Mountain Villa Bandaged Man Murder Case
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|Title:||Mountain Villa Bandaged Man Murder Case|
|Japanese title:||山荘包帯男殺人事件 |
(Sansō Hōtai Otoko Satsujin Jiken)
|Original airdate:||October 21, 1996 (Part 1) |
October 28, 1996 (Part 2)
|Broadcast rating:||17.8% |
|Manga source:||Volume 5: Files 1-5 (040-044)|
|English title:||Mountain Villa Murder|
|Dubbed episode:||Episode 35-36|
|English airdate:||July 21, 2004 (Part 1) |
July 22, 2004 (Part 2)
|Cast:||Conan Edogawa |
|Case solved by:||Sonoko Suzuki (via Conan)|
|Next Conan's Hint:||Peeping (Part 1) |
Piano wire (Part 2)
|Organizer:||34 Yasuichiro Yamamoto |
35 Masato Sato
|Storyboard:||34 Yasuichiro Yamamoto |
35 Masato Sato
|Episode director:||34 Yasuichiro Yamamoto |
35 Masato Sato
|Animation director:||34 Keiko Sasaki |
35 Akio Kawamura
|Character Design:||Yasuhiro Moriki (design works)|
|Opening song:||Feel Your Heart|
|Closing song:||Meikyū no Lovers|
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Conan and Ran are invited by Sonoko to her family's mountain villa in Gunma Prefecture to see the autumn leaves and meet up with Sonoko's sister Ayako and some old friends of hers. At first they get lost thanks to Ran's lack of direction sense, but they find their way and see themselves in front of a bridge. On the way to the front they see a strange bandaged man in a dark cloak crossing the bridge. When they see him he turns around, shocking them with his face and eye contact as he quickly makes a retreat around the side of the house.
Ran and Conan are greeted by Sonoko herself, who is a bit disappointed since with a "kid" around, she won't be able to flirt a lot. Ran asks Sonoko about the bandaged guy, but Sonoko brushes her off saying he might be a bored local hoping to prank people. Everything seems fine as Ran tries to find her room, accidentally walking in on the boys of the house who are either relaxing or changing clothes, including seeing at least one of them fully nude. Conan is greatly embarrassed as he witnesses this.
When everyone is ready they gather at the dining room, and Sonoko introduces them as members of their university's film club: the handsome Ohta was the main star, the tall Sumiya was the cameraman and SFX man, the pudgy Takahashi was the handyman, the gentle Ayako was the make-up/costume artist and the beautiful Chikako was the script writer. Chikako also happens to have netted herself a great deal as a professional writer, after her first script was a total knock-out some time ago! However, Ayako mentions someone named "Atsuko", which makes Chikako very angry and then leave for a walk.
It begins to rain, and Chikako hasn't returned. Ran and Sonoko chat about the handsome Ohta, and Sonoko seems smitten with him, but he flirts with Ran instead, making both Sonoko and Conan angry and jealous. They go out for a walk in the rain, with both Conan and Sonoko following them, but a huge thunder booms, and Ran runs away in terror. When she's trying to get back to the villa.
Ran is attacked by the mysterious man, who corners her and attacks with an axe! Ran is so terrified that she can barely fight back, but the man leaves as soon as Conan and Sonoko arrive.
The three make their way back to the mansion, and tell the others (Chikako included) about the attack on Ran. They aren't very convinced, and Chikako angers Sumiya by revealing he's scared of thunder, but Takahashi says he did see a man in a black cape around. Sumiya and Ohta also saw him before, and for worse, it turns out that not only the phones are down, but the bridge has also been cut. Therefore, they're all stuck at the villa.
Takahashi is about to panic and the others are also uneasy, but the more practical Chikako scolds them severely for giving into what this "bandaged man" wants and says they'll have to wait. However, when she finds a mysterious letter under her doorstep, she's terrified and decides to not have dinner with the group.
Before dinner, Ayako explains that the group disbanded after the death of their friend Atsuko, who hung herself in their club room. She then asks Conan not to talk about it, since she planned the reunion to get everyone back together. When Takahashi is done fixing the rooftop he gets ready to join them for a lavish dinner prepared by Ayako and Ran, but all of a sudden he's terrified and says he's seen someone besides the window. Said someone is the bandaged man, and he has kidnapped Chikako and is taking her into the woods.
Sumiya covers Chikako's remains with his jacket, and the group returns to the villa. Ayako blames herself for everything since she organized the meeting, but Sumiya says it's only the "bandaged man's" fault. Everyone is very shaken and they decide that it's best to go to bed for the night after checking on every window and door for safety; they'll try finding their way to the nearest village in the morning. Conan, Sonoko, and Ran find Chikako's slippers near the house's back door, and Conan thinks she willingly left to meet up with someone in secret.
Ran and Conan are sharing a room, and Ran is so scared of how she was targeted that she asks Conan if they can share a bed too. He tries to focus on the current info but is distracted by how close Ran is to him.
The bandaged man strikes again, this time trying to kill Ran in her sleep. Since Ran is an extremely heavy sleeper, Conan first kicks her out of the way and then grabs his bow-tie to amplify the volume of his voice and yell at her to wake up. Ran opens her eyes and she freezes up as Conan tries to tackle the guy to the ground, then the man escapes through the window but not before tossing Conan away and making him twist his ankle. The bandaged man quickly makes a hasty retreat, leaving Conan to wonder why he is targeting Ran and why, if the guy came from the outside, there are no mud or water stains on the floor.
Everyone decides to stay up for the night and keep together to throw off the murderous man in bandages. Conan sees that Ayako has a choker that belonged to the dead Chikako. She says she found it a short while ago, but Conan recalls that she had it on when she was abducted. This means that yes, the "bandaged man" is someone in the group.
The group stays in the dining room, and Ohta tries to comfort Ran by hitting on her again much to Conan's displeasure. He mentions how he was the closest to the man and tried to grab him, saying he was thin enough for him to wrap his arms around his waist.
Conan realizes that Sumiya accidentally left his camera on, so there's a video with the window incident and Chikako's abduction. He sees Chikako was wearing her choker when abducted, but that poses doubts about how fast she was taken away from the house; none of the three men (the only ones with enough physical strength) could have been fast enough to carry a woman of normal weight around that fast. Also, the three men were inside the building when Chikako was kidnapped.
Ayako, the last one to see Chikako alive, tells Conan that she saw her holding a letter and looking disturbed; this confirms Conan's suspicions about a secret meeting between Chikako and her eventual murderer. He wonders why Ran is a target now, however, and asks her if she remembers seeing something special when she got into the guys's rooms.
The lights go off, thanks to the thunderstorm. Ayako, Ran and Conan go for candles, and Ran is attacked again, but this time she manages to react and breaks the "man"'s axe with a kick. The lights return and one of the windows is all broken; Conan thinks it was done from the inside to fool everyone into thinking the man used it to get into the house, when he's actually among the group. Additionally, he sees some odd signals in the veranda, and that tells him who the "bandaged man" is.
- Ryoichi Takahashi reappears in the one year ago flashback from The Locked Room in the Sky: Shinichi Kudo's First Case.
- This is the first episode where Ran is the target of a murderer.
- This is the first episode to feature a dismembered victim.
- This is the first episode to meet any of Sonoko's family.
- This is the first time that Conan used his bow tie in loudspeaker mode.
- This is the first episode to feature a culprit hacking his/her victim.
- This is the first episode that an axe was most likely the murder weapon, as well as being the attempted murder weapon.
- This is the first case with a death by decapitation since Shinichi became Conan in the Roller Coaster Murder Case.
- First case in which the Suzuki family villa is shown. It is revisited again in The Sealed Western-Style Window.
Manga to anime changes
- The manga version of this story was the first appearance of Sonoko Suzuki (while in the anime she made her debut in Valentine Murder Case), as well as the first time that Conan solved a murder through her (which in the anime was first done in A June Bride Murder Case). The manga version established that she never met Conan until now.
- In the manga, immediately after the attack by the bandaged man in Ran and Conan's room, Conan was still able to walk and run.
- The anime version ends with Ran bringing up Sonoko's deduction of the case. Conan is worried as his cover might be blown, only for Sonoko to accept the credit for solving the murder. The manga placed this at the beginning of the Karaoke Box Murder Case.
- Additionally in the manga, Kogoro and Shinichi briefly are shown in the background when Sonoko claims that they couldn't measure up to her deduction skills.
- The names of the characters in the Funimation Dub are:
- Masaru Ohta - Michel
- Hiroki Sumiya - Randall
- Ryoichi Takahashi - Felix
- Chikako Ikeda - Jessica "Jessie" Star
- Atsuko Tokumoto - Emily
- In the Italian dub Chikako's name has been changed to Yoko.
|1||Feel Your Heart||Feel Your Heart||Feel Your Heart||Feel Your Heart|
|2||のんびり気分||Nonbiri Kibun||Carefree Feeling||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1|
|3||蘭のテーマ （音コンテ）||Ran no Tēma (Oto Konte)||Ran's Theme (Sound Cue)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|4||謎解き （その１）||Nazotoki (Sono 1)||Riddle Solution (Part 1)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|5||新一の名推理||Shin'ichi no Meisuiri||Shinichi's Great Deduction||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|6||謎解き （その１）||Nazotoki (Sono 1)||Riddle Solution (Part 1)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|7||陰謀||Inbō||Conspiracy||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|8||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|
|9||蘭・愛のテーマ||Ran・Ai no Tēma||Ran's Love Theme||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1|
|10||迷宮のラヴァーズ||Meikyū no Lovers||Lovers' Labyrinth||Meikyū no Lovers|
|11||新一の事件解明||Shin'ichi no Jiken Kaimei||Shinichi's Case Clarification||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|1||Feel Your Heart||Feel Your Heart||Feel Your Heart||Feel Your Heart|
|2||コナンの勇気||Konan no Yūki||Conan's Courage||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|3||コナンの危機||Konan no Kiki||Conan's Crisis||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack Super Best|
|4||事件現場２||Jiken Genba 2||Scene of the Case 2||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|5||謎解き （その１）||Nazotoki (Sono 1)||Riddle Solution (Part 1)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|6||陰謀||Inbō||Conspiracy||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|7||新一の名推理||Shin'ichi no Meisuiri||Shinichi's Great Deduction||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|8||謎解き （その２）||Nazotoki (Sono 2)||Riddle Solution (Part 2)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|9||陰謀||Inbō||Conspiracy||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3|
|10||緊迫１||Kinpaku 1||Tension 1||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|11||対決のテーマ （落ち着きver.）||Taiketsu no Tēma (Ochitsuki ver.)||Showdown Theme (Calm ver.)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|12||コナンの夢 （夕暮れver.）||Konan no Yume (Yūgure ver.)||Conan's Dream (Twilight ver.)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|13||コナンの夢||Konan no Yume||Conan's Dream||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1|
|14||迷宮のラヴァーズ||Meikyū no Lovers||Lovers' Labyrinth||Meikyū no Lovers|
|15||コナンの勝利||Konan no Shōri||Conan's Victory||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1|
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