Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine hits Japanese theaters next month

Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine

The latest film in the Detective Conan franchise titled Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine will premiere in Japanese theaters.

Announced last year, the film was expected to coincide with “Golden Week”, a series of holidays in Japan where some students and workers have days off.

Instead it will be premiering a few weeks earlier than expected. You can check out the latest trailer here:

This time’s location is set in the sea near the Hachijo-jima island, Tokyo. Engineers from around the world have gathered for the full-scale operation of “Pacific Buoy,” an offshore facility to connect security cameras owned by the worldwide police forces. A test of a certain “new technology” based on a face recognition system is underway there.

Meanwhile, Conan and the Detective Boys visit Hachijo-jima at Sonoko’s invitation and receive a phone call from Subaru Okiya informing them that a Europol employee was murdered in Germany by the Black Organization’s Jin.

Conan, who is disquieted, sneaks into the facility and finds that a female engineer has been kidnapped by the Black Organization…! Furthermore, a USB drive containing certain information in her possession ends up in the hands of the organization… A black shadow also creeps up on Ai Haibara …


Detective Conan is one of Japan’s longest running anime franchises and spans over a thousand episodes since it premiered in 1996.

The series follows the young teen detective Shinichi Kudou who was poisoned by the Black Organization for getting in the way of their crimes. However the drug they used to poison him was experimental and instead he became a young boy, now he lives as boy detective Conan Edogawa.

Black Iron Submarine hits theaters on April 14. An English premiere has yet to be announced.



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