The Time-Bombed Skyscraper
|Title:||The Time-Bombed Skyscraper|
|English Title:||The Time-Bombed Skyscraper|
|Japanese Title:|| 名探偵コナン 時計じかけの摩天楼|
(Meitantei Konan: Tokei-jikake no Matenrō)
|Broadcast rating when aired on television:||8.8% (aired on 4/8/2016)|
|Original airdate:||April 19, 1997|
|English airdate:||October 3, 2006|
|Cast:|| Conan Edogawa |
|Case solved by:|| Shinichi Kudo (via Conan on phone |
|Storyboard:|| Kenji Kodama|
|Episode Director:|| Masato Sato|
Yasuichiro Yamamoto (asst.)
Kazuo Nogami (asst.)
Kazuhiko Ishii (asst.)
Atsushi Yano (asst.)
|Animation Director:|| Masatomo Sudo (chief)|
Masahiko Itojima (effects)
|Theme song:||Happy Birthday|
|Next movie:||The Fourteenth Target »|
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The Time-Bombed Skyscraper is the 1st movie in the Detective Conan franchise. It was released in Japan on April 19, 1997.
 Characters introduced
The movie opens with a murder at Kurokawa Household.
Kogoro deduced from the victim's dying message, JUN, that it points to Mina Kurokawa. This is because June is also the dry month (Minazuki) and she was born in June, which earns a scold from Mina herself. Conan then puts Kogoro to sleep and begins his own deduction.
While sorting mail at Professor Agasa's house, Conan finds a strange letter (an invitation to a tea party) which is addressed to Shinichi Kudo. The letter was sent from a man named Teiji Moriya who is a famous architect. Conan calls Ran Mouri using his Voice-Changing Bowtie to mimic Shinichi's voice and tells her that he can't go to the tea party and asks if she would go in his place. He tells her to bring her dad, Kogoro Mouri, and "that kid" (referring to Conan).
Ran says she will do it but only if he goes to a movie with her on Saturday. Conan tries to make her change the date, but she is determined that it has to be on May 3rd. She then asks him what his favorite color is: red or blue. He says that it's red. Conan leaves the pay phone and, while walking home, tries to figure out why Ran wants the date to be on May 3rd. While on the way home he meets Inspector Megure who introduces him to Ninzaburo Shiratori.
While eating dinner with Ran and Kogoro, Ran tells Conan that she's taking Shinichi to the movies on May 3rd and when it hits midnight she will give her gift to him (which is a red polo shirt). Conan then realizes that May 4th is his birthday.
Conan tricks Kogoro into going to the tea party as Kogoro doesn't want to go in the first place. They meet Teiji Moriya and tell him that Shinichi couldn't make it but that Kogoro is another famous detective. Moriya gives everyone a quiz and asks them to solve it. Conan is the first to solve it, so he gets to go to see Moriya's gallery with Ran. While observing the pictures, Ran tells Moriya that she is going to the movies with Shinichi and is going to be watching it in one of the buildings he designed.
The next day, Ran goes out to get some food while Conan goes to Agasa's house, trying to think of what to do for his movie "date" with Ran. A news station on T.V. reports that someone stole a large quantity of octogen, which is the main component for plastic explosives. Right after the report, Professor Agasa receives a phone call asking for Shinichi. The caller, who is using a voice changing device, tells Shinichi that he is the one who stole the octagon and tells him to give him his mobile phone number. Conan tells him his number and the man instructs him to go to Greenbelt Park or else the kids will die.
Conan uses his skateboard and rushes to Greenbelt Park where he finds Genta Kojima, Ayumi Yoshida, and Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya playing with a remote controlled plane. Mitsuhiko tells Conan that a man with a mustache and a beard gave it to them. Conan notices that there is a bomb on the plane, so he takes the controller away from Mitsuhiko but he refuses to give it to Conan since it's Genta's turn. Conan tells them that there is a bomb on it and they drop it and the antenna breaks. The plane begins flying uncontrollably, so Conan uses his Power-Enhancing Kick Shoes and kicks the controller into the plane, blowing it up. Conan then realizes that this isn't a prank because those were plastic explosives. He then gets another call telling him about another bomb.
After Conan finds the second bomb, he only just manages to bring it to a deserted place before it blows up, sending Conan flying into a tree. He wakes up in the hospital. They get another notice that there are more bombs planted somewhere on the train, along with the hint (X the XX). Trying to find possible suspects they discuss Shinichi's most attention-grabbing case.
|Planted 5 Bombs|
Megure reflects on a case that Shinichi solved in the past.
Shinichi is called to explain this accident by Megure.
Conan is able to figure out that the bombs are Between the Rail Tracks (X the XX) based on the bomber's 2 warnings, namely not to slow down below 60km/h and that the bombs would go off once the sun set. Conan explains that the bombs use sunlight to reset the time and consequently has the police navigate the trains out of the suspected route. All the bombs are then safely recovered. Later that day, Conan, Megure, Shiratori, and Kogoro go to Moriya's house.
 Translation changes
- The names of the characters in the Funimation Dub are:
- Daizo Kurokawa - Magnum Cornhouser
- Mina Kurokawa - Mina Cornhouser
- Daisuke Kurokawa - Mortimer Cornhouser
- Manami Nakazawa - Manami Goodsbe
- Teiji Moriya - Leo Joel
- In the flashback scene, Kohei Okamoto and Mayor Okamoto drive in a 1996 Silver Toyota Crown Majesta S150. The license plate number is 新宿 33, す 32-59 (Shinjuku 33, Su 32-59).
- The bus Conan and his group were on in the beginning of The Man Who Fell Slowly was traveling to the Beika City Building, the site of the climax of this movie.
End credit music: Happy Birthday by Kyoko.