The Bloody Case of the Lovely Pop Idol

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Title: The Bloody Case of the Lovely Pop Idol
Japanese title: 血ぬられたアイドル
(Chi Nurareta Aidoru)
Original release: February 16th, 1994
Shōnen Sunday issue: #11/1994
Volume: 1
Pages: 16
Anime adaption: Episode 3: An Idol's Locked Room Murder Case
Viz Media version
English title: The Bloody Case of the Lovely Pop Idol
English release: September 7, 2004
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The Bloody Case of the Lovely Pop Idol (血ぬられたアイドル Chi Nurareta Aidoru?) is the seventh chapter of the manga of Detective Conan. It was written by Gosho Aoyama, drawn by him and his assistants and first released in Shōnen Sunday #11/1994 on February 16th, 1994 and later on reprinted as part of Volume 1 on June 18th, 1994. It was also featured as the second chapter of the compilation book Detective Conan Romantic Selection 1.



In order of introduction:


In order of appearance:



In order of appearance:


Shortly after arriving at Yoko Okino's apartment complex, a corpse has been found and there are three suspects - Yuko Ikezawa, whose earring was found here, Yoko's manager Eiichi Yamagishi and Yoko Okino himself. Who is that dead man and does the aforementioned trio know him?


  • Ran wears her winter school uniform (October 1st-May 31st).
  • It's Waning Crescent Moon 🌘 during the night in the chapter.
  • Seventh chapter of the so-called "Conan Arc", a fan-coined term.


Referenced in

  • Resemblance (Manga: 8): File 8 is a direct continuation of this chapter.


  • During the outside shots of the skyscraper apartment building Yoko Okino lives in in this chapter, the moon randomly changes from a waning crescent moon 🌘 to a waxing crescent moon 🌒, despite constantly being the former one during the other chapters of the case.


Eiichi Yamagishi is modeled and named after one of Gosho's assistants.
  • Yoko Okino and Eiichi Yamagishi are both based on real people acquainted with Gosho. The former is named after the mangaka Yōko Okino (沖野ヨーコ), who was studying manga art at Nihon University in a higher semester the same time Gosho studied there.
  • Yoko's manager, Yamagishi, on the other hand, is another of Gosho's assistants, this time not only named, but even modeled after him (judging by how he is usually portrayed in other manga and the Omakes). According to Gosho, Yamagishi is in charge of designing and drawing technical stuff, like machinery, vehicles, weapons and architecture. He already had some cameos and mentions in previous works, like WALK MAN, Nonchalant Lupin, Magic Kaito, Yaiba and 3rd Base 4th.

Real Life Models

Yoko Okino's apartment complex

The apartment complex Yoko Okino lives in is modeled after the Cite Neuve Kita-Senju, a skyscraper in the district of the same name around Kita-Senju Station in the Adachi Ward of Tokyo. Gosho Aoyama was living in Kita-Senju himself not long before serialization of Detective Conan started and used the surroundings there as inspiration for his works.

Shōnen Sunday Q&A

Every issue of the Shōnen Sunday features a question asked by the magazine to the manga artists featured in it. The one accompanying this chapter was:

If your current work becomes a film, you want your protagonist and your heroine played by
"Sanma the Great Teacher's Yuuta for Conan, Riho Makise for Ran."
(Translation by justwantanaccount)


  • This chapter had the first few pages colored with water colors in its original release. Judging by the colored pages, Conan Edogawa's clothes really still seemed to be red by then, with a green bow-tie.
  • After professor Hiroshi Agasa's rather positive description about Kogoro Mouri's past in the previous chapter, Juzo Megure's memories as his colleague in this one don't seem to be as fond.


See also


Chapters of Volume 1
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