Detective Conan (1996) s03e06 Episode Script

An Illustrator Murder Case

A COLDFUSION & BAARO RELEASE A racing second hand, a shooting comet, a pop-up doll, and broken ceramic! Mystery-solving logic is helpful against people's dry hearts! Today's a beautiful illustrator! Her mischievous streak means death! He sees the single truth for what it is.
The unbeatable 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, the mystery begins to unravel ahh nazo ga tokete-yuku You still don't suspect a thing Art Design Hiroyuki Mitsumoto Art Director Yukihiro Shibutani Character Design Masatomo Sudo kimi wa mada utagau-koto naku Sound Director Katsuyoshi Kobayashi Director of Photography Takahisa Ogawa tomodachi to yobeta hibi sugoshi ima mo zutto Even after those days when we could call ourselves friends Music Producer Hiroki Horio (PolyGram) Music Katsuo Ono Even now, the tears spill down and won't stop Lyrics Performed by Opening Theme "Nazo" Miho Komatsu Arrangement Hirohito Furui (Spoonful/Zain Records) Music namida afure tomaranakute Color Key Reiko Hirayama Editor Teramitsu Okada Story Editor Jun'ichi Iioka Associate Producer Satoshi Yokoyama 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 The thing that can attain your love in this world konoyo de anata no ai o te ni ireru-mono 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, the mystery begins to unravel ahh nazo ga tokete-yuku The mystery begins to unravel nazo ga tokete-yuku The Illustrator Murder Case The Illustrator Murder Case The Illustrator Murder Case The Illustrator Murder Case The Illustrator Murder Case The Illustrator Murder Case The Illustrator Murder Case The Illustrator Murder Case "Hanaoka Design Office" Eh? A collection of murder scene paintings?! I didn't tell you? It's being released next month by painter and president of this design office, Hanaoka-sensei! I asked both of you to come today for an interview to put at the end of the collection Interview? Is something wrong? It's just that Dad said it was a collection of paintings of him! It seemed strange, huh? Yeah! So, where is this fancy painter? He's still not here.
He could be asleep in his studio Gimme a break.
Beika Apartment Building #2 What are you doing? Oh, you woke up.
Painter Kenjin Hanaoka (48) What is this? Paint? Illustrator Izumi Chono (25) Nail polish.
Isn't it a nice color? It went on sale today! Really, now Should you really be relaxing? Aren't you supposed to meet some detective at 5:00? Oh no! Hurry.
I put your pants and socks on for you.
Don't pull that prank anymore! If my wife were to see it— That's why I did it.
That way she'd divorce you and we could be together.
What was that for?! I told you our relationship is business only! That's why you're able to paint whatever you want and live in such a fancy apartment! I'll reveal the truth! She's already vaguely suspicious.
But she overlooks it.
I don't mean us.
I mean the paintings.
Sixty percent of your paintings were actually done by me.
Wait! If word gets out, you can kiss your reputation goodbye.
You won't be able to sell a single painting.
Who'd ever believe a new illustrator?! Oh, you didn't know? I clearly marked each one I drew.
What?! Take a good look beneath your signature on the paintings I did.
This is— I've placed that mark on all of my original works.
Thanks to your increase in work, they've become rather famous I stayed up all night painting another.
Be sure to have it delivered to the publisher later.
Try as you might, there's no escape from me for as long as you live.
He's late! It's already 5:30! No luck.
He's not at home, and I get his machine at the studio.
Maybe Chono-kun's place? Today was her deadline Chono? A new illustrator.
She lives in that building right there.
Damn it! I didn't mean to kill her! Hello, this is Chono.
I'm away at the moment.
Please leave your message after the tone.
This is Tanaka from Hanaoka Design.
Are you there? Hanaoka Design! Hello? Hello? Who is it? A prank call.
What are you looking at, Conan-kun? That apartment's balcony.
Oh, my They left their mattress out in the rain.
That's Chono-kun's apartment.
Guess she's asleep.
This is taking far too long! Sorry, but I'm leaving.
Please, wait! Mouri-san! Hanaoka-sensei! Where were you? Sorry about that.
I fell asleep in my studio Your studio? We called there several times Yes, that's what woke me up Sorry to keep you waiting, Detective Mouri! Huh? What happened to your fingernail? My fingernail? Is that nail polish? Of course not! It's just paint! Must've gotten it in my studio.
Oh, Tanaka-kun.
Chono-kun might call.
Transfer the call to me if she does.
Right! Damn! Damn! Damn that woman! Hanaoka Design! Hello, this is Chono.
Oh, it's you! Just a second! Sir! It's Chono-kun! This is Hanaoka.
Are you feeling any better? What? You're going to die?! You're going to jump off the balcony?! She jumped off! The deceased is Izumi Chono-san, 25 years old.
She was an illustrator for your design firm, correct? Yes.
She was still new, but she had a keen sense.
But on the phone she said was going to die since she had no talent— the next thing I knew, she had jumped off the balcony And you all witnessed it? Yes A contact lens? Wait.
Wasn't she— With so many witnesses, it must've been a suicide No! This was a murder! I bet she was dead before she fell, and that someone pushed her over! In which case, the most suspicious is this man, who tried to talk her out of suicide! Could an accomplice have pushed her?! No, there was no one on the balcony when she fell.
Then how did he push her off from so far away?! Say, isn't this strange? Look at her eyes.
She's wearing contacts.
What about it? But she was wearing glasses when she fell.
Who wears glasses when they already have contacts in? He has a point In other words, someone put her glasses on before pushing her off? Hold on! Detective.
You saw her jump off for yourself.
There was nobody else on the balcony at the time.
"Chono" Oh? The door's unlocked A nail What's it doing here? Alright, you! Ran! Watch this kid! So this is the balcony she jumped off of Slippers, a cell phone, and a broken flowerpot The flowerpot pieces lead to the drain You know you shouldn't sneak around alone! A contact lens case.
I assume it's hers.
In which case, those glasses are the issue She probably forgot she was wearing contacts.
Let's search the place! If this was a suicide, there might be a will! Yes, sir! What's with these pictures? Those are photos she took on a recent company trip.
She liked drawing on people in their sleep.
It looks like they're all the same pattern.
That's her signature.
The butterfly comes from the 'cho' in her name, and she always puts it on her art.
Her illustrations have gotten popular lately No will in here either Inspector Megure.
There was nail polish on the floor.
I think that's the nail polish that went on sale today.
Everyone at school talked about its unique color.
Say, isn't that what's on this sheet? No question about it! But she didn't have any on her hands or feet.
The only person wearing this color was you, huh? Is this true? It just happened to be paint of the same color! I was working in my studio until this morning.
He's the killer.
No question about it.
But he was in the office when she fell.
And with us! We're leaving now, Conan-kun! No! Just a little longer— Disinfecting solution! That's odd.
Judging from that case, she had soft lenses! There was only disinfectant in the fridge.
Where's the saline solution?! Inspector Megure.
We haven't found a will.
Maybe it wasn't a suicide? Excuse me I'm a courier.
I forgot to leave a pick-up receipt when I came earlier.
Earlier? Around 6:30.
Did you see her then?! No, I was told I could pick it up just inside the doorway and to come at exactly 6:30.
I didn't actually meet anyone.
Here's today's pick-up receipt.
Hanaoka?! It says you were the one who requested the pick-up.
What's the deal? A courier at exactly the same time she dies—seems fishy to me.
She told me over the phone that she finished a painting so I simply arranged for a courier to deliver it to the editors.
She was tired and seemed odd, so I made it so she wouldn't have to wait on the courier.
Did anything seem odd when you entered the apartment? Now that you mention it, the door slammed right open.
I had barely even touched it You sure she didn't do it? I thought so myself, but there was no one there.
A nail fell, that's all.
A nail? Yeah.
And then I heard something in the back break.
Wait a minute! Perfect! It's stuck on part of the flowerpot! I've figured it all out! With this trick, it'd be possible to push her off the balcony from even miles away! I've figured out the killer's trick! What're you doing?! I thought you left! Ow! Stupid mosquitoes! And now I put this Button Speaker on the old man Eh? You know who did it?! Yes.
Chono-san didn't commit suicide.
She was murdered! By you, Hanaoka-san! Hold on, Mouri-kun.
You know he couldn't have done it.
Yeah! He couldn't be the killer! We were all in that office when we saw the lady fall! That's right! Quiet! He most certainly could have done it! He just needed strong fishing line and a nail! Inspector Megure.
Can you get some? Yes And a soy sauce bottle and hot coffee.
A soy sauce bottle and coffee? We're heating the coffee at the moment, but what are you trying to do here? Please just humor me, if you would.
First, make a loop that's long enough to go from the balcony's railing to the door and back.
Pull one end through the belt on the mattress, which'll be our victim, and then loop it around the railing, from the top.
Then place that loop around the flowerpot, pull the line to the door while keeping the flowerpot from falling, and temporarily place the other loop around the intercom.
Next, slide the victim along the line and dangle her over the edge.
Naturally, he covered the victim with the mattress.
It disguised the body, like camouflage.
Lastly, close the door on your way out, remove the loop around the intercom, and tie it to the nail.
Stop the nail outside the door, and it's all set.
I see.
Once someone opens the door, one end comes undone and the victim falls by herself.
The door opener was Hanaoka-san's courier, of course.
He would open the door at whatever time he was asked to.
Interesting theory, but I don't see any fishing line at all— It's simple.
What?! With extra line and a soy sauce bottle, it disappears like magic.
First, you tie the extra line between the victim and flowerpot, pull the other end through the inner and outer drain caps, and tie it to the soy sauce bottle.
Then you simply place the bottle and the caps into the drain.
The bottle is just a weight; anything will do.
The saline solution missing from the refrigerator, for example.
Seeing is believing Let us open the door the door of fate that will solve this mystery! It went in! Check the drain at once! Inspector! We already found fishing line and the saline solution! Ridiculous! I was on the phone with her just before she fell! She's the one who called me! Try redialing the office with the phone on the balcony! It probably would connect.
Because you used it to call the office after preparing the previous trick.
And the voice that Tanaka-san heard was probably part of the message on the answering machine in your studio.
On your way from here to the office, you stopped by your studio, and took the tape with her voice on it.
At the office, you went straight to the restroom and called the office from your own cell phone.
Hello, this is Chono.
After taking the call from Tanaka-san, you diverted everyone's attention to the opposite balcony to make it appear that the dead woman committed suicide.
The murder weapon was most likely the ashtray beneath the desk.
If you test it, it should produce a luminol reaction.
Still, do you have any proof that I killed her here? I certainly doubt it.
After all, today is my first time here.
Detective Mouri.
Here's the hot coffee.
Well, Detective? I'll take it to him! At any rate, I'm innocent! Oh? What's that? What the Isn't that Chono-san's signature?! That's right.
She drew it with nail polish while he was asleep.
But how did you know about that? There was nail polish on the bed, yet she had none on while Hanaoka-san had some on his finger.
And that nail polish went on sale today.
If you're innocent, then answer this.
When and where did you get that mark, and from whom? It isn't true, is it, Hanaoka-san? I can't believe you would kill Chono-kun His motive for murder was probably his paintings.
Chono-san's signature appeared many times beneath his own in his art album.
Those were probably works that she made using his style.
That became a point of contention Yes! It's exactly as you say! I snapped, and when I came to, I had killed her! But that might not have been the only reason.
I was scared.
Scared of her young talent! She was a kind and beautiful girl Almost like the butterfly that flutters around flowers! But she soon dominated those flowers and started killing them by sucking away too much nectar! So I plucked her wings so she could no longer fly! Hikari to kage no roman Song by Keiko Utoku roman katareba hitobanjuu The twilight would know no weariness If we talked about romance all night long tsukareshirazu no all night long There's no time to love, the waves are surging this way koi-suru hima mo nai yo nami ga oshiyosete-kuru kioku no naka o oyoide mo genjitsu wa cool and dry Even as I swim in my memories, reality is cool and dry Where will I wander to make sure of that love? sore o tashikametakute doko ni samayoi-yuku no to'oi kumo no you ni tsukamenai anata ni You're like an unattainable, far-away cloud tsuite-yuku doko-made mo kokoro ni chikatte Yet I shall follow you wherever you go, I swear on my heart 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 Eh? You want to use Dad in a commercial?! I'll put him on right now! This is the great detective Kogoro Mouri! Dad's really popular! An art album and then a commercial! Damn it! He always gets the glory! Hell, no! I'd never be in such a commercial! What kind of commercial was it? One for sleeping pills! Said all I had to do was sleep! What nerve! What do you mean? That's perfect for you! NEXT EPISODE Is that gasoline I smell?! Why the old man? Does it have to do with the ghost ship? No self-respecting detective would ever flee from danger! Why me?! Next Conan: The Ghost Ship Murder Case (Part 1) Next Conan's Hint: Telescope Look forward to the next episode! Next time, it's our first original two-parter! Can you see the stars too?