The world watched in anticipation of a showdown, but the battle of the Conans ended peacefully this week in a small town in western Japan.

American comedian and late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien visited the town of Hokuei — dubbed "Conan Town" for its ties with manga and anime series "Detective Conan" — in Tottori Prefecture on Thursday following a tongue-in-cheek demand for ¥3 trillion from the municipality for using his name for promotions.

O'Brien seemed to start off on the wrong foot, arriving at Yonago Kitaro Airport instead of Tottori Sand Dunes Conan Airport, where local officials and fans were waiting for him.