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Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven

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Genre  Animation, Action, Mystery
Film series  Case Closed
Country  Japan
7.5/10 IMDb

Director  Kenji Kodama
Initial DVD release  April 21, 2001 (Germany)
Language  Japanese
Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven movie poster
Release date  April 21, 2001
Writer  Gosho Aoyama (creator), Kazunari Furuuchi (screenplay), Michihiko Suwa (planning)
Cast  Minami Takayama (Conan Edogawa), Wakana Yamazaki (Rachel Moore), Wataru Takagi (George Kaminski), Kappei Yamaguchi (Conan Edogawa), Akira Kamiya (Richard Moore)
Similar movies  Case Closed movies, Related Kenji Kodama movies

Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven, known as Detective Conan: Countdown to Heaven (名探偵コナン 天国へのカウントダウン, Meitantei Conan: Tengoku no Kauntodaun) in Japan, is a 2001 Japanese animated feature film based on the Case Closed manga series, featuring detective Shinichi Kudo, also known as Conan Edogawa. It made 2.9 billion yen.


Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven movie scenes


Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven movie scenes

Gin and Vodka, on a hunt for Shiho Miyano, sneak into Akemi Miyano's flat and listen to the messages on the answering machine. They discover that Shiho will attend a private viewing of two new skyscrapers in Tokyo. Gin and Vodka plan to end Shiho at the towers.

Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven movie scenes

At the viewing, Yoshiaki Hara and Tokiwa Mio are murdered, after Ohki Iwamatsu, a builder of the skyscrapers, was killed in his apartment. Sake cups left at each murder scene links the three together in a serial murder case.

Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven movie scenes

Before the murderer’s identity is revealed, the bombs planted by the Black Organization detonate, setting the building ablaze. Sonoko, Conan and Ran evacuate in a glass elevator when it stops. Conan realizes that with her new perm, Sonoko looks like Shiho Miyano from behind. Conan distracts Sonoko, making her turn around, saving her from being shot by Gin, who thought she was Shiho.

Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven movie scenes

After arriving safely to the ground, Conan re-enters the tower after learning that the Junior Detective League has not evacuated. He leaves them and confronts the serial murderer, Kiseragi, an elderly painter. Kiseragi blamed the tower employees for the construction of the tower, an edifice that obstructed his view of the Fuji Mountains. Conan shoots Kiseragi with his tranquilizer dart as the painter prepares to commit suicide.

With the bridges blown off and the bottom floors in flames, Conan powers a Ford Mustang convertible with the force of an explosion to propel the kids and him to safety. Viewing the inferno from afar, Gin and Vodka confirm that Shiho Miyano was not at the towers and abandon their search for her.


  • Licensed by: FUNimation Entertainment
  • ADR Director: Leah Clark
  • Script: Eric Vale
  • Executive producer: Gen Fukunaga
  • Producer: Carly Hunter & Justin Cook
  • ADR Engineer: Cris George
  • Assistant ADR Director: Brina Palencia
  • Head Writer: Eric Vale
  • Line Producer: Zach Bolton
  • Mix Engineer: Adrian Cook
  • Post-Production Assistant: Casey Barteau & Niki Cooper
  • Production Assistant: Gino Palencia, Michael Harcourt & Trenton Jons
  • Senior Video Editor: Daniel Mancilla & Jeremy Jimenez
  • Talent Coordination: Tara Williams
  • Video Editing: Jessie Mancilla, Joe Harris, Josh Tyler & Robert Bell
  • Video Engineer: Michael Rivas & Sarah Mueller
  • Video Post-Production Coordinator: Margaret Yabs
  • Video Post-Production Director: Brandon Tyler
  • Music

    The film's ending theme song is "Always" by Mai Kuraki.


    The VHS of the movie was released April 10, 2002. It was discontinued soon after 2006 as it was switched to DVD.

    Region 2 DVD

    The DVD of the film was released on December 21, 2001. A new DVD was released on February 25, 2011, significantly lowering the original price and added the trailer as a special feature.

    Region 1 DVD

    Funimation released the English dub of Countdown to Heaven on DVD on January 19, 2010.


    The Blu-ray version of the film was released on September 23, 2011. The Blu-ray contains the same content of the DVD plus a mini-booklet explaining the film and the BD-live function.


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