The Jet-Black Mystery Train
|Title:||The Jet-Black Mystery Train|
|Japanese Title:|| 漆黒の特急|
(Shikkoku no Mystery Train)
|Original airdate:|| July 13, 2013 (Departure)|
July 20, 2013 (Tunnel)
July 27, 2013 (Intersection)
August 3, 2013 (Destination)
|Manga source:||Volume 78: Files 1-7 (818-824)|
|Cast:|| Conan Edogawa|
|Suspects:||Satoru Andou, Mari Idenami, Taisaku Noto, Natsue Komino, and Hiruka Sumitomo|
|Case solved by:||Kogoro Mouri (via Conan)|
|Next Conan's Hint:|| The Conductor's Testimony (Departure)|
The gap of the chain lock (Tunnel)
The Ultimate Cast (Intersection)
Special Coach (Destination)
|Episode Director:|| 701 Akira Yoshimura|
702 Takanori Yano
703 Tomomi Ikeda, Taichi Shinko (asst.), Aoi Yoshii (asst.)
704 Yasuichiro Yamamoto
|Animation Director:|| 701 Masatomo Sudo (supervisor), Seiji Muta (supervisor), Nobuyuki Iwai|
702 Masatomo Sudo (supervisor), Seiji Muta (supervisor), Masanori Hashimoto, Akio Kawamura
703 Masatomo Sudo (supervisor), Seiji Muta (supervisor), Miho Tanaka, Kenichi Otomo, Yui Ushinohama (asst.)
704 Masatomo Sudo (supervisor), Seiji Muta (supervisor), Hideyuki Motohashi
|Closing song:||Hitomi no Melody|
|Prev episode:||« The Shadow Approaching Haibara's Secret|
|Next episode:||Conan in a Locked Room »|
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Vermouth is on the phone with Gin. Vermouth passes on the information that Bourbon came across, which that Sherry was hiding in Gunma and was going to travel on the Bell Tree Express, a train own by Suzuki family which hosts a special mystery onboard. Vermouth recalls her encounter with Conan and her promise to let Sherry go. She justifies the upcoming attack on Sherry as Bourbon's job and asks Gin not to interfere before the train reaches its destination.
At the Bell Tree Express, Conan, Ran, Sonoko, Agasa, and the Detective Boys including Haibara prepare to board the train. Haibara still has a cold and has her cold mask on to hide her identity on the platform. The Detective Boys learn that the train usually runs only once a year, but this year will be different because Jirokichi Suzuki plans to run it a month later in another attempt to lure out Kaitou Kid. Sonoko also plans to place her love letter to Kid in the train car so he can receive it. Suddenly Masumi Sera shows up, and she says she is interested in the deduction quiz that will take place in the train. Haibara notices her and cover herself with her jacket's hood.
Next, the group witnesses the arrival of more passengers. Satoru Andou of 8C is the first to arrive, and he is traveling with a client's picture with a solid gold frame. Taisaku Noto (8A) and Mari Idenami (8E) show their familiarity with the conductor. Natsue Komino (8D), an old lady in a wheelchair, is accompanied by her maid Hiruka Sumitomo. And lastly, the angry Etsuto Murobashi appears (7B), and he accosts the conductor to demand his usual room in car 8. Kogoro (8B) introduces himself to the group after adjusting his mustache into the style of Hercule Poirot, explaining to him that his daughter, Ran, is a friend of the owner of the train, so he got a room on the luxury car. The passengers show shock reaction upon hearing his name.
In Agasa's room, 6B, Conan and the Detective Boys are chatting. Someone knocks on their door. They find a mystery card lying there, telling them they have received the role of detective that will investigate the murder which will occur in room 7B. The group (excluding Agasa) goes to 7B and witnesses a supposed murder incident. A masked man with hood shoots Etsuto Murobashi. They run after the murderer, but he gets away.
Later, they run into a train conductor, and learn that the quiz is suppose to happen an hour later. Conan, with a shocked expression, runs back to 7B only to found out that Ran, Sonoko, and Sera are there instead, and to complicate thing further, Ran's group tell them they're in 8B. It seems that after the murder happened, Car 7 disappear into thin air.
Meanwhile, Haibara, who's slightly behind Conan group, follows them half-heartly, show a strong reaction when Scar Akai leaves one of the rooms. But Scar Akai, who is dressed in a formal outfit, does not notice her and walks in the opposite direction. Haibara catches a glimpse of him.
Conan tries to convince the train conductor that something was wrong with the mystery murder that took place to no avail, nevertheless, they learn more about the nature of the train. Passengers can ring a bell which turns on a light above their door to summon the carriage attendant who sits in the hall. Additionally, each car has no indication of its number inside, only from outside can one tell the car number, a feature added by Jirokichi Suzuki to make the train more mysterious. Meanwhile, Haibara recalls her encounter with Scar Akai a moment ago. She thinks he has the "feeling" of Dai Moroboshi but doesn't understand why he has a burn mark. Conan then recalls seeing Sera holding a card when they first ran into Ran's cabin. They go back to 7B and confront the girls with the correct conclusion: everything happened in 7B all along and the girls had lied that the room was 8B. Ran's party received the role of accomplices (assigned by the card that Sera held) They temporarily switched their room from 8B to 7B with Murobashi (who will wait in Ran's room, 8B) while the incident happened as part of the trick. As the Detective Boys followed Conan into the room, Sera notices that Haibara is with the group, and she says she wants to have a word with Haibara as well. Haibara starts to look scared, but the conversation is cut short because Scar Akai had been lurking outside the door. Sera demands to know who was there, but Scar Akai hides himself before Sera sees him. After the trick is revealed, they return to Ran's original room, 8B, to inform Murobashi that their trick got exposed. They try to open the door, but it is chained shut and Murobashi is "sleeping" on the couch. Just then, Sera and Conan notice the gunpowder smell and break the chain link to open the door. They found Etsuto Murobashi was killed in a sealed room!
Conan and Sera explain the reason why Murobashi's case could not be a suicide. Conan then receives a message from an unknown sender and tells the Detective Boys to go back to their room with Ran, and shouts angrily when they don't comply. Haibara thinks about the "ominous feeling" inside her, as well as Conan's tense behavior, as she clinging to Ran and wonders what is going on. Immediately, Scar Akai walks past and glares at Haibara which frightens her. Tooru Amuro also appears right behind Scar Akai, and he explains to Ran how he got a train ticket from online bidding. This happens in the hallway, and the door nearest to the conversation is cracked open so that Subaru Okiya can watch them silently. Okiya is also accompanied by a woman resembling Vermouth with a hat pulled low over her face, who is seemingly busy with her cellphone. He says to her that, "Heaven is siding with us". Jirokichi Suzuki, who waits at Nagoya station, orders the train to head there without stopping, so he can capture the murderer himself. Without any other choice, Kogoro, Conan, and Sera go to interrogate the passengers. Ran, Sonoko, Agasa, and the Detective Boys return to their room. Mitsuhiko brings up the subject of the woman who saved them from the fire in the last case. It is revealed that Mitsuhuko had sent a video recording of the woman to Kogoro, so Kogoro could find and thank her. Kogoro also thought of uploading the video to the internet. The woman is actually Shiho Miyano. This causes Haibara to panic and think her ominous feeling is due to Black Organzation members on the train. Jirokichi calls a meeting with the Nagoya Police directing them to restore his and their honor by capturing the murderer post haste. Gin and Vodka watch the pep rally from behind a column on the Nagoya platform. Gin receives an text from Vermouth that Sherry is indeed boarded the train. Conan receives another unknown message. When Sera asks about and tries to look at the message, Conan quickly hides it and says he is just looking up the article on the past case that involves the victim and the passengers. Haibara also receives a message from an unknown address who claim to be Vermouth, asking, "Are you ready?" Haibara makes an excuse to go out. Ran notices her strange behavior and tries but fails to follow her. Alone, Haibara recalls the tape left by her mother, Elena Miyano, which talks about Haibara's parents starting a drug project that will require them to leave Shiho and Akemi behind, a project they call "Silver Bullet". Haibara then regrets that she misunderstood and that the drug was something that shouldn't have been made. She looks at the antidote to APTX 4869 that she is holding and decides to take it so that she can avoid involving those with her in the Black Organization's plot to capture or kill her. Before she can take it, Okiya confronts Haibara, commenting that he can predict the "sisters" without fail, and invites her to "enter our area". Haibara runs away from him instead, thinking she can't be killed while in a shrunken state.
Conan is still investigating the case. He asks the suspects to be filmed while running. Sera leaves the group, intending to take the recordings to the Detective Boys to ask them which looks most like the masked suspect they chased earlier. On the way, Amuro notices her from a room and contacts someone with his cellphone. Scar Akai then walks past the mysterious woman who had come with Okiya. The woman says something to Scar Akai as he passes which startles him. But before he can follow her, Sera confronts him and asks, "Who are you?" Scar Akai smiles and tells Sera, "you haven't changed a bit." and he reveals his face to her. Sera, surprised and confused, responds with "Shuu-nii". (nii is Japanese suffix to call an older brother). She questions Scar Akai, stating that she heard that Akai had died. Sera and Scar Akai's confrontation ends abruptly when Scar Akai knocks Sera unconscious with a taser. Scar Akai then replies that Sera's response was the one he wanted to hear. Check the resolution to see the rest
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 Manga to anime changes
- Several conversations were removed in the anime adaptation.
- Part of Yukiko and Vermouth's conversation: "Especially since it seems that the kids have met her in her former appearance..."
- Amuro's explanation of why Vermouth was using the Scar Akai disguise on the train: "She's the only one who can completely immerse herself into the role of that man, and you know her well, after all..."
- Gin commenting about how it is good the police and Jirokichi are on the platform: "It's good for us that the boss of the Suzuki Corporation and the top of the Aichi Prefecture police force are here... They'll misunderstand the whole situation as an attempt on their lives..."
- Yukiko cutting off her scream for Ai once Vermouth left her room.
- The carriage attendants commenting on the black smoke from the explosion: "Did the storage hold really blow up? Ye... yes sir. There was a bang, and when I looked out the window, there was black smoke."
- Bourbon's retreat to the front of the car and his wondering about the identity of the man he saw: "Could it be, that silhouette I just saw..."
- Vermouth noting that Conan had been eavesdropping: "He'd been listening to our conversation!"
- Part of Conan's conversation with Kaitou Kid: "You came to scout out the train before your heist."
- Part of Conan's conversation with Kaitou Kid: "But I'm short, so I could see her chin and saw through it all straight away."
- Part of Conan's conversation with Kaitou Kid: "They'll probably try and corner her in the storage hold, where they've set some explosives, so be careful..."
- Part of Conan's conversation with Kaitou Kid: "The reason you chose the wheelchair bound...yes, the real old lady and her maid..."
- In Episode 704, there is a single frame coloring error in the scene where Vermouth speaks to Yukiko. The black in Vermouth's eyes and eyebrows is omitted.
- This case marks the first time Kaitou Kid has had a personal brush with the Black Organization, assuming the Magic Kaito Organization and the Black Organization are not the same.