|Release date:||July 18, 1996|
|English release date:||May 16, 2006|
|English ISBN:||ISBN 1-4215-0441-3|
|English Publisher:||Viz Media|
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|Next volume:||Volume 12 »|
|List of chapters • List of cases|
Volume 11 was released on July 18, 1996 in Japan.
- 1 Cast
- 2 Gadgets
- 3 Snowy Mountain Cabin Case
- 4 TV Station Murder Case
- 5 Coffee Shop Case
- 6 Mist Tengu Case
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Cover in other countries
- 9 See also
Snowy Mountain Cabin Case
File 101 - A Talking Table Cloth
TV Station Murder Case
File 102 - A Death During a Live Broadcast
In the Nichiuri TV Production Team office Suwa receives a call from Director Kuroshima. Suwa starts to apologise about a special broadcast cancelling a movie when he recognises the voice as Matsuo's, a colleague of his. They reminisce about how they met— Matsuo imitating Kuroshima— and Suwa asks Matsuo what he wants. If it was about the decision at the meeting, the answer was still no. But no, Matsuo wanted to talk about an idea he had for a new show, and suggests that they meet up in the usual room after tonight's live show. He half-jokingly pleads for Suwa to come early when there are less people because he didn't want his idea to get stolen. He then pleads in earnest saying that it'll be the last time he asks, and then Suwa hangs up, saying that it better be. Matsuo is then revealed to be looking at a photograph of him and Suwa at an old press conference. He tosses the photo in the air and fires a gun at it.
A countdown begins for the live show. Matsuo and his assistant, Ayako Nagai, do the introduction. Kogoro is today's guest star. Ayako asks him what investigation caused him the most trouble and he answers that in truth, after each investigation, he can't resist falling asleep, so he doesn't remember a thing. Ran and Conan are in the audience. She says that's just like Kogoro while Conan thinks it's because Kogoro is sleeping. Everyone else laughs. Tonight's show has three hosts. Commercials are sent on. During the commercial break Ayako asks Matsuo what joke they are ending the show on. She notices him groaning. He tells her he's had heatburn since morning and then wonders where Suwa is. Ayako knows Suwa usually comes to watch, but maybe he was busy. Matsuo asks an aide to find Suwa.
Ayako suggests they go for a drink after the show but Matsuo doesn't want to. He was going to be replaced but Suwa called him last night begging him to stay on. Wasn't the replacement idea was Suwa's? Matsuo says Suwa doesn't always know what he wants. Matsuo already has a new job elsewhere so he probably can't stay anyway. Suwa is in a meeting room on the fourth floor assuring over the phone he was watching the show from a monitor. The show implies Kogoro is uneasy with firearms while revealing Matsuo is a pro at handling firearms. Suwa talks to himself, noting that TV ratings have stabilized but if Matsuo was replaced with the most beautiful TV host and the show was re-worked to appeal to a wider audience...
File 103 - Illusionary Road
File 104 - Flash News Deduction Show
Coffee Shop Case
File 105 - An Important Person!?
Conan wakes up to catch Ran sneaking out of the house. She says she is going to meet Shinichi for breakfast, which makes Conan happy until he wakes up enough to realize that Ran can't possibly be going to meet him. Though he tries not to care, he ends up following her with the excuse he wants to see Shinichi as well. Ran admits that she isn't meeting with Shinichi, but all she'll tell Conan about her 'date' is that it's someone important to her. When Conan refuses to leave, Ran goes out to get some cakes to bribe him with. Conan watches other cafe patrons arrive: a woman in dark hair and sunglasses who keeps checking her watch, a graduate student with his thesis, and a beautiful lady lawyer with an appointment. As Conan watches her, he gets a strong vibe that makes him think she's angry. Another patron arrives, a big man with a bandage on his ring finger who sits immediately at the bar. The dark-haired woman asks after the bathroom, though she already knows that they're not gender-separated. The odd knowledge piques Conan's interest before his thoughts are interrupted by the arrival of Shiro Wakaoji, a handsome young man with a scheduled rendezvous. Shiro's phone rings and he brags to a friend about how easily he'll be able to take advantage of his date, whose description sounds like she could be Ran.
Before Conan can do anything, Ran calls him on the restaurant phone, explaining her delay and asking if anyone was looking for her. Conan describes Shiro as "someone with long hair", which Ran affirms must be her date even though the hair is usually tied back, like Shiro did just after getting of his phone. Shiro goes into the bathroom just before Ran hangs up to come back to the cafe. However, almost immediately, Shiro screams because he found blood oozing out of a bathroom stall. Conan rushes in and after finding the stall door stuck, jumps up to peer over the top. The dark-haired woman from before, Yayoi Himeno, is messily dead on the floor.
File 106 - The Weapon Of The Crime
Ran arrives at the café, joining the crowd gawking at the crime scene. Inside, Megure confirms with Conan that Yayoi's body was up against the stall door, dead from a knife to the heart. In addition, a red line around her neck implies that she was likely strangled unconscious before she died. Megure concludes that Yayoi was the unlucky victim of robber who fled through the bathroom window. Conan protests that the window is clean, but when Megure sees no significance to the point the lady lawyer says that Megure should listen to Conan. Megure recognizes her with surprise, but before Conan can ask from where, she explains that the window should be bloody if a blood-spattered robber escaped through it. Because the weapon was also left behind, the culprit must still be one of the café patrons, who tried to disguise the murder as a robbery. Her quick deductions leave Conan in awe for matching him and a bit intimidated.
In order to leave the stall, the murderer had to climb over the top of the stall door, which the lawyer (Ms. Kisaki) proves is possible for some people. Following Eri's admonishment to find the culprit quickly, Megure tries to find who else visited the toilet. Conan volunteers that the four patrons he had been watching all did, including Eri, who smirks and compliments his memory. All four suspects explain why they came to the café. Conan finds himself oddly certain that something is different from before the murder, but he can't pinpoint what. Given the victim's behavior, he realizes the meeting place must have been the toilets, not the café, and suggests Megure have everyone try to fit over the stalls. Only Yuichi and Eri fit, but the conclusive evidence of the strangling-string is absent. The ribbon Yuichi uses to tie his books is found, but he denies being the murderer. Conan believes him because he used the toilet first and Yayoi didn't simply follow him in. As a result, Eri is the primary suspect, but if so then her involvement in the investigation is strange.
Conan's thoughts are interrupted by a CSI officer leaving with the knife—as it passes by, Conan realizes there is blood spatter on the entire knife except for a thin strip of the blade next to the handle. He snatches the knife evidence bag to look closer, and realizes he also has blood on one of his hands. The only place it could have happened was in looking over the stall door, but there's no way it should have been there. In a flash of inspiration, Conan realizes why and how it could be there, and thus who the murderer is. However, he still needs to find the string as evidence. Kisaki interrupts his thoughts to return the evidence bag; Conan finds it hard to think for some reason when facing her, but then notices the wedding ring on her finger and realizes what he missed before.
File 107 - The Two Mysteries
Conan realizes the culprit and evidence while Megure accuses Yuichi of being the murderer. To prevent a wrong arrest, Conan draws attention to the blood on top of the door, which doesn't fit with someone climbing out of the stall. He then draws attention to the knife, and how the culprit likely has no blood on them, but something was tied to the knife to pull it out of the victim from a distance. Eri picks up on Conan's train of thought to conclude that the victim passed over the door rather than the murderer.
Mist Tengu Case
File 108 - The Fasting Room
File 109 - The Sakura Blossoms and the Hole in the Wall
File 110 - The Power Of Levitation
- On page 33, a character similar to George Kirishima from Gosho Aoyama's Short Stories, with the same name, appears on the tv screen. However the character is a much different height and exists with in a different style of detective story.
- The title for each chapter are worded as the following in Case Closed:
- File 101 - The Talking Tablecloth
- File 102 - Death During Live Broadcast
- File 103 - The Secret Road
- File 104 - Emergency Detective Show
- File 105 - An Important Person?
- File 106 - Location of the Waepon
- File 107 - Two Mysteries
- File 108 - Training Room
- File 109 - Cherry Blossoms and the Hole in the Wall
- File 110 - The Power to Float in the Air
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