The Detective Conan exhibition has been widely advertised in Seoul for the last few months. It is no secret that this franchise is incredibly popular in Korea, and the tickets for this new movie even sold out in the pre-sale. Conan has always been an anime I know of but I can’t say I grew up with it. However, it is my responsibility to cover these events for you guys so on I went to the exhibition! As always, details of the event will be at the end of the post.
The exhibition is taking place in the Seouliteum which is a gorgeous venue but a little bit confusing to navigate. The exhibition is in floor “G” which is a strange way of saying “Basement 3”, after finally finding my way I went to purchase my ticket. At the ticket booth you have the option of choosing between two quizzes that you can use to interact with the exhibit. If you are able to solve all the mysteries you receive a special edition holographic Conan card.
The exhibition is highly interactive and is broken down into sections that emulate the locations inside the movie. Although the spaces were wide and simple, it was still very cute and it felt very immersive. Each section has a riddle that needs solving. All the riddles are in Korean so if you are not fluent it might be hard to fulfill, but it is definitely not necessary in order to enjoy it.
The main section has several stations for photo-ops, so it is definitely recommended to go with someone who can take pictures of you! They also have a really cool section where you can make your own Facial Composite and print it out. The line was extremely long when I went so I didn’t do it but I thought the idea was excellent.’
They were also having a hashtag event where if you upload a picture and tag three hashtags you got a special gift – which was a puzzle! Not bad for a free gift.
Finally there is a very very nice goods store at the very end. It is not necessary to go to the exhibition to go to the store, so if you just want to check that out I would recommended! It is a little bit more expensive than the other exhibitions I’ve attended but the goods were honestly so great, I couldn’t help but buy one myself!
Overall this was a very fun experience, albeit a little bit expensive for how short it is. Fans of the show will definitely have an amazing time, and even if you are like me, and don’t really watch Conan, the exhibit is still fun and visually very striking.
Event dates: July 7th to September 2nd
Event times: 10am to 7pm
Price: 15,000 ₩
Location: Souliteum. Closes station is Tukseom exit 8.