Game Company Murder Case

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Episode 54
(Int. Episode 56)

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Title: Game Company Murder Case
Japanese title: ゲーム会社殺人事件
(Gēmu-gaisha Satsujin Jiken)
Original airdate: April 14, 1997
Broadcast rating: 19.1%
Manga case: #32
Season: 2
Manga source: Volume 12: Files 4-6 (114-116)
English version
English title: Game Gone Bad
Dubbed episode: Episode 56
English airdate: October 12, 2004 (DVD)
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Kogoro Mouri
Ran Mouri
Juzo Megure
Case solved by: Kogoro Mouri (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: Numbered cloakroom tokens
Director: Kenji Kodama
Organizer: Kazuo Nogami
Storyboard: Kazuo Nogami
Episode director: Kazuo Nogami
Animation Director: Hiromi Muranaka
Asako Nishida
Character Design: Masatomo Sudo
Takashi Hyodo (sub-character)
Yasuhiro Moriki (design works)
Opening song: Nazo
Closing song: Hikari to Kage no Roman
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Game Company Murder Case (ゲーム会社殺人事件 Gēmu-gaisha Satsujin Jiken?) is the 54th episode of Detective Conan anime.

Characters introduced





Kogoro is invited to a party for the release of a game which stars himself. While there, Conan runs into a man who uses the alias Tequila and learns that he plans to meet with Gin and Vodka. Conan follows Tequila to the bathroom where an explosion occurs and kills the man. Conan investigates the explosion and realizes that it was a murder attempt but the wrong person was killed.

Bombing - Murder

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Location: Mantendo building
Victim: Tequila
Cause of death: Explosion
Suspects: Hideaki Nakajima, Koji Ueda, and Hironobu Takeshita
Tequila went into a toilet stall with a briefcase, and while making a call, the stall exploded.


  • Resolution

    Continuity error

    By the time that this story was told in the manga, Conan had a second encounter with Gin and Vodka (learning their names in the process), as well as learning about the organization. In the anime, however, The Shinkansen's Bomb Case and The Strange Person Hunt Murder Case omitted ties to The Organization and its members. Thus Conan at this point in the anime shouldn't know the names of the men who shrank him, or their organization. Funimation fixes this problem in English dub of Diplomat Murder Case, where Heiji hints at the names of both Gin and Vodka. This makes it plausible for Conan to recall their names in this episode.

    Translation changes


    • The names of the characters in the Funimation Dub are:
    • Hideaki Nakajima - Henry Nelbit
    • Koji Ueda - Kelvin Tug
    • Hironobu Takeshita - Charles Shore
    • Ishikawa - George Fuman
    • Yoshimi - Bonnie Shore
    • Daikoku Building - Apollo Building
    • Bonnie Shore's fate is ambiguous in the dub instead of committing suicide, which also changed her relationship with Charles Shore as ex-wife after they divorced when Charles found out she had an affair with Henry Nelbit, according to Kelvin. It could be implied that Bonnie might've went on her own path after she and Charles divorced.


    Conan upon hearing Kogoro mentioning having some Gin and Vodka, recalls that Heiji Hattori telling him that the two men in black who he met went by the name of Gin and Vodka. In the Japanese Version, he merely recalls that those were the two men responsible for his condition, however he should still not know their names, since he never learned their names at all.

    This particular error originated in the Dub for Diplomat Murder Case. Presumably, this was done as a means of explaining how Conan knows the codename of the two men due to their omission in several episodes, but Heiji wouldn't discover Conan's secret until Holmes Freak Murder Case.


    • Due to Viz Media originally referring to Gin and Vodka as Kaspar and Melkior (volume 4), their translation of this story in volume 12 has Conan's recollection of the two brought on by Kogoro mentioning that he had Kaspar Gin and Melkior Vodka. Following this, volume 18 is the final time that Viz continued with altered names.


    • In the English dub, the explosion in the Apollo Building killed 23 people, some of whom could not be identified by authorities.
    • Mantendo is a reference to Nintendo Co., Ltd., a Japanese video game company.
    • Technically this is one of the few cases that Conan solves as The Sleeping Kogoro without knocking him out with his Stun-Gun Wristwatch, as he misfires and hits Ran on the butt, and upon attempting to retrieve the dart (which was stuck on the coat check tickets) she does a roundhouse kick, hitting Kogoro in the forehead in the process and knocking him out.
    • Years later, this case would be mentioned again in episode 308 due to Tequila being brought up by the associates of Suguru Itakura and Tequila having visited Itakura regarding a computer program that he wanted for the Organization along with Vermouth. In that case, Kogoro reassures Itakura's friends that the tall man with the black suit and mustache couldn't be the culprit for Itakura's absence, as the individual described (Tequila) was killed in a bombing accident a while back.

    BGM listing

    # Song Title Romaji Translation OST
    1 Nazo Mystery Nazo
    2 昼下がりの天使たち Hirusagari no Tenshitachi Early Afternoon Angels Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    3 新一の名推理 Shin'ichi no Meisuiri Shinichi's Great Deduction Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    4 蘭のテーマ Ran no Tēma Ran's Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    5 推理 (オリジナルver.) Suiri (Orijinaru ver.) Deduction (Original ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    6 事件現場 (謎ver.) Jiken Genba (Nazo ver.) Scene of the Case (Mystery ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    7 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
    8 悪のテーマ (パート1) Aku no Tēma (Pāto 1) Theme of Evil (Part 1) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    9 コナンの危機 Konan no Kiki Conan's Crisis Detective Conan Original Soundtrack Super Best
    10 脅迫 (パート2) Kyōhaku (Pāto 2) Threat (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    11 (Unreleased Sound Effect/BGM)
    12 脅迫 (パート2) Kyōhaku (Pāto 2) Threat (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    13 犯人のアジト Hannin no Ajito The Culprit's Hideout Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    14 怪人包帯男2 Kaijin Hōtai Otoko 2 The Mysterious Bandaged Man 2 Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    15 怪人包帯男1 Kaijin Hōtai Otoko 1 The Mysterious Bandaged Man 1 Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    16 ひらめき Hirameki Flash Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    17 謎解き (その1) Nazotoki (Sono 1) Riddle Solution (Part 1) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    18 名探偵コナン・メインテーマ Meitantei Konan・Mein Tēma Detective Conan Main Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    19 光と影のロマン Hikari to Kage no Roman Romance of Light and Shadow Hikari to Kage no Roman
    20 蘭のテーマ (優しさver.) Ran no Tēma (Yasashisa ver.) Ran's Theme (Gentle ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2


    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Arabic Arabic الحقيبة القاتلة The Deadly Bag
    Flag of Basque Country Basque Hilketa kasinoan Murder in the casino
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalonia dub) El cas de l'assassinat de l'empresa de jocs Game company murder case
    Flag of Valencia Catalan (Valencian dub) L'assassinat de la companyia de jocs Game company murder
    Flag of France French La Mystérieuse organisation The Mysterious Organization
    Flag of Galicia Galician O asasinato da empresa de xogos Game company murder
    Flag of Germany German Fatale Verwechslung Fatal Mix-Up
    Flag of Italy Italian Chi è il colpevole? Who is the Culprit?
    Flag of US Spanish (American dub) El asesinato en la compañía de juegos Murder in game company
    Flag of Spain Spanish (Castilian dub) Asesinato en el salón de juegos Murder in the game hall
    Flag of Thailand Thai คดีฆาตกรรมบริษัทเกม Game Company Murder Case
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Vụ án giết người ở công ty Game Game Company Murder Case


    1. ^ Someone noticed that this is also the surname of a guest appeared in And Then There Were No Mermaids.

    See also

    Episodes of Season 2
    Episode 2930313233343536373839404142434445464748495051525354
    Black Organization
    High ranking The BossRumGinVermouth
    Other agents VodkaKir (undercover) • ChiantiKornBourbon (undercover)
    Deceased agents Akemi MiyanoTequilaKenzo Masuyama/PiscoAtsushi MiyanoElena MiyanoCalvadosRikumichi KusudaEthan Hondou (undercover) • Hiromitsu Morofushi/Scotch (undercover)
    Former agents Shiho Miyano/Sherry (Ai Haibara) • Shuichi Akai/Dai Moroboshi/Rye (undercover) • Ki'ichiro Numabuchi
    Extended canon Yoshiaki Hara (movie only) • Irish (movie only) • Masaaki Okakura (movie only) • Arrack (special manga only) • Generic (special manga only) • Blackbeard (special manga only) • Kate Lauren (playstation only) • Curaçao (movie only) • Stout (movie only) • Aquavit (movie only) • Leona Bucholz/Riesling (movie only) • Man in bar (tv special only) • Pinga (movie only)
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