As of 7 July 2019, the film has grossed ¥9.1 billion ($82,409,621) domestically, making it one of the top 50 highest-grossing films ever in Japan. The Fist of Blue Sapphire became the highest-grossing Detective Conan film, surpassing Zero the Enforcer.
Detective Conan, a masterpiece. I've been watching this anime for more than 12 years. Every single movie has an outstanding story as well as the animation. This particular one was very well put out. I would 100% recommend it. I'm sure you will enjoy it as well, although I don't like many many animes this one is one that I will never dislike. I have been waiting for Katou Kid to appear once again, and this was a nice appearance. So much suspense and makes you jump out of excitement. You also start to suspect everyone but of course it'll always be the one
you never would have thought it would be. Enjoyed this movie a lot. Hopefully you guys will too!Overall great movie!
After 22 movies there isn't much they can do in terms of mystery, so what they do is turn the series into a battle shounen.
I know Detective Conan movies always had overexaggerated action, I'm fine with that, but they weren't missing the mystery and how the characters used their brains to overcome every problem.
This movie is just pure action with a lot of explosions and almost super powers (it's hard to imagine anyone was actually looking forward to see Makoto go super-saiyan and beat up bad guys), and the murder case was too weak even for a spin-off.
Overall this movie is not bad as a
standalone, but don't expect it to live up to the main series.
Hey there folks!
What we have here is another really well done Detective Conan movie, oriented more towards action and suspense, plus some super powers at the end there for Makoto going SSJ, but not something we didn't see before in this series, let's call it lore friendly.
The only thing that was out for the entire movie was the mystery, it was clear as day who was the culprit from the first minutes of the show, but it didn't matter so much, the all idea was to show how they will catch him.
One thing I really liked about this movie is how Conan and Kid
interacted, even if they are rivals, the synergy was perfect, they complemented each other when it needed.
Another point I would like to address is when Conan explained to Kid how the murders occurred, like using some kind of hologram, the whole scene was something I would like to see in the TV Series as well.
PS: The only mystery in the end is how no one noticed that the Arthur is Conan, he is exactly the same just that he is a little browner.
After first hearing about this movie, I had a pretty good feeling about what I was getting into: it will be really weird, but a little fun. For one, I had no idea how a movie set outside japan will be done, let alone it being focused on a character I almost forgot about. However, with it being another Kaito Kid movie, I felt assured that we would at least get some fun moments thrilling heists and goofy not-Shinichi moments. And sure enough, that's exactly what I got (warning: long review full of spoilers).
To start with, this movie looks really good! Whether it’s because of
how much effort they put into the art style and animation or I’ve just gotten used to the old style while re-watching the series, this is definitely one of the best looking movies in the series. The luxurious setting of Marina Sands Bay really makes it possible for some beautiful eye candy. The animation during intense scenes is insane and over the top (as is the norm with these movies).
Kaito Kid returns and he needs Conan’s help! Having been rivals for nearly 23 years, it’s always fun to see them working together. The pacing of this movie is also really good. Everything moves at a snappy pace when it needs to, only slowing down either to reflect on the case or for some much needed down time. My favorite scenes are definitely Kaito’s heists as these are the scenes where the most action is going on.
Lots of high praise, for sure. But unfortunately, this movie does have some faults I can’t ignore. While the mystery is interesting, there were some bits that were a bit hard to follow. It also doesn’t help that the villains aren’t particularly impressive. The central antagonist is just so blatantly bad. For the real culprit, I had a hard time understanding how he was able to manipulate everything to his favor. The only other villain I can enjoy is the one who just wants to fight Makoto and he barely gets any characterization.
The other weak point for me was Makoto and Sonoko’s subplot. It’s got its moments, like Sonoko going out her way to help Makoto get back into the tournament, when she gets attacked as well as the secret of Makoto’s bandage. My only problem was this whole drama that develops between them. I don’t really think it was necessary. Also, I’m not a big fan of how the main antagonist... uh... “hypnotizes” him to not fight and stuff until the end. That was just weird.
So yeah, weird stuff. But overall, the pros out way the cons (just slightly). If you love Kaito Kid and really cool action, then you’ll totally dig this film. Who knows? Maybe you might like Makoto and the villains more than I did. For me, I would probably put this movie between Movie 9 (Strategy Above the Depths) and Movie 1 (The Time-Bombed Skyscraper). A very fun movie, despite its flaws. Check it out if you’re interested.