A Small Client

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Episode 354-355

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Information
Title: A Small Client
Japanese title: 小さな依頼者
(Chiisana Iraisha)
Broadcast rating: 14.1%
13.0%
Manga case: #116
Original airdate: March 8, 2004 (Part 1)
March 15, 2004 (Part 2)
Season: 13
Manga source: Volume 39: Files 9-11 (401-403)
Case
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Ran Mouri
Kogoro Mouri
Yoko Okino
Eri Kisaki
Sango Yokomizo
Case solved by: Kogoro Mouri (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: Facial mole (Part 1)
Video tapes (Part 2)
Staff
Director: Masato Sato
Organizer: Hideaki Oniwa
Storyboard: Hideaki Oniwa
Episode director: Hideaki Oniwa
Animation director: Katsunori Enokimoto
Music
Opening song: Kimi to Yakusoku Shita Yasashii Ano Basho Made
Closing song: Nemuru Kimi no Yokogao ni Hohoemi o
Chronology
Prev episode: « The Fishing Tournament Tragedy
Next episode: Kaitou Kid's Miraculous Midair Walk »
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Cast[edit]

Gadgets[edit]

Case[edit]

Situation[edit]

Part 1[edit]

A seven year old movie star by the name of Kazuki Kinukawa comes to the Mouri Detective Agency to try and find his mother who abandoned him at a church. His reasons are to tell his mother he will not give her any money now that he is famous. Conan is able to deduce Kazuki's mother is a hotel employee in Atami due to the old dirty postcards she sent him. Kazuki reveals that he remembered that his mother had a beauty mark near her breast. The trio and Kazuki travels to Atami to track down the hotel. They manage to find the hotel that sells the postcards and an employee there comfirms that the leftovers get divided between them. However they don't have one named Atsuko working here, but Kazuki's mother might have use another name. A freelance writer named Yasuhiro Kamoshita checks into the hotel as he plans to find Kazuki's mother and interview her to confirm whether Kazuki's father was truly a murderer. Later that day, Kamoshita is strangled to death but managed to take a picture on his cellphone during the attack.

Murder

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Location: Japanese-style inn in Atami
Victim: Yasuhiro Kamoshita
Age: 37 years old
Time: Around 11:48 PM
Cause of death: Strangulation
Suspects: Mitsu Kusano, Toshiko Bessho, and Tomoka Saegusa
Yasuhiro was first bludgeoned with a shower head before he was strangled with a kite-string-like thread.

The investigation reveals that the victim had been approaching the employees one by one and saying 'If you remember the 20 million yens, come to my room. Or else I will reveal everything.' The picture reveals that a woman with a beauty mark near her breast is the murderer. The police gather three female employees with no alibi during the time of the murder; Each of them has a beauty mark but none of them are near the breast. But as they take a closer look at the phone they discover that Kamoshita made a phone call shortly before the murder, around 11:48 PM. They call the number and get a hold of a chief editor Izumiya from 'Weekly Hot'. He explains that Kamoshita had been on the trail of a hot scoop and that the person he was going to interview was taking a shower before the interview.

Blackmail-Extortion

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Suspects: Atsuko
A woman claiming to be Kazuki's mother claims that his father is a wanted murderer that is still on the run. She demanded 20 million yen from the production company, where Kazuki is working, for her silence. Due to that she could give accurate details on Kazuki, the company decided to pay the money.

The woman with the hot scoop was Atsuko, Kazuki's mother. Kamoshita had gotten wind of that she had contacted Kazuki's production company and blackmailed them for ¥20 million if they didn't want it public that his father was a wanted murderer who is still on the lose. The company paid the money after the woman proved her identity by showing knowledge of Kazuki's birthmark and the name of the church where he was brought up. But no one known the woman's face or her voice, since the communication had been through e-mails. Kamoshita decided to track the woman down and get the whole story from her. He was planning on taking a picture of her with his phone. Conan realized that the reason that the victim kept mentioning 20 million yen to the inn's employers was to scare one of them and find the blackmailer.

Part 2[edit]

The forensic team reveals that Kamoshita was knocked on the head with a shower nozzle knocking him unconscious and was later strangled. While the police are watching a videotape found in Kamoshita's room, Conan notices that the movie ended one minute earlier than the time indicated on the box and realizes how the murder is done.

People[edit]

Resolution[edit]

Manga to anime changes[edit]

  • The anime added an extra scene that Kazuki bumped into Saegusa which she helped him and Kazuki noticed a mole on the back of her neck.
  • The female criminal's entire figure is obscured unlike in manga which the female criminal's figure is naked and only her face is obscured.
  • In the anime, Conan simply hides under Kogoro's outer shirt while in the manga he hides in Kogoro's yukata.

BGM listing[edit]

Part 1[edit]

# Song Title Romaji Translation OST
1 君と約束した優しいあの場所まで Kimi to Yakusoku Shita Yasashii Ano Basho Made Until I Get You Gently to That Promised Place Kimi to Yakusoku Shita Yasashii Ano Basho Made
2 (Unreleased Sound Effect/BGM)
3 オセンチな歩美 (未収録ヴァージョン) Osenchina Ayumi (Mi Shūroku Vājon) Sentimental Ayumi (Unreleased Version)
4 新少年探偵団のテーマ Shin Shōnen Tanteidan no Tēma The New Detective Boys' Theme Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
5 カギを探せ! Kagi o Sagase! Search for the Key! Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
6 のんびり気分 Nonbiri Kibun Carefree Feeling Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
7 神秘 (未収録ヴァージョン) Shinpi (Mi Shūroku Vājon) Mystery (Unreleased Version)
8 とっておきクイズ Totte Oki Kuizu Take the Quiz Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
9 (Unreleased BGM 3)
10 事件一件落着 Jiken Ikken Rakuchaku The End of a Case Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
11 暗号トリックの解読 Angō Torikku no Kaidoku The Trick to Deciphering the Code Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
12 蘭・愛のテーマ (ギターver.) Ran・Ai no Tēma (Gitā ver.) Ran's Love Theme (Guitar ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
13 蘭のテーマ (涙ver.) Ran no Tēma (Namida ver.) Ran's Theme (Tearful ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
14 ほのぼの Honobono Heartwarming Detective Conan "Countdown to Heaven" Original Soundtrack
15 古城のテーマ Kojō no Tēma The Old Castle's Theme Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack
16 忍び寄る影 Shinobiyoru Kage Creeping Shadow Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
17 「何だこの痕跡は?」 "Nanda Kono Konseki wa?" "What Is This a Trace Of?" Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
18 沈む夕陽 (アコースティックver.) Shizumu Yūhi (Akōsutikku ver.) Depressing Sunset (Acoustic ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
19 緊迫 Kinpaku Tension Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
20 記憶喪失(影) Kiokusōshitsu (Kage) Amnesia (Shadow) Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
21 犯人(スナイパー)の正体 Hannin (Sunaipā) no Shōtai The Culprit's (Sniper's) Identity Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
22 眠る君の横顔に微笑みを Nemuru Kimi no Yokogao ni Hohoemi o The Feeling When I See Your Smile While Sleeping Nemuru Kimi no Yokogao ni Hohoemi o

Part 2[edit]

# Song Title Romaji Translation OST
1 君と約束した優しいあの場所まで Kimi to Yakusoku Shita Yasashii Ano Basho Made Until I Get You Gently to That Promised Place Kimi to Yakusoku Shita Yasashii Ano Basho Made
2 推理 (不気味ver.) Suiri (Bukimi ver.) Deduction (Ominous ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
3 (Unreleased Sound Effect/BGM)
4 (Unreleased Sound Effect/BGM)
5 犯人のアジト (忍び込みver.) Hannin no Ajito (Shinobikomi ver.) The Culprit's Hideout (Creeping In ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
6 「何だこの痕跡は?」 "Nanda Kono Konseki wa?" "What Is This a Trace Of?" Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
7 陰謀 Inbō Conspiracy Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
8 THE END(あれまぁ~) THE END (Aremā~) THE END ("Good Heavens!") Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
9 (Unreleased BGM 3)
10 犯人(スナイパー)の正体 Hannin (Sunaipā) no Shōtai The Culprit's (Sniper's) Identity Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
11 推理 (オリジナルver.) Suiri (Orijinaru ver.) Deduction (Original ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
12 (Unreleased Sound Effect/BGM)
13 (Unreleased Sound Effect/BGM)
14 殺意 Satsui Murderous Intent Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
15 トリック Torikku Trick Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
16 コナン推理 Konan Suiri Conan's Deduction Detective Conan "Countdown to Heaven" Original Soundtrack
17 新一の事件解明 Shin'ichi no Jiken Kaimei Shinichi's Case Clarification Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
18 漆黒の殺意 Shikkoku no Satsui Jet Black Murderous Intent Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
19 驚愕の真実 Kyōgaku no Shinjitsu Surprising Truth Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
20 蘭のテーマ (涙ver.) Ran no Tēma (Namida ver.) Ran's Theme (Tearful ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
21 対決のテーマ (落ち着きver.) Taiketsu no Tēma (Ochitsuki ver.) Showdown Theme (Calm ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
22 飛び立つ鳩 (歌:菅井えり) Tobitatsu Hato (Uta: Sugai Eri) Flying Doves (Sung By: Eri Sugai) Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack
23 眠る君の横顔に微笑みを Nemuru Kimi no Yokogao ni Hohoemi o The Feeling When I See Your Smile While Sleeping Nemuru Kimi no Yokogao ni Hohoemi o
24 陽気な仲間 Yōki na Nakama Cheerful Friends Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~

Gallery[edit]

In other languages[edit]

Language Title Translation
Flag of Arab League Arabic الموكل الصغير The Small Client
Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) El petit client The Small Client
Flag of Valencia Catalan (Valencian dub) El client menut The Small Client
Flag of Germany German Der kleine Auftraggeber The small client
Flag of Italy Italian Segreti e ricatti Secrets and Blackmails
Flag of Spain Spanish (Castilian dub) El pequeño cliente The Small Client
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Vị khách hàng nhí A small client

Trivia[edit]

Poster

See also[edit]

Episodes of Season 13
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