The Eleventh Striker is the 16th movie in the Detective Conan franchise. It was released in Japan on April 14, 2012.
Kogoro's detective agency receives a mysterious phone call. Someone on the other end warns about a bomb and leaves behind a code, "The Boy in Blue and The Blue Zebra, the rain from above ..." After that, a car exploded in front of Mouri Detective Agency.
If Conan can decipher the riddle, he can stop the bomb. An adventure begins for Conan and the Detective Boys, taking place at a soccer match between Hideo Akagi of the Tokyo Spirits and Ryusuke Higo of Big Osaka.
True criminal is Kazumasa Nakaoka. His motive is revenge for the death of Tomofumi Motoura, son of soccer coach, Keiichirou Motoura. Back when he was still able to play soccer, he met Tomofumi and the two became friends when Tomofumi begged to learn soccer from Kazumasa. Despite having a weak body, Tomofumi insisted on learnig to play the game which deeply moved Kazumasa. However, after Kazumasa's bike accident, which left him injured and unable to play, the two lost contact. A few years later when Tomofumi was in the 4th grade, the two met again with Tomofumi playing on his school's soccer team. Despite making it onto the soccer team however, Tomofumi never participated in any of the games because of his weak body. When he was given the chance to play during a game, Nakaoka made him a promise that the two would celebrate if Tomofumi made a goal, which he managed to do. On the day that Nakaoka went to celebrate with Tomofumi, he was told by his mother that Tomofumi had died in an accident coming home from practice one afternoon. This left him deeply distraught and upon learning from Tomofumi's father that the ambulance that was carrying Tomofumi to the hospital was stopped by a mob of people during a soccer match, Kazumasa grew bitter and resentful. Especially so after learning that a drunk Kogoro was the head of that very mob, at which point he decides to spend the next few years plotting revenge. In one of his riddles, he reveals he's searching for an 11th striker that can end his revenge; otherwise, the bombs set in each of the stadiums will detonate, taking with them, the thousands of people attending the matches.He originally plans for it to be Kogoro however Conan shows up instead after deciphering the code. With the help of Ayumi, Mitsuhiko, Genta and Haibara, Conan manages to deactivate the bomb despite being at a disadvantage. Nakaoka realizes that Conan was eleventh striker he was searching for.
- Several real life J. League soccer players provided voice work for animated versions of themselves in the film, including: Kazuyoshi Miura (Yokohama F.C.), Yasuhito Endo (Gamba Osaka), Yasuyuki Konno (Gamba Osaka), Kengo Nakamura (Kawasaki Frontale), and Seigo Narazaki (Nagoya Grampus).
- According to a news article the filmmakers recorded the Fuji Xerox Super Cup stadium crowd on March 3rd for use in the movie.
- The movie brought 3.29 billion yen to box office.
- Bonus File: Fantasista Flower
- Promise with a J-Leaguer
- The Most Useful School in the World Case - a case referenced in this movie
|Detective Conan Movies|
|Movies||Movie 01: The Time-Bombed Skyscraper • Movie 02: The Fourteenth Target • Movie 03: The Last Wizard of the Century • Movie 04: Captured in Her Eyes • Movie 05: Countdown to Heaven • Movie 06: The Phantom of Baker Street • Movie 07: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital • Movie 08: Magician of the Silver Sky • Movie 09: Strategy Above the Depths • Movie 10: The Private Eyes' Requiem • Movie 11: Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure • Movie 12: Full Score of Fear • Movie 13: The Raven Chaser • Movie 14: The Lost Ship in the Sky • Movie 15: Quarter of Silence • Movie 16: The Eleventh Striker • Movie 17: Private Eye in the Distant Sea • Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie (crossover) • Movie 18: Dimensional Sniper • Movie 19: Sunflowers of Inferno • Movie 20: The Darkest Nightmare • Movie 21: The Crimson Love Letter|
|Movies||16 Suspects!? • Conan, Heiji, and the Vanished Boy • Time Travel of the Silver Sky • Follow the Vanished Diamond! Conan & Heiji vs. Kid! • A Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs. Conan and the Detective Boys • Magic File 2: Shinichi Kudo, The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Lab • Lupin III vs. Detective Conan (crossover) • Magic File 3: Shinichi and Ran, Memories of Mahjong Tiles and Tanabata • Magic File 4: The Osaka Okonomiyaki Odyssey • Magic File 5: Niigata~Tokyo Souvenir Capriccio • Magic File 6: Flower of Fantasista • The Missing Sweets in the Old Shop • The Coded Invitation • Promise with a J-Leaguer • Munch's Missing Scream • The Shadow Approaching Amuro|