Conan Cornered in the Darkness

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Episode 845-846
(Int. Episode 900-901)

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Title: Conan Cornered in the Darkness
Japanese title: 絶体絶命暗闇のコナン
(Zettai Zetsumei Kurayami no Konan?)
Original airdate: January 7, 2017 (Part 1)
January 14, 2017 (Part 2)
Broadcast rating: 6.4%
Filler case: #272
Season: 26
Manga source: TV Original
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Kogoro Mouri
Ran Mouri
Ai Haibara
Detective Boys
Juzo Megure
Wataru Takagi
Kazunobu Chiba
Case solved by: Kogoro Mouri (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: Two-tone shoes (Part 1)
Hearse (Part 2)
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Screenplay: Junichi Miyashita
Storyboard: Yasuyuki Honda
New Year Greeting: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Episode director: 845: Takanori Yano
846: Minoru Tozawa
New Year Greeting: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Animation Director: Seiji Muta (supervisor)
845: Akio Kawamura
846: Keiko Sasaki
New Year Greeting:
Masatomo Sudo (chief)
Akio Kawamura
Character Design: Masatomo Sudo
Nobuyuki Iwai
Kumiko Shishido (design works)
New Year Greeting layout: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Production Cooperation: 845: BIG BANG
Opening song: Ikusen no Meikyū de Ikusen no Nazo o Toite
Closing song: YESTERDAY LOVE
Prev episode: « The Detective Boys in a Grove
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Conan Cornered in the Darkness (絶体絶命暗闇のコナン Zettai Zetsumei Kurayami no Konan?) is the 845th and 846th episode of the Detective Conan anime.





Part 1

Kogoro is invited to the funeral for Gotaro Karahashi the late chairman of Karahashi Group and is asked by his lawyer Kimihiko Asada to investigate a robbery and break in that took place in his office. He reveals that an altered last will of Gotaro Karahashi, the late chairman of Karahashi Group, had been stolen.


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Location: Asada's Law Office
Victim: Kimihiko Asada
Age: 55 years old
Missing items: Altered documents
Suspects: Unknown
Kogoro is asked by Asada to investigate a break-in and theft in his law office. The object of the robbery was the altered last will of Karahashi who, instead of favoring his next of kin, as previously intended, left his entire vast fortune to his lover and long-time secretary.

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Location: Asada's Law Office
Victim: Conan Edogawa
Suspects: Unknown
While going shopping for new video games with his fellow Detective Boys, Conan noticed the burglary into Asada's office and decided to investigate on his own. He caught the culprit breaking the safe open, but was discovered, kicked into unconsciousness, and taken away.

Part 2

After Conan regains consciousness, he finds himself in a dark and cramped place he uses his detective to badge to call the others for help. He initially believed that he was stashed beneath a coffin, as a result Ran and the kids rush to a crematorium just in time before President Karahashi is cremated. However when they check the coffin Conan is no where to be found.

Conan eventually deduces that he is actually inside a hearse, he looks around and finds the altered last will had been stashed away with him. He guides the others as best as he can in the hopes that they find him, as the hearse is set to be demolished as a car crusher. Eventually the others locate him just in time to witness the hearse being crushed, and apparently Conan along with it.

They are all in shock, but then Conan emerges unscathed from wreckage much to their relief. A flashback reveals that in the last few moments he managed to escape because the door was weakened when the hearse was being crushed. Using his super kick shoes he kicks the doors off and escapes at the last second before the hearse is completely crushed.

Accidental Homicide (Crushing)

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Location: Kuriniji Scrapyard
Victim: Conan Edogawa
Cause: Left to be crushed
Suspects: Unknown
The kidnapper enclosed Conan in a box inside an unused hearse in order to secure the material witness and the altered testament, to be released after the original testament's purpose had been executed and thus made legally valid. However, unknown to the culprit, the hearse in question (with the box inside) was assigned to be scrapped and is driven to the Kuriniji Scrapyard. Fortunately, just before the car is compressed, the box cracks, allowing Conan to break out with his power-kick shoes.


  • Resolution


    • In the New Year Greeting to the viewers, Mistuhiko says that last year, Conan and Ichikawa Ebizo XI were the ones to do the New Year Greeting. This is a reference to Conan and Ebizo's Kabuki Jūhachiban Mystery.
    • Conan's phone says Ony instead of Sony.
    • When Haibara looks up Beika City Crematoriums, on the internet it shows Glegle instead of Google.
    • There is a mistake in the first episode. In the earlier scene, Mitsuyo has the white and black shoes but Kozo's feet does not. Later all three siblings have on the white and black shoes. This is an important detail because the culprit wore this distinctive pair of shoes in Conan's flashback of him being kidnapped.
    • The sunset painting in Mitsuyo's house is from Wakamatsu villa in The Design of Poison and Mirage and Kataoka household in The Secret of the Statue of Kogoro Mouri, while the one about flowers in Karahashi Group's lobby reappears in Mori family's former apartment from Memories from Sakura Class and in the house from Picking Wild Plants and Clovers. Open spoiler box to see images.
    • Gotaro Karahashi's hearse is a 2013 Black Toyota Crown Hearse [S210]. The license plate number is 新宿 800, い 31-87 (Shinjuku 800, I 31-87).
    • The Japanese Buddhist style hearse crushed is a 1999 Black Toyota Crown Hearse [S170]. The license plate number is 新宿 800, あ 36-88 (Shinjuku 800, A 36-88).
    • The taxi is a 2001 Yellow Toyota Crown Sedan [XS10]. The license plate number is 新宿 500, い 54-68 (Shinjuku 500, I 54-68).


    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) En Conan atrapat a les fosques Conan caught in the darkness
    Flag of Thailand Thai สถานการณ์เข้าตาจนของโคนันในความมืด Conan's Desperate Situation in the Darkness
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Conan rơi vào nơi tối tăm nhất của sự tuyệt vọng

    See also

    Episodes of Season 26