The Romance Novel with the Unexpected Conclusion
|Title:||The Romance Novel with the Unexpected Conclusion|
|Japanese title:||意外な結果の恋愛小説 |
(Igainakekka no Ren'ai Shōsetsu)
|Original airdate:||November 22, 2014 (Part 1) |
November 29, 2014 (Part 2)
|Broadcast rating:||10,10% |
|Manga source:||Volume 83: Files 4-6 (876-878)|
|Cast:||Conan Edogawa |
|Case solved by:||Conan Edogawa |
|Next Conan's Hint:||Room service (Part 1) |
Old postcard (Part 2)
|Episode director:||759 Kouichirou Kuroda |
760 Akira Yoshimura
|Animation director:||759 Seiji Muta (supervisor), Michitaka Yamamoto, Juri Saito |
760 Seiji Muta (supervisor), Nobuyuki Iwai
|Closing song:||Muteki na Heart|
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Conan, Ran, Sonoko and Masumi walk down the street while talking about the red woman case. They ask her about her self defense techniques, to which she says that her brother used to send her tapes which she watched many times. She tells them that her mother still lives in the United States, which is a reason why she's now staying in a hotel, since her brother didn't want them to live together. Sonoko makes a remark about the cost of living in a hotel, but Masumi tells her that a friend of her father is taking care of it. The groups makes the decision to visit the hotel she is staying at, after which she cancels plans which she had to meet up with her brother.
They ride the elevator up to the 30th floor, where she is staying, and as they leave the elevator Sera mentions that she plans to move out of the hotel soon. In the floor's lobby they see three men apparently waiting. Sera explains to Suzuki that they are waiting for a manuscript of a famous author who also lives in the hotel. Keigo Hiura, a romance author, introduces himself to the group as they pass by his room. After a short exchange with Ran, he invites the waiting men into his suite to eat. Shortly after they gaze upon the food, further room service arrives bearing a wine bottle. Keigo then explains that the person who eats the most will receive the manuscript, which will be tested by weighing on a scale. More food is set to arrive; Beika sushi, pizza, Chinese food and donuts. While they are eating, he will take a bath, so they should be cautious that he doesn't leave and do something. The girls are hanging out on the balcony and Conan is curiously looking around the suite. He spots a room which he wants to enter but Masumi interrupts him, saying that the room is in a mess and that he wouldn't want to trip over her panties. While the author's guests are leaving, so that he can finish writing the manuscript, they discuss his success and what an important role in it his assistant, Chiaki Minazuki, plays, who rents a room below his. Some magazines are suspecting the two of being a couple, two of the men state that their publishing houses have even received threats to keep that "man eating beast" away from him. The girls have ordered room service, pastry, sweets and tea to keep them cheerful while they discuss boys and love, with Conan, who joined them, questioning whether he should really be part of it. They then ask him whether he likes someone. Masumi, being very specific, asks if he likes a girl which he met a long time ago and can't forget. Sonoko believes he likes Ayumi, but Ran thinks it's Ai who has caught his eye. At 6 PM, as they are getting ready to leave, they hear the bellboy scream. Conan drops his backpack and the group runs towards the source of the scream. Suddenly a hand opens the door to Masumi's suite.
When they arrive at the lower story, they see a confused bellboy and the victim, Chiaki, lying on the floor with strangle marks around her neck with Yoshikawa lines.
Sera concludes that she has been dead for approximately two to three hours. Keigo arrives at the door with a Nichiuri publisher following him shortly after, who says that the author just wanted to buy cigarettes. After seeing her dead, the man assumes that it has to have something to do with the threats which they received. Hiura yells at him, asking why he hasn't told him anything, that he had the whole day to do it and that during that time he was just peacefully writing his novel. Conan and Masumi seem to believe that e is the culprit.
The bellboy tells the police that he has spotted her when he was bringing champagne which was ordered to be brought exactly at 6 PM. The key card to the room was on the floor and the door was slightly open. Keigo, who ordered the champagne had trouble with the last page of his novel, so thirty minutes before the whole happening he wanted to go for a smoke and stride through the floors, when he arrived at the scene he was just returning from buying a pack from the vending machine and was climbing the stairs which helps him come up with new ideas. Conan makes a remark that during that time the author wasn't doing anything in particular, finding it strange that he knew that she was murdered while he was writing his book, since it could have also happened afterwards. The author explains himself by saying that she didn't arrive at his room three hours earlier to give him some documents, and when he saw her corpse he assumed her death to be the cause why she didn't come. The publisher then explains, together with Hiura, that they were invited to his room and ate there with more takeout food arriving during the time the murder apparently happened and that there was no possibility for the author to just slip through the door and commit the crime, since the guests were the ones who paid for the food. At 4 PM the guests left and waited outside of the suite which they watched over during the whole time. Keigo came out only once to give a finished piece of work. The three manuscripts are almost finished, but he is stuck on the last page of the third one. At 5:30 PM he printed out everything, gave it them and went to buy cigarettes. The publisher was reading the manuscript when he heard the shout, Hiura then called him with the assumption that something had happened. Megure questions the men if they know anyone who holds a grudge towards Chiaki, to which the publisher mentions the threats. Keigo says that there was suspicion of them being a couple since they were photographed together, which is also why his wife divorced him. He claims to have relied on her help a lot, saying that she was partially responsible for the book being finished, and that they even had plans to make her an author next year.
When leaving the scene, they see that a lot of people have gathered on the floor. Conan spots someone in the crowd who looks like Sera but appears to be a middle schooler. He tries to find her, but is interrupted by Ran. He immediately connects her with the girl from the mobile phone. Sera tells the group that the author is the murderer, saying that the door couldn't have been used and that even though one would have to be very brave, the balcony is the only other way. She asks Conan whether he thinks the same to which he agrees.
Takagi asks Conan and Masumi if they have taken shampoo bottle caps away from the crime scene, but they haven't, since they only reached the door and didn't go further. He also mentions that somebody has thrown over the table, which landed in the victim's suitcase in the room with beer which was spilled in it. He mentions that the suitcase was quite large, even though there weren't many things in it - clothing, make up, a laptop, a bag and an old post card. The twenty year old post cast was written by Hiura, stating that if he was to use the story he would use the recipient's name for the protagonist. It was addressed to Outa Jun. Ran quickly mentions that Outa Jun is, in fact, the name of the protagonist in the author's book. She quickly explains the plot of the book to the group. A scratched mobile phone is found on the beach, a model which hasn't been released yet, with the message "How old are you?", after a few exchanges via messages between the person who found the phone and the one who was sending the messages, it can be concluded that the person is sending messages from the future. The answer to the question who was a message which the protagonist at first didn't understand, but soon she replied with the exact message. The meaning of that message is to be revealed in the new book.
Takagi mentions that the author has invited the publishers to eat in his suite when they asked him for the manuscript, but, had he been in his position, he would've just bowed and apologized due to the pressure, but also says that it would be strange for Hiura to do something like that since he is bald. Conan asks Takagi if the author is already back in his room, but Takagi says that he's still with the police force as he's a suspect and the forensics aren't done with the room yet.
Hiura is getting angry at the police for not dropping their suspicion for him, stating that he simply couldn't have committed the murder since he was in his suite at the time of the murder, which the publisher confirms as they were eating there from 3 PM to 4.30 PM, also, the author says that he isn't James Bond to be able to use a rope to get to the lower story via the balcony, pointing out further that the balcony is the line of sight from the table where the publishers were eating.
Conan and Masumi begin their reasoning to reveal the culprit and the trick he used.
On the way back Conan explains the meaning of the book name to Ran and Sonoko. Suddenly he hears what appears to be a transmission from a bug he planted, but quickly it turns into an uncomfortable screech since Masumi has destroyed the bug with a wrench. The unknown child mentions that she hasn't seen such a bug before, that its range isn't the greatest due to the battery but nonetheless it is interesting to be used in such a way. Sera asks the child if she likes "him" yet, to which she replies that she's still far away from trusting him, but should the moment arise, Masumi should tell him that she's "her little sister from outside the territory".
- When Masumi tells the group about watching Jeet Kune Do tapes which her brother sent her, she is depicted wearing a tight-fitting yellow tracksuit. This suit is one of the popularized trademarks of late martial artist and actor Bruce Lee, the inventor of Jeet Kune Do, which featured in the last movie Lee worked on at the time of his death, titled Game of Death (死亡游戏; 1972).
- When Masumi tells Conan about his Soccer skills, she says "Football" instead of Soccer in Britain
In other languages
|Catalan (Catalan dub)||Una novel·la romàntica amb final inesperat||A romantic novel with an unexpected ending|
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