Case Closed (season 2)

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The Viridian edition of the second season DVD boxset of the series Case Closed released by Funimation Entertainment

The second season of the Case Closed anime was directed by Kenji Kodama 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 continues Jimmy Kudo's life as a young child named Conan Edogawa. The episodes features a temporary return of Jimmy Kudo.

The season initially ran from August 19, 1996 through April 14, 1997 on Nippon Television Network System in Japan.[3][4] Episodes twenty-nine to fifty-four were later collected into seven DVD compilations by Shogakukan and were released on February 24, 2006.[5][6] The season licensed and dubbed by Funimation Entertainment.[7] Case Closed was aired on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block and on Canada's YTV station.[8][9] Case Closed aired until August 16, 2004, where it was dropped by Adult Swim due to low ratings.[10] The English adaption was later collected and released on four DVD compilations.[11][12][13][14] The English adaption of season two was later released in a DVD boxset by Funimation on September 30, 2008 containing episodes twenty-seven to fifty-two, twenty-six to fifty-one in the Japanese numbering.[15] The season two DVD boxset Viridian edition is slated for release on September 15, 2009.[16]

The episodes use nine pieces of theme music: three opening themes and two closing themes in the Japanese episodes and one opening theme and ending theme in the English ones. The first Japanese opening theme is "Mune ga Doki Doki" (胸がドキドキ, lit. "My Heart Pounds") by The High-Lows to episode thirty.[3] The second opening theme is "Feel Your Heart" by Velvet Garden until episode fifty-two.[3] It is followed by "Nazo" (, lit. "Mystery") by Miho Komatsu.[4] The first ending theme is "Meikyū no Lovers" (迷宮のラヴァーズ, lit. "Lovers of the Labyrinth") by Heath until episode fifty-one.[3] The remaining episodes use the ending theme "Hikari to Kage no Roman" (光と影のロマン, lit. "Romance of Light and Shadow") by Keiko Utoko.[4] The English opening theme is "Mune ga Doki Doki" with English lyrics and renamed "First New Century" by Carl Finch until episode fifty-four.[17] It is followed by "Nazo" with English lyrics by Stephanie Nadolny for the rest of the episodes.[18] The English ending theme is "Step by Step" with English lyrics by Carl Finch to episode fifty-two.[17] It is later followed by "Hikari to Kage no Roman" with English lyrics also by Stephanie Nadolny.[19]

Episode listing[edit]

Ep no. Funimation Entertainment title/Original translated title
Original Japanese title
Original airdate English airdate
Orig.Jp. Funi.Eng.
29 30 "The Computer Murder Case" / "Computer Murder Case"
"Konpyūtā Satsujin Jiken" (コンピューター殺人事件) 
August 19, 1996 July 13, 2004[20]
Mr. Osgood, the Chief executive officer of a computer software company is found to have died from a heart attack. Conan finds it strange that Osgood was sweating a lot in his death, and that flowers delivered the day before died. Conan notices that Ken, Osgood's driver, is the only one with a motive. While talking with Ken, he reveals he planned to start his own software company but became ruined due to Osgood. Conan realizes that the heart attack was caused by thermal shock in a short period of time noting the dead flowers and solidfied chocolates. Using the bowtie, he uses his voice as Jimmy Kudo and calls Inspector Joseph Meguire and Richard to Ken's house where Conan drops subtle hints to reveal Ken as the murderer. Using the evidence that Ken took Osgood's cat home with him that day, Ken confesses to murdering Osgood by hacking the computer that regulates the houses temperature and turns himself in. 
30 31 "The Missing Melody" / "Alibi Testimony Murder Case"
"Aribai Shōgen Satsujin Jiken" (アリバイ証言殺人事件) 
August 26, 1996 July 14, 2004[20]
Richard, Rachel and Conan are meeting a lawyer named Samuel Taylor whose office is in a hotel. While there Conan picks up a phone call from Samuel's wife Catherine Taylor. During the phone call, a musical melody is heard from Catherine's end of the line. Samuel takes over the call, tells his wife he will call later and asks Conan and Rachel to leave so he may talk with Richard. Richard returns, telling Conan and Rachel he took Samuel's request to spy on Catherine and her affair. On the way home, they spot police cars in front of the Taylors'. Inside they learn that Catherine was found dead in the bathtub. Conan suspects Samuel to be the murderer but Richard confirms his alibi. Conan investigates the hotel and learns the hotel room beside Samuel's is reserved for guests and also learns the melody from a music box alarm clock is custom made for that hotel. At Catherine's funeral, a man named Steve Jacobus reveals he was Catherine's lover. The officers plan to arrest him until Conan tranquilizes Richard. Impersonating Richard's voice with his bow-tie, Conan reveals Samuel to be the killer. He reveals that after Samuel was done with Richard, he murdered his wife who was in the guest room beside him. Afterwards Samuel placed his wife in a bag and put her down a laundry chute to the bottom floor. He then went to the bottom floor, placed her body in the trunk and drove her home where he then placed her body in the bathtub. As evidence, Conan gives Meguire a tape of the alarm clock in Samuel's guest room to compare with the recorded phone call. The alarm clock in the guest room is revealed to have a missing note and matches with the musical melody in the phone call. Samuel confesses to the murder, and reveals Catherine was blackmailing him for money in order to keep his corrupt deeds as a lawyer hidden. 
31 32 "Murder at the Television Studio" / "TV Station Murder Case"
"Terebi-kyoku Satsujin Jiken" (テレビ局殺人事件) 
September 2, 1996 July 15, 2004[20]
Richard is invited to appear on Primetime Mystery hour at Nichi Uri studios. During a four-minute break, the producer Miguel Santos is shot and killed. After the show ends, Miguel Santos is found by a cameramen. Conan suspects that Tate Evans, the Primetime Mystery host and decorated marksman, is the murderer but is unable to prove it as he would have had to run from the ninth floor to the fourth floor and back in four minutes which is impossible no matter how fast they run. Conan investigates and finds out that the storage room in the seventh floor, which took two minutes to walk to, has a window directly above the room where the murder occurred. Conan realizes how the murder was done, and lures Richard to the room and puts him to sleep. With his bow-tie, Conan reveals that Tate called Miguel telling him he would jump off the building. In doing so, Miguel was coaxed into looking outside his window and was shot in the head. After he was shot, Tate dropped the gun into the open window Miguel was looking out of, which is how the gun was found in the room with him, and then returned to the ninth floor with time to spare. Tate confesses to the murder and reveals that it had to be done in order to save the show from being canceled. Afterwards Richard wakes up and suspects Conan is the cause of his sudden drowsiness during a case. Before he could pursue that idea any further, the appearance of Yoko Okino distracts him; Richard's hopeless. 
32 33 "Murder at the Local Diner" / "Coffee Shop Murder Case"
"Kōhī Shoppu Satsujin Jiken" (コーヒーショップ殺人事件) 
September 9, 1996 July 19, 2004[20]
Conan catches Rachel leaving to go on a date, supposedly with Jimmy Kudo. Conan, knowing it's a lie, follows her to a coffee shop where she admits to be waiting for someone else important. Rachel leaves to buy some cake for Conan who stays at the coffee shop. A woman named Ivonna Marks is found murdered in the bathroom stall and four people are suspects to the crime. The police arrive and assume the criminal crawled above the bathroom stall to leave the scene, cutting down the suspects to two people. Conan notices that there's blood on top of the stall. He realizes how the murder occurred and drops subtle hints. Suspect Eva Kadan (who Conan thinks is vaguely familiar) picks up on the hints and reveals the murderer is James Tonga. She reveals that James strangled Ivonna then threw her over the stall. He then tied a rope to a knife and stabbed her, and pulled his knife back after he threw her over the stall. As evidence, Conan notices the bandages around James' fingers have switched fingers, showing the bandages were used to strangle Ivonna and were tied to the knife to throw it over. It is revealed that James killed Ivonna in order to keep his affair with her a secret from his wife. Eva is then revealed to be Richard's ex-wife and Rachel's mother; Conan then remembers how she used to scold him and Rachel. 
33 34 "A Hunting We Will Go" / "Detective Boys Survival Case"
"Tantei-dan Sabaibaru Jiken" (探偵団サバイバル事件) 
October 14, 1996 July 20, 2004[20]
Professor Agasa takes the Junior Detective League to a field and give them a treasure map. While following the treasure map, they are pursued by two men. The puzzles lead them to a cave where they find a bag containing jewelry recently stolen from a store. They are then confronted by the two men, who are really jewel thieves. Conan disarms the men by kicking the bags containing their stolen jewelry at them. They continue further into the cave and find the treasure the map was referring to. Inside is a letter telling them their adventure was the treasure and will become a priceless memory in the future. Conan finds his father's signature on the letter and realizes his father, Booker Kudo, created the treasure hunt many years ago. Old saying: It's not so much the destination, but the journey to it. 
34 35 "Mountain Villa Murder (Part 1)" / "Mountain Villa Bandaged Man Murder Case (Part 1)"
"Sansō Hōtai Otoko Satsujin Jiken (Zenpen)" (山荘包帯男殺人事件(前編)) 
October 21, 1996 July 21, 2004[20]
Serena Sebastian invites Rachel, who brings along Conan, to her sister's film club reunion. When they arrive they see a mysterious man wrapped in bandages on the bridge. The club's director, award winning screen writer Jessica Star, is kidnapped, killed and her body dismembered. As the film club find her body in pieces in the forest, Rachel is attacked with an ax by the bandaged man, but is unable to kill her. When they all try to leave, they find themselves stranded as the only bridge leading to the main road has been cut. Rachel is attacked again in her sleep by the man who killed Jessica but is saved by Conan, who is injured in the attack. 
35 36 "Mountain Villa Murder (Part 2)" / "Mountain Villa Bandaged Man Murder Case (Part 2)"
"Sansō Hōtai Otoko Satsujin Jiken (Kōhen)" (山荘包帯男殺人事件(後編)) 
October 28, 1996 July 22, 2004[20]
The mysterious bandaged man tries attacks Rachel again in the middle of the night. When Conan figures out the case, he tries to make Rachel the detective, but knocks out Serena instead. Conan reveals through Serena that Felix, the set designer, killed Jessica and made an attempt on Rachel's life. Knowing Felix has expertise in technical production, Conan deducts he faked the kidnapping, and that Jessica was already dead before it. With the problem of the murderer's weight, Conan reveals that Felix stuffed his shirt with the axe murderer's costume and at one point Jessica's head, making him appear heavier than he actually is. Felix confesses and explains that Jessica's award-winning script, The Blue Kingdom, was stolen from Emily, the sixth member of the club. Being crushed, Emily committed suicide the day after Jessica won her award, causing Felix to become enraged. Rachel had seen a much-thinner Felix momentarily when she accidentally barged into his room, therefore being a target before even realizing what she saw. Felix attempts to stab his own throat but is stopped when Conan, through Serena, scolds him for trying to kill Rachel and killing Jessica, stating his actions have dishonored Emily's memory, and he brokenheartedly surrenders to the club. 
36 37 "Wrong Place at the Wrong Time" / "Monday Night 7:30 P.M. Murder Case"
"Getsuyō Yoru Shichiji Sanjūpun Satsujin Jiken" (月曜夜7時30分殺人事件) 
November 4, 1996 July 26, 2004[20]
Amy is going to the dentist to get rid of a baby tooth. After Amy returns home, the dentist, Dr. Carolyn Keeler, discovers the corpse of one Mr. Barnes near her apartment in the condominium where she lives. He was murdered at his door due to a lethal injection at exactly 7:30PM. The police suspect Dr. Keeler because she has a motive, but she also has an alibi. She was with Amy at her office watching the TV show Masked Yaiber at that time. While visiting her apartment, Conan realizes the illusion used and accuses Dr. Keeler as the murderer. She decorated her apartment to look exactly like her waiting room and, using two sedatives and her car, convinced Amy she was at the office the entire time when at one point they were in her condo, at exactly 7:30PM when the crime took place. The evidence is in the deck of cards on the table where Amy placed the Ace of Hearts from the office deck into the condo deck. When Dr. Keeler sees the two Aces of Hearts in her condo deck, she surrenders peacefully and turns herself in. 
37 38 "Prickly Past" / "Cactus's Flower Murder Case"
"Saboten no Hana Satsujin Jiken" (サボテンの花殺人事件) 
November 11, 1996 July 27, 2004[20]
A woman, Ms. Nora O'Dell, comes to the Richard Moore Detective Agency asking for help looking for a man, Trent Cook. To help Richard, she presents a rough sketch of Trent, a picture of his red sports car and the license plate. The next day, the Junior Detective League is riding the train to the aquarium when Conan sees Ms. O'Dell dressed in funeral-wear. Abandoning the league, he follows her to the grave of her old boyfriend, Terry York. She meets an acquaintance of hers, James, at the grave and they converse for a while. When they part ways, Conan reveals himself to the acquaintance. James turns out to be the doctor who rehabilitated Ms. O'Dell after she was injured in the car crash which killed Mr. York. Conan finds out Mr. York had an affinity for growing Christmas cacti and the plants went to the doctor after his death. A critical piece of information Conan extracts was that after the accident, Ms. O'Dell rehabilitated after only three months instead of the expected six, due only to motivation and adrenaline. Conan concludes Ms. O'Dell asked Richard to find Mr. Cook so she can have revenge for the death of Terry York, her fiance. Conan and the doctor meet up with Richard and Rachel at Mr. Cook's address only to find Ms. O'Dell about to burn Mr. Cook and his girlfriend alive. Using Mr. York's cacti and a bit of coaxing, Conan calms Ms. O'Dell and she surrenders. 
38 39 "Flames of Confusion" / "Akaoni Village Fire Festival Murder Case"
"Akaoni Mura Himatsuri Sastujin Jiken" (赤鬼村火祭殺人事件) 
November 18, 1996 July 28, 2004[20]
Richard is asked by Mark Newman to trail his friend, Abraham Yancy, for three days to protect him from possible danger. On the night after the third day, Abe is found dead from fourth-degree burns during an annual Fire Festival. Mark Newman gains over 5 million yen of life insurance money as part of a bet between the two and displays very uncaring behavior, leading Richard to list him as the main suspect. Since Newman was on a business trip when the murder took place, so he has a perfect alibi. With clues from the photos taken by Richard and Newman, Conan is able to determine that Yancy died before Newman's trip and the man who Richard was following was a man paid by Newman to dress up like the victim. The body found at the Fire Festival, however, was the real body, which was placed in the festival fire pit the day it was discovered. The motive was that the company Newman owned was in debt and the insurance money would pay it all off with some money left to spare. With the spare money, Newman booked a one-way flight to a tropical island where he would live out the rest of his life. Conan realizes he must stop Newman before he gets on his flight. Using his voice modulator, he convinces Inspector Meguire and Richard to meet at the airport of Newman's flight. There, Conan confronts Newman who admits to murdering Yancy. Conan records the message and threatens to show the police. In desperation, Newman attempts to kill Conan though he is knocked unconscious after Conan kicks a tire at him. Newman is arrested after the recording is heard by police. 
39 40 "Billionaire Birthday Blues (Part 1)" / "Wealthy Daughter Murder Case (Part 1)"
"Shisanka Reijō Satsujin Jiken (Zenpen)" (資産家令嬢殺人事件(前編)) 
November 25, 1996 July 29, 2004[20]
The daughter of billionaire Robert Gilmore, Reika Gilmore, is having a birthday. She has invited Richard, who brings Rachel and Conan, as a special guest. A couple of party-goers introduce themselves as Reika's suitors. The party goes on throughout the night until people start leaving. The suitors are about to leave when the house butler informs them that all their cars have had their tires slashed. When the guests have left, the remaining people are Reika, her suitors, Richard and party and the maid, Nonee. Reika suggests a game of cards to pass the time. Quentin Mifune, a suitor, declines and offers to chaffeur Richard home but is stopped by Reika who calls him a coward for not wanting to play. Reika leaves the group to change clothes. After a few hours, she has not returned, so the group splits up and searches for her. Conan and Richard stumble upon the corpse of suitor Steve Sloan, a victim of drowning. Some believe Reika, having not been found, is to blame. To calm everyone's nerves, Nonee and Rachel volunteer to make tea. After Rachel sips her own, she feels tired and soon falls sleep. Conan remembers the group was talking about an accident and believes it may have something to do with Steve's murder. The accident involved Reika, the suitors and Nonee's granddaughter, Sonja. Steve and Reika went missing during a storm. Sonja went looking for them, but Steve and Reika returned without Sonja, who had been found the next day, drowned. During the night, Rachel is attacked in her sleep and is nearly drowned. She is dazed and it appears her tea was drugged with sleeping pills. One of the suitors make coffee but spills it on Conan and Richard. They go to wash in the bathroom only to find Reika, dead from drowning. 
40 41 "Billionaire Birthday Blues (Part 2)" / "Wealthy Daughter Murder Case (Part 2)"
"Shisanka Reijō Satsujin Jiken (Kōhen)" (資産家令嬢殺人事件(後編)) 
December 2, 1996 August 2, 2004[21]
Reika is removed from the bathtub where she drowned. Richard examines the body and finds that unlike Steve's murder and the attack on Rachel, Reika had been bound with rope and duct tape and her clothes were soaking wet. Richard analyzes the facts and deduces that the murder took place between 5 and 6 A.M. This cleared suitors Donald Hiblar and Michael Stewart along with the maid Nonee. At that time, however, suitors Dirk Copeland and Quentin Mifune were not accounted for. Dirk claimed he saw Quentin heading in the direction of the bathroom but Quentin denies entering. Then, by accident, Conan turns on the water and the shower head comes on. Richard scolds and warns him he will get wet. With that statement, Conan has figured out how Reika was killed. He puts Richard to sleep and proclaims he's solved the case. He asks the suitors to remove their jackets. Conan notices where water stains are located on the men's shirts. Conan deducts that Donald Hiblar is the murderer. First, Donald rejoined Steve in the search for Reika, which gave him the perfect opportunity to murder him. Next, he made it look like the murderer had cut the power and escaped through the window by causing a power surge and breaking the window. Donald's next act was to drug Rachel's tea. While everyone believed Rachel was attacked for a reason, there was none, and Donald had chosen a victim at random because all he wanted was a witness to confirm she was drowned the same way Steve was. While it appeared that all three murders were done the same, each was unique in different ways. Reika was tied up, duct taped and the shower-head was turned on to insure she drowned slowly and quietly, and thus Donald's alibi. The evidence is on his shirt elbows where the water stained when he removed Reika, as he rolled up his sleeves. He confesses and says when Sonja went to save Reika, Steve was there as well; Sonja only had one spare life jacket, so, she either willingly gave up both or they stole both and left her to drown. Nonee, while devastated at this revelation, disapproves of Donald's actions. 
41 42 "Left in Tatters" / "Victory Flag Tearing Case"
"Yūshōki Kirisaki Jiken" (優勝旗切り裂き事件) 
December 9, 1996 August 3, 2004[21]
Rachel, Serena and Conan attend a high school baseball game. The reigning champions, the Shoreview Bears, are playing the Unicorns for a chance to get into the playoffs. Shoreview's star pitcher, Kenyon, is shutting out the Unicorns when he notices something in his direction. The umpire calls a ball and the game resumes, only this time Kenyon's pitching is failing. The coach changes pitchers and Kenyon runs in the school. The game continues and the Unicorns continue to score runs. Suddenly, the storeroom manager alerts the principal of Shoreview that last year's championship flag has been slashed. The game stops and the players and principal pile into the school. Richard examines the flag that has been cut with short slashes primarily to the left near the stave, the window has been smashed and a ladder is outside against the school wall. The principal states that because of this incident, Shoreview will withdraw from the playoffs. The storeroom manager says that the office and storeroom key are gone. Richard realizes the ladder was planted and this was an inside job. With these clues, he labels the suspects, Kenyon, ex-pitcher Billy Jones, the principal of Shoreview High and Kenyon's mother. Kenyon confesses that he cut the flag. His mother steps in, saying he is just protecting her. He cuts her off and presents Richard with the Xacto-blade used to commit the crime. Richard calls the case closed but Conan isn't satisfied. After Conan talks to Serena about the school's academic history, he puts the pieces together and solves the case, lures Richard into the office and puts him to sleep. Using Richard's voice, he calls everyone over the intercom to the office. Using earlier evidence, the guilty party had to have been short, left handed and was in the building at the time of the crime. Kenyon is right-handed and fairly tall, taking him off the suspect list. Billy is too tall to the commit the crime, and Kenyon's mother is right-handed. Only the principal is left-handed, short and was in the building at the time of the slashing. He confesses and says the chairman of the school wanted the baseball team disbanded because he thought it was getting in the way of studies. The storeroom clerk shows up once again to report the chairman, who was thought to be ill, has died, making the principal's actions useless. Six months later, under the management of Kenyon's mother, the Shoreview Bears win the championship flag once again. 
42 43 "Karaoke Killing" / "Karaoke Box Murder Case"
"Karaoke Bokkusu Satsujin Jiken" (カラオケボックス殺人事件) 
December 16, 1996 August 4, 2004[21]
It's the Christmas season and Rachel, Serena and Conan are shopping and talking about, among other things, boyfriends. Serena's new boyfriend/acquaintance is pop-star Justin Moon of the band Lex. The three meet the band at kareoke and quickly discover that Justin is little more than an arrogant, selfish person. Justin's signature song, "Bloody Venus" comes on, and he steps up to sing. He rips his jacket in the beginning of the song, something he normally does. When the song ends, the caterer Georgie brings in a spread. Justin grabs a rice ball and talks about breaking up the band and wanting to go solo. Before he can finish another sentence, he collapses and dies. Upon initial examination, Conan smells cyanide and realizes this was murder, instigated by one of the band members. Inspector Meguire is called in. Conan meanwhile examines the scene for any hints of motive. Amber, Lex's guitarist, is sighted as a suspect because of her love for Justin. Justin already had a girlfriend who was "away for a while" and called it quits. With no solid evidence though, Meguire can't convict Amber. He returns to the station empty-handed. Conan notices a photograph in the room of another band. In the photograph is Justin; Sledge, the drummer of Lex and two unknown women. Sledge says one of the women is Mazy, the manager of Lex even though she looks nothing like the current Mazy. Using past evidence, Conan has solved the case. Meanwhile, the inspector gets a telephone call to meet him back at the karaoke room. He tells Rachel and Serena who are in the car with him on the drive that Jimmy Kudo has solved the case. Back at the karaoke room, the song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is playing over the loudspeaker. This song was what drove the murderer over the edge when Justin requested it for her. The murderer is Mazy. The evidence is in Mazy's Lex jacket. It's Justin's lighter. Mazy placed the cyanide on her jacket and switched her band jacket with Justin's. When Justin ripped his jacket of during "Bloody Venus", the cyanide was exposed. His death was hurried when he ate a riceball with his contaminated hand. Mazy confesses and says that Justin hated her after she had plastic surgery to shinrk her nose even though it was done to impress him. On the back of the photograph is a love song written by Justin dedicated to Mazy, making her realize he did still, in fact, love her. Mazy realizes her mistake and bursts into tears. 
43 44 "Conan Is Kidnapped" / "Conan Edogawa Kidnapping Case"
"Edogawa Konan Yūkai Jiken" (江戸川コナン誘拐事件) 
January 13, 1997 August 5, 2004[21]
A woman shows up claiming to be Conan Edogawa's mother, even though he technically is not supposed to have a mother. Conan is put to sleep and when he awakens, he overhears the woman and a masked man talking about the shrinking drugs and a planned murder. Conan fakes his escape by hiding in a wine cellar and follows them to a hotel where he is caught by the masked man. The man and the woman unmask themselves revealing they are Jimmy's real parents who played a trick on him so he would come with them overseas, but Conan refuses. As punishment for all the trouble, Conan informs the press what plane his parents are boarding. 
44 45 "Unhappy Birthday" / "Three Hotta Brothers Murder Case"
"Hotta Sankyōdai Satsujin Jiken" (堀田三兄弟殺人事件) 
January 20, 1997 August 9, 2004[21]
While Richard, Rachel and Conan are on the way to work on a case, a man by the side of the road asks for car help. In payment, the man invites them to his birthday party. What they didn't expect was for him to die that night from a bomb. After looking at the scene, Conan determines the bomb was homemade from chemicals that only the house caretaker had access to. The caretaker admits he was the murderer, saying that his son was driven to suicide by Hotta. 
45 46 "Unexpected Visitors" / "Facial Mask Murder Case"
"Kaopakku Satsujin Jiken" (顔パック殺人事件) 
January 27, 1997 August 10, 2004[21]
A woman is murdered and three suspects are brought in; her daughter, a home security worker, and one of her employees. It is revealed the employee was embezzling money and his boss was going to expose him, so he had a motive, but she was already dead when he arrived at her house. Her daughter was extremely suspicious because of her bad relationship with her mother. The daughter reveals that her mother was indeed dead when she was there, but claims innocence; she dressed up as her mother, ready for bed, when a deliver came to the door. She later dressed her mother to look the same to throw off suspiction, but forgot to wipe off her lipstick while in disguise. Conan determines the culprit was the security worker because the woman was going to sue him; he rants that she believed she never made mistakes, blaming them on others. 
46 47 "A Game of Murder" / "Alpine Hut in the Snowy Mountain Murder Case"
"Yukiyama Sansō Satsujin Jiken" (雪山山荘殺人事件) 
February 3, 1997 August 11, 2004[21]
Rachel, Richard and Conan are skiing in the mountains. They meet up with a doctor and his students. They offer Richard, Rachel, and Conan to stay at their place during the night due to a dangerous snowstorm. Things get ugly when the head doctor is murdered when watching his favorite soap opera. Conan determines the killing was an inside job, and that it was one of the 4 students. Two have air-tight alibis, but the other two are suspects. Conan, through Richard, announces the killer was the doctor's third student, a woman with the same name as a shogi piece. Conan had examined the crime scene and discovered the doctor's dying message of the identity of his killer. 
47 48 "The Last Dive" / "Sports Club Murder Case"
"Supōtsu Kurabu Satsujin Jiken" (スポーツクラブ殺人事件) 
February 10, 1997
There's been an accident - an athletic diver hit his head on the diving board. But Conan isn't so sure it was an accident and so he goes to question the witness, an elderly man. The man shows Conan a sketch of the scene he witnessed, and Conan notices that in the sketch, the diver is wearing earrings, and the victim doesn't have pierced ears. Conan tranquilizes Richard and tells the Inspector that the killer was the man who used to be on the dive team, but was replaced. It is revealed that he was being blackmailed, and so to get revenge and retrieve his spot on the dive team, he drowned his blackmailer. 
48 49 "No Immunity for the Diplomat (Part 1)" / "Diplomat Murder Case (Part 1)"
"Gaikōkan Satsujin Jiken (Zenpen)" (外交官殺人事件(前編)) 
February 17, 1997 August 12, 2004[21]
After Conan makes a phone call to Rachel as Jimmy, he returns home and discovers that Harley Hartwell, a high-school Detective from the west side of Japan, is searching for Jimmy to test his skills as a detective. To help Conan with his cold, Harley offers him an unknown drink which is revealed to be baijiu. Soon after, a woman named Kimi Tsujimura, wife to the diplomat Isao Tsujimura. She want Richard to investigate her son's girlfriend, Yukiko Katsuragi, believing she is too perfect. Richard, accompanied by Rachel, Conan, and Harley, are invited to the Tsujimura mansion and enters Isao's study. Kimi tries to wake up the seemingly sleeping Isao only to discover he is dead. Harley and Conan discern Isao was killed by a needle dipped in a powerful neurotoxin and his death was recent. The room however was locked and left Isao and Kimi the only ones with access to the room. Conan and Harley attempt to deduce the locked room mystery, the reasons the stereo was playing loud opera music, and the stack of books in front of Isao. Conan's cold worsens and causes him to be bedridden in another room, while Harley discovers how Isao was murdered. Harley reveals that after Isao was murdered, the culprit placed scotch tape inside the key holder and pierced a string through the victim's pocket, allowing the culprit to leave the room, lock the study, and pull the string causing the keys to slide back into the victim's target; This is evidenced by the string and needle Harley found in the trash. 
49 50 "No Immunity for the Diplomat (Part 2)" / "Diplomat Murder Case (Part 2)"
"Gaikōkan Satsujin Jiken (Kōhen)" (外交官殺人事件(後編)) 
February 24, 1997 August 16, 2004[21]
Harley concludes the murderer to be Isao's father since he was in the room where the string and needle was found. However, Jimmy appears and reveals that Harley's deduction of the murder is incorrect, stating that the key's position inside Isao's pocket would be impossible if he was murdered that way due to the tightness. He also reveals the string and needle were found in many rooms and that they were meant to convict Isao's father. As for the real murder method, Jimmy explains that the opera music and book stack were positioned to cover the victim's screams and face in case Isao woke up after being pricked by the poison needle. He then reveals the murderer to be Kimi and exclaims the evidence is in her keyholder which should reveal the groove of a needle. Kimi confesses and explains Isao framed her former husband of corruption resulting in his death and tricked her into marrying him. Isao revealed it all in a fit of rage when he discovered his son was dating Yukiko, daughter of Kimi and her former husband and she then formulated a plan to murder him. As Kimi is taken away by the police, Jimmy escapes to the bathroom and becomes Conan again. Rachel finds him in the bathroom and asks him about Jimmy's whereabouts, but collapses soon after. Three days later, Conan plans on drinking more baijiu to become Jimmy again, but Rachel hides it upon discovering him drinking alcohol. As Conan is escorted by his friends to the library, he opts to play with them one last time before returning to normal. 
50 51 "The Book Without Pages" / "Library Murder Case"
"Toshokan Satsujin Jiken" (図書館殺人事件) 
March 3, 1997
A librarian is hiding more than just foreign books in the shelves. Conan and the Detective Boys sneak into the library at night after seeing police look for a corpse of a missing librarian. They see the director, Tuttlebore, packing imported books that Conan found wrapped up earlier into a briefcase. Unaware of the children's presence, he boasts to himself of being able to hide the body of the missing librarian in the library without the police finding it. They decide to look for the remaining books that Tuttlebore wasn't able to take with him. After an exhausting search, they realise that there is a middle row of books between the outside two that doesn't have a spine giving the impression of it being the opposite book. In each of these fakes they find packets of narcotics. Realising that the body is on top of the elevator Conan calls it up while manually opening the door. They find the dead body of the missing librarian but inside the elevator there is the director. After narrowly escaping him they set a trap for him which knocks him out. 
51 52 "Driving a Bomb" / "The Golf Driving Range Murder Case"
"Gorufu Renshuujō Satsujin Jiken" (ゴルフ練習場殺人事件) 
March 10, 1997
A relaxing day at the driving range leads Conan, Richard, and Rachel to their next explosive case, as the president of a leading electronics manufacturer meets an untimely end. Richard believes the vice president to be responsible by placing a bomb inside a golf ball. Conan discovers a burnt golf ball and realizes that the bomb was in the golf club. He deduces that Michael, the assistant, was the killer. He reveals he is the president's son and wanted his father's company and implies he killed others to inherit it; adding to the fact is only one side of his suit is ruined by the blast, meaning he was instinctively trying to protect himself. As the police drag him away, Conan believes that there may have been some good in him, as he had tried to make Conan leave the area before the bomb went off. 
52 53B "The Mist Goblin Murder (Part 1)" / "The Mist Goblin Legend Murder Case"1 hr.
"Kiri-tengu Densetsu Satsujin Jiken" (霧天狗伝説殺人事件) 
March 17, 1997
One rainy day, Rachel, Conan and Richard lost their way home and are about to spend the night in the car when Conan luckily finds a temple. They are welcomed by the headmaster of the temple. But during dinner, when they hear Richard is a detective, the Master gets angry and wants him out of the Temple by tomorrow. Sadly the next day, the headmaster is murdered and they are four suspects: Kannen, Mokunen, Tonnen and Shunen. The same thing happened 2 years ago: a student is murdered. 
52 54B "The Mist Goblin Murder (Part 2)" / "The Mist Goblin Legend Murder Case"1 hr.
"Kiri-tengu Densetsu Satsujin Jiken" (霧天狗伝説殺人事件) 
March 17, 1997
After the murder of the headmaster, Conan uses Richard to reveal that the Master was murdered last night before being hanged. The murderer used a dashboard to the waterfall to fill the room he was found in with water and a rubber boat to float to the top, where he hung the corpse on the rail. Conan names Shunin the murderer, revealing Shunen didn't hear Richard's scream the night before and noting a piece of double-sided tape had his fingerprints. Shunen reveals Chunin, the student killed 2 years ago was his older brother. He was in love with the Master's granddaughter, but the Master refused to allow the two together, so he murdered him the same way. Shunen arrived to find out who killed his brother. When the Master left last night, Shunen begged him for an answer. Drunken, the Master reveals the truth but isn't guilty at all about the murder and was strangled to death. Shunen decided to cover it up the same way his brother's death was covered. 
53 55B "Weapon of Choice" / "The Mystery Weapon Murder Case"
"Nazo no Kyouki Satsujin Jiken" (謎の凶器殺人事件) 
April 7, 1997
After finding a wounded bird on the ground Conan, Richard, and Rachel hear a scream coming from the building next to them. Once upon entering the building they find a murder victim on the balcony, believed to have been killed by a plant plot. Can Conan solve the case before the murderer gets away? 
54 56B "Game Gone Bad" / "Game Company Murder Case"
"Gēmu Kaisha Satsujin Jiken" (ゲーム会社殺人事件) 
April 14, 1997
Richard is invited to a party for the release of a game which stores himself. While there, Conan runs into a man who uses the alias Tequila and learns that he plans to meet with Gin and Vodka. Conan follows Tequila to the bathroom where an explosion occurs and kills the man. Conan investigates the explosion and realizes that it was a murder attempt but the wrong person was killed. Conan knocks Richard out and uses his voice changing bow tie to reveal what had happened. Conan reveals that Tequila and Henry Nelbit, one of the game designers, secretly exchanged suitcases. Conan reveals that the bomber is game designer Charles Shore and that Henry was his intended target. As evidence, Conan reveals that Henry's suitcase's key would fit into the suitcase Charles is holding since that is originally Henry's suitcase. Charles confesses and denounces Henry for having an affair with his wife. Conan asks Henry what he knows about Tequila's acquaintances only to learn that he always meets them in the cafe in the Apollo building. Conan heads there only to find out Gin and Vodka had cause an explosion to hide evidence of them being there. 


  • ^Jp. The episode's numbering as followed in Japan
  • ^Eng. The episode's numbering as followed by Funimation Entertainment
  • ^1 hr. The episodes were aired as a single hour long episode in Japan
  • ^B These episodes are part of the third season of Case Closed


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