Detective Conan (1996) s01e15 Episode Script

The Case of the Missing Corpse

A COLDFUSION & BAARO RELEASE My name's Conan Edogawa! High school student Shin'ichi was forced to take a drug that shrunk him.
Although smaller, my mind remains that of a sharp detective! Today's case involves a missing corpse! Even if you do deceive everybody, there's still always only one truth! hyakunen-buri no seikimatsu The first end of the century in 100 years Created by Gosho Aoyama "Detective Conan" Serialized in Shogakukan's "Weekly Shonen Sunday" When told to cry, I laughed instead nake to iwarete boku wa waratta Planning Michihiko Suwa (Yomiuri TV) Character Design Masatomo Sudo Art Director Yukihiro Shibutani Art Design Hiroyuki Mitsumoto The first end of the century in a long, long time hisakata-buri no seikimatsu We're leaping into a wide open world hiroi sekai e tobidashite-yuku Directors of Photography Hironobu Horikoshi Takahisa Ogawa Sound Director Katsuyoshi Kobayashi Music Producer Hiroki Horio (PolyGram) Music Katsuo Ono kodomo no koro ni wakarikaketeta-koto ga The things I tried to understand as a child THE HIGH-LOWS Hiroto Komoto/Masatoshi Mashima Hiroto Komoto/Masatoshi Mashima THE HIGH-LOWS Ending Theme "Step by Step" (Mercury Music Entertainment) Opening Theme "Mune ga doki-doki" (Kitty Enterprises) Performed by Lyrics Music Arrangement ZIGGY Juichi Morishige Juichi Morishige ZIGGY otona ni natte wakaranai mama remain a mystery even as an adult Color Key Reiko Hirayama Associate Producer Satoshi Kojima Story Editor Jun'ichi Iioka Editor Teramitsu Okada (JAY FILM) I'm neither a hotshot nor especially great eraku mo nai shi rippa de mo nai Planning Support Toyohiko Okuyama Mitome Asai 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 Corpse sing Corpse Murd e Missing Corpse Murder Ca The Missing Corpse Murder Case The Missing Corpse Murder Case The Missing Corpse Murder Case The Missing Corpse Murder Case The Missing Corpse Murder Case Sure is quiet around here lately The Detective Boys can't do anything if nobody needs help Of course not.
If clients showed up that easily, we detectives would be worry-free.
And Dr.
Agasa went through the trouble of making badges for us They look cool no matter how many times I look at them! "Detective Boys" Our exclusive design! They even act as transceivers! Bah! These badges are worthless if we have no cases to solve— Excuse me I have a small request for you You're Hiroki, from the next classroom over! What is it? A murder?! Fraud?! Your parents are having an affair?! No Akira disappeared last night A missing persons case! Kidnapping isn't out of the question! So what does she look like?! I have a picture of her.
A cat?! Are you saying it was this cat that disappeared? Yes.
Too bad it wasn't a kidnapping! I can pay you each 10 yen.
No way! We only handle higher-level cases! I'm sure the cat will come back eventually! But Bye now.
I was going to give you some Kamen Yaiba cards if you found her See! I collect them! Kamen Yaiba cards?! What's more, these are the super rare Hyper Golden Cards! We accept the case! Eh?! What's with you guys?! Damn it, we can't find her anywhere That's strange—she disappeared yesterday, so she should still be nearby Hey.
We worked really hard, so give us our cards now.
No way.
You didn't find her.
Say, does this cat have any habits or special abilities or anything? Now that you mention it, Akira's meow is a lot different than other cats'.
Like this Yes! Just like that! Where did it come from?! From that house! Akira! Akira! Akira! We did it! She's covered in blood! We have to help her right away! No! This cat is uninjured! Which means It couldn't be! Wait for us, Conan! What's going on?! Is there something there? Let me see too! Me too! I have to call the police right away! Are you the ones who made the call? Did you really see a corpse? Yes! Honest! There's no question about it, Inspector.
Conan-kun! Plus, nobody has left the house since we discovered the body.
In other words, the corpse is still inside! Police! Open up! What's the racket?! These kids say they saw a dead body in your house.
A dead body?! We're certain we saw it! A man in the bathroom! He was lying in the bathtub, covered in blood! Ridiculous! I was just taking a bath! See for yourself! It's that room straight ahead! I think I'll do just that.
Hey! It's gone! The body is gone! It disappeared! That's impossible! See! No corpses! These brats are probably just pulling a prank on you! But we really saw it! There was a dead body, covered in blood and lying in the bathroom! Yeah! This guy must've hidden it! W-What are you talking about?! Approximately 15 minutes have passed from the time you called us until we arrived here.
That's more than enough time to hide a body.
This is ridiculous! Search all you want! I'm going upstairs to sleep! You don't mind if we search without you then? Fine by me! Ransack the place if you want, there's nothing to find! If you have any problems, tell my brother.
He'll be home soon! But the police must be bored to death if they'll make a fuss over a bunch of deviant little miscreants! Damn! Search! The body's here somewhere! Search every nook and cranny! Find the body at all costs! Um Did something happen here? Inspector! The younger brother has returned.
W-What is this? What's going on?! This lad here says he saw a corpse in your house.
A corpse?! Whoops! What are you doing?! No, that's alright! It wasn't worth much Hey! Keep it down, will you?! I take it my brother is upstairs? Yes.
He seems rather angry, too.
Pardon my rudeness, but what exactly does your brother do for a living? He's a writer, for the time being.
But in reality, he usually stays at home and does nothing at all Here's my card Tomofumi Tanaka I see you work for a securities firm So just you and your brother live here? That's right.
Though technically it's my house.
My brother lives here for free.
What's this? A leaf? Well, we've checked the house from top to bottom All that's left is your brother's room.
I hope he doesn't get too mad at you Brother? Brother? the high pressure ridge will bring clear skies to most of Japan.
It's alright.
It looks like he's asleep.
I see.
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Oh? There's a large tree in the backyard.
What can you tell me about it? Tanaka-san? Come on! If you're going to sleep, at least turn the TV off! It sounds like he heard me I believe I've shown you everything I can And no dead bodies whatsoever You little scoundrels! We're not lying! Say, the body could've been carried outside by now! But Conan-kun Didn't you say no one entered or left this house before we arrived? That's what I said, but I only watched from the phone booth in front of the house.
I didn't see the backyard.
But there's a high wall behind the house.
But you saw that big tree, right? If you tied a body to yourself and used that tree, you could get over the wall! Tanaka residence! Yes? No, you must have the wrong number.
That's OK! Goodbye! Wrong number.
So what were we talking about again? The tree in the back.
Ah, that was originally there when I bought the place.
Was the ringer off on that phone?! Hey! Are you alright up there?! Y-Yes, sir! Can you climb over it with someone tied to you? I think I can I can't, Inspector! I can't get down; the outer side of the wall is an embankment! Are there any footholds or anything of the sort? There's a walkway about 40 centimeters wide, but it would be impossible to use with a body tied to me! Even if I could get down, it would take everything I had just to walk.
There's no corpse inside the house, and it's impossible to carry one outside! In other words, you lied.
You can't be serious?! Let's go, everyone! Wait, Inspector! We really saw it! Even if you did catch that gang of Italian thieves, it was still stupid of me to trust you! How? How could the body have vanished? All I can think of at this point is that the older brother washed the blood off while the younger brother made preparations to carry the body out.
It's just like the leaf that was on the younger brother Does this mean that they really did use this tree to get the body outside? Oh! Conan-kun! Hey there! What're you doing here? Are you stupid?! You idiot! We can't let them call our detective club a bunch of liars! These guys can be such a pain Oh no! Hide! Did they see us? That scary man's still sleeping there! Now what do we do? Geez, he should at least close the curtain or something And doesn't he ever get tired sleeping like that?! Wait a second! Have I been looking at this the wrong way the whole time?! Conan-kun! What's going on?! I might've figured out the trick the killer used to hide the body! Wait here.
I'm going inside to see if I'm right.
OK! We'll help too! No! There may be a killer inside! You guys go wait by the phone booth outside! I'll contact you if I find the body! If I do, it's your job to contact the police right away! He locked it! Now for the room upstairs! This isn't good—he's still awake! What did he put down?! A cell phone That's it! That trick could work if you used this! I've got most of this case figured out now! Conan sure is taking a long time Yeah He said he'd contact us using these miniature transceivers if he found the body What if he's actually trying to take all the credit for himself?! Conan-kun would never do something like that! This is the room! I see! So I was right! There's an answering machine and a VCR in this room! Uh oh! That's odd I thought I heard something in here.
Must've been my imagination Hey, what's taking so long, Conan? What're you doing?! Who's there?! Who's there?! Oh no! It sounds like he's been spotted! Get out of there, Conan-kun! There's no use in hiding! Give yourself up and come out! Dammit! I guess I have no choice now but to leave my transmitter on! You're the one who should give yourself up, Tanaka-san! Neither we nor the police could find the corpse But it was in the house the entire time, right under our noses, even! That's right.
The corpse I'm referring to is the man who was sitting in this very room, watching television— —your older brother! Who are you?! Conan Edogawa.
A detective.
A detective?! This is how your trick worked Seeing that we had discovered your brother's body, you washed all the blood off him in the bathroom, put a bathrobe on him, sat him in a chair upstairs, then came down to talk to the police, who had come in search of the body.
You had boldly disguised yourself as the brother you murdered.
The two of you have always looked similar.
Relatives would know the difference, but everybody else would be fooled by such a simple disguise.
Then, while the police searched the house, you jumped from the 2nd floor window to the tree, and then over the wall.
The outer side of the wall acts as an embankment, but there was just enough room for a single person to walk You then returned to the front door as the younger brother and acted like you had no idea what had happened! What? You found the body? Yeah! The younger brother was the killer, and the older brother who was sleeping was the corpse! Don't be ridiculous.
He was alive.
He turned the TV off when his brother told him to, and he even yelled at you when you broke that jar.
You tried to make it look like your brother was really alive.
And you used the VCR, the answering machine, and your cell phone to do it! That shouting was something you had recorded to the answering machine before the police showed up.
You played it back on the answering machine by using your cell phone's quick-dial feature at just the right time! Of course, you turned off the ringers on all the phones in advance to make it sound like your brother was yelling from upstairs.
Hey! Keep it down, will you?! As proof of this fact, you picked up the phone—which didn't ring— when a person calling the wrong number just happened to call.
You probably saw the light on the phone blink when the phone call came.
If you hadn't picked it up, the answering machine would've kicked in and we would have heard him yelling again Yes.
Like this.
Hey! Keep it down, will you?! The TV turned off because you set the VCR's timer in advance and then did a little bit of acting of your own.
Isn't that right, Tomofumi Tanaka-san? Hurry! Something bad might happen to Conan-kun if you don't hurry! Give me a break, will you? I'm hanging up.
You're one smart kid, I'll give you that.
That's right I killed my brother! Damn it! Where'd you go?! Come back here! I was being taken advantage of! By my worthless brother, who stayed in my house and refused to work! I found these documents in your room, Tomofumi These are illegally-traded stocks, yes? Don't worry.
We're brothers.
I won't tell anyone.
But in return, you'll take care of me for the rest of my life, right? I took care of him ever since But then he demanded even more money from me! So I bashed that parasite's head in! Little brat! There's no way for you to understand how I felt! I loved my brother more than anyone else! My talented brother, who was prized as a rising new novelist! He's disguised as his older brother! He's really gone insane! I idolized my brother I always wanted to be like him But then he fell from grace! The brother I idolized so much had become a common leech! I'm taking back that brother who I looked up to! Now do you get it? I'm I'm going to become my brother! Now I'm mad! I'll use these Power Kick Shoes to finish this! Oh no! My kicks are so strong that they destroy these vegetables! Isn't there anything else?! Now that you've seen through my trick, I can't let you live! Sorry, kid! Time to die! Just my imagination Playing with threads around my finger while drinking lukewarm tea samekaketa koucha nominagara yubi ni karamu ito o asobase Let's walk lightly to the bossa nova rhythm bossa nova no rhythm de keikai ni arukou puzzle no piece wa te no naka sa The puzzle pieces are in my hands sou sa Ah-Ah-Ah- That's right raishuu mo ore wa chigau fuku de onaji basho ni iru sa I'll be in the same place next week but with different clothes Step by step, there's no reason to be anxious Step by Step aseru-koto nante nai no sa Case by Case warawareta-tte kamawanai Case by case, I don't care if you laugh kazoekirenu hibi no mukou ni aitsu ga matte-iru kara Beyond the countless days, she's waiting for me I gotta go my own way The authorities arrived shortly afterward.
The inspector's faith in us was restored once more, and the case that started as a "missing cats" investigation came to an end.
And then No clients as usual Dang, not even catching a murderer seems to have helped Um My cat disappeared again I think this may be tied to another incident! Yeah, that's no ordinary cat, you know! Come on! Let's take the case! Yeah! Besides, we have nothing else to do! We found out later that Hiroki's cat Akira was nothing more than a mischievous cat who liked to sneak into all kinds of places.
She never led us to any further incidents.
Next episode's hint right after this! NEXT EPISODE Your husband was into swordsmanship, I take it? Which means that the killer was quite an expert as well None of the three callers have alibis! You're confessing that you, yourself, are the murderer! Next Conan: The Antique Collector Murder Case Next Conan's Hint: Scratches on a dresser SCRATCHES ON A DRESSER Look forward to the next episode Next time too, the culprit search is difficult!