Hot, Bitter, Sweet Soup

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Episode 397
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Title: Hot, Bitter, Sweet Soup
Japanese title: 辛く苦く甘い汁
(Karaku Nigaku Amai Shiru)
Original airdate: May 9, 2005
Broadcast rating: 12.9%
Filler case: #128
Season: 14
Manga source: TV Original
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Kogoro Mouri
Juzo Megure
Miwako Sato
Detective Horita
Case solved by: Kogoro Mouri (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: Flour
Director: Masato Sato
Screenplay: Takeo Ohno
Storyboard: Nana Harada
Episode director: Nana Harada
Animation director: Atsushi Aono
Character Design: Kumiko Shishido (design works)
Keiko Sasaki
Opening song: Hoshi no Kagayaki yo
Closing song: Wasurezaki
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Hot, Bitter, Sweet Soup (辛く苦く甘い汁 Karaku Nigaku Amai Shiru?) is the 397th episode of Detective Conan anime.

Characters introduced





A woman, Fumie Ozawa, is found dead in her bathroom around 9 am, having appeared to have committed suicide by hanging herself with a thin wire, by her friend Etsuko Aikawa who claims it was murder.


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Location: Apartment 105 - Bathroom
Victim: Fumie Ozawa
Age: 24 years old
Cause of death: Hanging Nearby Shower
Suspects: Etsuko Aikawa and Ryota Shimizu

The medical examiner puts the time of death between 6 and 8 pm the previous night. Kogoro investigates the scene and sees that she schedules a dentist appointment for the same day of her "suicide". Conan finds a powdered substance, sneaks away with a sample, and when asking a store clerk of it, she says it is katakuri starch, a thickner with sugar properties. When looking in to Ozawa's company financials, the police find a 30 million yen deficit that they believed she embezzled and her superior/boyfriend, Ryota Shimizu, who was off the same day she died and received an e-mail from Ozawa at 5:45 pm yesterday, may have a connection. Aikawa claims she treated Fumie like a surrogate daughter all her life and would do nothing to harm her when the police question her as a suspect. Later, Aikawa's alibi is in question when a delivery man saw her earlier than she stated. She states that she found the body earlier than she did, but after she left money for Ozawa before finding her, and was going to notify the police afterwords.


  • Resolution


    • This is the first case that came out after the creator, Gosho Aoyama, married Conan's voice actress, Minami Takayama on May 5, 2005.
    • Ran is currently taking part in a Karate Tournament. Although Strategy Above the Depths is non-canon, she did win the gold medal at the Kanto Martial Arts Competition in that movie. Although that movie came out on April 09, 2005, and the original airing of this also non-canon case was on May 9, 2005, it could still be the very same competition.
    • The day of the dentist appointment, and today in the day in question is May 9, and the original airdate was May 9, 2005.
    • The calendar showed Mother's day as yesterday, and this case did indeed air the day after Mother's Day in 2005, which also means that this case aired on Monday.


    BGM listing

    # Song Title Romaji Translation OST
    1 星のかがやきよ Hoshi no Kagayaki yo The Brilliance of the Stars Hoshi no Kagayaki yo
    2 事件解決 (意気揚々ver.) Jiken Kaiketsu (Ikiyōyō ver.) Case Resolution (Triumphant ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    3 西の名探偵 Nishi no Meitantei The Great Detective of the West Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    4 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
    5 「何だこの痕跡は?」 (未収録ヴァージョン) "Nanda Kono Konseki wa?" (Mi Shūroku Vājon) "What Is This a Trace Of?" (Unreleased Version)
    6 脅迫 (パート1) Kyōhaku (Pāto 1) Threat (Part 1) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    7 事件現場 (謎ver.) Jiken Genba (Nazo ver.) Scene of the Case (Mystery ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    8 緊迫 Kinpaku Tension Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    9 「何だこの痕跡は?」 (未収録ヴァージョン) "Nanda Kono Konseki wa?" (Mi Shūroku Vājon) "What Is This a Trace Of?" (Unreleased Version)
    10 迷路 Meiro Labyrinth Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
    11 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
    12 Need not to know. Need not to know. Need not to know. Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
    13 推理 (オリジナルver.) Suiri (Orijinaru ver.) Deduction (Original ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    14 陰謀 Inbō Conspiracy Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    15 赤い光のスナイパー1 Akai Hikari no Sunaipā 1 The Sniper's Red Light 1 Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack
    16 コナン組曲-Captured In Her Eyes Konan Kumikyoku - Captured in Her Eyes Conan Suite - Captured in Her Eyes Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
    17 それいけコナン (哀愁ヴァージョン) Soreike Konan (Aishū Vājon) Let's Go Conan (Sorrow Version) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    18 忘れ咲き Wasurezaki Forget-Me-Not Wasurezaki
    19 蘭のテーマ Ran no Tēma Ran's Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1

    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Arabic Arabic الطعوم المختلفة The Different Tastes
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) Una de picant, una d'amargant i una de dolça One spicy, one bitter and one sweet
    Flag of Valencia Catalan (Valencian dub) Un sabor coent, amargant i dolç A spicy, bitter and sweet flavor
    Flag of Germany German Die große Versuchung The great temptation
    Flag of Italy Italian Delitto nella doccia Murder in the Bathroom
    Flag of Thailand Thai น้ำที่ทั้งเผ็ด ขม และหวาน The water that Hot, Bitter, and Sweet
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Món Canh Vừa Cay, Vừa Đắng, Vừa Ngọt Ngào A Soup That's Hot, Bitter and Sweet

    See also

    Episodes of Season 14
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