Case Closed: The Last Wizard Of The Century
, known as in Japan
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, is a Japanese animated
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based on the Case Closed
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series. It was released in Japanese theatres on April 17, 1999. Funimation Entertainment acquired the rights to this film from TMS Entertainment on July 17, 2009 and released the dub on December 2009. This is the first movie appearance of Ai Haibara, Kaitou Kid and Heiji Hattori.
Kaitou Kid sends a riddle, warning of another heist. The police deduce that his next target is a recently discovered Fabergé egg
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belonging to Nicholas II of Russia, which is to be displayed in the Suzuki Modern Art Museum in Osaka on August 22. The night of the heist, Kid successfully steals the egg and flies off with it, and Conan tenaciously chases after him with Heiji. However, in the middle of the chase, Kid is shot in the right eye by an unknown assailant and apparently falls into the sea to his death. After recovering the egg, the police fruitlessly search for Kid's body.
The next day, Conan, Ran, and Kogoro board a boat to Tokyo. They meet Natsumi Kousaka, whose great-grandfather worked in Fabergé's factory. She shows them a part of a sketch of two eggs and a key, which were found among her late grandmother's momentos. Conan suspects that the person who shot Kaitou Kid is on the ship. That night, Ryu Sagawa, a freelance photographer covering the press with news of the egg, is murdered, shot in the right eye in the same fashion as Kid. Soon after his body is discovered, Inspector Megure, along with officers Takagi and Shiratori, arrive by helicopter to inspect the crime scene. At first, they suspected Sonoko's father's servant, Mr. Nishino, but the police and Conan later conclude that the culprit is Scorpion - a mysterious killer who always shoots his victims in the right eye. A missing lifeboat hints that Scorpion has already escaped, and the passengers of the boat set off toward Yokosuka Castle, the location of Scorpion's next target: the second egg.
While exploring the castle, the group stumbles across secret passages beneath the castle. As they traverse the tunnel, Inui, an art dealer, sees a shadowy figure in one direction of the tunnels, and in his pursuit, he is shot by a silenced handgun. Delving farther into the tunnel, they find a coffin with a corpse clutching the second egg. Suddenly, the two eggs are snatched away.
Conan deduces that Scorpion is Seiran the historian. She shoots her victims in the right eye to avenge her ancestor, Rasputin, whose body was found with an eye missing. Seiran attempts to kill Conan with her last bullet, but the bullet ricochets off the bulletproof glass on Conan's glasses installed by the professor. As Conan kicks a piece of rubble, she reloads and is about to fire when a playing card knocks the gun out of her hands. Conan then knocks her out with the rubble. Shiratori appears and carries Seiran out. Conan figures "Shiratori" was actually Kid in disguise. In the end, Conan is about to confess to Ran that he's Shinichi, but then Kid comes, disguised as Shinichi, and distracts Ran. The Phantom Thief then disappears in a flurry of pigeons.
This movie achieved a distributor's income of 1.45 billion yen
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The Last Wizard of the Century has a U.S. release date of December 29, 2009. Funimation currently owns the publishing rights for the English version.
Detective Conan: The Last Wizard of the Century, was released on VHS
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on April 12, 2000 by Polydor Records
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Region 2 DVD
Polydor Records released the movie in a DVD
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format on March 28, 2001. A new DVD was released on February 25, 2011, significantly lowering the original price and added the trailer as a special feature.
Region 1 DVD
Detective Conan: The Last Wizard of the Century was licensed by Funimation Entertainment
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on July 17, 2009 under the name Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century. It was released straight to DVD on December 29, 2009.
The Blu-ray version of the film was released on July 22, 2011. The Blu-ray contains the same content of the DVD plus a mini-booklet explaining the film and the BD-live function.
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's Todd Douglass considers the film as one of Case Closeds better adventures and remarks the quality adventure and creative storyline, commenting on how they make the film more than an extended episode.