The Strange Person Hunt Murder Case

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Episode 13
(Int. Episode 14)

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Title: The Strange Person Hunt Murder Case
Japanese title: 奇妙な人捜し殺人事件
(Kimyō na Hitosagashi Satsujin Jiken)
Original airdate: April 22, 1996
Broadcast rating: 12.7%
Manga case: #5
Season: 1
Manga source: Volume 2: Files 4-7 (013-016) (h.a.)
English version
English title: Mystery Mastermind
Dubbed episode: Episode 14
English airdate: June 15, 2004
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Kogoro Mouri
Ran Mouri
Juzo Megure
Hiroshi Agasa
Akemi Miyano
Case solved by: Conan Edogawa
Next Conan's Hint: ¥1,000,000,000
Director: Kenji Kodama
Screenplay: Yuichi Higurashi
Storyboard: Johei Matsuura
Episode director: Johei Matsuura
Animation director: Atsushi Aono
Character design: Masatomo Sudo
Opening song: Mune ga Dokidoki
Closing song: STEP BY STEP
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The Strange Person Hunt Murder Case (奇妙な人捜し殺人事件 Kimyō na Hitosagashi Satsujin Jiken?) is the 13th episode of Detective Conan anime.

Characters introduced

Gadgets introduced





A woman named Masami Hirota shows up at Kogoro's Detective Agency and asks him to find her father, Kenzo Hirota. She is reunited with her father when they located him in a horse racing track. The next day, Kenzo is found dead and Masami missing. Meanwhile, another detective is tracking Kenzo down for his client, Akira Hirota.

Missing Person - Murder

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Location: Apartment
Victim: Kenzo Hirota
Age: 48 years old
Cause of death: Strangulation via hanging
Suspects: Akira Hirota
Akira and Akemi ask to find Kenzo by the two detectives, but Akira is killed and hanging resemble Kenzo is suicide.

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Location: Beika Hotel Room 804
Victim: Akira Hirota
Age: 28 years old
Cause of death: Cyanide poisoning
Suspects: Masami Hirota
Kogoro calling Akira and, when the light opened, they shocked Akira is dead by poisoned drink.


  • Resolution

    Manga to anime changes

    In the manga version of the story Gin and Vodka are the masterminds of the case rather than Okita, and they end up killing Masami Hirota/Akemi Miyano who informs Conan of the organization's existence and that they dress in black. Her death is the motive of Shiho Miyano's defection which leads to Ai Haibara's appearance later in the series. Furthermore, Shiho makes a silhouetted appearance when Akemi is demanding for herself and her sister to be free of the organization, which is also omitted. To repair the storyline, The Black Organization: One Billion Yen Robbery Case was written with a similar ending to the manga version.

    In 2016, the anime special Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small was released. It finishes with a rendition of Akemi's death that follows the manga rather than the anime.

    Translation changes


    • The names of the characters in the Funimation Dub are:
    • Masami Hirota - Michelle Hamlin/Kendra Miyano
    • Kenzo Hirota - Kent Hamlin
    • Kenzo's cats: Kai, Tei, Gou & Ou - Kent's cats: Tea, Pair, Eyes & Prose
    • Akira Hirota - Aaron Hamlin
    • Okita - O'Brien


    • This episode marks the introduction of a new image for the "next episode" preview. The image features the Detective Boys looking at a painting hanging on the wall, which has the title of the next episode written on it.
    • The spy's car is a gray Toyota Corolla AE100.
    • Kenzo Hirota drives a white Toyota Crown taxi.
    • At the end of the episode, Conan's transmitter was still on the watch that the dead guy was wearing, so Agasa probably had to make a new transmitter for future uses.
    • Although the Black Organization was involved in the manga version of this episode, the anime version has Okita take over Gin and Vodka's role, and therefore cutting out the Black Organization involvement for a second time, since this anime episode did not give away that she was affiliated with them in any way, although it did give her real name.

    BGM listing

    # Song Title Romaji Translation OST
    00:00 胸がドキドキ Mune ga Dokidoki The Pounding of My Heart Mune ga Dokidoki
    01:45 名探偵コナン・メインテーマ (タイトルver.) Meitantei Konan・Mein Tēma (Taitoru ver.) Detective Conan Main Theme (Title ver.) Unreleased
    02:17 小さな巨人 Chiisana Kyojin A Small Great Person Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    07:05 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
    08:20 1996 Unreleased BGM 2
    11:10 事件現場 (オリジナルver.) Jiken Genba (Orijinaru ver.) Scene of the Case (Original ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    12:27 悪のテーマ (パート1) Aku no Tēma (Pāto 1) Theme of Evil (Part 1) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    13:24 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
    15:26 沈む夕陽 Shizumu Yūhi Depressing Sunset Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    16:37 コナンのテーマ
    コナンのテーマ (予告)
    Konan no Tēma
    Konan no Tēma (Yokoku)
    Conan's Theme
    Conan's Theme (Preview)
    Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    18:28 緊迫 Kinpaku Tension Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    19:54 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
    21:51 蘭のテーマ Ran no Tēma Ran's Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1


    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Arabic Arabic جرائم القتل المتلاحقة The Serial Murders
    Flag of Basque Country Basque Aztarna faltsuen atzetik Behind the fake footprints
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) El cas de la desaparició misteriosa The Case of the Mysterious Disappearence
    Flag of Valencia Catalan (Valencian dub) L'estrany cas de la recerca doble The double search strange case
    Flag of France French Le Meurtre déconcertant The Unsettling Murder
    Flag of Galicia Galician O roubo dos cen millóns de dólares 100 Million Dollars' Robbery
    Flag of Germany German Masamis Armbanduhr Masami's Wristwatch
    Flag of India Hindi द बेफलिंग सरच मरडर केस The baffling search murder case
    Flag of Italy Italian Dov'è papà? Where is Dad?
    Flag of Poland Polish Zaskakujące poszukiwanie zaginionego The Suprsing Search for a Missing Person
    Flag of Portugal Portuguese O caso da investigação desconcertante The upsetting investigation case
    Flag of US Spanish (American dub) El caso de la búsqueda frustrada The unsuccessful search case
    Flag of Spain Spanish (Castilian dub) El caso de la investigación desconcertante The upsetting investigation case
    Flag of Thailand Thai คดีฆาตกรรมบุรุษลึกลับ The Mysterious Person Murder Case
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Vụ tìm người kỳ lạ The Strange Person Hunt Case

    See also

    Episodes of Season 1
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