Specifically, the 26th film, Famous Detective Movie Conan: Black Iron Submarine, earned more than 10 billion yen in revenue in less than a month of release. This is a very great achievement, because before, there has never been any famous Detective Conan movie that has been able to reach 10 billion yen in revenue during its time in theaters.
Currently, the film has grossed 13.3 billion yen in the Japanese market, not only the highest-grossing Conan film ever, but also the highest-grossing film in the Japanese market in 2023, far ahead of the Hollywood blockbuster series. So what is it about this popular anime that makes audiences love it so much?
Return of the Black Organization and the series of famous characters
Famous Detective Conan Movie: Black Iron Submarine is the film marking the return of the Black Organization after the 2016 Dark Nightmare movie. In this return, Conan and the famous faces of the Black Organization such as Gin, Vodka, Vermouth … will enter the most mysterious and epic sea battle ever.
The setting of the film is set in Pacific Buoy – a headquarters connecting security cameras around the globe on Hachijo Island. Conan and a group of close friends also happened to come to this island to see whales at the invitation of the girl Sonoko. There, the group encountered the faces of the Black Organization – including the duo Vermouth and Bourbon.
Former Black Organization employee – Haibara girl was targeted and even kidnapped to the Organization’s lair. What will Conan and his allies do to rescue Haibara from the clutches of the Organization?
Besides the return of the Black Organization, the film is also the first time that little Haibara becomes the central character of the film. The secrets of Haibara’s past revealed through the film will make the audience love this character even more.
Along with that, the duo of hot characters – FBI member Akai Shuichi and police officer Furuya Rei in the identity of Bourbon officially reunited in the film, making female audiences especially excited. These are the two male characters who have the largest number of female fans in the Conan series/movie. Because the two also have an extremely complicated relationship, will the new film reveal any new details between Akai and Bourbon? With this series of cult characters, Black Iron Submarine deserves the title of the “all-star” part of the Conan movie series.
Spectacular scene, eye-catching action
Considered the “war of the century” with the Black Organization, the new Conan movie is huge, especially invested in context and action scenes.
The setting at Pacific Bouy not only makes the characters in the movie – but even the audience overwhelmed with the grandeur of this center. The system of connecting the amazing CCTV makes viewers surprised. The filmmakers with remarkable creativity have created a great space to take the audience on a breath-taking adventure with big names.
In fact, the action scenes are also the most appreciated scenes of the series. The chases with motorbikes, cars, gun battles or even hand-to-hand combat… are all done with care to make the audience feel that this is a real action movie.
Although the crime-solving part is not deep, it is still enough to help Famous Detective Conan keep his own substance: a crime-solving anime that many audiences can access. The inference part in the new film requires the audience to have both IT knowledge or advanced technologies to “catch up” with the young detective’s reasoning.
Controversy before the movie came out and the ending… was like a dream
Before the famous Detective Movie Conan: Black Iron Submarine officially hit theaters, the film caused a stir on social networks with the relationship between the three characters Conan – Ran – Haibara with many mixed opinions.
However, after fully enjoying the movie, many viewers shared that the details of the three people in the final part of the movie put in a very reasonable sense. On the one hand, the film celebrates the beautiful friendship between Conan and Haibara, as they are willing to do anything to protect each other; on the one hand, very gracefully depicts the individual emotions of each character. Not only that, this explosive detail also made many audiences in the theater excited, becoming a memorable ending for a blockbuster Conan movie.
DETECTIVE CONAN: BLACK IRON SUBMARINE – Vietnamese title: THE HUGE SUCCESSFUL MOVIE CONAN: BLACK IRON SUBMARINE premieres in Vietnamese cinemas from July 21 with dub versions and subtitles.