Sakurai: I’m really glad that the first postrecording site I got to see was Conan’s. I truly thought it incredible.
Suwa: The fact that it was right at the beginning of the Conan series is also how our fates crossed paths.
Sakurai: And that’s also why I’ve taken it upon myself to draw comparisons between my life and Conan’s – like we’ve done all these various things together.
Suwa: If Conan has helped you along in some way over these past 19 years, I couldn’t be happier.
Sakurai: As the chief producer of the anime “Detective Conan,” what’s important to you?
Suwa: That would have to be new ideas and always being ready to try new things that haven’t been done before. I think that’s an important point for the theatrical releases in particular. It’s not just trying to showoff how original you can be, but thinking how to make “Detective Conan” as interesting as it can possibly be and trying new ways to achieve that.
© Aoyama Gōshō / Shōgakukan・Yomiuri Terebi・TMS 1996
Movie 2014 Aoyama Gōshō / Meitantei Conan Production Committee