The Devil of the TV Station

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Episode 488

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Information
Title: The Devil of the TV Station
Japanese title: テレビ局の悪魔
(Terebi Kyoku no Akuma)
Original airdate: October 22, 2007 *
Broadcast rating: 9,40%
Manga case: #172
Season: 16
Manga source: Volume 57: Files 5-7 (591-593)
Case
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Ai Haibara
Detective Boys
Hiroshi Agasa
Juzo Megure
Wataru Takagi
Yoko Okino
Kogoro Mouri
Ran Mouri
Asami Tsuburaya
Case solved by: Hiroshi Agasa (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: Delivery
Staff
Director: Masato Sato
Screenplay: Kazunari Kouchi
Storyboard: Yuzo Aoki
Makoto Nagao
Episode director: Masuka Okawa
Makoto Nagao
Animation director: Seiji Muta (chief)
Masaki Abe
Michitaka Yamamoto
Rei Masunaga
Music
Opening song: Glorious Mind
Closing song: Sekai wa Mawaru to Yuu Keredo
Chronology
Prev episode: « Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story 8: The Left Hand's Ring Finger
Next episode: Courtroom Confrontation III: Prosecutor as Eyewitness »
List of episodes
* 1 Hour Special


Cast[edit]

Gadgets[edit]

Case[edit]

Situation[edit]

Yoko takes the Detective Boys and Professor Agasa to a TV studio for a tour, though they're a bit disappointed when they can't go to the Kamen Yaiba studio. When they run into Satan Onizuka, the vocalist for a visual kei rock band who's there for a TV show, they're scared at first and pass him up. However, they decide to search for his room to get his autograph anyway since Mitsuhiko recalls that his older sister Asami is a huge fangirl of Satan's band.

In his room, Satan speaks to his manager and asks him for some food from three specific restaurants and a mirror to replace the broken one in the room itself. They also talk about a huge fight between Satan and the president of his production company, Tenji Urushihara, and Satan says he'll need the mirror soon to take off his make up, since he needs to catch a nap due to his lack of sleep after the scuffle.

In the meantime, the children and Professor Agasa look for Satan's dressing room. A little later, a Satan without make-up and with a raincoat over his clothes meets with Urushihara and, after a chat, stabs him to death with a knife.

Murder

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Location: Nichiuri TV
Victim: Tenji Urushihara
Age: 47 years old
Cause of death: Stab wound
Culprit: Satan Onizuka

Few later, The Detective Boys find Satan Onizuka's room and meet Satan who is somehow back in full make up, who forgives them for the impasse and gives them an autograph. Ayumi notes some origami birds on Satan's table and is delighted, with Satan even teasing the kids a little about it. Soon after, however, Urushihara's corpse is found by an employee and the police arrive at the station.

The police suspect the murderer to be Satan, due to his recent fight with the victim. Satan retorts that, with his make up and costume, it would have been impossible to leave his room without being noticed. Since there is still no mirror in Satan's dressing room, it would be impossible to put on his make up and they cannot charge him with the murder. Conan still suspects Satan as the murderer, and he decides to find out how did he pull such a difficult trick.

People[edit]

  • Resolution[edit]

    Manga to anime changes[edit]

    • The anime version starts at night with Satan Onizuka in his beautiful penthouse, being told by Urushihara through the phone that his performance is canceled. Satan tries to object but it told that if he insists, he'll be sued. When Urushihara hangs up, an extremely angry Onizuka unsheaths a knife (the one used in the murder itself) and then throws it to the nearest wall.
    • The manga version has Satan Onizuka's real face shown during his last talk with Urushihara. The anime, on the other hand, goes through quite the lengths to not show it clearly until the very end of the episode: first, it chooses to show his eyes and back in the above mentioned opening scene, and then focuses on his torso and hands during the pre-murder talk. And when there's a close-up to Satan's face right before he kills Urushihara, only his eyes are clearly seen.
    • The manga version of the story takes place within the Clash of Red and Black storyline (between Hades and Coma) and has a scene with Conan and Haibara debating on the relation between Hidemi and Eisuke Hondou. The anime version, taking place before the storyline, replaces the scene with the Detective Boys introducing themselves to Waka Inoue and Azusa Yamamoto and interacting with them and Yoko.
    • The anime includes an additional scene that has Conan, Ran and Kogoro watching the TV show recorded by Yoko, Waka and Azusa. Hilariously, Yoko loses the game show when she doesn't reply a question about Ranpo Edogawa and his detective Kogoro Akechi on time.

    BGM listing[edit]

    # Song Title Romaji Translation OST
    0:05 - 1:51 古城のテーマ Kojō no Tēma The Old Castle's Theme Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack
    3:50 - 5:34 汐留 Shiodome Shiodome Detective Conan "Magician of the Silver Sky" Original Soundtrack
    6:36 - 7:47 はずむ蘭 Hazumu Ran Bouncing Ran Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    7:51 - 8:20 ミッドナイト・ステップ Middonaito・Suteppu Midnight Step Detective Conan "Magician of the Silver Sky" Original Soundtrack
    8:41 - 9:31 カギを探せ! Kagi o Sagase! Search for the Key! Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
    12:47 - 13:12 トレジャー チルドレン B Torejā Chirudoren B Children's Treasure B Detective Conan "Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure" Original Soundtrack
    13:26 - 15:03 古城のテーマ Kojō no Tēma The Old Castle's Theme Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack
    15:11 - 15:43 トレジャー チルドレン B Torejā Chirudoren B Children's Treasure B Detective Conan "Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure" Original Soundtrack
    15:56 - 16:52 ミッドナイト・ステップ Middonaito・Suteppu Midnight Step Detective Conan "Magician of the Silver Sky" Original Soundtrack
    17:20 - 19:06 カギを探せ! Kagi o Sagase! Search for the Key! Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
    19:19 - 19:37 現金輸送車(回想) Genkin Yusōsha (Kaisō) Bank Transport Vehicle (Flashback) Detective Conan "The Private Eyes' Requiem" Original Soundtrack
    19:55 - 20:37 暗殺者のテーマ─事件の予感 Ansatsusha no Tēma - Jiken no Yokan Assassin's Theme - Foreboding Case Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack
    22:22 - 23:33 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
    24:10 - 24:33 緊迫 Kinpaku Tension Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    24:50 - 25:35 陰謀 Inbō Conspiracy Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    25:58 - 27:40 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
    28:20 - 30:30 インターナショナル ケース(インシデント) Intānashonaru Kēsu (Inshidento) International Case (Incident) Detective Conan "Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure" Original Soundtrack
    30:40 - 31:40 推理1 Suiri 1 Deduction 1 Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    31:57 - 32:17 ワッツ ハプニング Wattsu Hapuningu What's Happening Detective Conan "Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure" Original Soundtrack
    32:27 - 33:53 事件現場3 Jiken Genba 3 Scene of the Case 3 Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    34:11 - 36:15 次のターゲット! Tsugi no Tāgetto! The Next Target! Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
    36:49 - 38:16 対決のテーマ Taiketsu no Tēma Showdown Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    38:25 - 39:30 コナン推理 Konan Suiri Conan's Deduction Detective Conan "Countdown to Heaven" Original Soundtrack
    39:39 - 40:19 名探偵コナン・メインテーマ Meitantei Konan・Mein Tēma Detective Conan Main Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    41:18 - 42:50 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
    43:31 - 44:32 「名探偵コナン」メイン・テーマ (バラードver.) "Meitantei Konan" Mein・Tēma (Barādo ver.) "Detective Conan" Main Theme (Ballad ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    45:59 - 47:03 蘭のテーマ (摩天楼ヴァージョン) Ran no Tēma (Matenrō Vājon) Ran's Theme (Skyscraper Version) Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
    47:06 - 47:28 陽気な仲間 Yōki na Nakama Cheerful Friends Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~

    Gallery[edit]

    Trivia[edit]

    • The character Satan Onizuka and his stage persona is very similar to that of real life musician Demon Kogure, vocalist of the heavy metal band Seikima-II.
    • Satan Onizuka was voiced in the anime by the late actor, comedian and singer Yasuo Saitou, better known by his stage name Yakkun Sakurazuka.
    • There is an animation error roughly 17-18 minutes in, where when Inamori is just starting to reach into the bag for the mirror, Satan Onizuka's body has a space between him and the frame, thus showing the background between his waist and the bottom edge.

    In other languages[edit]

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) El dimoni dels estudis de televisió The TV studio devil
    Flag of Italy Italian Delitto agli studi televisivi Crime at the TV studio
    Flag of Thailand Thai ปีศาจร้ายที่สถานีโทรทัศน์ (ตอนพิเศษ 1 ชั่วโมง) Devil at the TV Station (1 Hour Special)

    See also[edit]

    Episodes of Season 16
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