Boy Genta's Misfortune

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Episode 242

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Title: Boy Genta's Misfortune
Japanese title: 元太少年の災難
(Genta Shōnen no Sainan)
Original airdate: July 16, 2001
October 17, 2020 (Remastered)
Broadcast rating: 19.40%
Remastered rating: 8.6%
Manga case: #87
Season: 9
Manga source: Volume 30: Files 8-9 (303-304)
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Detective Boys
Ai Haibara
Sumiko Kobayashi
Miwako Sato
Wataru Takagi
Kazunobu Chiba
Mrs. Kojima
Shiho Miyano
Detective Kojima
Case solved by: Conan Edogawa
Next Conan's Hint: Red, white, and blue
T-shirt (Remastered)
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Kenji Kodama (chief)
Organizer: Chika Ichimaru
Storyboard: Chika Ichimaru
Episode director: Minoru Tozawa
Animation director: Keiko Sasaki
Character Design: Junko Yamanaka and Kumiko Shishido (design works)
Opening song: destiny
Closing song: always
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Boy Genta's Misfortune (元太少年の災難 Genta Shōnen no Sainan?) is the 242nd episode of Detective Conan anime.




Genta has been acting weird at school lately. He is hiding under his futon at home, and doesn't eat his lunch instead of racing to finish first which is worrying his teacher Kobayashi. When he leaves school, Genta climbs over the wall and runs, like he is trying to lose someone. When the Detective Boys confront him, he tells them someone is trying to kill him. Earlier, he had heard the sound of someone's footsteps keeping pace with him in a tunnel. Later he was pushed off a bridge, and a burning car hurtled towards him. As he was telling the Detective Boys this, they reached a place outside a store where Genta likes to play a Yaiba Game machine. A large bolt falls nearby, barely alerting the Detective Boys in time to avoid part of the store's "BAKER" sign hurtling to the ground.

Attempted Murder

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Location: Outside a Beika City building with a Kamen Yaiba game on the sidewalk that Genta likes to play
Victim: Genta Kojima
Cause: Falling letter collision
Suspects: Purse snatcher
While Genta is talking, the Detective Boys got away from the falling letter.

Conan examines the support cable, and determines it had been deliberately cut and someone was indeed after Genta's life. They go to a burger restaurant and Genta reveals the man he thinks is trying to kill him is the purse snatcher the police are after. Genta had seen the man sometime earlier, before he was a wanted burglar, but had forgotten where it was. Genta does remember a golden haired man was with him when he saw the thief. Genta also explains that he went to a crime scene where the snatcher struck five days ago and saw his golden-haired witness in the crowd. He took the witness to the police and told them the story, but the witness denied seeing the thief. Genta later gets a mysterious phone call: "If you tell anyone that you saw me, I will kill you!! You, your family, and everybody that you know!"

Genta tries to recall where he saw the thief. He remembers the witness sitting beside him, but doesn't remember the thief sitting down. Genta was sleepy at the time. The things he remembers about the thief are that he was holding a cigarette in his left hand, meaning he is left handed. He was also wearing a tee-shirt with a skull and the numbers 202 in digital clock-like numerals. Genta notices one of the customers at the burger place has a similar tee-shirt, only with the numbers 1999 instead. Conan asks the man where he got his shirt, and the man tells him it is from the Bones clothing store. The Detective Boys run to find the place, but unfortunately the criminal had followed them into the restaurant and overheard everything.

At the shop, the salesperson explains that they sold a variety of shirts like that with different text such as "Escape", "Help", and "1999" because of the doomsday prediction in 2000, but none that say 202. The salesperson doesn't remember anyone unusual either. Genta does remember a few more details about the thief though. The thief was reading a newspaper, the place allowed smoking, and Genta never took his eyes off of him meaning it was a place where it wouldn't be unusual to watch someone without making them uncomfortable. From those clues, Conan realizes the answer. To avoid alerting the thief who is watching nearby, Conan whispers something to Genta.


  • Resolution[edit]


    • Although the case was originally aired on July 16, 2001, the manga version was released on December 18, 2000. The presence of the shirts with 2000 written on them thus makes sense, as there was a widespread panic known as the Year 2000 problem about the switching from the second to the third millennia (CE).

    BGM listing[edit]

    # Song Title Romaji Translation OST
    1 destiny destiny destiny destiny
    2 ほのぼの気分 Honobono Kibun Heartwarming Feeling Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
    3 キーワードの謎解き Kiiwādo no Nazotoki Keyword to the Riddle Solution Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
    4 「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~
    5 暗殺者のテーマ─忍び寄る魔手 Ansatsusha no Tēma - Shinobiyoru Mashu Assassin's Theme - The Devil's Hand Approaches Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
    6 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
    7 少年探偵団への依頼書 Shōnen Tanteidan e no Iraisho A Written Request to the Detective Boys Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
    8 黒い影─挑戦 Kuroi Kage - Chōsen Black Shadow - Challenge Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
    9 聞き込み捜査 Kikikomisōsa Investigation Legwork Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
    10 とっておきクイズ Totte Oki Kuizu Take the Quiz Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
    11 夜の探索 Yoru no Tansaku Night Search Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
    12 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
    13 Need not to know. Need not to know. Need not to know. Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
    14 コナン行動開始! Konan Kōdō Kaishi! Conan, Move Out! Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
    15 名探偵コナン・メインテーマ (摩天楼ヴァージョン) Meitantei Konan・Mein Tēma (Mantenrō Vājon) Detective Conan Main Theme (Skyscraper Version) Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
    16 always always always always
    17 赤い光のスナイパー1 Akai Hikari no Sunaipā 1 The Sniper's Red Light 1 Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack


    In other languanges[edit]

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Arabic Arabic حوادث مخيفة Frightening Accidents
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) Els embolics d'en Genta Genta's messes
    Flag of Valencia Catalan (Valencian dub) La mala sort de Genta Genta's misfortune
    Flag of Galicia Galician A desgraza de Genta Genta's misfortune
    Flag of Germany German Genta im Unglück Genta in Misfortune
    Flag of Italy Italian Sulle tracce di Genta On the Trail of Genta
    Flag of Spain Spanish (Castilian dub) Las desgracias de Genta Genta's misfortunes
    Flag of Chile Spanish (American dub) El desafortunado Genta The unlucky Genta
    Flag of Thailand Thai วิกฤตของเก็นตะ Genta's dangerous situation
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Genta gặp nạn Genta's Misfortune

    See also[edit]

    Episodes of Season 9
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