Secret of the Tohto Film Development Studio
|Title:||Secret of the Tohto Film Development Studio|
|Japanese Title:|| 東都現像所の秘密 |
(Tōto Genzōsho no Himitsu)
|Original airdate:|| September 8, 2003 (Part 1) |
September 15, 2003 (Part 2)
|Manga source:||Volume 41: Files 4-6 (417-419)|
|Cast:|| Conan Edogawa |
|Suspects:||Akira Hojima, Takayoshi Karata, and Yoshihiko Negami|
|Case solved by:||Professor Agasa (via Conan)|
|Next Conan's Hint:|| Fluorescent tape (Part 1) |
Receipt (Part 2)
|Storyboard:|| 335 Yasumi Mikamoto|
336 Kazuhito Kikuchi
|Technical Director:|| 335 Minoru Tozawa|
336 Kazuhito Kikuchi
|Animation Director:|| 335 Takashi Yamamoto|
336 Taidou Hanafusa
|Opening song:||Kimi to Yakusoku Shita Yasashii Ano Basho Made|
|Closing song:||Kimi to Iu Hikari|
|Prev episode:||« The Similar Princesses|
|Next episode:||Hidden Circumstances of the Falling Incident »|
|List of episodes|
 Part 1
Yukiko brings Conan, Haibara, and the Detective Boys to watch a Kamen Yaiba movie preview. Once there, they find out the movie has been delayed to later that night. Yukiko having to leave to catch her flight to America, leaves the kids in the care of Akira Hojima, one of the four employees of the Kamen Yaiba film. Before leaving, Yukiko tells Conan to be careful of the black car that has been following them. Akira takes the kids to his apartments near the studio and invites his fellow employees to a game of Mahjong. While everyone is asleep, they are awakened by a scream and find the salesman Norihiro Furumura murdered with a kitchen knife.
Conan wonders how the murder was done in an impossible to see darkness without making a sound in a messy room.
 Part 2
The police investigate and find that Furumura's camera was turned on during the attack and reveals no suspicious sound was made. While the police suspect Akira to be the murderer, it is revealed that Akira and his two fellow employees have motives on murdering Furumura; Furumura ruined their previous film due to his careless handling of the negatives causing them a great loss in money to re-film the ruined sections.
- While in the anime, the stalkers are both generic shadowpeople, in the manga they are drawn with additional detail. The driver is a male with slightly curly hair and glasses and the passenger is a lady with a hat.