The animated film's poster (Photo: vov.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – “Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare”, a Japanese animated film released in 2016, will have its big-screen premiere in Vietnam on August 5.

It is the 20th feature episode of the animated series based on the manga series “Detective Conan” about a teenage genius detective trapped in a boy’s body written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama.

The 112-minute-long film will roll out in theatres across the country to thrill Vietnamese fans of the manga series.

Directed by Kobun Shizuno, it was first released in Japan on April 16, 2016.

According to the Anime News Network, the film was number-one in its first weekend in Japan with 934,000 admissions and 11.1 million USD in gross, the highest opening weekend gross in the franchise’s history.

After 12 weeks in release, the film has generated 57.3 million USD in gross.-VNA