Scoop Picture Murder Case

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Episode 106
(Int. Episode 112)

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Title: Scoop Picture Murder Case
Japanese title: スクープ写真殺人事件
(Sukūpu Shashin Satsujin Jiken)
Original airdate: June 22, 1998
Broadcast rating: 19.8%
Filler case: #41
Season: 4
Manga source: TV Original
English version
English title: Snapshots of Death
Dubbed episode: Episode 112
English airdate: May 12, 2009 (DVD)
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Kogoro Mouri
Ran Mouri
Hiroshi Agasa
Juzo Megure
Case solved by: Kogoro Mouri (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: Highway bus
Director: Kenji Kodama
Screenplay: Junichi Miyashita
Storyboard: Yoshio Suzuki
Episode director: Johei Matsuura
Animation Director: Atsushi Aono
Character Design: Masatomo Sudo
Yasuhiro Moriki (design works)
Opening song: Unmei no Roulette Mawashite
Closing song: Negai Goto Hitotsu Dake
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Scoop Picture Murder Case (スクープ写真殺人事件 Sukūpu Shashin Satsujin Jiken?) is the 106th episode of Detective Conan anime.





In Angel City Hotel, the photographer named Ryuuichi Yanase wins the 35th Yomikiri Photography Award in the award ceremony and he also receives a brand new watch. He was nominated by the crime news department. Yanase's award winning photographs of various incidents are also shown as a slideshow.

After the award ceremony, Kogoro gives his business card to Yanase and Yanase is glad to meet the famous detective in person. In return Yanase also gives his business card to Kogoro. He says he captured those wonderful pictures by pure luck and coincidence. Until suddenly, a man named Atsushi Nakai introduces and gives his business card to Kogoro revealing him to be a newspaper reporter.

It is obvious that Yanase and Nakai do not get along, as Yanase does not like Nakai at all whenever he's near him. Nakai then takes out some unknown white powder from his pocket and blows it at Yanase’s face. Yanase startled tells Nakai to leave him alone and hastily leaves. Conan checks the white powder and sees that it is (Calcium Oxide: CaO) burnt lime.

At the Mouri Detective Agency, the phone rings and Conan answers it. It's Nakai and he wants to talk to Kogoro Mouri because he believes that his life is in danger. Conan tries to wake Kogoro up while he's sleeping but he can’t get him to wake up. Conan having no choice uses the voice changing bowtie to mimic Kogoro's voice while talking to Nakai on the phone.

When Conan gets back on the phone, he asks Nakai why his life is in danger and who is threatening him. Nakai claims that someone is after his life and wants Kogoro to investigate and protect him. Suddenly, the culprit hits Nakai with an ashtray and hangs up the phone. Conan takes Nakai's business card from Kogoro's inside coat pocket and takes a ride on a taxi. Meanwhile in Nakai's apartment, the culprit turns the water on in the kitchen sink and leaves.

Conan arrives at the apartment just in time to witness Nakai crashing through his window and falling to his death while engulfed in flames.


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Location: Atsushi Nakai's apartment
Victim: Atsushi Nakai
Age: 38 years old
Cause of death: Burning and fell from apartment
Suspects: Ryuuichi Yanase
Yanase takes photo from fell burning Nakai.

While he's falling, Conan sees Yanase taking pictures of the incident from the highway. The next day, all the newspapers have pictures of Nakai when he's on fire falling to his death taken by Yanase. He tells the news reporters that it was just coincidence and pure luck that he happened to be at the right place at the right time.

Ran is reading the newest article about Yanase and she thinks he certainly has exceptional luck as a crime scene photographer. But whatever he claims, it's too much of a coincidence. Then Kogoro returns, he reveals that Nakai died from blunt force trauma to the head, but the coroner came to the conclusion that he accidentally killed himself because he was drunk.

He accidentally set his apartment on fire, lost his balance, fell, and hit his head on the pavement. The police believe and most likely will rule his death as an unfortunate accident. Conan asks about the cause of fire and Kogoro doesn't know the details but it apparently started in the kitchen sink.

Conan went back to Nakai's apartment and investigates. Last night, the phone call for Kogoro came at 10:30 pm. By the time he rushed to the apartment by taxi ride, it was 10:50. Judging by the progress of the fire, Conan can safely conclude that the fire started as soon as the phone went dead. Yanase was taking pictures from the bridge of the apartment.

Without a car, it would be impossible to get up there. Suddenly, Conan notices the entrance for the highway bus. Conan goes to the road bridge and sees through the window which is directly across from Nakai's apartment. It is the perfect spot to take pictures. Yanase couldn't have gotten to the road bridge purely by luck. What's more, it takes no more than three minutes to get to the highway from the crime scene. Conan finds traces of white powder on his sleeve and it is revealed to be Calcium oxide (CaO) (quicklime or burnt lime). The lime could be the connected to the fire that started in the kitchen sink.

Later, Conan buys a magazine article about the incident and Nakai's death. At the playground, he looks at the picture of Nakai crashing through the window. He notices something and went to Professor Agasa's house for his help. Conan wants Agasa to analyze the picture and he points to the mirror in the background of Nakai crashing through the window. Agasa puts the magazine article on the scanner and imports the picture of Nakai crashing through the window onto his computer screen.

He zooms in to the kitchen reflected in the mirror. When he zooms in to the kitchen sink, it's so pixelated and it's not clear enough. Agasa fixes it and he finally made the picture more sharp and clear. There's a broken watch on the kitchen counter and Conan has no doubt that it was murder and now he knows who did it. Agasa mentions that Yanase will be on tv tomorrow and he was advertising it in a commercial. Yanase is going to invite Kogoro as his first guest to his show. Conan realized this a good chance and comes up with an idea to expose Yanase as the murderer.

The next day at Nichiuri TV, Yanase thanks Kogoro for coming to his show as his first guest. When they shake hands, a pink paper slip falls out of Yanase's pocket. The pink paper is actually a police notification and it's because last time when he saw the smoke, he subconsciously increased speed and got caught by the surveillance camera. Conan went to the phone and called Inspector Megure. Kogoro is getting ready for the show and Conan tells him that there's dirt on his collar and that he's going to brush it off when he actually puts the button speaker on him.


  • Resolution

    Translation changes


    • The names of the characters in the Funimation Dub are:
    • Ryuuichi Yanase - Reynold Yates
    • Atsushi Nakai - Artie Nelson


    • The software Professor Agasa uses to help Conan is called "Agasa Photoshob", in reference to Photoshop.
    • The car Ryuuichi Yanase drives is a 1990 yellow Porsche 911 Carrera [964]. He has a Olympus M-1 film camera on the murder scene.
    • Ran seems to be wearing the same red dress that she wore in Conan vs. Kaitou Kid, although it seems to start pink, and next scene be red, then pink again, before the end of the night.
    • Professor Agasa has an Agasa face mouse pad. His computer also has a logo of his face on it.

    BGM listing

    # Song Title Romaji Translation OST
    1 運命のルーレット廻して Unmei no Roulette Mawashite Spinning the Roulette of Destiny Unmei no Roulette Mawashite
    2 昼下がりの天使たち (摩天楼ヴァージョン) Hirusagari no Tenshitachi (Mantenrō Vājon) Early Afternoon Angels (Skyscraper ver.) Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
    3 蘭のテーマ (摩天楼ヴァージョン) Ran no Tēma (Mantenrō Vājon) Ran's Theme (Skyscraper ver.) Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
    4 (Unreleased Sound Effect/BGM)
    5 忍び寄る影 Shinobiyoru Kage Creeping Shadow Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    6 時計じかけの摩天楼 Tokei Jikake no Mantenrō The Time-Bombed Skyscraper Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
    7 爆破予告 Bakuha Yokoku Bomb Warning Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
    8 新一の名推理 Shin'ichi no Meisuiri Shinichi's Great Deduction Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    9 サスペンス~危機感 Sasupensu ~ Kikikan Suspense ~ Impending Crisis Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    10 阿笠博士のテーマ Agasa Hakase no Tēma Professor Agasa's Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    11 犯人からの電話 Hannin Kara no Denwa Phone Call From the Culprit Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
    12 サスペンス~危機感 Sasupensu ~ Kikikan Suspense ~ Impending Crisis Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    13 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
    14 阿笠博士のテーマ Agasa Hakase no Tēma Professor Agasa's Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    15 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
    16 阿笠博士のテーマ Agasa Hakase no Tēma Professor Agasa's Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    17 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
    18 願い事ひとつだけ Negai Goto Hitotsu Dake Just One Wish Negai Goto Hitotsu Dake
    19 それいけコナン (超早ver.) Soreike Konan (Chōhaya ver.) Let's Go Conan (Very Fast ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2


    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Arabic Arabic عدسة العنكبوت The Lens of The Spider
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) El cas de l'assassinat de les fotografies d'exclusives Scoop pictures murder case
    Flag of Valencia Catalan (Valencian dub) L'assassinat de la fotografia instantània Instant picture murder
    Flag of France French Photos de meurtre Murder Pictures
    Flag of Galicia Galician O asasinato da primicia fotográfica Scoop picture murder
    Flag of Germany German Mord mit Blitzlicht Murder with Photo Flash
    Flag of Italy Italian Il fotografo The Photographer
    Flag of US Spanish (American dub) El caso de la fotografía sensacionalista Gutter picture case
    Flag of Spain Spanish (Castilian dub) El asesinato de la foto instantánea Instant picture murder
    Flag of Thailand Thai คดีฆาตกรรมในภาพเด็ด A murder case in a scoop picture
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Vụ án giết người liên quan đến bức ảnh giật gân Scoop Picture Murder Case

    See also

    Episodes of Season 4
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