Case Closed (season 10)

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The cover of the first DVD compilation for season ten of Detective Conan released by Shogakukan

The tenth season of the Case Closed anime was directed by Kenji Kodama and Yasuichiro Yamamoto and produced by TMS Entertainment and Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation.[1] The series is based on Gosho Aoyama's Case Closed manga series. In Japan, the series is titled Detective Conan (名探偵コナン?, Meitantei Conan) but was changed due to legal issues with the title Detective Conan.[2] The episodes' plot follows Conan Edogawa's daily adventures.

The episodes use five pieces of theme music: three opening themes and two closing themes. The first opening theme is "Destiny" by Miki Matsuhashi until episode 258[3] The second opening theme is "Winter Bells" by Mai Kuraki until episode 270.[4] The third opening theme is "I can't stop my love for you♥" by Rina Aiuchi for the rest of the season.[4] The first ending theme is "Aoi Aoi Kono Chikyuu ni" (青い青いこの地球に?, lit. "The Blue Blue Earth") by Azumi Uehara until episode 265.[4] The second ending theme is "Yumemita Ato de" (夢みたあとで?, lit. "After I Dream") by Garnet Crow for the rest of the season.

The season initially ran from October 29, 2001 through July 8, 2002 on Nippon Television Network System in Japan.[3][4] Episodes 255 to 285 were later collected into nine DVD compilations by Shogakukan. They were released between October 22, 2004 and February 25, 2005 in Japan.[5]

Episode list[edit]

Ep no. Title Original Airdate
255 "The 14th Round of the Matsue Tamatsukuri Linked Verse Contest (Part 1)"
"Matsue Tamatsukuri Renku Juuyonban Shoubu (Zenpen)" (松江玉造連句14番勝負(前編)) 
October 29, 2001
Mouri wins a trip to Matsue from a lottery drawing, and while there they meet and join up with a Linked Verse group, which is a type of poetry. One of their members, a loan dealer, is killed, and Conan finds out that almost everyone has a motive to kill. 
256 "The 14th Round of the Matsue Tamatsukuri Linked Verse Contest (Part 2)"
"Matsue Tamatsukuri Renku Juuyonban Shoubu (Kōhen)" (松江玉造連句14番勝負(後編)) 
November 5, 2001
Conan hasn't figured out who the culprit is, so he gets Mouri to participate in their Linked Verse Contest so he can have more time to observe the suspects. Conan is able to find out the killer is Shiina-san, who killed the loan dealer because he scammed their group out of money. 
257 "The Extremely Strange Punishment from Heaven"
"Yo nimo Kimyou na Tenbatsu" (世にも奇妙な天罰) 
November 12, 2001
Conan and the detective boys are out walking around the town the morning after an earthquake when they hear a scream. They see a woman cradling a man bleeding, and they call an ambulance and the man is saved. He says he was robbed and 200,000 yen ($2,000) was stolen from. They have a suspect, but he has an alibi of committing another crime when the man was attacked. 
258 "The Man from Chicago (Part 1)"
"Shikago Kara Kita Otoko (Zenpen)" (シカゴから来た男(前編)) 
November 19, 2001
The Detective Boys attend an animal show involving a white lion named Leon. Outside, a man named James Black, is mistaken by reporters for Randy Hawks, a rich man who sponsors zoos and animal shows. The Detective Boys lead him out of the crowd of reporters by pretending he is their English Teacher. As return for their help, Black offers to treat them for lunch and leaves to get his car, only to be mistaken for Hawks and kidnapped for ransom. Growing concerned, the Detective Boys search for Black; Their investigation leads them to believe he was kidnapped. They find Black's strap from the animal show in an alley way and discover blood on the letters P, &, A on the strap. 
259 "The Man from Chicago (Part 2)"
"Shikago Kara Kita Otoko (Kōhen)" (シカゴから来た男(後編)) 
November 26, 2001
Ayumi notices that Black still has her Detective Badge, allowing Conan to trace the signal and have Sato set up a road block intercepting the vehicle. The kidnappers manage to elude the road block since their vehicle is disguised as a police car. Conan discerns the message P & A, revealing that when alphabetized, spell "panda". Conan concludes Black is referring to the black and white colors of a panda to police cars. Since the kidnappers are armed, Conan tells the police a plan to save Black safely. The police feign a car chase and slowly surround the kidnappers car; They suddenly break throwing them off guard and apprehends the criminals. Black disappears before he is questioned and is driven away by the mysterious Shuichi Akai
260 "The Shaking Restaurant"
"Yureru Resutoran" (揺れるレストラン) 
December 3, 2001
Conan, Kogoro, and Ran go to a restaurant that is shaking because of construction next door. They go back the next day only to find that the man running the restaurant is dead. At first it looks like the construction made a vase fall over and hit him on the head, killing the owner, however, the construction wasn't happening at the estimated time of death. Then Kogoro accidentally hits his head and suddenly becomes a very good detective and solves the case. But as usually he missed something, therefore Conan puts him out and finishes the deduction show. 
261 "The Fearful Legend of the Snowy Night (Part 1)"
"Yuki no Yoru no Kyoufu Densetsu (Zenpen)" (雪の夜の恐怖伝説(前編)) 
December 10, 2001
Conan, Mouri, and Ran are driving to a hot spring when the road gets closed due to snow, and so they accept an offer of staying the night at a nearby house. The next day they discover the body of the company president dead and when they follow the footprints, they find his eldest son dressed up in armor and also dead in a locked room. The company president's wife declares that they were killed by the spirit of a 500-year-old samurai whose death anniversary was that day. 
262 "The Fearful Legend of the Snowy Night (Part 2)"
"Yuki no Yoru no Kyoufu Densetsu (Kōhen)" (雪の夜の恐怖伝説(後編)) 
December 17, 2001
During the informal investigation, Conan discovers that the footprints of the armor in the snow were used to cover up the culprit's footprints, and finds that the locked room the son died in was set up. Then Conan detect the unusual point of the Crime Scene where son died. Thus Conan the informal investigation of the case lay down Mouri with his watch to tells everyone that the culprit was the maid, who killed them because they made her father commit suicide. 
263 "The Osaka Double Mystery - Naniwa Swordsman and Toyotomi's Castle2 hrs."
"Oosaka Daburu Misuterii: Naniwa Kenshi to Taikō no Shiro" (大阪ダブルミステリー 浪花剣士と太閤の城) 
January 7, 2002
Heiji invites Conan to his kendo tournament but a drunk man named Atsushi Tarumi is found dead in the storage room. Heiji comes to investigate only to find that the body had somehow been moved to the shower room without anyone noticing. After a thorough investigation, Heiji reveals the culprit to be Takashi Kategawa, a friend of Tarumi. Heiji explains that in the storage room, Kategawa drugged Tarumi into a drunken slumber and put red paint on Tarumi to imply he was killed. After everyone leaves, he sets the scene to create the idea Tarumi committed a murder in his drunken frenzy. Tarumi heads for the shower room, suited in Tsuba Zeriai, in order to hide what he believed to be blood from the murder where he is then killed by Kategawa. As evidence, Heiji reveals that the mannequin that was used to trick Tarumi into believing he committed a murder was covered in red paint. After Tarumi is arrested, Heiji and Conan explore the town. Later a man is set ablaze atop Osaka Castle. After investigating thoroughly, Heiji and Conan concludes the murderer to be Shigehiko Wakisaka, one of the tour guides at the castle who committed the murders through the use of self-destructing flashlights. Wakisaka confesses and reveals that he was murdering his fellow tour guides who murdered his grandfather thirteen years ago. Arihiro Kasuya, one of the tour guides, confesses to have murdered Wakisaka's grandfather and prepares to kill Heiji but is apprehended by the police. 
264 "Courtroom Battle: Kisaki vs. Kogoro (Part 1)"
"Hōtei no Taiketsu: Kisaki tai Kogorō (Zenpen)" (法廷の対決 妃VS小五郎(前編)) 
January 14, 2002
Eri Kisaki is the attorney for a man named Shinji Usami who is convicted for the murder of Tsuyoshi Hirasawa while in a drunken state. The authenticity is doubted due to the fact Hirasawa murdered Shinji's son but was not convicted because the murder was done while he was drunk. Eri attempts to confirm Usami's alibi through his estranged wife Masako Kamedo. Kamedo reveals that Hiraswa visited her bar and that Kogoro should be able to confirm it. Kogoro reveals that he fell asleep at the bar, and was waken by Kamedo who told him he had a phone call; The time on the phone proves that Usami was at the bar at the time of the murder. During the hearing, the prosecutor Reiko Kujo points to the fact that Kamedo could have changed the time on Kogoro's phone to establish an alibi for her ex-husband. Kamedo confesses to changing the time on Kogoro's phone and thus destroys Usami's alibi. 
265 "Courtroom Battle: Kisaki vs. Kogoro (Part 2)"
"Houtei no Taiketsu: Kisaki tai Kogorou (Kōhen)" (法廷の対決 妃VS小五郎(後編)) 
January 21, 2002
After Kogoro was turned unwittingly from the defendant's witness to the prosecutor's witness Kogoro conducts his own investigation and investigates Usami's home while accompanied by Conan. During the second hearing, Conan tranquilizes Kogoro to reveal Kamedo to be the murderer. Conan reveals that the raw octopus was served only at her bar and was found in Hirasawa's stomach, meaning he had visited the bar and that after his visit, he was killed by her. Usami having witnessed the murder places his car keys there to place the blame on himself. Kamedo confesses and admits she wanted to avenge her son. After the hearing, Eri asks Kogoro if he would like to go to a restaurant with her only to be ignored by Kogoro who is distracted by a beautiful woman. 
266 "The Truth Behind Valentine's (The Murder)"
"Barentain no Shinjitsu (Jikenhen)" (バレンタインの真実(事件編)) 
January 28, 2002
Sonoko invites Ran to come to a house in the hills where their chocolates are blessed with good fortune for love. Conan and Mouri attend too. Once there, they meet two men who are out hunting for a Japanese wolf, an old lady who owns the place her two female assistants and a male photographer. The females there start making chocolate as gifts for the one they love. Sonoko makes hers for Makoto and Ran leaves hers nameless. A snowstorm occurs and the photographer is found dead by Conan and the dog named Subaru. 
267 "The Truth Behind Valentine's (The Reasoning)"
"Barentain no Shinjitsu (Suirihen)" (バレンタインの真実(推理編)) 
February 4, 2002
The mystery continues and they develop the film on the camera to find droplets of blood on it. Apparently the murder takes place before the snowstorm but Conan feels like there's a trick to it. The characters are given more back story. While examining the chocolates, Conan figures out who the murder is. Mouri pops in finding Conan snooping around and is put to sleep. Conan tells everyone in the house Mouri is ready to place his deduction. 
268 "The Truth Behind Valentine's (The Resolution)"
"Barentain no Shinjitsu (Kaiketsuhen)" (バレンタインの真実(解決編)) 
February 11, 2002
Mouri reveals who the murderer is. Just then they are betrayed by the two hunters who reveal they planned to murder that person the whole time to avoid blackmail from a crime they committed. Just then, a man in a ski mask, goggles, and a scarf comes in when one of the hunters opens the door. He knocks one of the hunters out and in his goggles a shot revealing Makoto. Ran knocks the other hunter out with a kick. Makoto demands Sonoko to tell her who is the other boy she is dating as he has not received her hand-made knitted sweater (She gave up due to its difficulty), her hand-made pottery glass (he mistook it to be a vase) and the chocolate (She refused to tell who it is for). He gets ready to fight until Sonoko tells him the chocolate was for him. Later on Ran cries because of Shinichi while Conan watches in the shadows. Ran wakes up to find her jacket blanketing her. She received a picture of herself sleeping from Detective Kid who is Conan with Shinichi's voice. Conan pretended Shinichi paid a visit and ate her chocolate due to hunger while she was asleep. Ran becomes angry due to Shinichi not waking her up to meet him. 
269 "The Forgotten Memento from the Crime (Part 1)"
"Hanzai no Wasuregatami (Zenpen)" (犯罪の忘れ形見(前編)) 
February 18, 2002

A man has to ask the agency to Kogoro to find his late wife's watch which he has lost in his house. Kogoro refuses the problem, but the young detective and Dr. Agasa offer to help. They find a room full of movie tapes and fantastic equipments for watching movies. During the search, a creditor, who is also the man's neighbor, comes to ask for the money. The man shows her the tape of a movie she really wanted to watch, and she goes to the TV room. Later on, the children find give the woman lunch. They find the watch in the washing machine. Just then they hear a loud noise and find the woman dead, possibly hit by a vase of flowers.

During the investigation, Takagi reveals to Conan that someone has stolen from the police all the documents relating to cases resolved by Kogoro. These documents, however, were returned by mail shortly thereafter. Moreover, Takagi adds that the thief struck the same day of the questioning of witnesses of the hijacked bus incident. Conan immediately suspects Professor Jodie, Dr. Araide and a mysterious man named Shuichi Akai. 
270 "The Forgotten Memento from the Crime (Part 2)"
"Hanzai no Wasuregatami (Kōhen)" (犯罪の忘れ形見(後編)) 
March 4, 2002

Despite of circumstances of crime scene, Conan does not think that creditor lady was attacked by robbery. The kids find scent of flowers coming from the microwave and Conan gets how th crime was committed. By enacting the scene of crime with the help of the police and Agatsa, Conan makes the man confess his crimes and the reason behind it.

After solving the case of her death, Conan rushes home from Ran, fearing Ran and the Kogoro are kidnapped. But Conan discovers that his suspicions were unfounded and that Ran is fine. But the little detective does not really find out that someone is really watching the agency: Shuichi Akai. 
271 "Secret Rushed Omission (Part 1)"
"Kakushite Isoide Shouryaku (Zenpen)" (隠して急いで省略(前編)) 
March 11, 2002
Ran, feeling she met the mysterious man before, attempts to remember why. Jodie interrupts the daydreaming Ran in class and asks her the meaning of X to which she is unable to answer correctly. On the way home, they meet Jodie who takes them to the cafe in a department store to warn them about a serial groper. Conan notices a business man named Norihisa Kisugi making a suspicious phone call to a private detective named Katsunori Chuujou. Chuujou demands Kisugi to pay four times the promised amount or he will not hand over the investigation documents concerning an unknown individual. Kisugi agrees and enters the department store only to be killed by the individual. A coincidental blackout occurs at the same time, and when the power returns, Kisugi is found dead on the top of an escalator with ○×△ written on an envelope. The police understands the message to be a dying message, and using Chuujou's phone, allows them to locate the last caller, Kisugi. Kisugi reveals that he hired the detective to search for an embezzler in the company. The documented that contained the embezzler's identity is missing from Chuujou's envelope and the police discern the embezzler must be the culprit. Kisugi then hands them Chuujou's list of fifty-eight suspects he had received. The police decrease the suspects down to thirty-one after investigating the alibis of the suspects. Conan tells the police a line of blood is found on the edge of the envelope and explains part of Chuujou's dying message must be on the escalator. Using a luminol reaction, they discover □ revealing the whole message to be □○×△; Conan notes the square is much bigger than the other three symbol. 
272 "Secret Rushed Omission (Part 2)"
"Kakushite Isoide Shouryaku (Kōhen)" (隠して急いで省略(後編)) 
March 18, 2002
Conan's investigation leads him to discover the meaning of the symbols. He drops hints for Joseph Meguire to deduce what the symbols are. Meguire explains that the symbols are outlines for kanji and □ is bigger than the other three symbols since it was not cut off. He elaborates further, explaining the three symbols are missing the top portion since they were written past the envelope and onto the document. The culprit is revealed to be Bunta Kuniyoshi (国吉文太?, Kuniyoshi Bunta), correcting that the bottom of 吉 is usually more round. The police interrogate Kuniyoshi and convict him for the murder after Takagi gathers the shredded pieces of the documents with blood and piece them together forming the missing top portion of ○×△ and fully spelling Kuniyoshi's name. Kuniyoshi confesses explaining he wanted a better life for his poor family. Ran, learning the meaning of X, sends a mail to Shinichi with Xs. Elsewhere, an unknown Black Organization member sends a message to Gin with X's in her message explaining they are a sign of feminine affection but can also be a sign of hate before throwing a dart at a picture of Shiho with an X through it. 
273 "Old Lady's Quiz Disappearance Case"
"Kuizu-baasan no Shissou Jiken" (クイズ婆さんの失踪事件) 
April 8, 2002
The Detective Boys meet an old woman in the park who feeds and takes care of stray cats, and also likes to give the kids quizzes from a puzzle book she has. The next day she doesn't show up to feed the cats, but the cat Bruce comes with the old lady's scarf around his neck. The scarf has a code and blood on it, and to find and save the lady Conan and the gang must solve the puzzle. 
274 "Truth About the Haunted House (Part 1)"
"Yuurei-yashiki no Shinjitsu (Zenpen)" (幽霊屋敷の真実(前編)) 
April 15, 2002
Ran catches a cold and visits the doctor. When there one of the doctor's patients mentions that his apartment is haunted by a girl who was burned to death four years ago. Conan and Mouri decide to investigate. Once there they meet three other people who are living in that apartment. Ran who is fearful of ghost tells her father they should leave at 7 pm. When the clock strikes 10:20 pm, Ran wakes up to find a ghost in the television telling her to leave. Mouri and Conan wake up due to her screaming. Mouri tells Ran it was probably a dream and goes to the toilet. After he's done the water turns red. Mouri backs away from the toilet and screams when he sees a ghostly image. 
275 "Truth About the Haunted House (Part 2)"
"Yuurei-yashiki no Shinjitsu (Kōhen)" (幽霊屋敷の真実(後編)) 
April 22, 2002
The three people excluding the old man are given more back story. One man does not believe in the ghost, one man is a horror movie filmer, and the other man just lives there. They are told that two suspects of the burning four years ago ran from the scene and one of them was identified. Conan finds out how the ghost trick was done. He puts Mouri to sleep and tells them the reason those tricks were done. He reveals that the culprit is one of the two suspects and that he is hiding the other suspect too. 
276 "Case of the Missing Policeman's notebook"
"Keisatsu Techou Funshitsu Jiken" (警察手帳紛失事件) 
May 6, 2002
Takagi loses his badge after breaking up a fight between a manager and his singer. He searches for it with the help of the Detective Boys. They then discover that the singer plans to murder his manager. The detective boys manage to bring Takagi to his apartment and save him before he is killed. The manager picked up Takagi's badge. 
277 "English Teacher vs. Great Western Detective (Part 1)"
"Eigo-kyoushi tai Nishi no Meitantei (Zenpen)" (英語教師VS西の名探偵(前編)) 
May 13, 2002
While at the Professor's, Conan recalls his last meeting with the Black Organization. Conan deduces that another Black Organization member must have been at the hotel party. This is when he finally singles out Chris Vineyard as his suspect. Heiji came to Tokyo to help Conan out with the case. Heiji suspects Jodie-sensei of being a possible Black Organization member, and although Conan seems reluctant to this idea, they pay Jodie-sensei a visit at her apartment. They find out here that her full name is "Jodie Saintemillion". After Jodie agrees to go out for a while with Heiji and Conan, the man living next door to Jodie falls dead outside from over 30 stories, coincidentally as the three are outside. After the police arrive, it seems likely that the man committed suicide. However, Conan and Heiji have a different idea. 
278 "English Teacher vs. Great Western Detective (Part 2)"
"Eigo-kyoushi tai Nishi no Meitantei (Kōhen)" (英語教師VS西の名探偵(後編)) 
May 20, 2002
Heiji immediately destroys the theory of suicide, by showing that the man who fell from his apartment attempted to grab onto the curtain to save his life. Searched the Crime Scene, Conan and Heiji reveal the truth by showing how the room was switched around. Discussing of Jodie's identification with Jodie herself, Heiji indicates that he noticed the odd habit of Jodie. When Conan and Heiji leave, they concur that Jodie is someone suspicious, but believe that she is innocuous. 
279 "The Hooligan in the Labyrinth (Part 1)"
"Meikyuu no Fuurigan (Zenpen)" (迷宮のフーリガン(前編)) 
May 27, 2002
The Detective Boys and Agasa go and watch a soccer game of the Tokyo Spirits vs. Noir Tokyo. On the way back they see a very rude and loud supporter who has gotten kicked out of many stadiums for his crazy behavior. They all get on a train to go home, but as they are exiting to change trains they see the rude supporter fall on the floor with a knife in his stomach. The train was packed so it could have been anybody and no one saw the crime happen, but Conan is able to reduce the suspects down to 3 soccer supporters. 
280 "The Hooligan in the Labyrinth (Part 2)"
"Meikyuu no Fuurigan (Kōhen)" (迷宮のフーリガン(後編)) 
June 3, 2002
After questioning the 3 suspects Conan still cannot determine who is the culprit, but notices that Haibara is watching the next soccer match on the subway's TV. She empathizes with the player Higo, who has changed from playing for Noir Tokyo to the Tokyo Spirits, but is now hated by both teams. Conan realizes a vital piece of evidence will be on the culprit, and determines that the culprit is the man who is a fake supporter of Noir Tokyo because he has the imprint of the knife on his arm where he was hiding it. Conan goes over to Haibara and tells her that now Higo has scored a goal, his new team is cheering for him. Haibara promises never to run away from fate, and Conan promises to protect her. 
281 "The Small Eye-Witnesses"
"Chiisana Mokugekisha-tachi" (小さな目撃者たち) 
June 10, 2002
The 3 Detective Boys are playing 'make-believe detectives' when they encounter a real case. A man is killed right in front of them, wrapped up in a sheet and thrown into a truck. The Detective Boys hide in the back of the truck with the body and the killer drives to a forest and buries the body. The next day the Detective Boys tell Conan and Mouri about the murder, and Conan is able to tell where the body was buried from the descriptions of what the truck drove past and the culprit is caught. 
282 "Mystery of the Water Flowing Stone Garden (Part 1)"
"Mizu Nagaruru Sekitei no Kai (Zenpen)" (水流るる石庭の怪(前編)) 
June 17, 2002
Mouri, Conan, and Ran are driving in the mountains when they run out of gas and are kindly picked up by Majima, the president of a furniture company. Most of the people that work for him and live with him seem to hate him, so it isn't a surprise when Majima turns up dead the next morning in the beautiful house rock garden. The mystery is that there is not a single foot print around the body. 
283 "Mystery of the Water Flowing Stone Garden (Part 2)"
"Mizu Nagaruru Sekitei no Kai (Kōhen)" (水流るる石庭の怪(後編)) 
June 24, 2002
Mouri accuses one of Majima's employees who was in debt, but is quickly proven wrong. He then accuses Endou, one of Majima's company managers. The police find a threatening note in the trash from Endou to Majima saying to meet on the roof which seems to implicate Endou further. Mouri says that if Endou tied a rope around the body and used a bow and arrows, it would have been possible to lower the body without a trace. The police go to look for evidence of the arrows and rope, and Conan is shocked when they actually find it because the position the body is in makes it impossible for that trick to have been used. Conan deduces that the culprit is Kiyama-san whose father was murdered by Majima. Kiyama flooded the garden with water and floated the body on an air mat to leave no trace behind. 
284 "Chinatown Deja Vu in the Rain (Part 1)"
"Chuukagai Ame no Deja Byu (Zenpen)" (中華街 雨のデジャビュ(前編)) 
July 1, 2002
Arguing with receptionist for free dinner ticket, one of movie director's crew invited Ran and her crews. However, the director man dies at a restaurant by cyanide but they are unable to find the source poison. Meanwhile Ran is moody because of a developing fever, and a memory of Shinichi and a pale man in a wool cap floats at the edge of her mind. 
285 "Chinatown Deja Vu in the Rain (Part 2)"
"Chuukagai Ame no Deja Byu (Kōhen)" (中華街 雨のデジャビュ(後編)) 
July 8, 2002
After the case is solved, Ran falls ill. To everyone's surprise, she falls from her chair and collapses on the floor, having memories of certain people she met a long time ago. These people include Sharon Vineyard and the mysterious man. 

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