Detective Conan (1996) s01e20 Episode Script

A Haunted Mansion Murder Case

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 takes place in a haunted house! Even if it's hidden in an eerie basement, there's 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 Design Hiroyuki Mitsumoto Art Director Yukihiro Shibutani Character Design Masatomo Sudo hisakata-buri no seikimatsu The first end of the century in a long, long time We're leaping into a wide open world hiroi sekai e tobidashite-yuku Sound Director Katsuyoshi Kobayashi Directors of Photography Hironobu Horikoshi Takahisa Ogawa Music Producer Hiroki Horio (PolyGram) Music Katsuo Ono The things I tried to understand as a child kodomo no koro ni wakarikaketeta-koto ga Opening Theme "Mune ga doki-doki" (Kitty Enterprises) THE HIGH-LOWS Hiroto Komoto/Masatoshi Mashima Hiroto Komoto/Masatoshi Mashima THE HIGH-LOWS Ending Theme "Step by Step" (Mercury Music Entertainment) Performed by Lyrics Music Arrangement ZIGGY Juichi Morishige Juichi Morishige ZIGGY otona ni natte wakaranai mama remain a mystery even as an adult Editor Teramitsu Okada (JAY FILM) Story Editor Jun'ichi Iioka Associate Producer Satoshi Kojima Color Key Reiko Hirayama eraku mo nai shi rippa de mo nai I'm neither a hotshot nor especially great 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 mune no doki-doki dake That, and nothing else A COLDFUSION & BAARO RELEASE A COLDFUSION & BAARO RELEASE House nted House Murd e Haunted House Murder Cas The Haunted House Murder Case The Haunted House Murder Case The Haunted House Murder Case The Haunted House Murder Case The Haunted House Murder Case Come ghost hunting with us, Conan-kun! Ghost hunting? Forget about him, Ayumi! Conan wouldn't be any help even if he did come! But if it's just you and me who go Where are these ghosts, anyway? An old mansion over on 4th Street! Yeah! People call it a horror mansion because a man was beaten to death there 5 years ago! Come to think of it, I do remember a mysterious incident occurring there They say that after his wife and son moved out, evil spirits took up residence in the house! Evil spirits? Late at night, people've heard horrible moaning coming from inside, stray dogs that wander inside are found as skeletons the next day, and then last night, I saw a spirit ball in one of the windows! Well? Doesn't it make you excited?! That's nothing but nonsense.
"Science" In this scientific day and age, ghosts and monsters should be left to television and comic books.
What? Are you calling Ayumi a liar?! No, I'm just— Then come with us and prove that there aren't any ghosts! After all, you shouldn't be scared one bit! Eh? Me, come with you? You believe me, don't you, Conan-kun? Don't you?! Yeah Okay, then! Let's get ourselves ready and then beat up some ghosts! Yeah! Are they being serious?! I brought snacks for when we're hungry! Let's all look at what we brought! I brought a metal ghost-hunting bat! I brought flashlights for everyone and a compass so we don't get lost.
How about you, Conan-kun? I didn't really bring anything It's your own fault if you die! Yeah! You'll get killed if you're careless! I'll try hard not to die Do these guys think they're entering a devil's castle or something? Hey, this gate won't open Don't worry.
I found a secret entrance when I scouted out the place earlier! A secret entrance? Hey! Here it is! It's hidden by the grass, but it's just big enough for someone to go through! See? Amazing, Genta-kun! A secret entrance Conan-kun! Hurry up! Right It's open! It's too dark to see anything It certainly is creepy Hey maybe we should go home See, it's even starting to rain Don't be stupid! We didn't come this far for nothing! You can go home by yourself if you want! You can't be serious! Thunder! Ayumi! Look closer! It's just a sculpture of a demon! Aw, man! All I did was fall, but now my arms and legs are all dirty! Nobody's been here for a long time, so the floor's covered with dust Here's a washroom! Lucky! Walking around with you guys like this, it's almost like we're in a role-playing game! Yeah! We're in a party! I'm a brave fighter, of course! I'm a cute girl warrior! I'm a gifted magician! I guess I'm a— You're a villager! But villagers aren't party members! But you're an important character— you give us information! Yeah! It's the perfect role for you! Bah! Don't patronize me! What's the deal, you guys? Hiding behind the villager, are you? Get moving, villager! Conan-kun! You can do it! I see.
The door opened by itself because of the wind.
This is what most "ghosts" turn out to be.
You almost sound like a detective, Mitsuhiko-kun! You guys wait here.
I need to use the restroom.
Will you be alright by yourself? Of course! I have science and logic on my side! Man, this house sure is huge! A really rich person must've lived here! Ghosts can't possibly exist in this scientific day and age! That was probably the sound of wind blowing through a small hole or something Alright! I'll check for myself! These stairs go into the basement Those sounds are coming from down there Alright, then Mitsuhiko-kun's taking a long time It's been twenty minutes Maybe he's going Number 2! The sound's getting louder It's coming from that room! That was Mitsuhiko's voice! Wait, Conan-kun! There really is something in this mansion! Hey, Mitsuhiko! Where are you?! Say something! Mitsuhiko-kun! Hey! Where could he have gone?! He wasn't in the bathroom, either That scream was no joke! Something must've happened to Mitsuhiko! Alright, then You two hide in a nearby room! I'm going to look for Mitsuhiko! Listen to me! Don't leave the room, no matter what! Hey! Conan! Conan-kun! Something's not right! Supposedly no one's lived here ever since the murder, so why isn't the water turned off?! There's also that room with the open window! The room hadn't been damaged by wind or rain at all! That means the window must've been opened fairly recently! And then there's that secret entrance that was built out of plain view! Someone's been coming into and leaving this mansion! But who?! And what for?! Our moms must be worrying about us right about now It's already night outside Conan sure is taking a long time These aren't for you! Mitsuhiko-kun is probably lost and hungry! Conan-kun too These are for them! You can't have them! Fine I smell food! It's coming from down there I'm gonna check it out! No! Conan-kun said not to leave! I'll be right back! Genta-kun! That's strange! There're no signs of anybody anywhere! Maybe there's really nobody here?! A photograph Is this the mansion's owner who was killed 5 years ago? And is that his wife and son behind him? I thought that the killer was never caught, and that the remaining family members moved away That was Genta's voice! Dammit! I told him to hide! Genta-kun? What's the matter? Did something happen? Genta-kun! Stop trying to scare me! Wait! Those aren't Genta-kun's footsteps! Then whose are they?! Conan-kun! Don't make any sounds! Here they come! It's a ghost! No, look closer! It's a person! They're just taking something somewhere! But where to?! Wait, Conan-kun! They're gone! There aren't any rooms around here, and straight ahead is a dead-end! So where did that person disappear to?! I told you it was a ghost! The dust on the floor has a line in it! Wait a second! Maybe this is a— There's a door here.
Yeah! That person just now went down through it! No good! It's too much for a kid to open! I know! I call these Retractable Suspenders.
One push of a button and they retract from their stretched-out state.
They should work great for tying up criminals! Yeah! I'll try using these! What are you going to do with them? Just watch and see! Awesome! A staircase to the basement! Maybe Mitsuhiko and Genta are down here! I see light! A prison cell! What's it doing here?! There's someone in there! Look, on the bed! Who is this guy?! Someone's coming! Another bad dream? You poor thing But that was over 5 years ago— forget about it already! No matter how much you suffer, it still won't bring him back to life Back to life?! Could she be referring to the murdered owner of this house?! If so, then these two people are— Eat up.
I'm not keeping you locked up down here to make you suffer, you know! Akio! I'm doing this so that you'll have a future! Aha, now I see the truth behind this mansion and that murder! It sounds like we have some more rats that snuck in with the other two Show yourself.
There's no point in hiding! Come out! No point in hiding You're the one who should come out of hiding, ma'am! I found it in the study earlier The photograph of you and this house's owner, who was murdered 5 years ago.
His appearance has drastically changed in the 5 years he's lived down here, but the man standing next to you in the picture is your son— —the man in that prison cell! The mole below his eye was the only thing that couldn't change.
I thought something was strange when I first entered the house.
The family moved out so the mansion should've been empty, but there was still running water.
After all, nobody is so frivolous as to continually pay the water bill for a house that no one lives in.
And then there's that discreetly-placed entrance.
Compared to the age of the surrounding walls, that wooden door was still new.
My guess is that it was built after the incident so that you could enter and leave the mansion without being seen.
But as for why it was necessary to make the place look uninhabited, and why you needed to keep your son locked up in the basement those questions were answered by your conversation just now! Who are you?! Conan Edogawa.
A detective.
A detective?! There are two possibilities that I can think of.
The first is that the house's owner was killed by you, his wife, and that you locked your son up because he witnessed the murder.
The second possibility is that it was your son who killed your husband! Knowing that he was the killer, you decided to protect your son by hiding the truth behind the murder.
But the weight of what he had done was too much for him.
The moans coming from this mansion were probably his deranged screams.
Your son probably wanted to turn himself in to atone for his crime.
But you couldn't allow that to happen.
Try to understand! This is all for your sake! Yes.
You didn't want your son to be known as a criminal, so you chose to keep him concealed here in absolute confinement.
Judging from your conversation just now and from your reaction, your husband's killer must have been— Shut up! Stop! Stop, Mom! He's exactly right! That's right! I was the one who killed Dad! Akio! It happened on a spring night 5 years ago I had just failed my third college entrance exam What? You failed another one?! You're an embarrassment to your family! You're pathetic! You're a waste of a person! I was already very mentally anguished, so when I heard those words come from my father I lost control of myself for a split-second! Akio! When I came to, I was holding a blood-smeared candlestick in my hands, and my father was lying there on the floor, nearly unrecognizable! Don't you worry! I'll protect you! Mom! The rest was just as you said.
My mom made it look like a robber killed him and then she stuck me in this cell.
But I can't stand it any longer! I can't live like this anymore, constantly haunted by the murder of my own father! I want to confess my crime so I can live with myself! Get a hold of yourself, Akio! Hang in there until the statute of limitations runs out! If we keep quiet, nobody will ever know! Yes, if you remain in hiding like this, you will be able to escape the police.
But you'll never escape from the guilt! Ma'am.
Do you intend to keep this heavy weight on your son for the rest of his life? The night of terror came to an end, and bright sunlight lit up the mansion.
The two who disappeared during the night were found sleeping amiably in the grass outside.
Apparently the woman had put them to sleep with an anesthetic and threw them out of the house.
That same day, the son and wife turned themselves in to the authorities, and a baffling murder case came to an end after 5 long years.
Naturally, the four of us were scolded by the grownups I sure wish I was back in my normal body.
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 puzzle no piece wa te no naka sa The puzzle pieces are in my hands That's right sou sa Ah-Ah-Ah- 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 aseru-koto nante nai no sa Step by step, there's no reason to be anxious 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 Another haunted house?! Yeah! Ayumi found another one! This one's on 2nd Street, and it belonged to the Eto family! Eto? People living in the area say it's a spooky mansion filled with weird books, and a boy who used to live there by himself was eaten by some monsters! A boy who lived by himself in a spooky mansion filled with books? Say, are you sure the name was Eto? Yeah! You write it with a katakana "E" and a kanji "TO"! Okay! Let's get ready to beat up some more ghosts! Wait! That's not "Eto"! That's "Kudo"! That's my house! Let's go, villager! NEXT EPISODE Next episode's hint right after this! He's dead! We need to contact the police! This is the knife they used during filming! Which means the killer was someone on the staff! That's it! Now I know the truth behind this incident! Next Conan: The TV Drama Murder Case Next Conan's Hint: Fu dog Look forward to the next episode Next time is more interesting than a drama! No way!