The Phantom of Baker Street
A TV program introduces Hiroki Sawada, a ten-year old computer prodigy. The reporter explains that Hiroki is already in graduate school at MIT. He has developed a DNA-tracker software and is now about to complete his second major project, an artificial mind called Noah's Ark. Since Hiroki's mother died, he has been looked after by Thomas Schindler, CEO of Schindler Inc., an influential software company. Schindler recognised Hiroki's enormous talent and encouraged him to develop it further, putting him under a rigorous study program with little free time or time to be a child.
Hiroki, who has been watching the program about himself, turns his TV off and goes back to his computer, putting the finishing touches on Noah's Ark. Once he is satisfied, he sends the artificial intelligence on his way and his computer shows the message "Noah's Ark sailed away", which also triggers an alarm in the building he is working in. A security guard notices the alarm and calls Thomas Schindler. Together, they try to enter Hiroki's room. When they finally manage to open the door, Hiroki is nowhere to be found. Dismayed, Schindler sees Hiroki's shoes on the balcony and has to conclude the inevitable - Hiroki committed suicide by jumping off the balcony.
His computer screen shows a sailing boat on water and a message that reads: "Goodbye from Hiroki":
Two years later, Schindler Inc. presents its newest product at Beika City hall - a virtual reality game system called Cocoon. Many children attend the presentation, hoping they are among the lucky ones who are allowed to test Cocoon for the first time. To be included among the first players, the children have to obtain a special badge that was quite expensive. Conan, Ayumi, Genta, Ai and Mitsuhiko watch the crowd sadly, realising none of them could afford to pay for it, when Professor Agasa and Yusaku Kudo join them. Agasa hands Conan a badge and says it was paid for for his parents and that his mother Yukiko could not join them because she has a class reunion.
The other Detective Boys trade Golden Kamen Yaiba Cards with some other children in exchange for a Cocoon badge. So, all five of them end up being called up for the game tests.
Meanwhile, CEO Schindler gets into an argument with Tadaaki Kashimura, one of his top programmers, in the basement of City Hall. Schindler stabs Kashimura fatally and leaves. In his dying moments, Kashimura dips his finger into his own blood and leaves a message for the police. He presses the letters "J", "T" and "R" on the keyboard before he sinks back dead.
Conan finds the body and decides to actually join the Cocoon test as well, recognising that there might be a clue to the murderer's identity in the game. Yusaku, who was consulted by Kashimura when they developed the game, realises "JTR" has to mean "Jack the Ripper".
Among great interest from the audience, Cocoon is turned on and the children are instructed to sit into special chairs fitted with virtual reality glasses. Thomas Schindler explains that participants in Cocoon are put into a trance-like state to fully immerse themselves in the game. Suddenly, the system comes alive and a computer-generated voice explains that it is "Noah's ark" and has taken control of the program to "reset Japan". Most of the children participating in the game come from wealthy and influential families and Noah's Ark explains that it is challenging that status quo. Two parents try to get their children out of the chairs but a sudden burst of electricity shocks them as they try to open the cover of the seats. Noah's Ark further explains that it has modified the virtual games so they are more challenging and the children have to play them. If all children fail, the artificial intelligence will kill them with an electromagnetic burst, but they are allowed to leave if one child wins their game.
The participants are told they can chose between five different levels of the game.
Conan, Ran and the Detective Boys choose level 5, a mystery set in 19th century London. The game starts and Conan discovers he can't use Agasa's inventions. Professor Agasa is able to communicate with Conan and sends him a hint which makes Conan realise that Sherlock Holmes is the "supporting character" they have to find. Near 221 B Baker Street a vagrant plays the accordion and sings an odd song. The children don't pay him any attention.
Mrs. Hudson mistakes the children for the Baker Street Irregulars and invites them into 221 B Baker Street, explaining that Holmes and Watson left for Dartmoor a day earlier. Ran has a look through Holmes' notes and realises he is investigating Jack the Ripper, which, as Conan immediately figures out, means the serial killer must be connected to Professor Moriarty.
Finding the criminal mastermind is next to impossible so Conan tells everyone they will have to seek out his right-hand man Colonel Sebastian Moran. Luckily, Colonel Moran spends his afternoons at one and the same gentlemen's club so they know where to go. At the club, they end up in a brawl and Ayumi, Genta and Mitsuhiko have to quit the game. Conan forces the colonel into a stand-off, but before he can reply, an elderly man enters the room and tells Conan that Professor Moriarty has sent for them.
A carriage driver leads them to a carriage and tells them it will bring everyone to Moriarty. Conan exposes the driver's identity- it is nobody other than Professor Moriarty himself. Moriarty reveals that he feels responsible for Jack the Ripper's crimes. He took the boy in when he was living on the streets and Jack the Ripper learned a lot of the tricks of the trade from the master criminal. Professor Moriarty wants to play a part in bringing Jack the Ripper down and announces he will post a message to Jack in the following day's newspapers, requesting him to kill someone. He refuses to name the newest target, saying the children will figure it out once they read his message.
Moriarty keeps his promise and, reading through the message, Conan deduces that Moriarty has put a prize on the head of Irene Adler, a famous actress and, famously, the only woman Sherlock Holmes ever respected.
|Attempted Murder (Virtual Reality)|
- This is the last Detective Conan movie to be made using traditional animation.
- Currently, this is the final movie to be dubbed in english by Funimation Entertainment. No new movies have been announced thus far, though another dubbing company has since done an English dub of Zero the Enforcer.
- This movie is notable for having a screenplay written by a famous Japanese screenwriter and mystery novelist Hisashi Nozawa. Kazunari Kochi had written all previous movies and most of the later movies up until Dimensional Sniper.
- Hiroki Sawada is possibly modeled after Doctor Zell, a former Nazi officer and mad experimental scientist in episode 50-51 of the anime Lupin III: Part II, a source of inspiration for Detective Conan. Indeed, before death, Zell uploaded his mind into a computer and created an artificial intelligence system.
- Thomas Schindler's limousine is a silver Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine.
- Yusaku Kudo and Professor Agasa's limousine is dark blue Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine.
- The date in London is declared to be September 30, 1888 which is a Sunday, yet Moriarty says that the following day is to be Sunday.
- Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are said to be away on business at Dartmoor in reference to The Hound of the Baskervilles case, however this case did not take place until a year later in 1889.
- Noah's Ark may be a reference to HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey, or Ultron from Marvel Comics, who is shown as backing himself up and traveling through the internet to create chaos.
- This is the first movie to use a virtual reality game as the main setting.
- Conan plays Pac-Man in the last scene.
- The gun picked up by Genta at Sherlock Holmes' house is a Tranter 54-bore self-cocking revolver.
- This is the first movie where Conan's gadgets are primarily absent, as in the game, they are converted to a normal accessories, rendering them useless. The next movie where Conan is unable to utilize them is The Fist of Blue Sapphire, though he gains them back later on.
- This is the only movie where either of Shinichi's parents are directly involved with the storyline. Yusaku make a cameos appearance in The Fourteenth Target and the two appear in the introduction sequences for Countdown to Heaven and Crossroad in the Ancient Capital, but not in the movie themselves, though Yusaku is mentioned later on in Countdown to Heaven.
- Even though the children are unaware that the parents can hear their voices in the game, Haibara did call Conan, "Kudo-kun," during her game over, and no one said anything about it at all.
In other languages
|Basque||Baker Street-eko mamua|
|Catalan (Catalan dub)||El fantasma de Baker Street||The Phantom of Baker Street|
|French (Subbed)||Le Fantôme de Baker Street||The Phantom of Baker Street|
|Galician||A pantasma de Baker Street||The Phantom of Baker Street|
|German||Das Phantom der Baker Street||The Phantom of Baker Street|
|Italian||Il fantasma di Baker Street||The Phantom of Baker Street|
|Simplified Chinese||贝克街的亡灵||The Phantom of Baker Street|
|Spanish (Castilian sub)||El fantasma de Baker Street||The phantom of Baker Street|
|Thai||ปริศนาบนถนนสายมรณะ||Mystery on the Deadly Street|
|Traditional Chinese||貝克街的亡靈||The Phantom of Baker Street|
|Vietnamese||Bóng ma đường Baker||The Phantom of Baker Street|
|Detective Conan Movies|
|Movies||Movie 01: The Time-Bombed Skyscraper • Movie 02: The Fourteenth Target • Movie 03: The Last Wizard of the Century • Movie 04: Captured in Her Eyes • Movie 05: Countdown to Heaven • Movie 06: The Phantom of Baker Street • Movie 07: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital • Movie 08: Magician of the Silver Sky • Movie 09: Strategy Above the Depths • Movie 10: The Private Eyes' Requiem • Movie 11: Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure • Movie 12: Full Score of Fear • Movie 13: The Raven Chaser • Movie 14: The Lost Ship in the Sky • Movie 15: Quarter of Silence • Movie 16: The Eleventh Striker • Movie 17: Private Eye in the Distant Sea • Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie (crossover) • Movie 18: Dimensional Sniper • Movie 19: Sunflowers of Inferno • Movie 20: The Darkest Nightmare • Movie 21: The Crimson Love Letter • Movie 22: Zero the Enforcer • Movie 23: The Fist of Blue Sapphire • Movie 24: The Scarlet Bullet • Movie 25|
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