Detective Conan’s Shuichi Akai Design Humidifier Paper Helps Keep the Air Moist

16.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

The new Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet anime film will be released on April 16, 2021. In promotion of its release, Japanese fashion magazine CanCam is coupling its June issue, which releases on April 23, with a humidifying paper featuring the series character Shuichi Akai.

CanCam readers happen to be huge fans of Shuichi Akai, who is an FBI agent in the series. Using the paper humidifier is simple: all you need to do is put water into a cup and submerge it which will help keep the air in a room moist. And since it’s just paper and water, no electricity needs to be used, making it an eco-friendly product.

 

There are two designs, one of Shuichi Akai on his own and another with his family. The Shuichi design has hearts on it while the Akai family has flowers which makes it a great decoration around the house too.

 

 

Conan-lover and Japanese comedian Chika Tanabe to be featured

Japanese comedian Chika Tanabe, who is a member of the Japanese comedy trio BOLJUKU, will feature in the June issue of CanCam where she will talk about her love of the Detective Conan series. For her feature, she has dressed in Akai’s trademark hat and jacket and has curly hair to create a feminine Akai look. 

Her obsession with the series came about when a friend invited her to the movie theatre to see the anime film Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer back in 2018. She said the experience made her life brighter. After watching the series’ previous film Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire in 2019, she was inspired to visit Singapore where the film is set despite only earning a several thousand yen during her job as a performer at the time. She upped her shifts at her part-time job to earn more money, saying, “I worked hard for Conan on my poor savings!”

 

Speaking about her favourite character, Tanabe said: “I call myself a girl child. I really love Amuro [Toru], but when someone asks who’s my favourite, that’s the hardest question. Watching the latest film, I found myself saying that Akai is super cool too.”

 

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    08.October.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    SCRAP, known for its immersive escape rooms based on tons of popular anime, manga, and game properties, is inviting guests to test their detective skills! After massive popularity, the ‘Escape from the Blood Task Force,’ inspired by the newest Detective Conan film, is coming to seven more cities across Japan. Events currently running in Osaka, Tokyo, and Nagoya will also be extending their duration, allowing more fans to get a chance to test their skills of deduction!

     

    Akai’s Investigation Kit, gifted to those who purchase advance tickets

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    dTV First Half Viewer Ranking 2021

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    4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Anime)
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    Pulling in the most views between January and July was Jujutsu Kaisen, the popular anime series following high-schooler Yuji Itadori and his struggle with curses and sorcery. The show took the top spot by a huge margin, sitting at number one for four consecutive months between January and April. What makes it so popular? It could be its blend of horror and comedy, making it an attractive watch for all kinds of anime fans. 

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    Rounding out the top three, anime series Tokyo Revengers tells the story of a delinquent with the ability to travel back in time. When his lover is murdered, Takemichi Hanagaki goes back to his junior high school days, intent on saving her life. Airing on dTV beginning in April, viewership has steadily increased, reaching #3 in May and hitting the top spot in June. 


     

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    Escape From the Orient Express

     

    Escape From the Magical Castle

     

    Escape From the Black Assassin

     

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    Escape From the Navy Blue Art Museum

     

    Here’s what it’s like to play..

    SCRAP’s escape games are made in collaboration with many different series and see players become a character in the story where they must solve puzzles and riddles to find a way out. They have collaborated with Detective Conan since 2013 during which over 1.3 million people have played. The newest entry to the series is Escape From the Scarlet Investigation (Blood Task Force).


    Five previous escape games make a return this year including Escape From the Orient Express (2014), Escape From the Magical Castle (2015), Escape From the Black Assassin (2016), Escape From the Final Public Examination (2018), and Escape From the Navy Blue Art Museum (2019). Each features a completely original story set in the world of Detective Conan.

     

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    20.May.2021 | ANIME&GAME

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    Bucket Hats | ¥4,400 Each (Tax Included)

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    26.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / MOVIE

    In promotion of the latest entry to the Detective Conan anime film series, Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet, which was released on March 18, Bandai released two traditional Japanese wagashi sweets from its Tabemas confection series at 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan on April 23.

     

    Tabemas Detective Conan 2021

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  • Detective Conan Characters Enjoy Curry in Collaboration With CoCo Ichibanya

    31.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

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    Detective Conan’s characters feature on CoCo Ichibanya folders

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    Exclusive and original key rings and pins

     

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    Detective Conan Eyeshadow – Conan & Kid Gold and Brown | ¥2,200 (Tax Included)

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    08.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME

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    Acrylic Stands | ¥1,000 Each (Before Tax)

    The designs include Sonoko Suzuki, Makoto Kyogoku, Yuya Kazami, and Momoji Ooka. The stands are a must-grab for fans of the series looking to deck out their Detective Conan merch collection even more.

     

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  • Detective Conan Themed Cafes Open in Japan to Promote Upcoming ‘Scarlet Bullet’ Anime Film

    01.March.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    To promote the upcoming anime film Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet which is set to released in Japan on April 16, 2021, seven themed cafes will open in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Sapporo from March 24. The cafe is themed on a retro diner which will transport fans back in time to diners inspired by America in the 1950s and 60s.

    Main Visual

     

    Bonus Items

     

    RETRO AMERICAN DINER MENU

    DETECTIVE BURGER/SNIPER BURGER/ZERO BURGER/BOYISH BURGER/SHERRY BURGER/OSUSOWAKE BURGER – ¥1,599 Each (Before Tax), +¥500 For Acrylic Key Ring

    DETECTIVE SUNDAE/SNIPER SUNDAE/ZERO SUNDAE/BOYISH SUNDAE/SHERRY SUNDAE/OSUSOWAKE SUNDAE – ¥1,099 Each (Before Tax), +¥500 For Acrylic Key Ring

    DETECTIVE SODA/SNIPER SODA/ZERO SODA/BOYISH SODA/SHERRY SODA/OSUSOWAKE SODA – ¥899 Each (Before Tax), +¥500 For Acrylic Key Ring

    CONAN CAFE CLASSIC Menu

    APTX-4869 TROPICAL LAND CURRY | ¥1,400 (Before Tax)

    COLUMBO MINT SAUCE PASTA ¥1,499 / DELICIOUS TO DIE FOR RAMEN ¥1,099 / POIROT CAFE SANDWICH ¥1,399 (All Prices Before Tax)

    AI’S BERRY CHEESE FRENCH TOAST ¥1,200 / RAN’S LEMON PIE ¥1,499 / HIROSHI AGASA’S “SHIPPAI JA” PANCAKES VER.2 ¥1,199 (All Prices Before Tax)

    CRIMINAL’S BLACK SESAME STRAWBERRY AU LAIT ¥999 / CRIMINAL’S SOUVENIR MUG +¥1,400 (All Prices Before Tax)

    LEFT’S CAFE LATTE ¥899 / YOUNG DETECTIVE SHAKE ¥1,099 / RAN’S BERRY JELLY SODA ¥999 (All Prices Before Tax)

     

    LIMITED EVENT MENU

    1st Menu: Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet Menu | April 16, 2021 – May 31, 2021

    AKAI FAMILY BANQUET ¥1,499 / UNAGI’S KABAYAKI & TARE OKAWARI RICE ¥1,699 / SHUKICHI & YUMI’S DELICIOUS SHORTCAKE ¥1,399 / SCARLET OGURA STRAWBERRY TOAST ¥1,599 (All Prices Before Tax)

     

    2nd Menu: Phantom Thief Kid & Aoyama Sensei’s Birthday Menu | June 1, 2021 – July 11, 2021

    *Only available at Nagoya cafe from July 1-11

    THE JEWEL GARDEN SALAD ¥1,499 / MAGIC SPICE PARFAIT ¥1,200 / AOYAMA-SENSEI BIRTHDAY CURRY ¥1,399 (All Prices Before Tax)

     

    3rd Menu: Shuichi Akai Season 1 Menu | July 1, 2021 – August 15, 2021

    4th Menu: Shuichi Akai Season 2 Menu | August 16, 2021 – September 26, 2021

    *Menus 3 and 4 exclusive to Shinjuku and Umeda cafes

    *Menus 3 and 4 are centred on the character Shuichi Akai

     

    Original Merchandise

    Pins (6 Designs) | ¥450 Each (Before Tax)

    Acrylic Coasters (12 Designs) | ¥800 (Before Tax)

    Mini Acrylic Stands (12 Designs) | ¥900 (Before Tax)

    Acrylic Magnets (6 Designs) | ¥500 (Before Tax)

    Folders (6 Designs) | ¥300 (Before Tax)

    Bandanas (2 Designs) | ¥1,500 Each (Before Tax)

    Eco Bag | ¥1,850 (Before Tax)

    Chocolate Tin | ¥1,600 (Before Tax)

    Fans can tuck into a Detective Conan-themed retro menu as well as get their hands on some exclusive merchandise featuring original chibi art.

     

    Make sure you don’t miss Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet.

     

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