The movie will release on May 27 with versions dubbed in Japanese and Arabic.
Spacetoon Pictures, which distributes animation movies in MENA, has announced that it is bringing the Japanese anime Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet to cinemas on May 27.
The movie had successfully made it to the top three highest opening weekends since the pandemic in Japan and topped the China box office in its first two days, moving The Fellowship of the Ring from the forefront.
The story is set in Japan while preparing to commemorate the World Sports Games (WSG), the world’s biggest sports games, hosted in Tokyo. The Hyperlinear bullet train will begin operation to coincide with the WSG’s opening ceremony. As the world watches, disaster suddenly strikes the host venue, where the sponsors of the games are gathered. A crisis unfolds as several industry leaders are kidnapped in quick succession. That’s when Conan starts his investigations, while Shuichi Aki is helping him from behind the scenes.
The movie is set to be released in the original Japanese version with Arabic and English subtitles and the Arabic dubbed version. Spacetoon Pictures has worked on localising and dubbing the movie into Arabic with a group of Arab voice actors, who are known for dubbing the Detective Conan anime series since its first run on Spacetoon TV in the early 2000s.
Commenting on the release, Kamel Weiss, Strategic Business Development Director at Spacetoon, said: “We’re so thrilled to bring Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet to the Middle East region, hoping to continue the series of successes this movie has created so far in each country it debuted in. We always work on delivering new experiences to anime fans in MENA by bringing the top anime movies to the cinemas.”
Additionally, the movie prequel; Detective Conan: The Scarlet Alibi has been available online on Spacetoon Go since May 7.
Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet will be available in movie theatres across UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Iraq on May 27, in both Japanese and Arabic dubbed versions.