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First Full-Length Trailer Released for Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan: The Movie

The world’s most famous thief squares off against Japan’s greatest detective once again! Considered one of the best collaborations ever in anime, Detective Conan and Lupin the Third will be sharing the big screen together this December. Both franchises are established in their own right, and they have always been a perfect fit for each other. Lupin the Third began back in 1967, and centers around an eccentric thief and his crew that travels around the world to uncover various treasures. Detective Conan first appeared in 1994 and follows the story of Edogawa Conan, who is actually a high school detective who had his body transformed into a child’s after given a mysterious poison.

The two characters first faced off in a special that aired back in March of 2009 to commemorate the 55th anniversary of NTV and the 50th anniversary of Yomiuri TV. The special did exceptionally well, receiving a 19.5% rating. Fans have been hoping for another great adventure between the two, but no one imagined that what they would be receiving is a full-fledged film. Ever since the teaser released, nothing but questions have been raised about what will take place and who will be featured.

Now that the official trailer has been uploaded, some of those questions have been answered. Many of the key characters from both franchises will be making an appearance. This means that the whole gang from Lupin’s world will be invading Conan’s including the bumbling inspector Zenigata. More surprising on the Conan side, however, is the reveal that Kaito Kid will also be making an appearance. This may lead to the possibility of a thief vs. thief scenario for the film and escalate the situation even further.

Details about the film are still very scarce at this point, but the basic plot appears to revolve around a mysterious jewel known as the “Cherry Sapphire,” which is said to hold the key to the world.  There will also be two guest stars for the film, both of whom will be voice acting for the first time. The first is Seiyo Uchino, who will voice a character named Allen Smithy, a mysterious character whose true identity is unknown. The second special guest will be Natsuna, who will voice Claudia. Claudia is the manager for a popular singer, Emilio, who will play a key role in the film as well.

Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan: The Movie also marks the first time a Conan film will be released in the winter instead of during Golden Week. With two legendary franchises battling it out in a duel to the end, there is no doubt that expectations are very high. With a tagline that claims “let’s finish this,” everyone is curious to see who will come out victorious. With everything that has been revealed so far, it truly seems like this will be the battle to end all feuds. Want to have a look yourself? Click here to view the trailer.