Detective Conan (1996) s05e07 Episode Script

The Murder Case of the White Sands

A COLDFUSION & BAARO RELEASE Encounters are mysterious! But the world is even more so! I'm so glad I'm with you! Summer! Ocean! Beach! Beware of water accidents! 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! Unmei no Roulette mawashite unmei no roulette mawashite I spun the roulette of destiny Created by Gosho Aoyama "Detective Conan" Serialized in Shogakukan's "Weekly Shonen Sunday" and always watched you zutto kimi o mite-ita Story Development Ei'ichi Yamagishi "Detective Conan Special" Serialized in Shogakukan's "Shogaku 5-nensei" Planning Michihiko Suwa (Yomiuri TV) naze na no kon'na ni shiawase na no ni Why is it that I'm this happy, Art Design Hiroyuki Mitsumoto Art Director Yukihiro Shibutani Character Design Masatomo Sudo suiheisen o miru to kanashikunaru yet I feel sad when I look at the horizon? Sound Director Katsuyoshi Kobayashi Director of Photography Takahisa Ogawa Music Katsuo Ono Music Producer Hiroki Horio (PolyGram) ano koro no jibun o to'oku de mite-iru It's as if I'm looking at myself back then, from afar Izumi Sakai Lyrics Music Arrangement Sei'ichiro Kuribayashi Opening Theme "Unmei no Roulette mawashite" Daisuke Ikeda (B-GRAM RECORDS) Performed by Executive Producer Hiroaki Kobayashi Story Editor Jun'ichi Iioka Color Key Reiko Hirayama Editor Teramitsu Okada son'na kanji Spin the roulette of destiny unmei no roulette mawashite Planning Support Toyohiko Okuyama Mitome Asai Thinking too hard about this and that is a mystery arekore fukaku kangaeru no wa Mystery Director Kenji Kodama See? The person of your destiny is right there hora unmei no hito wa soko ni iru Producers Michihiko Suwa (Yomiuri TV) Masahito Yoshioka (Tokyo Movie) Watching you always zutto kimi o mite-ita Presented by Yomiuri TV Tokyo Movie Watching you always zutto kimi o mite-ita The White Sandy Beach Murder Case The White Sandy Beach Murder Case The White Sandy Beach Murder Case The White Sandy Beach Murder Case The White Sandy Beach Murder Case The White Sandy Beach Murder Case The White Sandy Beach Murder Case The White Sandy Beach Murder Case It's so pretty Yeah.
And there are so few people We found a nice place, thanks to Dad! Yeah, huh? More like thanks to him taking the wrong road That hits the spot! And then the next case I solved was Miss Huh? Bartender.
Where's that girl who was drinking here? She left a long time ago.
She did? Dad! I knew you'd be here! Oh, Ran and Conan! Perfect timing! Come and sit down! Bartender! Another beer and two juices! That's okay! We're all leaving now! What? I haven't had enough to drink yet.
What're you talking about?! It's past 10:00 already! Wouldn't it be lame for the great Kogoro Mouri to get wasted in a place like this? Yeah, that is true.
He's so easy to manipulate.
Umm, are you the famous detective, Kogoro Mouri-san? Yes, that's right.
This is amazing! Could you sit with us and tell us about your exploits?! It'll be our treat! Oh, that'd be great! Come on, Dad! Quit that! We were having drinks as friends here! Famous detective or not, to be frank, you'd be a pest! Hey! Tanaka! Dad.
Let's go.
Yeah I'm sorry! He seems to be drunk! Creep.
Tanaka-san! Tanaka-san! Have you seen Mitsuko?! Tomoko Yamada Sekine Mitsuko's friend We made plans for an hour ago, but she never showed up, and she's not at home! Dunno.
Haven't seen her.
Besides, she and I have nothing to do with each other.
Could you leave? I don't feel so good This is a hangover, if I ever had one Dad! Over here! The water's nice! You should swim! I feel sick! Swim all you want! There you have it! So let's swim by ourselves! Okay! Oh, yeah! I hear it gets a lot deeper really fast, so be careful! Okay! So, were you the first to find her? No, they were the ones who first found her This rope That hurt! Hey, you! Don't scamper around and get in the police's way! Pardon the late introduction.
I'm Kogoro Mouri, a private detective.
Mouri You mean the famous detective?! Yes! The fact I'm known this far away puts me at a loss for words! Whatever.
You're not at a loss at all.
Mitsuko! Mitsuko? You know the victim, Miss? Yes.
She's Mitsuko Sekine.
My best friend.
I can't believe this would happen Excuse me, Detective.
Sorry to keep you waiting.
Oh, you're We meet again.
Oh? You know each other? No.
We just happened to meet once.
Oh, I see.
In that case, this is Dr.
Tanaka.
I asked him to examine the body.
He's the most skilled doctor in town! It's a real honor.
And this is the famous detective, Kogoro Mouri-san! Your reputation precedes you.
If it's not too much to ask, I'd love to have your help on this case.
I have no objections.
That's great to hear! After all, this is a quiet little town! We're not used to incidents like this at all! Umm, shouldn't I begin my examination? Oh, right! I forgot! Then I'll get started.
Pardon me.
Well, Doctor? Hmm.
I can't say anything for sure until we get to the hospital, but this may have been a suicide.
Suicide?! See? There are no external injuries or signs of a struggle at all.
If it had been a murder, there would've been a fight as the killer tried to throw her into the sea.
Yet, she doesn't have a single scratch on her.
Oh, I see! You're absolutely right! She probably rowed out to sea in a boat or something, tied the rock to her feet, and drowned herself.
What's with this guy? He says he can't say much before going to the hospital, but it's like he's trying to force the idea she committed suicide.
Though, that's only my guess for now.
Now, if you'll please take the body to the hospital I'll come with you.
Murderer Mitsuko wouldn't commit suicide! He killed her! Are you saying that doctor is a murderer? That's right! Do you have any sort of proof? I have no proof! But, he and Mitsuko had been dating! But he didn't seem to act that way He even promised to marry her, but then got engaged to the daughter of the head of a major hospital! Mitsuko was in the way, so Even now, he pretended not to know her! Isn't it strange he didn't even flinch after his girlfriend died?! Yes, that is suspicious.
Exactly.
He tried to force the idea of suicide in his examination just now, and, judging from the body's condition, it's very likely he killed her! But, if so, why do something so daring as killing her and then examining her? Very well, Miss.
I, the great Kogoro Mouri, will reveal his true colors to avenge Mitsuko-san! Really?! Thank you! Are you really sure you can do that, old guy? Police Department After my examination, it appears she did drown to death.
All other causes were ruled out.
Her estimated time of death is just past 10:00 last night.
- Dr.
Tanaka.
- Yes? I heard something from the victim's friend on the beach Is it true that you and the victim, Mitsuko-san, had been dating? Say what?! Is this true, Dr.
Tanaka?! I apologize.
I should've mentioned it at the very start.
I hear you're marrying the daughter of the head of a major hospital.
What about it? Did that not make Mitsuko-san an obstacle? What are you insinuating?! It just seems strange for someone with a motive to conduct an autopsy when it's unclear if it was a murder or suicide.
It was clearly a suicide! No, a lack of external injuries isn't enough.
There isn't even a will.
Could you tell us where you were at her estimated time of death? Last night, I was at a bar with a friend, from 8:00 to midnight.
Oh, yes.
The place where I met you.
What?! By car, it'd take 10 minutes from that bar to the beach, one-way.
If you'd like, you can check with the owner and my friend to see if I had left my seat for that long.
Come to think of it, just after 10:00 was when we came to get you.
What?! In other words, Mouri-san, you can vouch for my alibi.
It's a perfect alibi Is this his source of confidence?! But you gave the estimated time of death! I want a reexamination! As you like.
But you'll have to take responsibility when I'm proven innocent.
Alright, then! Detective! Make arrangements at once! Right! Say, Detective.
This might take a long time, so can I leave? Oh, that would be fine.
Also, can I borrow a bicycle anywhere? I want to explore this area! Oh, in that case Judging from his confident manner, a reexamination will probably give the same results.
There has to be some sort of trick! Something I will destroy his alibi! Do you usually sit here and stare at the ocean, Mister? Yeah.
Yesterday, too? Yeah.
Did you notice anything unusual? Nothing at all.
I figured The only unusual thing is the trash that washes up every day Trash? Yeah.
All the trash in these waters washes up here 'cause of the tide.
Trash, huh Say.
Where is this trash? I have it piled in the back.
Geez.
The ocean isn't a garbage dump! An inner tube.
It's still new; is it ripped somewhere? Is this it? There's a small hole Hole? Small? That's it! Could it be?! Hey, Mister! Did this inner tube wash up today? Yeah, that's right.
Can I have it? Yeah, sure.
And can I have a couple of these empty plastic bottles too? Yeah.
Dunno what you want with 'em, but take whatever you want.
The flow of the tide and the deflated inner tube! If my theory is correct, these plastic bottles should make it clear! Alright! Now I just wait on the beach! Here it comes! Just as I thought! That just leaves the store that sold the inner tube! The reexamination produced the same results as mine, Mouri-san.
Now, what do you have to say for yourself, Mouri-san? Is suspecting innocent people what all great detectives do? Oh, uhh, pardon me a minute Oh? Running away? No, just the restroom.
Don't wanna wet myself Damn! I was sure he did it, too Alright, here we go! What was that? Dad? I apologize for the wait, everyone! Please come to the next room! Dad! What is this, Mouri-san? Changing rooms to regain your bearings? I suppose.
Now, then! Allow me to reveal the truth of this incident! This incident was a murder! And the killer was you, Dr.
Tanaka! But, Mouri-san! Wasn't it proven that Dr.
Tanaka has an alibi?! Yes.
He was at the bar at the victim's estimated time of death.
He killed her while he drank.
I-Is that possible?! There's no doubt she died at the location Conan and Ran found her.
However, the actual crime took place elsewhere.
First, Tanaka-san called her to a separate location and knocked her out with chloroform or some other drug.
As a doctor, obtaining such drugs would be simple.
You then used rope to tie a heavy rock to her feet, placed her in an inner tube with a small hole in it, and let her float in the ocean.
Immediately afterward, you went to the bar with your friend to create an alibi.
During that time, Mitsuko-san floated along the current, still alive.
There's a tidal current here that flows toward the swimming area.
So she was washed toward the beach while still alive.
The inner tube continued to deflate, and eventually, the inner tube could no longer support her weight, so Mitsuko-san sank into the sea.
All while you were drinking at the bar.
Judging from the speed at which the inner tube deflated, you likely sent her adrift at around 7:00.
You arrived at the bar yesterday at 8:00.
Can you prove your alibi for 7:00? Absurd! That's nothing but conjecture! She could've used the inner tube to commit suicide herself! That's not a possibility.
What? Detective.
Show him a photograph of the victim's feet.
Here we are.
Okay, Ran.
Tie your own feet, just like in the photograph.
Okay.
All done, Dad.
Detective.
Please compare that photograph with Ran's feet.
The knots are reversed.
Normally, if you tie your own feet, you'll get a knot like Ran's.
Then why is the knot in the photograph reversed? It's because the killer tied her feet facing her.
That doesn't mean that I killed her! Conan found a brand new inner tube with a small hole on the beach.
Here it is, Detective! That's the inner tube you used, isn't it? I-I've never seen it before! It was easy finding the shop where you bought this inner tube.
After all, it is a small town.
This is the inner tube Dr.
Tanaka bought last week.
But he said it was for an acquaintance's daughter.
How strange The shop woman clearly remembered you buying it.
And you must've felt quite confident about this trick Enough not to wipe away your fingerprints from the inner tube! Now then, why would your fingerprints be on an inner tube you said you've never seen before? Dr.
Tanaka! You?! Ko'ori no ue ni tatsu-you ni Song by Miho Komatsu ko'ori no ue ni tatsu-you ni abunage na koto mo shitai I want to experience danger, like standing on thin ice omoi egaiteta yume mo katachi ni shite-mitai I want my dreams to take form just as I pictured them Forever My Destiny If a spaceship landed in front of me uchuusen ga me no mae ni oritara kitto I know I'd leave the Earth and even my friends behind tomodachi-datte nokoshi chikyuu o tobitatsu no nanimo nai mainichi ga ichiban da to iu keredo I may tell you boring days are my favorites hontou wa nigeteru kimi no inai hibi ni makete but really I'm running away, I can't handle these days without you ko'ori no ue ni tatsu-you ni naisho yo koi o shita-tte Keep my love a secret, like standing on thin ice hikari-yori mo hayaku-to'oku kokoro wa tonde-yuku My heart can go even further and faster than light Forever My Destiny I wish we could've stayed another day So, Dad! I don't mind if you take the wrong road again! D-Don't be stupid! I didn't take the wrong road yesterday! A case called for the great Kogoro Mouri! I'd never take the wrong road otherwise! But you got it wrong in the end anyway What happened, Dad? This is the shore we just left from! That's strange I got it! The sea called us here to stay another night! That's stupid.
Of course it didn't But you'd never take the wrong road otherwise, right? Yeah! You couldn't help it; the sea called us here! Really? - Really! - Really! Yeah, huh? I'd never take the wrong road otherwise! Okay! Another night! He's so easy to manipulate.
NEXT EPISODE Something doesn't seem right! She's drowning! What was that? That's! Don't move her! Kiwako-san might've been bitten by a sea snake! There they are! Bite marks! Next Conan: The Scuba Diving Murder Case (Part 1) Next Conan's Hint: Feather Look forward to the next episode! Next time, scuba diving! Look forward to it!