|Release date:||August 18, 2016|
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|List of chapters • List of cases|
- 1 Cast
- 2 Gadgets
- 3 The Clenched Scissors and the Clipped Letters
- 4 Soul Detective Murder Case
- 5 A song named ASACA
- 6 Curse of the Nue
- 7 Cover in other countries
- 8 References
- 9 See also
The Clenched Scissors and the Clipped Letters
File 949 - Sweet Scent
As the case seems similar to the 17 years ago's one with Kohji Haneda, Conan asks Okiya/Akai the reason why he joined the FBI. Okiya replies it has to do indeed with the 17-year-old case in which his father had been involved. Okiya says his father wasn't from the FBI, but refuses to tell Conan more about it...unless the latter tells him about his true identity. Conan says he'll tell him when the case is solved and closed - even though Conan believes it's useless as Akai probably already knows the entire truth.
Kazunori Senba tells the police he wants to go back home as they don't need him anymore. But the police insists on him staying a little longer for some more questioning, and Chiba tells Okiya and Agasa Senba is the one who found out Hiyama's corpse, he injured his foot stepping by accident on shattered glass in the crime's room. Okiya asks Senba if his right leg still hurts him, and Senba replies he actually injured his left foot, though he had an accident last month during which his right leg was badly injured, and still hurts actually. Takagi tells Senba Okiya is just Agasa's assistant, the one who invented the fancy scissors Hiyama had in hand when dying. Senba refuses to tell Okiya about the events as he's not from the police, but Conan tells Senba Okiya just wants to check if the scissors' special function actually worked, because the mechanism could have been activated if the culprit has done something weird around Hiyama's body.
Senba then accepts to recount what happened : he came in Hiyama's house and was searched by the bodyguards who checked if he had metallic objects on him. Senba then went to the central lodge and opened the door, then he waited in the corridor a minute or two, but Hiyama never came. Senba called out for him but still nothing. Afterwards, he wandered around the lodge, checking the rooms one after the other, until the bathroom, only to find Hiyama's corpse there, and the room as it is now. Senba says as soon as he saw Hiyama's head was bleeding he rushed to rescue him. Okiya says then it's strange he went straight ahead without noticing the clearly visible shattered glass on the floor. Senba says he didn't notice it as he had barely cracked the door open to check the room rapidly. It wasn't directly in his field of vision, then he stepped on it by chance. But Conan says it's still weird as since the glass was shattered near the entrance, probably slung to the murderer's face by Hiyama, then if Senba had cracked the door open and immediately opened it wide afterwards to rush to Hiyama, the glass would have been swept aside by the door movement, implying Senba had really faint chances of stepping on a bit. Senba says he actually made a mistake : he now remembers the door to be open when he came, explaining why he directly saw Hiyama and ran to help him without noticing the glass.
Senba notes Conan's undeceived gaze at him and tells him he's not the murderer despite his insinuations. He says if he had killed Hiyama he would be covered in blood, his clothes would be dripping bloody. Senba shows Conan his clothes in evidence but Conan notices Senba's shirt buttons are ill-fastened, as if done in a rush. Agasa and Okiya also note Senba's shirt isn't properly tucked into his trousers in the back, and his tie is too loose, just as his clothes are globally ill-kept. Senba takes fright and assures he's not the murderer as he didn't didn't bring any blunt weapons with him. Fed up with that questioning, Senba leaves followed by Takagi who tries to hold him back. Okiya asks the forensic agents picking up the shards of glass if Senba stepped on the glass barefooted, to which the forensics answer he was actually wearing slippers. Conan and Okiya observe the exhibit slipper whose heel is pierced by a shard of glass and red with blood, just as the inner part of the slipper is, and they deduce the ploy used by the culprit.
Megure tells Okiya the broken glass is exactly the same as the other one on the sink, a Fusae-brand toothbrush glass, reminding Agasa of her first love Fusae Campbell, who became a world-famous businesswoman managing accessory-manufacturing firms. As the forensics ask people in front of the door to move aside as they're transporting Hiyama, Conan and Okiya smell a sweet fragrance coming from the corpse. Megure explains when they examined Hiyama's head injury, they found over it some peculiar substance looking like honey. As Megure is tired still not having an answer to the question he keeps asking Okiya, Agasa and Conan, which is what the link with the scissors actually is, he asks them when they intend to go home... Agasa comments on the case being so off-putting : honey on the victim's head, clenched scissors in his hand, a water tap which kept running even after the murder, etc. He wonders how Senba did manage to pass a weapon on to Hiyama's house even after being searched, if he is indeed the murderer. What's more, all windows are barred in the whole house. Okiya and Conan tell him Senba is really the culprit and they've found out his ploy, except for the weapon he used in the crime.
Conan asks the two bodyguards what they found in Senba's pockets when they searched him. He actually had toys in plastic packets, along with little paper leaflets with pictures of other toys and dolls featured on them. He said these were presents for some children he knew, even though he had already shut up his dagashi shop (where toys and candy are usually sold). He also had a wallet and a key, along with a peculiar big yellowish toy ball, just like dagashi shops sell. They gave it to the police, but actually as they had found it on the ground and knew there is a big park next to the house, they thought it wasn't Senba's but rather a toy which was probably flung in the air and lost by a child playing in the park, though none went to retrieve it. Conan asks them to show him where they found it, which is actually just next to the lodge. A bodyguard went there and found it after hearing a strange muffled sound coming from the lodge's roof. Just next to the place the ball was found, Conan spots a small non-barred bottom window which is actually the washroom's one, in order to get more fresh air inside as all the other windows are barred, and actually even a child couldn't slip through it, which is why bars are useless here. The washroom isn't very far away from the bathroom where the murder took place, and from the cloakroom. The guard remembers the noise on the roof to be quite loud, like a double hit or so.
As Conan and Okiya think about it and realise what the weapon might be, Agasa shouts in fear and tells them he was just startled by hundreds of ants walking a straight line towards the house. Conan doesn't get it why he shouted as Agasa' bookshelf is filled with books about bugs. Agasa answers bugs are cute on pictures but not so much in real life. Conan and Okiya suddenly understand something and follow the ant line up to the house under which landing they glance at something really interesting : the mysterious murder weapon being overrun by dozens of ants.
File 950 - The Clipped Letters
Agasa tells Megure Conan and Okiya have figured out who the murderer is and how he managed not to be suspected at all.
Soul Detective Murder Case
File 951 - The Soul Detective
Conan believes that the bodyguard Asaka was the black organization member Rum. The website with the information about the murder has been taken down. Then Kogoro gets a phone call from a TV-producer who invites Kogoro to a talk-show with the Soul Detective Gaito Hotta, who claims that he is going to solve the Koji Haneda murders by calling Koji Haneda's spirit. Conan joins along with an excuse of wanting to eat in the restaurant in the hotel, where a meeting with Hotta is going to take place.
File 952 - In the Suspicious Next Room
File 953 - As If Connecting with a Demon in the Darkness
A song named ASACA
File 954 - Sanction of the Betrayal
File 955 - Whereabouts of the Betrayal
File 956 - Brunt of the Betrayal
File 957 - Truth of the Betrayal
Curse of the Nue
File 958 - The Monster of Yadori Village
Heiji is invited to a village in Shizuoka Prefecture to investigate rumors of Tokugawa-era golden treasure buried there. Ran, Conan, and Kazuha tag along. They hear about the death of a local man named Charles Abel, whose last words were "Nue", a creature from Japanese mythology. While staying in a decrepit hotel in the area they hear the "Cry of the Nue" from outside.
File 959 - The Night in which the Nue Screams
As the cry ceases, they all go to their respective rooms. Suddenly, Heiji notices a blaze outside and orders everyone to evacuate the hostel. Once out, they wonder what's going on as, all of a sudden, a huge Nue cries and emerges from the corner of the hostel. The monster bites a sign and takes it away, escaping. Heiji and Conan run after him while the others go and fetch water to put out the fire. The two detectives find nothing at all, except the sign with huge bite marks on it. They notice blood traces around and follow them, only to find out Someji's corpse, killed by the Nue which left enormous claw marks on his back.
Cover in other countries
- ^ Dagashi (駄菓子): Japanese cheap sweets.
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