The Synchronicity Case

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Episode 364-365

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Information
Title: The Synchronicity Case
Japanese title: シンクロにシティ事件
(Shinkuronishiti Jiken)
Original airdate: June 14, 2004 (Part 1)
June 21, 2004 (Part 2)
Broadcast rating: 13.1%
14%
Filler case: #116
Season: 13
Manga source: TV Original
Case
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Ran Mouri
Kogoro Mouri
Juzo Megure
Unnamed Officer
Case solved by: Kogoro Mouri (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: Twins (Part 1)
Kogoro's investigation (Part 2)
Staff
Director: Masato Sato
Screenplay: Hiro Masaki
Storyboard: Yuzo Aoki
Episode director: 364 Minoru Tozawa
365 Yukio Okazaki
Animation director: 364 Rei Masunaga
365 Katsunori Enokimoto
Character Design: Kumiko Shishido (design works)
Keiko Sasaki
Music
Opening song: START
Closing song: Nemuru Kimi no Yokogao ni Hohoemi o
Chronology
Prev episode: « The City Crows
Next episode: The Tragedy of the Pier in Plain Sight »
List of episodes

The Synchronicity Case (シンクロにシティ事件 Shinkuronishiti Jiken?) is the 364th and 365th episode of Detective Conan anime.

Cast[edit]

Gadgets[edit]

Case[edit]

Situation[edit]

Part 1[edit]

Kogoro goes undercover at Beika Sports Center: stalking a man named Shoichiro Hitomi who is negotiating with a rich man by the swimming pool. After the negotiation failed, the man enters the sport club's restroom while Kogoro receives a call from Ran and Conan. The two informs him that since he won't be back for the lunch, they decide to go and have "cheap and unlimited buffet" by themselves at Viking which causes Kogoro's stomach to growl. At the same time, the target exits the restroom with a serious expression, worrying Kogoro. He follows Mr. Hitomi to Beika Hotel and witnesses him calling someone with a payphone. However, he runs into Ran and Conan who informs him that they are having lunch at the hotel. The three spy on Mr.Hitomi who repeatedly glances at the reception when a young woman asks the employee if he has a package from a man named Manabu Anzai. Later, as Ran and Conan are eating in the restaurant, they witness Mr.Hitomi falling off the building.

Accident (?)

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Location: Beika Hotel
Victim: Shoichiro Hitomi
Age: 45 years old
Time: 12:15 PM
Cause of death: Fell to death from 10th Floor
As Ran and Conan are having lunch, Shoichiro Hitomi falls to death from the Kaoru Minamizato's room.

The police soon arrive and take away Mr. Hitomi's body. Kogoro summarizes the situation before the accident to Megure: he was riding the elevator with the victim and Minamizato when the victim left on the ninth floor. Kogoro quickly followed him to the stairway and witnessed him forcing his way into Minamizato's room and attacked her. He broke the door down and saw the unconscious Minamizato on the floor and Hitomi attempting to escape through the balcony. The man slipped, and fell to his doom.

Attempted Murder

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Location: Beika Hotel - Room 1015
Victim: Kaoru Minamizato
Age: 25 years old
Injury: Blunt force trauma
Suspects: Shoichiro Hitomi
Minamizato was attacked by Hitomi shortly before the latter fell to death.

Megure interrogates Minamizawa who denies having any connection with her attacker/the victim. They find out that the last person who made a call with the victim was his sister-in-law, Kanako, at 11:20 AM. Afterwards, Minamizawa asks the group to leave. At the lobby, Conan points out that despite having a mobile phone, the victim was using the payphone in the hotel prior to the accident. As they're conversing, Megure arrives and informs the three of the death of Hitomi's twin brother at Haido Mansion.

Murder

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Location: Haido Mansion
Victim: Takehiko Hitomi
Age: 45 years old
Time: 12:15 PM
Cause of death: Blunt force trauma with wrench
Suspects: Kaoru Minamizato and Kanako Hitomi
Around the same time of Hitomi's death, his twin brother Takehiko was murdered.

Kogoro reveals that the person who hired him was Takehiko Hitomi as he suspected that his twin brother was impersonating as him and engaging in illegal businesses. He also found out that the man had a huge amount of debt. Although they think that the two cases are separate, they decide to head to the site of murder. The crime scene showed that the murderer broke in through the window to rob the house, and that the house key is a special one that cannot be duplicated easily. They interrogate Kanako, who informs them that she was at Beika City before returning home and witnessing her murdered husband. Kanako reveals that she gave her brother-in-law her spare key and her phone number as she wants them to reconcile after the two fought due to their father's will of leaving the company to Takehiko. She also reveals that she was called to Beika Station by Shoichiro at 12:30 PM but he never came. From the information, they conclude that the two cases are not connected and are just synchronicity. However, Conan still has his doubts about the attempted murder of Minamizato and her unknown connection with the two victims.

Part 2[edit]

Recalling that Minamizato was at the lobby asking about a package from Anzai, the three head to her room to question her about the man's identity when a man in sunglasses attempted to murder her with an ash tray.

Attempted Murder

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Location: Beika Hotel - Room 1015
Victim: Kaoru Minamizato
Age: 25 years old
Attack Types: Bashing with Ashtray
Suspects: Manabu Anzai
Minamizato is almost murdered by a man in sunglasses but is saved due to Kogoro, Ran, and Conan's intervention. Unfortunately, Ran's kick misses the man and knocks out Kogoro instead. The man uses the commotion to kick Ran onto Conan before escaping.

At the hospital, Minamizato reveals that she was in a relationship with Anzai and they were thinking about marriage. However, she lost all contact with him half a year ago after giving him a huge amount of cash and came to Tokyo to find out about his whereabouts after some people told her that he was last seen in Tokyo. Kogoro concludes that the man must be a gold digger who is only after her money. Also, the picture of Anzai matches with the man Kogoro spotted in the Sports Centre where he tailed Shoichiro, which the fitness instructor reveals that the man also went under another alias known as Tanizaki. They also witness him with another woman who is clearly targeted by him for her money. With this revelation, Conan finally connects the relationships of all the people involved with the two cases and begins the deduction.

People[edit]

  • Resolution[edit]


    Trivia[edit]

    • Manabu Anzai car driving with lady is a Red 2000 Ford Mustang Cobra GT [SN95] convertible.
    • The pastry shop at Beika Station from The City Crows reappears in the first part.
    • Since Kogoro had been tranquilized by Conan off-screen, it is unknown if he became "Sleeping Kogoro" immediately, as in most cases, or after a delay, such as A Small Client. The delay may not have happened for Misao Yamamura in A Mysterious Spring Beetle or Sonoko Suzuki in Teitan High School's Ghost Story, however they have not have been shot with the dart nearly as many times as Kogoro, who may have appeared to develop a resistance to it, as in that one case.

    BGM listing[edit]

    Part 1[edit]

    # Song Title Romaji Translation OST
    1 START START START START
    2 推理 (不気味ver.) Suiri (Bukimi ver.) Deduction (Ominous ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    3 悪のテーマ (パート2) Aku no Tēma (Pāto 2) Theme of Evil (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    4 推理 (不気味ver.) Suiri (Bukimi ver.) Deduction (Ominous ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    5 推理 (不気味ver.) Suiri (Bukimi ver.) Deduction (Ominous ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    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 推理 (オリジナルver.) Suiri (Orijinaru ver.) Deduction (Original ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    8 赤い光のスナイパー2 Akai Hikari no Sunaipā 2 The Sniper's Red Light 2 Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack
    9 忍び寄る影 Shinobiyoru Kage Creeping Shadow Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    10 モリアーティ教授の元へ Moriāti Kyōju no Moto e The Return of Professor Moriarty Detective Conan "The Phantom of Baker Street" Original Soundtrack
    11 迫りくる悪 Semari Kuru Aku Imminent Evil Detective Conan "The Phantom of Baker Street" Original Soundtrack
    12 緊迫 Kinpaku Tension Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    13 優作の推理 Yūsaku no Suiri Yusaku's Deduction Detective Conan "The Phantom of Baker Street" Original Soundtrack
    14 ノアズ・アーク悪のテーマ Noazu・Āku Aku no Tēma Noah's Ark Evil Theme Detective Conan "The Phantom of Baker Street" Original Soundtrack
    15 ジャック・ザ・リッパーの考察 Jakku・Za・Rippā no Kōsatsu Jack the Ripper's Consideration Detective Conan "The Phantom of Baker Street" Original Soundtrack
    16 尋問 Jinmon Interrogation Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack
    17 事件現場 (オリジナルver.) Jiken Genba (Orijinaru ver.) Scene of the Case (Original ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    18 古城のテーマ Kojō no Tēma The Old Castle's Theme Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack
    19 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 START START START START
    2 謎解き (その2) Nazotoki (Sono 2) Riddle Solution (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    3 哀のサスペンス~ジンのテーマB Ai no Sasupensu ~ Jin no Tēma B Ai's Suspense ~ Gin's Theme B Detective Conan "Countdown to Heaven" Original Soundtrack
    4 記憶喪失(影) Kiokusōshitsu (Kage) Amnesia (Shadow) Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
    5 驚愕の真実 Kyōgaku no Shinjitsu Surprising Truth Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
    6 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
    7 推理 (オリジナルver.) Suiri (Orijinaru ver.) Deduction (Original ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    8 迷路 Meiro Labyrinth Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
    9 緊迫 Kinpaku Tension Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    10 事件現場 (ショートver.) Jiken Genba (Shōto ver.) Scene of the Case (Short ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    11 悪のテーマ (パート1) Aku no Tēma (Pāto 1) Theme of Evil (Part 1) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    12 沈む夕陽 Shizumu Yūhi Depressing Sunset Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    13 漆黒の殺意 Shikkoku no Satsui Jet Black Murderous Intent Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
    14 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
    15 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
    16 蘭のテーマ Ran no Tēma Ran's Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1


    Gallery[edit]

    In other languages[edit]

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Arabic Arabic قضية المصادفة
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) Un cas de sincronicitat A synchronicity case
    Flag of Valencia Catalan (Valencian dub) Un cas de sincronicitat A synchronicity case
    Flag of Germany German Der Synchronizitäts-Fall The synchronicity case
    Flag of Italy Italian Coincidenze Coincidences
    Flag of Spain Spanish (Castilian dub) Un caso de sincronía A synchronicity case
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Vụ án đồng phương tương tính A synchronicity case

    See also[edit]

    Episodes of Season 13
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