The Monorail Sniper Case

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Episode 1016-1017
(Int. Episode 1073-1074)

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Title: The Monorail Sniper Case
Japanese title: モノレール狙撃事件
(Monorēru Sogeki Jiken)
Original airdate: August 28, 2021 (Part 1)
September 4, 2021 (Part 2)
Broadcast rating: 6.9% (Part 1)
7.3% (Part 2)
Filler case: #354
Season: 31
Manga source: TV Original
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Kogoro Mouri
Juzo Megure
Wataru Takagi
Kazunobu Chiba
Case solved by: Kogoro Mouri (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: Bullet (Part 1)
Turret Truck (Part 2)
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Nobuharu Kamanaka
Screenplay: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Storyboard: Shinji Takagi
Episode director: 1016:
Koichiro Kuroda
Ryuta Imaizumi (asst.)
Yoshiyuki Kumeda (asst.)
Masahiro Takada
Animation director: Seiji Muta (supervisor)
Kaoru Nagakawa
Michitaka Yamamoto
Keiko Sasaki (asst.)
Asuka Tsubuki (asst.)
Yui Ushinohama (asst.)
Cha Myoung Jun (asst.)
Ku Ja Cheon (asst.)
Kazunori Ozawa (effects)
Akio Kawamura
Character design: Masatomo Sudo
Masanori Hashimoto (sub-character)
Hiroshi Ogawa (design works)
Production cooperation: 1016: Azeta Pictures
1017: BIG BANG
Opening song: ZERO kara Hajimete
Closing song: Veronica
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The Monorail Sniper Case (モノレール狙撃事件 Monorēru Sogeki Jiken?) is the 1016th and 1017th episode of the Detective Conan anime. Split in two parts, it aired on August 28, 2021 and September 4, 2021 as part of Season 31. Written by seasoned screenplay writer Akatsuki Yamatoya and storyboarded by Shinji Takagi, the story brings a police-style story mixed with a fast-paced action, which is reminescent of the adventure-type anime-original cases from the earlier years of the series. The plot follows a monorail in which Conan and Kogoro are riding. A rider is suddenly struck by a stray bullet. Following the source of the bullet will lead the pair to an even bigger mystery involving a disappearing victim and a mysterious and cunning sniper. The characters are brought around Toyosu, an artificial island in the port area of Tokyo notable for its fish market.





Part 1

While riding the Yurikamome Line towards Wangan Island, Kogoro and Conan witness a man sitting next to them getting shot through the arm from the window. After stopping the bleeding with a scarf borrowed from another passenger, they order the train to stop and explain the situation to a station employee through a phone call. After staff arrived, Kogoro and Conan run towards the place where the culprit could have shot from and ask the staff to call the police. By looking around the surroundings, Conan figures out the shooter must have been posted in a particular apartment building and he convinces Kogoro to go with him there. At the MPD, Megure sends Takagi to the crime location.

Attempted Murder

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Location: Yurikamome Line, between Shin-Wangan Toto Station and Wangan Toto Station
Victim: Daisuke Maruta
Age: 28 years old
Injury: Gunshot wound to the left upper arm
Suspects: Unknown

From the height of the wound of the victim, Conan deduces the shot must have been made from room 505, but upon investigating the unlocked and empty apartment, they conclude there is not enough evidence to prove the culprit was there. Meanwhile, there are spied upon by a mysterious black figure. Before leaving, Conan uses Kogoro's voice to call Takagi and have him search the apartment more thoroughly with a forensics team. Outside the building, the duo notice a path of blood stains, but Kogoro doesn't find any relation between the attempted murder and the path. He receives a call from Takagi who says that the victim, Daisuke Maruta is in a safe condition and that he didn't seem to have any reason to justify the shot made against him. The police detective also adds that after investigating the apartment, he found from a positive luminol reaction traces of blood in the room and that the bullet found was one from a small handgun, meaning that sniping someone using it would have been excruciatingly difficult, given the distance. Through a hint from Conan, Takagi, and Kogoro figure out that Maruta must have been shot by accident. The culprit first shot someone else at a close range inside the apartment, and the bullet pierced the body and reached Maruta by accident. This would explain the blood in the apartment.


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Location: Prime Toto Wangan apartment building room 505 (Wangan)
Victim: Ichiro Akiyama?
Age: 47 years old
Cause of death: Gunshot wound?
Suspects: Unknown

Kogoro then understands that the blood path must have been from the culprit carrying the corpse away, since nobody was found inside the apartment. While following the path, they notice a peculiar smell, which leads them towards a car. Inside it was a bound woman. While looking around the car, they see traces of an oil leak and an empty gas tank on the asphalt, and Conan figures out that the culprit wants to make the car explode. From a side building, the mysterious man ignites the trail of gas, and Conan and Kogoro barely manage to free the woman from the car before it explodes.

Kidnapping / Bombing-Attempted Murder

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Location: Street in Wangan Island
Victim: Kiyomi Tamura
Age: 32 years old
Modus operandi: Explosion from gas leak
Suspects: Unknown
Kiyomi is trapped inside Toyota Prius, Conan have the plan to rescue before it exploded.

Later on, Takagi and the police team catches up with them and get the woman's statement. She is Kiyomi Tamura and was kidnapped a while ago while walking on the pavement. Since there seemed to be no reason for her to be kidnapped, the duo conclude that she was used as a bait to lure Conan and Kogoro towards her and buy the culprit some time, the same one who shot Maruta. From their reflections, it seemed that someone carrying a large object would be easily noticeable, and that the only safe place for them to carry the body around would the the Toto Market, where people come and go with substantial merchandise.


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Location: Toto Market
Victim: Wholesaler
Modus operandi: Blunt force trauma
Suspects: Unknown

Unfortunately, at the market, it seems that the culprit struck again, after a man found out about the bag they were carrying and was knocked out by them.

Part 2

The group consisting of Kogoro, Conan and Takagi later arrive at the fish market. A police officer already stationed there informs them of something having happened in the parking lot. There, they find a wholesaler who has been assaulted probably by the same man they are pursuing, since he says that he was attacked from behind after noticing a large bag, most likely containing the body. Since his clothes and his turret truck were stolen, the group deduces that the culprit used them to blend in with the wholesalers. Detective Chiba then calls them from MPD and informs them that he has gathered information regarding the resident of apartment 505. The resident is Ichiro Akiyama, a leasing company worker who recently went unemployed, and a suspect in a robbery from four months ago.

Robbery (Past)

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Location: Alley in Beika
Victim: Two guards of Beika Bank transport truck
Time: Four months ago
Amount stolen: 150 million 円
Suspects: Ichiro Akiyama and another person
The drivers were delivering 150 million yen to the bank, but they were robbed by two people. One of them might be Ichiro Akiyama, but he had an alibi at the time of the robbery.

From the information obtained, it is most likely that, even though he was cleared since he had an alibi, Akiyama was still involved in the robbery. The gun used was a Tokarev, the same one that was used in Maruta's attempted murder, and Akiyama had recently started a lavish lifestyle, most likely after earning a large amount of money. Since Akiyama was just a company worker, he would have most likely been collaborating with a bank employee to be able to get the information about the convoy's schedules, and Takagi thus asks Chiba to check up on the bank employees that were absent on the day of the robbery. Officers then arrive in the parking lot and inform the group that they have found the turret truck, which presented traces of blood on it. Since the truck was abandoned, the body was most likely disposed in an abandoned place, and Takagi and Conan figure out the only place in the market that would have less people would be the underground warehouse. At the location, they see that the lock had been broken, and decide to go inside to investigate. At the same time, the culprit is standing next to Akiyama's body in the warehouse, and is preparing to open his body with a knife, but is stopped when he hears sounds coming from Takagi and the others. While searching, Takagi looks up the list of absent employees, but is interrupted by Kogoro, who notices sources of light coming from the other direction.

Attempted murder

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Location: Toto Market underground warehouse
Victim: Takuro Samejima
Age: 42 years old
Injury: Stab wound on the left arm
Suspects: Unknown

While nearing in on the light source, they hear sounds of a struggle and end up finding Takuro Samejima, one of the absent bank employees on the list, injured on the ground, along with Akiyama's body next to it. Samejima says he was attacked by an unknown person, and is then brought out of the warehouse by paramedics. While still searching for the culprit, Conan figures out the truth.


  • Resolution


    • Many of the locations shown are modeled after real places in Tokyo:
    • Toto Artificial Island (東都人工島, Tōto jinkōshima) has the same shape and location as the Toyosu Artificial Island:
    • Shin-Wangan-Toto Station (新湾岸東都駅, Shin-Wangan Tōto eki) is thus named after the Shin-toyosu Station;
    • Wangan-Toto Station (湾岸東都駅, Wangan Tōto eki) is named after Toyosu Station;
    • The Toto Market (東都市場, Tōto Shijō) is named after the Toyosu Market.
    • The gun shown is a Tokarev Pistol and its bullets are 7.62×25mm Tokarev bullets.
    • The many cars shown include:
      • Five Toyota Crown Sedan 2012 police cars, including the ones from Mystery of the Burning Tent (license plate 58-24) and The High School Girl Trio's Secret Café (license plate 23-86). The other ones' license plates are 新宿 800, に 16・31 (Shinjuku 800, Ni 16-31), 新宿 800, ふ 24・58 (Shinjuku 800, Fu 24-58) and 新宿 800, に 31・16 (Shinjuku 800, Ni 31-16).
      • A Blue Ribbon Metallic with Beige interior 2009 Toyota Prius third generation [ZVW30]. The license plate is 新宿 301, ふ 68・20 (Shinjuku 301, Fu 68-20).
      • Two Nissan NV-200s.
      • Two Mitsubishi Fuso trucks with the same license plates (新宿 180, い 87・46 (Shinjuku 180, I 87-46)).
      • An orange Honda Fit second generation. The license plate is 新宿 500, ふ 63・59 (Shinjuku 500, Fu 63-59).


    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) El cas del franctirador del monoraïl The case of the monorail sniper
    Flag of France French (Subbed) Le Sniper et le Monorail The sniper and the monorail
    Flag of Thailand Thai คดีซุ่มยิงโมโนเรล Monorail Sniper Case
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Vụ án bắn tỉa trên tàu một ray

    See also

    The Monorail Sniper Case is a featured article This is a featured article on the Detective Conan Wiki. This article was featured on August 16, 2023

    Episodes of Season 31