Makati City’s skyscrapers, skyline, and the street signs of Ayala Avenue and Makati Avenue, got featured in Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine.
Local Facebook fan page Detective Conan PH: Anime and Manga shared screenshots from the latest film adaptation of the hit anime and manga series, where the anti-hero Vermouth flies to the Philippines and is seen walking in front of the five-star hotel The Peninsula Manila and passing by its popular fountain.
The character is also seen accompanied by an aspin, the Philippines’ local mixed-breed dog.
Many users were thrilled to see and complimented the highly-detailed animation of the hotel and the skyline of Makati Central Business District.
Some users swelled with “Pinoy Pride” with how the country was featured in the hit anime.
“Nung napanood ko ito sa sinehan that scene napa “WOW” ako na sinali ni Gosho ang pinas kahit sandali lng. That’s so great. Love u Gosho (When I saw this scene in the cinema, I was wowed that Gosho featured the Philippines even for a short time. That’s so great. Love you, Gosho),” one user commented.
Meanwhile, another user commented that there was also a scene where Vermouth was in “Glorietta & Greenbelt, shopping.”
First aired in 1996, the manga-series-turned-anime-television-show follows the adventures of Shinichi Kudo, who shrunk into the body of a teenager after being poisoned by a crime syndicate known as “The Black Organization.”
On the other hand, the page shared a brief context about the easter egg. “When Vermouth knew that Haibara was captured, she immediately thought of a plan to help her. Vermouth traveled to different places, including the Philippines, and disguised herself as Sherry to get rid of the organization’s suspicion and make them believe that she was not actually Sherry—that was a mistake,” their caption wrote.
Ai Haibara, whose actual character name is Shiho Miyano, was the creator of the pill that caused Shinichi to shrink. She was formerly a member of the Black Organization and also fell victim of her creation.
Released in April 2023 in Japan, the 26th movie of the franchise covers Conan’s infiltration of an Interpol underwater facility where he finds himself witnessing the launch of a new technology that connects every law enforcement camera and enables facial recognition around the world.
The film had previously been shown in Philippine cinemas during the first week of July 2023.
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