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First Look At Detective Conan: Phantom Rhapsody

By Spencer . January 20, 2014 . 5:00pm

Namco Bandai is bringing Conan from Case Closed back for another video game. Detective Conan: Phantom Rhapsody uses the zapping system where you can switch between Conan and his rival Heiji Hattori aka Harley Hartwell in the West. The game has a reasoning command battle system where the two characters use logic to fight. These scenes are fully voiced.


Detective Conan: Phantom Rhapsody comes out on April 17 for Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Mugiwara

    I need to find a Sub to watch Dectetive Conan. It seems it’s good. >.>

    • Taylor Greene

      DCTP and The Moonlighters

      • Mugiwara


    • Audie Bakerson

      The DVDs have an option for literal subs by the guy who did the Mother 3 translation.

      • British_Otaku

        They do? If you mean Tomato, his translation of Unlimited Adventure (not necessarily all him) was a bit rough around the edges and I’m not excited about the TMS edits to the localised versions of the show and movies…


        I’ll look into it for the sake of collecting what I like, not expecting it to match the Japanese anime release or manga… >_> The option for non-dubtitle subtitles is definitely a plus.

        • Audie Bakerson

          There’s a reason for that. From his personal site “I did the majority of the translation here, and also had to fix a ton of things from an earlier translation. I had like 2 days to do it all, mostly without real context. Ouch.”

          • British_Otaku

            I was happy that FUNimation dubbed a game so far ahead (almost as far as the season they bought the rights for this year) back in 2008 anyway. :P

            It makes sense that someone we appreciate the work of in one of the most famed fantranslations, perhaps had a reason not to be 100% for more scheduled work.

  • AlteisenX

    Really wish we had more Case Closed/Detective Conan stuff in NA. I dislike the subbed version because I started with the dub, and it just felt more comfy to me.

    • Warboss Aohd

      the buy the DVDs and encourage others to do so.

      actions speak louder than words.

      • AlteisenX

        If it was that simple, we would have a lot of other things lol. *Cough* Tales of ___ on vita, Tales of Vesperia on PS3… etc *Cough*

        Ultimately its up to the company to actually go through with it risky, or not.

        • Warboss Aohd

          to be fair, we’ve been getting more of the Tales games as of late.

          your not wrong, but again, Actions speak louder than words.

          • KnifeAndFork

            They have to be informed that enough people in the West want it.

            Was quite dumbfounded to see that Namco would rather put Tales of Hearts R on iOS at a premium price rather than put that effort towards localization. And still not localize that while selling episodic chapters. no just no.

            Then they did the same with [email protected] on iOS and actually localized that, with high premium pricing as well. Most smartphone gaming casuals will not initially spend premium prices for some phone game app. Especially when it’s not a physical purchase. That’s why Freemium model came into existence.
            Start off with a low price point then have the consumer reeled in with micro transactions.

            Those games do not belong in iOS. Namco, Square-enix and Capcom will continue to be out of touch as long as they retain this disconnect with the consumer fan base. So it’s up to us to take the initiative and find ways to reach out to them better because right now they seem to have no clue…

      • KnifeAndFork

        Words of a determined and vocal and persuasive few is how we got the latest Saint Seiya PS3 game localized to the U.S.

        Action isn’t enough. Namco needs to hear your voice that you want this game localized.

        Otherwise they’ll continue to think no one knows or cares outside Japan.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      well, blame Namco Bandai for not bringing Conan stuffs more in US

    • ShinStar

      I watched the 6th movie subbed first but when I watched the dubbed TV series, I actually enjoyed the voice acting. It’s a shame there isn’t anymore…..or is there? I used to watch it on Comcrap On Demand but that was 3 years ago :(

      • Pdugna

        Funimation has the dubbed on their site but they stopped awhile ago

    • Pdugna

      Blame Funimation…..uggh only thing I hate about em is that they stopped dubbing the anime awhile ago because of ratings. So now they won’t even bother subbing some of the new episodes

      • KnifeAndFork

        Nope. Blame yourself

  • DanielGearSolid

    Is the series still ongoing?

    • melvin2898

      Yes. I think it made it to 100 volumes a while back.

    • Warboss Aohd

      i believe it is, yes.

      • DanielGearSolid

        I really hate loooong drawn out animes… I like conflicts to see conflict resolution… 50 episodes is my sweet spot, but Conan’s premise fits that 100+ episodes structure perfectly. The more cases the better!

        • Sigfried Silverblade

          Almost at 900 manga chapters.
          And yet, I do not tire of it.

          Just… Is there any chance for the game this game to be released on the west?
          With the Japanese names?
          (I’m dreaming here. Let me be.)

        • Renaldi Saputra

          same as me, 50 episodes are a perfect number for an anime series I think

          • British_Otaku

            Depends on the story, 50 is very comfortable as you can binge it in a few days and it takes less than a year for it to end but Monster was a masterpiece which hit over 70 and Detective Conan is a tale which is flexible enough to invite new cases without getting “old” though Aoyama is facing a cast which never get older in a world which has gotten many advances in technology on top of holidays which is a wee bit jarring for something that takes itself seriously.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            I still can appreciate an anime with 70 episodes or more, not more than 120..
            but 50 episodes had been being my perfect amount of episodes bcos mostly much less fillers, more character moments, more explanation of story, not being rushed, and not too stalling. Anime that I’ve scored good are usually around 50 episodes

            btw Monster is a Seinen one, isn’t it?

          • KnifeAndFork


            This is Anime

            Not Scooby Doo…

          • British_Otaku

            I can remember what I think were the first full filler episodes (not based on chapters but with edited endings, different characters helping out and so on)…

            They were literally being chased around a department store by unarmed men. >_> It turned me off from the anime on top of a bunch of other stuff, I came to Conan for intrigue and threat, not Scooby Doo where antagonists don’t seem committed to making us tense.

        • KnifeAndFork

          Except he’s still a midget…

          • DanielGearSolid

            I’m gonna be honest, I don’t see where you were going with this comment

          • KnifeAndFork

            A lot of long running Animes, the good ones at least, have their characters properly mature and age accordingly. That’s one of the things that differentiate them from Western cartoons and comics

          • DanielGearSolid

            Ohhhh, got it. The aging process, or lack thereof

          • KnifeAndFork

            Yeah. Character progression

  • Robert Hendrie

    I’d buy this just for kaito

  • fairysun

    I wish.

  • The dubbed “Case Closed” Was HORRIBLE. You’ll enjoy it at the beginning but once you watch through it later, you’ll realize how bad the name changes and how terrible the dubbed dialog is. Compare that to Detective Conan and you’ll realize how great the series is. It could’ve been a success in NA but they completely redid each dialog and changed lots of things from the japanese version. Anyway, I’m looking forward to this game. Too bad that i’ll have to go out and import a 3ds/2ds from Japan just to play it. :/

    • Zind Keeper

      The English voices were good, but the name changes and writing around the Japanese puns, not so much. Just to let everyone know, the name changes were not Funimation’s idea. They were suggested by the Japanese promoter because he thought the anime wouldn’t appeal to the U.S. with Japanese-named characters and settings. O_o

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