- The title for each chapter are worded as the following in Case Closed:
- File 001 - A Modern-Day Sherlock Holmes
- File 002 - The Great Detective Turned Small
- File 003 - The Unwelcome Great Detective
- File 004 - The Sixth Smokestack
- File 005 - The Other Perpetrator
- File 006 - From Third-Rate to Great Detective
- File 007 - The Bloody Case of the Lovely Pop Idol
- File 008 - Resemblance
- File 009 - An Unfortunate Misunderstanding.
- The keyhole on the back cover features Shinichi Kudo in his Teitan High School Winter uniform.
- Gosho Aoyama's alter-ego is killed by a knife straight through his head.
- The book spine shows a smiling Conan Edogawa with a green bow-tie.
- Some of the books in the Kudo residence:
- At least three volumes (or copies) of "Ranpo Edogawa: Collected Works"
- At least volume 1 - 9 of "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: His Best Cases"
- These seem to be the books Shinichi uses to create his new name.
- "Murder in London"
- "The golden[Concealed]" (maybe "The Golden Pince-Nez" from the Sherlock Holmes canon)
- "The Price of Love"
- "Mystery" (probably just the name of the genre on the spine of the book)
- "The Story of DEA[Concealed]" (maybe "dead", "Death" or a reference book about the DEA)
- "John Wang - The Gallow of Honour"
- "The Perfect Murder"
- "P. D. James: Black Tower"
- Lewis Carroll: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- Something by A. C. Gardner without decipherable title - maybe he actually meant J. C. Gardner or J. E. Gardner, who wrote the James Bond continuations
- "True Crimes - The Unsolved Cases"
- "Dangerous Company"
- "Mystery From Overseas - Deadly Conference"
- "Sam Andrews - Alibi"
- Something by Tsuzuki Michio (known for Black Tight Killers, besides other stories)
- Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr. JIKIL and HIDE(sic)
- "The Corpse[Concealed]"
- "Gordon: Short Stories"
- Lyman Frank Baum: (The) "Road to Oz"
- Gosho Aoyama: Magic Kaito Volume 1
- The kidnapper in the second case demands 3,000,000 Yen, this would currently be ~28,000 US-$ (May 2020).
- The large building with the monitor on it at the end of the last case could have been inspired by Studio ALTA in the Shinjuku Ward of Tokyo, but it's never named or otherwise made clear.
Settings introduced in this volume:
- Beika Ward
- Bunkyō Ward
- Unnamed hotel (Flashback + Mentioned)
- Tani residence
- Kohnan Area
- Kohnan High School (Mentioned)
- Unknown ward
Futatsubashi Middle School and Hyakujii Park
Futatsubashi Middle School the kidnapper keeps Akiko Tani at is a play on the real Hitotsubashi Middle School in Chiyoda Ward ("hitotsu" = "one", "futatsu" = "two"). Furthermore, the Hyakujii Park the kidnapper wants his ransom money placed in is based on the name of the Shakujii Park to where Gosho Aoyama once lived close to during his time when he lived in the Nerima Ward and which he often visited in his spare time.
- Google Maps Hitotsubashi Junior High School: 2 Chome-6-14 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0003, Japan (35°41'39"N 139°45'24"E)
- Google Maps Shakujii Park: 1 Chome-26-1 Shakujiidai, Nerima City, Tokyo 177-0045, Japan (35°44'20"N 139°35'51"E)
- Google Maps: Bunkyo City, Tokyo 113-0032, Japan
In "Bloody Idol Case"
- To FILE.1: Conan Edogawa mentions his shrinking and the "men in black" and says that it's been three days since then. Ran Mouri also mentions the events in front of Professor Hiroshi Agasa, being in concern about Shinichi Kudo's well-being since then.
Mistakes and changes
- Gin knocked out Shinichi Kudo right in front of the concrete base of the Tropical Land's ferris wheel in the first chapter, but at the beginning of the second chapter, woken up in his shrunken form, he is suddenly lying a good distance away from it.
- During the outside shots in the last case of the skyscraper apartment building Yoko Okino lives in, the moon randomly changes from a Waning Crescent Moon 🌘 to a Waxing Crescent Moon 🌒, despite being the former one during the rest of the case.
- The Tani family's name is taken from Gosho Aoyama's assistant Yutaka Tani.
- Mr. Asou's name is also taken from an assistant of Gosho, in this case Keiji Asou.
- The guys in the show on TV Kogoro Mouri watches (and laughs about) at the beginning of the last case of the volume before Yoko Okino appears are again two of the assistants of Gosho - Yutaka Tani punching Masaki Negishi. Judging by the Omakes, Yutaka Tani sits across Gosho and helps him with inking the manuscripts of the Manga. He furthermore already inspired the name of the Tani family in the previous case, as mentioned above.
- Yoko's manager, Eiichi Yamagishi, is another of Gosho's assistants, this time not only named, but even modeled after him (judging by how he is usually portrayed in other Manga and the Omakes). According to Gosho, Yamagishi is in charge of designing and drawing technical stuff, like machinery, vehicles, weapons and architecture. He already had some cameos and mentions in previous works, like Nonchalant Lupin, Magic Kaito, Yaiba and 3rd Base 4th.
3rd Base 4th
- The alma mater of Yoko Okino and Akiyoshi Fujie mentioned in the last case of the volume is Kohnan High School, the school the protagonists of 3rd Base 4th attend.
- The Tropical Land appeared before in Chapter 4 (Magic Kaito Volume 1, Chapter 4) of this series, also as the place for a date of its two protagonists (Kaito Kuroba and Aoko Nakamori).
- On the page Shinichi Kudo announces his new identity as "Conan Edogawa", on the bookshelf behind him on the right-hand side, is a book lying on its side. The book in question is actually Magic Kaito Volume 1.
- One of the robots between Professor Hiroshi Agasa's scraps is a sleeping RZ-04, the robots that stalked Kaitou Kid in chapter 9 of his own series (Magic Kaito Volume 2, Chapter 3).
- ^ Questions given by the Shonen Sunday magazine#1994, 1994 #16, FILE.12
Playgrounds, such as public parks and amusement parks, that you recommend is "The Ishigamii park, which was near the apartment I used to live in."
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Note: There's just one mistake in the translation, the park in question being 石神井公園 = Shakujii Kōen (Shakujii Park), not Ishigamii Park.