Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet (Meitantei Conan: Hiiro no Dangan) is now scheduled to release on April 16, 2021. It was originally supposed to release on April 17, 2020, but ran into multiple delays due to COVID-19. This announcement was made on the series’ official website, and new trailers were also posted— a shorter one of 30 seconds, and a longer trailer of 90 seconds.
The 90-second trailer:
We’re sorry to have kept you waiting for so long. And thank you! The release of the latest film has been decided. This is the first postponement in the 24th year… To be honest, it’s been heavy damage. But I’ve had changed my mind and wait for the dangerous wave to pass with all of you who have been looking forward to it every year. I haven’t seen the completed film yet, so I’m hoping to build up my excitement for the release of the film again from here. A year of waiting is a long time, but compared to the time of the lover declaration to Ran…you know (laugh). “The Scarlet Bullet” RELOAD begins!
A new mysterious project, titled Beginning of RELOAD Project was also launched:
Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet will be the 24th movie of the series. Here’s how Wikipedia describes its premise:
Japan is about to celebrate the world’s largest sports festival, “WSG-World Sports Games“, in Tokyo. In line with the opening ceremony, it is announced that the world’s first “Vacuum Superconducting Linear” train, boasting a maximum speed of 1,000 km/h which combined all of Japan’s technologies, will be opened to the public between Shin-Nagoya Station and Shibahama Station and established in Tokyo. As the world’s attention is garnered, an incident occurs at a party venue where famous tournament sponsors are gathered, leading to an abnormal situation where top dogs of companies are kidnapped one after another. Behind the scenes are Shuichi Akai who monitors the incident, and the FBI who waits for orders from Akai.
— 劇場版名探偵コナン【公式】 (@conan_movie) December 2, 2020
Conan’s reasoning reveals the relevance of the apocalyptic WSG kidnapping incident that occurred in Boston, USA, 15 years ago, and that the incident was also under the jurisdiction of the FBI. Is this a coincidence? What is going to happen in Japan, where many types of people from all over the world are gathered?
The 30-second trailer: