Game Company Murder Case

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Episode 54

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Title: Game Company Murder Case
Japanese title: ゲーム会社殺人事件
(Gēmu-gaisha Satsujin Jiken)
Broadcast rating: 19.1%
Manga case: #32
Original airdate: April 14, 1997
Season: 2
Manga source: Volume 12: Files 4-6 (114-116)
FUNimation version
English title: Game Gone Bad
Dubbed episode: Episode 56
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
Kei Hyoudou
Opening song: Nazo
Closing song: Hikari to Kage no Roman
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Characters introduced[edit]





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.



Continuity error[edit]

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. The anime fixes this problem in Diplomat Murder Case, where Heiji Hattori hints at the names of both Gin and Vodka. This makes it plausible for Conan to recall their names in this episode.

Anime to manga changes[edit]

  • The manga has a reference to that the organisation are referred to by alcohols when Kogoro says that he had a five or six glasses of "Gin, Vodka and Bourbon ". The reference to Bourbon is not mentioned in the anime version.

Translation changes[edit]


  • 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
  • Daikoku Building - Apollo Building


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.

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.


  • This is the first episode where the murderer kills the wrong person and instead kills someone else unintentionally.
  • In the English dub, the explosion in the Apollo Building killed 23 people, some of whom could not be identified by authorities.
  • Mantendo refers to Nintendo Co., Ltd., a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company.

BGM listing[edit]

# 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[edit]

Language Title Translation
Flag of Arabic Arabic الحقيبة القاتلة The Deadly Bag
Flag of Basque Country Basque Hilketa kasinoan
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 Spain Spanish (Castilian dub) Asesinato en el salón de juegos Murder in the game hall
Flag of US Spanish (American dub) El asesinato en la compañía de juegos Murder in game company
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Vụ án giết người ở công ty Game Game Company Murder Case

See also[edit]

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