Lupin III Vs Detective Conan
is not counted in the Made-for-TV Movie Lupin
anime specials by the Japanese. It is included on the Lupin III Yearly Specials
index for completeness. It debuted on March 27, 2009, and has yet to have an official English language release.
A direct-to-video Cross Over
of the Lupin III
and Detective Conan
Queen Sakura, sovereign of the European kingdom of Vespania
, is killed while the royal court (her brother and son) are out hunting. All indications suggest that she was accidentally shot by her son, Prince Gill, who immediately commits suicide, overcome by guilt. This news is reported around the world, with a reminder to the audience
that Vespania was already recently in the news, because of the strange new minerals found only there.
With the death of the queen and prince, the young but bratty Princess Mira is next in line. However, Vespania citizens are rallying to say the princess is too young and unfit to govern. To increase the princess' popularity, a trip to Japan is organized. A festival is held at the Grand Hotel West City Tama. Despite her protests, Mira attends the opening, though Keith does all the talking for her. Kogoro Mouri, Sonoko Suzuki, and Conan Edogawa attend (Ran Mouri is running late). At the party, Conan exposes an attempt to assassinate the princess. The princess wants nothing more than to escape from her condition
, so in the confusion that follows, she sneaks away. Conan notices this, and follows her. Mira runs into Ran, who looks identical
. They trade places, Ran returning to the hotel. Mira gets picked up by Fujiko. Conan notices the two splitting up, and Conan pursues Fujiko on skateboard.
Lupin's team is already involved in some plan by the time Conan arrives in Vespania. Can the two team up to keep the princess on the throne, or will she fall victim to assassination or suicide? Was the late Queen's death an accident, or has Conan stumbled upon another murder? No matter what crime, no matter who is involved, no matter how complicated the deduction, with a keen eye for details, only one truth prevails!
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