Quarter of Silence

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Movie 15


Official trailer
Title: Quarter of Silence
Japanese Title: 名探偵コナン 沈黙の15分(クォーター)
(Meitantei Konan: Chinmoku no Kwōtā)
Original airdate: April 16, 2011
Broadcast rating when aired on television: 13.2% (aired on April 13, 2012)
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Ran Mouri
Sonoko Suzuki
Detective Boys
Hiroshi Agasa
Ai Haibara
Kogoro Mouri
Juzo Megure
Wataru Takagi
Ninzaburo Shiratori
Miwako Sato
Kazunobu Chiba
Sumiko Kobayashi
Shinichi Kudo
Eri Kisaki
Toshiro Odagiri
Case solved by: Conan Edogawa
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto (chief) 
Kobun Shizuno
Screenplay: Kazunari Kouchi
Storyboard: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Kobun Shizuno
Hajime Kamegaki (asst.)
Iwao Teraoka (asst.) 
Masaki Ozora (asst.)
Technical Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Kobun Shizuno 
Rion Kujo
Kazuhiro Soeta
Mana Uchiyama
Animation director: Masatomo Sudo (chief)
Hiroyuki Horiuchi
Seiji Muta
Yoshiharu Shimizu
Hiroyuki Notake
Akio Kawamura
Hiroshi Kugimiya
Hideyuki Motohashi (asst.)
Nobuyuki Iwai (asst.)
Yoshiaki Matsuda (asst.)
Kinuko Izumi (asst.)
Mayumi Nakamura (asst.)
Character Design: Masatomo Sudo
Mechanical Design: Hideyuki Motohashi
Production Cooperation: Ascension, GK Entertainment, The Answer Studio Co., Ltd.
Theme song: Don't Wanna Lie
Soundtrack: Detective Conan "Quarter of Silence" Original Soundtrack
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Quarter of Silence is the 15th movie in the Detective Conan franchise. It was released in Japan on April 16, 2011.

Characters introduced

Gadgets introduced





A day before the opening of the Toto Line, a new line of the Tokyo Metropolitan Subway, governor Yuichiro Asakura receives a bomb threat. The following day, while the Toto Line is formally opened, Conan and the Detective Boys go on a trip with Agasa and the car passes directly underneath the new subway tracks.

Conan, who heard about the bomb threat, spots explosives tied to the rails as the car passes them. He decides to act immediately, calling the police and using his bow-tie to change his voice to Shinichi's. With Conan's help, the police are able to divert the new trains away from the bombs and prevent casualties.


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Location: Touto Line (Yamate Tunnel)
Victims: Juzo Megure, Wataru Takagi, Miwako Sato, Ninzaburo Shiratori, Yuuichiro Asakura, and many others
Suspects: Unknown culprit

Investigating Asakura's background, Conan learns that the governor authorised construction of a dam in Kitanosawa, a town in Niigata prefecture. Kitanosawa was evacuated to make room for the dam, the citizens had to leave their homes and their houses were flooded by the new dam. Since Asakura has been forced to cancel an upcoming trip to Kitanosawa to celebrate the anniversary of the dam, Conan speculates the bomber could have ties to the former town and decides to continue his investigation in Kitanosawa.

Conan, the Detective Boys, Ran, Kogoro, and Sonoko travel to Kitanosawa and have a fun day in the snow. They befriend a few former citizens, childhood friends Keisuke Yamao, Mizuki Tono, Fuyumi Tachihara, Tahehiko Muto, and Shogo Hikawa. The friends were among the citizens that decided to relocate to the new village after Kitanosawa was flooded.

They also explain that they haven't seen each other for eight years because Yamao had to spend several years in prison for accidentally killing Mizuki's younger sister Natsuki in a hit-and-run. Fuyumi's son Toma was in a serious incident a day after Natsuki's death and has been in a coma ever since.

Hit and Run (Past)

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Location: Way to Kitanosawa Village
Victim: Natsuki Tono
Age: 18 years old
Time: 8 years ago
Cause of death: Hit by a car
Suspects: Keisuke Yamao
On the way to Kitanosawa Village, Yamao accidentally hits Natsuki Tono, Mizuki's younger sister, with his car, resulting in her death.

The following day, Toma Tachihara suddenly wakes up from his coma and can't remember anything about his accident. Later, Shogo Hikawa is found dead in a gield.

Accident? Attempted Murder? (Past)

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Location: Road going to cottage
Victim: Touma Tachihara
Age: 7 years old
Time: 8 years ago (Snowy night)
Suspects: Keisuke Yamao
While Touma was out in the fields, playing, he witnessed a crime. He was chased by someone and fell from a high place, slipping into a coma because of his serious injuries. He is unable to remember the details about the previous case. During a walk with Mizuki and the Detective Boys, they find Hikawa's corpse.

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Location: Snowy field in Kitanosawa
Victim: Shogo Hikawa
Age: 34 years old
Cause of death: Electrocution
Suspects: Keisuke Yamao, Mizuki Tono, Fuyumi Tachihara, and Takehiko Muto

Only Hikawa's footprints are found in the snow so the police initially suspect a suicide. Conan examines the body and finds Hikawa was killed by an electro shocker. The murderer then waited for snowfalls and walked backwards in Hikawa's footprints to make everyone suspect Hikawa was alone. The sun sets, causing a diamond-like dust to appear in the sky and Toma suddenly has a flashback to the day of the accident.

It is assumed to be suicide since only Hikawa's footprints were found in the snow. Conan reveals Hikawa was killed by an electroshock weapon. The culprit then waited for it to snow and walked away backwards to suggest Hikawa was alone. During a diamond dust caused by the sunrise, Touma experiences a flashback to the day of the accident.

Conan searches Hikawa's belongings and finds a newspaper clipping about a robbery that occured eight years ago.

Robbery - Murder (Past)

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Location: Misuzu Jewelry, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Victim: Eiko Misuzu
Age: 51 years old
Time: 8 years ago (Night)
Cause of death: Stab wound
Suspects: Keisuke Yamao
On the 15th at around 11:00 pm, an unknown perpetrator broke into Misuzu Jewelry located in Yaoi City, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo. The culprit stabbed 51-year-old company president Eiko Misuzu to death with a sharp blade. The robber allegedly made off with one billion yen worth of jewelry.

A cell phone tower near the village is destroyed by bombs, providing Conan with a clue about the murderer's identity. Meanwhile, the Detective Boys and Touma are hunted down by a sniper.


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Location: Village Powerline
Suspects: Unknown culprit
Explosives placed in order to cut the cellphone signal.
Attempted Murder


Location: Snowy field
Victims: Ayumi Yoshida, Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya, Genta Kojima, and Touma Tachihara
Age: 15 years old (Touma)
Attack Types: Shooting
Suspects: Unknown culprit

Conan and Ai track their friends with the Detective Boys badges and Conan's glasses and chase after them with a snowboard, attracting the sniper's attention.

Attempted Murder

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Location: Snowy field
Victims: Conan Edogawa and Ai Haibara
Attack Types: Shooting
Suspects: Unknown culprit

In order to avoid being seen by the sniper, the Detective Boys and Toma hide in a cave. They head deeper into the cave, which lead to a shortcut to the dam. Conan follows them and explains his deductions.


  • Resolution

    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan 15 minuts de silenci 15 minutes of silence
    Flag of China Chinese (Simplified) 沉默的十五分钟 Fifteen Minutes of Silence
    Flag of France French Les quinze minutes de silence The Fifteen Minutes of Silence
    Flag of Germany German Die 15 Minuten der Stille The 15 Minutes of Silence
    Flag of South Korea Korean 침묵의 15분 15 Minutes of Silence
    Flag of Spain Spanish 15 minutos de silencio 15 minutes of silence
    Flag of Thailand Thai 15 นาทีเฉียดวิกฤติมรณะ 15 Minutes before the Deadly Emergency
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese 15 phút tĩnh lặng 15 Minutes of Silence



    The cup in episode 805.
    • In Conan and Ebizo's Kabuki Jūhachiban Mystery, Shiratori has the coffee mug with love symbols that Haibara and the Detective Boys have bought for their teacher in the gift shop "Snow White" of Kitanosawa Lodge house.
    • The Kitanosawa Dam is modeled after the Kurobe Dam, the highest dam in Japan that appears in the ending credits with the Kurobe Gorge Railway.
    • The women in the live action ending theme are announcers Keiko Furukawa and Mai Watanabe.
    • Yamao's hit and run car is a blue 1993 Toyota MR2 GT Turbo [SW20]. The license plate number is 新宿 500, い 10-01 (Shinjuku 500, I 10-01).
    • Muto's car to rescue the Detective Boys is a silver Toyota Land Cruiser Prado [J120].
    • Fuyumi Tachihara's off-road vehicle is a 1991 black Suzuki Jimny [JA11V].
    • Tadao Azegami drives a supermini Suzuki Wagon R police car.
    • The dam employees' off-road SUV is a 2007 Jeep Patriot [MK74]. The license plate number is 新潟 301, お 95-20 (Niigata 301, O 95-20), but a mistake occurs as in a scene, the license plate briefly changes to 新潟 500, そ 29-21 (Niigata 500, So 29-21).
    • The train in the beginning is a Tokyo Metro 10000 series.
    • The special guest voice actor for this movie is the photographer Yoichi Watanabe as Detective Watanabe. He looks exactly like Yoichi, with the same knit hat and the trademark beard. Keitarou Aso, a veteran actor in the role of Yuichiro Asakura and newcomer singer/live voice blogger Roi Hino in the role of Kana Mizuta are also quite high profile in Japan and normally don't work as voice actors.

    See also

    Detective Conan Movies
    Movies Movie 01: The Time-Bombed SkyscraperMovie 02: The Fourteenth TargetMovie 03: The Last Wizard of the CenturyMovie 04: Captured in Her EyesMovie 05: Countdown to HeavenMovie 06: The Phantom of Baker StreetMovie 07: Crossroad in the Ancient CapitalMovie 08: Magician of the Silver SkyMovie 09: Strategy Above the DepthsMovie 10: The Private Eyes' RequiemMovie 11: Jolly Roger in the Deep AzureMovie 12: Full Score of FearMovie 13: The Raven ChaserMovie 14: The Lost Ship in the SkyMovie 15: Quarter of SilenceMovie 16: The Eleventh StrikerMovie 17: Private Eye in the Distant SeaLupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie (crossover) • Movie 18: Dimensional SniperMovie 19: Sunflowers of InfernoMovie 20: The Darkest NightmareMovie 21: The Crimson Love LetterMovie 22: Zero the EnforcerMovie 23: The Fist of Blue SapphireThe Scarlet Alibi (compilation) • Movie 24: The Scarlet BulletMovie 25: The Bride of HalloweenThe Story of Ai Haibara ~Black Iron Mystery Train~ (compilation) • Movie 26: Black Iron SubmarineDetective Conan vs. Kid the Phantom Thief (compilation) • Movie 27: The Million-dollar Pentagram
    Related cases 16 Suspects!? (movie 4) • Conan, Heiji, and the Vanished Boy (movie 7) • Time Travel of the Silver Sky (movie 8) • Follow the Vanished Diamond! Conan & Heiji vs. Kid! (movie 10) • A Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs. Conan and the Detective Boys (movie 11) • Magic File 2: Shinichi Kudo, The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Lab (movie 12) • Lupin III vs. Detective Conan (crossover) • Magic File 3: Shinichi and Ran, Memories of Mahjong Tiles and Tanabata (movie 13) • Magic File 4: The Osaka Okonomiyaki Odyssey (movie 14) • Magic File 5: Niigata~Tokyo Souvenir Capriccio (movie 15) • Bonus File 1: Flower of Fantasista (movie 16) • The Missing Sweets in the Old Shop (movie 17) • The Coded Invitation (movie 18) • Promise with a J-Leaguer (movie 16) • Munch's Missing Scream (movie 19) • The Shadow Approaching Amuro (movie 20) • The Mystery of the Vanished Black Belt (movie 21) • The Melting Cake! (movie 22) • The J League Bodyguard (movie 16) • Intrigue at the Food Court (movie 23) • The Beika City Shopping Center Garbage Bin Mystery (movie 24) • The Flying Jack-o'-lantern (movie 25) • The Cameras Targeting Haibara (movie 26) • Behind the Scenes of the J League Finals (movie 16)