|Case Closed: The Phantom of Baker Street|
|Hepburn||Meitantei Konan: Beikā Sutorīto no Bōrei|
|Directed by||Kenji Kodama|
|Written by||Hisashi Nozawa|
|Based on||Case Closed by Gosho Aoyama|
|Produced by||Masahito Yoshioka (Tokyo Movie Shinsha)|
Michihiko Suwa (Yomiuri TV)
|Music by||Katsuo Ōno|
|Box office||¥ 3.4 billion |
(US$ 34.4 million)
Case Closed: The Phantom of Baker Street, known as Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker Street (名探偵コナン ベイカー街の亡霊, Meitantei Konan: Beikā Sutorīto no Bōrei) in Japan, is the sixth Case Closed feature film, released in Japan on April 20, 2002. The Phantom of Baker Street is the first film in the series written by Hisashi Nozawa. This was the last of the Case Closed films done in cel animation.It was released on February 16, 2010, in America on DVD. This film brought 3.4 billion yen in the box office. The story features several characters from and references to the Sherlock Holmes series, which Detective Conan is heavily inspired by, and Jack the Ripper.
Child prodigy Hiroki Sawada—who, by the age of ten, is already a MIT grad student and has developed a DNA Tracker software—has been under the guardianship of Thomas Schindler, owner of the software giant Schindler, Inc., since his mother died. One night, in a heavily guarded room at the top of the Schindler building where Hiroki lives, he finishes an artificial intelligence system, Noah's Ark, and sends the software through the telephone lines. The guards become suspicious when he does not respond. They bust open the door, but discover that Hiroki has disappeared, apparently having leapt off the building.
Two years later, at the Beika City Hall, Schindler, Inc., holds a demonstration of an immersive virtual reality game called Cocoon. Conan, Richard, Rachel and the Detective Boys (including Haibara Ai) are attending the demonstration, but cannot participate without special badges, which have been allocated to children associated with the game's investors and prominent socialites such as Serena. Dr. Agasa and Booker Kudo, who have been involved in the development of the game's setting, attend the event. Agasa gives Conan a badge, while the other Junior Detective kids trade Premium Golden Yaiba Cards for badges.
When security discovers that Kashimura, a top employee of Schindler, Inc., has been killed. Booker and Conan rush to investigate. Discovering that Kashimura's keyboard has blood stains on three of the keys (R, T, and J), Conan decides to participate in the demonstration, hoping that the game would lead him to an answer. Booker reasons out that J-T-R stands for "Jack the Ripper".
When the demonstration begins, Hiroki's artificial intelligence system, Noah's Ark, announces it has taken control, but it tells the audience that if none of the fifty kids are able to survive the game, it will kill the kids in reality using a large electromagnetic burst. The kids must choose one of five types of games while the audience watch helplessly, unable to shut the game down. Conan and the Junior Detectives choose the fifth, a re-creation 19th century London set in the world of Sherlock Holmes. Conan and his friends track down 221B Baker Street, only to find that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are at Dartmoor. Since Holmes cannot help, the kids find Sebastian Moran and Professor Moriarty. Moriarty tells Conan that he trained Jack the Ripper when Jack was a street urchin. The professor gives the children a clue about the next victim, who turns out to be Irene Adler, Holmes's only love. Some of the events lead to more kids being eliminated from the game, including the Junior Detectives. Meanwhile, in the real world, Booker investigates the case and reveals that Kashimura's murderer is the company's president, Thomas Schindler, who Hiroki had discovered was a descendant of the original Jack the Ripper.
Eventually only three are left: Conan, Rachel, and another child named Hideki Moroboshi. They follow Jack the Ripper to a train and reveals Jack among the passengers. However, Jack captures Rachel and sets the train on a runaway course. After being unable to stop the train, Conan and Hideki confront Jack on top of the train where he has tied himself to Rachel. Hoping that Conan can figure out the situation, Rachel sacrifices herself by jumping off the train and into a ravine, pulling Jack with her. As Conan begins to lose hope, Sherlock Holmes appears and gives Conan some useful advice that eventually helps Conan and Hideki survive the game when the train crashes into the station. After winning the game, Conan reveals that Hideki is actually Hiroki, who has manifested himself as Noah's Ark. In a private conversation, Hiroki says he was satisfied with the outcome, as he was hoping the kids can paint a brighter future than their parents, and that he was happy he could also participate as a player in the game. He releases the children from the game and then erases himself.
|Conan Edogawa||Minami Takayama||Alison Viktorin|
|Jimmy Kudo||Kappei Yamaguchi||Jerry Jewell|
|Richard Moore||Akira Kamiya||R. Bruce Elliott|
|Rachel Moore||Wakana Yamazaki||Colleen Clinkenbeard|
|Serena Sebastian||Naoko Matsui||Laura Bailey|
|Dr. Hiroshi Agasa||Kenichi Ogata||Bill Flynn|
|Booker Kudo||Hideyuki Tanaka||John Swasey|
|Amy Yoshida||Yukiko Iwai||Monica Rial|
|Mitch Tsuburaya||Ikue Ohtani||Cynthia Cranz|
|George Kojima||Wataru Takagi||Mike McFarland|
|Vi Graythorn||Megumi Hayashibara||Brina Palencia|
|Inspector Meguire||Chafurin||Mark Stoddard|
|Detective Nicholas Santos||Kazuhiko Inoue||Eric Vale|
|Detective Harry Wilder||Wataru Takagi||Doug Burks|
|Detective Kazunobu Chiba||Isshin Chiba||Chris Cason|
|Hiroki Sadawa||Ai Orikasa||Maxey Whitehead|
|Akira Emori||Rikako Aikawa||Chris Cason|
|Colonel Moran||Yuzuru Fujimoto||Bradley Campbell|
|Mrs. Hudson||Kei Hayami||Emily Gray|
|Jack the Ripper||Sho Hayami||Todd Haberkorn|
|Tadaaki Kashimura||Hiroaki Hirata||Robert McCollum|
|James Moriarty||Kiyoshi Kobayashi||Steve Powell|
|Hideki Moroboshi||Megumi Ogata||Luci Christian|
|Seiichiro Kikukawa||Mitsuki Saiga||Mary Morgan|
|Irene Adler||Sumi Shimamoto||Melinda Allen|
|Shinya Takizawa||Urara Takano||Anastasia Muñoz|
|Thomas Schindler||Masane Tsukayama||Spencer Prokop|
|Noah's Ark/Hiroki Sawada||Ai Orikasa||Maxey Whitehead|
The film's theme song is "Everlasting" by B'z. It was released on July 2, 2002, on their album, Green.
The official soundtrack was released on April 17, 2002. It costs ¥3059 including tax.
In addition to winning third place in the film series request project held on the official website in 2006, Aoyama commented that it was his mother's favorite film. In addition, it won the second place in the popularity poll of 19 successive films held in 2016.
The final box office revenue of this work was 3.4 billion yen, exceeding 3 billion for the first time, and since it was the second largest Japanese film in 2002, Suwa is said to be a monument. This record wasn't broken until it was updated to 3.5 billion yen in the 13th film, The Raven Chaser.
The VHS of the film was released on April 9, 2003. It was discontinued soon after 2006 as it was switched to DVD.
The Region 2 DVD was released on December 18, 2002. The DVD includes the film in widescreen and the trailer.
The Region 1 DVD was released on February 16, 2010, by FUNimation Entertainment. The DVD includes the film with both English dub and Japanese dub with English subtitles.
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