The 3 "K"s of Osaka Case

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Episode 238-239

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Information
Title: The 3 "K"s of Osaka Case
Japanese title: 大阪“3つのK”事件
(Ōsaka "Mittsu no K" Jiken)
Broadcast rating: 17.30%
16.30%
Manga case: #84
Original airdate: June 18, 2001 (Part 1)
June 25, 2001 (Part 2)
Season: 9
Manga source: Volume 29: Files 9-11 (293-295)
Case
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Heiji Hattori
Kogoro Mouri
Ran Mouri
Kazuha Toyama
Goro Otaki
Yoko Okino
TWO-MIX
Shinichi Kudo
Case solved by: Conan Edogawa
Next Conan's Hint: Sushi (Part 1)
Gunpowder smoke reaction (Part 2)
Staff
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Kenji Kodama
Organizer: Chika Ichimaru
Storyboard: Chika Ichimaru
Episode director: 238 Kazuo Nogami
239 Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Animation director: 238 Izumi Shimura
239 Masatomo Sudo
Music
Opening song: destiny
Closing song: always
Chronology
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Cast[edit]

Gadgets[edit]

Case[edit]

Situation[edit]

Part 1[edit]

At the Detective Agency, Conan is on the phone talking to Heiji about a restaurant's opening party. Heiji invites Conan, Ran, and Kogoro to come to the party, saying that three famous athletes from America are also going to be there.

In Osaka at the K3 Restaurant, Kogoro is very excited to meet Mai Kuraki, Miho Komatsu, TWO-MIX, and his favorite idol, Yoko Okino.

The lights get turned off, and the announcer welcomes the three famous American athletes, treating them as special guests. The three athletes are a former heavyweight boxing champion, Ricardo Barreira. Next is the major leaguer who pitches 160 km, Mike Norwood. Lastly, the goalkeeper known as the "Iron Wall of Europe", the pro soccer player named Ray Curtis. When he was Shinichi, he used to be a huge fan of Ray Curtis, and he is very happy to see him in person. The announcer is now going to ask a few questions to the three athletes. First, the announcer asks why they chose Japan to open their restaurant. Ray answers that it's because Japan is like a second home to them. Ray's wife and Mike's wife are both Japanese and Ricardo just love ninjas and samurais. Next, the announcer asks does the "K" in the restaurant's name, "K3", mean "Kings". Ray answers it's wrong. The first is a Knockout, the K from KO in boxing. The next is a "Strikeout", represented by a K in baseball. The last is a "Goalkeeper", keeper starts with K in soccer. Suddenly, the news reporter named Ed McCay who was invited to the K3 Restaurant asks that isn't Japan the home of many scandals, and mentions that K stands for "kitanai" meaning filth.

Heiji wonders who he is and Kogoro knows that Ed McCay's famous in America. He's a reporter that whose speciality is exposing famous athletes' scandals. He manages to prove the athletes took illegal drugs, played fixed games, and had affairs in the past.

Later, the announcer asks the audience to submit any questions to the three athletes. Ran suddenly raises her hand to submit a question, but actually asks Ray Curtis to sign an autograph. The announcer is against it, but Ray says that it's okay and that he'going to sign it on one of his number 8 uniforms. Ran thanks Ray for accepting her request. When Ray asks her name, she actually asks to write 'Shinichi'. Conan blushes because Ran remembered that he was a fan of Ray Curtis.

Kazuha thinks it's weird that goalkeepers are supposed to be number 1 but Ray wears number 8. Conan says it's because Ray used to be a fielder, but during the World Cup, both the first string and back-up goalkeepers were injured, putting them in a pinch. They decided to make Ray the goalkeeper. His super-saves led them to victory. After that, when he entered the Sevilla League in Spain, he came on as a goalkeeper with the number 8. Of course, he wears it for his major league soccer team as well. Kazuha then asks what does number 99 mean the one Mike wears. Heiji answers that it stands for 99 mph, which is 160 km in Japan. It's the speed of Mike's pitch, so he requested that number. Lastly, Kazuha asks what does 4 mean which it says it on the boxing glove under Ricardo's signature. Kogoro answers that it's because Ricardo used to always win in "four" rounds, so he started putting it under his signature.

When Ran gets back with the autographed uniform for Shinichi, she also has the ticket to the exhibition match in Nagai that Ray will be playing in. She gave it to Conan.

Outside, Ran uses the transceiver to communicate the three athletes to go to the hotel rooms above the restaurant to form a letter "K". When it's done, the gunshot occurs and the window breaks. Conan and Heiji go back inside and then upstairs. They find the dead body of Ed McCay.

Murder

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Location: K3 Restaurant
Victim: Ed McCay
Age: 48 years old
Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the temple (left)
Suspects: Ricardo Barreira, Mike Norwood, and Ray Curtis

When Otaki and the police arrive, they identify the victim as Ed McCay, a 48-year old reporter from Chicago. The cause of death is a gunshot wound to the chest. The weapon was a Smith & Wesson revolver. Judging from the blood stains, death wasn't instant. Heiji hears that the gunshot was heard at 8:05 pm. In the hotel making a "K", Ray was responsible for the 1st and 2nd floors, Mike was responsible for the 3rd and 4th floors, and Ricardo was responsible for the 5th floor. That means any of those three could have possibly committed the crime. Judging from the three athletes' past, they all have motives.

When Conan checks the corpse, he notices the victim is gripping his belt with his left hand. Also, the fingers of the right hand. The little finger and ring finger are curled in. It's the dying message from the victim. The keys to figuring this out are the three fingers on the right hand and the white bando in his left, "bando" refering to a leather belt in the west.

When the police checks all the people with gunpowder traces, they found nothing. They also checked the three athletes with light body check but their managers can't let the police treat them as suspects anymore. Of course, there's no gunpowder traces on them either. Those three weren't fond of the victim. He reported that Ricardo fought in fixed matches and was forced to retire. Next, he said that Ray got kicked out of European soccer for illegal drug abuse. Finally, he claimed Mike had an affair that lead to his divorce, but Mike's wife was Japanese and they're doing well. Conan is acting strangely as the three celebrities are suspects. Heiji wonders what's wrong with him.

Part 2[edit]

Kogoro, Ran, and Kazuha are still at the party. Ran asks Kazuha where are Conan and Heiji and she told Ran that they are still investigating the case. Meanwhile, Heiji is still in the stairs investigating, trying to figure out who murdered Ed McCay. He checks the rooms and kept thinking. Conan suddenly appeared and talks to him about that all three sport celebrities are all innocent. Heiji and Conan found the mop in the hotel room. They figured out what the trick is and Conan couldn't believe it. Conan went out and found three sport celebrites going out of the restroom. Conan went to the restroom and found the needle from the trash. He heard Ran, Kazuha, and Kogoro coming. Kogoro is talking to Ran and Kazuha about what he had overheard it in the restaurant. He heard one of the employees saying that they understand what "bandou" means. Kogoro also said that Ed McCay was fluent in Japanese and knew a lot about Japanese food. Conan finally figured it out who the culprit is.

People[edit]

Resolution[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In this case, there is a character named Ray Curtis, a professional soccer player. He got his name of a popular detective named Rey Curtis from the Law & Order series. The only difference is in their first names where is "e" exchanged for "a". Conan is also his big fan.
  • Two of the famous people whom Kogoro mentioned was Miho Komatsu and Mai Kuraki, these singers who does some of the opening and closing theme songs for the show.
  • TWO-MIX makes a cameo appearance for the first time ever since they were kidnapped. However, their character designs are different in this case.
  • Miho Komatsu and Mai Kuraki appear in this episode.

BGM listing[edit]

Part 1[edit]

# Song Title Romaji Translation OST
1 destiny destiny destiny destiny
2 のんびり気分 Nonbiri Kibun Carefree Feeling Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
3 蘭のテーマ Ran no Tēma Ran's Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
4 とっておきクイズ Totte Oki Kuizu Take the Quiz Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
5 アクアクリスタル内へ Akua Kurisutaru Uchi e Inside Aqua Crystal Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
6 驚愕の真実 Kyōgaku no Shinjitsu Surprising Truth Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
7 新少年探偵団のテーマ Shin Shōnen Tanteidan no Tēma The New Detective Boys' Theme Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
8 トロピカルランドの想い出 Toropikaru Rando no Omoide Memories of Tropical Land Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
9 アクアクリスタル Akua Kurisutaru Aqua Crystal Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
10 謎解き (その1) Nazotoki (Sono 1) Riddle Solution (Part 1) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
11 謎解き (その1) Nazotoki (Sono 1) Riddle Solution (Part 1) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
12 暗殺者のテーマ─忍び寄る魔手 Ansatsusha no Tēma - Shinobiyoru Mashu Assassin's Theme - The Devil's Hand Approaches Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
13 トリック Torikku Trick Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
14 犯人(スナイパー)の正体 Hannin (Sunaipā) no Shōtai The Culprit's (Sniper's) Identity Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
15 とっておきクイズ Totte Oki Kuizu Take the Quiz Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
16 顛末(TENMATSU) Tenmatsu (TENMATSU) The Facts (TENMATSU) Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
17 漆黒の殺意 Shikkoku no Satsui Jet Black Murderous Intent Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
18 always always always always

Part 2[edit]

# Song Title Romaji Translation OST
1 destiny destiny destiny destiny
2 謎解き (その2) Nazotoki (Sono 2) Riddle Solution (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
3 事件現場 (謎ver.) Jiken Genba (Nazo ver.) Scene of the Case (Mystery ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
4 漆黒の殺意 Satsui Murderous Intent Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
5 犯人(スナイパー)の正体 Hannin (Sunaipā) no Shōtai The Culprit's (Sniper's) Identity Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
6 暗殺者のテーマ─忍び寄る魔手 Ansatsusha no Tēma - Shinobiyoru Mashu Assassin's Theme - The Devil's Hand Approaches Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
7 驚愕の真実 Kyōgaku no Shinjitsu Surprising Truth Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
8 Need not to know. Need not to know. Need not to know. Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
9 尋問 Jinmon Interrogation Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack
10 コナン組曲-Captured In Her Eyes Konan Kumikyoku - Captured in Her Eyes Conan Suite - Captured in Her Eyes Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
11 哀愁 Aishū Sorrow Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
12 オセンチな歩美 Osenchina Ayumi Sentimental Ayumi Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
13 always always always always
14 蘭・愛のテーマ Ran・Ai no Tēma Ran's Love Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
15 コナンの勝利 Konan no Shōri Conan's Victory Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1

Gallery[edit]

In other languanges[edit]

Language Title Translation
Flag of Saudi Arabia Arabic المشاهير الثلاثة The Three Celebrities
Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) El K3 d'Osaka The K3 of Osaka
Flag of Valencia Catalan (Valencian dub) El cas de les tres kas a Osaka
Flag of Galicia Galician O caso dos tres kas en Osaca
Flag of Germany German Tod eines Sensationsreporters Death of a Celebrity Reporter
Flag of Italy Italian Morte al ristorante Death at the Restaurant
Flag of Spain Spanish El caso de las tres kas de Osaka The 3 "K"s of Osaka Case
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Vụ án "K3" ở Osaka The "K3" of Osaka Case

See also[edit]

Episodes of Season 9
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