Detective Conan (1996) s03e01 Episode Script

The Train Trick Murder Case

A COLDFUSION & BAARO RELEASE As long as modern-day crimes involve people, there are no unsolvable mysteries! Today's case is a train trick! Schedules are the basis of judgment! He sees the single truth for what it is, and looks like a kid but has the mind of an adult.
His name? Detective Conan! Nazo Song by Miho Komatsu konoyo de anata no ai o te ni ireru-mono The thing that can attain your love in this world Created by Gosho Aoyama "Detective Conan" Serialized in Shogakukan's "Weekly Shonen Sunday" odoru light mitsumete wasurenai I gaze at that dancing light and don't forget Planning Michihiko Suwa (Yomiuri TV) ahh nazo ga tokete-yuku Ahh, the mystery begins to unravel kimi wa mada utagau-koto naku Character Design Masatomo Sudo You still don't suspect a thing Sound Director Katsuyoshi Kobayashi Director of Photography Takahisa Ogawa Even after those days when we could call ourselves friends tomodachi to yobeta hibi sugoshi ima mo zutto Music Katsuo Ono Music Producer Hiroki Horio (PolyGram) Even now, the tears spill down and won't stop Opening Theme "Nazo" Lyrics Music Miho Komatsu namida afure tomaranakute (Zain Records) Performed by Associate Producer Takeo Izumi Color Key Reiko Hirayama Story Editor Jun'ichi Iioka Editor Teramitsu Okada Planning Support Toyohiko Okuyama Mitome Asai I intend to tell you everything that was lost ushinau koto-dake o oshiete-yuku tsumori Director Kenji Kodama konoyo de anata no ai o te ni ireru-mono The thing that can attain your love in this world Producers Michihiko Suwa (Yomiuri TV) Masahito Yoshioka (Tokyo Movie) I gaze at that dancing light and don't forget odoru light mitsumete wasurenai Presented by Yomiuri TV Tokyo Movie ahh nazo ga tokete-yuku Ahh, the mystery begins to unravel The mystery begins to unravel nazo ga tokete-yuku The Train Trick Murder Case The Train Trick Murder Case The Train Trick Murder Case The Train Trick Murder Case The Train Trick Murder Case The Train Trick Murder Case The Train Trick Murder Case The Train Trick Murder Case Mountain Hot Spring Town Yu-no-Yama "Yu-no-Yama Station" Dad! Hurry! Where're we going? Aren't we getting on this? No, this is the Hana-no-Machi Line.
We're riding the one up there, the Yu-no-Yama Line.
It doesn't matter which one we take— both lines connect to a Tokyo-bound line at Hana-no-Machi Station anyways We'll miss the train if we don't hurry! My head's pounding from this hangover Don't shout so loud Ugh.
I don't feel up to this That was fun! The food, the inn, and the hot spring were all great! Don't you agree, Conan-kun? Yeah! Thanks, Dad! One of your clients invited you on this trip as a reward for solving their case! Yeah Though I'm the one who solved the case, not him I'm gonna sleep for an hour until we get to Hana-no-Machi.
What the hell?! What's your problem, Sato?! Dr.
Taizo Sato What's the matter? You don't need to get so mad Dr.
Takashi Date You disgust me! I can't bear to sit with you any more! I'm going to a different car! Hey, Date! Aren't they— Yeah, they stayed at the same inn as us last night.
"Kan'etsu Medical Association" Pardon me Ah, that group of doctors Hello! Oh, you're from last night Did something happen? No, he's just upset.
Where are the other doctors? We all left separately.
Some took the Hana-no-Machi Line while others took the Yu-no-Yama Line like us.
Both lines end at Hana-no-Machi Station anyway.
Well, then.
Nighty-night.
Mizu-no-Kawa! Mizu-no-Kawa! Huh? Mizu-no-Kawa Station? Transfer to Line 6 for the Hana-no-Machi Line Oh, it says we can transfer.
Maybe we should transfer to the Hana-no-Machi Line here? Bzzt! Too bad! The Hana-no-Machi train arrived here at exactly 10:30.
That was five minutes ago.
It's long gone by now.
Bah.
Sorry to disturb you.
Tickets, please.
Here you go.
Thanks, little boy! Mizu-no-Kawa Station Mizu-no-Kawa Station Yu-no-Yama Line Hana-no-Machi Line Hana-no-Machi Station Hana-no-Machi Station Thank you for using the Yu-no-Yama Line today.
This is our last stop, Hana-no-Machi Station.
Please look around once more to avoid forgetting anything onboard.
Passengers transferring to the Tokyo-bound train will need to switch to Platform 7.
The next train will leave at 11:40.
Thirty-five minutes of waiting Hey! Sato-kun! Sorry about earlier.
I calmed down after looking at the scenery from the very last car.
I thought you might! Sorry 'bout that! Sounds like they made up! Yeah! Here you are.
Thanks.
Here you go.
He sure has a lot of change Well, it was nice to meet you Likewise! Hey, Mister! Your button's about to come off! Oh, it's fine.
He wiped it! How odd Where was the body found?! Inside the Hana-no-Machi train that arrived 5 minutes ago! The victim appears to be a doctor! What if it's a doctor from our group?! Everyone did leave by themselves— one of them could have been on the Hana-no-Machi Line! Let's check it out! Yeah! I'm going too.
Dad! What about your hangover? It's long gone.
I can't stay silent after hearing there's a dead body.
Detective Kogoro Mouri's excitement has been piqued! It's Utsumi-kun! So he was in your medical association? It's Utsumi-kun.
He was with us last night.
What's with that look?! Chief Railway Officer Yosuke Kobayashi I'm Chief Railway Officer Yosuke Kobayashi.
It's an honor to meet you, Detective Mouri! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated! No problem.
I'm glad to help.
So, what was the cause of death? We won't know for sure until the autopsy, but my guess is cardiac arrest.
If so, I'm of no use here.
Say, isn't that a syringe mark? You keep quiet! Wait, a syringe? Look at the vein on his arm.
There's a needle mark with blood on it.
A mark from a hypodermic needle? There's no doubt about it.
When intravenously given high doses of potassium chloride, people can die with symptoms just like cardiac arrest.
Shut up! Hospitals have potassium chloride and syringes, right? Wow.
You sure know a lot, little boy! I really like science stuff! That was close! But I don't see any syringes anywhere Which means This was neither an accident nor a suicide! It was a homicide! A murder! Why, you You're in the way! Go outside! Alright! Now, then.
The question is motive.
It was a simple robbery.
There's not a single yen left in his wallet.
And why are his fingers broken? The killer was macho! The killer held him down so hard that it broke his fingers, prevented him from fighting back, and then committed the crime! Would they really go through the trouble of giving him a shot just for that?! The Hana-no-Machi line runs parallel to the Yu-no-Yama line, which we took.
The Yu-no-Yama and Mizu-no-Kawa stations are the only places they meet.
The train this happened on stopped at Mizu-no-Kawa Station at 10:30.
The question is the time of the murder So the victim bought the canned coffee at around 10:50? Yes.
We had almost arrived at Hana-no-Machi, and he was my last customer I didn't have any 1000-yen bills to give him change with, so I gave him his change in coins, which is why I remember him.
Was he sitting by himself at the time? Yes.
And immediately afterward, a mustached-man in a dark blue jacket and sunglasses sat next to him, so you got up and left.
Yes.
A dark blue jacket?! So the crime took place between 10:50 and 10:52 or 10:53.
That Dr.
Date's jacket is reversible! The other side is dark blue! Maybe his button was about to come off because the victim had grabbed it?! He broke his fingers trying to remove it! So that's why he— There's no doubt about it! He wiped the front of the button to remove the victim's fingerprints! And the victim died from an injection of potassium chloride, which would be difficult for anyone but a doctor to get! Plus his reaction when he heard the old man's name! Dr.
Date's probably the one responsible! But how could he have killed someone on a different train?! Say, aren't you going to do your job? Of course not.
They've got a search out for the robber.
My job here is done.
But was this really a robbery? What do you mean, Conan-kun? That witness lady seems a lot richer than the victim.
And she was sitting nearby, right? Why would the killer go after the man instead of the woman? That's a good question That is strange Say, why do you suppose that guy's sweating so much? Dr.
Sato.
You wouldn't happen to know something, would you? Eh? No, not really I don't mind.
Tell him, Sato-kun.
Tell him that I had a big argument with Utsumi at the inn yesterday.
An argument? With the victim? Is this true?! Yeah.
It was a big one, too.
What caused it? An unfounded accusation that I was receiving kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company.
Of course, I'm completely innocent.
Oh, man.
You don't seriously think I killed him, do you? No, nothing of the sort.
It's clear that you and the victim were on different trains from what Mouri-san and the others have said.
Yes, Dr.
Date does have an alibi.
Say, why did you take the Yu-no-Yama Line instead of the Hana-no-Machi Line? I could have ridden either one, but Dr.
Date bought me the ticket, so Then what was that argument earlier? I tried to pay him back for my ticket, but he refused to accept my money.
He suddenly got angry when I insisted he take it I didn't know what to think when he blew up like that So Dr.
Date suggested taking the Yu-no-Yama Line and then faked an argument to move to the rear car Hey, Ran-neechan.
Can I see the train schedule? The train schedule? Sure.
Here you are! Thanks! If he had transferred to the Hana-no-Machi Line Mizu-no-Kawa Station would be the only place to do it! But the Hana-no-Machi train the victim was on arrived at Mizu-no-Kawa Station at 10:30.
Our Yu-no-Yama train arrived five minutes later.
The Hana-no-Machi train was long gone by then! Maybe he couldn't have done it after all? Wait a second! Didn't it say— Transfer to Line 6 for the Hana-no-Machi Line The Yu-no-Yama Line is Line 1.
The Hana-no-Machi Line is Line 6.
An overpass connects Platforms 3 and 4.
The stairs are right next to the rear car, which Dr.
Date had all to himself! Hey.
Sounds like I'll be held up a little bit longer.
Can you close the office up for today? Great.
Thanks.
A phone? A cell phone! Oh no! I left Sonoko's present on the train! That's it! Now I understand the trick Dr.
Date used to switch trains! Come on.
If you forgot something, then ask Ran! No! It's the killer I want you to find! Oh? Is it my hangover? Thank you so much! This is Kogoro Mouri.
Would those involved please assemble in the staff room? Dad! I've identified the real person responsible for this incident.
Dr.
Date and Dr.
Sato.
Please come as well.
The real person responsible?! It wasn't a robbery? We're busy, you know.
What is this all about, Mouri-san? Don't worry, the truth will become clear in only 15 minutes.
You're saying you'll point out the killer and have him arrested in those 15 minutes? Indeed, I am, Dr.
Date.
In other words, you're going to try to arrest me.
Yes.
The real person responsible for this incident is you, Dr.
Date! What?! No way! But, Dad! He was on the same Yu-no-Yama train as us! We can only confirm that for the first 5 minutes after the train departed.
We didn't see him again until we arrived at Hana-no-Machi Station.
That's true Did he transfer? Yes.
At Mizu-no-Kawa Station.
At Mizu-no-Kawa? But isn't that impossible, time-wise? Take a good look.
The Yu-no-Yama train arrived on Platform 1 of Mizu-no-Kawa Station at 10:35.
Long after the Hana-no-Machi train on Platform 6 had left! How could I have possibly transferred trains?! A single phone call would make it possible.
A phone call? If you call from a cell phone one train stop ahead and ask them to hold the Hana-no-Machi train because you left something on it Before you arrived at Mizu-no-Kawa Station, you turned your reversible jacket inside-out and disguised yourself with a fake mustache and other props.
When you arrived at the station, you ran up the overpass and headed for Line 6 as fast as possible.
That's why you started an argument with Dr.
Sato and moved to the last car immediately after the train departed.
You had the train employees search for a missing item to delay the Hana-no-Machi train's departure, allowing you to get on in the nick of time.
You had probably instructed the victim to sit there before you killed him.
I see.
Mouri-san's right; there was both a phone call and a search.
The man was distressed because he had forgotten a contract more important than his life, but it never turned up.
Wow.
But how exactly is that proof? Was the call recorded and voice-matched with my voice? Get serious! I was on the Yu-no-Yama train the whole time.
Then please show us your ticket.
Ticket inspection took place on the Yu-no-Yama train at around 10:40.
If you didn't transfer, then it should have a stamp.
Can we see your ticket, Date-san? Sorry, but I lost it.
You lost it?! Would you like to do a body search? Basically, there's no proof I was on the train the entire time, but there's no proof I transferred, either.
"Innocent until proven guilty.
" Right, Detective? Sorry, but I can't waste any more time here.
I'm busy.
Which platform for the train to Tokyo, again? Mouri-san Dr.
Date.
Is there still something left? You certainly had a lot of change in your wallet.
So? It's entirely possible that the killer took the victim's money from his wallet—including all of his change— to make it look like a robbery.
What's your point? The fingerprints.
Sorry, but Utsumi-kun was with me last night.
We both chipped in to buy cigarettes, so it wouldn't be that odd to find his fingerprints on the money inside my wallet.
He's right, Mouri-san! No.
I'm not referring to the victim's fingerprints.
What?! What do you mean? Whose fingerprints would there be? Think back.
Right before he was murdered, the victim bought canned coffee from the onboard vendor.
He was the last customer, and he pulled out a 10,000-yen bill, so the vendor remembers him! Yes.
That train vendor's fingerprints.
Dr.
Date.
The fingerprints of the vendor on the Hana-no-Machi train, which you supposedly weren't on.
If they happen to be on any of the coins in your wallet So the rumor really was true? Yes! It's true! I was receiving kickbacks! Then he caught me and tried to blackmail me! He demanded money.
He said if I didn't pay up, it would become more than a rumor.
He threatened to send incriminating photographs to my medical association and the hospital I work at! That's when I decided to agree to a deal to get the film and kill him on the train! I found it hard to believe he would hand over all the negatives! Plus— Someday the rumor would become the target of investigation.
So instead, you planned to use an alibi trick involving trains to avoid suspicion.
It was the perfect plan! Like all of my big operations! Even the most skilled physicians are human.
Unfortunate as it may be, even they make bad diagnoses! People are imperfect—no crime they commit will ever be flawless! Hikari to kage no roman Song by Keiko Utoku roman katareba hitobanjuu The twilight would know no weariness tsukareshirazu no all night long If we talked about romance all night long koi-suru hima mo nai yo nami ga oshiyosete-kuru There's no time to love, the waves are surging this way Even as I swim in my memories, reality is cool and dry kioku no naka o oyoide mo genjitsu wa cool and dry Where will I wander to make sure of that love? sore o tashikametakute doko ni samayoi-yuku no You're like an unattainable, far-away cloud to'oi kumo no you ni tsukamenai anata ni Yet I shall follow you wherever you go, I swear on my heart tsuite-yuku doko-made mo kokoro ni chikatte Even if you find out someday and realize that I can love you itsuka subete ga wakatte mo anata o suki de irareru-koto tatoe tatakau mainichi ni akekurete mo Even if we spend our days constantly fighting natsukashisa de omo'u furusato mukashi no jibun utsusu Picturing my old self, I recalled my hometown fondly hikari to kage no roman oikakete Chasing the romance of light and shadow What a nice nap Hana-no-Machi? Why are we still here, again? Since we're already here, let's stay another night at a hot spring! Hana-no-Machi Hot Spring! Another night?! Sounds great! Let's do that! Wait a minute, Dad! But another night does sound like fun! Hurray! NEXT EPISODE Here we go! It's not much, but there's a fresh scratch mark here from something thin! I thought so! No question about it! This was a murder, not an accident! Next Conan: The Ojamanbo Murder Case Next Conan's Hint: Security Camera Look forward to the next episode! Next time, some very special guests! Hideyuki Nakayama-san and Kuniko Asagi-san!