The False Kidnapping and Hostage Case
|Title:||The False Kidnapping and Hostage Case|
|Japanese title:||偽りの身代金誘拐事件 |
(Itsuwari no Minoshirokin Yūkai Jiken)
|Original airdate:||July 22, 1996|
|Manga source:||TV Original|
|English title:||The Counterfeit Ransom Kidnapping|
|Dubbed episode:||Episode 26|
|English airdate:||July 6, 2004|
|Cast:||Conan Edogawa |
|Case solved by:||Conan Edogawa|
|Next Conan's Hint:||Scuba gear|
|Episode director:||Masato Sato|
|Animation director:||Akio Kawamura|
|Opening song:||Mune ga Dokidoki|
|Closing song:||STEP BY STEP|
|Prev episode:||« The Mysterious Woman With Amnesia Case|
|Next episode:||Pet Dog John Murder Case »|
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Kogoro and Megure are tasked with a critical case that involves the kidnapping of a girl named Naoko Takei, who is being held hostage in a van near a warehouse by the harbor. When the group plus Ran, Conan and Naoko's father Katsuhiko Takei approach the van, however, the kidnapper panics and drives the van into the sea itself, killing both Naoko and themself. It turns out Naoko was a classmate of Shinichi and Ran, and as Megure asks Ran about her, Conan thinks of how she was an awkward and quiet "lonely rich kid".
In the following days, Conan befriends a young woman named Akiko Hanai, who works as both Takei's secretary and Naoko's former caretaker. As he gathers information, he realises that Mr. Takei had more than one enemy thanks to his corrupt business tactics, and that there's a slim chance that Naoko may be still alive. But he has to be very fast and careful if he wants to uncover the truth and save her.
- The names of the characters in the Funimation Dub are:
- Katsuhiko Takei - Thomas McMullins
- Naoko Takei - Nikki McMullins
- Akiko Hanai - Elizabeth Cole
- Masahito Hanai - Mason Cole
- Katsuhiko Takei drives a Mercedes-Benz 500 E [W124]
- Akiko Hanai was kidnapped inside a 1993 Toyota TownAce and drove a Mercedes-Benz 600 E [W124].
- This is the first episode where a teenager is kidnapped.
- This is the first episode that arson was used for an attempted murder.
- Takei villa reappears in an Opal coffee painting from Kogoro Mouri, Suspect and in Watanuki house from The Mysterious Mole Alien Case. Open spoiler box to see images.
|1||胸がドキドキ||Mune ga Dokidoki||The Pounding of My Heart||Mune ga Dokidoki|
|2||緊迫||Kinpaku||Tension||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|3||脅迫 （パート２）||Kyōhaku (Pāto 2)||Threat (Part 2)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|4||沈む夕陽 （アコースティックver.）||Shizumu Yūhi (Akōsutikku ver.)||Depressing Sunset (Acoustic ver.)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|5||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|
|6||蘭のテーマ （優しさver.）||Ran no Tēma (Yasashisa ver.)||Ran's Theme (Gentle ver.)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|7||沈む夕陽１||Shizumu Yūhi 1||Depressing Sunset 1||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|8||事件現場２||Jiken Genba 2||Scene of the Case 2||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|9||事件現場３||Jiken Genba 3||Scene of the Case 3||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|10||沈む夕陽２||Shizumu Yūhi 2||Depressing Sunset 2||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|11||沈む夕陽１||Shizumu Yūhi 1||Depressing Sunset 1||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|12||緊迫||Kinpaku||Tension||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2|
|13||コナンのテーマ （バラード・ヴァージョン)||Konan no Tēma (Barādo・Vājon)||Conan's Theme (Ballad ver.)||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1|
|14||STEP BY STEP||STEP BY STEP||STEP BY STEP||STEP BY STEP|
|15||蘭のテーマ||Ran no Tēma||Ran's Theme||Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1|
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|Episodes of Season 1|
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