===Movie 22 Guidebook Interview===
 
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'''Date:''' March 31, 2018
Q: "What's your first impression of the 22nd Detective Conan Movie, "Zero The Enforcer"?"<br>A: "Good point. When I firstly read the script, I did think "Ah, maybe this story is a bit too complicated". If you see a lot of police dramas like I do, I think one would understand the existence and roles of the "Public Safety Police" and "Prosecution" but for those who don't see them and for children, I was like "would they understand it?". That was my first impression. <br>But by when we finished the dubbing, the impression changed a bit. If you properly listen to what the characters say during the story, I think you'll be able to understand it."
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<spoiler>
 
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'''Source:''' https://forums.dctp.ws/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13475<br>
Q:"The movie's plot revolves around "Amuro is an enemy?". What did you think about Amuro Tooru or Furuya Rei? What are you impressions of Kazami Yuuya and Kuroda Hyoue?"<br>A: "I did think that I wanted to prove that Amuro-san "isn't the enemy". Kazami-san appeared 2 movies ago, in "The Darkest Nightmare" but in this movie you get to know his relationship in the PSB with Furuya-san. He'll also appeared in the TV series in the future as well, I think.<br>Superintendent Kuroda makes his movie debut in this movie. Whenever he appears in the TV series he's totally suspicious (laughs). He's as suspicious as always, but for some reason he doesn't feel dangerous. He probably is (exposes her deduction) ...or so i think. What I told you is still secret, though (laughs)."
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File:M22_Guidebook_Interview_2.jpg|Gosho interview
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File:M22_Guidebook_Interview_4.jpg|Gosho interview
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File:M22_Guidebook_Interview_5.jpg|Furuya Toru interview
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File:M22_Guidebook_Interview_6.jpg|Furuya Toru interview
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File:M22_Guidebook_Interview_7.jpg|Takayama Minami interview
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File:M22_Guidebook_Interview_8.jpg|Staff interview
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File:M22_Guidebook_Interview_9.jpg|Police Hierarchy
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'''Translated by:''' Spimer<br>
  
Q: "How about the dubbing work?"<br>A: "It went very smoothly, and we finished it on that day. We almost took until past the peak (12:00 AM) but human drama was the axis so we focused on each one's lines and the tempo was good."
 
  
Q: "How about your work together with Furuya Tooru-san?"<br>A: "We didn't do much consulting about how we would perform the dubbing so but there was a point that Furuy-san asked "it's **, right?". "Yes, I think this is **.", "Thought so!".  That was the confirmation we took with each other. We also check with each other the points that picked us in our lines.<br>Truth is, when I made my debut, since I was playing a boy, I used Furuya-san's acting as a boy as reference.  Of course, I can't act like he did but I did wonder what a "boy" is like? So I tried to get the gist from his voice acting. So, secretly, inside of my heart, I thought of him as my "teacher" (laughs). In the dubbing, I am always allowed to practice with my "teacher".  He's a big senior with whom I can work very well so it was very fun.
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'''New characters introduced'''<br>
  
Q: "What's your impression of the new Director, Director Tachikawa?"<br>A: "We got friendly very soon and I called him "Tacchi" (laughs). After the dubbing, I asked him "What's the genre you're apt at?". And he replied "I am apt at action, but... I guess human drama is it.". That's shown in this movie, indeed! He's a young director, but he gouges out the deep parts of humans.<br>Since it involves deductions, I think that human dramas are very important. The deduction of the culprit, the actions of the cornered party, must be things that "humans do" or the whole thing will fail.<br>The way the action scenes are scattered is good, but, if you don't properly depict "the human part", the story feels dull... There's been a lot of similar human drama in Conan movies insofar but this time around it felt "really hot".  I think this is the director's tastes.<br>I act on it, so you feel that it's a character with "body heat, and feels related to", that's a must have creed. You can hear the heart's sound, they breathe, they're not limited to the 2-d of the screen or the scene, it feels "alive", that's how I like to voice characters. So I like hot dramas like this one."
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'''Sayoko Iwai''' -> Tokyo Regional Prosecutor, Public Safety Bureau<br>
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VA: Tomigana Miina<br>
  
Q: "The identity of "That Person" has been made public in the manga already, yet...?"<br>A: "True. Truth is, during the recording of "The Darkest Nightmare", we casting (about 20 of us, was it?) tried to predict "Who's That Person?". When looking at the answer sheet I'd kept sealed since then, it had an accuracy rate of 25%! It'd seem I checked a lot of things during breaks (laughs).<br>I also showed it to Aoyama-sensei, who'd come to see the dubbing. His reply was "What, they all know who it is!" (laughs).  By the way, my answer was wrong.<br>Sensei had let out hints before, and Karasuma Renya's name had considerably popped up but I ended up reading too much into the thing and wrote someone else as my reply to the question."
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Line: "This is a decision by the Public Safety Department, do you understand?"<br>
  
Q: "Last question: what are the movie's highlights?"<br>A: "In this 22nd movie, prosecution, police, and PSP... It's a story in which a lot of words you don't normally hear pop up.<br>Also, in the interactions between characters, there are some crucial points as well so pay close attention and enjoy it until the very end without taking your eyes off the screen. It's a very, very exciting human drama.<br>One last thing to finish, "Amuro-san is someone incredible."."
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Supervisor subservient to the Public Safety Police.<br>
  
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Supervisor Prosecutor part of the Tokyo Regional Public Prosecutor Office, Public Safety Department. Her subordinate, Kusakabe, in charge of Kogoro's case, suggests her to carry out additional investigation of the case, but Supervisor Iwai dismisses his suggestion. It'd seem she's very subservient to the National Police Agency's Public Safety Police.
  
'''Staff Interview'''<br>
 
  
'''Director Tachikawa'''<br>
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'''Kyouko Tachibana''' -> Lawyer<br>
Profile:<br>
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VA: Ueno Aya<br>
Born in 1981. He revealed the "Death Billiards" which was his original idea, script and direction at the "Anime Mirai" of the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2013. It was made into an anime named "Death Parade". He also directed "Mob Psycho 100".
 
  
Q:"How were you appointed to direct this movie?"<br>A:"In a raising program from the Agency for Cultural Affairs aimed at young animators I directed a serious film named "Death Billiards" and the judge in charge at the time was the "Detective Conan" Producer, Suwa (Michihiko) - san. He bought a lot of the stuff I made. And he asked me to "Direct the 22nd Movie". "
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Line: "Please allow me, Kyouko Tachibana, to defend "the sleeping Kogoro"!"<br>
  
Q: "What's your impression of "Detective Conan"?"<br>A: "I first came into contact with Conan around Elementary... Or High... Or Middle. I loved to read it as a normal reader but there was 1 time I stopped reading. I came into contact with it again once I became a producer. When I got told to be the director of this movie, I re-read again from the part I'd seen years before."
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A "cell-lawyer" lawyer who always loses<br>
  
Q: "What are the parts you put most detail or attention to as the movie's director?"<br>A: "To not to omit any of the good points that Conan had had insofar. The relations between characters are very interesting. So I took especially care and detail in character depiction. And this movie was more suspense-touch than the usual. The PSB is a main actor and the feeling's more serious. It's made so that if people who like mystery dramas see it then I think they will enjoy it."
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A "cell-lawyer" is a lawyer that doesn't belong to a lawyer agency and take jobs over their cellphones, they're freelance lawyers. She's been in charge of many Public Safety cases in the past but cases with prosecution indictment only have a 0.1% chances of being won so she's lost in all the trials she's been at. She requests to defend Kogoro.
  
Q:"What's your favorite character?"<br>A: "Haibara Ai, Professor Agasa, Mouri Kogoro, Hattori Heiji and Detective Takagi... I'd say. To avoid coming off as faulty, I also like Conan as well. But I rather like the famed side-characters who support the work. As well as the actual actors. So my preferences aim over there."
 
  
Q: "What's your vision of Amuro Tooru as as director?"<br>A: "I thought that fans would like his mysterious parts so we paid a lot of attention when depicting those. But I also wanted to show Amuro's house as well. I like those parts that reveal one's true nature. I think that it shouldn't be done, but, I also wanted to do a scene of him bathing in the bath."
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'''Fumikazu Haba''' -> Former Law Student<br>
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VA: Hakata Daikichi
  
Q:"What's your favorite film?"<br>A: "The first films remain in my memory... "The Time-bombed Skyscraper", "Countdown to Heaven", "The Phantom of Baker Street". I was by Producer Ishiyama (Keichi) -san that "it really looks like the balance in Director Kodama Kenji's (see note 1) works". I didn't have it on mind, truth to be told, but I do like the initial Conan so that's why it ended up like that, or so I think.
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Line:"I want you to explain why I wasn't appointed!"<br>
  
Q: "Last question. What are the highlights of the movie?"<br>A: "This movie mainly focuses on Amuro Tooru so there's a lot of cool scenes. Also, his gestures of combing up his hair or after he gets hurt... There's a lot of scenes showing aspects of him one normally doesn't see. So I hope you have a good look at the film while enjoying those day-to-day scenes."
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He was a law student, but...<br>
  
Note 1: "Director Kodama Kenji directed Conan Movie 1 to 7"
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A law student who aimed to be a judge. But he wasn't appointed a judge. Wanting to know the why, he talks directly to the coure's director, but...
  
  
'''Scriptwriter Sakurai'''<br>
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'''Makoto Kusabake''' -> Tokyo Regional Prosecutor, Public Safety Department<br>
Profile:<br>
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VA: Kawashima Tokuyoshi
Born in 1970. Scriptwriter. He also was a movie producer at Toho. While he was in office, he received the 1st Yomiuri TV Scenario Great Award. He then became a freelancer scriptwriter. His representative works are the "Aibou (Pal)" TV series and the "Forensic Researcher Woman" TV series.
 
  
Q:"This is the 4th movie the script of which you write up after the 17th movie "Private Eye in the Distant Seas", the 19th movie "Sunflowers of Inferno" and the 20th movie, "The Darkest Nightmare". How did you begin to get involved with Conan and how did you receive the offer for this project?"<br>A: "At the time of "Private Eye in the Distant Seas", I think it was Producer Suwa (Michihiko) -san who contacted me, and I accepted the offer. It was an anime, so I thought of writing a story that couldn't be done in a normal film. After "The Darkest Nightmare", I was asked "When can you make a new script?" and I replied "I'm free in 1 year's time", that was how the offer came.
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Line: "It'd seem that you kept denying the charges in the police."<br>
  
Q: "What are the requests from Aoyama-sensei?"<br>A: "There weren't many. But regarding Amuro's view of love I was told to "please add this line". As well as "Add this scene with Azusa" or "Add this at the end". Not more than that. Most of it I wrote it up myself but I directly asked him if there were parts I didn't understand. How Amuro would interact with Conan, for example. I hadn't gotten a grasp of it yet...
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Prosecutor in charge of the bombing incident<br>
Amuro doesn't yet know that Conan is Shinichi. But despite that, he supports him a lot and relies on him. I wanted to ask Sensei about what kind of distance feeling I should use."
 
  
Q: "And what were the requests from Director Tachikawa?"<br>A: "It was a harder story at the beginning but he changed it from a hard story to a softer Conan episode. It was a bit more severe and nerve-wrecking world. But that wasn't the first Conan story that the director wanted to do. There were several conflicts with that."
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He's a prosecutor who's very serious about his job, and is in charge of Kogoro's case. He becomes concerned during the inquires that Kogoro has no motive for being the culprit of the bombing incident and suggests his superior, Supervisor Iwai, to carry out further investigation, but...
  
Q: "What are Amuro's charms, in your opinion?"<br>A: "He has a wide mental capacity. If it's not someone with a lot of room in their heart then it's hard to live in 3 different world-views. You'll get crushed. Even as Furuya, even as Amuro and even as Bourbon, I think that his base is always the same. His feeling of justice as well, he just changes his form of expressing things. I guess that both shooting a gun and brewing coffee stem from the same feeling of justice.
 
Also, I personally like Furuya a lot, and being chose to, as a charge commander, write a story about Furuya and the PSB which hasn't appeared in the manga often was very exciting. I think it derives from him, even as Amuro, even as Bourbon and eaven as Furuya."
 
  
Q: "Last question. What are the highlights of the movie?"<br>A:"At first you see through the viewpoint of Conan, the main protagonist, and then you see through Furuya's PoV, and if you see it from a 3rd PoV that'd be the culprit's... And they all look like different stories. And, also, there might be a 4th PoV...
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'''Gosho Interview'''<br>
Also, when you see it the first time, as a hint to guess the culprit, I wish that you pay attention to the "screen within the screen". A TV screen or a PC screen might appear but pay attention to that "screen within the screen" which one normally oversees. We're using a lot of screens this time, so there might be news announced there or investigation materials, there are hints rolling in several "screens"."
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Profile:<br>Mangaka / Author of "Detective Conan"
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Originary from Tottori Prefecture. Mangaka debut in 1986. "YAIBA" and "Detective Conan" prized with Shogakukan Manga Award. Also serializing the "Magic Kaito" series.<br>In 2017, the total publication amount of "Detective Conan" overcame 200 million units.  
  
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Q: "How did you decide that Amuro Tooru would be the main character in "Zero the Enforcer", this year's installment?"<br>A: "It all started from a suggestion by Sakurai-san, the scriptwriter, it wasn't my idea.<br>He said he wanted to do a tale about cyber-terrorism and he asked me "if it's cyber-terrorism, then the PSB will get involved, can I make Amuro appear?". It'd only been 1 film since "The Darkest Nightmare" so I did think it was a bit too early to do so but I also though that it would work. Amuro-kun's popular, after all (laughs)."
  
'''Guidebook Explanation of Police Hierarchy'''<br>
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Q: "What are the highlights of this move?"<br>A: "The final action scene, and the talk between Conan and Amuro in the climax!"
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</spoiler>
 
  
===Interview on News Zero===
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Q: "In which parts were you involved?"<br>A: "In the story and a bit of storyboard fixes. I also helped a bit with the keyframes. The first version of the story it was very hard and led to heavy happenings. It turned into a "Amuro's become evil?" feeling, so we made it a bit softer. The first heavy story was interesting, too. Had a hard mystery feeling to it.  The culprit got caught but "the truth darkness hasn't been dispelled" feeling. But I thought that wasn't something we should in Conan.<br>So we made some things a bit light-hearted. Also, until we settled on using cyber-terrorism as theme we also though of tricks involving food poisoning but they were discarded very early. We felt that the motive was too small (laughs)<br>I also voiced my opinion on the climax and other scenes and had them add scenes I wanted to see. Also, the scene between Amuro and Kuroda, for example, has elements from the anime so I look forward to how it ends up looking."
'''Date:''' April 11, 2018<br>
 
<spoiler>
 
'''Source:''' https://www.facebook.com/DCTheRedThread/videos/1813261475392464/?v=1813261475392464 <br>
 
</spoiler>
 
  
===Takarakuzu College Interview===
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Q: "What were your demands to the new director, Director Tachikawa?"<br>A: "We were very detailed when we met to talk about the action scenes planning, but we didn't go so over the details when we were in the storyboard stage. There wasn't much storyboard fixing this time around. But sometimes I sent him a photo over LINE telling him "we should fix this one".
'''Date:''' April 15, 2018<br>
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'''Held at:''' Takarakuza College
 
<spoiler>
 
'''Source:''' https://forums.dctp.ws/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13477&sid=616cd36dc775283463d2b3ae591ca2a2<br>
 
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Q1) "Why did you change the manga style to the current one, compared to how it was on the beginnings?"<br>A1) "I wasn't conscious of that (laughs) I drew things like that!?"
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A: We didn't have too many long phone calls either. Talking over LINE was sufficient (laughs)."
  
Q2) "What about Ran-chan's head?"<br>A2) "Everyone points that out to me (laughs). It happened to turn into that (laughs). I wanted a symbol-like thing, to be able to tell who it was from the silhouette. Like how I thought that my dad was wearing a hat the whole time (laughs)"
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Q: "What kind of conversation you had with Furuya Tooru-san, Amuro Tooru's VA?"<br>A: "We didn't talk about the movie but I did have a meal with him in the past. Said his daughter is a great fan of Kaitou Kid. Also he did play the role of Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon), didn't he? I guess that he probably thinks that I used his character as model to draw Kaitou Kid. But it's actually the inverse, Kaitou Kid came before Tuxedo Mask. "Magic Kaito" is a old, Showa Period manga.<br>(See Note 1) When I told him that he was disappointed, I guess that he wanted to brag to his daughter "I'm the the model for Kaitou Kid", no? (laughs). Well, it's but my speculation so... I apologize if I'm mistaken (laughs)<br>I also told him that Amuro Tooru's true name is Furuya Rei and he replied "Sensei! That's overdoing it!" to which I replied "No, see, the "Rei" is actually "Zero" due to some reasons" and he was like "Huh!?"."
  
Q3) "Shinichi and Ran have begun to date, but will there be a boyfriend-girlfriend-like interaction in the future?"<br>A3) "There'll be (laughs) Maybe they'll become a couple by next year's movie? Oh? (laughs)"
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Q: "I want to ask about Kazami Yuuya, who's also appeared in the manga.<br>A: "He's very popular. There were a lot of fan letters after "The Darkest Nightmare" asking me to "Please make Kazami appear!" so I went like "fine, fine". "Let's make him show up!". Wondering if that would do (laughs)<br>I think that the anime staff decided on his name. He's a subordinate of Amuro so he was Camille. At first he had a long and crumpled hair but I didn't understand what they meant by Camille, so they said "he doesn't look like PSB", and that someone with a bad nature was better. And so his design was remade and ended up like that. I don't watch "Z Gundam" too often. The first [season] of Gundam is the best, in my opinion. Hence why I didn't make the connection. I'm really sorry (laughs)."
  
Q4) "How's the chronology between the movies and the manga organized like? Is the "Crimson School Trip" after "The Crimson Love Letter"?"<br>A4) "I was troubled by that, actually. I did consult with the editor if I should depict it as Momiji firstly meeting Sonoko... Well, it came out well enough, no? (laughs) I don't think much about the chronology with the movies"
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Q: "I want to ask about Kazami's and Amuro's roles"<br>A: "To make it clear that Amuro's the great one, Amuro is on the elite section of the NPA, and Kazami belongs to the Police HQ's PSB which is a lower rank. I think Sakurai-san was the one who suggested for Kazami to be older than Amuro.<br>As for Amuro's career, he was in the same class as Matsuda and Date. Scotch also was in the same class. They all died but they were cool types.<br>And Scotch was Amuro's childhood friend. Because, you see, he called him "Zero". And that was nickname of Amuro when he was a kid. I'll have to draw that, indeed."<br>Note 1: "The author of "Sailor Moon" , Takeuchi Naoko-sensei, was told that Tuxedo Mask's model was Kaitou Kid and was glad about it (From the "Aoyama Gosho 30th Anniversary Book").
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Q5) "What's the tone of coloring you use for Amuro-san's and Heiji's skin color?"<br>A5) "The same! Number 51! (laughs) Everyone else uses Number 61, but I use Number 51 because it has a bigger grain! It doesn't get crushed, hence why Number 51 is the best!"
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Q: "I wanted to ask about Conan's first spin-off, "Culprit Hanazawa-san"..."<br>A: "At first, the person in charge showed me the name and asked me "this is the name, will it be OK?". So I replied "Oh, sure. Perfectly OK.". Thought it was fun. I had a meal with Kanba-sensei after that. I told him "feel free to do anything you want to do". Kanba-sensei's hometown is Shimane Prefecture, which is next to Tottori so he's also close to my hometown.<br>The persons who appear are suspicious, Ran-chan's hairstyle, and her horn popping from the middle are fun. I thought it was good to give off a "imposter" feeling. It's pretty good, and fun."
  
Q6) "Shinichi said he wanted to become the Heisei (Note 1) Sherlock Holmes, but will Conan end during the Heisei Period?"<br>A6) "No, if the period name changes then I'll nonchalantly change it to the new period's Holmes (laughs) I should also nonchalantly insert a line about that (laughs)"<br>Note 1: Heisei - Period from 1989 to the present, indicating rule of current Emperor, Akihito
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Q: "What about your health, and when will [the manga] resume?"<br>A: "Thank you for your concern, I feel very good. I get a feeling of "get to work already!". I think there'll be good news soon enough.<br>I want to write a long story about Detective Chiba and Naeko-chan as well after the manga resumes. With the feeling of "Bayside Shakedown", I'd say. Please look forward to it."
  
Q7) "Did you intend to make Amuro Tooru appear when you made Akai Shuuichi debut?"<br>A7) "Well, I did have the idea in a corner of my head! I did think of making a rival character or worthy opponent! I actually thought of naming him "Shiroi" (laughs). But I thought it might be a bit odd so I went for Amuro (laughs)"
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Q: "Please give us a message for Conan fans as conclusion of the interview."<br>A: "Both those who know Amuro and those who don't know him... Those who don't know him, they'll know what kind of man he is, and those who know him will get to know him a bit deeper. So please go see the movie.<br>Also, Amuro will be appearing a lot in the manga in the future. Since he was told to "Investigate about Kudo Shinichi", it's inevitable for him to get involved. Look forward to it, too!"
  
Q8) "Amuro-san asked Azusa-san about her plans for Christmas before the break, though?"<br>A8) "Amuro was saying "Not really", Azusa might've said (laughs) then you could switch work shifts with me? (laughs)"
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Sign: "Detective Conan Cinema Magazine 2018. Aoyama Gosho."
  
Q9) There was a scene featuring them in "Zero the Enforcer," though?"<br>A9) I did draw that scene!
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Bottomost right note: "Sensei drew Conan & Amuro for the magazine. He quickly makes a sketch with pencils, and adds a magic pen without any hesitation. It'd seem he's drawing a lot of cuts of Amuro often.
  
Q10) "A normal Conan cases is 3 chapters, but do you decide the length beforehand?"<br>A10) "I always have the rough idea that a case will be 3 chapters long. But long cases like the "Crimson School Trip" are 5-6 chapters long... At times like that I go... "Well, this'll be a serial murder, then!" (laughs)
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He jokingly said "If you make a blonde with squat eyes and dark-skinned there you have Amuro (laughs)"
  
Q11) "Why is Amuro-san so popular?"<br>A11) "Well... I dunno (laughs). Why, I wonder (laughs). Maybe the fact that he can't beat Akai makes him popular (laughs) That might be it (laughs)."
 
  
Q12) "The last question in "Zero the Enforcer" was a great!"<br>A12) "Glad to know (laughs) I told them to add that one (laughs)!"
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'''Furuya Toru Interview'''<br>
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Q13) "What were the good things of becoming a mangaka?"<br>A13) "You earn a lot of money (laughs) You can eat juicy stuff (laughs). But you get less sleeping time... But now I sleep a lot! (laughs)"
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Originary from Kanazawa Prefecture. His representatives works are "Mobile Suit Gundam" as Amuro Ray, "Star of the Giants" as Hoshi Hyuuma, "Saint Seiya" as Pegasus Seiya, "Dragon Ball" as Yamcha, "Sailor Moon" as Tuxedo Mask amongst others.  
  
Q14) "If Conan goes back to being Shinichi, how will he relate to those around him?"<br>A14) "I can't tell you that (laughs) I almost made a slip (laughs)"
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Q: "Will Amuro Tooru, in the 22nd movie "Zero the Enforcer" become a main character?"<br>A: "No way. It's 2 years after "The Darkest Nightmare" so I think it's too early to say that he's become a main character (laughs). Personally, I was very glad and surprised, I have both of those feelings.<br>I didn't know anything about the contents, and at first it was that trailer with the countdown included in "The Crimson Love Letter" so I thought it'd be a movie with hard content."
  
Q15) "Are you planning on drawing that?"<br>A15) "Well, let's see... I do (laughs)"
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Q: "What's your impression ever since you read the script?"<br>A: "It was a bit different from what I'd imagined. Amuro does his job as PSB officer to face organized terrorism against Japan and heads straight forward. And then Conan-kun would get involved. That's how I thought it'd be like.<br>But as I did the trailers and the teasers, that was before I got the script so I eventually began to understand the contents. I firstly though "Huh? He's going to be enemies with Conan?". Despite that in the main story we finally got to know he was an ally of Conan, so I thought that them being enemies now would draw Conan fans away... I felt a bit of danger, actually (laughs).<br>But I did think that that wouldn't be the end of things, and there women who feel attracted to bad guys so maybe it would be good for them to be enemies when seen from that perspective. <br>There are people who like Bourbon, so I expected that the charm of a cool Furuya Rei would further increase in this movie as well. I didn't think that it'd show details about the state of things within the police, though.
  
Q16) "How do you decide the codenames of the BO members?"<br>A16) "Gin was an idea by an assistant, he said he looked Gin... I was like "really?" (laughs). As for Vermouth, I was told to use Vermouth (laughs) I get directed a lot by my assistants, although not that much (laughs)"
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Q: "What points do you have to respectively act his 3 faces of Amuro Tooru, Furuya Rei and Bourbon?"<br>A: "In the case of Amuro Tooru, working at the Poirot part-time, I take into account the image that he behaves like a kind guy and is an attractive young man. Conan knows his identity, but when there are other Detective Boys present, he acts as if he was but a strong and young detective. That's how I voice him like. I use a bit of a higher tone of voice, with a soft feeling.<br>In the case of Furuya Rei, he's a worker and a pro so I voice him in a sharp and edgy manner. To give out a dark feeling I make a lower tone of voice. There also times in which he gives out orders to Kazami, so there are parts in which he turns stricter. I add changes in scenes like those.<br>Speaking of voice tones, I use the lowest one when I voice him as Bourbon. Vermouth and he have a grip of each others' weaknesses so it's a bit special yet when he talks to Gin or similar scenes I use a very low tone.<br>Also, when it comes to Akai Shuichi, he's got a feud with him involving what happened with Scotch so he clearly hates him. His emotions get the best of him. When he faced Akai, he behaves like a kid. So when Akai is around he unusually brings out his emotions in a straightforward way. <br>When reading the movie's script, when he moves around as Furuya Rei, and when he talks to Conan...  I thought that it would be better to use Amuro's voice for those scenes. When I had to act scenes as Furuya Rei, I wrote the "Kou" kanji from "kouan (Public Safety)" on my copy of the script and when it was Amuro Tooru I wrote "an". So they overlapped with "kouan" and was hard to understand even for me, so I wrote the katakana "A". I distributed them in the script as much as I could.
  
Q17) "Why did you make Hattori Heiji dark-skinned?"<br>A17) "I wanted to make him the complete inverse of Shinichi (laughs)! I thought that'd be a dark-skinned character, then (laughs). But my assistants disliked the idea. They said it was annoying to draw! (laughs)"
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Q: "What's the charm of Amuro Tooru, in your opinion?"
  
Q18) "I think the best part about your work, Sensei, is that you don't kill the criminals and have them live to atone for their sins but why did you make the culprit of Moonlight Sonata die?"<br>A18) "I thought that an occasional exception would do fine (laughs) It was a necessary victim so that Conan could tell Hattori that he's not perfect and that he actually "killed" someone (laughs)"
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Q19) "All the movies always have some scenes drawn by you, Sensei, but do you decide which ones you want to draw?"<br>A19) "Yes! I put a circle in the storyboard that Director Tachikawa gave me to indicate I'd draw those! (laughs) I generally draw the scenes which have lines that I thought of (laughs)!"
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A: "Hmmm... He has 3 faces so I guess he's 3 times more handsome than normal people (laughs).
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His 3 faces are the first of his charms. So even though I'm acting a single character, I can experience being 3 persons at the same time and acting 3 persons. That's a charm yet it has difficult parts to it so I feel like it's worth doing it.<br>It was fun voicing the 3 of them but I really like Furuya Rei. He feels like a hero of justice. Apart from action, he's also good with his driving technique. He often has cool lines to him, and like in this occasion, I was able to voice him a lot in the movie, since he doesn't appear that often. So I'm very glad at it."
  
Q20) "What's the origin of Conan's "there's only one truth" amongst the famous lines of the manga?"<br>A20) "It was actually a coincidence, in the chapter of Heiji's debut Shinichi said "because there's only one truth", and at about the same time the anime came up with "there's always one truth", so it really was a coincidence (laughs)."
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Q:"Can you tell us anything that happened during the dubbing?"<br>A:"Takayama Minami-san (Conan) and Yamakazi Wakana-san (Ran) encouraged me a lot and were glad at Amuro's popularity, and Yamazaki-san said, about the movie, that "Amuro-san, you're sure to get a lot of new fans!".Minami-san did ask "This is about that person and that other person?", when checking uncertain lines and scenes...<br>In the interactions with Conan during the climax has a lot of action so ad-libbing becomes needed and it's hard to coordinate them but when we did the first test we matched things perfectly despite no previous meeting to coordinate things. Our sensibility as voice actors is similar, I guess. Weren't that the case, we wouldn't have been able to synchro the timing so perfectly. I was really surprised.<br>The climax scenes lines were also good, and so the Suzuki Sonoko VA Matsui Naoko-san was very happy at it, and said "Your pierced through my heart!" (laughs)"<br>I was a bit unsure how to voice Amuro's lines on the movie's climax, and unexpectedly enough, during the tests, I made a strong tone of voice that wasn't what I had on mind, and Naoko-san was very glad so I told my "Oh yeah, this is it" to convince myself it was good enough. I had the feeling to act along with Minami-san and that's the voice that came out during the dubbing.
  
Q21) "What works did you use as reference when making up the character of Amuro Tooru?"<br>A21) "I often say that Akai looks like Char, but Amuro is Amuro (laughs). Amuro's an original character (laughs)"
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Q: "You've had a long career. Yet how do you feel about acting a popular character like Amuro Tooru?"<br>A: "I'm really happy at it. I've been a VA for over 50 years, but, for me, it's the first time that a lot of fans had gotten crazy about a character I voiced, crazy over Amuro Tooru. <br>Amuro Ray also has popularity, yeah, but he couldn't beat Char to it (laughs). I often voice the main protagonists of series and so the rival character often gets the attention drawn to him. Nowadays you can see the encouragement through SNS, I like how a lot of followers appear in Twitter, and I'm very surprised at his popularity.<br>Between the Amuro fans, there are some who bought a real white FX-7 (see Note 1). He also makes incredible driving in this film, but whenever the co-stars crash they get severely told "you're wasting the tax money!" (laughs).
  
Q22) "What are the characters that are easier to draw and harder to draw within your works?"<br>A22) "Kaitou Kid is hard to draw, yes... And Amuro is easy to draw (laughs). Akai is hard, but Amuro has a special feeling to him (laughs)"
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Q: "Amuro Tooru appeared on Volume 75 of the manga, he appears in the latter half of the story, but were you surprised by the naming at the time of this debut?"<br>A: "We were fans of "Detective Conan" to begin with. My daughter, especially. We often went to the theater to see the movie together.<br>I knew that Ikeda Shuichi-san voiced Akai Shuichi, so I did feel that "the author, Aoyama-sensei, really likes Gundam". I secretly hoped that "maybe one day I'll be offered a role". And when "it finally came" I was "Huh? Amuro Tooru?" when I heard his name. "There's barely any difference (with my name)!".<br>And later, when his real name of Furuya Rei was revealed, I went "Hey, sensei. Didn't you overdo it!?". I did really comment upon those. Around that time I also got a chance to have a lunch with Aoyama-sensei so we brought colored papers and we got each other's signatures, but then... "No, there's a proper meaning to the "Rei" in his name"... That it mean the "Zero" division in the Public Safety Police and things neatly linked together.<br>But he really loved "Mobile Suit Gundam", and seeing how he uses our names as VAs in his work, I feel very thankful to him. I feel very glad, he even added the car plate... (Note 2)
  
Q23) "What are the origins of Kaitou Kid?"<br>A23) "At first he was unpopular with the chief editor (laughs). Saying he wasn't fashionable at all (laughs).
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Q: "Last question. What are the highlights of "Zero The Enforcer"?"<br>A: "In this movie, there's the "way adult men do things" plus "charm" as the themes I acted upon. There are several scenes that make you feel that, so I hope that you will savor them.<br>Anyway, there's "Numbers very dear to me which I must protect even if I bet my life on it" (laughs) so I hope you go to see it several times, and that you fully experience the charm of Amuro Tooru. There's also the lines in the car that Sonoko-san accmails as well and which I want you to focus on. Counting on you guys."
There was "Cats Eye" (see note) as high school thiefs at the time. the youngest sister was a high school student. Yet there wasn't a guy thief so I thought I could come up with one of my own (laughs). I was faster so I won (laughs)."<br>Note: "Cat's Eye", manga about a group of 3 sisters who steal works from a fictional European artist.
 
  
Q24) "Why did you think of making the heroine strong instead of weak?"<br>A24) "I guess it's because I wanted to draw karate scenes (laughs). Thought that a strong heroine would be fun (laughs). Conan-kun shrunk so he needed someone strong next to him else he'd be in trouble... Or so I thought (laughs)
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Caption of pic: "Great driving by Furuya (Rei) that Furuya (Tooru) - san likes. In the "Darkest Nightmare" the car drifts in the beginning by Amuro (Furuya), Akai and Curacao are reality!"
  
Q25) "What scenes were fun to draw and which were hard to draw?"<br>A25) "A fun one was that final two-page spread of the Kiyomizu Temple (laughs). The background was drawn by a Takarazuka college alumni, and they spent about 1 day to draw it up. (laughs) I only drew Shinichi and Ran (laughs). That scene was fun.  
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Note 1: "A Matsuda RX-7 which isn't produced anymore at the present. The serial number of the Gundam, RX-78, comes from here."
The Bell Tree Express scenes were hard to draw (laughs)"
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Note 2: "Amuro's car number plate is 73-10, Mr. Furuya's birthday is July 31, and has a 0 to match the "Zero" nickname.
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'''Takayama Minami Interview'''<br>
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Edogawa Conan VA
  
Q26) "Why is it that the characters' clothing is so fashionable?"<br>A26) "I used to buy a lot of clothes at Anan or Non-no or CanCam (laughs). Amuro often appears in the latest cases so they asked me to think up Amuro's clothing (laughs). I have them think of making files about the clothes in every case."
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Originary from Tokyo Metropolitan Area. Her representative works are "Kiki's Delivery Service" as Kiki / Ursula, "Rantaro" as Inadera Rantarou, "YAIBA" as Kurogane Yaiba, "Ranma 1/2" as Tendo Nabiki, "Moomin" as Moomintroll amongst others.
  
Q27) "Are there plans for a movie focused on Shinichi and Ran?"<br>A27) "I wonder about that (laughs) I dunno but I can't say too much into this (laughs) oh well, look forward to it (laughs)"
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Q: "What's your first impression of the 22nd Detective Conan Movie, "Zero The Enforcer"?"<br>A: "Good point. When I firstly read the script, I did think "Ah, maybe this story is a bit too complicated". If you see a lot of police dramas like I do, I think one would understand the existence and roles of the "Public Safety Police" and "Prosecution" but for those who don't see them and for children, I was like "would they understand it?". That was my first impression. <br>But by when we finished the dubbing, the impression changed a bit. If you properly listen to what the characters say during the story, I think you'll be able to understand it."
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=== "Truth in Zero" Booklet ===
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Q:"The movie's plot revolves around "Amuro is an enemy?". What did you think about Amuro Tooru or Furuya Rei? What are you impressions of Kazami Yuuya and Kuroda Hyoue?"<br>A: "I did think that I wanted to prove that Amuro-san "isn't the enemy". Kazami-san appeared 2 movies ago, in "The Darkest Nightmare" but in this movie you get to know his relationship in the PSB with Furuya-san. He'll also appeared in the TV series in the future as well, I think.<br>Superintendent Kuroda makes his movie debut in this movie. Whenever he appears in the TV series he's totally suspicious (laughs). He's as suspicious as always, but for some reason he doesn't feel dangerous. He probably is (exposes her deduction) ...or so i think. What I told you is still secret, though (laughs)."
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===Amuro Toru/Bourbon/Furuya Rei Secret Archives PLUS===
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Q: "How about the dubbing work?"<br>A: "It went very smoothly, and we finished it on that day. We almost took until past the peak (12:00 AM) but human drama was the axis so we focused on each one's lines and the tempo was good."
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Q: "How about your work together with Furuya Tooru-san?"<br>A: "We didn't do much consulting about how we would perform the dubbing so but there was a point that Furuy-san asked "it's **, right?". "Yes, I think this is **.", "Thought so!". That was the confirmation we took with each other. We also check with each other the points that picked us in our lines.<br>Truth is, when I made my debut, since I was playing a boy, I used Furuya-san's acting as a boy as reference.  Of course, I can't act like he did but I did wonder what a "boy" is like? So I tried to get the gist from his voice acting. So, secretly, inside of my heart, I thought of him as my "teacher" (laughs). In the dubbing, I am always allowed to practice with my "teacher". He's a big senior with whom I can work very well so it was very fun.
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Q: "What's your impression of the new Director, Director Tachikawa?"<br>A: "We got friendly very soon and I called him "Tacchi" (laughs). After the dubbing, I asked him "What's the genre you're apt at?". And he replied "I am apt at action, but... I guess human drama is it.". That's shown in this movie, indeed! He's a young director, but he gouges out the deep parts of humans.<br>Since it involves deductions, I think that human dramas are very important. The deduction of the culprit, the actions of the cornered party, must be things that "humans do" or the whole thing will fail.<br>The way the action scenes are scattered is good, but, if you don't properly depict "the human part", the story feels dull... There's been a lot of similar human drama in Conan movies insofar but this time around it felt "really hot".  I think this is the director's tastes.<br>I act on it, so you feel that it's a character with "body heat, and feels related to", that's a must have creed. You can hear the heart's sound, they breathe, they're not limited to the 2-d of the screen or the scene, it feels "alive", that's how I like to voice characters. So I like hot dramas like this one."
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Q: "The identity of "That Person" has been made public in the manga already, yet...?"<br>A: "True. Truth is, during the recording of "The Darkest Nightmare", we casting (about 20 of us, was it?) tried to predict "Who's That Person?". When looking at the answer sheet I'd kept sealed since then, it had an accuracy rate of 25%! It'd seem I checked a lot of things during breaks (laughs).<br>I also showed it to Aoyama-sensei, who'd come to see the dubbing. His reply was "What, they all know who it is!" (laughs).  By the way, my answer was wrong.<br>Sensei had let out hints before, and Karasuma Renya's name had considerably popped up but I ended up reading too much into the thing and wrote someone else as my reply to the question."
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Q: "Last question: what are the movie's highlights?"<br>A: "In this 22nd movie, prosecution, police, and PSP... It's a story in which a lot of words you don't normally hear pop up.<br>Also, in the interactions between characters, there are some crucial points as well so pay close attention and enjoy it until the very end without taking your eyes off the screen. It's a very, very exciting human drama.<br>One last thing to finish, "Amuro-san is someone incredible."."
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'''Director Tachikawa'''<br>
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Born in 1981. He revealed the "Death Billiards" which was his original idea, script and direction at the "Anime Mirai" of the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2013. It was made into an anime named "Death Parade". He also directed "Mob Psycho 100".
  
'''Gosho Aoyama interview'''<br>
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Q:"How were you appointed to direct this movie?"<br>A:"In a raising program from the Agency for Cultural Affairs aimed at young animators I directed a serious film named "Death Billiards" and the judge in charge at the time was the "Detective Conan" Producer, Suwa (Michihiko) - san. He bought a lot of the stuff I made. And he asked me to "Direct the 22nd Movie". "
Gosho Aoyama Special Interview
 
  
We interview the creator of "Detective Conan", Aoyama Gousho-sensei. We will ask about secrets of the 22nd movie, about the birth of Amuro Tooru and important details.
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Q: "What's your impression of "Detective Conan"?"<br>A: "I first came into contact with Conan around Elementary... Or High... Or Middle. I loved to read it as a normal reader but there was 1 time I stopped reading. I came into contact with it again once I became a producer. When I got told to be the director of this movie, I re-read again from the part I'd seen years before."
  
Q: "How was the theme of "Zero the enforcer" decided?" <br>
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Q: "What are the parts you put most detail or attention to as the movie's director?"<br>A: "To not to omit any of the good points that Conan had had insofar. The relations between characters are very interesting. So I took especially care and detail in character depiction. And this movie was more suspense-touch than the usual. The PSB is a main actor and the feeling's more serious. It's made so that if people who like mystery dramas see it then I think they will enjoy it."
A: "Sakurai Takeharu-san, the scriptwriter, made a draft about cyber terrorism. And we talked about that Amuro from the Public Safety Bureau would get involved if that was the topic. I did think it was fast, since it hasn't been long since "The darkest nightmare". But, oh well, Amuro is popular so... (laughs)"
 
  
Q: "What are the portions in this film that you yourself suggested?"<br>
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Q:"What's your favorite character?"<br>A: "Haibara Ai, Professor Agasa, Mouri Kogoro, Hattori Heiji and Detective Takagi... I'd say. To avoid coming off as faulty, I also like Conan as well. But I rather like the famed side-characters who support the work. As well as the actual actors. So my preferences aim over there."
A: "There's many. In drawing terms, I asked to change Amuro's glances depending on when he was Bourbon or when he was Furuya. "That question" at the end was added because I asked them to do so. Everyone was wondering about it so I thought of adding it on the movie. Sakurai-san said "eeeehh!?" when I told him, though (laughs). But Amuro talks to Conan and Conan asks him about that... That natural flow of things was made by Sakurai-san. Despite that it was unreasonable request. As expected of him."
 
  
Q: "Looks like there'll be a lot of people who'll be going to theaters to know the answer to "that question"..."<br>
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Q: "What's your vision of Amuro Tooru as as director?"<br>A: "I thought that fans would like his mysterious parts so we paid a lot of attention when depicting those. But I also wanted to show Amuro's house as well. I like those parts that reveal one's true nature. I think that it shouldn't be done, but, I also wanted to do a scene of him bathing in the bath."
A: "Ah-hah-hah-hah (laughs) Really? There's also the talk between Amuro and Azusa at the supermarket... I thought of the whole idea myself. They added it word by word. Since their combination is very popular, too!"
 
  
Q: "What scenes did you draw the keyframes of?"<br>
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Q:"What's your favorite film?"<br>A: "The first films remain in my memory... "The Time-bombed Skyscraper", "Countdown to Heaven", "The Phantom of Baker Street". I was by Producer Ishiyama (Keichi) -san that "it really looks like the balance in Director Kodama Kenji's (see note 1) works". I didn't have it on mind, truth to be told, but I do like the initial Conan so that's why it ended up like that, or so I think.
A: "The scene with the answer to "that question", and I've got to draw the final scene between Amuro and Conan. Since Director Tachikawa Yuzuru said he can't tell what kind of face Conan is making at the end. So I told him that I'd draw it (laughs). Compared to previous films, I haven't drawn that many this year. So that's why I also look forward to its completion."
 
  
Q: "What do you think of the developments leading Conan and Amuro to clash with each other?"<br>
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Q: "Last question. What are the highlights of the movie?"<br>A: "This movie mainly focuses on Amuro Tooru so there's a lot of cool scenes. Also, his gestures of combing up his hair or after he gets hurt... There's a lot of scenes showing aspects of him one normally doesn't see. So I hope you have a good look at the film while enjoying those day-to-day scenes."
A: "I didn't make any requests about that. They said that it felt interesting if Amuro acted like a foe. And the balance of his relationship with Conan is good, too. The line of "I... I have two men who are scarier me." was written by Sakurai-san. He means Conan and Akai.  I thought it was well-played (laughed). Ah. But he doesn't dislike Conan, though. What he dislikes is Akai and what he likes is celery (laughs)"
 
  
Q: "What are the scenes you want the public to pay attention to?"<br>
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Note 1: "Director Kodama Kenji directed Conan Movie 1 to 7"
A: "I guess that'd be the final action scene. And, also... Kuroda (laughs). It's a performance that can only be done in anime, so I want you to focus on Kuroda!"
 
  
Q: "Please tell us about Kazami Yuuya, who's appeared both in the movies and in the manga."<br>
 
A: "His initial design was with crumpled hair, but since he was PSB I thought a crew cut and an ill-behaved face would work better, and so I redid his design. Also, I had to write his age when I made him appear in Volume 94 of the manga. I talked about it with Sakurai-san, Amuro would indeed push someone older than him around... That's the kind of conversation we had. So we settled on him being 30 years old. Regarding his position, Kazami works in the MPD's PSB. Amuro is from the NPA so he's in a more privileged position. "
 
  
Q: "Is there something that leaves an impression in any of the episodes in which Amuro appears?"<br>
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'''Scriptwriter Sakurai'''<br>
A: "In the "Girls Band" (see Note 1) case, when he plays a guitar... I guess. He asks Sonoko to lend it to him and then plays it. Amuro can do anything... If Akai didn't exist then he'd be number one, though (laughs)."
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Born in 1970. Scriptwriter. He also was a movie producer at Toho. While he was in office, he received the 1st Yomiuri TV Scenario Great Award. He then became a freelancer scriptwriter. His representative works are the "Aibou (Pal)" TV series and the "Forensic Researcher Woman" TV series.  
  
Q: "So he can't defeat Akai?"<br>
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Q:"This is the 4th movie the script of which you write up after the 17th movie "Private Eye in the Distant Seas", the 19th movie "Sunflowers of Inferno" and the 20th movie, "The Darkest Nightmare". How did you begin to get involved with Conan and how did you receive the offer for this project?"<br>A: "At the time of "Private Eye in the Distant Seas", I think it was Producer Suwa (Michihiko) -san who contacted me, and I accepted the offer. It was an anime, so I thought of writing a story that couldn't be done in a normal film. After "The Darkest Nightmare", I was asked "When can you make a new script?" and I replied "I'm free in 1 year's time", that was how the offer came.
A: "I think Amuro is better at many things than Akai is. But he can't beat Akai. He might have a chance if it was a cooking contest, though... But if he has to match Akai, he might get nervous and fail."
 
  
Q: "Amuro, Bourbon and Furuya. Which of the triple faces do you like the most?"<br>
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Q: "What are the requests from Aoyama-sensei?"<br>A: "There weren't many. But regarding Amuro's view of love I was told to "please add this line". As well as "Add this scene with Azusa" or "Add this at the end". Not more than that. Most of it I wrote it up myself but I directly asked him if there were parts I didn't understand. How Amuro would interact with Conan, for example. I hadn't gotten a grasp of it yet...
A: "Hmmm... All of them... I guess? Readers ask me to "make Shinichi-kun appear more often!" but I think that he's always appearing, though. Because Conan-kun is Shinichi. Same as that. Amuro is Amuro, regardless of his "face". Ah. The way I draw his eyes when he's Bourbon is a bit different, though. But despite that Amuro is easy to draw. I just need to make the eyes into drooping eyes and he already looks like Amuro. Special drooping eyes and hair... I guess? Hmmm... That's easy (laughs)"
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Amuro doesn't yet know that Conan is Shinichi. But despite that, he supports him a lot and relies on him. I wanted to ask Sensei about what kind of distance feeling I should use."
  
Q: "Please tell us about Amuro's debut."<br>
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Q: "And what were the requests from Director Tachikawa?"<br>A: "It was a harder story at the beginning but he changed it from a hard story to a softer Conan episode. It was a bit more severe and nerve-wrecking world. But that wasn't the first Conan story that the director wanted to do. There were several conflicts with that."
A: "Truth to be told, Amuro wasn't from the Public Safety (PS) when he made his debut. He was actually a very bad guy. But when I was drawing the conclusion part of his debut episode (see Note 2) I thought that he was a cool guy, that I wanted him to be one of the good guys. So I suddenly changed that mid-way and turned him a PS guy. Since I was thinking of making a PS character appear. I wanted to make the case be something Amuro had set up to lure Kogorou out into the open but I gave up on that, too. "
 
  
Q: "If you hadn't changed his background then maybe this year's movie wouldn't have come to happen?"<br>
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Q: "What are Amuro's charms, in your opinion?"<br>A: "He has a wide mental capacity. If it's not someone with a lot of room in their heart then it's hard to live in 3 different world-views. You'll get crushed. Even as Furuya, even as Amuro and even as Bourbon, I think that his base is always the same. His feeling of justice as well, he just changes his form of expressing things. I guess that both shooting a gun and brewing coffee stem from the same feeling of justice.
A: "Good point. When I talked with Ikeda (Shuuichi) - san, I told him a character named Amuro would appear. And he answered "So you must've decided his voice by now...". Ah. It's obvious, then (laughs). So when I drew him having Furuya (Tooru) - san's voice in mind I thought that he was cool and ended up being PS. Glad that I did so.  His enmity with Akai was planned from the start. There was a lot of phases, like when I thought of naming him "Shiroi" (laughs)"
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Also, I personally like Furuya a lot, and being chose to, as a charge commander, write a story about Furuya and the PSB which hasn't appeared in the manga often was very exciting. I think it derives from him, even as Amuro, even as Bourbon and eaven as Furuya."
  
Q: "If you'd kept the initial background then we wouldn't have his real name of "Furuya Rei", then?"<br>
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Q: "Last question. What are the highlights of the movie?"<br>A:"At first you see through the viewpoint of Conan, the main protagonist, and then you see through Furuya's PoV, and if you see it from a 3rd PoV that'd be the culprit's... And they all look like different stories. And, also, there might be a 4th PoV...
A: "Maybe... When you say "Amuro", then "Ray (Rei)" comes to mind. Added the "Zero" from the PS and I thought "this is it!". Actually, that name is a bit old and the PS isn't named "Zero" nowadays. There's another, different name that we don't know. But that fanning of "a non-existent organization" is cool, and using Zero and Rei was good enough in my opinion hence why I used them."
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Also, when you see it the first time, as a hint to guess the culprit, I wish that you pay attention to the "screen within the screen". A TV screen or a PC screen might appear but pay attention to that "screen within the screen" which one normally oversees. We're using a lot of screens this time, so there might be news announced there or investigation materials, there are hints rolling in several "screens"."
  
Q: "I'd like of you to give a message to the fans who expect Amuro to have a lot of activity in the manga"<br>
 
A: "The manga will resume with Amuro and Akai so look forward to it (see Note 3). Kid Amuro will appear, and you'll know more about Elena-san. Coming soon! (laughs)"
 
  
Note 1: Volume 88 & Anime Episode 836 "The Unfriendly Girls Band (Part 1)"<br>
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Note 2: Volume 75 & Anime Episodes 667-668 "Weeding Eve"<br>
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Caution: "SPOILERS"<br>
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===Interview on News Zero===
We were show the draft of the first page of the new manga chapter to published with the resuming of the manga in 2018! Amuro and Akai facing each other with guns and their faces exposed... What happened here!?
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'''Date:''' April 11, 2018<br>
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'''Source:''' https://www.facebook.com/DCTheRedThread/videos/1813261475392464/?v=1813261475392464 <br>
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'''Furuya Tooru Interview'''<br>
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===Takarakuzu College Interview===
Furuya Tooru-san acts the role of a triple-faced man. He told us a lot of about the greatest parts of "Zero the enforcer" and the charms of each face!
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'''Date:''' April 15, 2018<br>
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'''Held at:''' Takarakuza College
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'''Source:''' https://forums.dctp.ws/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13477&sid=616cd36dc775283463d2b3ae591ca2a2<br>
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Q: "When you knew that Amuro Tooru would be the main character of "Zero the enforcer", how did you feel like?"<br>
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Q1) "Why did you change the manga style to the current one, compared to how it was on the beginnings?"<br>A1) "I wasn't conscious of that (laughs) I drew things like that!?"
A: "I was surprised that Amuro would get a big role in a movie again. I was happy about it, of course, but I thought it was fast. This time it's not a story with Akai so that's great! (laughs). When I said the word "Zero" in the teaser at the end of the "Crimson love letter", I did think that the face of Furuya Rei, from the PS would be the main protagonist. I like police stories, novels and series so I read "Metropolitan Police Department Public Safety J" novel by Suzumine Kouya-san. And I built up the mood as I waited for the script to be done.
 
  
Q: "What was your impression from reading the script?"<br>
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Q2) "What about Ran-chan's head?"<br>A2) "Everyone points that out to me (laughs). It happened to turn into that (laughs). I wanted a symbol-like thing, to be able to tell who it was from the silhouette. Like how I thought that my dad was wearing a hat the whole time (laughs)"
A: "The plot of this movie feels like a live-action series. It shows a lot of details about Japanese police and prosecution, so it was very interesting. And when the climax comes, it turns into an unprecedented calamity which Conan and Amuro solve together... I thought that very typical of "Detective Conan". And it was also to be expected that they'd involve a modern item similar to IoT (Internet of Things) appliances... It was a very timely and interesting story.  And he doesn't care what he has to do to protect the peace in Japan... The attitude of Furuya Rei, Public Safety Officer, makes you feel excited."
 
  
Q: "This movie's structure was about Amuro and Conan confronting each other, yet..."<br>
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Q3) "Shinichi and Ran have begun to date, but will there be a boyfriend-girlfriend-like interaction in the future?"<br>A3) "There'll be (laughs) Maybe they'll become a couple by next year's movie? Oh? (laughs)"
A: "I got to work together with Conan-kun in "The darkest nightmare" so I was open to do so. But in the trailers and teasers it has an atmosphere of a confrontation with Conan-kun... Thought this might be a bit troublesome (laughs). To begin with, having Mouri-sensei arrested, Amuro, his best disciple, should work to clear out the suspicions on him. Now's not the time to be cleansing the Poirot café (laughs). Conan-kun immediately sees through Amuro's backstage actions. It's pointed out in the cleansing scene towards the beginning of the movie. He really thinks that he's a incredible kid. Of course, Amuro forsakes Conan-kun without answering his questions. Afterwards, he monitors Conan's actions but at some point Kazami ends up being stalked by Conan... That flow of events is also very interesting, too."
 
  
Q: "Both of them have the same level of strength hence why the story moves into that direction."<br>
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Q4) "How's the chronology between the movies and the manga organized like? Is the "Crimson School Trip" after "The Crimson Love Letter"?"<br>A4) "I was troubled by that, actually. I did consult with the editor if I should depict it as Momiji firstly meeting Sonoko... Well, it came out well enough, no? (laughs) I don't think much about the chronology with the movies"
A: "Amuro recognizes Conan-kun's potential, and has total confidence on him. He feels that Conan is not a normal kid, but I guess he's closing into his true identity. Maybe he's realized 80% of the full picture..."
 
  
Q: "Please tell us about the answer to "that question" towards the end of the film."<br>
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Q5) "What's the tone of coloring you use for Amuro-san's and Heiji's skin color?"<br>A5) "The same! Number 51! (laughs) Everyone else uses Number 61, but I use Number 51 because it has a bigger grain! It doesn't get crushed, hence why Number 51 is the best!"
A: "When I read the script, I did realize that this would be the part that would make the fans excited. But I had doubts about how I should deliver that line. I did dig down the script while looking at the placeholder footage but I hesitated again. At first I thought of a softer and sweeter feeling... And in the rehearsals on the dubbing day I spoke with a different tone of strength, different to what I had in mind. It had a serious atmosphere to it and a feeling of newfound strength, "now I'm going to go for it"...  Shifting the gear while gripping the handle and make the engine roar... It was acting that emerged from within that flow of events."
 
  
Q: "It became a powerful acting indeed."<br>
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Q6) "Shinichi said he wanted to become the Heisei (Note 1) Sherlock Holmes, but will Conan end during the Heisei Period?"<br>A6) "No, if the period name changes then I'll nonchalantly change it to the new period's Holmes (laughs) I should also nonchalantly insert a line about that (laughs)"<br>Note 1: Heisei - Period from 1989 to the present, indicating rule of current Emperor, Akihito
A: "Yes. I did think it was a bit too powerful, but Matsui Naoko-san, Sonoko's VA, sitting next to me, told me "You pierced through my heart!". She was looking at me with a glance typical of Sonoko (laughs). I thought "Ah. This is how I should do it" and acted on the real dubbing with that feeling. "
 
  
Q: "What scenes would you like the audience to specially focus on?"<br>
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Q7) "Did you intend to make Amuro Tooru appear when you made Akai Shuuichi debut?"<br>A7) "Well, I did have the idea in a corner of my head! I did think of making a rival character or worthy opponent! I actually thought of naming him "Shiroi" (laughs). But I thought it might be a bit odd so I went for Amuro (laughs)"
A: "The climax, but of course. It's a scale that can't happen in reality, and it has incredible force to it. Speaking of which, the RX-7 might break again... Everyone said it was such a waste of tax money (laughs). The RX-7 is a very stylish and cool car, and I'm glad that the plate number is my birthday, yet... Thinking in real terms, I guess that not being obsessed with the RX-7 would make Amuro better (laughs)"
 
  
Caption: "Towards the end. Amuro answers "that question" from Conan while gazing to the front. An acting in which Furuya-san devoted his whole body to. Check it out in the theaters!
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Q8) "Amuro-san asked Azusa-san about her plans for Christmas before the break, though?"<br>A8) "Amuro was saying "Not really", Azusa might've said (laughs) then you could switch work shifts with me? (laughs)"
  
Q: "What left you an impression during the dubbing?"<br>
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Q9) There was a scene featuring them in "Zero the Enforcer," though?"<br>A9) I did draw that scene!
A: "The acting in the car action scenes was hard. You must feel a very strong shock on your body so there was a lot of ad-lib. But despite that we had no meeting previous to the rehearsals, (Takayama) Minami-san and I added our ad-lib with perfect timing. I was surprised. It was so perfect, to the point I thought "I want this one to be used"! I thought that I and Minami-san had the same sensibility so I was glad. Also, Amuro had faces I'd never seen on him during the car chases. Nevertheless, Matsui-san told me "No, this is good enough!"... So I thought "is that so?" (laughs). I tried to add a bit of an aberrant ad-lib matching the scene but it didn't seem necessary so I didn't do so when the actual dubbing."
 
  
Q: "Are there some points in the acting which you were particular about?<br>
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Q10) "A normal Conan cases is 3 chapters, but do you decide the length beforehand?"<br>A10) "I always have the rough idea that a case will be 3 chapters long. But long cases like the "Crimson School Trip" are 5-6 chapters long... At times like that I go... "Well, this'll be a serial murder, then!" (laughs)
A: "The "Bourbon" facet of Amuro doesn't appear on this film, but there are 2 acting patterns for Amuro and Furuya so I wrote some big marks on the script's lines. For example, the supermarket scene... When he's talking with Azusa-san he's Amuro so I wrote the katakana "A"... When he begins to talk to Kazami he turns into Furuya so I wrote the "kou (public)" from "kouan (public safety)"... Almost all scenes had such marks on them, I thought I had to change my tone depending on the position and who he's talking to. I didn't use "an (safety)" from "kouan" for Amuro because that'd make it very confusing."
 
  
Caption: "Amuro's face during the car action which surprised Furuya-san. There were descriptions in the script. "Has a drive technique like that of a demon". "Drive technique that's like aided by the divine."
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Q11) "Why is Amuro-san so popular?"<br>A11) "Well... I dunno (laughs). Why, I wonder (laughs). Maybe the fact that he can't beat Akai makes him popular (laughs) That might be it (laughs)."
  
Q: "Please tell us about Amuro's right-hand man, Kazami Yuuya."<br>
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Q12) "The last question in "Zero the Enforcer" was a great!"<br>A12) "Glad to know (laughs) I told them to add that one (laughs)!"
A: "In "The darkest nightmare" I thought of Kazami as someone with whom he always shared information. But it'd seem that's not the case. Furuya works in the NPA, Kazami in the MPD. Their ranks are different. I also had in mind the distance during acting. And to begin with, the "Zero" organization is shrouded in mysteries. I'd like of them to make a film that goes into more detail into that (laughs). I guess that holding strength is a new charm of Amuro. Kazami understands the power the PS has and thinks that all means must be used to solve cases. On the other hand, Amuro doesn't use it and readies other means. Amuro has a strong belief that that's how the PS should be like. There might be scenes with him telling that to Kazami. Kazami often refers to him as "Furuya-san"... It feels exciting whenever he does so (laughs). I'm used to being called "Amuro" but I've still not got used to being called "Furuya"... "
 
  
Caption: "Scotch's death, which was the start of his feud with Akai. Amuro thinks that Akai gave Scotch a gun and drove him to suicide, but the truth is... (Episode 867)
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Q13) "What were the good things of becoming a mangaka?"<br>A13) "You earn a lot of money (laughs) You can eat juicy stuff (laughs). But you get less sleeping time... But now I sleep a lot! (laughs)"
  
Q: "Please tell us about recent dubbing for the TV anime episodes."<br>
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Q14) "If Conan goes back to being Shinichi, how will he relate to those around him?"<br>A14) "I can't tell you that (laughs) I almost made a slip (laughs)"
A: "What I most clearly remember was a meeting after the dubbing. Ikeda (Shuuichi)-san, Koyama (Momi)-san. I had drinks with them, it was fun (laughs). I thought it was something typical of "Conan". I put care in the acting in the flashback scenes of the 866-867 episodes "The stage of betrayal".  The enmity with Akai steams from that point. He's caught in the idea of "A man of Akai's level should've been able to help Scotch flee without having him suicide"... But he himself was actually to blame. Maybe he'll realize that truth one day? How will I act his mental state when that happens...? I actually think it's a bit scary. Building my own feelings while acting is the hardest part. The role of Amuro must be worked out while hesitating. There's a worth in doing it."  
 
  
Q: "Which of Amuro's triple faces do you specially like?"<br>
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Q15) "Are you planning on drawing that?"<br>A15) "Well, let's see... I do (laughs)"
A: "My favorite one is that one which bets his life in protecting the nation of Japan, the face of Furuya Rei. He's a hero of justice. He has a lot of actions to show his skills, and he's got a lot of cool lines. I've been working as an anime voice actor because I wanted to become a hero. With Furuya's role, I can fully enjoy that. But when he has to deal with Akai, he suddenly turns child-like. There's also what happened with Scotch, and his emotions jump forward. That also can be called a charm of him, but..."
 
  
Q:"What about his face as Bourbon?"<br>
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Q16) "How do you decide the codenames of the BO members?"<br>A16) "Gin was an idea by an assistant, he said he looked Gin... I was like "really?" (laughs). As for Vermouth, I was told to use Vermouth (laughs) I get directed a lot by my assistants, although not that much (laughs)"
A: "Bourbon has a hold of Vermouth's secret so these two have an interesting relationship. I've known Koyama-san for a long time, and we both admit our job as actors, so it's a very easy thing to do and very fun as well."
 
  
Q: "What about his face as Amuro Tooru?"<br>
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Q17) "Why did you make Hattori Heiji dark-skinned?"<br>A17) "I wanted to make him the complete inverse of Shinichi (laughs)! I thought that'd be a dark-skinned character, then (laughs). But my assistants disliked the idea. They said it was annoying to draw! (laughs)"
A: "He's strong at boxing, he's good at the guitar, he can cook... It's very fun to become a character who has many parts that you yourself don't have. Amuro is very popular among the girls, isn't he? I was told during this work "He's popular among the JK (high school girls)" which made me very happy. I feel like I've gone back to my young days (laughs). Amuro has 3 faces to him, so he alone can have 3 different experiences. He's a very charming character."
 
  
Q: "What kind of activity can we expect from Amuro in the future stories?"<br>
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Q18) "I think the best part about your work, Sensei, is that you don't kill the criminals and have them live to atone for their sins but why did you make the culprit of Moonlight Sonata die?"<br>A18) "I thought that an occasional exception would do fine (laughs) It was a necessary victim so that Conan could tell Hattori that he's not perfect and that he actually "killed" someone (laughs)"
A: "He solves cases using his erudition and deductive abilities, but I'd also wish of him to use his physical abilities to shine as well. Because, you know, heroes are made through battling. I'd also like of him to close into the core of the organization's mysteries. I'd like of his child look to appear, too, but I don't wish to do his voice acting again (laughs). "
 
  
Q: "Please give a message to the fans!"<br>
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Q19) "All the movies always have some scenes drawn by you, Sensei, but do you decide which ones you want to draw?"<br>A19) "Yes! I put a circle in the storyboard that Director Tachikawa gave me to indicate I'd draw those! (laughs) I generally draw the scenes which have lines that I thought of (laughs)!"
A: "In "Zero the enforcer" I acted with Amuro, the though and adult man, as the theme. I'd like of you to come to the theaters. And to savor his charm many, many times in the big screen. There are some "numbers" I must protect even if I stake my life on it (laughs). So I'm counting on you all!"
 
  
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Q20) "What's the origin of Conan's "there's only one truth" amongst the famous lines of the manga?"<br>A20) "It was actually a coincidence, in the chapter of Heiji's debut Shinichi said "because there's only one truth", and at about the same time the anime came up with "there's always one truth", so it really was a coincidence (laughs)."
Born July 31. From Kanazawa Prefecture. Affiliated to Aoni Productions. Representative titles are "Star of the Giants" as Hoshi Hyuuma. "Mobile Suit Gundam" as Amuro Ray. "Saint Seiya" as Pegasus Seiya. "ONE PIECE" as Sabo. Among others. In "Detective Conan" he acted in various roles such as in "The Private Eyes' Requiem" before becoming Amuro Tooru.
 
  
'''Takaya Minami Interview'''<br>
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Q21) "What works did you use as reference when making up the character of Amuro Tooru?"<br>A21) "I often say that Akai looks like Char, but Amuro is Amuro (laughs). Amuro's an original character (laughs)"
Edogawa Conan Role
 
  
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Q22) "What are the characters that are easier to draw and harder to draw within your works?"<br>A22) "Kaitou Kid is hard to draw, yes... And Amuro is easy to draw (laughs). Akai is hard, but Amuro has a special feeling to him (laughs)"
Born May 5th. From Tokyo Prefecture. Representative titles are "Kiki's Delivery Service" as Kiki. "Rantaro" as Inatera Rantaro. "YAIBA" as Kurogane Yaiba. And others. Narrator, western movies dubbing. She continues to work in recitations.
 
  
Q: "What was your impression when you read the script of "Zero the enforcer"?"<br>
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Q23) "What are the origins of Kaitou Kid?"<br>A23) "At first he was unpopular with the chief editor (laughs). Saying he wasn't fashionable at all (laughs).
A: "I felt like it was a human drama TV series. Truth and justice, and the exciting clash between humans. That was my impression. Regardless of the main axis being Amuro VS Conan. I felt excitement in many parts. Director Tachikawa hadn't been involved in "Detective Conan" before but the displays of natural phenomena and emotions were splendid. A new door was opened."
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There was "Cats Eye" (see note) as high school thiefs at the time. the youngest sister was a high school student. Yet there wasn't a guy thief so I thought I could come up with one of my own (laughs). I was faster so I won (laughs)."<br>Note: "Cat's Eye", manga about a group of 3 sisters who steal works from a fictional European artist.
  
Q: "Please tell us the best spots of the film."<br>
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Q24) "Why did you think of making the heroine strong instead of weak?"<br>A24) "I guess it's because I wanted to draw karate scenes (laughs). Thought that a strong heroine would be fun (laughs). Conan-kun shrunk so he needed someone strong next to him else he'd be in trouble... Or so I thought (laughs)
A: "The interactions between persons are full of good spots. When the climax grows close, listening to them feels better. And, of course, Amuro-san's charm. I think you'll get to know a lot more about him in this film. The interactions, which feel like a speech play, are very exciting. What part of it it's lies, what part of it it's true... "Amuro-san might be the enemy this time around". But one wants to figure out if he really is the enemy. To prove that he's not a bad person. You suspect him to believe him, and while earning evidence and confidence one by one, you go on crushing your doubts about him.  
 
  
That's how I felt once we finished the dubbing, and I got the impression that he was an innocent person. A very pure, innocent, and pure white person. That was my impression of him. Of course, he has many faces to him but there's a very strong belief to the point all of those get removed. A strong feeling, that past "truth" and "justice" there's the feeling of "protecting". You seek the truth to protect, and you seek the justice because you want to protect. Both fight to protect what's dear to each one of them. The biggest theme in this film is "protecting", or so I thought. All of the characters have that feeling on them.
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Q25) "What scenes were fun to draw and which were hard to draw?"<br>A25) "A fun one was that final two-page spread of the Kiyomizu Temple (laughs). The background was drawn by a Takarazuka college alumni, and they spent about 1 day to draw it up. (laughs) I only drew Shinichi and Ran (laughs). That scene was fun.  
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The Bell Tree Express scenes were hard to draw (laughs)"
  
I think that Fukuyama Masuharu-san's main vocal song was made in order to make you feel that. So I'm very thankful to him for that."
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Q26) "Why is it that the characters' clothing is so fashionable?"<br>A26) "I used to buy a lot of clothes at Anan or Non-no or CanCam (laughs). Amuro often appears in the latest cases so they asked me to think up Amuro's clothing (laughs). I have them think of making files about the clothes in every case."
  
Q: "Did it feel good to act as Conan, the one who confronts Amuro?"<br>
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Q27) "Are there plans for a movie focused on Shinichi and Ran?"<br>A27) "I wonder about that (laughs) I dunno but I can't say too much into this (laughs) oh well, look forward to it (laughs)"
A: "Uncle Kogorou is suddenly arrested, and behind that incident, Amuro, whom he fought together with in "The darkest nightmare", is involved. So he can't be as cool and rational as he always is. So he's unable to properly control his emotions, and he might speak louder than he usually does... There was a part in the dubbing in which he reflects upon that muttering "Crap. I gotta chill it..."."
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Q: "Kuroda Hyoue, one of the RUM candidates, has also appeared on this film, yet..."<br>
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=== "Truth in Zero" Booklet ===
A: "I was surprised when I first saw the poster at how Superintendent Kuroda was drawn in such a big size. But I actually don't think he's a bad person. I was excited during the film, but he's probably..."
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'''Date:''' April 24, 2018
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Q: "Please give us a message to the readers to wrap up."<br>
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===Amuro Toru/Bourbon/Furuya Rei Secret Archives PLUS===
A: "Please watch the film while paying attention to all that's said. Police, prosecution, Public Safety... Even if hard to understand words appear, I think you'll eventually understand them as you go on watching the film. For the difficult parts, research on them and go see the film again. I think that that'll make you enjoy it way further. Including the guests (characters), all characters' breathing and pulsations can be felt. It's a very exciting film! Please enjoy it!"
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'''Date:''' May 7, 2018
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'''Source:''' [https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m_ZJZPPPiAgmUFdNVSyq0eErBWaXvZRD Raw]  [https://forums.dctp.ws/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13485&sid=96a6ac5d2f0559501c0debf19559942f Translation]<br>
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'''Ueto Aya Comments'''<br>
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Furuya Tooru
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Takayama Minami & Guest VAs [Ueno Aya + Hakata Daikichi]
Born September 14th. From Tokyo Prefecture. TV series, movies, western movie dubbing, CMs. Works in many genres. It's been 12 years since her previous role in "Detective Conan".
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"Kyouko is a role with breadth, so at first I acted naturally without creating too much of a character. Towards the end, I made voices that even I was surprised at. I like the relationship between Conan-kun and Ran-chan in "Detective Conan" since a long time ago. It's lonely to be unable to meet them, but having the one you like be there next to you to protect you is very beautiful, or so I think."
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Nobuo Tobita (Kazami VA) + Yukimasa Kishino (Kuroda VA)
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'''Hakata Daikichi Comments'''<br>
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Tachikawa Yuzuru (Movie Director)
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Sakurai Takeharu (M22 scriptwriter)
Born October 3rd. From Fukuoka Prefecture. He's appeared in many variety shows as a comedian, is a regular participant in info programs.
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"I thought that Haba was the stubborn type so I prepared thoroughly for the role. I'd like of you to see him without having "Daikichi!" on mind (laughs). I think it's amazing that "Detective Conan" has gone through with the same style for over 20 years' time. The movie "Magician of the Silver Sky" where they make a plane land dumbfounded me indeed!"
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'''Translated by:''' Spimer<br>
  
'''Tobita Nobuo Interview'''<br>
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'''Gosho Aoyama interview'''<br>
Kazami Yuuya Role
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Gosho Aoyama Special Interview
  
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We interview the creator of "Detective Conan", Aoyama Gousho-sensei. We will ask about secrets of the 22nd movie, about the birth of Amuro Tooru and important details.
Born November 6th. From Ibaraki Prefecture. Representative titles: "Mobile Suit Gundam Z" as Camille Bidan. "Chibi Maruko-chan" as Maruo-kun. Mr. Osamatsu as Dayon. Others. Has also done dubbing of several western movies.
 
  
Q: "Please tell us about how you acted the role of Kazami in "The darkest nightmare"."<br>
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Q: "How was the theme of "Zero the enforcer" decided?" <br>
A: "It was the first time I took part in an [animated] film. The role's name was Kazami Yuuya so I made the connection at once (laughs). It was a position similar to an subordinate to Amuro-san, so it had a feeling that your body tightened. My biggest impression was when he did a handshake with Inspector Megure at the end of the movie. He's an elite, but a good person who has normal feelings."
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A: "Sakurai Takeharu-san, the scriptwriter, made a draft about cyber terrorism. And we talked about that Amuro from the Public Safety Bureau would get involved if that was the topic. I did think it was fast, since it hasn't been long since "The darkest nightmare". But, oh well, Amuro is popular so... (laughs)"
  
Q: "And Kazami appears again in this new movie, "Zero the enforcer"."<br>
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Q: "What are the portions in this film that you yourself suggested?"<br>
A: "What I had on mind was his relation with Amuro-san. How much feeling of a distance there is. It was certain that he had respect for Amuro, but there was hesitation too. As if I was but one of many men in reserve (laughs). Furuya-san, who voices Amuro, is my senpai (senior) as well so I acted the role as if my actual relationship was being projected in the film."
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A: "There's many. In drawing terms, I asked to change Amuro's glances depending on when he was Bourbon or when he was Furuya. "That question" at the end was added because I asked them to do so. Everyone was wondering about it so I thought of adding it on the movie. Sakurai-san said "eeeehh!?" when I told him, though (laughs). But Amuro talks to Conan and Conan asks him about that... That natural flow of things was made by Sakurai-san. Despite that it was unreasonable request. As expected of him."
  
Q: "What are the charm points of Amuro?"<br>
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Q: "Looks like there'll be a lot of people who'll be going to theaters to know the answer to "that question"..."<br>
A: "His boldness and his high abilities... And the mysterious air he has. He feels like a gentle man but is very deep in character, you might think he's hard but that's not the case. He seems to be talkative but it'd seem he doesn't show his true portions at all."
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A: "Ah-hah-hah-hah (laughs) Really? There's also the talk between Amuro and Azusa at the supermarket... I thought of the whole idea myself. They added it word by word. Since their combination is very popular, too!"
  
Q: "What about Kazami, whom you voice?"<br>
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Q: "What scenes did you draw the keyframes of?"<br>
A: "From his looks, he brings on the mood of someone capable (laughs). Looks like he could do fighting sports. He still doesn't show a smile from his heart and he's not frank but hints of that are depicted in the movie, and I think he gives out a realistic feeling of existence."
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A: "The scene with the answer to "that question", and I've got to draw the final scene between Amuro and Conan. Since Director Tachikawa Yuzuru said he can't tell what kind of face Conan is making at the end. So I told him that I'd draw it (laughs). Compared to previous films, I haven't drawn that many this year. So that's why I also look forward to its completion."
  
Q: "Please give a message to the readers to wrap up."<br>
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Q: "What do you think of the developments leading Conan and Amuro to clash with each other?"<br>
A: "I think it's a movie that you want to see again with someone else after you see it. It's a must-see for Conan fans, and people new to the series will like it too!"[/spoiler]
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A: "I didn't make any requests about that. They said that it felt interesting if Amuro acted like a foe. And the balance of his relationship with Conan is good, too. The line of "I... I have two men who are scarier me." was written by Sakurai-san. He means Conan and Akai.  I thought it was well-played (laughed). Ah. But he doesn't dislike Conan, though. What he dislikes is Akai and what he likes is celery (laughs)"
  
'''Kishino Yukimasa Interview'''<br>
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Q: "What are the scenes you want the public to pay attention to?"<br>
Kuroda Hyoue Role
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A: "I guess that'd be the final action scene. And, also... Kuroda (laughs). It's a performance that can only be done in anime, so I want you to focus on Kuroda!"
  
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Q: "Please tell us about Kazami Yuuya, who's appeared both in the movies and in the manga."<br>
Born October 21st. From Tokyo Prefecture. Representatives works. "ONE PIECE" as Higuma. "Dragon Ball Z" as Burter. "SLAM DUNK" as Uozomi Jun. Others. Dubbing of western movies, narration roles, plays.
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A: "His initial design was with crumpled hair, but since he was PSB I thought a crew cut and an ill-behaved face would work better, and so I redid his design. Also, I had to write his age when I made him appear in Volume 94 of the manga. I talked about it with Sakurai-san, Amuro would indeed push someone older than him around... That's the kind of conversation we had. So we settled on him being 30 years old. Regarding his position, Kazami works in the MPD's PSB. Amuro is from the NPA so he's in a more privileged position. "
  
Q: "Please tell us about when you were chosen to voice Kuroda Hyoue."<br>
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Q: "Is there something that leaves an impression in any of the episodes in which Amuro appears?"<br>
A: "Kuroda firstly appeared in Episode 810 of the anime "The darkness of the prefecture police (part 1)". The case involving the woodpeckers. When I read the script, I did think he was scary and hesitated if I could do it (laughs). He's a cop but has many mysteries to him, you can't tell if he's a good a guy or a bad guy... I did fumble a bit with my acting.
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A: "In the "Girls Band" (see Note 1) case, when he plays a guitar... I guess. He asks Sonoko to lend it to him and then plays it. Amuro can do anything... If Akai didn't exist then he'd be number one, though (laughs)."
  
Q: "How did you feel when you knew that he would be featured in a movie?"<br>
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Q: "So he can't defeat Akai?"<br>
A: "I was surprised when seeing the poster. Seeing how big he was in there, I wondered what he'd do in the movie (laughs)"
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A: "I think Amuro is better at many things than Akai is. But he can't beat Akai. He might have a chance if it was a cooking contest, though... But if he has to match Akai, he might get nervous and fail."
  
Q: "What's the scene in this movie that left a biggest impression on you?"<br>
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Q: "Amuro, Bourbon and Furuya. Which of the triple faces do you like the most?"<br>
A: "That word he uttered (laughs). I can't give out details, but it's a scene which I'd like of you to see many times and check out. It's a scene that will link to future [happenings] in "Detective Conan". Aoyama-sensei sure thinks up of interesting things."
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A: "Hmmm... All of them... I guess? Readers ask me to "make Shinichi-kun appear more often!" but I think that he's always appearing, though. Because Conan-kun is Shinichi. Same as that. Amuro is Amuro, regardless of his "face". Ah. The way I draw his eyes when he's Bourbon is a bit different, though. But despite that Amuro is easy to draw. I just need to make the eyes into drooping eyes and he already looks like Amuro. Special drooping eyes and hair... I guess? Hmmm... That's easy (laughs)"
  
Q: "What are the charm of points of Amuro, who'll be very active?"<br>
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Q: "Please tell us about Amuro's debut."<br>
A: "It's interesting to see how he has 3 faces to him. Not only as an actor. I also want to follow his activities as a reader."
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A: "Truth to be told, Amuro wasn't from the Public Safety (PS) when he made his debut. He was actually a very bad guy. But when I was drawing the conclusion part of his debut episode (see Note 2) I thought that he was a cool guy, that I wanted him to be one of the good guys. So I suddenly changed that mid-way and turned him a PS guy. Since I was thinking of making a PS character appear. I wanted to make the case be something Amuro had set up to lure Kogorou out into the open but I gave up on that, too. "
  
Q: "How about Kuroda, whom you voice?"<br>
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Q: "If you hadn't changed his background then maybe this year's movie wouldn't have come to happen?"<br>
A: "I think that the best about him is that he's shrouded in mysteries. I'd like to do a gag-like scene with Kuroda, but... I guess they won't allow me to do so (laughs). I'd like to voice him as a fun old guy someday."
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A: "Good point. When I talked with Ikeda (Shuuichi) - san, I told him a character named Amuro would appear. And he answered "So you must've decided his voice by now...". Ah. It's obvious, then (laughs). So when I drew him having Furuya (Tooru) - san's voice in mind I thought that he was cool and ended up being PS. Glad that I did so.  His enmity with Akai was planned from the start. There was a lot of phases, like when I thought of naming him "Shiroi" (laughs)"
  
Q: "Please give a message to the readers to wrap up."<br>
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Q: "If you'd kept the initial background then we wouldn't have his real name of "Furuya Rei", then?"<br>
A: "I'm really looking forward to future developments. Please, make sure to come see the movie!"
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A: "Maybe... When you say "Amuro", then "Ray (Rei)" comes to mind. Added the "Zero" from the PS and I thought "this is it!". Actually, that name is a bit old and the PS isn't named "Zero" nowadays. There's another, different name that we don't know. But that fanning of "a non-existent organization" is cool, and using Zero and Rei was good enough in my opinion hence why I used them."
  
'''Tachikawa Yuzuru Interview'''<br>
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Q: "I'd like of you to give a message to the fans who expect Amuro to have a lot of activity in the manga"<br>
Movie "Zero the enforcer" Director
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A: "The manga will resume with Amuro and Akai so look forward to it (see Note 3). Kid Amuro will appear, and you'll know more about Elena-san. Coming soon! (laughs)"
  
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Note 1: Volume 88 & Anime Episode 836 "The Unfriendly Girls Band (Part 1)"<br>
Animation director, theatre director, "Death Billiard" movie on 2013 (original idea, script, direction), worked on TV series based on it on 2015 (original idea, direction, series structuring). Representative works: "Terror in Resonance" (Assitant Director), "Mob Psycho" (Director), and others.
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Note 2: Volume 75 & Anime Episodes 667-668 "Weeding Eve"<br>
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Note 3: File 1009 of the manga, to be published in Issue #20, 2018 of Shonen Sunday
  
Q: "Please tell us how you were appointed director of this move."<br>
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Caution: "SPOILERS"<br>
A: "As part of a Ministry of Culture project, I made an anime movie named "Death Billiard". Then, the Conan Chief Producer, Suwa Michihiko-san, liked my work at lot. A few years later, he contacted me and asked me to direct an anime film. I'd never worked as director of a movie from a long series so I thought I might as well try it out. I joined the project since the plot was completed."
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We were show the draft of the first page of the new manga chapter to published with the resuming of the manga in 2018! Amuro and Akai facing each other with guns and their faces exposed... What happened here!?
  
Q: "Had you read the manga of "Detective Conan" before?"<br>
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'''Furuya Tooru Interview'''<br>
A: "When I was in elementary school, I read it on the "Shonen Sunday" magazine. In terms of generations, his previous work "YAIBA" was right on. Young elementary students love sword play, don't they (laughs). I made the "Wind God Ball" and "Thunder God Ball" from "YAIBA" and played with them. So I really liked his works. I had fun with them.
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Furuya Tooru-san acts the role of a triple-faced man. He told us a lot of about the greatest parts of "Zero the enforcer" and the charms of each face!
  
When I was appointed director, I checked out the manga again and I re-confirmed that it was something that could be enjoyed even from the point of view of an adult. The way the foreshadowing is revealed is great. What really impressed me was the "Scarlet" series when Akai returned, Volumes 84 to 85. I went back to re-read Volumes 58-59 when Akai died (laughs). The "Scarlet" series also excited me with the Amuro episodes. Two men with double faces investigating each other, Conan is involved, and they problem is dodged skillfully."
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Q: "When you knew that Amuro Tooru would be the main character of "Zero the enforcer", how did you feel like?"<br>
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A: "I was surprised that Amuro would get a big role in a movie again. I was happy about it, of course, but I thought it was fast. This time it's not a story with Akai so that's great! (laughs). When I said the word "Zero" in the teaser at the end of the "Crimson love letter", I did think that the face of Furuya Rei, from the PS would be the main protagonist. I like police stories, novels and series so I read "Metropolitan Police Department Public Safety J" novel by Suzumine Kouya-san. And I built up the mood as I waited for the script to be done.
  
Q: "It's the first time you're involved with the "Detective Conan" movies. What things did you have in mind?"<br>
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Q: "What was your impression from reading the script?"<br>
A: "I thought of making use of the established portions of the series. I did hesitate on how much freedom I had to leave my own imprint. I think that what makes "Conan" attractive is its characters. So I wanted to make more depictions of the characters' personalities. I did purposely have in mind to make action and movements which brought out the flavor of the characters.  
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A: "The plot of this movie feels like a live-action series. It shows a lot of details about Japanese police and prosecution, so it was very interesting. And when the climax comes, it turns into an unprecedented calamity which Conan and Amuro solve together... I thought that very typical of "Detective Conan". And it was also to be expected that they'd involve a modern item similar to IoT (Internet of Things) appliances... It was a very timely and interesting story.  And he doesn't care what he has to do to protect the peace in Japan... The attitude of Furuya Rei, Public Safety Officer, makes you feel excited."
  
Of course, Conan and Amuro are the core, and I also took care in the sub-characters supporting them. I like Professor Agasa and the Detective Boys so I think I put a lot of strength on them (laughs). There are additional scenes added from suggestions by Aoyama-sensei. We added scenes showing the daily life of the characters, which I'm glad of. When I talked with Takayama Minami-san after the dubbing, she told me that instead of having the scenario make them act, put focus on making the characters feel alive. That's what I also thought so I felt relaxed when she told me."
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Q: "This movie's structure was about Amuro and Conan confronting each other, yet..."<br>
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A: "I got to work together with Conan-kun in "The darkest nightmare" so I was open to do so. But in the trailers and teasers it has an atmosphere of a confrontation with Conan-kun... Thought this might be a bit troublesome (laughs). To begin with, having Mouri-sensei arrested, Amuro, his best disciple, should work to clear out the suspicions on him. Now's not the time to be cleansing the Poirot café (laughs). Conan-kun immediately sees through Amuro's backstage actions. It's pointed out in the cleansing scene towards the beginning of the movie. He really thinks that he's a incredible kid. Of course, Amuro forsakes Conan-kun without answering his questions. Afterwards, he monitors Conan's actions but at some point Kazami ends up being stalked by Conan... That flow of events is also very interesting, too."
  
Q: "It'd seem that you made the image boards following your inclinations as director. Right?"<br>
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Q: "Both of them have the same level of strength hence why the story moves into that direction."<br>
A: "It's an adult-like story, so creating a realistic atmosphere in the screen makes it easier to blend with the story, or so I thought. We hired the illustrator Loundware and they made the space. And they created some grand and colorful image boards. During the making, we put a lot of emphasis in sunset and rainy scenes. In terms of beauty direction, we gave them photos to tell them the colors we wanted.  
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A: "Amuro recognizes Conan-kun's potential, and has total confidence on him. He feels that Conan is not a normal kid, but I guess he's closing into his true identity. Maybe he's realized 80% of the full picture..."
  
We asked them to swing color with force in those spots that are supposed to leave a strong impression. For example, the scene when Amuro is called a murderer, it it were expression of anger shining in the faces, then it wouldn't create an atmosphere (laughs)Rain falling from cloud skies, evening and the night... There's a lot of darkened scenes. "
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Q: "Please tell us about the answer to "that question" towards the end of the film."<br>
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A: "When I read the script, I did realize that this would be the part that would make the fans excited. But I had doubts about how I should deliver that line. I did dig down the script while looking at the placeholder footage but I hesitated again. At first I thought of a softer and sweeter feeling... And in the rehearsals on the dubbing day I spoke with a different tone of strength, different to what I had in mind. It had a serious atmosphere to it and a feeling of newfound strength, "now I'm going to go for it"..Shifting the gear while gripping the handle and make the engine roar... It was acting that emerged from within that flow of events."
  
Caption: When Kazami mutters "That Amuro man you speak of is a murderer", rain falls from the cloudy skies... The gloomy skies leave an impression. (Movie 22)
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Q: "It became a powerful acting indeed."<br>
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A: "Yes. I did think it was a bit too powerful, but Matsui Naoko-san, Sonoko's VA, sitting next to me, told me "You pierced through my heart!". She was looking at me with a glance typical of Sonoko (laughs). I thought "Ah. This is how I should do it" and acted on the real dubbing with that feeling. "
  
(Continuation of previous question)<br>
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Q: "What scenes would you like the audience to specially focus on?"<br>
A: "Actually, darkened scenes are easier to make. Sunsets are hard. The light from the side is strong, so the shadows are harder to make. Entering in the shadows and in the light, calculations are needed. There are evening action scenes too. Conan slides beneath a truck, comes into the shadow, and comes out into a bright spot... We use light and shadow as concepts in the whole of this movie. Conan is light and Amuro is shadow. So light hits Conan and Amuro has shadows on him. There are lot of scenes like that."
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A: "The climax, but of course. It's a scale that can't happen in reality, and it has incredible force to it. Speaking of which, the RX-7 might break again... Everyone said it was such a waste of tax money (laughs). The RX-7 is a very stylish and cool car, and I'm glad that the plate number is my birthday, yet... Thinking in real terms, I guess that not being obsessed with the RX-7 would make Amuro better (laughs)"
  
Q: "Please tell us about Conan and Amuro, who clash in the film."<br>
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Caption: "Towards the end. Amuro answers "that question" from Conan while gazing to the front. An acting in which Furuya-san devoted his whole body to. Check it out in the theaters!
A: "Conan is always straight to the point, and is moved by the feeling that there shouldn't be sacrifices for the sake of justice. From the point of view of Amuro, who's going to do anything to protect Japan, Conan might seem immature in his opinion. But from a point of view of the movie, Conan wants to make justice prevail without ever having to sacrifice anyone to achieve it.
 
  
Amuro, though, has some inconsistencies within him. We focus on the darkest portions that he has. But if we bring out too much of it, the feeling of "Detective Conan" will be lost, so that made it hard on how to depict him.Since there are many portions of him that we still don't know. What kind of past he had, what kind of family was it, what kind of life he lived... There also moments in which you dunno what he's thinking of."
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Q: "What left you an impression during the dubbing?"<br>
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A: "The acting in the car action scenes was hard. You must feel a very strong shock on your body so there was a lot of ad-lib. But despite that we had no meeting previous to the rehearsals, (Takayama) Minami-san and I added our ad-lib with perfect timing. I was surprised. It was so perfect, to the point I thought "I want this one to be used"! I thought that I and Minami-san had the same sensibility so I was glad. Also, Amuro had faces I'd never seen on him during the car chases. Nevertheless, Matsui-san told me "No, this is good enough!"... So I thought "is that so?" (laughs). I tried to add a bit of an aberrant ad-lib matching the scene but it didn't seem necessary so I didn't do so when the actual dubbing."
  
Caption:"Amuro enters in the Poirot, wrapped in shadows, while Conan is illuminated by the sunset which feels like it's burning. The concept of light and shadows can be felt here, too. (Movie 22)"
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Q: "Are there some points in the acting which you were particular about?<br>
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A: "The "Bourbon" facet of Amuro doesn't appear on this film, but there are 2 acting patterns for Amuro and Furuya so I wrote some big marks on the script's lines. For example, the supermarket scene... When he's talking with Azusa-san he's Amuro so I wrote the katakana "A"... When he begins to talk to Kazami he turns into Furuya so I wrote the "kou (public)" from "kouan (public safety)"... Almost all scenes had such marks on them, I thought I had to change my tone depending on the position and who he's talking to. I didn't use "an (safety)" from "kouan" for Amuro because that'd make it very confusing."  
  
Q: "Please tell us about the charm of Amuro's triple face and how you depict each one."<br>
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Caption: "Amuro's face during the car action which surprised Furuya-san. There were descriptions in the script. "Has a drive technique like that of a demon". "Drive technique that's like aided by the divine."
A: "I personally like his position of undercover investigator, hence why I like Furuya's face a lot. As for the depictions, Furuya has a rather serious face. Amuro, who works in the Poirot, is cute in a cool way, or more like we had him have a peaceful expression. During the movie's car action, you can see his rare expressions. We wanted to show a facet of being a dangerous man, appearing at the last minute (laughs). Thought that it was important to show that even the cool Amuro might show such a face by accident."
 
  
Q:"Please tell us about Kazami Yuuya from the Public Safety Police. Amuro's right-hand man."<br>
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Q: "Please tell us about Amuro's right-hand man, Kazami Yuuya."<br>
A: "Kazami is a rather key character. He asks Conan who he is, and Conan replies "Edogawa Conan. A detective." to him (laughs). Amuro sometimes feels shrouded in mysteries and like he's a superman. So I thought that, as a counter, I wanted to make Kazami more human-like, so that's how we depicted him.  
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A: "In "The darkest nightmare" I thought of Kazami as someone with whom he always shared information. But it'd seem that's not the case. Furuya works in the NPA, Kazami in the MPD. Their ranks are different. I also had in mind the distance during acting. And to begin with, the "Zero" organization is shrouded in mysteries. I'd like of them to make a film that goes into more detail into that (laughs). I guess that holding strength is a new charm of Amuro. Kazami understands the power the PS has and thinks that all means must be used to solve cases. On the other hand, Amuro doesn't use it and readies other means. Amuro has a strong belief that that's how the PS should be like. There might be scenes with him telling that to Kazami. Kazami often refers to him as "Furuya-san"... It feels exciting whenever he does so (laughs). I'm used to being called "Amuro" but I've still not got used to being called "Furuya"... "
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Caption: "Scotch's death, which was the start of his feud with Akai. Amuro thinks that Akai gave Scotch a gun and drove him to suicide, but the truth is... (Episode 867)
  
He makes mistakes, and gets scolded by Amuro. He feels like the type to beat up his mattress at home when he fails a job and might yell "shit!" (laughs). Kazami does his best at the job, yet Amuro treats that very lightly. Kazami might constrict his arms... And feel mortified at that (laughs). These two are interesting. Also is the fact that Kazami is older."
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Q: "Please tell us about recent dubbing for the TV anime episodes."<br>
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A: "What I most clearly remember was a meeting after the dubbing. Ikeda (Shuuichi)-san, Koyama (Momi)-san. I had drinks with them, it was fun (laughs). I thought it was something typical of "Conan". I put care in the acting in the flashback scenes of the 866-867 episodes "The stage of betrayal".  The enmity with Akai steams from that point. He's caught in the idea of "A man of Akai's level should've been able to help Scotch flee without having him suicide"... But he himself was actually to blame. Maybe he'll realize that truth one day? How will I act his mental state when that happens...? I actually think it's a bit scary. Building my own feelings while acting is the hardest part. The role of Amuro must be worked out while hesitating. There's a worth in doing it."  
  
Q: "What about Kuroda Hyoue?"<br>
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Q: "Which of Amuro's triple faces do you specially like?"<br>
A: "I did think of asking Aoyama-sensei through-and-through about this, but... But I thought it'd be better for me not to know too much. I only asked him about aspects I was curious about (laughs). He's a character with dreadfulness so we were careful not to treat him too lightly. "
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A: "My favorite one is that one which bets his life in protecting the nation of Japan, the face of Furuya Rei. He's a hero of justice. He has a lot of actions to show his skills, and he's got a lot of cool lines. I've been working as an anime voice actor because I wanted to become a hero. With Furuya's role, I can fully enjoy that. But when he has to deal with Akai, he suddenly turns child-like. There's also what happened with Scotch, and his emotions jump forward. That also can be called a charm of him, but..."
  
Q: "What do you think are the best spots of the film?"<br>
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Q:"What about his face as Bourbon?"<br>
A: "The complicated settings of the characters. I wanted to draw a human drama. They all have the same intention, yet, depending on how they do it the gears might crumble...  On the other hand, Conan wants to make the justice inside of him prevail. The way the hearts of the characters move, how the differences between them feel like... I'd like of you to check that out. Of course, we also made good action scenes, so I think you'll be very excited at it!"
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A: "Bourbon has a hold of Vermouth's secret so these two have an interesting relationship. I've known Koyama-san for a long time, and we both admit our job as actors, so it's a very easy thing to do and very fun as well."
  
Q: "Please give us a message to the readers to wrap up."<br>
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Q: "What about his face as Amuro Tooru?"<br>
A: "In this movie, the expressions of the characters and the display of their true natures... We put a lot of attention to those during making. We've also drawn everyday situations in a courteous way so that children can enjoy it as well. First you follow the case, then you follow the characters... We'd like of you to enjoy it many times with a different way of seeing things on each time.  
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A: "He's strong at boxing, he's good at the guitar, he can cook... It's very fun to become a character who has many parts that you yourself don't have. Amuro is very popular among the girls, isn't he? I was told during this work "He's popular among the JK (high school girls)" which made me very happy. I feel like I've gone back to my young days (laughs). Amuro has 3 faces to him, so he alone can have 3 different experiences. He's a very charming character."
  
And, in the end, the feeling of justice each character has as well as the dark parts that Amuro himself has, echo and give out a good feeling. Our intention was to show the movie's thematic in the last cut before the end roll so we'd be glad if you can feel from that scene what we wanted to depict."
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Q: "What kind of activity can we expect from Amuro in the future stories?"<br>
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A: "He solves cases using his erudition and deductive abilities, but I'd also wish of him to use his physical abilities to shine as well. Because, you know, heroes are made through battling. I'd also like of him to close into the core of the organization's mysteries. I'd like of his child look to appear, too, but I don't wish to do his voice acting again (laughs). "
  
(WIP)<br>
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Q: "Please give a message to the fans!"<br>
'''Sakurai Takeharu Interview'''<br>
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A: "In "Zero the enforcer" I acted with Amuro, the though and adult man, as the theme. I'd like of you to come to the theaters. And to savor his charm many, many times in the big screen. There are some "numbers" I must protect even if I stake my life on it (laughs). So I'm counting on you all!"
Scriptwriter for the movie "Zero the enforcer"
 
  
 
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Scriptwriter. He also works with the alias "Iida Takeshi". TV series "Aibou", "Yamegoku: Yakuza Yamete Itadakimasu", "The forensic woman". Films "ATARU The Movie", "Aibou Series X Day", and others. Has written scripts for movies 17, 19 and 20 of "Detective Conan" as well as scripts for the TV series episodes 813 and 898.
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Born July 31. From Kanazawa Prefecture. Affiliated to Aoni Productions. Representative titles are "Star of the Giants" as Hoshi Hyuuma. "Mobile Suit Gundam" as Amuro Ray. "Saint Seiya" as Pegasus Seiya. "ONE PIECE" as Sabo. Among others. In "Detective Conan" he acted in various roles such as in "The Private Eyes' Requiem" before becoming Amuro Tooru.
  
Q: "How did you feel like when it was decided that Amuro would be the key man of this film?"<br>
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'''Takaya Minami Interview'''<br>
A: "It's only been 2 years since "The darkest nightmare" so I did go "huh?" at the news (laughs). It might've been better if it'd been made before the feeling of having written Amuro had vanished from me. I wrote his face as Bourbon in "The darkest nightmare", but due to the topic in this movie I specialized in Furuya, his face as PS (public safety)."
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Edogawa Conan Role
  
Q: "Is there anything you particularly focused on during the writing of this installment?"<br>
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A: "The differences with the PS (Public Safety) depicted in live action. In live action, the PS often is the opposite of the situation shown to the spectators, and the psychology of what the characters in the episodes think of. Despite saying some is guilty, they might be innocent within their hearts. The actual Public Safety Police Officers, no matter what they do, they are always psychologically "right"... I avoided complicated depictions like these in this movie's script. It's already a story involving a judiciary process , the setting is already complex, it would be asking too much calories from the spectators."
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Born May 5th. From Tokyo Prefecture. Representative titles are "Kiki's Delivery Service" as Kiki. "Rantaro" as Inatera Rantaro. "YAIBA" as Kurogane Yaiba. And others. Narrator, western movies dubbing. She continues to work in recitations.
  
Q: "How about the developments in the Conan VS Amuro clash?"<br>
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Q: "What was your impression when you read the script of "Zero the enforcer"?"<br>
A: "It was decided to depict Furuya from the PSP so I did think that he and Conan would clash. Actually, the "justice" that Conan has on him is also carried by Amuro, and the one that Amuro has is also being carried by Conan. They only differ in how they express it. I don't think neither is above the other one. If you think of it as each one taking action upon the info given to each of them, they take action in a very natural manner. I wrote it thinking that it would be good for Amuro to seem "bad". But he doesn't actually give much of such an impression. If you listen to his conversation with Kazami, you don't think of him as someone evil. He also takes action based on his beliefs.The only issue is the means employed. They are illegal and ruthless, so it's whether you can approve of them or not. I did think that Furuya, as a PSP officer, would normally do things way harsher than this...  
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A: "I felt like it was a human drama TV series. Truth and justice, and the exciting clash between humans. That was my impression. Regardless of the main axis being Amuro VS Conan. I felt excitement in many parts. Director Tachikawa hadn't been involved in "Detective Conan" before but the displays of natural phenomena and emotions were splendid. A new door was opened."
  
The first draft of the story was a harder type of story. And Director Tachikawa pushed it back into a softer and kinder direction. He also likes hard stories, and he's good at staging them. But since it was the first time he was in charge of directing a Conan film, he said he wanted it to be something entertaining and dream-like. He had it very clear about what he wanted to do in the first Conan work he was in charge of.  
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Q: "Please tell us the best spots of the film."<br>
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A: "The interactions between persons are full of good spots. When the climax grows close, listening to them feels better. And, of course, Amuro-san's charm. I think you'll get to know a lot more about him in this film. The interactions, which feel like a speech play, are very exciting. What part of it it's lies, what part of it it's true...  "Amuro-san might be the enemy this time around". But one wants to figure out if he really is the enemy. To prove that he's not a bad person. You suspect him to believe him, and while earning evidence and confidence one by one, you go on crushing your doubts about him.  
  
Q: "Are there portions suggested by Aoyama-sensei?"<br>
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That's how I felt once we finished the dubbing, and I got the impression that he was an innocent person. A very pure, innocent, and pure white person. That was my impression of him. Of course, he has many faces to him but there's a very strong belief to the point all of those get removed. A strong feeling, that past "truth" and "justice" there's the feeling of "protecting". You seek the truth to protect, and you seek the justice because you want to protect. Both fight to protect what's dear to each one of them. The biggest theme in this film is "protecting", or so I thought. All of the characters have that feeling on them.  
A: "The conversation between Amuro and Azusa, and Amuro answering Conan's question... Those scenes were added, and they were impressive. The latter made me think "what are they talking about now of all times", it sure did (laughs). But if you add those lines in a tense situation, then I think they make the film more lovable. If it was about Shinichi and Ran, I would have my own interpretation of things, but it's harder when it comes to Amuro. So I left the suggested portions in the hands of [Aoyama] sensei."
 
  
Q: "Please tell us about Kazami Yuuya who debuted in "The darkest nightmare"."<br>
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I think that Fukuyama Masuharu-san's main vocal song was made in order to make you feel that. So I'm very thankful to him for that."
A: "When "The darkest nightmare", we needed a person that could publicly act as member of the PS. So we made the Kazami Yuuya character. Amuro works on his own, so it was hard to see the situation of the police divisions from his viewpoint. And Kazami in this movie is the "right-handed man" of Amuro, who belongs to the "Zero" organization..."
 
  
Caption:"Kazami, one of the very few that contact "Zero". Sakurai-san and Aoyama-sensei consulted each other, and they decided he'd be older than Amuro, 30 years old. (Movie 22)"
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Q: "Did it feel good to act as Conan, the one who confronts Amuro?"<br>
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A: "Uncle Kogorou is suddenly arrested, and behind that incident, Amuro, whom he fought together with in "The darkest nightmare", is involved. So he can't be as cool and rational as he always is. So he's unable to properly control his emotions, and he might speak louder than he usually does... There was a part in the dubbing in which he reflects upon that muttering "Crap. I gotta chill it..."."
  
A (continued from above question): "That's how he's depicted. The "right hand man" is thing that exists, I was told about it from an ex-PS person who I used as reference. Since officers currently on duty in the PS wouldn't tell us anything. This man, who can contact "Zero", is apparently chosen through someone's selection. It'd seem their skillfulness and personality are checked out so I guess that Kazami was evaluated to have the right kind of personality.  
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Q: "Kuroda Hyoue, one of the RUM candidates, has also appeared on this film, yet..."<br>
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A: "I was surprised when I first saw the poster at how Superintendent Kuroda was drawn in such a big size. But I actually don't think he's a bad person. I was excited during the film, but he's probably..."
  
Since he became that role, on paper it says he's an officer in the training and is sent to the National Police Agency once, so he should have a period of enrollment in the NPA as well. There he makes his connection with the "Zero" organization. And the final decision of directing him towards Amuro is carried out by the "backstage administrator". Kazami can't tell his colleagues about him being in contact with "Zero". The only one who knows about the "right hand man" of each investigator and the collaborators is the "backstage administrator".
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Q: "Please give us a message to the readers to wrap up."<br>
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A: "Please watch the film while paying attention to all that's said. Police, prosecution, Public Safety... Even if hard to understand words appear, I think you'll eventually understand them as you go on watching the film. For the difficult parts, research on them and go see the film again. I think that that'll make you enjoy it way further. Including the guests (characters), all characters' breathing and pulsations can be felt. It's a very exciting film! Please enjoy it!"
  
Q: "What do you think are the best spots and points to focus upon of this movie?"<br>
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'''Ueto Aya Comments'''<br>
A: "The relations between characters are also one of those "best spots". That's the usual citation. The "collaborators" of the PS aren't simple informers. They're like climbing partners connecting their lives to each other through a life rope, as if they were mountain-climbing. They have their field of work's "justice" and life beyond logic. They share those with each other. Regardless of being "good" or bad", I think they are some of the best spots.
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Tachibana Kyouko Role
  
Also, it's about the guest characters, but, they all have fond memories... But if I talk about this, you'll realize the truth of the case so it's hard to converse about this topic... (laughs). "
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Born September 14th. From Tokyo Prefecture. TV series, movies, western movie dubbing, CMs. Works in many genres. It's been 12 years since her previous role in "Detective Conan".
  
Caption: "The recipe of the ham sandwiches that Amuro exposed and became a topic, was a suggestion by Sakurai-san. Also, the PSP is called "ham" in jargon. (Episode 813)"
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"Kyouko is a role with breadth, so at first I acted naturally without creating too much of a character. Towards the end, I made voices that even I was surprised at. I like the relationship between Conan-kun and Ran-chan in "Detective Conan" since a long time ago. It's lonely to be unable to meet them, but having the one you like be there next to you to protect you is very beautiful, or so I think."
  
Q: "Did you have in mind depicting each's of Amuro's triple faces separately?"<br>
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'''Hakata Daikichi Comments'''<br>
A: "He has the same feeling of justice at all times, whether he's being Furuya or he's being Bourbon. So I took into mind that they are the same at the bottom of their hearts, when writing them. Even if he gets a gun pointed at him during his covert investigation and is about to be exposed as a NOC, or even if he's working part-time at the Poirot. At the bottom of his heart he's the same Furuya Rei. It's not like he's working at the Poirot to relax, I think he does that to assimilate with society.
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Haba Fumikazu role
  
But his aspect of mingling with society as "a man about to turn 30, working part-time in a café while learning to be a detective" is something that I do think that it's not very reasonable (laughs). If there's someone with some age to them who work part-time at a café while learning how to be a detective, I would feel anxious.  
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Born October 3rd. From Fukuoka Prefecture. He's appeared in many variety shows as a comedian, is a regular participant in info programs.
  
However, he's good at acting, has a wide capacity, and his information processing ability must be very high as well. Don't they ask him "Amuro-san, what are you doing at your age?"...? There must be something on him that doesn't make you think about that (laughs).
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"I thought that Haba was the stubborn type so I prepared thoroughly for the role. I'd like of you to see him without having "Daikichi!" on mind (laughs). I think it's amazing that "Detective Conan" has gone through with the same style for over 20 years' time. The movie "Magician of the Silver Sky" where they make a plane land dumbfounded me indeed!"
  
If you asked about which of his faces is most charming, then I'd say all of them are. The vectors of charm are different, each of them are precious and cool. But, well, I haven't written much of his "Bourbon" face so if I get to write about him on the future I guess I'd write about Bourbon. He has a belief of justice yet carries out evil... Normally, one would puncture at that. But Amuro can do it. I think that that's why he was promoted to working the "Zero" organization.
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'''Tobita Nobuo Interview'''<br>
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Kazami Yuuya Role
  
Q: "Please tell us about episodes of the TV series you wrote the script of."<br>
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A: "I was ordered that, in the spin-offs linking to the movies, no-one could die. If it had to be a mystery in the café where no-one died, it would have to be a story about food or drinks. The reason I used ham sandwiches in Episode 813 "The shadow creeping on Amuro", was due to the perception of "He's public safety (公安 / kouan) so cheap (安い / yasui) ham (ハム) (combined make 公 (kou)) will do" (laughs).  
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Born November 6th. From Ibaraki Prefecture. Representative titles: "Mobile Suit Gundam Z" as Camille Bidan. "Chibi Maruko-chan" as Maruo-kun. Mr. Osamatsu as Dayon. Others. Has also done dubbing of several western movies.
  
That recipe was something I had on mind, and, of course I've sometimes made those sandwiches. But I was told that eventually they would be served at cafés... If I had known that, then I wouldn't have used a steamer to make them (laughs). That way of making them is hard, actually.  
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Q: "Please tell us about how you acted the role of Kazami in "The darkest nightmare"."<br>
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A: "It was the first time I took part in an [animated] film. The role's name was Kazami Yuuya so I made the connection at once (laughs). It was a position similar to an subordinate to Amuro-san, so it had a feeling that your body tightened. My biggest impression was when he did a handshake with Inspector Megure at the end of the movie. He's an elite, but a good person who has normal feelings."
  
And episode 898, the spin-off of "Zero the enforcer", titled "The cake melted", had me taking that aspect into account. Apart from cakes, I made stews with a good-looking pink color. Nowadays they call those "being instagrammable" (laughs). If you take lycopene at the morning, it's good for the body so I use tomatoes, and added milk so that they would match the set drinks of coffee or black tea."
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Q: "And Kazami appears again in this new movie, "Zero the enforcer"."<br>
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A: "What I had on mind was his relation with Amuro-san. How much feeling of a distance there is. It was certain that he had respect for Amuro, but there was hesitation too. As if I was but one of many men in reserve (laughs). Furuya-san, who voices Amuro, is my senpai (senior) as well so I acted the role as if my actual relationship was being projected in the film."
  
Q: "Please give us a message to the readers to wrap up."<br>
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Q: "What are the charm points of Amuro?"<br>
A: "I think that, in the 1st time viewing, you will empathize with Conan, the protagonist, and see things from his PoV, but... If you switch your PoV to Amuro in your 2nd viewing, you become the culprit in the 3rd viewing. There's actually a 4th PoV, but... If I give out details about it you'll figure out the culprit (laughs). Anyway, I think that it'd be good if you can enjoy it at least for 4 times."
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A: "His boldness and his high abilities... And the mysterious air he has. He feels like a gentle man but is very deep in character, you might think he's hard but that's not the case. He seems to be talkative but it'd seem he doesn't show his true portions at all."
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Q: "What about Kazami, whom you voice?"<br>
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A: "From his looks, he brings on the mood of someone capable (laughs). Looks like he could do fighting sports. He still doesn't show a smile from his heart and he's not frank but hints of that are depicted in the movie, and I think he gives out a realistic feeling of existence."
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Q: "Please give a message to the readers to wrap up."<br>
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A: "I think it's a movie that you want to see again with someone else after you see it. It's a must-see for Conan fans, and people new to the series will like it too!"[/spoiler]
  
===Special Conan Movie Staff interview===
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'''Kishino Yukimasa Interview'''<br>
'''Date:''' May 23, 2018<br>
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Kuroda Hyoue Role
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===Da Vinci Magazine 2018 interview===
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'''Date:''' December 6, 2018<br>
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Born October 21st. From Tokyo Prefecture. Representatives works. "ONE PIECE" as Higuma. "Dragon Ball Z" as Burter. "SLAM DUNK" as Uozomi Jun. Others. Dubbing of western movies, narration roles, plays.
'''Published in:''' Da Vinci Magazine, January 2019 issue
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Q: "Please tell us about when you were chosen to voice Kuroda Hyoue."<br>
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A: "Kuroda firstly appeared in Episode 810 of the anime "The darkness of the prefecture police (part 1)". The case involving the woodpeckers. When I read the script, I did think he was scary and hesitated if I could do it (laughs). He's a cop but has many mysteries to him, you can't tell if he's a good a guy or a bad guy... I did fumble a bit with my acting.
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'''Translation information by:''' Mycroft<br>
 
1-Gosho confirms that Carasuma is the boss<br>
 
2-the end of Haibara gonna surprise everyone<br>
 
3-look forward to Vol 96<br>
 
More details:<br>
 
-about Vol 96:<br>
 
Gosho : i drew a sad story in Vol 96 (file  1015-1017) and disappointment of Heiji (file 1018-1021) and please look forward to more tricks and the relation between characters (file 1022-1026)<br>
 
-about Reneya:<br>
 
Gosho hinted that revealing of Carasuma being the boss at that time was planned carefully<br>
 
-about Haibara:<br>
 
Gosho: everyone is wondering how things gonna develop with Haibara and How gonna be her end ?....i guess her end gonna surprise everyone.... because she is .... Aaaaah i can't say that (laugh)<br>
 
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Q: "How did you feel when you knew that he would be featured in a movie?"<br>
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A: "I was surprised when seeing the poster. Seeing how big he was in there, I wondered what he'd do in the movie (laughs)"
  
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Q: "What's the scene in this movie that left a biggest impression on you?"<br>
===Nagasaki Newspaper New Years short interview===
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A: "That word he uttered (laughs). I can't give out details, but it's a scene which I'd like of you to see many times and check out. It's a scene that will link to future [happenings] in "Detective Conan". Aoyama-sensei sure thinks up of interesting things."
'''Date:''' January 1, 2019
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Q: "What are the charm of points of Amuro, who'll be very active?"<br>
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A: "It's interesting to see how he has 3 faces to him. Not only as an actor. I also want to follow his activities as a reader."
'''Source 2:''' https://www.nagasaki-np.co.jp/business/project/conan-npaper/ <br>
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Q: "How about Kuroda, whom you voice?"<br>
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A: "I think that the best about him is that he's shrouded in mysteries. I'd like to do a gag-like scene with Kuroda, but... I guess they won't allow me to do so (laughs). I'd like to voice him as a fun old guy someday."
  
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Q: "Please give a message to the readers to wrap up."<br>
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A: "I'm really looking forward to future developments. Please, make sure to come see the movie!"
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'''Translated by:''' Holmes [Gingle Bells] (from Discord)
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'''Tachikawa Yuzuru Interview'''<br>
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Movie "Zero the enforcer" Director
  
Brief interview with Aoyama <br>
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Profile:<br>
TL: Holmes
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Animation director, theatre director, "Death Billiard" movie on 2013 (original idea, script, direction), worked on TV series based on it on 2015 (original idea, direction, series structuring). Representative works: "Terror in Resonance" (Assitant Director), "Mob Psycho" (Director), and others.
 
Q: What has 2018 been like?<br>
 
A: It's been an Amuro year! (laughs)
 
 
Q: What will this year be like?<br>
 
A: A police academy year? (laughs)
 
 
Q: Between the other mangakas, which ones inspired you the most to pursue your objectives?<br>
 
A: Tetsuya Chiba-sensei, Monkey Punch-sensei and Mitsuru Adachi-sensei.
 
 
Q: In 1987, Magic Kaito; in 1988 Yaiba; in 1994 Detective Conan... Such important works have been published one after another. What do you think about Conan's popularity?<br>
 
A: Really, is that "popular"?
 
 
Q: How many staff people are there at [your] workplace? What is the atmosphere like?<br>
 
A: Six people. The atmosphere is friendly!
 
 
Q: What is the most impressive scene in the manga?<br>
 
A: The pages where the boss was exposed!
 
 
Q: in Conan's world, what is the character that particularly matches your personality?<br>
 
A: Kogoro! (laughs)
 
 
Q: Conan movies broke the franchise record for the sixth time in a row at the box office. The popularity is rapidly raising!<br>
 
A: I am amazed too! (laughs)
 
 
Q: Have you ever visited Nagasaki? It's such an impressive place.<br>
 
A: I once went to Huis Ten Bosch* during a company outing with Aoyama Prod.<br>
 
(T/N *looks like a Nagasaki district, famous for themed parks)
 
 
Q: This summer, in addition to the Forensic Division Exhibition, there will be events and talk shows with Conan's voice actors. Finally, please tell something brief [a few words] to Nagasaki people.<br>
 
A: Speaking about Nagasaki, for the main theme song of "Zero the Enforcer" I am much obliged to Masaharu Fukuyama! I really enjoyed Huis Ten Bosch, and I would like to go there again. I wanna try authentic Nagasaki Vegetable Salad! (laughs)<br>
 
[T/N. He refers to Chanpon, which apparently is a sort of vegetable salad typical of Nagasaki]
 
  
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Q: "Please tell us how you were appointed director of this move."<br>
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A: "As part of a Ministry of Culture project, I made an anime movie named "Death Billiard". Then, the Conan Chief Producer, Suwa Michihiko-san, liked my work at lot. A few years later, he contacted me and asked me to direct an anime film. I'd never worked as director of a movie from a long series so I thought I might as well try it out. I joined the project since the plot was completed."
  
===Haibara Ai Secret Archives VA Interview===
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Q: "Had you read the manga of "Detective Conan" before?"<br>
'''Date:''' January 18, 2019
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A: "When I was in elementary school, I read it on the "Shonen Sunday" magazine. In terms of generations, his previous work "YAIBA" was right on. Young elementary students love sword play, don't they (laughs). I made the "Wind God Ball" and "Thunder God Ball" from "YAIBA" and played with them. So I really liked his works. I had fun with them.  
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When I was appointed director, I checked out the manga again and I re-confirmed that it was something that could be enjoyed even from the point of view of an adult. The way the foreshadowing is revealed is great. What really impressed me was the "Scarlet" series when Akai returned, Volumes 84 to 85. I went back to re-read Volumes 58-59 when Akai died (laughs). The "Scarlet" series also excited me with the Amuro episodes. Two men with double faces investigating each other, Conan is involved, and they problem is dodged skillfully."
  
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Q: "It's the first time you're involved with the "Detective Conan" movies. What things did you have in mind?"<br>
Hayashibara Megumi:
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A: "I thought of making use of the established portions of the series. I did hesitate on how much freedom I had to leave my own imprint. I think that what makes "Conan" attractive is its characters. So I wanted to make more depictions of the characters' personalities. I did purposely have in mind to make action and movements which brought out the flavor of the characters.
  
Q: Haibara made her debut in the anime in January, 1999. This year is the 20th anniversary of that debut.<br>
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Of course, Conan and Amuro are the core, and I also took care in the sub-characters supporting them. I like Professor Agasa and the Detective Boys so I think I put a lot of strength on them (laughs). There are additional scenes added from suggestions by Aoyama-sensei. We added scenes showing the daily life of the characters, which I'm glad of. When I talked with Takayama Minami-san after the dubbing, she told me that instead of having the scenario make them act, put focus on making the characters feel alive. That's what I also thought so I felt relaxed when she told me."
A: Her debut was the end of the century, yes. The age fits that occasion, yes. I was familiar with the cast of the “Conan” characters so I had no resistance in joining them. I’d often acted together with Ogata Kenichi (Agasa VA), and Takayama Minami (Conan VA) also politely taught me many things.<br>
 
The tale about (Takayama’s) debut did impress me a lot. You could say that she showed a general outlook in the 1st episode (of the series) and the guidelines were established upon that. I was confident that I would do well with her.
 
  
Q: How have you felt Haibara’s changes and growth over these 20 years?<br>
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Q: "It'd seem that you made the image boards following your inclinations as director. Right?"<br>
A: At first, she was shutting everything within her heart, but…  The Professor’s warmth, and his lack of concern gradually heals her and allows her to regain a human flavor-like aspect to her. The Detective Boys also try to cheer her and it’s not like they force themselves to do so. The casual everyday convos make her shed tears, too.<br>
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A: "It's an adult-like story, so creating a realistic atmosphere in the screen makes it easier to blend with the story, or so I thought. We hired the illustrator Loundware and they made the space. And they created some grand and colorful image boards. During the making, we put a lot of emphasis in sunset and rainy scenes. In terms of beauty direction, we gave them photos to tell them the colors we wanted.  
Also, sharing her secret with Kudo, who’s in the same situation as her, she gains the feeling that she’s not the only one (in that state). In episodes 822-823 (“The suspects are a devoted couple”), she went to great extremes… Yes! (laughs)<br>
 
She did support Higo, but to think she’d butt into the issue of (his) girlfriend… Her scene in which she syncs with Uncle (Kogoro). I was like “Huh? What’s gotten into her?” (laughs).<br>
 
I was “Ai-chan can now make these faces”. It’s perplexing but I’m also happy at it. Even if she’s told “you’re pretty nervous”, I guess she’d reply “that’s not the case”. But it’s not like the issues with the organization have been solved, so she can’t lower the guard!
 
  
Q: Is there something you take into account when acting in such scenes?<br>
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We asked them to swing color with force in those spots that are supposed to leave a strong impression. For example, the scene when Amuro is called a murderer, it it were expression of anger shining in the faces, then it wouldn't create an atmosphere (laughs). Rain falling from cloud skies, evening and the night... There's a lot of darkened scenes. "
A: I stop to think at how much her heart must have moved. Trying to examine the max values of how to express emotions… I guess? She’s a girl who doesn’t express gratitude with her face or words so I do (think) about how to express her human side.<br>
 
Also, the acting doesn’t change much regardless of her size. When she’s being rough with Conan, I act in a way that doesn’t feel much different from her adult state. My voice cords are thin so I increase the tone a bit when she’s in her child form.
 
  
Q: Please tell us about “Episode ONE” aired on December, 2016.<br>
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Caption: When Kazami mutters "That Amuro man you speak of is a murderer", rain falls from the cloudy skies... The gloomy skies leave an impression. (Movie 22)
A: I am sorry, but I didn’t see it when it aired. It was very harsh to re-confirm that her sister existed after hearing her voice… When I met with (Tamagawa) Sakiko (Akemi VA) in the studio (continues in next page)
 
  
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(Continuation of previous question)<br>
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A: "Actually, darkened scenes are easier to make. Sunsets are hard. The light from the side is strong, so the shadows are harder to make. Entering in the shadows and in the light, calculations are needed. There are evening action scenes too. Conan slides beneath a truck, comes into the shadow, and comes out into a bright spot... We use light and shadow as concepts in the whole of this movie. Conan is light and Amuro is shadow. So light hits Conan and Amuro has shadows on him. There are lot of scenes like that."
  
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Q: "Please tell us about Conan and Amuro, who clash in the film."<br>
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A: "Conan is always straight to the point, and is moved by the feeling that there shouldn't be sacrifices for the sake of justice. From the point of view of Amuro, who's going to do anything to protect Japan, Conan might seem immature in his opinion.  But from a point of view of the movie, Conan wants to make justice prevail without ever having to sacrifice anyone to achieve it.
  
A: (continues from previous page) it was very fun. We talked about recent status and so. But when her part in the dubbing ended, I felt like “Ah… I can’t hear to her voice anymore”... I guess that the episode of the answering machine in the film “Countdown to Heaven” stuck a nail on me. I loved hearing to her voice during the pre-screening (of the movie).<br>
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Amuro, though, has some inconsistencies within him. We focus on the darkest portions that he has. But if we bring out too much of it, the feeling of "Detective Conan" will be lost, so that made it hard on how to depict him.Since there are many portions of him that we still don't know. What kind of past he had, what kind of family was it, what kind of life he lived... There also moments in which you dunno what he's thinking of."
Now you have SNS and videos amongst other seals to feel the traces of that person, but you could say that, back in those times, the answering machine was the only one. The voice alone brings a lot of memories, it does. I think she does care about her big sister.<br>
 
Those feelings revive so that’s why I avoided “Episode ONE”... But I did face it. And it was harsh, indeed. And once again I felt that I’d done something terrible. The drug that I (Haibara) had made tore apart two people who were happy. I guess that back then (Episode ONE) improving the results of her research was the only meaningful (thing) in her life. If it’d been used for treating diseases or so, had been given a correct use, it might’ve been a great drug but…
 
  
Q: Please tell us about the relationship between her and Conan (Shinichi)<br>
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Caption:"Amuro enters in the Poirot, wrapped in shadows, while Conan is illuminated by the sunset which feels like it's burning. The concept of light and shadows can be felt here, too. (Movie 22)"
A: Lately, it feels harmonizing, as if they were an old couple married to each other! There were periods in which (the relationship) sways, too. It doesn’t go to the point of love, but I think they believe and rely on each other.<br>
 
As of now, you could say it’s a tie… You (Conan) move, and I (Haibara) investigate… It feels like those roles have been established and thus their feelings aren’t too disrupted, I guess. I myself have changed, too.<br>
 
I lately sit next to Minami during dubbing. She doesn’t get to interact (often) with Ran so I don’t get to met her (VA) in the dubbings… And I got shocked when I saw Wakana (Ran VA) sitting next to Minami during the movie dubbings!  I was like “ah? That’s not my seat?”. I did think “oh??” while choosing a seat from where I could have a good look at both (laughs).<br>
 
And that seat is the one next to the professor’s (Agasa’s) and is my current location. At some point, Micchan (Ootani Ikue, Mitsuhiko VA) comes next to us too… There’s a battle over the seats inside of me and I was in an ill mood for a while. But as time passes, and even more when seeing “Episode ONE”... I feel like “sorry for that” (laughs).
 
  
Q: (Conan) told (her) she was (his) “pal” in the movies, too.<br>
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Q: "Please tell us about the charm of Amuro's triple face and how you depict each one."<br>
A: Hmmm… “Pal, huh? (For now)”. I think it’s just in relation as the “pal” to solve a case. Each movie has a different way to depict their relationships. In the “Sunflowers of inferno”, for example, she was shown swaying from time to time. So I guess she must have those feelings. She must be shutting them within her depths.
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A: "I personally like his position of undercover investigator, hence why I like Furuya's face a lot. As for the depictions, Furuya has a rather serious face. Amuro, who works in the Poirot, is cute in a cool way, or more like we had him have a peaceful expression. During the movie's car action, you can see his rare expressions. We wanted to show a facet of being a dangerous man, appearing at the last minute (laughs). Thought that it was important to show that even the cool Amuro might show such a face by accident."
  
Q: How does she feel about Ran?<br>
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Q:"Please tell us about Kazami Yuuya from the Public Safety Police. Amuro's right-hand man."<br>
A: Wow. Now that’s a difficult (question). I guess that the (feeling) within her depths is a feeling of guilt. She likes her cute spots and feels a bit envious. And she sees her sister on her… She feels healed, but she probably thinks “it’s not like you’re the one who made me remember about my sis” afterwards. She’s indecise.
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A: "Kazami is a rather key character. He asks Conan who he is, and Conan replies "Edogawa Conan. A detective." to him (laughs). Amuro sometimes feels shrouded in mysteries and like he's a superman. So I thought that, as a counter, I wanted to make Kazami more human-like, so that's how we depicted him.  
  
Q: So it’s more complicated than what she feels about Conan, yes?<br>
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He makes mistakes, and gets scolded by Amuro. He feels like the type to beat up his mattress at home when he fails a job and might yell "shit!" (laughs). Kazami does his best at the job, yet Amuro treats that very lightly. Kazami might constrict his arms... And feel mortified at that (laughs). These two are interesting. Also is the fact that Kazami is older."
A: She can lash out at Conan, so… She talks about 70% of the feelings and falsifies the remaining 30%, but… There’s many things about Ran that she can’t express in words. She briefly thinks “let’s tell her all I want to say” but then erases that line of thought (laughs).<br>
 
But she does want Ran to laugh, and feels sorry when she sees her cry when she (Ran) thinks of Shinichi. Yes, it’s the most complicated feeling she has.
 
  
Q: What do you think about the progress in Ran and Shinichi’s relationship in the school trip episodes?<br>
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Q: "What about Kuroda Hyoue?"<br>
A: She can accept their relationship, but feels rough when it’s about Conan and Ran. Maybe she’ll make a drug to split (Conan and Shinichi) into two… Kidding (laughs)<br>
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A: "I did think of asking Aoyama-sensei through-and-through about this, but... But I thought it'd be better for me not to know too much. I only asked him about aspects I was curious about (laughs). He's a character with dreadfulness so we were careful not to treat him too lightly. "
I do clearly switch the switches when calling him either “Edogawa-kun” or “Kudou-kun” in the dubbing (sessions). The premise is that she’s an elementary student but has a bit of adult feeling to her.
 
  
Q: Professor Agasa and the DBs, who healed her heart. Tell us about them.<br>
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Q: "What do you think are the best spots of the film?"<br>
A: I love them! (laughs). The Professor is hiding her, but she’s strict to him about food and he lowers his eyebrows, overwhelmed. How cute she is! She’s also curious about the (relationship) with Fusae, too. She wishes for him to be happy… “Ah! It’s the person of the Fusae brand which you like, Ai-chan!” “Marry her, Professor… I’ll be able to get tons of bag samples!” (laughs)<br>
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A: "The complicated settings of the characters. I wanted to draw a human drama. They all have the same intention, yet, depending on how they do it the gears might crumble... On the other hand, Conan wants to make the justice inside of him prevail. The way the hearts of the characters move, how the differences between them feel like... I'd like of you to check that out. Of course, we also made good action scenes, so I think you'll be very excited at it!"
Kidding. Well, her desire to possess is linked to life-force too! (continues next page)
 
  
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Q: "Please give us a message to the readers to wrap up."<br>
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A: "In this movie, the expressions of the characters and the display of their true natures... We put a lot of attention to those during making. We've also drawn everyday situations in a courteous way so that children can enjoy it as well. First you follow the case, then you follow the characters... We'd like of you to enjoy it many times with a different way of seeing things on each time.
  
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And, in the end, the feeling of justice each character has as well as the dark parts that Amuro himself has, echo and give out a good feeling. Our intention was to show the movie's thematic in the last cut before the end roll so we'd be glad if you can feel from that scene what we wanted to depict."
  
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'''Sakurai Takeharu Interview'''<br>
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Scriptwriter for the movie "Zero the enforcer"
  
A: The 3 DBs are very cute and attractive. I feel like a mother to them. I’d rather keep them out of danger than solve a case… Since Kudou-kun will solve it, anyway.
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Profile:<br>
I guess she shows her meaning of existence by protecting the kids. She does wish to be protected, too, but doing nothing but that would be stiff and harsh.
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Scriptwriter. He also works with the alias "Iida Takeshi". TV series "Aibou", "Yamegoku: Yakuza Yamete Itadakimasu", "The forensic woman". Films "ATARU The Movie", "Aibou Series X Day", and others. Has written scripts for movies 17, 19 and 20 of "Detective Conan" as well as scripts for the TV series episodes 813 and 898.
  
Q: She sometimes cooperates with the DB to face big crises.<br>
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Q: "How did you feel like when it was decided that Amuro would be the key man of this film?"<br>
A: She’s pretty cool-headed. Since she’s actually driven herself to the point of dying. And she still feels, sometimes, that she should die… And that’s why she can be cool. I think she earned her strength by leaving the organization. Not because she experienced a frightening organization, but because she’s still alive after running from there.
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A: "It's only been 2 years since "The darkest nightmare" so I did go "huh?" at the news (laughs). It might've been better if it'd been made before the feeling of having written Amuro had vanished from me. I wrote his face as Bourbon in "The darkest nightmare", but due to the topic in this movie I specialized in Furuya, his face as PS (public safety)."
  
Q: What about Akai Shuichi / Okiya Subaru?<br>
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Q: "Is there anything you particularly focused on during the writing of this installment?"<br>
A: Sheesh! It’s a complicated topic, and it’s hard to answer! (laughs)<br>
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A: "The differences with the PS (Public Safety) depicted in live action. In live action, the PS often is the opposite of the situation shown to the spectators, and the psychology of what the characters in the episodes think of. Despite saying some is guilty, they might be innocent within their hearts. The actual Public Safety Police Officers, no matter what they do, they are always psychologically "right"... I avoided complicated depictions like these in this movie's script. It's already a story involving a judiciary process , the setting is already complex, it would be asking too much calories from the spectators."
How much suspicion she puts in her words and how much of it she lashes out at him...She’s very good at considering those, yes. Voicing them aloud and avoiding lying… That’s Ai-chan for you (laughs)<br>
 
Also, Ikeda Shuichi’s voice is, for me, a “peaceful trauma”. In “Tico of the 7 seas”, the protagonist I voice is kidnapped, his father, played by Ikeda, comes to rescue him and says “it’s alright!”, but… When I heard that, I broke into tears.<br>
 
“Ah, it’s really alright”... I felt incredibly relieved. That imprinting made me feel that Akai wasn’t a bad guy ever since he made his debut. There’s a kind of link between the actors and the roles they play.<br>
 
But I didn’t feel that from Subaru so I was on the watchout when he firstly appeared (laughs). Okiayu’s (Subaru VA) oozing voice and mysterious feeling (?).... <br>
 
Eating curry or adding litmus paper to the stew… Inspector Ayanokouji, also voiced by him, is charming, but… When he becomes Subaru you can’t trust him. I think it’s wonderful (laughs)
 
  
Q: What about the org chasing Haibara?<br>
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Q: "How about the developments in the Conan VS Amuro clash?"<br>
A: When it’s an episode involving them, I don’t feel like going to the studio. I don’t want to bump into Gin… When Gin thinks of Sherry, she was (shown) half-nude, but… Why? (laughs) I don’t want to know the reason of (his) obsession (with her), either. Because I’ll have to take it in if I got to know it.<br>
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A: "It was decided to depict Furuya from the PSP so I did think that he and Conan would clash. Actually, the "justice" that Conan has on him is also carried by Amuro, and the one that Amuro has is also being carried by Conan. They only differ in how they express it. I don't think neither is above the other one. If you think of it as each one taking action upon the info given to each of them, they take action in a very natural manner. I wrote it thinking that it would be good for Amuro to seem "bad". But he doesn't actually give much of such an impression. If you listen to his conversation with Kazami, you don't think of him as someone evil. He also takes action based on his beliefs.The only issue is the means employed. They are illegal and ruthless, so it's whether you can approve of them or not. I did think that Furuya, as a PSP officer, would normally do things way harsher than this...
Bun Gin also makes mistakes, and gives a “snap” feeling. Vermouth’s confidence is scary. Feels like she (Vermouth) would betray the org, too. Also… I don’t want to get involved with Amuro (laughs).<br>
 
He’s 120% cool on the outside, but his “on-off switch” is quite baffling. Since he also intended to kill Sherry… Huh? That he might’ve been intending to protect her as a PSB officer?
 
  
Q: It’s possible that he was shocked at being unable to protect the daughter of Elena, whom he revered.<br>
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The first draft of the story was a harder type of story. And Director Tachikawa pushed it back into a softer and kinder direction. He also likes hard stories, and he's good at staging them. But since it was the first time he was in charge of directing a Conan film, he said he wanted it to be something entertaining and dream-like. He had it very clear about what he wanted to do in the first Conan work he was in charge of.  
A; Feel it, then, feel it! (laughs)<br>
 
Thinking of it from the PoV of him being in the org, his skills at infiltrating and his ability to fascinate others, he’s quite the outstanding type. I really don’t want to end up liking him so I feel like not getting close to him (laughs). I think that I’ll waver if I have some odd emotion going on.<br>
 
I, as Ai-chan, I don’t want to make any more “dear persons”. Because I’ll be unable to let go of them.  
 
  
Q: The org’s pursuit has cooled down, but what kind of developments do you expect to happen?<br>
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Q: "Are there portions suggested by Aoyama-sensei?"<br>
A: “Oh, no! Because Vermouth knows that (Haibara) is alive, you know? But that’s why… Aoyama-sensei is drawing a brighter Ai-chan. She’s becoming a normal girl. I’d like to say “it’s alright”. But if that happens then the work will end so (laughs)<br>
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A: "The conversation between Amuro and Azusa, and Amuro answering Conan's question... Those scenes were added, and they were impressive. The latter made me think "what are they talking about now of all times", it sure did (laughs). But if you add those lines in a tense situation, then I think they make the film more lovable. If it was about Shinichi and Ran, I would have my own interpretation of things, but it's harder when it comes to Amuro. So I left the suggested portions in the hands of [Aoyama] sensei."
Development in which she faces the regrets and self-condemnation within her, and involvements with the org that’ll make me skip a heartbeat… I predict that that’s what’ll happen. But until then I want to enjoy the everyday routine.<br>
 
I was very shocked at seeing her family, who were recently shown in the manga!
 
  
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Q: "Please tell us about Kazami Yuuya who debuted in "The darkest nightmare"."<br>
A: The swing width of “Ai-chan likeness” has expanded but her unmelting ice is within me so… She looks cute but scary at the same time… I hope you love her with a broad sight.  
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A: "When "The darkest nightmare", we needed a person that could publicly act as member of the PS. So we made the Kazami Yuuya character. Amuro works on his own, so it was hard to see the situation of the police divisions from his viewpoint. And Kazami in this movie is the "right-handed man" of Amuro, who belongs to the "Zero" organization..."
  
Caption: Episode 231, the bus hijack. And the line in episode 280 “you’ll protect me, won’t you?” was a topic during the interview.
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Caption:"Kazami, one of the very few that contact "Zero". Sakurai-san and Aoyama-sensei consulted each other, and they decided he'd be older than Amuro, 30 years old. (Movie 22)"
  
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A (continued from above question): "That's how he's depicted. The "right hand man" is thing that exists, I was told about it from an ex-PS person who I used as reference. Since officers currently on duty in the PS wouldn't tell us anything. This man, who can contact "Zero", is apparently chosen through someone's selection. It'd seem their skillfulness and personality are checked out so I guess that Kazami was evaluated to have the right kind of personality.  
Born March 30th. Tokyo Province. Main works: “Ranma ½” as female Ranma, “Slayers” as Lina Inverse, “Evangelion” as Ayanami Ray, “Cowboy Bebop” as Fey, etc.
 
  
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Since he became that role, on paper it says he's an officer in the training and is sent to the National Police Agency once, so he should have a period of enrollment in the NPA as well. There he makes his connection with the "Zero" organization. And the final decision of directing him towards Amuro is carried out by the "backstage administrator". Kazami can't tell his colleagues about him being in contact with "Zero". The only one who knows about the "right hand man" of each investigator and the collaborators is the "backstage administrator".
  
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Q: "What do you think are the best spots and points to focus upon of this movie?"<br>
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A: "The relations between characters are also one of those "best spots". That's the usual citation. The "collaborators" of the PS aren't simple informers. They're like climbing partners connecting their lives to each other through a life rope, as if they were mountain-climbing. They have their field of work's "justice" and life beyond logic. They share those with each other. Regardless of being "good" or bad", I think they are some of the best spots.
  
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Also, it's about the guest characters, but, they all have fond memories... But if I talk about this, you'll realize the truth of the case so it's hard to converse about this topic... (laughs). "
  
TV Anime & Movie Director
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Caption: "The recipe of the ham sandwiches that Amuro exposed and became a topic, was a suggestion by Sakurai-san. Also, the PSP is called "ham" in jargon. (Episode 813)"
  
Q: When you assumed your role as the director of the TV series, it was around the time Haibara made her debut.<br>
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Q: "Did you have in mind depicting each's of Amuro's triple faces separately?"<br>
A: Truth to be told, her debut episode, 129… I saw most of it for the first time when it aired. It’d been worked on before I became director, so…
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A: "He has the same feeling of justice at all times, whether he's being Furuya or he's being Bourbon. So I took into mind that they are the same at the bottom of their hearts, when writing them. Even if he gets a gun pointed at him during his covert investigation and is about to be exposed as a NOC, or even if he's working part-time at the Poirot. At the bottom of his heart he's the same Furuya Rei. It's not like he's working at the Poirot to relax, I think he does that to assimilate with society.
  
Q: And then you directed the 2004 movie, “Magician of the silver wings”.<br>
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But his aspect of mingling with society as "a man about to turn 30, working part-time in a café while learning to be a detective" is something that I do think that it's not very reasonable (laughs). If there's someone with some age to them who work part-time at a café while learning how to be a detective, I would feel anxious.  
A: I think that the first time Conan called Haibara “pal” was in the script of the 2007 movie, “Azure Jolly Roger”. The script was by Kawashibara. I thought that Aoyama-sensei would correct it but it went sans a hitch. I was “ah, then it’s fine!”. And that’s when I feel like that Haibara’s directionaly was set, with her being his “pal”.  
 
  
Q: You returned to being TV series director in 2012.<br>
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However, he's good at acting, has a wide capacity, and his information processing ability must be very high as well. Don't they ask him "Amuro-san, what are you doing at your age?"...? There must be something on him that doesn't make you think about that (laughs).
A: In episode 684, “Bubbles, steam and smoke (1st part)”, I had Okiya say something uncalled for, and Aoyama-sensei did scold me (laughs).<br>
 
“A pretty unreliable knight, aren’t you?”<br>
 
“I’ll protect you even if I stake my life on it, princess”<br>
 
I added that conversation because we had some length of the episode to fill in. Since it wasn’t clear that Okiya = Akai then I thought it’d be fine but… (laughs). Haibara’s character has changed a lot lately, compared to her debut.<br>
 
It’s fun to make episodes in which she bounces, thinking that she doesn’t need to be so tense and can have it easier.
 
  
Q: Please tell us about “Episode ONE”, which aired on December 2016<br>
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If you asked about which of his faces is most charming, then I'd say all of them are. The vectors of charm are different, each of them are precious and cool. But, well, I haven't written much of his "Bourbon" face so if I get to write about him on the future I guess I'd write about Bourbon. He has a belief of justice yet carries out evil... Normally, one would puncture at that. But Amuro can do it. I think that that's why he was promoted to working the "Zero" organization.  
A: We had to swell the story of the 1st episode so the first ideas were the initial and last Sherry scenes. I had Aoyama-sensei check as well. The coffee beans and the satou being in a drug vial was an homage to a SF novel named “Inherit the stars”. I thought it’d be neat, since it’d feel like (what a) scientist (would do).<br>
 
Her crossing paths with Shinichi and leading her to realize he’s shrunk was something that I thought during the making, was like “ah, this’ll do fine” and I decided on it.
 
  
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A: "I was ordered that, in the spin-offs linking to the movies, no-one could die. If it had to be a mystery in the café where no-one died, it would have to be a story about food or drinks. The reason I used ham sandwiches in Episode 813 "The shadow creeping on Amuro", was due to the perception of "He's public safety (公安 / kouan) so cheap (安い / yasui) ham (ハム) (combined make 公 (kou)) will do" (laughs).
  
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That recipe was something I had on mind, and, of course I've sometimes made those sandwiches. But I was told that eventually they would be served at cafés... If I had known that, then I wouldn't have used a steamer to make them (laughs). That way of making them is hard, actually.
  
Animation director, director, animator. Has been in “Detective Conan” when it began airing in 1996, and began directing when episode 119. He’s been working in the movies since the 1st one and has been director from the 8th one to the 14th one. In 2012 he went back to being TV series director and has also been in charge of special programs and so.
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And episode 898, the spin-off of "Zero the enforcer", titled "The cake melted", had me taking that aspect into account. Apart from cakes, I made stews with a good-looking pink color. Nowadays they call those "being instagrammable" (laughs). If you take lycopene at the morning, it's good for the body so I use tomatoes, and added milk so that they would match the set drinks of coffee or black tea."
  
 
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Q: "Please give us a message to the readers to wrap up."<br>
Q: What episode left an impression in you?<br>
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A: "I think that, in the 1st time viewing, you will empathize with Conan, the protagonist, and see things from his PoV, but... If you switch your PoV to Amuro in your 2nd viewing, you become the culprit in the 3rd viewing. There's actually a 4th PoV, but... If I give out details about it you'll figure out the culprit (laughs). Anyway, I think that it'd be good if you can enjoy it at least for 4 times."
A: I guess it’s episode 247 “The mystery caught in the net (2nd part)”, when she (Haibara) introduces herself to Ran. Looks like there are some in the streets who take it as a declaration of war, but is it the case…? (laughs)<br>
 
She feels like she’s blown it away…? Or so I think…<br>
 
In “The disappearance of Edogawa Conan”, the scriptwriter Uchida Kenji got to like Haibara so he got very excited (laughs)<br>
 
But after the dubbing ended, Hayashibara told us “she blew it away, so why are you making this?” (laughs).<br>
 
In some of the movies… In “The Detectives’ Requiem”, she acted like an uneasy child or how she got beaten up by one of the culprits in “The Lost Ship of the Skies”. The gap between cute and cool is fun to make.
 
 
 
Q: That gap is her charm, yes?<br>
 
A: The answer isn’t that simple. She originally was a grown up girl, but when she’s with the kids she feels like she’s their big sis. I think I like it most when she’s with the DBs. But the animation is hard given how there’s so many characters (onscreen) (laughs)
 
 
 
Q: What kind of future developments do you expect?<br>
 
A: Hard to say… Even if Conan puts distance with Haibara and beats the org, I’m not sure whether she’ll agree with him on that. If she doesn’t get involved, she might feel like the issue hasn’t been solved…<br>
 
I hope it ends up in peace. But it depends on Aoyama-sensei, though (laughs)
 
 
 
Q: Please give us a message for the fans!<br>
 
A: We’re doing our best while thinking about her, so please watch on with warmth to what’s coming next. By the way, I recently use a Tanita weight scale and she scolds me “don’t neglect exercise” (laughs)<br>
 
At some point I’ve become older than Professor Agasa (laughs).
 
 
 
Caption: the “I’ll show you something interesting” line is one spot where Aoyama-sensei intervened. It’d seem it originally was different words but with similar contents.
 
 
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===Kappei Yamaguchi M23 interview===
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===Special Conan Movie Staff interview===
'''Date:''' April 2, 2019
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'''Date:''' May 23, 2018<br>
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'''Published in:''' Shonen Sunday Super
 
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[https://natalie.mu/comic/pp/conan-movie2019 Raw]<br>
 
[https://wsstalkback.blogspot.com/2019/04/detective-conan-fist-of-blue-sapphire.html Translation]
 
 
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<u>'''なんかもう、「ダイ・ハード」みたいになっていた'''</u>
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──今日、初めて「紺青の拳」の試写をご覧になったんですよね(取材は4月2日の完成披露舞台挨拶の前に行われた)。
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観てきました。面白かったですよ! 収録のときはまだ画が完成していないのと、音楽や効果音も入っていない状態なので、全体が見えるわけじゃないんです。なので改めて完成したものを観て、これはみんなワクワクする作品になったんじゃないかと思いました。それにしてもかなりスケールの大きな作品になったなという感じはしましたね。なかなかね、人間離れした人たちがたくさん出てくるから(笑)。
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'''Date:''' December 6, 2018<br>
──はい。後半は驚きの連続で、1回観ただけでは処理しきれない感じがありました(笑)。
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そうなんですよ。収録のときも画面がどうなっているかわからないから、「えっ、これってどうなってるの? まさかこうなってるの?」なんてみんなで話していて。あそこまで突き抜けた作品になったら、これはこれで楽しいなって思います。なんかもう、「ダイ・ハード」みたいになってましたよね(笑)。
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──そうですね(笑)。推理シーンに勝るぐらい、アクションのインパクトがすごいことになっているなと。
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もちろん謎解きも見どころなんですが、その印象を上回る派手さがありますよね。でも今回は怪盗キッドが出てくる話なので、これくらい派手でいいのかなと思います。
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──怪盗キッドが劇場版に登場するのは、2015年に公開された「名探偵コナン 業火の向日葵」以来、4年ぶりとなります。メインキャラクターとして劇場版に登場することが決まったときはどう感じられましたか?
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案外早かったなという印象でした。毎年本編の最後に来年の劇場版の告知があるので、(昨年公開された)「ゼロの執行人」の収録のときはもう次回作のメインキャラクターがキッドになることは聞いていたんです。それがもう1年半くらい前になるんですかね。もう少し空くかなと思っていたのですが。
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1-Gosho confirms that Carasuma is the boss<br>
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2-the end of Haibara gonna surprise everyone<br>
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3-look forward to Vol 96<br>
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More details:<br>
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-about Vol 96:<br>
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Gosho : i drew a sad story in Vol 96 (file  1015-1017) and disappointment of Heiji (file 1018-1021) and please look forward to more tricks and the relation between characters (file 1022-1026)<br>
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-about Reneya:<br>
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Gosho hinted that revealing of Carasuma being the boss at that time was planned carefully<br>
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-about Haibara:<br>
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Gosho: everyone is wondering how things gonna develop with Haibara and How gonna be her end ?....i guess her end gonna surprise everyone.... because she is .... Aaaaah i can't say that (laugh)<br>
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──「名探偵コナン」は長らく国民的アニメとして愛されていますが、2013年から6年連続で劇場版の興行収入を更新するなど、近年ますます注目が集まっていると感じます。そんなタイミングで、怪盗キッドがメインとなる劇場版が公開されるわけですが……。
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興行収入を更新しているというのも、スタッフ一同としては、一生懸命作ったものに対してのご褒美のようなものと捉えていて、なので今回もいつも通り楽しく収録させていただきました。
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===Nagasaki Newspaper New Years short interview===
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──本編の内容を思い返してみても、収録現場はとても楽しそうです。
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「コナン」はいろいろな事件が起こる作品ではあるんですが、収録自体はいたって和気あいあいと進むんです。劇場版は1日で録るので、今年も朝から夜の0時過ぎまで収録していました。その間はずっと集中していたわけですけど、すごく楽しい収録だったなという印象が残っていますね。
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'''Translated by:''' Holmes [Gingle Bells] (from Discord)
  
<u>'''京極さんは、安室さんとは真逆のタイプの人'''</u>
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──今回の劇場版では、京極真もキーパーソンとして活躍しています。劇場版で京極にスポットが当たるのは今回が初めてとなりますが。
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Q: What has 2018 been like?<br>
京極さんはカッコいいですよね。僕は京極さんの不器用なところ嫌いじゃないです。園子に一途で、きっと空手と園子があればほかにはなんにもいらないんだろうなこの人は、みたいな感じがあって。でもその一途さが故に、愛情表現が不器用になってしまうところがある。去年の(「ゼロの執行人」にメインキャラクターとして登場した)安室さんとは真逆にいるようなタイプの人ですよね。
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──純朴でちょっと天然な一面があったり、安室透とはまた違った魅力を持っていますよね。
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A: A police academy year? (laughs)
あとは“漢”と書いて“おとこ”と読むみたいな部分もある(笑)。この劇場版を通して、京極さんのことを好きになる人はきっと多いんじゃないかなと思います。ただ、彼はもはや人間ではなくなってきているなって(笑)。クライマックスでも1人だけオーラが立ち昇って、もう別ジャンルのキャラクターになってましたからね。キッド個人としては、あまり関わりたくないです(笑)。
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──園子はキッドのことになるとつい「キッド様」と目を輝かせてしまうので、京極の嫉妬の矛先はそのままキッドに向いてしまいます。
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A: Tetsuya Chiba-sensei, Monkey Punch-sensei and Mitsuru Adachi-sensei.
 
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そうなんですよ。だから園子にはもう少し静かにしていてほしいですね(笑)。でも今回の劇場版の中で、キッドが京極さんとやり合うシーンがありますけど、なかなかに攻撃をかわしてますからね。キッドも相当じゃない?と。
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Q: In 1987, Magic Kaito; in 1988 Yaiba; in 1994 Detective Conan... Such important works have been published one after another. What do you think about Conan's popularity?<br>
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A: Really, is that "popular"?
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Q: How many staff people are there at [your] workplace? What is the atmosphere like?<br>
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A: Six people. The atmosphere is friendly!
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Q: What is the most impressive scene in the manga?<br>
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A: The pages where the boss was exposed!
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Q: in Conan's world, what is the character that particularly matches your personality?<br>
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A: Kogoro! (laughs)
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Q: Conan movies broke the franchise record for the sixth time in a row at the box office. The popularity is rapidly raising!<br>
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A: I am amazed too! (laughs)
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Q: Have you ever visited Nagasaki? It's such an impressive place.<br>
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A: I once went to Huis Ten Bosch* during a company outing with Aoyama Prod.<br>
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Q: This summer, in addition to the Forensic Division Exhibition, there will be events and talk shows with Conan's voice actors. Finally, please tell something brief [a few words] to Nagasaki people.<br>
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A: Speaking about Nagasaki, for the main theme song of "Zero the Enforcer" I am much obliged to Masaharu Fukuyama! I really enjoyed Huis Ten Bosch, and I would like to go there again. I wanna try authentic Nagasaki Vegetable Salad! (laughs)<br>
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──かわすほうが技術が必要だったりしますもんね。
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そうそう、だからキッドは身体能力が高いんだなと思いました。
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'''Date:''' January 18, 2019
 
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──今回はキッドとコナンが共闘するシーンも見どころの1つだと思います。「天空の難破船(ロスト・シップ)」の収録の際は、コナン役の高山みなみさんと「コナンとキッドの距離が近づきすぎているかもしれないから、もう少し離れてみようか」というお話をされたそうですが、今回の劇場版でのキッドとコナンの距離感はいかがでしょうか?
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いい距離感だと思いますよ。決して近からず、遠からずというか。やっぱりお互い信頼はおいていると思うんですけれど、根本にある“怪盗”と“探偵”という距離感は保っている。完成した映像を観て、改めていい距離感だなと思いました。
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Megumi Hayashibara:
  
──収録中、そのあたりについて高山さんとはお話しされたんですか。
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Q: Haibara made her debut in the anime in January, 1999. This year is the 20th anniversary of that debut.<br>
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A: Her debut was the end of the century, yes. The age fits that occasion, yes. I was familiar with the cast of the “Conan” characters so I had no resistance in joining them. I’d often acted together with Ogata Kenichi (Agasa VA), and Takayama Minami (Conan VA) also politely taught me many things.<br>
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The tale about (Takayama’s) debut did impress me a lot. You could say that she showed a general outlook in the 1st episode (of the series) and the guidelines were established upon that. I was confident that I would do well with her.
  
今回の劇場版では、コナンくんとキッドが、お互いに集めてきた情報をまとめていくような会話のシーンが多い。なので「これは説明としてどうだろう?」とか、そういったことは話しましたね。キャラクターそのものについてはお互い信頼しているし、言わずもがなの部分ではあるので。そういったことよりも、台本上でキッドがコナンに頼りすぎているかなと感じた部分があれば、セリフの捉え方やニュアンスで変化をつけたり、ちょっと言葉を入れ替えてみようかとか、そういったことについてよく話し合っていました。
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Q: How have you felt Haibara’s changes and growth over these 20 years?<br>
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A: At first, she was shutting everything within her heart, but…  The Professor’s warmth, and his lack of concern gradually heals her and allows her to regain a human flavor-like aspect to her. The Detective Boys also try to cheer her and it’s not like they force themselves to do so. The casual everyday convos make her shed tears, too.<br>
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Also, sharing her secret with Kudo, who’s in the same situation as her, she gains the feeling that she’s not the only one (in that state). In episodes 822-823 (“The suspects are a devoted couple”), she went to great extremes… Yes! (laughs)<br>
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She did support Higo, but to think she’d butt into the issue of (his) girlfriend… Her scene in which she syncs with Uncle (Kogoro). I was like “Huh? What’s gotten into her?” (laughs).<br>
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I was “Ai-chan can now make these faces”. It’s perplexing but I’m also happy at it. Even if she’s told “you’re pretty nervous”, I guess she’d reply “that’s not the case”. But it’s not like the issues with the organization have been solved, so she can’t lower the guard!
  
──コナンに頼らずとも、キッドはキッドで考えて動いていると。
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Q: Is there something you take into account when acting in such scenes?<br>
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A: I stop to think at how much her heart must have moved. Trying to examine the max values of how to express emotions… I guess? She’s a girl who doesn’t express gratitude with her face or words so I do (think) about how to express her human side.<br>
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Also, the acting doesn’t change much regardless of her size. When she’s being rough with Conan, I act in a way that doesn’t feel much different from her adult state. My voice cords are thin so I increase the tone a bit when she’s in her child form.
  
キッドもそれなりに切れ者なので。これぐらいの真実だったらキッド個人でも辿り着くことができるんじゃないかなと思う部分があれば、そういったところのニュアンスを相談したりします。ただ、推理はコナンくんのお家芸なので。そこはキッドもコナンを信頼しているところではあると思うんです。
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Q: Please tell us about “Episode ONE” aired on December, 2016.<br>
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A: I am sorry, but I didn’t see it when it aired. It was very harsh to re-confirm that her sister existed after hearing her voice… When I met with (Tamagawa) Sakiko (Akemi VA) in the studio (continues in next page)
  
──これまでのシリーズでもキッドとコナンが共闘するシーンはありましたが、今作は今まで以上に2人が一緒にいる時間が長かったですよね。
 
  
そうですね。ずーっと一緒にいますからね。コナンくんをシンガポールに連れてきたのもキッドですし。でもひどいですよね、スーツケースに入れて連れてくるなんて(笑)。
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──まさかのスーツケースでしたからね(笑)。そんなキッドとコナンの関係性というのも、これまでの長い付き合いの中で徐々に変化している部分があるのかなと感じました。
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A: (continues from previous page) it was very fun. We talked about recent status and so. But when her part in the dubbing ended, I felt like “Ah… I can’t hear to her voice anymore”... I guess that the episode of the answering machine in the film “Countdown to Heaven” stuck a nail on me. I loved hearing to her voice during the pre-screening (of the movie).<br>
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Now you have SNS and videos amongst other seals to feel the traces of that person, but you could say that, back in those times, the answering machine was the only one. The voice alone brings a lot of memories, it does. I think she does care about her big sister.<br>
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Those feelings revive so that’s why I avoided “Episode ONE”... But I did face it. And it was harsh, indeed. And once again I felt that I’d done something terrible. The drug that I (Haibara) had made tore apart two people who were happy. I guess that back then (Episode ONE) improving the results of her research was the only meaningful (thing) in her life.  If it’d been used for treating diseases or so, had been given a correct use, it might’ve been a great drug but…
  
キッドが初めて「名探偵コナン」に登場したときは、あくまでコナンの好敵手の立場として出ていて。「天空の難破船」のあたりくらいからかな。黒羽快斗の部分が「名探偵コナン」の作中にもチラつくようになって、少し変わってきた部分があるのかなと思います。最初に出会ったときは「怪盗はあざやかに獲物を盗み出す創造的な芸術家だが、探偵はその跡を見て難癖つけるただの批評家に過ぎないんだぜ?」と言っていたキッドが、今回の劇場版の中では「握った拳の中にまるで何かがあるように思わせるのがマジシャンで、その拳を開く前に中身を言い当てるのが探偵だろ?」っていう言い方をしてるんです。そういったセリフ1つとっても、ずいぶん変わったなと。コナンくんに対しての信頼っていうのは、やっぱり彼の中にも絶対あるんだと思います。
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Q: Please tell us about the relationship between her and Conan (Shinichi)<br>
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A: Lately, it feels harmonizing, as if they were an old couple married to each other! There were periods in which (the relationship) sways, too. It doesn’t go to the point of love, but I think they believe and rely on each other.<br>
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As of now, you could say it’s a tie… You (Conan) move, and I (Haibara) investigate… It feels like those roles have been established and thus their feelings aren’t too disrupted, I guess. I myself have changed, too.<br>
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I lately sit next to Minami during dubbing. She doesn’t get to interact (often) with Ran so I don’t get to met her (VA) in the dubbings… And I got shocked when I saw Wakana (Ran VA) sitting next to Minami during the movie dubbings!  I was like “ah? That’s not my seat?”. I did think “oh??” while choosing a seat from where I could have a good look at both (laughs).<br>
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And that seat is the one next to the professor’s (Agasa’s) and is my current location. At some point, Micchan (Ootani Ikue, Mitsuhiko VA) comes next to us too… There’s a battle over the seats inside of me and I was in an ill mood for a while. But as time passes, and even more when seeing “Episode ONE”... I feel like “sorry for that” (laughs).
  
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Q: (Conan) told (her) she was (his) “pal” in the movies, too.<br>
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A: Hmmm… “Pal, huh? (For now)”. I think it’s just in relation as the “pal” to solve a case. Each movie has a different way to depict their relationships. In the “Sunflowers of inferno”, for example, she was shown swaying from time to time. So I guess she must have those feelings. She must be shutting them within her depths.
  
<u>'''快斗と新一はいい友人に? ……それはどうでしょう(笑)'''</u>
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Q: How does she feel about Ran?<br>
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A: Wow. Now that’s a difficult (question). I guess that the (feeling) within her depths is a feeling of guilt. She likes her cute spots and feels a bit envious. And she sees her sister on her… She feels healed, but she probably thinks “it’s not like you’re the one who made me remember about my sis” afterwards. She’s indecise.
  
──キッド個人としてはどうでしょう? 最初の頃と現在とでは、イメージが変わってきた部分はあるのでしょうか。
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Q: So it’s more complicated than what she feels about Conan, yes?<br>
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A: She can lash out at Conan, so… She talks about 70% of the feelings and falsifies the remaining 30%, but… There’s many things about Ran that she can’t express in words. She briefly thinks “let’s tell her all I want to say” but then erases that line of thought (laughs).<br>
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But she does want Ran to laugh, and feels sorry when she sees her cry when she (Ran) thinks of Shinichi. Yes, it’s the most complicated feeling she has.
  
今回の劇場版の中でもそんなに“キッドキッド”してしゃべっていないんですよね。コナンくんと一緒にいるときは、かなりニュートラルな状態になっている。黒羽快斗の部分で接していることのほうが多くなってきたのかなとは思います。
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Q: What do you think about the progress in Ran and Shinichi’s relationship in the school trip episodes?<br>
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A: She can accept their relationship, but feels rough when it’s about Conan and Ran. Maybe she’ll make a drug to split (Conan and Shinichi) into two… Kidding (laughs)<br>
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I do clearly switch the switches when calling him either “Edogawa-kun” or “Kudou-kun” in the dubbing (sessions). The premise is that she’s an elementary student but has a bit of adult feeling to her.
  
──「コナン」に登場し始めた頃のキッドは、もう少しミステリアスな雰囲気がありました。
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Q: Professor Agasa and the DBs, who healed her heart. Tell us about them.<br>
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A: I love them! (laughs). The Professor is hiding her, but she’s strict to him about food and he lowers his eyebrows, overwhelmed. How cute she is! She’s also curious about the (relationship) with Fusae, too. She wishes for him to be happy… “Ah! It’s the person of the Fusae brand which you like, Ai-chan!” “Marry her, Professor… I’ll be able to get tons of bag samples!” (laughs)<br>
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Kidding. Well, her desire to possess is linked to life-force too! (continues next page)
  
そうですよね。最近は「レディース&ジェントルメン!」なんて言いませんからね(笑)。
 
  
──あはは(笑)。確かにあまり聞かなくなりました。
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以前よりも黒羽快斗という1人の青年の部分が色濃く出るようになった気がします。それも「天空の難破船」のあたりから砕けてきたのかなと。あのヤギを撫でていたあたりから(笑)。
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(Continues from previous page)
  
──そういったキッドの姿を見ていると、快斗と新一はいい友人関係になれるんじゃないかなと思ったりもするのですが。
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A: The 3 DBs are very cute and attractive. I feel like a mother to them. I’d rather keep them out of danger than solve a case… Since Kudou-kun will solve it, anyway.
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I guess she shows her meaning of existence by protecting the kids. She does wish to be protected, too, but doing nothing but that would be stiff and harsh.
  
いやあ、どうでしょうねえ? どうなんでしょうかね?(笑) 結局のところは追う立場のものと、追われる立場のものですからね。
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Q: She sometimes cooperates with the DB to face big crises.<br>
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A: She’s pretty cool-headed. Since she’s actually driven herself to the point of dying. And she still feels, sometimes, that she should die… And that’s why she can be cool. I think she earned her strength by leaving the organization. Not because she experienced a frightening organization, but because she’s still alive after running from there.
  
──なるほど……。ちなみに、山口さんは「名探偵コナン」で工藤新一と怪盗キッド、似た顔の2人のキャラクターを演じていますが、演じ分けはどういうふうに考えているのでしょうか。
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Q: What about Akai Shuichi / Okiya Subaru?<br>
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A: Sheesh! It’s a complicated topic, and it’s hard to answer! (laughs)<br>
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How much suspicion she puts in her words and how much of it she lashes out at him...She’s very good at considering those, yes. Voicing them aloud and avoiding lying… That’s Ai-chan for you (laughs)<br>
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Also, Ikeda Shuichi’s voice is, for me, a “peaceful trauma”. In “Tico of the 7 seas”, the protagonist I voice is kidnapped, his father, played by Ikeda, comes to rescue him and says “it’s alright!”, but… When I heard that, I broke into tears.<br>
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“Ah, it’s really alright”... I felt incredibly relieved. That imprinting made me feel that Akai wasn’t a bad guy ever since he made his debut. There’s a kind of link between the actors and the roles they play.<br>
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But I didn’t feel that from Subaru so I was on the watchout when he firstly appeared (laughs). Okiayu’s (Subaru VA) oozing voice and mysterious feeling (?).... <br>
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Eating curry or adding litmus paper to the stew… Inspector Ayanokouji, also voiced by him, is charming, but… When he becomes Subaru you can’t trust him. I think it’s wonderful (laughs)
  
それはもう感覚的なものですね。声も特別変えているわけではなく、それぞれに“工藤新一エッセンス”と“怪盗キッドエッセンス”みたいなものをちょっとずつ分けるという感じ。キッドが出てきてくれたことによって、意外と新一はクールなキャラクターではなく、熱血タイプなんだなっていうことがわかりました。なのでどちらかというとキッドにクールな部分を残して、新一からはそういう部分を削っていって。新一をアツい性格のキャラクターにしてみたら、意外と「あ、これでいいかも」と思うようになりました。
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Q: What about the org chasing Haibara?<br>
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A: When it’s an episode involving them, I don’t feel like going to the studio. I don’t want to bump into Gin… When Gin thinks of Sherry, she was (shown) half-nude, but… Why? (laughs) I don’t want to know the reason of (his) obsession (with her), either. Because I’ll have to take it in if I got to know it.<br>
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Bun Gin also makes mistakes, and gives a “snap” feeling. Vermouth’s confidence is scary. Feels like she (Vermouth) would betray the org, too. Also… I don’t want to get involved with Amuro (laughs).<br>
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He’s 120% cool on the outside, but his “on-off switch” is quite baffling. Since he also intended to kill Sherry… Huh? That he might’ve been intending to protect her as a PSB officer?
  
──確かに新一は物事に真っ直ぐで、キッドのほうが少し飄々としている印象があります。そういった部分も山口さんのお芝居から感じました。
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Q: It’s possible that he was shocked at being unable to protect the daughter of Elena, whom he revered.<br>
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A; Feel it, then, feel it! (laughs)<br>
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Thinking of it from the PoV of him being in the org, his skills at infiltrating and his ability to fascinate others, he’s quite the outstanding type. I really don’t want to end up liking him so I feel like not getting close to him (laughs). I think that I’ll waver if I have some odd emotion going on.<br>
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I, as Ai-chan, I don’t want to make any more “dear persons”. Because I’ll be unable to let go of them.
  
あとは観てくれている皆さんが、そう聴き分けてくれている。僕自身の演じ分けとしては、新一のほうが真っ直ぐ見据えてしゃべっていて、キッドのほうが上から見下ろしているような感じ。そういうイメージを持ちながら演じています。
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Q: The org’s pursuit has cooled down, but what kind of developments do you expect to happen?<br>
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A: “Oh, no! Because Vermouth knows that (Haibara) is alive, you know? But that’s why… Aoyama-sensei is drawing a brighter Ai-chan. She’s becoming a normal girl. I’d like to say “it’s alright”. But if that happens then the work will end so (laughs)<br>
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Development in which she faces the regrets and self-condemnation within her, and involvements with the org that’ll make me skip a heartbeat… I predict that that’s what’ll happen. But until then I want to enjoy the everyday routine.<br>
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I was very shocked at seeing her family, who were recently shown in the manga!
  
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Q: Please give us a message for the fans. <br>
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A: The swing width of “Ai-chan likeness” has expanded but her unmelting ice is within me so… She looks cute but scary at the same time… I hope you love her with a broad sight.
  
<u>'''懐かしくも新しいキッドのコスチューム'''</u>
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Caption: Episode 231, the bus hijack. And the line in episode 280 “you’ll protect me, won’t you?” was a topic during the interview.
  
──先日、金曜ロードSHOW!で「世紀末の魔術師」が放送された際にはSNSも大きく賑わっていました。中には「キッドが初恋」と語るファンの方もいて。
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Born March 30th. Tokyo Province. Main works: “Ranma ½” as female Ranma, “Slayers” as Lina Inverse, “Evangelion” as Ayanami Ray, “Cowboy Bebop” as Fey, etc.
  
……やっぱり、あの頃のキッドのほうがみんな好きなんですかね?(笑) 皆さんの反応を見ていて、キザなキッドのほうがお好きなのかなって思ったりしました。
 
  
──ちょっとミステリアスでキザなところがあって、幼心にはいわゆる少女マンガのヒーローっぽいキッドに惹かれるところがあったのかもしれないですね。
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でもねえ、小学1年生の女の子の家のベランダに飛び降りて、「飛び続けるのに疲れて、羽を休めていたただの魔法使いですよ」みたいなこと……(笑)。改めて観て、ちょっと「ふふ」って笑っちゃいました。
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Yasuichiro Yamamoto
  
──そんなキッドがカッコいいと思います(笑)。そんなふうに少女たちの“初恋”でありながら今も愛され続けているキッドですが、山口さんは彼の人気の理由はどこにあると考えていますか?
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TV Anime & Movie Director
  
やっぱり、白いシルクハットにタキシードにマントという、キッドのあのビジュアルからしてカッコいいですよね。(黒羽快斗を主人公に描く)「まじっく快斗」自体が青山先生の中でも初期の作品ですから、怪盗キッドのキャラクターデザインもずいぶん前にされているものだと思うんです。アイコン的にキャラクターの出で立ちを作り込んであったと思うんですが、どこか懐かしい雰囲気のデザインでありながら、かえって今だと新しく感じるというか。今日劇場で観ていても思いましたけど、やっぱりキッドのコスチュームはすごく映えますよね。そういったシルエットからも魅力を感じさせるキャラクターだなと思います。
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Q: When you assumed your role as the director of the TV series, it was around the time Haibara made her debut.<br>
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A: Truth to be told, her debut episode, 129… I saw most of it for the first time when it aired. It’d been worked on before I became director, so…
  
──キッドの存在は目を引きますし、彼がいると画面が華やぎますよね。
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Q: And then you directed the 2004 movie, “Magician of the silver wings”.<br>
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A: I think that the first time Conan called Haibara “pal” was in the script of the 2007 movie, “Azure Jolly Roger”. The script was by Kawashibara. I thought that Aoyama-sensei would correct it but it went sans a hitch. I was “ah, then it’s fine!”. And that’s when I feel like that Haibara’s directionaly was set, with her being his “pal”.
  
日本で“名探偵”といえば金田一耕助や明智小五郎が挙がると思うんですが、例えば今、街頭インタビューで「名探偵といえば?」と聞いたら、そのあたりを飛び越えて「コナン」と答える人も多いんじゃないかと思うんです。それくらい大きな存在になっていると感じるんですが、キッドも「コナン」に出るようになってから認知される部分は大きくなったと思いますし、同じように「怪盗といえば?」という質問をしたら「怪盗キッド」と答えてくれる人も増えてるんじゃないでしょうか。
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Q: You returned to being TV series director in 2012.<br>
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A: In episode 684, “Bubbles, steam and smoke (1st part)”, I had Okiya say something uncalled for, and Aoyama-sensei did scold me (laughs).<br>
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“A pretty unreliable knight, aren’t you?”<br>
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“I’ll protect you even if I stake my life on it, princess”<br>
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I added that conversation because we had some length of the episode to fill in. Since it wasn’t clear that Okiya = Akai then I thought it’d be fine but… (laughs). Haibara’s character has changed a lot lately, compared to her debut.<br>
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It’s fun to make episodes in which she bounces, thinking that she doesn’t need to be so tense and can have it easier.
  
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Q: Please tell us about “Episode ONE”, which aired on December 2016<br>
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A: We had to swell the story of the 1st episode so the first ideas were the initial and last Sherry scenes. I had Aoyama-sensei check as well. The coffee beans and the satou being in a drug vial was an homage to a SF novel named “Inherit the stars”. I thought it’d be neat, since it’d feel like (what a) scientist (would do).<br>
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Her crossing paths with Shinichi and leading her to realize he’s shrunk was something that I thought during the making, was like “ah, this’ll do fine” and I decided on it.
  
<u>劇場版を観て一番気になったのは……</u>
 
  
──では改めて、今回の劇場版の見どころを教えてください。
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たっくさんありますよ。今回は海外が舞台ということで、圧倒的に映像がきれい。すごく細かく描写されているので、観ていたらシンガポールに行きたくなりました(笑)。そこは本当にスタッフさんたちが熱を持って作ってくださっているんだなと思います。あとは、物語的にはコナンとキッドがずっと一緒の時間を過ごして、共闘する。それが1つの軸としてある中で、もう1つの軸である京極さんと園子の話もうまく組み合わさってくるんです。それに魅力的な敵キャラクターも登場します。なのでどのキャラクターの目線で見るかで、物語の見え方や感じ方も変わるのではないかなと。とは言いつつ、意外と登場人物は少ないので、それが話をわかりやすくしている要因なのかなと思います。見どころとなると……やっぱり今回はアクションなのかなあ。
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Animation director, director, animator. Has been in “Detective Conan” when it began airing in 1996, and began directing when episode 119. He’s been working in the movies since the 1st one and has been director from the 8th one to the 14th one. In 2012 he went back to being TV series director and has also been in charge of special programs and so.
  
──相当な迫力がありますもんね。
 
  
後半は手に汗握る、ドキドキするアクションが楽しめると思います。人間離れした京極さんのアクションが楽しめる一方で(笑)、彼のメンタルも描かれているので、そのあたりも注目かなと。彼の弱さみたいな部分も垣間見えるので、そういったところを見ると「やっぱりまだ高校生なんだな」って安心もしました。あとは……今日試写を観ていて一番気になったのが、エンディングでみんなが飛行機で帰国するシーンがあるんですけど、あのときのコナンくんはまたスーツケースの中に入ってるのかなって気になって(笑)。
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Q: What episode left an impression in you?<br>
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A: I guess it’s episode 247 “The mystery caught in the net (2nd part)”, when she (Haibara) introduces herself to Ran. Looks like there are some in the streets who take it as a declaration of war, but is it the case…? (laughs)<br>
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She feels like she’s blown it away…? Or so I think…<br>
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In “The disappearance of Edogawa Conan”, the scriptwriter Uchida Kenji got to like Haibara so he got very excited (laughs)<br>
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But after the dubbing ended, Hayashibara told us “she blew it away, so why are you making this?” (laughs).<br>
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In some of the movies… In “The Detectives’ Requiem”, she acted like an uneasy child or how she got beaten up by one of the culprits in “The Lost Ship of the Skies”. The gap between cute and cool is fun to make.
  
──確かに……コナンくんの姿は映されてなかったですね(笑)。
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Q: That gap is her charm, yes?<br>
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A: The answer isn’t that simple. She originally was a grown up girl, but when she’s with the kids she feels like she’s their big sis. I think I like it most when she’s with the DBs. But the animation is hard given how there’s so many characters (onscreen) (laughs)
  
……見どころを聞かれて、答えるのはそこじゃないだろうって感じですよね(笑)。
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Q: What kind of future developments do you expect?<br>
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A: Hard to say… Even if Conan puts distance with Haibara and beats the org, I’m not sure whether she’ll agree with him on that. If she doesn’t get involved, she might feel like the issue hasn’t been solved…<br>
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I hope it ends up in peace. But it depends on Aoyama-sensei, though (laughs)
  
'''Translation:''' From wsstalkback blogspot
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Q: Please give us a message for the fans!<br>
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A: We’re doing our best while thinking about her, so please watch on with warmth to what’s coming next. By the way, I recently use a Tanita weight scale and she scolds me “don’t neglect exercise” (laughs)<br>
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At some point I’ve become older than Professor Agasa (laughs).
  
<u>'''It's totally like it's “Die Hard” now.'''</u>
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Caption: the “I’ll show you something interesting” line is one spot where Aoyama-sensei intervened. It’d seem it originally was different words but with similar contents.
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── You've seen “Fist of Blue Sapphire” Today for the first time. (This interview was conducted April 2nd before the on stage greeting.<br>
 
{Tweet: If the Conan mass media comes then Wakana-chan will come too so it'll be a tale of going to see a movie with Ran~^^}<br>
 
Kappei (To be known as K): I saw it, and it was awesome! The footage wasn't complete when we did the recording so there wasn't any music or sound effects yet...it was incomplete. So when I got to see the whole thing completed I thought that it was really exciting. Moreover it felt like the scale for this movie had become even bigger. Like...superhuman almost. (Laughs).
 
  
── Right? It felt like there were so many surprises in the second half that came one after another. I think I'd need more than one viewing to process it all. (Laughs).<br>
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===Kappei Yamaguchi M23 interview===
K: I feel the same way. When we were doing the recording It was hard to tell how the artwork would turn out. “Huh? Wait how is this supposed to be? Whoa, that's really how it went down?” Was a lot of the talk between everyone. Though it's because it's a work that went past it's limits that it was so much fun. It's totally like “Die Hard” now. (Laughs).
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'''Date:''' April 2, 2019
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[https://natalie.mu/comic/pp/conan-movie2019 Raw]<br>
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[https://wsstalkback.blogspot.com/2019/04/detective-conan-fist-of-blue-sapphire.html Translation]
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<u>'''なんかもう、「ダイ・ハード」みたいになっていた'''</u>
  
── Totally. (Laughs) The Action scene have an impact that feel like they exceed the deduction scenes.<br>
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──今日、初めて「紺青の拳」の試写をご覧になったんですよね(取材は4月2日の完成披露舞台挨拶の前に行われた)。
K: Of course there are highlights to look out for to solve the mystery, but you really would get that impression from how flashy this movie is. Though since Kid showed up this time I think that the movie being full of flash was a good thing.
 
  
── Kaitou Kid last appeared in a movie in 2015 “Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno” --so 4 years ago. How did you feel when it was decided he'd be a main character in this film?<br>
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観てきました。面白かったですよ! 収録のときはまだ画が完成していないのと、音楽や効果音も入っていない状態なので、全体が見えるわけじゃないんです。なので改めて完成したものを観て、これはみんなワクワクする作品になったんじゃないかと思いました。それにしてもかなりスケールの大きな作品になったなという感じはしましたね。なかなかね、人間離れした人たちがたくさん出てくるから(笑)。
K: I was surprised to see that he was back so soon. Every year at the end of the movie they have a small preview for the next one, --which would have been “Zero's Enforcer” last year. During the recording of that movie it had already been decided that Kid would be the lead for the next one. Which was about a year and a half beforehand. I thought there'd be a little more time before we'd see him again.
 
  
── “Detective Conan” is an anime that has been long loved nationwide, but for six years since 2013 the box office revenues for the movies has only been rising, and it feels like in recent years they've really garnered a lot of attention. So for Kid to be the star of a movie with timing like this...<br>
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──はい。後半は驚きの連続で、1回観ただけでは処理しきれない感じがありました(笑)。
K: Even with the box office revenues rising, the staff puts all they've got into making the movies, so while it comes off as them working hard for an award it was still a fun atmosphere during recording this time around as always.
 
  
── Even looking back at the contents of the movie itself, it seems the recording studio is a fun place.<br>
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そうなんですよ。収録のときも画面がどうなっているかわからないから、「えっ、これってどうなってるの? まさかこうなってるの?」なんてみんなで話していて。あそこまで突き抜けた作品になったら、これはこれで楽しいなって思います。なんかもう、「ダイ・ハード」みたいになってましたよね(笑)。
K: Although “Conan” is the type of series where all kinds of cases happen, the recording sessions themselves proceed with a congenial air. We usually record the lines for the movie in one day, so this year too we were recording from early morning till midnight. We were engrossed in recording the whole time, but the impression after it was all done was just how much fun it was.
 
  
<u>'''Kyogoku is the complete opposite from Amuro'''</u>
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──そうですね(笑)。推理シーンに勝るぐらい、アクションのインパクトがすごいことになっているなと。
[[File:Kappei Yamaguchi M23 interview_2.jpg|150px|thumb]]
 
── In this movie Makoto Kyogoku is the key person. This is the first movie where Kyogoku has been in this position...<br>
 
K: Kyogoku sure is cool, right? I don't dislike how awkward he is. I feel like he's the type that as long as he has Sonoko and Karate he really doesn't need anything else. However, since he is fully dedicated to Sonoko, he finds it hard awkward to express his affections. Amuro who was the main character in “Zero's Enforcer” is different –Kyogoku is the complete opposite from Amuro.
 
  
── He's pure and just a little bit airheaded –his charm is quite different than Amuro's, huh?<br>
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もちろん謎解きも見どころなんですが、その印象を上回る派手さがありますよね。でも今回は怪盗キッドが出てくる話なので、これくらい派手でいいのかなと思います。
K: He puts the 'man' in manliness. (laughs). After seeing this movie I feel like the amount of Kyogoku fans will grow a bit. However, I feel like at this point he's no longer human. (laughs). At the climax his aura is incredible –it's almost as if he's a character from another genre completely. I think Kid will personally want to avoid getting involved with him. (laughs).
 
  
── Because whenever Sonoko thinks of Kid, she refers to him as “Kid-sama” and her eyes light up, Kyogoku bares his jealousy at Kid and faces him down, right?<br>
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──怪盗キッドが劇場版に登場するのは、2015年に公開された「名探偵コナン 業火の向日葵」以来、4年ぶりとなります。メインキャラクターとして劇場版に登場することが決まったときはどう感じられましたか?
K: That's right. It's probably why he wants Sonoko to be quiet a bit (laughs). However, in this movie Kid and Kyogoku have a scene where they fight, but they do a good job of avoiding each others attacks. Maybe Kid's a worthy opponent?
 
  
── He would need quite the technique to dodge those attacks, huh?<br>
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案外早かったなという印象でした。毎年本編の最後に来年の劇場版の告知があるので、(昨年公開された)「ゼロの執行人」の収録のときはもう次回作のメインキャラクターがキッドになることは聞いていたんです。それがもう1年半くらい前になるんですかね。もう少し空くかなと思っていたのですが。
K: That's right. It's why I think that Kid's actually pretty strong.
 
  
<u>'''Kid's trust in Conan.'''</u>
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──「名探偵コナン」は長らく国民的アニメとして愛されていますが、2013年から6年連続で劇場版の興行収入を更新するなど、近年ますます注目が集まっていると感じます。そんなタイミングで、怪盗キッドがメインとなる劇場版が公開されるわけですが……。
  
── This time around Kid and Conan have a scene where they fight on a united front. For the movie “The Lost Ship of the sky” Conan's voice actress Minami Takayama mentioned during recording that “Perhaps Kid and Conan are getting to close –maybe they need to back off a bit”. For this movie, what would you say the distance between Conan and Kid is?<br>
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興行収入を更新しているというのも、スタッフ一同としては、一生懸命作ったものに対してのご褒美のようなものと捉えていて、なので今回もいつも通り楽しく収録させていただきました。
K: I think they've got a good sense of distance. I don't think it's easily defined whether they're really close or far apart...I think they've just got a good sense of mutual trust in each other. I think the foundation for this is the sense of distance maintained between a “phantom thief” and a “detective”. Once I got to see the completed movie, I really thought once again that they have a good sense of distance.
 
  
── During the recording did you talk to Ms. Takayama about what she thought of this?<br>
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──本編の内容を思い返してみても、収録現場はとても楽しそうです。
K: In the movie there are a lot of scenes where Conan and Kid are gathering info together. Because of this conversations would come up like “How do we go about explaining this” and so on. Since the characters themselves have so much trust in each other, there are things that go without saying between them. If there are parts of the script where it does feel like Conan and Kid are relying on each other a bit too much, we change the nuance in the lines and the pretext, and if need be discuss changing the wording. She and I would talk about that quite often during recording.
 
  
── Even without relying on Conan, Kid does and thinks his own way.<br>
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「コナン」はいろいろな事件が起こる作品ではあるんですが、収録自体はいたって和気あいあいと進むんです。劇場版は1日で録るので、今年も朝から夜の0時過ぎまで収録していました。その間はずっと集中していたわけですけど、すごく楽しい収録だったなという印象が残っていますね。
K: Kid is a pretty sharp guy, so if there comes a time where one would wonder why he wouldn't be able to arrive at the truth on his own, We discuss the nuance of the lines. Conan's specialty is his deductions, so I think that's what Kid relies on and trusts Conan to do.
 
  
── There are scenes where Conan and Kid fight on a united front in the series, but this movie is the longest time they've been in each others company.<br>
 
K: That's right. They're together the whoooole time. It was Kid who brought Conan to Singapore after all. Though he's really cruel bringing him along in a suitcase (laughs.)
 
  
── He couldn't have possibly used just the suitcase, (laughs). Though despite things Conan and Kid have a history with each other, and it feels like through their long interactions that their relationship is slowly beginning to change.<br>
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<u>'''京極さんは、安室さんとは真逆のタイプの人'''</u>
K: When Kid first appeared in “Detective Conan” he already occupied the position of being a worthy rival. I think “The lost ship of the sky” more or less confirmed it? I think a bit of Kaito Kuroba that dazzles in the “Detective Conan” series is what has changed a little bit. At the beginning when they first met, Kid said “A phantom thief is an artist who steals dazzling game, while a Detective looks at those traces and overly criticizes them, you know?” Though this time around he says “The magician clenches his fist as if he's hiding something, and it's a Detective's role to guess what's hiding in it before the fist opens, right?” Although it's just one line it shows a whole lot of change. So I think within Kid there is a define amount of trust for Conan.
 
  
<u>'''...Are Kaitou and Shinichi good friends? ….I dunno about that. (laughs)...'''</u>
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──今回の劇場版では、京極真もキーパーソンとして活躍しています。劇場版で京極にスポットが当たるのは今回が初めてとなりますが。
[[File:Kappei Yamaguchi M23 interview_3.jpg|150px|thumb]]
 
── What is Kid like personally? From when we first met him to now, it feels like parts of his visage have changed, right?<br>
 
K: In this movie, there's not as much talk of Kid in general, really. When Kid and Conan are together, they're in a neutral state so I feel like there's way more contact with the Kaito Kuroba side of himself.
 
  
── When Kid first appeared in “Conan” it felt like he had a more enigmatic air about himself.<br>
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京極さんはカッコいいですよね。僕は京極さんの不器用なところ嫌いじゃないです。園子に一途で、きっと空手と園子があればほかにはなんにもいらないんだろうなこの人は、みたいな感じがあって。でもその一途さが故に、愛情表現が不器用になってしまうところがある。去年の(「ゼロの執行人」にメインキャラクターとして登場した)安室さんとは真逆にいるようなタイプの人ですよね。
K: That's right. Lately he doesn't even say “Ladies and Gentleman” anymore. (laughs).
 
  
── Ahaha (Laughs). It's true he doesn't say that much anymore.<br>
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──純朴でちょっと天然な一面があったり、安室透とはまた違った魅力を持っていますよね。
K: More than before it feels like there's a pronounced showing of the part of him that is Kaito Kuroba. A lot like there was in “The lost ship in the sky”. I feel like it really broke down then...right around the time where he was petting that goat. (laughs).
 
  
── On that note, when one looks at Kid, it kind of feels like he and Shinichi might become good friends..<br>
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あとは“漢”と書いて“おとこ”と読むみたいな部分もある(笑)。この劇場版を通して、京極さんのことを好きになる人はきっと多いんじゃないかなと思います。ただ、彼はもはや人間ではなくなってきているなって(笑)。クライマックスでも1人だけオーラが立ち昇って、もう別ジャンルのキャラクターになってましたからね。キッド個人としては、あまり関わりたくないです(笑)。
K: Maan....I wonder about that. How would that work? (Laughs) Ultimately I feel like one would pursue and the other would be pursued.
 
  
── I see. On that note, in “Detective Conan” you voice Shinichi Kudo and Kaitou Kid to characters who have the same appearance. When you're voice acting what kind of things are you thinking to keep them separate?<br>
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──園子はキッドのことになるとつい「キッド様」と目を輝かせてしまうので、京極の嫉妬の矛先はそのままキッドに向いてしまいます。
K: That's mostly intuitive for me now. It's not really like I do much to distinguish them voice-wise, it's more like “This is the essence of Shinichi Kudo” vs “This is the essence of Kaitou Kid”, and I compartmentalize the little things that way. Because of Kid's appearances I've found that Shinichi isn't actually calm and collected character, but he's actually the hot blooded type. Meanwhile I'd have to say that Kid is those cool and suave parts left over from Shinichi. So when I look at Shinichi as a hotblooded character I think that surprisingly “This works out”.
 
  
── It's true that overall Shinichi gives the impression of being is a fairly straightforward guy while Kid is a bit more aloof. I do get that feeling from your performance.<br>
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そうなんですよ。だから園子にはもう少し静かにしていてほしいですね(笑)。でも今回の劇場版の中で、キッドが京極さんとやり合うシーンがありますけど、なかなかに攻撃をかわしてますからね。キッドも相当じゃない?と。
K: And I think that everyone watching picks up on that difference too. When I'm acting for Shinichi I do think of him as having a straightforward gaze as he talks. Meanwhile Kid feels more like he's looking down from above. That's the kind of feeling I go with when I'm voice acting.
 
  
<u>'''A familiar yet nostalgic new costume for Kid.'''</u>
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──かわすほうが技術が必要だったりしますもんね。
[[File:Kappei Yamaguchi M23 interview_4.jpg|150px|thumb]]
 
── The other day on the Friday Road Show! The “Last Magician of the Century” was broadcast, and it was a buzz on social media. A lot of fans were talking about “Kid being their first love.”<br>
 
K: ….Figures back then everyone really loved Kid huh? (Laughs) I was thinking to myself that Kid sure had a lot of fans when he was more pompous.
 
  
── It had a lot to do with the mysterious air of pompousness he had. He was to a the childlike mind the hero of a shoujo manga. It was that Kid who captured the hearts of many perhaps.<br>
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そうそう、だからキッドは身体能力が高いんだなと思いました。
K: Though jumping from a First grader's veranda and saying “I'm a magician who's grown tired of flying and am resting my wings” is kind of....(laughs). I watched it again and couldn't help chuckling to myself.
 
  
── I think Kid is at his coolest when he's like that though. (laughs). This is how he became many young girls' “first love”, and that love stays with them even now. What do you think is the reason for Kid's enduring popularity?<br>
 
K: It's gotta be the white silk hat, and the tuxedo with the white cape. It's that visage of Kid that's super cool, right? Aoyama-sensei's artwork of Kaito Kuroba from “Magic Kaito” has been the same since it's inception. Kaitou Kid's character design has been set like that for a while now. I think the outfit he created has made him an icon of sorts, through it being a nostalgic design while also feeling new even now. Today when I was watching the movie I was thinking to myself Kid's costume really does shine. I think from even his silhouette that his character exudes charm.
 
  
── Kid's existence really captures the eyes. When he appears the whole scene is dazzling.<br>
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<u>'''キッドからコナンに対する信頼'''</u>
K: When Japan thinks “famous detectives” Kousuke Kindaichi and Goro Akechi come to mind, but right now if you were to take a man on the street interview and ask people “what do you think a famous detective is” a lot of folk would probably answer “Conan” I think. It does feel like it's become something that huge, but there's an awareness that Kid appearing in “Conan” is a part of it's major success. At the same time if you asked “What do you think a phantom thief is” the amount of folks answering “Kaitou Kid” is on the rise.
 
  
<u>'''Upon seeing the movie, the most curious thing is...'''</u>
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──今回はキッドとコナンが共闘するシーンも見どころの1つだと思います。「天空の難破船(ロスト・シップ)」の収録の際は、コナン役の高山みなみさんと「コナンとキッドの距離が近づきすぎているかもしれないから、もう少し離れてみようか」というお話をされたそうですが、今回の劇場版でのキッドとコナンの距離感はいかがでしょうか?
[[File:Kappei Yamaguchi M23 interview_5.jpg|150px|thumb]]
 
── So asking once again, what are the highlights of the movie?<br>
 
K: There are a whole lot. Since the setting is overseas, the film is overwhelmingly beautiful. All of the finer details are painstakingly drawn and honestly after seeing it I really want to go to Singapore. (laughs). I really think the staff approached drawing this movie with a lot of zeal. Beyond that, there's the story of Kid and Conan spending a lot of time together and fighting a united fight. Though that's one part of the film, another is Kyogoku and Sonoko's story really ting things together. Oh and the villain characters have their charm too, but it's interesting that even with all these different viewpoints the feel of the story itself doesn't change. Actually it's a little surprising how few characters show up in this. I think that is a factor as to why the story is pretty easy to understand. Though the biggest highlight this time around would have to be the action scenes.
 
  
── They have a lot of intensity don't they?<br>
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いい距離感だと思いますよ。決して近からず、遠からずというか。やっぱりお互い信頼はおいていると思うんですけれど、根本にある“怪盗”と“探偵”という距離感は保っている。完成した映像を観て、改めていい距離感だなと思いました。
K: During the second half I was clenching my sweaty palms. I really enjoyed the heart-stopping action. Especially the ones starring the man who has exceeded humanity itself, Kyogoku (laughs). His mentality was drawn really well too, so take notice of that if you can. One can see his weak side as well, and despite everything you'd think “Oh wow he really is just a high school student, huh” and feel a bit relieved. Though the thing that got me most curious during the preview showing was the ending scene where everyone was returning to Japan...was Conan really in the suitcase that whole time? I'm so curious. (laughs).
 
  
── It's true we didn't even get to see Conan in the ending. (Laughs).<br>
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──収録中、そのあたりについて高山さんとはお話しされたんですか。
K: You asked me about the highlights yet I feel like that's not the answer I should have given. (laughs).
 
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===Aoyama Gosho x Mitsuru Adachi Interview===
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今回の劇場版では、コナンくんとキッドが、お互いに集めてきた情報をまとめていくような会話のシーンが多い。なので「これは説明としてどうだろう?」とか、そういったことは話しましたね。キャラクターそのものについてはお互い信頼しているし、言わずもがなの部分ではあるので。そういったことよりも、台本上でキッドがコナンに頼りすぎているかなと感じた部分があれば、セリフの捉え方やニュアンスで変化をつけたり、ちょっと言葉を入れ替えてみようかとか、そういったことについてよく話し合っていました。
The interview was split into 3 parts and published in 3 magazines.<br>
 
'''Date:''' April 3, April 11, April 12, 2019
 
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──コナンに頼らずとも、キッドはキッドで考えて動いていると。
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キッドもそれなりに切れ者なので。これぐらいの真実だったらキッド個人でも辿り着くことができるんじゃないかなと思う部分があれば、そういったところのニュアンスを相談したりします。ただ、推理はコナンくんのお家芸なので。そこはキッドもコナンを信頼しているところではあると思うんです。
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'''Part 1'''<br>
 
[Weekly Shounen Sunday]
 
  
[Gessan]
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──これまでのシリーズでもキッドとコナンが共闘するシーンはありましたが、今作は今まで以上に2人が一緒にいる時間が長かったですよね。
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そうですね。ずーっと一緒にいますからね。コナンくんをシンガポールに連れてきたのもキッドですし。でもひどいですよね、スーツケースに入れて連れてくるなんて(笑)。
  
[Special Edition Mix collection]
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──まさかのスーツケースでしたからね(笑)。そんなキッドとコナンの関係性というのも、これまでの長い付き合いの中で徐々に変化している部分があるのかなと感じました。
  
A 3 magazine special project!!!
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キッドが初めて「名探偵コナン」に登場したときは、あくまでコナンの好敵手の立場として出ていて。「天空の難破船」のあたりくらいからかな。黒羽快斗の部分が「名探偵コナン」の作中にもチラつくようになって、少し変わってきた部分があるのかなと思います。最初に出会ったときは「怪盗はあざやかに獲物を盗み出す創造的な芸術家だが、探偵はその跡を見て難癖つけるただの批評家に過ぎないんだぜ?」と言っていたキッドが、今回の劇場版の中では「握った拳の中にまるで何かがあるように思わせるのがマジシャンで、その拳を開く前に中身を言い当てるのが探偵だろ?」っていう言い方をしてるんです。そういったセリフ1つとっても、ずいぶん変わったなと。コナンくんに対しての信頼っていうのは、やっぱり彼の中にも絶対あるんだと思います。
  
Aoyama: The cafe Poirot is based on Minami Kaze!!
 
  
Adachi: Then, I was a good influence, no?
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<u>'''快斗と新一はいい友人に? ……それはどうでしょう(笑)'''</u>
  
MITSURU ADACHI X GOSHO AOYAMA
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──キッド個人としてはどうでしょう? 最初の頃と現在とでは、イメージが変わってきた部分はあるのでしょうか。
  
Special Interview
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今回の劇場版の中でもそんなに“キッドキッド”してしゃべっていないんですよね。コナンくんと一緒にいるときは、かなりニュートラルな状態になっている。黒羽快斗の部分で接していることのほうが多くなってきたのかなとは思います。
  
――This is to commemorate MIX getting a TV anime and Conan's movie hitting theaters, but have you met on other occasions?<br>
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──「コナン」に登場し始めた頃のキッドは、もう少しミステリアスな雰囲気がありました。
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Since the end of the year party you mean?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: It was during the New Years “Sunday Thanksgiving” or so, right?<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Only about a month huh? We meet all the time so this doesn't seem that special, huh?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Right.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Then what should the two of us talk about? (laughs). There probably isn't much to say in regards to manga.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: The interview's already started though, (laughs).
 
  
――Well then, how about telling us when you first met?<br>
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そうですよね。最近は「レディース&ジェントルメン!」なんて言いませんからね(笑)。
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: The first time we met was on the baseball field, right? We were on the same team –the manga artist team!<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Yeah, It was at the Tokyo Dome where they had this weird gimmick for the 30th Sunday anniversary. (The Special Video Edition.) ...It was us VS the Editorial staff. I remember we got to talking while sitting on the bench. Though what were we talking about....I dunno. (laughs) Hara Hidenori-Sensei was on third, but that's about all I remember...<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Hara on Third (laugh) At that time it took all of the courage I had to turn to you and say “Please give me an autograph!”, y'know?<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: You lie.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: No, no, (laughs) You even turned me down! You said “You're probably going to sell this so I won't give you one.
 
  
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──あはは(笑)。確かにあまり聞かなくなりました。
  
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Really? (laughs). But then soon after that “Conan” started and it was me asking you for an autograph for my sons who are huge fans...<br>
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以前よりも黒羽快斗という1人の青年の部分が色濃く出るようになった気がします。それも「天空の難破船」のあたりから砕けてきたのかなと。あのヤギを撫でていたあたりから(笑)。
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: It was a pleasure for me to. It was about ten years or so after we first met that my dream came true. Thank goodness I drew Conan~ (laughs)<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: We traded autographs around 1998 then...<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: And you've been drawing away since then haven't you?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: The whole time, yup. It's actually scary, really. Conan's serialization has reached it's 25th anniversary and it's all so amazing. But Adachi-sensei, you've been drawing “Touch” this whoooole time haven't you? (laughs)<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: I've done all sorts of things..! What are you speaking of? Ah but really, the basis for them is that they're all sequels. (Laughs)<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Right? (Laughs) Though after we talked on the bench in the Tokyo Dome, the next time we talked was when YAIBA won the Shougakukan manga award (1993) and I called you on the phone to write the congratulatory comment on the fliers for the award ceremony. I was sooo nervous.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Eh? Did that happen?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: It did!<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Ah, So it did, huh? (Laughs)<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Before I called you, I had already written out what we'd talk about as well as your answers in advance...but when I called and you were suddenly like “huh?” It was like “Ah, it's Tacchan”, and despite writing everything out beforehand my mind went blank and it felt like I had nothing to say. I wasn't nervous at all talking to you in person, but it figures the phone would be totally different...<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Thank you. It's been an established fact that my voice sounds terrifying on the phone. (laughs), My moods don't come over well on the phone either so I come off sounding curt. At that time YAIBA had won for the juvenile's category, right?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Yup, that's the one. Takashi Shiina's “Ghost Sweeper Mikami” won the Boys division at the same time.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: And “Conan” won it in (2001) along with Hiroyuki Nishimori, right?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: That's right. It won with “Cheeky Angel”. Conan won the Boy's division, so now if I could take the girl's and general category I could have a clean sweep in all four!<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: So that was your aim, (laughs)<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: But I just couldn't draw it. (laughs)<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: It's was just a dream!<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: I couldn't do a shoujo manga.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: You'll just have to take it by force!<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: I can't do that. (laughs). From YAIBA onwards, I was was always in Weekly Shounen Sunday with Adachi-sensei....there was “Rough” along with Rumiko Takahashi's “Urusei Yatsura” which was reaching it's end –and Kazuhiro Fujita's “Ushio and Tora” and so on....it felt like I was surrounded by tough foes the whole time. After that there was “Ranma” Adachi-sensei's “Nijiiro Togarashi” (Lit: Rainbow colored chili powder) “H2” and so on....it was one trouble after another, (laughs).
 
  
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──そういったキッドの姿を見ていると、快斗と新一はいい友人関係になれるんじゃないかなと思ったりもするのですが。
  
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: No, no. It felt like in the second half that we had more or less left things in Conan's hands (laugh). With a person and work such as that one it was easy. You were in the lead role rather than being a pinch hitter. I figure Conan must be tough to write each chapter.<br>
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いやあ、どうでしょうねえ? どうなんでしょうかね?(笑) 結局のところは追う立場のものと、追われる立場のものですからね。
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: It is.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Meanwhile with works like “Touch” there'd be chapters where noooothing happens. In fact, that's kind of the norm. Meanwhile with “Conan” going all out is the norm. There aren't times where no one dies, and it's just a normal quiet day, right?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Nope, there aren't. At least not in “Conan”. In “Zero's Tea Time” where I correct the storyboards, it's absolutely fine if there's nothing going on at all.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Have you seen “Hannin no Hanzawa-san”?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: I haven't checked it out, but you can if you'd like. (Laughs).<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: When did you think to yourself “I'll become a manga artist”?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: In college, I'd say.<br>
 
  
{For the first time in the magazine –Adachi Mitsuru sensei's message to Aoyama Gosho-sensei in regard to YAIBA winning the Shougakukan Manga award.}
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──なるほど……。ちなみに、山口さんは「名探偵コナン」で工藤新一と怪盗キッド、似た顔の2人のキャラクターを演じていますが、演じ分けはどういうふうに考えているのでしょうか。
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それはもう感覚的なものですね。声も特別変えているわけではなく、それぞれに“工藤新一エッセンス”と“怪盗キッドエッセンス”みたいなものをちょっとずつ分けるという感じ。キッドが出てきてくれたことによって、意外と新一はクールなキャラクターではなく、熱血タイプなんだなっていうことがわかりました。なのでどちらかというとキッドにクールな部分を残して、新一からはそういう部分を削っていって。新一をアツい性格のキャラクターにしてみたら、意外と「あ、これでいいかも」と思うようになりました。
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──確かに新一は物事に真っ直ぐで、キッドのほうが少し飄々としている印象があります。そういった部分も山口さんのお芝居から感じました。
  
{I'd like to applaud you for receiving the prize in the juvenile category for a  long serial in “Shounen Sunday” which has Middle School and High school readers as it's base. Aoyama-kun's artwork has a special appeal to the juvenile category as it's cute, and the story is reckless, but I mean that in a good way. It's a manga like manga, a series that's backed up by many other works that are huge in scale, but no mistaking it, I was happy to nominate this one full stop from the bottom of my heart. Which is to say, as long as there are authors out there who hide all kinds of potential within them we wont' go lacking for many different stories, in which talent like this will shine through. I'd like to take this opportunity to expect much more from this assertive attacker. It'd be perfect if after this he'd stop being a Kyoujin fan, but....(Adachi Mitsuru)}
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あとは観てくれている皆さんが、そう聴き分けてくれている。僕自身の演じ分けとしては、新一のほうが真っ直ぐ見据えてしゃべっていて、キッドのほうが上から見下ろしているような感じ。そういうイメージを持ちながら演じています。
  
  
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Did you enroll in college?<br>
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<u>'''懐かしくも新しいキッドのコスチューム'''</u>
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Up until then I thought I'd become an animator.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: I see...<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: I had an upperclassman animator in my animator lab, and they said that there's no way you'll be an animator! Go be a manga artist! So I then became a manga artist.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: That was a good choice. The upper class man chose for you and everything. Plus you do get to have your say for the anime too.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: I even draw key frames for the anime, so it's like my dream to be an animator came true. (laughs) Well, I do check the script and the the storyboards too.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: You're totally different than me there. I basically leave everything to the animators for the most part.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: It's different than your beloved pro baseball team, huh?<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: That's right. Kyoujin fans are y'know...hey, that's enough of that. (laughs)<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Kyoujin fans don't' change much do they? (laughs) Heck, even my assistants from my college days haven't changed. We've been together without losing anyone this whole time. From when I was submitting works to magazines to now, I've used the same assistants.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Is that so?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: You can't draw manga by yourself. Though I've heard you say if you could, you'd draw the backgrounds yourself. When I heard that I wondered to myself “That's dumb...” (laughs). If I could on my own, I'd settle for drawing Conan and all of the people on my own at least.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Ah, I said that? (laughs) I see. I've been using the same assistants this whole time too. Even now the two people I've had with me since “Touch” have been there for more than 30 years.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: They draw the backgrounds so well....your assistants I mean.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Look who's talking. (laughs.)<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Ah right! Speaking of backgrounds...<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: What about backgrounds?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: When I read “Mix” I swear to myself “Didn't the Minamikaze” show up somewhere? Ah look, the “Tea Shop Poirot” was modeled after it! I remember! The shrubbery, the glass windows and the arch above the entrance...it's all the same.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Oh really? (laughs)<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: I thought to myself, “This mystery manga isn't long for this world so I'd might as well make the tea shop the same from “Touch”. (laughs)
 
  
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──先日、金曜ロードSHOW!で「世紀末の魔術師」が放送された際にはSNSも大きく賑わっていました。中には「キッドが初恋」と語るファンの方もいて。
  
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: And it's been 25 years since then, (laughs)<br>
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……やっぱり、あの頃のキッドのほうがみんな好きなんですかね?(笑) 皆さんの反応を見ていて、キザなキッドのほうがお好きなのかなって思ったりしました。
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: And I'm still drawing it now. In “Mix” It's like “Nowadays there aren't any 80s era tea shops left”....then I'm like “Oh wait I'm still drawing one now....<br>
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{{font color|red|Adachi}}: (laugh) There aren't any cafes that look the way they do in drawings, huh.<br>
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──ちょっとミステリアスでキザなところがあって、幼心にはいわゆる少女マンガのヒーローっぽいキッドに惹かれるところがあったのかもしれないですね。
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: It's so nostalgic! I was surprised as well....the shrubs planted in the brick holders...<br>
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{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Well, well. (laughs)<br>
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でもねえ、小学1年生の女の子の家のベランダに飛び降りて、「飛び続けるのに疲れて、羽を休めていたただの魔法使いですよ」みたいなこと……(笑)。改めて観て、ちょっと「ふふ」って笑っちゃいました。
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Oh and that antenna like thing on Conan's head, I borrowed that from Nijiro Tougarashi's Shinami,.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: I'm thankful for that~ Ah so I did have a good influence on you. (laughs).<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: The back came a bit from Kabu in “Sally the Witch”. ...and Conan's eyes they're also borrowed from Adachi-sensei! The mouth is from Monkey Punch-sensei while the nose is from Chiba Tetsuya-sensei. If you combine the artwork from these three you get my art. Though Kazuhiko Shimamoto has said at one point “It's not! Absolutely not!!”<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: (laughs)<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Those are my three great teachers.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Nah, I really don't compare with them, it's awkward. (laughs)<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: No, I'm serious!!
 
  
'''Part 2'''
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──そんなキッドがカッコいいと思います(笑)。そんなふうに少女たちの“初恋”でありながら今も愛され続けているキッドですが、山口さんは彼の人気の理由はどこにあると考えていますか?
  
'''Part 3'''<br>
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やっぱり、白いシルクハットにタキシードにマントという、キッドのあのビジュアルからしてカッコいいですよね。(黒羽快斗を主人公に描く)「まじっく快斗」自体が青山先生の中でも初期の作品ですから、怪盗キッドのキャラクターデザインもずいぶん前にされているものだと思うんです。アイコン的にキャラクターの出で立ちを作り込んであったと思うんですが、どこか懐かしい雰囲気のデザインでありながら、かえって今だと新しく感じるというか。今日劇場で観ていても思いましたけど、やっぱりキッドのコスチュームはすごく映えますよね。そういったシルエットからも魅力を感じさせるキャラクターだなと思います。
“We haven't talked about manga have we, huh?”<br>
 
――For this occasion we're celebrating MIX's TV anime and Conan's newest movie, so we asked you two to be here. However when have you met before this?<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Since the end of the year party?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Since the New Years “Sunday appreciation” festival, right?<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: So that was around one month ago. Well, we've had run-ins here or there but it's not like we discussed anything of any real importance.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Yeah.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Up until now we've just been meandering around (laughs). Ah right we haven't talked about manga have we, huh?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: And the interview has already started, (laughs).
 
  
――Then let's start over. What would you two say you have in common?<br>
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──キッドの存在は目を引きますし、彼がいると画面が華やぎますよね。
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Things we have in common...hm. How many siblings do you have again?<br>
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{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Four siblings.<br>
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日本で“名探偵”といえば金田一耕助や明智小五郎が挙がると思うんですが、例えば今、街頭インタビューで「名探偵といえば?」と聞いたら、そのあたりを飛び越えて「コナン」と答える人も多いんじゃないかと思うんです。それくらい大きな存在になっていると感じるんですが、キッドも「コナン」に出るようになってから認知される部分は大きくなったと思いますし、同じように「怪盗といえば?」という質問をしたら「怪盗キッド」と答えてくれる人も増えてるんじゃないでしょうか。
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Then we have that in common....and they are...? Brothers? Sisters?<br>
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{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: All four of them are guys. I'm the second son...ah right Adachi-sensei if I remember correctly you're the youngest?<br>
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{{font color|red|Adachi}}: That I am. I only had one older sister, and my older brother right before me was a manga artist as well. So what was the situation for you as the second son?<br>
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<u>劇場版を観て一番気になったのは……</u>
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: As the second son...I got a bunch of hand-me-downs like all of my big brother's clothes were all hand-me-downs.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: What is your age difference?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Two years. We fought a lot.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: It happens when you're close in age like that.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: The other bro was about five years away from me, so he was already...<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: You really did look at him as more of a proper little brother.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: That's right. Though interestingly enough my manga don't tend to have sibling characters in them because I find siblings to be a pain to draw. (Laughs). Even in normal circumstances Conan has a bunch of characters....it'd be better if there weren't more of them, right?<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: No no, (laughs) Though it's actually rare for me to have a story without siblings...<br>
 
Okay so for things we have in common....I guess our names both start with “A” and we're both from the year of the rabbit. I think aside from that we're basically completely different. (laughs).<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: The legend of the year of the rabbit, (laughs). We were discussing it before how it seems like lots of amazing manga artists are born on the year of the rabbit. Tetsuya Chiba-sensei for one, you –Adachi-sensei, me, and Eiichiro Oda-sensei.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: And then there's Osamu Tezuka-sensei but he was born a different year.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: He was so close too, (laughs).<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: The gap of 12 years is a big one. The environment one is raised in is completely different...it's kind of weird right? What kind of manga did you read as a child?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: I loved “I'm Teppei” (Ore wa Teppei).<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Only “Teppei”? Was there anything else?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: “Ashita no Joe” ….as a kid I was really into Magazine.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Yeah, same here. I never read anything from Shougakukan. (laughs) I was aaaalways into Magazine.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: (laugh) I'm nostalgic for Makoto Kobayashi-sensei's “1.2 Sanshiro” and stuff like that. I really love pro racing.
 
  
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──では改めて、今回の劇場版の見どころを教えてください。
  
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: What kind of music do you listen to?<br>
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たっくさんありますよ。今回は海外が舞台ということで、圧倒的に映像がきれい。すごく細かく描写されているので、観ていたらシンガポールに行きたくなりました(笑)。そこは本当にスタッフさんたちが熱を持って作ってくださっているんだなと思います。あとは、物語的にはコナンとキッドがずっと一緒の時間を過ごして、共闘する。それが1つの軸としてある中で、もう1つの軸である京極さんと園子の話もうまく組み合わさってくるんです。それに魅力的な敵キャラクターも登場します。なのでどのキャラクターの目線で見るかで、物語の見え方や感じ方も変わるのではないかなと。とは言いつつ、意外と登場人物は少ないので、それが話をわかりやすくしている要因なのかなと思います。見どころとなると……やっぱり今回はアクションなのかなあ。
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Eiichi Ootaki and Tatsuro Yamashita....stuff from that generation.<br>
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{{font color|red|Adachi}}: The Niagara generation?...it progressed about 12 years...<br>
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──相当な迫力がありますもんね。
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Adachi-sensei...were you into Masashi Sada and the like?<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Nah, no matter how I think about it, I was definitely in the Beatles Generation.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Beatles...that was before our time.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Yeah, that's right.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: But good music is good.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: How about idols?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Idols? Momoko Kikuchi is one I like, and then Akina Nakamori.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Gotta say they don't seem to be your type.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: But that's the generation I was from. Not quite the Seiko Matsuda era.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Ah, I see...<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Beyond that there was Kyouko Koizumi....that's about it I think. I actually used all of their names in “Magic Kaito” for the characters.....Aoko Nakamori, Akako Koizumi, and so on...it matched up with the colors.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: (laughs).<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: For the suspects in “Conan” I try to name them carefully after the motif in the case. Though, what about you Adachi-sensei?<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: For “Nijiiro Tougarashi” and whatnot I just threw things together. “Cross Game” It was to match the leaf motif –I thought of all the key characters at the same time.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: I see.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: For the baseball members I haphazardly came up with their names, so sometimes I'd make mistakes on them.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Huh? Mistakes?<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: When they'd first appear they'd have a completely different first name and because I wouldn't remember, the next time they'd show up I'd end up drawing the character with another wrong name.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: (laughs)<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: One time I made a mistake three times....it was actually amazing. When they set out to make an anime of it, the staff poked fun at me and asked “Is this guy actually three brothers”? (Laughs) And we had to fix it.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: You gotta get a better grip on that! (Laughs)<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: I'd always get the family name right though. (Laughs).<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: It's kind of like Conan Doyle.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: ?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Apparently Conan Doyle was pretty irresponsible too. He'd often get Professor Moriarty's name wrong and stuff...<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: It takes having a strong constitution. Extremely strong. Though it seems we all end up living kinda haphazardly.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: I'm pretty haphazard too, sometimes I end up getting things wrong...ah, right! I remember! When “Touch started, there was a person with “Hirahira-kun's Adolescent diary”!<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Whyyy do you remember such needless information?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Because I like “Hirahira-kun” (laughs) Why (would a guy) use the same restroom as the girls?
 
  
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後半は手に汗握る、ドキドキするアクションが楽しめると思います。人間離れした京極さんのアクションが楽しめる一方で(笑)、彼のメンタルも描かれているので、そのあたりも注目かなと。彼の弱さみたいな部分も垣間見えるので、そういったところを見ると「やっぱりまだ高校生なんだな」って安心もしました。あとは……今日試写を観ていて一番気になったのが、エンディングでみんなが飛行機で帰国するシーンがあるんですけど、あのときのコナンくんはまたスーツケースの中に入ってるのかなって気になって(笑)。
  
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: It wasn't my fault –that was just included with the original work. From 1977 to 1978 “Chuuichi Course” by Mamoru Sasaki was serialized.<br>
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──確かに……コナンくんの姿は映されてなかったですね(笑)。
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: I only saw Hirahira-kun when I first read your works Adachi-sensei! But when I read “Touch” I thought it was really good. So I went back ward and read “Nine”...<br>
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{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Thanks for that.<br>
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……見どころを聞かれて、答えるのはそこじゃないだろうって感じですよね(笑)。
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: I really liked the scene with Minami-chan's diary in “Touch”.<br>
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{{font color|red|Adachi}}: I wonder what she was doing. Even I couldn't really see. (laughs).<br>
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{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: She was probably writing how she likes Tacchan....so it's actually kind of cute for her to be between seeing and not seeing.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: So with MIX...<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Ah it's fine if we don't talk about that one. It's not as if anything has happened so it's fine.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: No no, (laughs) I like Haruka Ooyama myself.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Oh? So you like longer hair then?<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Nah it's not that....I guess her personality? Her personality is really cute!<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Though I haven't even gotten around to drawing her properly yet.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: She was around a lot during the intra-squad games, and I was really happy. Though I also want Souichiro to have more time too...<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Well...I'll consider it.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: I just don't want you to kill him off.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Whoa there, this coming from the guy who has people dying in his manga on a regular basis?! (Laughs) I haven't killed that many people...<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: That's true (laughs) Though hey I also haven't killed any of my main characters.<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Fair enough.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Wait, did the “Touch” manga end after the anime?<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: Nah the manga ended before the anime did. I remember being ask about how the final chapter was going to go....but even I wasn't sure, (laughs)<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: So you made them chase after you (laughs). How's “Mix” Going to turn out?<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: I'm only thinking about what kind of story I'd like it to be.<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: “MIX” and “Conan” are both airing Saturdays.....yet it's more like “Sunday Time!”<br>
 
{{font color|red|Adachi}}: It fills me with deep emotions....but eh, it'll be fun!<br>
 
{{font color|blue|Aoyama}}: Right? (Laughs)
 
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===Da Vinci Magazine Cross Talk and Interviews===
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'''Translation:''' From wsstalkback blogspot
'''Date:''' April 5, 2019
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<u>'''It's totally like it's “Die Hard” now.'''</u>
'''Source:'''<br>[https://imgur.com/a/79xGnE9 Digital Raw]<br>[https://imgur.com/a/dKZBkW8 Print Scans Raw]
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── You've seen “Fist of Blue Sapphire” Today for the first time. (This interview was conducted April 2nd before the on stage greeting.<br>
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{Tweet: If the Conan mass media comes then Wakana-chan will come too so it'll be a tale of going to see a movie with Ran~^^}<br>
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Kappei (To be known as K): I saw it, and it was awesome! The footage wasn't complete when we did the recording so there wasn't any music or sound effects yet...it was incomplete. So when I got to see the whole thing completed I thought that it was really exciting. Moreover it felt like the scale for this movie had become even bigger. Like...superhuman almost. (Laughs).
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===NTV Interview===
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── Right? It felt like there were so many surprises in the second half that came one after another. I think I'd need more than one viewing to process it all. (Laughs).<br>
'''Date:''' Filmed March 13, Aired April 6, 2019
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K: I feel the same way. When we were doing the recording It was hard to tell how the artwork would turn out. “Huh? Wait how is this supposed to be? Whoa, that's really how it went down?” Was a lot of the talk between everyone. Though it's because it's a work that went past it's limits that it was so much fun. It's totally like “Die Hard” now. (Laughs).
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'''Source:''' https://www.facebook.com/DCTheRedThread/videos/503737250161896/?v=503737250161896 <br>
 
</spoiler>
 
  
===Cinema Guide 2019 Interview===
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── Totally. (Laughs) The Action scene have an impact that feel like they exceed the deduction scenes.<br>
'''Date:''' April 10, 2019
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K: Of course there are highlights to look out for to solve the mystery, but you really would get that impression from how flashy this movie is. Though since Kid showed up this time I think that the movie being full of flash was a good thing.
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── Kaitou Kid last appeared in a movie in 2015 “Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno” --so 4 years ago. How did you feel when it was decided he'd be a main character in this film?<br>
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K: I was surprised to see that he was back so soon. Every year at the end of the movie they have a small preview for the next one, --which would have been “Zero's Enforcer” last year. During the recording of that movie it had already been decided that Kid would be the lead for the next one. Which was about a year and a half beforehand. I thought there'd be a little more time before we'd see him again.
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===CUT Magazine Interviews===
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── “Detective Conan” is an anime that has been long loved nationwide, but for six years since 2013 the box office revenues for the movies has only been rising, and it feels like in recent years they've really garnered a lot of attention. So for Kid to be the star of a movie with timing like this...<br>
'''Date:''' April 19, 2019
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K: Even with the box office revenues rising, the staff puts all they've got into making the movies, so while it comes off as them working hard for an award it was still a fun atmosphere during recording this time around as always.
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Key points by Mycroft from DCEN discord-<br>
 
1-Gosho said that Conan would never cry explaining that with" how would a great detective being affected by his emotions" <br>
 
2-Gosho was asked if something gonna happen related to Japan Olympics 2020 in DC manga , Gosho replied saying: "it is difficult....maybe not...but if something happened to Olympics someone gonna be mad (laugh)<br>
 
3-Gosho was asked if Sera-chan "flat chest" has a reference from some manga  , Gosho replied saying: "No (laugh)I simply thought that the flat chest is cut.<br>
 
4-Gosho was asked if Gin has a weak point , A critical weak point which he can't avoid like "Achilles heel" , Gosho replied saying:"is really there one? Simply it's "Akai" but they have close levels.<br>
 
Reporter: so Akai is an important character after all<br>
 
Gosho: Ah....I can't talk about that (laugh)<br>
 
</spoiler>
 
  
===Gosho Interview on 1周回って知らない話 (Tv Show)===
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── Even looking back at the contents of the movie itself, it seems the recording studio is a fun place.<br>
'''Date:''' April 24, 2019
+
K: Although “Conan” is the type of series where all kinds of cases happen, the recording sessions themselves proceed with a congenial air. We usually record the lines for the movie in one day, so this year too we were recording from early morning till midnight. We were engrossed in recording the whole time, but the impression after it was all done was just how much fun it was.
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'''Source:''' [https://www.facebook.com/DCTheRedThread/videos/2032906473680537/ Video]
 
  
'''Spimer comments'''<br>
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<u>'''Kyogoku is the complete opposite from Amuro'''</u>
That black Gundam -like robot is a present from Shogakukan to Aoyama to celebrate the 200 million sales and there's only 1 in the world<br>
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Confirms again that in the beginnings, he didn't expect the manga to last more than 3 months or so<br>
+
── In this movie Makoto Kyogoku is the key person. This is the first movie where Kyogoku has been in this position...<br>
And what was said in other interviews: a rule he always keeps is that Conan never cries<br>
+
K: Kyogoku sure is cool, right? I don't dislike how awkward he is. I feel like he's the type that as long as he has Sonoko and Karate he really doesn't need anything else. However, since he is fully dedicated to Sonoko, he finds it hard awkward to express his affections. Amuro who was the main character in “Zero's Enforcer” is different –Kyogoku is the complete opposite from Amuro.
Also, he himself dunno why the series remains popular<br>
 
And to make cases simplers he doesn't make cases with accomplices<br>
 
  
And like it was said in the preview, he's decided on the outcome / result / end<br>
+
── He's pure and just a little bit airheaded –his charm is quite different than Amuro's, huh?<br>
Tricks are planned with a couple of the editors in charge and can take up to 12 hours of discussion to settle on them<br>
+
K: He puts the 'man' in manliness. (laughs). After seeing this movie I feel like the amount of Kyogoku fans will grow a bit. However, I feel like at this point he's no longer human. (laughs). At the climax his aura is incredible –it's almost as if he's a character from another genre completely. I think Kid will personally want to avoid getting involved with him. (laughs).
These meetings are once per month<br>
 
Editors bring stuff that's a current trend or that could be used for tricks<br>
 
Then they try to recreate the case of Sato and the wedding ring<br>
 
So insofar nothing that we didn't already know<br>
 
Most was talking with the anime / movie producer about the 3 keys to the boom of the movies<br>
 
(Guest VAs, collaborations (Lupin III & Conan) and Amuro)<br>
 
And yes, he admits that movie 11 was a flop and that made them rethink<br>
 
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===Anime Style Magazine Interview===
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── Because whenever Sonoko thinks of Kid, she refers to him as “Kid-sama” and her eyes light up, Kyogoku bares his jealousy at Kid and faces him down, right?<br>
'''Date:''' April 30th, 2019
+
K: That's right. It's probably why he wants Sonoko to be quiet a bit (laughs). However, in this movie Kid and Kyogoku have a scene where they fight, but they do a good job of avoiding each others attacks. Maybe Kid's a worthy opponent?
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── He would need quite the technique to dodge those attacks, huh?<br>
</spoiler>
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K: That's right. It's why I think that Kid's actually pretty strong.
  
===Animedia Movie staff and character Interviews June issue===
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<u>'''Kid's trust in Conan.'''</u>
'''Date:''' May 10th, 2019
 
  
=2020=
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── This time around Kid and Conan have a scene where they fight on a united front. For the movie “The Lost Ship of the sky” Conan's voice actress Minami Takayama mentioned during recording that “Perhaps Kid and Conan are getting to close –maybe they need to back off a bit”. For this movie, what would you say the distance between Conan and Kid is?<br>
===Da Vinci Magazine 2020 Interview===
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K: I think they've got a good sense of distance. I don't think it's easily defined whether they're really close or far apart...I think they've just got a good sense of mutual trust in each other. I think the foundation for this is the sense of distance maintained between a “phantom thief” and a “detective”. Once I got to see the completed movie, I really thought once again that they have a good sense of distance.
'''Date:''' May 7, 2020<br>
 
'''Published in:''' Da Vinci magazine, June 2020 issue
 
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── During the recording did you talk to Ms. Takayama about what she thought of this?<br>
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K: In the movie there are a lot of scenes where Conan and Kid are gathering info together. Because of this conversations would come up like “How do we go about explaining this” and so on. Since the characters themselves have so much trust in each other, there are things that go without saying between them. If there are parts of the script where it does feel like Conan and Kid are relying on each other a bit too much, we change the nuance in the lines and the pretext, and if need be discuss changing the wording. She and I would talk about that quite often during recording.
  
==="This mystery is amazing!" Interview===
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── Even without relying on Conan, Kid does and thinks his own way.<br>
'''Date:''' <br>
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K: Kid is a pretty sharp guy, so if there comes a time where one would wonder why he wouldn't be able to arrive at the truth on his own, We discuss the nuance of the lines. Conan's specialty is his deductions, so I think that's what Kid relies on and trusts Conan to do.
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── There are scenes where Conan and Kid fight on a united front in the series, but this movie is the longest time they've been in each others company.<br>
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K: That's right. They're together the whoooole time. It was Kid who brought Conan to Singapore after all. Though he's really cruel bringing him along in a suitcase (laughs.)
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── He couldn't have possibly used just the suitcase, (laughs). Though despite things Conan and Kid have a history with each other, and it feels like through their long interactions that their relationship is slowly beginning to change.<br>
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K: When Kid first appeared in “Detective Conan” he already occupied the position of being a worthy rival. I think “The lost ship of the sky” more or less confirmed it? I think a bit of Kaito Kuroba that dazzles in the “Detective Conan” series is what has changed a little bit. At the beginning when they first met, Kid said “A phantom thief is an artist who steals dazzling game, while a Detective looks at those traces and overly criticizes them, you know?” Though this time around he says “The magician clenches his fist as if he's hiding something, and it's a Detective's role to guess what's hiding in it before the fist opens, right?” Although it's just one line it shows a whole lot of change. So I think within Kid there is a define amount of trust for Conan.
  
=2021=
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<u>'''...Are Kaitou and Shinichi good friends? ….I dunno about that. (laughs)...'''</u>
===ZIP Interview===
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'''Date:''' Aired on March 25, 2021
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── What is Kid like personally? From when we first met him to now, it feels like parts of his visage have changed, right?<br>
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K: In this movie, there's not as much talk of Kid in general, really. When Kid and Conan are together, they're in a neutral state so I feel like there's way more contact with the Kaito Kuroba side of himself.
'''Source:''' [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/353321538080210945/827331729945657414/Jv9UsYnQlx07LpIeYjyo01041201VIF60E010.mp4 Video]<br>
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── When Kid first appeared in “Conan” it felt like he had a more enigmatic air about himself.<br>
*He's a big fan of Chihayafuru.
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K: That's right. Lately he doesn't even say “Ladies and Gentleman” anymore. (laughs).
*60-70% of fans are women.
 
*He thinks of culprit schemes as needed and has 0 on hand.
 
*He reads a lot of shojo manga for the romcom elements in Conan.
 
*Conan was started by him and the editors of WSS at the time as a "response" to Kindiachi
 
*In reference the point above, he and his editors think of the schemes and test them out themselves.
 
*He often has rom com dramas playing while working and will take good lines from them.
 
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===Da Vinci Magazine 2021 Interview===
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── Ahaha (Laughs). It's true he doesn't say that much anymore.<br>
'''Date:''' April 6, 2021<br>
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K: More than before it feels like there's a pronounced showing of the part of him that is Kaito Kuroba. A lot like there was in “The lost ship in the sky”. I feel like it really broke down then...right around the time where he was petting that goat. (laughs).
'''Published in:''' Da Vinci Magazine, May 2021 issue
 
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── On that note, when one looks at Kid, it kind of feels like he and Shinichi might become good friends..<br>
1.) The interviewer says “ Rum’s identity is revealed “ right?<br>
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K: Maan....I wonder about that. How would that work? (Laughs) Ultimately I feel like one would pursue and the other would be pursued.
Gosho said this : the fact that Rum appeared in a scene I drew in the past is revealed '''too''', using the “mo” も particle for addition.
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(Wakita indeed is our RUM.)<br>
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── I see. On that note, in “Detective Conan” you voice Shinichi Kudo and Kaitou Kid to characters who have the same appearance. When you're voice acting what kind of things are you thinking to keep them separate?<br>
2.) The person who’s related to the WPS gang will appear in the near future.<br>
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K: That's mostly intuitive for me now. It's not really like I do much to distinguish them voice-wise, it's more like “This is the essence of Shinichi Kudo” vs “This is the essence of Kaitou Kid”, and I compartmentalize the little things that way. Because of Kid's appearances I've found that Shinichi isn't actually calm and collected character, but he's actually the hot blooded type. Meanwhile I'd have to say that Kid is those cool and suave parts left over from Shinichi. So when I look at Shinichi as a hotblooded character I think that surprisingly “This works out”.
3.) He wants to reveal the mystery around Rumi step by step.<br>
 
4.) He wants to draw a case about Amuro vs Kaito Kid.<br>
 
5.) He doesn't consider WPS a spinoff but rather an independent work of his own.<br>
 
6.) He thought of the Camel flashback back when he drew it and decided that the person in it would be a member that ranks higher than Gin but didn't decide the codename RUM back then.
 
  
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── It's true that overall Shinichi gives the impression of being is a fairly straightforward guy while Kid is a bit more aloof. I do get that feeling from your performance.<br>
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K: And I think that everyone watching picks up on that difference too. When I'm acting for Shinichi I do think of him as having a straightforward gaze as he talks. Meanwhile Kid feels more like he's looking down from above. That's the kind of feeling I go with when I'm voice acting.
  
'''Full Interview Translation by Holmes.'''
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<u>'''A familiar yet nostalgic new costume for Kid.'''</u>
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── The other day on the Friday Road Show! The “Last Magician of the Century” was broadcast, and it was a buzz on social media. A lot of fans were talking about “Kid being their first love.”<br>
 +
K: ….Figures back then everyone really loved Kid huh? (Laughs) I was thinking to myself that Kid sure had a lot of fans when he was more pompous.
  
''April 6th, 2020. The day before the state of emergency was declared to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, we interviewed Mr. Aoyama. It’s been almost a year since then; with the second emergency declaration in place, we interviewed him once again, ahead of the release of the postponed movie, “Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet”. We asked him about how he felt about all this.
+
── It had a lot to do with the mysterious air of pompousness he had. He was to a the childlike mind the hero of a shoujo manga. It was that Kid who captured the hearts of many perhaps.<br>
''
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K: Though jumping from a First grader's veranda and saying “I'm a magician who's grown tired of flying and am resting my wings” is kind of....(laughs). I watched it again and couldn't help chuckling to myself.
  
“I want things to return to ‘normal’ soon. Even if stuff like the way the world works and various other things don’t return to the way they were before, I hope that everyday life will soon return to a place where everyone can go and see the Conan movie without worry”, said Aoyama in last year’s interview. One year has passed since then. Although the situation is still highly unpredictable, it has been decided that the postponed movie, “Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet” will be released on April 16th.<br>
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── I think Kid is at his coolest when he's like that though. (laughs). This is how he became many young girls' “first love”, and that love stays with them even now. What do you think is the reason for Kid's enduring popularity?<br>
“Honestly, Chukichi was even cooler than I expected. In the Akai family show-off scenes, he’s the only one that was written in the script from the beginning, and it’s not a scene I drew. He’s so cool, I’m a bit jealous. I think he’s the most gorgeous character in the climax scene”, says Aoyama in a voice that is full of excitement. How have you been spending the past year?<br>
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K: It's gotta be the white silk hat, and the tuxedo with the white cape. It's that visage of Kid that's super cool, right? Aoyama-sensei's artwork of Kaito Kuroba from “Magic Kaito” has been the same since it's inception. Kaitou Kid's character design has been set like that for a while now. I think the outfit he created has made him an icon of sorts, through it being a nostalgic design while also feeling new even now. Today when I was watching the movie I was thinking to myself Kid's costume really does shine. I think from even his silhouette that his character exudes charm.
“Surprisingly, nothing much has changed (laughs). I said last year that I might not be able to draw scenes of get-togethers and parties in the future because the idea of people getting together would be a mere fantasy, but I’ve drawn secret gatherings at matchmaking shrines.<br>
 
I think it’s because I have hope and expectation that even if we can’t do it now, such days will come back. I hesitated because I didn’t want to spoil the story’s reality, but everyone’s reality is probably one where people can still hang out together. So I decided not to worry about it anymore. I’m not really planning to bring in remote meetings or anything else that wasn’t popular before, since it’s still kind of a symbol of the crisis caused by coronavirus; I’d like to make sure that people don’t have to be reminded of all that while they’re reading Conan”.<br>
 
The coronavirus crisis also brings many inconveniences when it comes to mystery writing, he says.<br>
 
“You know, everyone is wearing a mask (laughs). You can hide your face right from the start, so any eyewitness testimony is useless. I’m quite worried about the increase in crimes that take advantage of this, even in real life. Also, as a comic artist, it’s simply inconvenient! I have a couple of assistants who work remotely, but it’s way more difficult and time-consuming to understand each other than in face-to-face communication. Even for those who commute [through my studio], sleeping in the same room is forbidden and we have to eat separately. I know it’s unavoidable, but it’s quite lonesome. That’s why personally when I’m drawing manga I want to forget about Covid, and maybe on the contrary it was right because I kept drawing that I was able to face forward”.
 
  
{{font color|red|Rum’s real identity was finally revealed! The clash between the FBI and the Black Organization also gets more tense!}}
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── Kid's existence really captures the eyes. When he appears the whole scene is dazzling.<br>
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K: When Japan thinks “famous detectives” Kousuke Kindaichi and Goro Akechi come to mind, but right now if you were to take a man on the street interview and ask people “what do you think a famous detective is” a lot of folk would probably answer “Conan” I think. It does feel like it's become something that huge, but there's an awareness that Kid appearing in “Conan” is a part of it's major success. At the same time if you asked “What do you think a phantom thief is” the amount of folks answering “Kaitou Kid” is on the rise.
  
Indeed, as a matter of fact, in order to drown out the anxieties and depressions of reality, recently “Detective Conan” has been making some turbulent progress.<br>
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<u>'''Upon seeing the movie, the most curious thing is...'''</u>
In a new case, which began in the 45th issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday - released in October 2020 - FBI agents are killed in succession by the Black Organization. In the last chapter, the identity of Rum, who is considered to be the No. 2 of the organization, was finally revealed.<br>
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“Last year I told myself I had to show Rum soon. It’s revealed that Rum had actually appeared in a scene I drew in the past, but that’s something I’ve been thinking about since then. I always say that most of the things I do are afterthoughts [made up after stuff already happened], but there are a lot of things that I arrange intentionally (laughs). Well, at the time I hadn’t decided on the name Rum, and I even only told my assistants, ‘this guy is a member of the Black Organization that’s even higher-ranking than Gin’.”<br>
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── So asking once again, what are the highlights of the movie?<br>
A character who appears casually turning out to actually be a very important person, and impressions getting overturned... It’s one of Aoyama’s fortes, but clearly no one had noticed this one. By the way, Camel plays a very active role in this case, but at first he was one of those fishy characters who you can’t tell if they’re an ally or an enemy.<br>
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K: There are a whole lot. Since the setting is overseas, the film is overwhelmingly beautiful. All of the finer details are painstakingly drawn and honestly after seeing it I really want to go to Singapore. (laughs). I really think the staff approached drawing this movie with a lot of zeal. Beyond that, there's the story of Kid and Conan spending a lot of time together and fighting a united fight. Though that's one part of the film, another is Kyogoku and Sonoko's story really ting things together. Oh and the villain characters have their charm too, but it's interesting that even with all these different viewpoints the feel of the story itself doesn't change. Actually it's a little surprising how few characters show up in this. I think that is a factor as to why the story is pretty easy to understand. Though the biggest highlight this time around would have to be the action scenes.
“When he first appeared, I told my assistants he was actually a good guy and they were very surprised. He has a sinister look and seems shady, but he’s actually a subordinate of Akai’s who is more loyal to him than anyone else. In the FBI Agents Serial Murder Case, the highlight for me was the way he strived to get information and didn’t run away until the last moment, even when his life was in extreme danger. As an agent, he has the ability to just accept the worst, and I also like the scene in Volume 58 where he calls Akai and says ‘I-I succeeded...’. It’s the first scene where the reader realizes that maybe he’s actually a good guy, and I put in a lot of foreshadowing for the sake of that surprise”.<br>
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Most of the readers must have been fooled. What Aoyama does so well is to make us think that a character is actually on our side since he is blatantly feigning betrayal, and yet there are many cases where the character in question is truly an enemy. You can’t just read what’s up next by following precedent.<br>
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── They have a lot of intensity don't they?<br>
“Well, yeah, that’s how it is... (laughs) Oh, there is one more scene with Camel that I like: the one in Volume 85, when he meets again Akai, who is actually alive, and he mutters ‘Akai-shan...’. The scene is also in ‘The Scarlet Alibi’, which was released before ‘The Scarlet Bullet’, and it made me laugh. It’s very nice, isn’t it? That is a compilation of the TV anime that takes a close look at the Akai family, but it’s so well compiled that I thought to myself, ‘that’s really cool’.
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K: During the second half I was clenching my sweaty palms. I really enjoyed the heart-stopping action. Especially the ones starring the man who has exceeded humanity itself, Kyogoku (laughs). His mentality was drawn really well too, so take notice of that if you can. One can see his weak side as well, and despite everything you'd think “Oh wow he really is just a high school student, huh” and feel a bit relieved. Though the thing that got me most curious during the preview showing was the ending scene where everyone was returning to Japan...was Conan really in the suitcase that whole time? I'm so curious. (laughs).
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── It's true we didn't even get to see Conan in the ending. (Laughs).<br>
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K: You asked me about the highlights yet I feel like that's not the answer I should have given. (laughs).
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{{font color|red|Now the youthful years that continue to support Amuro are out of reach...!}}
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===Aoyama Gosho x Mitsuru Adachi Interview===
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The interview was split into 3 parts and published in 3 magazines.<br>
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'''Date:''' April 3, April 11, April 12, 2019
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'''Source:'''<br>[https://imgur.com/a/EfDKPor Raw]<br>[https://wsstalkback.blogspot.com/2019/04/sunday-legends-interview.html Part 1 Translation]<br>[https://wsstalkback.blogspot.com/2019/04/sunday-legends-interview-2.html Part 3 Translation]
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