♫ Never lookin’ back again… They’re comin’ to America… ♫

The fine folks at Discotek Media have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming releases of the Detective Conan / Lupin The Third crossovers. Both the television special and the feature film will hit stores on October 27 of this year.

Crossover Special Crossover Movie

The artwork choices (which are identical to the Japanese home video release covers) were predictable, but in no way is that a bad thing. And they did a great job with the English logos. Discotek’s doin’ the Lord’s work right ‘ere.

Hard to believe it’s been over half a decade since we’ve been able to talk about a Detective Conan DVD release in North America. It’s a feeling I’ve missed.

I’ll add entries for these to the Home Video guide once we have more information!

– MagicBox

  1. #1 by rubberlotus on August 29, 2015 - 5:07 PM

    Holy crud, an update!


    Funny thing – I’m just starting to get into Lupin’s series. Watched Castle of Cagliostro a few days back, though I hear its Lupin is uncharacteristically nice. Might start on the Green Jacket series next.

    (By the way, I’ve got a bit of my Ultimate DC/MK fanfic done over the past couple days. Wanna take a gander, if you have the time?)

  2. #2 by ManyFaces on January 12, 2016 - 3:47 AM

    So how did these turn out? Haven’t bought ’em yet.

    • #3 by MagicBox on January 23, 2016 - 12:11 AM

      I’ve spot-checked both copies and they appear to be great. The subtitle tracks are solid, the unedited Japanese video is intact, we’ve got the proper 2.0 stereo track for the TV special and the 5.1 surround track for the movie, and the liner notes are a thoughtful inclusion. No problems that I can find, so definitely buy them if you want any chance of seeing more Conan animation brought over. :)

  3. #4 by Daniel Kulkarni on April 2, 2016 - 6:37 PM

    Let’s be honest, this was never another chance for Case Closed/Detective Conan in the United States. The only reason these got a release at all is because of Lupin III, and Lupin III isn’t even that popular in the US. We should consider ourselves lucky that we get the manga releases at all. The best we can hope for is that they continue adding episodes of the TV series to Crunchyroll and Netflix, and maybe eventually they’ll add the several hundred episodes they don’t currently have available for streaming.

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