Detective Conan (1996) s03e21 Episode Script

The Loan Company President's Murder Case

A COLDFUSION & BAARO RELEASE A racing second hand, a shooting comet! Conan's logic works fast on hearts tired by modern society! Today's case is an impossible crime! Money comes and goes! 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 The thing that can attain your love in this world konoyo de anata no ai o te ni ireru-mono Created by Gosho Aoyama "Detective Conan" Serialized in Shogakukan's "Weekly Shonen Sunday" I gaze at that dancing light and don't forget odoru light mitsumete wasurenai Planning Michihiko Suwa (Yomiuri TV) ahh nazo ga tokete-yuku Ahh, the mystery begins to unravel You still don't suspect a thing Art Director Yukihiro Shibutani Art Design Hiroyuki Mitsumoto Character Design Masatomo Sudo kimi wa mada utagau-koto naku Director of Photography Takahisa Ogawa Sound Director Katsuyoshi Kobayashi Even after those days when we could call ourselves friends tomodachi to yobeta hibi sugoshi ima mo zutto Music Producer Hiroki Horio (PolyGram) Music Katsuo Ono Even now, the tears spill down and won't stop Miho Komatsu Music Arrangement namida afure tomaranakute Lyrics Opening Theme "Nazo" Hirohito Furui (Spoonful/Zain Records) Performed by Editor Teramitsu Okada Story Editor Jun'ichi Iioka Color Key Reiko Hirayama 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 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, the mystery begins to unravel ahh nazo ga tokete-yuku The mystery begins to unravel nazo ga tokete-yuku The Finance Company President Murder Case The Finance Company President Murder Case The Finance Company President Murder Case The Finance Company President Murder Case The Finance Company President Murder Case The Finance Company President Murder Case The Finance Company President Murder Case The Finance Company President Murder Case "Mahjong" (ryan-pin = two) Should I lose the ryan-pin? (sha-bo = double-pair) A sha-bo would make the wait pointless Wha?! Are you messing with my pieces again?! Oh, come on.
You're doing well tonight.
Consider it a handicap! (winning move) Ron! Menchin, ipeiko, dora, dora (baiman = double) T-That's a baiman! I lose! You're leaving, Okano? Yeah, I have no luck tonight.
I'll be off now.
Now we need another player Let's ask Hida-san.
Hida-san? He runs that finance company.
He loves Mahjong.
"President's Office" Mitsuhiro Hida (53) President of Hida Financial Hello, this is Hida Financial.
Ah, Hida-san! You're still there! Oh, it's you, Hasegawa-san.
Do you hear this? We need another player, so I thought I'd ask I'll be right there once I'm done counting this money! Is something the matter? I'll be there in half an hour! Play without me until then! Says it'll be 30 minutes and to keep playing until then.
Great, then I'll play until then! Thanks, kid! Oh, no, you won't! Geez, Conan-kun! I was wondering where you were! You brought him here, didn't you, Dad?! Alright, let's go! Hey, now! Say, Ran-chan, would you wanna play for half an hour or so? I hate that stupid, gloomy grownup game! Ron! A dai-san-gen, su-an-ko, and tsui-i-so! A triple yakuman! I won again! Yeah Where is Hida-san, anyway? I'll give him a call.
Weird, he's not answering.
But his lights are still on.
Maybe something happened? Hey, yeah, he was strangely flustered when I called him earlier.
Don't tell me he was robbed?! Let's check it out.
Hey! Hida-san! Are you in there, Hida-san? Hida-san! Hisayoshi Minamisawa (34) Hida Financial Employee What are you all doing here? Your boss never showed up, so we came to get him.
He's still here? Incidentally, what are you doing here? I left my cell phone here.
Ah.
Here it is.
This is it.
So, where's your boss? His office, I'd assume.
Sir! Sir! Is there a master key? He'd never make a master key; the vault's in there.
Then we'll just have to bust it down! S-Sir! No good.
He's gone.
The deceased is Mitsuhiro Hida-san, 53.
The cause was potassium cyanide-induced suffocation.
He died some time between Inspector.
What is it, Takagi-kun? The key on the desk opens this door.
And the fact that the windows were locked from the inside means this was an impossible crime and a locked-room murder! The security tape has you leaving at 7:04 PM.
Then he locks the door and returns to his office to balance accounts.
Two hours later you folks show up.
Who were the two people with you when you left? Oh, that was— —us.
Why'd you page me?! Takako Fujii (29) Hida Financial Employee I was having fun doing karaoke with friends! What exactly is going on? Hiroshi Iino (31) Hida Financial Employee Someone murdered your boss! Hmph.
So the cretin finally got what he deserved.
Geez There sure is a lot of money strewn about! He's biting his nails.
Is it a habit of his? Habit? Say, did your boss have any habits? Habits? Like when he counts money or something Now that you mention it, he always spread the bills like a fan and then licked his right thumb like so.
Who gave these bills to him?! I did Then it's simple.
The killer was you, Iino-san! You laced the bills with poison in advance! That's crazy! Well? As Detective Mouri said, poison was found on the victim's right thumb and several of the bills.
What'd I tell ya! However, the poison on the bills was shaped like his thumbprint, so it was likely his thumb that put it there You're sure about that?! Yes! Coffee That's the coffee I gave him just before I left for the day.
Then YOU'RE the killer! You probably smeared poison all over the cup handle! No, no poison was found on the cup or in the coffee.
I see.
We only found poison on the victim's thumb, several bills, and two other places— the inside door knob and the lock above it.
What?! But just like on the bills, the poison was in the shape of his thumbprint, so it seems he touched them with the poison on his thumb.
Come to think of it, he said the victim was flustered on the phone.
What if he left the room halfway through counting the money, touched something with poison on it, returned to this room, and locked the door? But how'd they get him to touch whatever it was?! I hope you haven't touched anything since you arrived! All I've touched was this cell phone.
May I hold on to that? Sure.
Where's that woman? I'm in here.
Hey, now! What are you doing?! Isn't it obvious? I'm making tea.
You fool! Don't touch ANYTHING! Okay, okay.
You haven't touched anything else, have you?! I used the restroom when I got here.
And I used it after her Anything else?! I used the computer a little bit You! No dropping ashes here! Happy now, Mr.
Detective? Why, you Now, now! Huh? Is something wrong? You're all suspects! No wandering around! Oops, I turned it on Think it's OK to shut it off? Dunno Don't touch that! I'll shut it off! Just don't touch anything! Yeah, one wrong key press and they'll find your data The records of you embezzling company money.
Embezzling? No! I haven't done anything! Don't tell me you killed him because he found out! That's absurd! YOU wanted to kill him too, Minamisawa-san.
You were in tears when he blamed you for a client defaulting on a big loan! YOU were always wishing how he'd die already! Yeah, that's right.
But if a borrower isn't gonna repay, he shouldn't borrow at all.
You found no poison anywhere in the office?! Not even the restroom or break room?! No.
It was potassium cyanide the victim touched.
It can't be wiped cleanly away on such short notice.
Which means it's on one of you three! I'll have to ask each of you to empty your pockets.
You first, Minamisawa-san.
Let's see.
A wallet, watch, house key, notebook, train pass, and handkerchief.
The handkerchief is a little damp.
Because I just used the restroom.
Next is Fujii-san.
Oh? Your handkerchief is damp, too.
Obviously.
I also used the restroom.
You're next, Iino-san.
Right.
And another damp handkerchief.
Oh, but yours is sopping wet.
I tend to sweat a lot None of their things came out positive?! No.
Absolutely no poison was found.
Then I'll be taking my things back.
Fine with you, right? Yes Conan-kun.
Let's go home.
Wait, I still— Huh? Say, that person's been like that this whole time Wait! Could it be?! Wait, Conan-kun! Hey, Mister Examiner! You said you checked everything the victim might've touched, right? Yeah Did you check for fingerprints, too? Yes, of course.
In that case, what if— Yeah! I thought it was strange, myself! Conan-kun! Come on! They're gonna get mad if you poke around there! Conan-kun! Found it! Bleach! The spill-off is fresh! The killer used this! That person's actions, the unnatural fingerprints, and the time they entered the restroom! They manipulated and poisoned the victim in this otherwise empty office! As if by magic! Alright, you! Sneaking around again?! Ran! Take him home already! No choice! Dad?! Seriously, Mouri-kun?! You know who did it?! Yes.
The killer's aim was a locked-room murder.
Ran.
Return to my office and get the iodine from the first-aid kit.
Are you hurt? The killer's identity will emerge once we have it.
OK! I'll be right back! The killer got the victim to leave the room halfway through his counting and got him to touch something with poison on it.
It was after he returned and locked the door that he was poisoned.
The killer used the victim's habit of licking his right thumb before counting money.
In which case, the killer was one of you three employees who knew of his habit and what he was doing tonight.
Hold on! No poison was found outside this room! Besides, how did the killer get him to touch it? A certain something would make That's it! The phone! Anyone would pick up a ringing phone! Minamisawa-san! I bet you called from outside so he'd pick up your poison-covered phone! Not so.
Minamisawa-san bites his nails.
Yet, when he came to get his phone, he picked it up with his bare hands.
Had there been poison, he'd have been too afraid to do such a thing because there'd be no telling where it had been touched.
The computer, then! Iino-san! You had him turn it on to check some data, didn't you?! What?! I'm afraid not.
There'd be no guarantee he'd turn it on with his thumb.
Then what was the poison on? There was a way to make him touch something with his right thumb whether he wanted to or not.
There it is now! The demonic call the killer used to lead him to his death! What's going on?! It's the teapot! The teapot?! Aha! That's it! The killer put poison on the knob here! Is that right, Mouri-kun?! Yes.
Gas stoves on the market are usually for right-handers.
Poison left on the left side of the knob would be touched by a thumb.
As proof, only this door's inside knob had poison on it.
Which means he rushed out without closing the door, touched the poison in his flustered state, then closed it when he returned.
So who used that trick to poison the president?! The only one who got near the stove afterwards you, Takako Fujii-san! Yes.
Just before you left, you put the teapot on the stove so the whistle would sound while he was counting the money.
You planned to wipe the poison away tomorrow, but his body was found earlier than expected and the police showed up.
Afraid the poison on the stove knob would be discovered, you entered the break room and wiped it off with your handkerchief.
How's that? You said yourself it couldn't be wiped away so soon.
Yes, it is impossible.
Assuming it was an ordinary handkerchief.
I brought the iodine, Dad! Iodine? Now, then, Inspector.
Please put some iodine on her damp handkerchief.
A single drop will shed light on everything! It's just going to make a brown stain The color disappeared! Yes.
Soaked into her handkerchief is neither water nor sweat! It's sodium thiosulfate! Sodium thiosulfate? A bleach used to remove color from disinfectants like iodine.
It's also an antidote that neutralizes the effects of potassium cyanide! There's still some in the restroom cabinet! Bleach with a special chemical that reacts at room temperature, that is.
Takagi-kun! Check it out! Yes, sir! After the police found out, Fujii-san likely went straight to the restroom and soaked her handkerchief in the bleach.
I can't believe I was found out so quickly.
Fujii-san! So you did do it?! That's right.
I killed that devious money-fiend.
But, why?! Easy.
My man borrowed money from him then hung himself when he couldn't pay it back.
It's that simple.
But you were always saying how borrowing money is wrong! Yeah.
I wouldn't have bothered with revenge had he borrowed money for a car, a house, or gambling, but it was for my sake, so I had no choice.
Your sake? I've always had a weak heart, and I was in the hospital between my college graduation and 3 years ago.
My parents died early on and I had no friends because of my attitude, so only he ever visited me.
He said he'd pay the hospital bills somehow.
When I finally got better and went to his apartment, I found him dead with a Hida Financial loan form at his feet.
So you joined the company to get revenge?! Yep.
I waited for my chance this whole time.
But, Detective.
How did you know I did it? That'd be because of the left hand you kept in your coat the entire time.
You always used your right hand to take out cigarettes or use a lighter.
You used your left hand only once to turn the stove knob.
You're a heavy smoker.
You touch your lips when you smoke.
Afraid of that, you purposely turned the knob with your left hand.
Naturally, you kept your left hand in your pocket so you wouldn't accidentally smear the poison on anything.
And to think my man got me to stop smoking He must be laughing in the next world Kimi ga inai natsu tsurai asa wa unzari suru ne I'm weary of bad mornings Even if I stumble, I'll live my life in happiness tsumadzuite mo tanoshiku ikite-yuku yo kuridasou oikakete haruka na yume o Let's sally forth, toward that distant dream don'na ni hanarete-ite mo wakaru However far apart we are, I still know azayakasugiru kimi ga inai natsu In this overly vivid summer without you ano koe ano shigusa ga hirogatteku That voice, those mannerisms, they spread on out It doesn't matter if it can't be put into words kotoba ni nanka dekinakute mo ii koboreta hizashi ni kokoro ga nijinda My heart is blurred out by the overflowing sunshine Ahh, I pray slightly for a time that can never return ahh mou modorenai toki o chiisaku inotte-iru ahh mou modorenai toki o chiisaku inotte-iru Ahh, I pray slightly for a time that can never return "Arcade" Hey, Kogoro-chan! I don't see you here too often! Can't be helped.
Nobody'll play with me 'cuz it reminds them of what happened.
So you bring a kid with you to play Strip Mahjong? Yes! Perfect! OK! Now chi-so-ki for a dama-ten! Moron! Go for the sha-ki! Just what are you doing? Uh, well, you see— You need to lose the pa-so and use the dora-so-machi to get a soku-ri! (one tile to win) Riichi! Move! OK! Bring it on! Yeah, right.
You got an an-ko.
(wild tile) Tsumo! A riichi, ippatsu tsumo, hon-itsu, and 4 doras! Even an ura-dora! Hurray! A sanbaiman! OK! Last one! Who in the world taught you Mahjong? Heck if I know.
NEXT EPISODE Shin'ichi! Kaitō #1412, who toys with police the country over AKA "Kaitō Kid!" What?! He's gone! This is insane! No one can just disappear like that! Next Conan Special: Conan vs.
Kaito Kid Next Conan's Special Hint: Pearl Look forward to the next episode! Next time is— It's a special, Inspector! You're not in it, Detective Takagi.
Neither are you, Inspector.
What?!