Since 1997, there has been an animated Detective Conan movie released during Golden Week each year. With the exception of the first movie, all Detective Conan movies have been among of the highest-grossing movies in the year it was screened in Japan.
List of movies
|Movie||Title||Original airdate||English airdate||Plot|
|1||The Time-Bombed Skyscraper||April 19, 1997||October 3, 2006|
|The first movie, known as Detective Conan: The Time-Bombed Skyscraper (名探偵コナン 時計じかけの摩天楼 Meitantei Konan: Tokeijikake no Matenrō) in Japan, was screened on April 19, 1997, directed by Kenji Kodama and written by Kazunari Kouchi. In the movie, a chain of bombing cases occur around Tokyo and is related to Shinichi Kudo's past investigations. It was released by FUNimation in 2006, and short of standard name changes, there was no significant changes to the English adaptation. The film earned 1.1 billion yen in the box office, making it the lowest grossing film in the franchise. The last case prior to the movie was Game Company Murder Case.
|2||The Fourteenth Target||April 18, 1998||November 20, 2007|
|The second movie, known as Detective Conan: The Fourteenth Target (名探偵コナン 14番目の標的 Meitantei Konan: 14-banme no Hyōteki/Tāgetto (in the main titles the Hiragana characters for the word 'target' correspond to the Japanese word Tāgetto but the kanji characters correspond to the Japanese word Hyōteki)), in Japan, debuted on April 18, 1998, and the English version was released in 2007. Directed by Kenji Kodama and written by Kazunari Kouchi, it was about a case in which people close to Kogoro Mouri were attacked in a way similar to The A.B.C. Murders. This movie achieved a box office income of 1.85 billion yen, making it the second lowest grossing film in the franchise. It was released by FUNimation as a DVD in 2007. Although the storyline remained the same, due to character name changes, there have been significant changes in the explanation of the names used. The last case prior to the movie was The Farewell Wine Murder Case.
|3||The Last Wizard of the Century||April 17, 1999||December 29, 2009|
|The third movie, Detective Conan: The Last Wizard of the Century (名探偵コナン 世紀末の魔術師 Meitantei Konan: Seikimatsu no Majutsushi), debuted on April 17, 1999. Directed by Kenji Kodama and written by Kazunari Kouchi, this movie was on a newly-discovered Fabergé egg that was subject to Kaitou Kid's warning—and a murder case that involves the descendant of Rasputin. This movie achieved a box office income of 2.6 billion yen, making it the seventh lowest grossing film in the franchise. The last case prior to the movie was SOS! Messages from Ayumi.
|4||Captured in Her Eyes||April 22, 2000||December 29, 2009|
|The fourth movie, Detective Conan: Captured in Her Eyes (名探偵コナン 瞳の中の暗殺者 Meitantei Konan: Hitomi no Naka no Ansatsusha), was first screened on April 22, 2000. Directed by Kenji Kodama and written by Kazunari Kouchi, Captured in Her Eyes was about how Ran Mouri became entangled in a series of murder cases where police officers were victims, and when a failed murder attempt gave her amnesia and made herself another target of the killer. This movie achieved a box office income of 2.5 billion Japanese yen, making it the sixth lowest grossing film in the franchise.
|5||Countdown to Heaven||April 21, 2001||January 19, 2010|
|The fifth movie, Detective Conan: Countdown to Heaven (名探偵コナン 天国へのカウントダウン Meitantei Konan: Tengoku e no Kauntodaun), was first screened on April 21, 2001. Directed by Kenji Kodama and written by Kazunari Kouchi, in this movie the murder of a developer, the bombing of the latest development of the development, together with the Black Organization and Ai Haibara's suspicious phone calls, brought it box office receipts of 2.9 billion yen, making it the ninth lowest grossing film in the franchise.
|6||The Phantom of Baker Street||April 20, 2002||February 16, 2010|
|The sixth movie, Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker Street (名探偵コナン ベイカー街の亡霊 Meitantei Konan: Beikā Sutorīto no Bōrei), was first shown on April 20, 2002. This movie was written by famed scriptwriter Hisashi Nozawa, but kept Kenji Kodama as director. This movie was a double story: in real life, the murder of a IT magnate's chief programmer, while in the virtual world, a virtual reality game that Conan and friends played, their lives were in danger. This movie brought 3.4 billion yen at the box office, becoming the eighth highest grossing film in the franchise.|
|7||Crossroad in the Ancient Capital||April 19, 2003|
|The seventh movie, Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital (名探偵コナン 迷宮の十字路 Meitantei Konan: Meikyū no Kurosurōdo), was first screened on April 19, 2003. This movie was directed by Kenji Kodama and written by Kazunari Kouchi. Staged in Kyoto, this movie concerned the unmasking of a gang of antique robbers. This movie brought box office income of 3.2 billion yen, becoming the ninth highest grossing film in the franchise.
|8||Magician of the Silver Sky||April 17, 2004|
|The eighth movie, Detective Conan: Magician of the Silver Sky (名探偵コナン 銀翼の奇術師 Meitantei Konan: Gin'yoku no Majishan), premiered on April 17, 2004. This was the first of Yasuichiro Yamamoto's Detective Conan movies, but Kazunari Kouchi stayed as the writer. The movie was about a poisoning case on an airliner, and since the pilot and co-pilot were also affected, Conan Edogawa and Kaitou Kid were forced to take care of the lives of the passengers. The movie brought box office income of 2.8 billion yen, making it the eight lowest grossing film in the franchise.
|9||Strategy Above the Depths||April 09, 2005|
|The ninth movie, Detective Conan: Strategy Above the Depths (名探偵コナン 水平線上の陰謀 Meitantei Konan: Suihei-Senjō no Sutoratejī), was first screened on April 19, 2005. The movie kept the previous movie's director and writer. Set on a cruise ship and integrating the murder of the shipbuilder, a shipwreck disaster, and part of Ran Mouri and Shinichi Kudo's past, this movie resulted in 2.15 billion yen, making it the third lowest grossing film in the franchise.
|10||The Private Eyes' Requiem||April 15, 2006|
|The tenth movie, Detective Conan: The Private Eyes' Requiem (名探偵コナン 探偵たちの鎮魂歌 Meitantei Konan: Tantei-tachi no Rekuiemu) was announced on December 15, 2005 and was released on April 15, 2006, debuting at the number one position in the Japanese box office and remained there for three consecutive weeks. As of May 28, 2006, it earned 3.03 billion yen in the Japanese box office, making it the tenth lowest grossing film in the franchise. Directed by Yasuichiro Yamamoto and written by Hiroshi Kashiwabara, it was about Conan's investigation of an old murder case as Ran and friends were held hostage. Important people such as Heiji Hattori, Kaitou Kid and Saguru Hakuba have all appeared in this movie.
|11||Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure||April 21, 2007|
|The eleventh movie, Detective Conan: Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure (名探偵コナン 紺碧の棺 Meitantei Konan: Konpeki no Jorī Rojā), was first released on April 21, 2007. Directed by Yasuichiro Yamamoto and written by Hiroshi Kashiwabara, the movie was about the murder of treasure hunters and the alleged loot left by pirate Anne Bonny on a Japanese island. This movie brought in 2.53 billion yen, making it the fifth lowest grossing film in the franchise.
|12||Full Score of Fear||April 19, 2008|
|The twelfth movie, Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear (名探偵コナン 戦慄の楽譜 Meitantei Konan: Senritsu no Furu Sukoa) was announced on February 20, 2008, and released on April 19, 2008, debuting at the number one position in the Japanese box office. Directed by Yasuichiro Yamamoto and written by Kazunari Kouchi, the film follows Conan Edogawa as he attempts to discern the culprit targeting the lead singer for the grand opening of a new concert hall. It is unknown how long it remained there at this time. There have been reports that the advertising for the film was limited, yet normal for a Detective Conan movie. It was reported that (an estimate of) 350,000 people watched the movie in its opening weekend alone. It is twelfth on 2008's Top Domestic Movies at Japanese Box Office. This movie brought in 2.42 billion yen, making it the fourth lowest grossing film in the franchise.
|13||The Raven Chaser||April 18, 2009|
|The thirteenth movie, Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser (名探偵コナン 漆黒の追跡者 Meitantei Konan: Shikkoku no Cheisā) was previewed at the end of the twelfth movie and was released on April 18, 2009. This movie is about the Black Organization, the first since movie 5. In the movie, a new member of the Black Organization, Irish, manages to find out Conan's identity, putting everyone around him in danger. In the box office, the movie made over 3.5 billion yen. It was written by Kazunari Kouchi and directed by Yasuichiro Yamamoto.
|14||The Lost Ship in the Sky||April 17, 2010|
|The fourteenth movie, Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in the Sky (名探偵コナン 天空の難破船 Meitantei Konan: Tenkū no Rosuto Shippu) was released on April 17, 2010. The movie made 3.2 billion yen in the box office, making it the tenth highest grossing movie in the Detective Conan series. Directed by Yasuichiro Yamamoto and written by Kazunari Kouchi, the movie marks the first movie appearance of characters such as Jirokichi Suzuki, and is a Kaitou Kid movie. The story takes place in an airship from Tokyo to Osaka where Kid announces a heist where he will take the blue jewel, Lady Sky. At the same time a terrorists group known as the Red Siamese Cats attempt to release a virus around Japan have also managed to land on the airship and begin their attack. Conan and Detective Boys work together to disarm bombs and Conan also works with Kaitou Kid who was already on the airship to defeat the Red Siamese Cats. With Heiji's help, the Red Siamese Cats who also attempted to steal Buddha statues from the temple and got arrested by the Nara police prefecture.
|15||Quarter of Silence||April 16, 2011|
|The fifteenth movie, Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence (名探偵コナン 沈黙の15分 Meitantei Konan: Chinmoku no Kwōtā) was released on April 16, 2011. The movie earned 3.15 billion yen, making it the eleventh lowest grossing film in the franchise. This movie is the first to be directed by Kobun Shizuno, although it retained the previous scriptwriter, Kazunari Kouchi. The story revolves around a famous dam that was built by the Japanese government in a small town famous for its snow ski mountains. After a culprit attempts to blow off a highway tunnel along with the subway at Tokyo Metro station. Conan and the Detective Boys, Ran, Sonoko, Agasa, Kogoro go to the village hoping to find any useful information.
|16||The Eleventh Striker||April 14, 2012|
|The sixteenth movie, Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker (名探偵コナン 11人目のストライカー Meitantei Konan: Jūichininme no Sutoraikā) was released on April 14, 2012. Directed by Kobun Shizuno and written by Kazunari Kouchi, this movie is themed around the sport of soccer. The story begins with a mysterious person calling to the Mouri Detective Agency that a bomb is to explode in place. The clues were left behind and Conan and the Detective Boys who are playing soccer with the soccer pros. The bomb explodes off in the stadium scoreboard and the bomber leaves another code for the Detective Mouri and Conan vows to solve this case and find the bomber and his motive. The movie brought 3.29 billion yen to box office Starting from this movie, each Conan movie has grossed more money than its predecessors.|
|17||Private Eye in the Distant Sea||April 20, 2013|
|The seventeenth movie, Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea (名探偵コナン 絶海の探偵 Meitantei Konan: Zekkai no Puraibēto Ai) was released on April 20, 2013. Directed by Kobun Shizuno and written by Takeharu Sakurai, the story follows a murder case that occurs as the result of a spy attempting to gather intel on the Aegis Combat System used by the JSDF. In the box office, the movie made over 3.63 billion yen.
|18||Dimensional Sniper||April 19, 2014|
|The eighteenth movie, Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper (名探偵コナン 異次元の狙撃手 Meitantei Konan: Ijigen no Sunaipā) was released on April 19, 2014. Tokyo is in panic. A mysterious sniper haunts the city, killing former U.S. Special Forces members. Conan and the FBI are forced to hurry as the death toll mounts and the prime suspect for the murders is inexplicably found dead himself! Sera Masumi and Subaru Okiya have their movie debuts here. The movie is directed by Kobun Shizuno and written by Kazunari Kouchi and made 4.11 billion yen.
|19||Sunflowers of Inferno||April 18, 2015|
|The nineteenth movie, Detective Conan: Sunflowers of Inferno (名探偵コナン 業火の向日葵 Meitantei Konan: Gōka no Himawari) was released on April 18, 2015, directed by Kobun Shizuno and written by Takeharu Sakurai. The movie revolves around the Kaitou Kid's announcement of a heist where he will steal Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" paintings, and Conan's attempts to discover the motives behind his sudden interest in the paintings - leading him to the possibility of an impostor posing as the Kaitou Kid. The movie earned 4.48 billion yen in the box office.
|20||The Darkest Nightmare||April 16, 2016|
|The twentieth movie, Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (名探偵コナン 純黒の悪夢 Meitantei Konan: Junkoku no Naitomea) was released during golden week April 16, 2016. Directed by Kobun Shizuno and written by Takeharu Sakurai, the movie revolves around Curaçao, a Black Organization member and right-hand agent of Rum. After losing her memory to a traffic accident as a result of a botched infiltration of the National Police Agency, she wandered into the newly renovated Tohto Aquarium, where she became entangled with Conan and the Detective Boys. A struggle begins as Conan, the FBI and the NPA try to restore Curaçao's memories while simultaneously preventing the Black Organization from recovering her and in the process endangering the undercover spies planted in the Organization by various intelligence agencies around the world. The movie earned over 6.33 billion yen, becoming the third highest grossing film in the franchise.
|21||The Crimson Love Letter||April 15, 2017|
|The twenty-first movie, Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter (名探偵コナン から紅の恋歌 Meitantei Konan: Karakurenai no Raburetā) was released during golden week April 15, 2017. Directed by Kobun Shizuno and written by Takahiro Ōkura, this movie marks the first animated appearance of Momiji Ooka and her butler, Muga Iori. The movie earned over 6.87 billion yen, becoming the second highest grossing film in the franchise.
|22||Zero the Enforcer||April 13, 2018|
|The twenty-second movie, Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer (名探偵コナン ゼロの執行人 Meitantei Konan: Zero no Shikkōnin) was released during the April 2018 Golden week. The movie revolves around Secret Police agent Rei Furuya and a terrorist attack in Tokyo that gets Kogoro Mouri arrested. Conan must prove Kogoro had nothing to do with the explosion, but it seems the Secret Police is against him. The movie grossed over 11 billion yen, becoming the highest grossing movie in the franchise.
|23||The Fist of Blue Sapphire||April 12, 2019|
|The twenty-third movie, Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire (名探偵コナン 紺青の拳 Meitantei Conan: Konjō no Fisuto) will be released during the April 2019 Golden week. The movie revolves around a Kaitou Kid heist taking place in Singapore, the first time the primary setting is in another Asian country.
|24||Movie 24||April 2020|
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|Movie||Title||Original airdate||English airdate||Plot|
|1||Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie||December 7, 2013|
|Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie (ルパン三世VS名探偵コナン THE MOVIE Rupan Sansei VS Meitantei Konan: Za Mūbī) was released on December 7, 2013. The television special aired on NTV in 2009 and earned a 19.5% rating. The movie grossed 4.26 billion yen, breaking the franchise's record in its time before being surpassed by Movie 19.
- ^ Anime News Network (ANN) entry for The Time-Bombed Skyscraper
- ^ ANN entry for The Fourteenth Target
- ^ ANN entry for The Last Wizard of the Century
- ^ ANN entry for Captured in Her Eyes
- ^ ANN entry for Countdown to Heaven
- ^ ANN entry for The Phantom of Baker Street
- ^ ANN entry for Crossroad in the Ancient Capital
- ^ ANN entry for Magician of the Silver Sky
- ^ ANN entry for Strategy Above the Depths
- ^ ANN entry for Private Eyes' Requiem
- ^ ANN entry for Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure
- ^ ANN entry for Full Score of Fear
- ^ ANN entry for The Raven Chaser