TV Station Murder Case

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Episode 31

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Information
Title: TV Station Murder Case
Japanese title: テレビ局殺人事件
(Terebi-kyoku Satsujin Jiken)
Broadcast rating: 13.1%
Remastered rating: 7.5%
Manga case: #28
Original airdate: September 2, 1996
August 24, 2013 (Remastered version)
Season: 2
Manga source: Volume 11: Files 2-4 (102-104)
FUNimation version
English title: Murder at the Television Studio
Dubbed episode: Episode 32
English airdate: July 15, 2004
Case
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Ran Mouri
Kogoro Mouri
Juzo Megure
Wataru Takagi
Ayumi Yoshida
Yoko Okino
Taketoshi Gondo
Case solved by: Kogoro Mouri (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: Windows
Cell phone (Remastered version)
Staff
Director: Kenji Kodama
Organizer: Hirohito Ochi
Storyboard: Hirohito Ochi
Episode director: Hirohito Ochi
Animation director: Haruo Ogawara
Music
Opening song: Feel Your Heart
Closing song: Meikyū no Lovers
Chronology
Prev episode: « Alibi Testimony Murder Case
Next episode: Coffee Shop Murder Case »
List of episodes

TV Station Murder Case is the 31st episode of the Detective Conan anime. It first aired on September 2, 1996 and is based on Chapters 102-104 of the manga.

The idea for the original manga story came about when TV celebrity Takashi Matsuo asked Gosho Aoyama to write a Detective Conan story featuring himself as the murderer. Additionally, the producer victim is named after actual Detective Conan producer Michihiko Suwa. Matsuo provides his own voice in the episode.

Cast[edit]

Gadgets[edit]

Case[edit]

Situation[edit]

The TV presenter Takashi Matsuo calls his colleague, Michihiko Suwa and tells him that he wants to meet him after the show in the conference room. Matsuo hangs a photo of himself and Suwa, throws it across the room, and shoots it with a gun.

Soon after the shipment is shown "Detective Agency", in which is always a special guest invited. This time it's Kogoro Mouri, who promptly pulls some pranks and the audience, among which there are also Conan and Ran, laugh. Kogoro brings the audience laugh by declaring that the use of mobile phones is even more dangerous, as they can be intercepted more easily than phones.

During the so-called "four-minute thrillers", Suwa's phone rings and Suwa answers. It's Matsuo and Matsuo tells Suwa that he will kill himself by jumping off the building. Suwa looks out the window by telling him to calm down but suddenly, the gunshot was heard.

After the four-minute thriller, Matsuo came back from the bathroom. Conan has solved the four-minute thriller now, while Ran is waiting for the resolution. It is now announced that the culprit has been the sister of the victim. As Ran herself would not have come to this solution. Later, the dead body of Michihiko Suwa is found.

Murder

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Location: N.U.T. meeting room
Victim: Michihiko Suwa
Age: 37 years old
Cause of death: Gunshot wound
Culprit: Takashi Matsuo
Takashi Matsuo runs to the top floor of the television studio, telling Michihiko Suwa on the phone that he is going to commit suicide. However, Suwa is the one who is found dead, a pistol blast to his head.

Soon after, Inspector Megure and the police arrived at the crime scene to investigate. The crime scene investigators discovered the first three bullets. Kogoro deduces that the offender may have come through the door. Conan realizes that the victim was on the phone shortly before his death with someone and interested in for the person who called him last. It turns out that it was the last caller, the wizard. Since Matsuo was briefly away during the live show, he comes now under suspicion. He tries to overcome by stating that he could never be within the four minutes come from the TV studio to the conference room. Then the police test it out how long it takes for the track. Kogoro made it in a time of 6 minutes and 41 seconds, so Megure demands that he tries again. The result remains the same: It is impossible to run during the four-minute thrillers from the studio into the conference room and back.

Meanwhile, Conan speculates that Matsuo could be the culprit, but lack of evidence. However, the staircase between the ninth and the seventh floor is not monitored by cameras. He also discovered a storage room, which is located directly above the window of the conference room. Conan, who wonders why the killer called the victim, if he is to have it faced directly, comes a new idea, and it checks whether there are some on the road under the stockroom bullet holes - and in fact, he discovered what he was looking for. Now it is clear how the killer has taken. So when Matsuo is called during the repetition, Conan has the evidence he needs.

People[edit]

Resolution[edit]

Manga to anime changes[edit]

Sonoko's movie is interrupted by Kogoro's deduction show.
  • In the manga, Michihiko Suwa is characterized as being far more self-centered and concerned with his career than in the anime. When Matsuo calls the producer claiming that he'll commit suicide by jumping from the television studio roof, he tells Suwa that he will be "going down" with him. Stating that he has listed all of Suwa's misdeeds in his will, Matsuo frightens the producer by insinuating that everything will be written in tomorrow's newspaper. Fearful for his own future, Suwa rushes to the window to try and convince Matsuo not to jump. In the anime, Matsuo does not make such threats, and Suwa runs to the window out of concern for Matsuo's life as opposed to his career being ruined.
  • In the manga, when Kogoro's deduction show is televised outside of the Nichiuri Television Studio for the public's viewing, more time is spent showing people's reactions to the broadcast than in the anime. One such scene that was entirely omitted involved Sonoko Suzuki. While watching a movie, her mother tells her to go to bed as it's getting late. Just as Sonoko asks if she can stay up a bit longer, her movie is interrupted by a news bulletin concerning the death of Michihiko. When the screen switches to Kogoro's deduction, Sonoko's facial expression of confusion turns to complete shock.

Translation changes[edit]

Anime[edit]

  • The names of the characters in the Funimation Dub are:
  • Michihiko Suwa - Miguel Santos
  • Takashi Matsuo - Tate Evans
  • Ayako Nagai - Alice Nagel
  • Kirishima Shouji (From The Murderer is You Segment) - Roger Stacks

Remastered version[edit]

A remastered version of the episode aired on August 24, 2013.

Trivia[edit]

  • This episode featured the first use of the show's third post-credits stinger image, featuring Conan standing in the foreground, with Kogoro and Megure in the background.

BGM listing[edit]

# Song Title Romaji Translation OST
1 Feel Your Heart Feel Your Heart Feel Your Heart Feel Your Heart
2 (Unreleased Sound Effect/BGM)
3 対決のテーマ Taiketsu no Tēma Showdown Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
4 蘭・愛のテーマ Ran・Ai no Tēma Ran's Love Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
5 (Unreleased Sound Effect/BGM)
6 脅迫 (パート2) Kyōhaku (Pāto 2) Threat (Part 2) 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 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 「名探偵コナン」メイン・テーマ (音コンテ) "Meitantei Konan" Mein・Tēma (Oto Konte) "Detective Conan" Main Theme (Sound Cue) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
10 悪のテーマ (パート2) Aku no Tēma (Pāto 2) Theme of Evil (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
11 犯人のアジト Hannin no Ajito The Culprit's Hideout Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
12 コナンのテーマ1 Konan no Tēma 1 Conan's Theme 1 Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
13 小さな巨人 Chiisana Kyojin A Small Great Person Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
14 事件現場2 Jiken Genba 2 Scene of the Case 2 Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
15 犯人のアジト (いよいよver.) Hannin no Ajito (Iyoiyo ver.) The Culprit's Hideout (More and More ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
16 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
17 コナンの夢 Konan no Yume Conan's Dream Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
18 迷宮のラヴァーズ Meikyū no Lovers Lovers' Labyrinth Meikyū no Lovers
19 蘭のテーマ Ran no Tēma Ran's Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1

Gallery[edit]

In other languages[edit]

Language Title Translation
Flag of Arabic Arabic جريمة في مبنى التلفاز Crime in the TV building
Flag of Basque Country Basque Hilketa telebistako estudioan
Flag of Balearic Islands Catalan (Balearic dub) S'assassinat a s'estudi de televisió Murder on the TV set
Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalonia dub) Assassinat als estudis de televisió Murder on the TV set
Flag of Valencia Catalan (Valencian dub) Assassinat a l'estudi de televisió Murder on the TV set
Flag of France French Meurtre au studio de télévision Murder on TV set
Flag of Galicia Galician Asasinato no estudio de televisión TV Station Murder
Flag of Germany German Tatort TV-Show TV Show Crime Scene
Flag of Italy Italian Giallo in diretta Live mystery
Flag of Spain Spanish (Castilian dub) Asesinato en el estudio de televisión Murder on the TV set
Flag of US Spanish (American dub) Asesinato en el estudio de televisión Murder on the TV set
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Vụ án mạng ở đài truyền hình TV Station Murder Case

See also[edit]

Episodes of Season 2
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