Chinatown Deja Vu in the Rain
|Title:||Chinatown Deja Vu in the Rain|
|Japanese Title:|| 中華街 雨のデジャビュ|
(Chūkagai Ame no Deja Byu)
|Original airdate:|| July 1, 2002 (Part 1)|
July 8, 2002 (Part 2)
|Manga source:||Volume 34: Files 8-10 (347-349)|
|Cast:|| Conan Edogawa|
|Suspects:||Kaizo Isogami, Motohiro Ito, Keigo Kitaura, and Kogoro Mouri|
|Case solved by:||Kogoro Mouri (via Conan)|
|Next Conan's Hint:|| Wet towel (Part 1)|
Costumes (Part 2)
|Organizer:|| 284 Yasumi Mikamoto|
285 Shuichi Hirokawa
|Storyboard:|| 284 Yasumi Mikamoto|
285 Shuichi Hirokawa
|Technical Director:|| 284 Mashu Ito|
285 Hideki Hiroshima
|Animation Director:|| 284 Atsushi Aono|
285 Masaki Kudo
|Opening song:||I can't stop my love for you♥|
|Closing song:||Yume Mita Ato de|
|Prev episode:||« The Mystery of the Water-Flowing Stone Garden|
|Next episode:||Shinichi Kudo's New York Case »|
|List of episodes|
 Characters introduced
 Part 1
Kogoro, Ran, and Conan are all heading into Chinatown to have a nice dinner. In the car, Ran is studying extensively for an exam, and hasn't slept very well. Her mind keeps thinking back to a blurry memory of her and Shinichi, and she keeps thinking about that mysterious man, Shuichi Akai, and about how she believes she has seen him before. Conan is very worried for her health. While at the restaurant, they share a dinner table with another group of guests, because Kogoro didn't read the fine print on a coupon. One of the guests on the table dies.
Inspector Jugo Yokomizo arrives on the scene. Kogoro mistakes him for his older brother, Sango, which angers Jugo, who is not a fan of Kogoro. Because Ran sat near the victim, she is considered a suspect! Conan wants to figure out who is the murderer, not just because Ran is a suspect, but also because she keeps looking more and more ill. Could something bad happen to Ran?
 Part 2
After an investigation, which sometimes is tense, Conan finally figures out how the killer could have killed the victim.
- This is the first episode to use the new animation introduced in the Eleventh Opening.
- The name of the restaurant, 柯南道爾楼, literally means "Conan Doyle Tower" in Chinese.
- Episode 284 marks the first use of the show's second "Next Conan's Hint" image, replacing the previous image of Ran and Conan looking at a sign bearing the hint. The new image instead features a picture of the hint tacked onto a brick wall, and illuminated by spotlights.