Detective Conan (1996) s01e09 Episode Script

Tenkaichi Night Festival Murder Case

A COLDFUSION & BAARO RELEASE My name's Conan Edogawa! High school student Shin'ichi was forced to take a pill that shrunk him! My mind is still that of a great detective, though! Using my keen powers of deduction, I solve every kind of case there is! Today's case takes place during a spring festival! Even if it's hidden behind the lens of a camera, there is always only one truth! The first end of the century in 100 years hyakunen-buri no seikimatsu Created by Gosho Aoyama "Detective Conan" Serialized in Shogakukan's "Weekly Shonen Sunday" nake to iwarete boku wa waratta When told to cry, I laughed instead Planning Michihiko Suwa (Yomiuri TV) Art Director Yukihiro Shibutani Character Design Masatomo Sudo Art Design Hiroyuki Mitsumoto hisakata-buri no seikimatsu The first end of the century in a long, long time hiroi sekai e tobidashite-yuku We're leaping into a wide open world Directors of Photography Hironobu Horikoshi Takashi Nomura Sound Director Katsuyoshi Kobayashi Music Katsuo Ono Music Producer Hiroki Horio (PolyGram) kodomo no koro ni wakarikaketeta-koto ga The things I tried to understand as a child otona ni natte wakaranai mama remain a mystery even as an adult Opening Theme "Mune ga doki-doki" (Kitty Enterprises) Performed by Lyrics Music Arrangement ZIGGY Juichi Morishige Juichi Morishige ZIGGY Ending Theme "Step by Step" (Mercury Music Entertainment) THE HIGH-LOWS Hiroto Komoto/Masatoshi Mashima Hiroto Komoto/Masatoshi Mashima THE HIGH-LOWS I'm neither a hotshot nor especially great eraku mo nai shi rippa de mo nai Story Editor Jun'ichi Iioka Editor Teramitsu Okada (JAY FILM) Color Key Reiko Hirayama Associate Producer Satoshi Kojima Director Kenji Kodama All I understand is the pounding of my heart wakatteru no wa mune no doki-doki It's neither an answer nor the truth kotae de mo nai hontou de mo nai Producers Michihiko Suwa (Yomiuri TV) Kazuhiko Yagiuchi (Tokyo Movie) Masahito Yoshioka (Tokyo Movie) All I have faith in is the pounding of my heart shinjiteru no wa mune no doki-doki Presented by Yomiuri TV Tokyo Movie That, and nothing else mune no doki-doki dake A COLDFUSION & BAARO RELEASE A COLDFUSION & BAARO RELEASE ht Fes hi Night Festival enkaichi Night Festival Murde The Tenkaichi Night Festival Murder Case The Tenkaichi Night Festival Murder Case The Tenkaichi Night Festival Murder Case The Tenkaichi Night Festival Murder Case The Tenkaichi Night Festival Murder Case We now go live to Saitama Prefecture's Tenkaichi Night Festival.
The Tenkaichi Night Festival is famous for the bonfires that spell out the word "Tenkaichi" on three separate mountains.
The lighting of the letters is about to begin! Hey! Can't you look for it more quietly?! Geez.
Just when I thought you went to the festival, you're already back here lookin' for your wallet or something Can't even take a nice, relaxin' bath.
You haven't forgotten about your promise for tonight, have you?! Promise? Come on! I came along because you said you'd celebrate with me— What's with that get-up? And what happened in here? Sorry, but tonight's plans are cancelled.
After all, the person we would be honoring tonight Saitama prefecture's Tenkaichi Night Festival is now underway! Look! The character for "Ten" has just been lit up on the mountain! is dead! Nothing personal, Imatake.
Um, it sounded like there was a gunshot Hey! Look! The last character, "Ichi", is lit up! Did you know, Conan-kun? At this festival, the characters for "Tenkaichi" are lit up on three mountains in the hopes of a good harvest this year! Almost entirely a copy of Kyoto's Daimonji festival Staying at an inn and going to a festival sure is nice! It sure is! Don't you agree, Conan-kun? Yeah.
If I didn't have that, that is.
I hate having her treat me like a kid! Excuse me.
Could you take a picture for me? Certainly! Here's the camera Could you take it with that "Ichi" character behind me? Ready? Here goes! Go ahead! A balloon got into the shot That's fine.
Thanks.
I'm writing about the various festivals in this region.
That's what these pictures are for.
You're a writer? You're so tan that I thought you might play sports or something I got this from work.
I often go overseas, you see.
Oh, yes.
You can have this.
Are you sure? Norikazu Sasai I used to write novels under the penname of Tomokazu Imai.
I've heard of him! I read a lot of his stuff in junior high! That's strange.
I thought that Satoru Imatake used that name for his debut Imatake and I are old friends.
We used to write things together.
With the Satoru Imatake?! We both came here today.
Thought we'd drink the night away in celebration of his winning the Naomoto Award.
Sure is hot.
Take off your jacket if you're hot.
This would make a good picture! Could you take a couple more shots for me? Sure! Norikazu Sasai-san? Yes I'm Detective Yokomizo from the Saitama Police Department.
I'd like to ask you about Satoru Imatake-san.
Has something happened to him? He's been murdered.
In the hotel room you were both staying in.
The murder weapon was a pistol.
The murder took place just 2 or 3 minutes after 8 PM.
The murderer was a young man.
He fled the room immediately afterward.
You're completely sure about all of this? Yes.
The TV coverage of the festival had just started Shot cleanly through the head Hey, what are you doing?! I'm a detective Wait, aren't you the famous detective Kogoro Mouri-san?! Yes, that would be me I read about those difficult cases that you solve all the time! I'm glad to hear it I was the one who solved them all.
Please look around as you wish! I'd be honored if you assisted me! I see.
Huh? What's this? Toothpaste.
A toothbrush! Was the victim killed while brushing his teeth? You're always getting in the way! What do you think, Detective Mouri? This smells greatly of a robbery.
A robbery? Only the money has been removed from the victim's wallet.
Plus the perpetrator ransacked the room.
This was an ordinary crime done for monetary gain.
Judging from the fact that the victim fell near the front door, most likely someone had knocked on the door and shot him the instant he opened it.
But Detective Mouri! What do you think about this? The robbery was just a disguise; the real killer was the room's other occupant! Hey now, you can't be serious! The murder took place around 8, right? In which case, I have an alibi! I was at the Tenkaichi Night Festival when it happened.
That's where I met Mouri-san and the others.
Isn't that right? Yes.
But I believe it was during the last half of the festival that we met.
Come on! I was there from the very start! If you think I'm lying then have this developed.
It should prove that my alibi is real! OK! Get this developed right away! Yes, sir! Detective Yokomizo is right.
This was no robbery! The victim and the killer knew each other.
It's almost certainly him.
But what's with that big smile?! Just what sort of alibi does he have in that camera?! Seven pictures in all.
But what do these have to do with his alibi? I took this one! See! It has Conan-kun's balloon in it! That's right.
We met Sasai-san when the "Ichi" character was lit.
But it's past 8:40 when "Ichi" is lit.
The murder took place at 8:02 or 8:03.
I think you could make it to the festival grounds in 40 minutes if you rushed by car.
Detective Yokomizo.
After the first character, "Ten", is lit at 8:00, about how long does it continue to burn? Usually until about 8:25 or so.
Have a look at this picture! This proves that he was at the festival grounds before 8:25, at the latest.
The murder was at 8:00.
No matter how fast you drive, it's impossible to go from here to the festival grounds in 25 minutes! Congratulations.
Your alibi is airtight.
Of course it is! How can this be? How can that picture be there?! Is photographic alteration out of the question? Multiple exposures or something? Someone good with cameras could easily— Hey, now.
I handed the camera directly over to you and asked you to develop the film.
And besides, it was a disposable camera.
I could have done no such thing.
You were the one who developed the film, right? Yes, sir! There were no signs of the camera or film being tampered with! See? Come on, Detective Yokomizo.
You already knew he was at the festival.
Yes.
I heard from the hotel's front desk that Sasai-san left around 7:30.
They remembered because he was constantly asking the time.
That was because I wanted to make it in time for the "Ten" character.
As you can see, I forgot my watch today.
Something bugs me about everything you did! It's almost as if you were trying to make an alibi Come on, now.
I would appreciate it if you would stop wasting time like this and get to the real task at hand, like finding out who killed my friend.
Imatake-sensei! Sensei! Where did he go? If you're looking for Imatake-san's body, he was taken down to the station.
Who might you be, anyway? My name is Yamada, from the monthly magazine Literature Era.
I rushed here as soon as the police called me, but I guess he really is Literature Era? Didn't Imatake-san— Yes, it published his "Heroic Sword Legend" series.
Wait, are you Sasai-sensei?! Come to think of it, Imatake did mention that his deadline was coming up soon but he still wasn't done.
That's right! His deadline was tomorrow! Oh no! Even if I ask someone else to write something, there isn't enough time, and nothing would ever be as good as his! I guess I have no other choice.
Here.
What's this? Something I wrote a while back.
Imatake kept bugging me to show it to him, so I just happened to bring it with me today.
I doubt it compares with Imatake's series, though No, seeing as you used to worked with him, I'm sure the editors will all be delighted! Are you sure? That's only the prologue to an especially long story.
We would be very grateful if you would continue to write for Literature Era I don't know, I'm busy enough as it is already Can't I persuade you somehow? Very well! I shall write for the late Imatake's sake! Thank you! I have to be going now! Hey, Detective.
You heard that, right? It would seem I must hurry back home and get to work.
For Imatake, who was killed by some idiot who just wanted his money.
There's no question about it—he's the killer! But he has an alibi.
How? How was he able to take that picture?! What's more, the camera was untampered, and he had Ran use it.
A picture at 8:50 wouldn't serve as an alibi.
Darn it! There has to be something! Something that will bring his alibi crumbling down! Think back to when you met him! Sorry, but I need to get going.
Not so fast! That's right! Sure is hot.
He didn't take his jacket off Or maybe he couldn't take it off! Why not?! Could you take a picture for me? Here's the camera Could you take it with that "Ichi" character behind me? Wait! I still want to talk to you! You just never give up! Keep harassing me and I'll sue! Aha, so that's it! Now I've got this trick figured out! Just as I thought, he is the killer! What's more, this was a premeditated murder! I've got the trick behind his alibi photo completely figured out! I better let the detective know before it's too late! Whatever.
I'm leaving now.
Not so fast! I have to do something! OK! Time for my secret weapon! Now to set his pose arrange the photographs on the desk and then use this Voice-Altering Bow Tie to mimic his voice! Yikes! How many times do I have to tell you?! I have photographic proof it wasn't me! Please, Detective.
Could you tell him how incompetent he is? Incompetent he is.
You really disappoint me, Detective Yokomizo! Mouri-san! I kept quiet so you could have all of the credit, yet you were still fooled by the trick used to make that alibi photograph! So then he is— Yes.
The one who killed Mr.
Satoru Imatake is none other than the one standing next to you—Norikazu Sasai! Wait just a minute! Weren't you the one who said this was a robbery?! I said that so you would lower your guard.
I knew from the very instant I saw the victim that the murderer was an acquaintance of his.
Based on what? The toothpaste foam in the victim's mouth.
His toothbrush was also lying on the ground near him.
In other words, the victim was brushing his teeth before he was shot! So? Everyone brushes their teeth.
Yes.
But it's not very common for people to open the front door for strangers while still brushing their teeth, now is it? One more thing—this room's condition.
The murderer fled immediately after the gunshot.
Do you think it would be possible to ransack this entire room in such a short amount of time? Most likely it was done purposely before the murder to make it look like an ordinary robbery.
I see.
All of the evidence at the scene of the crime seems to point to me.
But I have an alibi.
How do you explain that photograph? This is most likely a picture that you took when you came to a previous festival.
You then held on to the camera until today's festival, where you ran into Ran and had her continue taking more pictures.
Although it was an extremely simple trick, the fact that you were wearing the exact same clothes made it easy to mistake it for a picture you took today! That's right! The reason you endured the heat and kept your jacket on was because you didn't want to look any different than in the 1st photo! Am I wrong? What a splendid sense of imagination, Detective Mouri! But do you have any proof that I took that picture at a previous festival?! Why, yes, I do! What?! Look! It's right here in this picture! Your- Hey, you! Don't be bothering Dad! Dad? Oh no! I leave the rest to you, Detective Yokomizo.
Right.
His wrist? As you can see, I forgot my watch today.
What are you doing?! How do you explain this? Your wrist is perfectly tan in your alibi photograph! Yet your wrist is white now! The truth is that you took this picture one year ago! Isn't that right, Sasai-san?! I concede defeat, Detective.
I decided to get rid of Imatake one year ago! I wanted to take his place at the top of the literary world! Yes.
One year ago, it was decided that my work would be published as a series in Literature Era.
But right before the deadline, the editors switched to Imatake instead! Simply because he had a better reputation than I.
I saw that series as my last chance to make it as a writer.
But then he had to go and snatch it away, almost as if he was ridiculing me! So then you killed him? Yes.
I killed him.
Miss.
About Imatake's work that won the Naomoto Award We both thought up the story for it back when Imatake and I used to write together.
Though I suppose nobody would believe me now.
Just my imagination samekaketa koucha nominagara yubi ni karamu ito o asobase Playing with threads around my finger while drinking lukewarm tea bossa nova no rhythm de keikai ni arukou Let's walk lightly to the bossa nova rhythm The puzzle pieces are in my hands puzzle no piece wa te no naka sa sou sa Ah-Ah-Ah- That's right I'll be in the same place next week but with different clothes raishuu mo ore wa chigau fuku de onaji basho ni iru sa Step by step, there's no reason to be anxious Step by Step aseru-koto nante nai no sa Case by case, I don't care if you laugh Case by Case warawareta-tte kamawanai Beyond the countless days, she's waiting for me kazoekirenu hibi no mukou ni aitsu ga matte-iru kara I gotta go my own way Excellent detective work, Detective Mouri! It was all thanks to you that we were able to solve the case and arrest Sasai! Case? Arrest? Sasai? Oh, stop pretending! Uh oh! I always knew Sasai was the killer I just wasted time to make filler! Get it?! Keep laughing! NEXT EPISODE Why aren't you going in? You have business in there, don't you? You went out with Shin'ichi?! ,The lock has marks on it from being tampered with It's a kidnapping, isn't it? I've finally found you, Shin'ichi Shin'ichi! Come out this instant! I know you're in there! The Pro Soccer Player Blackmail Case Next Conan: Next Conan's Hint: Video Game Look forward to the next episode Even next time, there is always one truth!