An eye for mys­tery

More Ja­panese ti­tles are avail­able on dim­sum, in­clud­ing live-ac­tion De­tec­tive Co­nan movies and se­ries.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Showbiz - By MUMTAJ BEGUM en­ter­tain­ment@thes­tar.com.my

GET ready to binge-watch more Ja­panese films and se­ries in June on dim­sum.

If you are a fan of De­tec­tive Co­nan, then you def­i­nitely do not want to miss the live-ac­tion se­ries and tele-movies based on the pop­u­lar manga char­ac­ter.

In the first two De­tec­tive Co­nan ti­tles, he is played by ac­tor Shun Oguri ... who looks a lot older than the young De­tec­tive Co­nan we are used to. How? Why?

Well, the se­ries is set just be­fore De­tec­tive Co­nan was poi­soned, which re­sulted in him age­ing in re­verse to a lit­tle boy.

If mys­tery isn’t your cup of tea, dim­sum also of­fers heart-warm­ing movies – one features Ja­panese drama queen Yuki Amami, and the other has Ja­pan Academy Prize cer­e­mony’s Best Ac­tress, Ryoko Shi­no­hara.

Here are ti­tles you want to check out on dim­sum this month. De­tec­tive Co­nan: The Let­ter Of Chal­lenge – The first live-ac­tion film features Oguri as Shinichi Kudo and Tomoka Kurokawa as Ran Mori, Shinichi’s child­hood friend and class­mate. Shinichi re­ceives a let­ter, chal­leng­ing him to stop a kid­nap­ping. When one stu­dent does van­ish dur­ing a class trip, it is up to Shinichi to save her and pro­tect oth­ers from the same fate.

De­tec­tive Co­nan: Con­fronta­tion With The Men In Black –In­this movie, De­tec­tive Co­nan comes face to face with the men in black who poi­soned him. Oguri plays the tit­u­lar role.

De­tec­tive Co­nan: The Mys­tery Of The Leg­endary Mon­ster Bird –In this one, ac­tor Jun­pei Mi­zo­bata takes on the role of Shinichi, with Shiori Kut­suna as Ran Mori. Shinichi is in­vited to a vil­lage by a bil­lion­aire where the leg­end of a mys­te­ri­ous Otori bird ex­ist. Be­fore he can even get off the train, some­one in the vil­lage is killed. Such is the life of a fa­mous de­tec­tive – he can never have a va­ca­tion.

De­tec­tive Co­nan: Ky­oto Shin­sen­gumi Mur­der – Shinichi (Mi­zo­bata repris­ing the role) and Ran Mori visit a movie set, only to be­come in­volved in yet an­other mur­der mys­tery. De­tec­tive Co­nan (Live-Ac­tion Se­ries) – A 13-episode se­ries with Mi­zo­bata in the ti­tle role. It kicks off with Shinichi, Ran and her fa­ther wak­ing up in a white room with no mem­ory of how they got there. As it turns out, there are many other white rooms where they are. In each room, there is a sin­gle clue meant to jolt our hero’s mem­ory.

Oie-San – This is based on the true story of Suzuki Shoten who trans­forms her com­pany from a small su­gar whole­saler into a world­class trad­ing cor­po­ra­tion. She does this with nu­mer­ous dif­fi­cul­ties in­clud­ing the Rice Ri­ots of 1918. The cast in­cludes De­tec­tive Co­nan star Oguri and Ja­panese drama queen, Yuki Amami.

Des­per­ate For Love – Based on a novel, the film cen­tres on a wo­man who was abused by her mother when she was young. Years later, Terue re­unites with her es­tranged brother who en­cour­ages her to seek out their fa­ther’s grave. There she learns some­thing about her par­ents. Des­per­ate For Love won the Best Film at the Ja­pan Academy Prize cer­e­mony. It stars Shi­no­hara, Alice Hirose, Takaya Kamikawa and Rio Suzuki.

dim­sum al­lows you to stream the best of Asia for only RM15 a month. Down­load the dim­sum app from Ap­ple App Store or Google Play Store or stream di­rectly from dim­sum.my. All new sub­scribers will en­joy 30 days of free ac­cess. dim­sum also sup­ports Chrome­cast and AirPlay for sub­scribers to binge-watch on TV. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit dim­sum.my, Face­book (face­book.com/dim­sum.my) or In­sta­gram (@dim­sum.my).

Don’t miss out on the De­tec­tive Co­nan movies and se­ries on dim­sum. — Pho­tos: dim­sum

Des­per­ate For Love

Oie San

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