It is officially announced today that Mai Shiraishi, a former member of the Japanese idol group Nogizaka46, has made a guest voice appearance in the Detective Conan anime film's next 25th feature film Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween. This is her first time to play an anime character.
The character Shiraishi voices is Elenica Lavrentieva, the leader of a Russian unit that vows revenge against the bomber. She is searching for the whereabouts of Detective Matsuda, who is supposed to have been killed in the line of duty because of a certain incident in the past.
"I was very surprised to be able to participate in the world of Conan, which I have watched since I was a child, but I was also very happy. I knew it would be a wonderful memory in my life," she said with joy. "I was very anxious because it was the first time for me to join a voice recording session, but it was fun! I was so nervous because I was recording in the same place where professionals always record."
In the film, Shiraishi shows off her fluent speaking skill of Russian. "This film also has a really, really wonderful story, and as a viewer, I'm really looking forward to its completion. I hope you will enjoy watching this film and feel various emotions such as nervousness, excitement, and thrill!"
＞＞ #白石麻衣 さん ＜＜
— 劇場版名探偵コナン【公式】 (@conan_movie) January 26, 2022
Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween is scheduled to be released in Japan on April 15, 2022.
Shibuya, Tokyo, is bustling with the Halloween season. A wedding is being held at Shibuya Hikarie, where Detective Miwako Sato of the Metropolitan Police Department is dressed in a wedding dress. While Conan and the other invited guests are watching, an assailant suddenly bursts in, and Detective Wataru Takagi, who was trying to protect Sato, is injured. Takagi survived and the situation was settled, but in Sato's eyes, the image of the grim reaper that she had seen when Detective Matsuda, the man she had been in love with, had been killed in a series of bombings three years ago, overlapped with Takagi's.
At the same time, the perpetrator of the bombings escapes from prison. Is this really a coincidence? Rei Furuya (Toru Amuro), a member of the public safety police, is hunting down the man who killed his classmate, Detective Matsuda, but a mysterious person in disguise suddenly appears and puts a collar bomb on him.
Conan visits the underground shelter where Amuro is hiding out to disarm the collar bomb, and hears about an incident three years ago when he and his now deceased classmates from the police academy encountered an unidentified virtual bomber named "Plamya" in Shibuya. As Conan and his team investigate, a disturbing shadow begins to loom over them.
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