Shinichi Kudo and the Kyoto Shinsengumi Murder Case
|Drama Special 4|
|Title:||Shinichi Kudo and the Kyoto Shinsengumi Murder Case|
|Japanese Title:|| 工藤新一京都新撰組殺人事件|
(Kudō Shin'ichi Kyōto Shinsengumi Satsujin Jiken)
|Original airdate:||April 12, 2012|
|Characters:|| Shinichi Kudo|
|Cases solved by:|| Shinichi Kudo (x2) |
|Prev special:||« A Challenge Letter to Shinichi Kudo ~The Mystery of the Legendary Bird~|
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A new live action special entitled Shinichi Kudo and the Kyoto Shinsengumi Murder Case (工藤新一京都新撰組殺人事件 Kudō Shin'ichi Kyōto Shinsengumi Satsujin Jiken) aired in Japan on April 12, 2012. The special featured the cast from Challenge Letter to Shinichi Kudo, including Tori Matsuzaka and Rei Okamoto reprising their roles as Heiji Hattori and Kazuha Toyama.
In Kyoto, Heiji performs in a jidaigeki movie entitled "Ryoma's Holiday" as Shinsengumi captain Sōji Okita while Kazuha watches off on the sides. The shooting of the scene is going well until Kogoro overacts his role in the movie as a mere extra. After getting yelled at, Kogoro decides to appeal to the director for a larger role. Kazuha texts Ran and suggests that she and Shinichi should come visit and see how the film shooting is going. Ran shares this message with Shinichi and tells him they would get to travel to Kyoto on a plane, only for Shinichi to claim he isn't interested in movies. "You're interested in Hattori-kun's activities, aren't you?" Ran remarks. Shinichi denies Ran's claim as some of his junior year fangirls arrive requesting information about his latest case and wanting autographs. Shinichi tells the girls he'll sign autographs and give handshakes at a later time so the girls leave happily as Ran guilt trips him into finally accepting her request to go with her to Kyoto.
 Case 1: The Locked Room Murder at 10,000 Meters
A flight attendant shrieks as she discovers a dead body in the plane's lavatory. Hearing the scream, Shinichi heads to the back of the plane to ask the attendant what happened. Ran wakes up on the plane to find Shinichi isn't in his seat and begins looking for him. Detectives Takagi and Sato happen to be on board and begin their investigation and are told that only "a strange young man" has touched the body so far. Ran realizes the attendant must be referring to Shinichi and follows Takagi and Sato to the back of the plane.
 Case 2: Kyoto - The Film Studio Mystery Case
Ran wakes up on the plane shouting, "That's totally sexual harassment!" having remembered Shinichi's first case and that he had touched her during that time. Embarrassed, Shinichi asks her what on Earth she's talking about all of a sudden. The other passengers look on as Ran shrinks back down into her seat in embarrassment and Shinichi tries to convince them nothing happened.
Insert song titled "Sakura Uta" by yu-yu.