Virtual reality is no longer a thing of the past, and Conan and the gang have been chosen to be part of a special test group. However, as always, the fun is shattered by nothing less than a murder in the main computer room! In order to discover the identity of the murderer, Conan and friends must complete a virtual reality game set in 17th century London; but as they enter the game, an artificial intelligence known as Noah’s Ark takes control of the system. Now, the lives of the entire test group, as well as Conan’s friends, are in his hands. Can he discover the murderer’s identity and save the day?
In Victorian England it is commonplace for the rich and wealthy to have a staff, led by a head butler, to run their households; the Phantomhive Estate is no different. The young and demanding Count Ciel Phantomhive, child owner of a toy company, lives in the grand countryside manor. Sebastian is his head butler, and the epitome of perfection; he effortlessly and gracefully completes his day-to day chores and fixes the countless mistakes of the other employees. However, whilst on the outside all seems prim and proper, a more sinister secret lies just beneath the surface. Sebastian is in fact a demon bound by a contract with the young count; he will loyally serve and fight for him in return for his soul.
This Detective Conan movie is rather unusual -- it takes place in virtual reality of late 19th century England rather than the usual 21st-century Japan. If this one has not been your favorite DC movie, this recommendation is not for you. But anyone who would like to see more of the mysteries happening in Victorian England -- along with another story of JTR of course -- should check out Kuroshitsuji. Note that there is not much step-by-step detective work in Kuroshitsuji; however, there is as much humor, suspense, and action. You will discover how young Ciel is no less clever and daring than Conan at scenes of unsolved crimes and mysteries as well as other situations he has to get through.
Though Phantom of Baker Street has a much more futuristic edge by focusing on virtual reality gameplay, both the sixth Detective Conan movie and Kuroshitsuji take a look at the darker side of Victorian London. In particular, both heavily feature the infamous case of Jack the Ripper (though Conan is a lot less accurate when it comes to the details) and each anime's protagonists set about trying to unmask the perpetrator. If you are a bit of a "Ripperphile" and like the mystery surrounding the case, or if you just like storylines set in the dark and smoggy turn of the century London, then you may want to check out both Kuroshitsuji and Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker Street.