Fans of the popular anime series Detective Conan were in for a treat when they spotted a familiar city in the latest episode. “Black Iron Submarine” is the twenty-sixth movie in the Detective Conan franchise and it features the Philippines’ central business district, Makati City.
Screen caps from the anime were shared by Facebook page “Detective Conan PH: Anime and Manga,” a local fan organization of the anime series. The page explained the story behind the inclusion of Makati City in the episode.
“The story behind this goes back to when Vermouth flew to the Philippines and took her stay specifically in The Peninsula Manila Hotel at Ayala Avenue, Makati City, to carry out her plan to help Ai Haibara in return for her good deed,” the page said.
“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 it was a mistake,” it added.
Detective Conan, also known as Case Closed, is a long-running anime and manga series that follows the adventures of Shinichi Kudo, a high school detective who was turned into a child by a secret organization. He adopts the alias of Conan Edogawa and solves various crimes with his friends and allies.
The anime series has been airing since 1996 and has over 1,000 episodes. The manga series has been serialized since 1994 and has over 100 volumes. The series has also spawned several movies, specials, spin-offs, and video games.
Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine is the twenty-sixth movie of the franchise, part of the ongoing arc that involves the Black Organization, the main antagonists of the series.