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| airdate            = December 11, 2000 (Part 1) <br> December 18, 2000 (Part 2) <br> January 15, 2011 (Part 1) '''(Remastered version)''' <br> January 22, 2011 (Part 2) '''(Remastered version)'''
 
| airdate            = December 11, 2000 (Part 1) <br> December 18, 2000 (Part 2) <br> January 15, 2011 (Part 1) '''(Remastered version)''' <br> January 22, 2011 (Part 2) '''(Remastered version)'''
 
| english-airdate    =
 
| english-airdate    =
| cast                = [[Conan Edogawa]] <br> [[Juzo Megure]] <br> [[Sonoko Suzuki]] <br> [[Ran Mouri]] <br> [[Wataru Takagi]] <br> [[Miwako Sato]] <br> [[Kiyonaga Matsumoto]] <br> [[Kogoro Mouri]] <br> [[Midori Megure]] <br> [[Makoto Kyogoku]] <br> [[Kazunobu Chiba]] <br> [[Detective Yamamoto]] <br> [[Detective Kojima]]
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| cast                = [[Conan Edogawa]] <br> [[Juzo Megure]] <br> [[Sonoko Suzuki]] <br> [[Ran Mouri]] <br> [[Wataru Takagi]] <br> [[Miwako Sato]] <br> [[Kiyonaga Matsumoto]] <br> [[Kogoro Mouri]] <br> [[Midori Megure]] <br> [[Makoto Kyogoku]] <br> [[Shinichi Kudo]] <br> [[Kazunobu Chiba]] <br> [[Detective Yamamoto]] <br> [[Detective Kojima]]
 
| suspects            = Noriyuki Shirakawa, Yuri Konno, Yoshio Sadakane, and Haruyoshi Shirakawa
 
| suspects            = Noriyuki Shirakawa, Yuri Konno, Yoshio Sadakane, and Haruyoshi Shirakawa
 
| solved-by          = [[Conan Edogawa]] <br> [[Juzo Megure|Inspector Megure]]
 
| solved-by          = [[Conan Edogawa]] <br> [[Juzo Megure|Inspector Megure]]
 
| next-conan-hint    = Accessories (Part 1) <br> Thick-soled boots (Part 2) <br> Ganguro (Part 1) '''(Remastered version)''' <br> Height (Part 2) '''(Remastered version)'''
 
| next-conan-hint    = Accessories (Part 1) <br> Thick-soled boots (Part 2) <br> Ganguro (Part 1) '''(Remastered version)''' <br> Height (Part 2) '''(Remastered version)'''
 
| voice-cast          = [[Minami Takayama]] as [[Conan Edogawa]] <br> [[Wakana Yamazaki]] as [[Ran Mouri]] <br> [[Akira Kamiya]] as [[Kogoro Mouri]] <br> [[Chafurin]] as [[Juzo Megure]] <br> [[Wataru Takagi (voice actor)|Wataru Takagi]] as [[Wataru Takagi]], Next Conan's Hint <br> [[Naoko Matsui]] as [[Sonoko Suzuki]] <br> [[Seizo Katou]] as [[Kiyonaga Matsumoto]] <br> [[Atsuko Yuya]] as [[Miwako Sato]] <br> [[Yoko Asada]] as Michiko Ishiguro <br> [[Kunihiko Yasui]] as Noriyuki Shirakawa <br> [[Kotono Mitsuishi]] as Yuri Konno <br> [[Masato Sako]] as [[Minor law enforcement#Yoshio Sadakane|Yoshio Sadakane]] <br> [[Hajime Koseki]] as Haruyoshi Shirakawa <br> [[Ai Orikasa]] as [[Midori Megure]] <br> [[Isshin Chiba]] as Policeman A <br> [[Takayuki Inoue]] as Policeman B <br> [[Nao Takamori]] as Broadcasting facilities
 
| voice-cast          = [[Minami Takayama]] as [[Conan Edogawa]] <br> [[Wakana Yamazaki]] as [[Ran Mouri]] <br> [[Akira Kamiya]] as [[Kogoro Mouri]] <br> [[Chafurin]] as [[Juzo Megure]] <br> [[Wataru Takagi (voice actor)|Wataru Takagi]] as [[Wataru Takagi]], Next Conan's Hint <br> [[Naoko Matsui]] as [[Sonoko Suzuki]] <br> [[Seizo Katou]] as [[Kiyonaga Matsumoto]] <br> [[Atsuko Yuya]] as [[Miwako Sato]] <br> [[Yoko Asada]] as Michiko Ishiguro <br> [[Kunihiko Yasui]] as Noriyuki Shirakawa <br> [[Kotono Mitsuishi]] as Yuri Konno <br> [[Masato Sako]] as [[Minor law enforcement#Yoshio Sadakane|Yoshio Sadakane]] <br> [[Hajime Koseki]] as Haruyoshi Shirakawa <br> [[Ai Orikasa]] as [[Midori Megure]] <br> [[Isshin Chiba]] as Policeman A <br> [[Takayuki Inoue]] as Policeman B <br> [[Nao Takamori]] as Broadcasting facilities
| director            = [[Yasuichiro Yamamoto]] <br> [[Kenji Kodama]]
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| director            = [[Yasuichiro Yamamoto]] <br> [[Kenji Kodama]] (chief)
 
| screenplay          =
 
| screenplay          =
 
| organizer          = [[Hiroshi Matsuzono]]
 
| organizer          = [[Hiroshi Matsuzono]]
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| producer            = 217 [[Minoru Tozawa]] <br> 218 [[Kazuo Nogami]]
 
| producer            = 217 [[Minoru Tozawa]] <br> 218 [[Kazuo Nogami]]
 
| animation-director  = 217 [[Keiko Sasaki]] <br> 218 [[Masatomo Sudo]]
 
| animation-director  = 217 [[Keiko Sasaki]] <br> 218 [[Masatomo Sudo]]
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| character-design    = [[Junko Yamanaka]] and [[Kumiko Shishido]] (design works)
 
| opening-song        = Koi wa Thrill, Shock, Suspense
 
| opening-song        = Koi wa Thrill, Shock, Suspense
 
| closing-song        = Natsu no Maboroshi
 
| closing-song        = Natsu no Maboroshi
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| footnotes          =
 
| footnotes          =
 
}}
 
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{{nihongo|'''''{{PAGENAME}}'''''|封印された目暮の秘密|Fuuin-sareta Megure no Himitsu}} is the 217th and 218th episode of ''[[Detective Conan]]'' [[anime]].
  
 
== Characters introduced ==
 
== Characters introduced ==
 
{{BeginBox}}
 
{{BeginBox}}
{{NewChar|name = [[Midori Megure]]|image = Midori Megure.jpg|description =  
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{{NewChar|name = [[Midori Megure]]|image = Midori Megure.jpg|description =
* 37-38 years old
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* 38 years old
* [[Juzo Megure|Inspector Megure]]'s wife}}
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* Megure's wife}}
 
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=== Situation ===
 
=== Situation ===
 
==== Part 1 ====
 
==== Part 1 ====
The episode starts with a dark-skinned young lady in a phone booth at night, speaking to someone over the phone. Right after she is done calling, and when she was getting ready to return to her nearby car, a man dragging a club comes up from behind her and knocks her out with it.  
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The episode starts with a dark-skinned young lady in a phone booth at night, speaking to someone over the phone. Right after she is done calling, and when she was getting ready to return to her nearby car, a man dragging a club comes up from behind her and knocks her out with it.
  
 
{{InfoBox Crime
 
{{InfoBox Crime
 
| crime              = Grave Physical Injury - Attempted Murder
 
| crime              = Grave Physical Injury - Attempted Murder
| image              = EP217-218a_Case_1.jpg
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| image              = EP217-218a Case 1.jpg
 
| location            = Phone Booth
 
| location            = Phone Booth
 
| victim              = Michiko Ishiguro
 
| victim              = Michiko Ishiguro
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The next scene shows Ran and Sonoko shopping for a sweater as Sonoko wants to buy for Makoto Kyogoku; Sonoko gets scolded by Ran when she learns that Sonoko wants to make it pass as if she had knitted the sweater for him. Kogoro and Conan left the girls to do their shopping, and while crossing the street Kogoro notices a good looking girl coming out of a phone booth. Conan notices that she left a ball-point pen in the booth so Kogoro grabs it and went to the lady to give it to her. As Kogoro touches her, she tackles him to the ground; Inspector Megure, Wataru Takagi and two other police officers come out and jump on Kogoro without realizing that it is Kogoro.  
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The next scene shows Ran and Sonoko shopping for a sweater as Sonoko wants to buy for Makoto Kyogoku; Sonoko gets scolded by Ran when she learns that Sonoko wants to make it pass as if she had knitted the sweater for him. Kogoro and Conan left the girls to do their shopping, and while crossing the street Kogoro notices a good looking girl coming out of a phone booth. Conan notices that she left a ball-point pen in the booth so Kogoro grabs it and went to the lady to give it to her. As Kogoro touches her, she tackles him to the ground; Inspector Megure, Wataru Takagi and two other police officers come out and jump on Kogoro without realizing that it is Kogoro.
  
 
After they find out it is Kogoro, they all go to a pasta shop and explain the case to Kogoro. It is also shown that the lady who attacked Kogoro was Miwako Sato, posing as a decoy. They show him pictures of the three different victims (Ryouko Mizutani, Hitomi Endou, and Michiko Ishiguro - the girl from the first scene): all of them are young women with bleached hair, fashionable clothes and deep tans, and according to their testimonies the man attacking them was around their own height, meaning around 150 cms tall.  
 
After they find out it is Kogoro, they all go to a pasta shop and explain the case to Kogoro. It is also shown that the lady who attacked Kogoro was Miwako Sato, posing as a decoy. They show him pictures of the three different victims (Ryouko Mizutani, Hitomi Endou, and Michiko Ishiguro - the girl from the first scene): all of them are young women with bleached hair, fashionable clothes and deep tans, and according to their testimonies the man attacking them was around their own height, meaning around 150 cms tall.  
  
Sonoko arrives to the pasta shop right then and upon seeing the girls's pictures she identifies them as Ganguro, girls who change their looks drastically to look fashionable and exotic and as a way to rebel against Japanese society. After being unable to figure out a relation between the victims other than their looks, Kogoro brings up a case about a string of female high-school students being hit by cars, which happened 20 years ago. Inspector Megure looks shocked, stands up and says they should get back to the investigation.  
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{{InfoBox Crime
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| crime              = Grave Physical Injury - Attempted Murder (Past 1)
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| image              = EP217-218a Case 2.jpg
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| location            =
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| victim              = Ryouko Mizutani
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| cause-death        = Blunt force trauma
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| cause-death-label  = Injury
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| suspects            =
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| description        =
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{{InfoBox Crime
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| crime              = Grave Physical Injury - Attempted Murder (Past 2)
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| image              = EP217-218a Case 3.jpg
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| location            =
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| victim              = Hitomi Endou
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| cause-death        = Blunt force trauma
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| cause-death-label  = Injury
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| suspects            =
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| description        =
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}}
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Sonoko arrives to the pasta shop right then and upon seeing the girls's pictures she identifies them as Ganguro, girls who change their looks drastically to look fashionable and exotic and as a way to rebel against Japanese society. After being unable to figure out a relation between the victims other than their looks, Kogoro brings up a case about a string of female high-school students being hit by cars, which happened twenty years ago. Inspector Megure looks shocked, stands up and says they should get back to the investigation.
  
 
As Inspector Megure is about to leave, he tells Sato and Takagi that they should start at the beginning. Then Conan spots something else similar to the three victims and Sonoko: they all are wearing rather fashionable jewelry pieces that are given as a gift in a particular shop if you spend 10,000 yen or more there. Megure approaches her, checks on the jewels Sonoko's wearing and compares them to the photos: all of the girls are at least one piece of the jewelry set, though Sonoko has them all due to having purchased lots of stuff there.
 
As Inspector Megure is about to leave, he tells Sato and Takagi that they should start at the beginning. Then Conan spots something else similar to the three victims and Sonoko: they all are wearing rather fashionable jewelry pieces that are given as a gift in a particular shop if you spend 10,000 yen or more there. Megure approaches her, checks on the jewels Sonoko's wearing and compares them to the photos: all of the girls are at least one piece of the jewelry set, though Sonoko has them all due to having purchased lots of stuff there.
  
Sonoko calls Ran to ask where she is. She says she's in a parking lot and then she screams in terror because she has just found another victim. Said victim is a 20 year old girl named Tae Aizawa, who used to work at the same store: again, a very young woman with bleached hair, tanned skin, and wearing the special jewelry gifts. Unlike the others, however, Aizawa is actually dead.  
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Sonoko calls Ran to ask where she is. She says she's in a parking lot and then she screams in terror because she has just found another victim. Said victim is a 20 year old girl named Tae Aizawa, who used to work at the same store: again, a very young woman with bleached hair, tanned skin, and wearing the special jewelry gifts. Unlike the others, however, Aizawa is actually dead.
  
 
{{InfoBox Crime
 
{{InfoBox Crime
 
| crime              = Murder
 
| crime              = Murder
| image              = EP217-218b_Case_1.jpg
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| image              = EP217-218b Case 1.jpg
 
| location            = Haido Department Store parking lot
 
| location            = Haido Department Store parking lot
 
| victim              = Tae Aizawa
 
| victim              = Tae Aizawa
| age                = 20 Years old
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| age                = 20 years old
 
| cause-death        = Blow to the head with a blunt object (metal bat)
 
| cause-death        = Blow to the head with a blunt object (metal bat)
 
| suspects            = Noriyuki Shirakawa, Yuri Konno, Yoshio Sadakane, and Haruyoshi Shirakawa
 
| suspects            = Noriyuki Shirakawa, Yuri Konno, Yoshio Sadakane, and Haruyoshi Shirakawa
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The victim's boyfriend, arrives to the crime scene. His name is Noriyuki Shirakawa, he works as a cook in the convenience store owned by his dad, and he had asked Aizawa to meet up with him so they'd reunite with his dad. Some possible suspects gather in the scene: Shirakawa's father Haruyoshi (who opposed to him and Tae's relationship), the waitress Yuri Konno who also was a friend of Noriyuki Shirakawa, and a guard named Sadakane who used to work for another convenience store, whom Haruyoshi Shirakawa accuses of being the killer to ruin the store's reputation. He then also tells his son to get a new girlfriend, one "with a clean slate". Yuri Konno then explains that Aizawa was related to another case a year ago: she accidentally hit a young boy named Akira Sakurai with her car in the parking garage and killed him, thus she renounced to her job and was searching for another before she died.
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The victim's boyfriend, arrives to the crime scene. His name is Noriyuki Shirakawa, he works as a cook in the convenience store owned by his dad, and he had asked Aizawa to meet up with him so they'd reunite with his dad. Some possible suspects gather in the scene: Shirakawa's father Haruyoshi (who opposed to him and Tae's relationship), the waitress Yuri Konno who also was a friend of Noriyuki Shirakawa, and a guard named Sadakane who used to work for another convenience store, whom Haruyoshi Shirakawa accuses of being the killer to ruin the store's reputation. He then also tells his son to get a new girlfriend, one "with a clean slate". Yuri Konno then explains that Aizawa was related to another case a year ago: she accidentally hit a young boy named Akira Sakurai with her car in the parking garage and killed him, thus she renounced to her job and was searching for another before she died.
  
Among the investigation questions, Noriyuki freaks out when his father is mentioned as a possible suspect for the case in general. He snaps and tells the police "You are all useless!" in horror and frustration. Upon hearing Noriyuki's words, Megure goes into a shocked state and remembers a very young woman saying the same phrase in tears... as well as saying "Why are you suprised? I said I was going to play decoy." Then the woman's face in his memories is shown again, except she's bleeding profusely and says "Guess... it didn't go as smoothly as in the movies." Megure drops to his knee and looks like he has a headache; he says it's nothing when Kogoro and Sato show concern, and Yuri offers apologies before taking Noriyuki away, but Conan suspects something.  
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Among the investigation questions, Noriyuki freaks out when his father is mentioned as a possible suspect for the case in general. He snaps and tells the police "You are all useless!" in horror and frustration. Upon hearing Noriyuki's words, Megure goes into a shocked state and remembers a very young woman saying the same phrase in tears, as well as saying "Why are you suprised? I said I was going to play decoy." Then the woman's face in his memories is shown again, except she's bleeding profusely and says "Guess... it didn't go as smoothly as in the movies." Megure drops to his knee and looks like he has a headache; he says it's nothing when Kogoro and Sato show concern, and Yuri offers apologies before taking Noriyuki away, but Conan suspects something.
  
Conan then brings up other points. First, only Mizutani (first victim) and Ishiguro (third) could offer reliable descriptions, since Endou (second) was attacked from behind and couldn't see who attacked her. Second: the girls weren't wearing much, even though it was freezing and at night, meaning they were in the way to their own vehicles where either was warmer or they had their coats. Sato says she will wear the decoy outfit she wore before and exit her car, in case she can do more. Inspector Megure then shouts "Didn't I say no more decoys!?" Superintendant Matsumoto arrives and asks if it's "that case" from before. Megure denies it and Conan thinks something is strange with him...
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Conan then brings up other points. First, only Mizutani (first victim) and Ishiguro (third) could offer reliable descriptions, since Endou (second) was attacked from behind and couldn't see who attacked her. Second: the girls weren't wearing much, even though it was freezing and at night, meaning they were in the way to their own vehicles where either was warmer or they had their coats. Sato says she will wear the decoy outfit she wore before and exit her car, in case she can do more. Inspector Megure then shouts "Didn't I say no more decoys!?" Superintendant Matsumoto arrives and asks if it's "that case" from before. Megure denies it and Conan thinks something is strange with him.
  
 
==== Part 2 ====
 
==== Part 2 ====
It is confirmed that the all the victims had been in their cars just before they were attacked. Ran and Sonoko noticed that there is something wrong with the victim, but can't tell what it is. After asking Kogoro if she can borrow his keys, Sonoko puts her and Ran's shopping bags in the car and then goes searching for the restroom, unaware that she's being watched over by the culprit who, for a then-unknown reason, decides to follow her...
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It is confirmed that the all the victims had been in their cars just before they were attacked. Ran and Sonoko noticed that there is something wrong with the victim, but can't tell what it is. After asking Kogoro if she can borrow his keys, Sonoko puts her and Ran's shopping bags in the car and then goes searching for the restroom, unaware that she's being watched over by the culprit who, for a then-unknown reason, decides to follow her.
  
 
The investigation continues, and when the policemen accidentally drop Aizawa's shoe and cannot put it back on since it doesn't fit, Conan deduces that the killer took her shoes away to hide how he was tracking and attacking girls with similar footwear. Since all of the girls attacked were gyarus, he also deduces that Aizawa was using platform boots, which are very popular among them. Sato hears this and says that a year ago, in the incident that took the life of little Akira Sakurai, Aizawa was supposedly wearing platform footwear; the boy's parents told this to the judge and said that was the reason why Aizawa didn't step properly on the brake and ended up hitting him. Supposedly wearing these boots cause the brake to take longer time. Megure sends out Takagi to find more info about the accident, and then tells the others to seek for the culprit who is still not too far from them.
 
The investigation continues, and when the policemen accidentally drop Aizawa's shoe and cannot put it back on since it doesn't fit, Conan deduces that the killer took her shoes away to hide how he was tracking and attacking girls with similar footwear. Since all of the girls attacked were gyarus, he also deduces that Aizawa was using platform boots, which are very popular among them. Sato hears this and says that a year ago, in the incident that took the life of little Akira Sakurai, Aizawa was supposedly wearing platform footwear; the boy's parents told this to the judge and said that was the reason why Aizawa didn't step properly on the brake and ended up hitting him. Supposedly wearing these boots cause the brake to take longer time. Megure sends out Takagi to find more info about the accident, and then tells the others to seek for the culprit who is still not too far from them.
  
After discussing some more details, Takagi returns and confirms the information already given. Conan and Ran see that Sonoko isn't with them; Ran mentions that Sonoko was supposed to go to the car and then to the restroom, and then Conan realizes that Sonoko was wearing platform boots... like all the victims. Ran calls Sonoko to her cellphone, and Sonoko says she's looking for a safe way out since the lights are out.
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After discussing some more details, Takagi returns and confirms the information already given. Conan and Ran see that Sonoko isn't with them; Ran mentions that Sonoko was supposed to go to the car and then to the restroom, and then Conan realizes that Sonoko was wearing platform boots, like all the victims. Ran calls Sonoko to her cellphone, and Sonoko says she's looking for a safe way out since the lights are out.
  
 
=== People ===
 
=== People ===
 
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{{BeginBox}}
{{People|Ryouko Mizutani|Ryouko_Mizutani.jpg|
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{{People|Ryouko Mizutani|Ryouko Mizutani.jpg|
* Victim (beaten - injured)}}
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* Victim (beaten - injured)
{{People|Hitomi Endou|Hitomi_Endou.jpg|
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* Kuro Gyaru style female}}
* Victim (beaten - injured)}}
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{{People|Hitomi Endou|Hitomi Endou.jpg|
{{People|Michiko Ishiguro|Michiko_Ishiguro.jpg|
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* Victim (beaten - injured)
* Victim (beaten - injured)}}
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* Kuro Gyaru style female}}
{{People|Tae Aizawa|Tae_Aizawa.jpg|
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{{People|Michiko Ishiguro|Michiko Ishiguro.jpg|
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* Victim (beaten - injured)
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* Kuro Gyaru style female}}
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{{People|Tae Aizawa|Tae Aizawa.jpg|
 
* Victim (beaten)
 
* Victim (beaten)
 
* 20 years old
 
* 20 years old
* Former Haido Department Store clerk}}
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* Former Haido Department Store clerk
{{People|Noriyuki Shirakawa|Noriyuki_Shirakawa.jpg|
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* Kuro Gyaru style female}}
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{{People|Noriyuki Shirakawa|Noriyuki Shirakawa.jpg|
 
* 24 years old
 
* 24 years old
* Cook}}
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* Cook
{{clear}}
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* Tae's boyfriend}}
{{People|Yuri Konno|Yuri_Konno.jpg|
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{{People|Yuri Konno|Yuri Konno.jpg|
 
* 24 years old
 
* 24 years old
 
* Waitress}}
 
* Waitress}}
{{People|[[Minor law enforcement#Yoshio Sadakane|Yoshio Sadakane]]|Yoshio_Sadakane.jpg|
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{{People|[[Minor law enforcement#Yoshio Sadakane|Yoshio Sadakane]]|Yoshio Sadakane.jpg|
 
* 43 years old
 
* 43 years old
 
* Security guard}}
 
* Security guard}}
{{People|Haruyoshi Shirakawa|Haruyoshi_Shirakawa.jpg|
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{{People|Haruyoshi Shirakawa|Haruyoshi Shirakawa.jpg|
 
* 53 years old
 
* 53 years old
 
* Haido Department Store owner
 
* Haido Department Store owner
 
* Noriyuki's father}}
 
* Noriyuki's father}}
{{People|Akira Sakurai|Akira_Sakurai.jpg|
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{{People|Akira Sakurai|Akira Sakurai.jpg|
 
* Deceased (car accident)}}
 
* Deceased (car accident)}}
 
{{People|Woman|EP218-Woman.jpg|
 
{{People|Woman|EP218-Woman.jpg|
* Deceased
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* Deceased (car accident)
 
* Midori's best friend}}
 
* Midori's best friend}}
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{{People|Woman|EP218-Woman 2.jpg|
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* Japanese Yankee}}
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{{People|Woman|EP218-Woman 3.jpg|
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* Japanese Yankee}}
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{{People|Woman|Satodisguise217.jpg|
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* Sato in disguise}}
 
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=== Resolution ===
 
=== Resolution ===
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<spoiler>The killer was, effectively, the guard '''Yoshio Sadakane'''. He was the father of little Akira Sakurai, whose different surname was his mother's maiden name whom he took up when his parents got divorced.
The killer was, effectively, the guard '''Yoshio Sadakane'''. He was the father of little Akira Sakurai, whose different surname was his mother's maiden name whom he took up when his parents got divorced.  
 
  
Conan found out that Sadakane had to be the culprit since he worked at the guard in charge of the parking site, so he could take his time to observe the people driving around and see if they were wearing platform boots. Sadakane thought that Aizawa's use of such footwear was the cause why she couldn't stop in time and hit Akira, so he targetted young women (all of them Gyaru) who wore it; by coincidence, Sonoko had been given a pair, hence why he targetted her despite not being a Gyaru.
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Conan found out that Sadakane had to be the culprit since he worked at the guard in charge of the parking site, so he could take his time to observe the people driving around and see if they were wearing platform boots. Sadakane thought that Aizawa's use of such footwear was the cause why she couldn't stop in time and hit Akira, so he targetted young women, all of them Gyaru, who wore it. By coincidence, Sonoko had been given a pair, hence why he targetted her despite not being a Gyaru.
  
 
The girls were all around 150 cms. tall, but reached 160 cms with the boots on, whcih confused the police since the three surviving victims said they were attacked by "someone around their height". Aizawa and the other girls were attacked either in the open or in the parking lot not just because of Sadakane's connections, but also because Aizawa was a minor when she fatally struck Akira down, thus he had no way to find out where she lived or what her name was, due to the law. He first waited for a woman who fitted her physical description, and when he didn't find her, he broke down and attacked any girl with platform shoes that he saw driving, with Aizawa being the last one almost by accident.
 
The girls were all around 150 cms. tall, but reached 160 cms with the boots on, whcih confused the police since the three surviving victims said they were attacked by "someone around their height". Aizawa and the other girls were attacked either in the open or in the parking lot not just because of Sadakane's connections, but also because Aizawa was a minor when she fatally struck Akira down, thus he had no way to find out where she lived or what her name was, due to the law. He first waited for a woman who fitted her physical description, and when he didn't find her, he broke down and attacked any girl with platform shoes that he saw driving, with Aizawa being the last one almost by accident.
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Sonoko then gets scared since it looks like she's being followed, and as she turns, the culprit is right in front of her and she starts screaming. Sonoko manages to avoid the culprit's pipe and throws her phone at him, revealing his face which of course, it's Sadakane. She tries running downstairs, with the man being horrified since she saw him clearly. Conan says that the killer saw Sonoko with Kogoro's keys and mistook her for the driver, hence why he's chasing her now. Sonoko's phone lands near a purikura machine located near a restaurant in the tenth floor, so they deduce Sonoko and the killer are not too far away from it. Megure takes active part in commanding the police, and both Matsumoto and Kogoro notice how pumped up he is.
 
Sonoko then gets scared since it looks like she's being followed, and as she turns, the culprit is right in front of her and she starts screaming. Sonoko manages to avoid the culprit's pipe and throws her phone at him, revealing his face which of course, it's Sadakane. She tries running downstairs, with the man being horrified since she saw him clearly. Conan says that the killer saw Sonoko with Kogoro's keys and mistook her for the driver, hence why he's chasing her now. Sonoko's phone lands near a purikura machine located near a restaurant in the tenth floor, so they deduce Sonoko and the killer are not too far away from it. Megure takes active part in commanding the police, and both Matsumoto and Kogoro notice how pumped up he is.
  
Sonoko runs aimlessly in the tenth floor, and when she's about to reach the gates she trips over her boots and falls to the ground. Ran and the police find her phone on the stairs and deduce she's in the apartment store as no one has seen her in the restaurants. Meanwhile, the maddened killer starts ranting about how all the fashionable girls are bitches in sheep's clothing who should be all killed. Sonoko screams again and this time Ran, Conan, Megure and Co. hear her; they also hear the sound of several things falling, Go stones among them, which allow them to see she's now on the fourth floor (the only one with such arrangments).
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Sonoko runs aimlessly in the tenth floor, and when she's about to reach the gates she trips over her boots and falls to the ground. Ran and the police find her phone on the stairs and deduce she's in the apartment store as no one has seen her in the restaurants. Meanwhile, the maddened killer starts ranting about how all the fashionable girls are bitches in sheep's clothing who should be all killed. Sonoko screams again and this time Ran, Conan, Megure, and co. hear her. They also hear the sound of several things falling, Go stones among them, which allow them to see she's now on the fourth floor, the only one with such arrangments.
  
 
{{InfoBox Crime
 
{{InfoBox Crime
 
| crime            = Attempted Murder
 
| crime            = Attempted Murder
| image            = EP217-218_Case4.jpg
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| image            = EP217-218 Case4.jpg
 
| victim            = [[Sonoko Suzuki]]
 
| victim            = [[Sonoko Suzuki]]
 
| suspects-label    = Culprit
 
| suspects-label    = Culprit
 
| suspects          = Yoshio Sadakane
 
| suspects          = Yoshio Sadakane
 
| cause-death      = Beating
 
| cause-death      = Beating
| cause-death-label = Attack Types
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| cause-death-label = Attack types
 
| location          = Mall
 
| location          = Mall
 
| description      = Sonoko always dodge the pipe to prevent her getting hit.
 
| description      = Sonoko always dodge the pipe to prevent her getting hit.
 
}}
 
}}
  
Sonoko again dodges the pipe, as Sadakane rants about how he only wanted to teach her a lesson, but after seeing his face, he had to kill her. Cornered again, Sonoko cowers as he tries to hit her directly... and then Megure shows up. He takes the hit for her and gets struck in the head, but the blow is softened by his hat.
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Sonoko again dodges the pipe, as Sadakane rants about how he only wanted to teach her a lesson, but after seeing his face, he had to kill her. Cornered again, Sonoko cowers as he tries to hit her directly, and then Megure shows up. He takes the hit for her and gets struck in the head, but the blow is softened by his hat.
  
 
{{InfoBox Crime
 
{{InfoBox Crime
 
| crime            = Attempted Murder
 
| crime            = Attempted Murder
| image            = EP217-218_Case3.jpg
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| image            = EP217-218 Case3.jpg
| victim            = [[Inspector Megure]]
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| victim            = [[Juzo Megure]]
 
| location          = Mall
 
| location          = Mall
 
| victim-label      = Victim
 
| victim-label      = Victim
| cause-death      = Blunt force Trauma
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| cause-death      = Blunt force trauma
 
| cause-death-label = Injury
 
| cause-death-label = Injury
 
| suspects-label    = Culprit
 
| suspects-label    = Culprit
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The bleeding but still conscious Megure asks the man if hurting others feels good. He tells to the man's shock that Sonoko is just a high school girl who was putting her thing in the car and not a driver with platform shoes. Then he lectures to Sadakane, calling him out on how he thinks he's following justice and revenge, yet aside of killing Aizawa he has only harmed innocent girls who had nothing to do with the incident that robbed him of his son, thus acting only out of petty rage and will to harm others. Sadakane falls to his knees, saying that he started by wanting for "that woman" (Aizawa) to wear "decent" shoes and apologize to his son in Heaven, and breaks down in tears. Ran arrives and comforts Sonoko, then Sato and Conan come in and see Megure injured but he insists it's nothing.
 
The bleeding but still conscious Megure asks the man if hurting others feels good. He tells to the man's shock that Sonoko is just a high school girl who was putting her thing in the car and not a driver with platform shoes. Then he lectures to Sadakane, calling him out on how he thinks he's following justice and revenge, yet aside of killing Aizawa he has only harmed innocent girls who had nothing to do with the incident that robbed him of his son, thus acting only out of petty rage and will to harm others. Sadakane falls to his knees, saying that he started by wanting for "that woman" (Aizawa) to wear "decent" shoes and apologize to his son in Heaven, and breaks down in tears. Ran arrives and comforts Sonoko, then Sato and Conan come in and see Megure injured but he insists it's nothing.
  
Later at the hospital, Matsumoto reveals a case in the past explaining why Megure was so anxious and reluctant to use a decoy, as well as the origin of a scar that he covers with his omnipresent hat... the case that Kogoro and Matsumoto himself were speaking about. 20 years ago, a man was attacking school-aged girls with long skirts after having been bullied into insanity by delinquent schoolgirls (whose trademark in Japan is the use of long school skirts); he started by trying to just scare the girls off, but then he became increasingly violent and killed at least one of them by running her over with his car.  
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Later at the hospital, Matsumoto reveals a case in the past explaining why Megure was so anxious and reluctant to use a decoy, as well as the origin of a scar that he covers with his omnipresent hat, the case that Kogoro and Matsumoto himself were speaking about. Twenty years ago, a man was attacking school-aged girls with long skirts after having been bullied into insanity by delinquent schoolgirls, whose trademark in Japan is the use of long school skirts. he started by trying to just scare the girls off, but then he became increasingly violent and killed at least one of them by running her over with his car.
  
 
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| image            = EP217-218_Case5.jpg
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| image            = EP217-218 Case5.jpg
 
| crime            = Murder (Past)
 
| crime            = Murder (Past)
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| time            = 20 years ago
 
| cause-death      = Head blow
 
| cause-death      = Head blow
 
| victim          = High school girl
 
| victim          = High school girl
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}}
 
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After the female students from the area stopped wearing said long skirts, the crimes stopped; but a while later, a delinquent schoolgirl willingly went to the police and said she wanted to become a decoy, since she was the best friend of the murdered girl and wanted the culprit to be caught. The police didn't like the idea, but she refuse to back off. She was very rebellious and insisted to do what she wanted in these regards, so Matsumoto assigned the rookie Megure as her bodyguard...  
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After the female students from the area stopped wearing said long skirts, the crimes stopped; but a while later, a delinquent schoolgirl willingly went to the police and said she wanted to become a decoy, since she was the best friend of the murdered girl and wanted the culprit to be caught. The police didn't like the idea, but she refuse to back off. She was very rebellious and insisted to do what she wanted in these regards, so Matsumoto assigned the rookie Megure as her bodyguard.
  
 
{{InfoBox Crime
 
{{InfoBox Crime
| image            = EP217-218_Case6.jpg
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| image            = EP217-218 Case6.jpg
 
| crime            = Attempted Murder (Past)
 
| crime            = Attempted Murder (Past)
| victim            = Inspector Megure and Megure Midori
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| time              = 20 years ago
| cause-death      = Hit by Car
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| victim            = Juzo Megure and Midori Megure
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| cause-death      = Hit by car
 
| cause-death-label = Injury
 
| cause-death-label = Injury
 
| suspects-label    = Culprit
 
| suspects-label    = Culprit
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| description      = Midori was gravely injured, and barely breathing.
 
| description      = Midori was gravely injured, and barely breathing.
 
}}
 
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[[File:EP218-Past culprit.jpg|thumb|right|The past culprit.]]
 
One rainy night, the culprit tried to run the decoy girl and Megure over with his car. Both of them were badly injured... specially the girl, who took the brunt of the impact despite Megure's efforts. He still got to identify the culprit's car number, which was "新宿-57, と 66-12" (Shinjuku-57, To 66-12), leading to his capture.
 
  
Ran and Sonoko are moved to tears, thinking that the decoy girl died. Matsumoto laughs and says he never said she passed away... and then a dark-haired woman shows up. As she and Matsumoto make small talk, Conan notices that she has a rather big scar on her forehead; then they hear Megure's voice asking for the help of someone named Midori, and the woman replies to his call. They deduce that after the decoy stunt, Midori married Megure, and not only he covers the scar with his hat to keep others from seeing it, but to avoid being teased for marrying a woman much younger than him and with such a rebellious past.
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One rainy night, the culprit tried to run the decoy girl and Megure over with his car. Both of them were badly injured, specially the girl, who took the brunt of the impact despite Megure's efforts. He still got to identify the culprit's car number, which was "新宿-57, と 66-12" (Shinjuku-57, To 66-12), leading to his capture.
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Ran and Sonoko are moved to tears, thinking that the decoy girl died. Matsumoto laughs and says he never said she passed away... and then a dark-haired woman shows up. As she and Matsumoto make small talk, Conan notices that she has a rather big scar on her forehead; then they hear Megure's voice asking for the help of someone named Midori, and the woman replies to his call. They deduce that after the decoy stunt, Midori married Megure, and not only he covers the scar with his hat to keep others from seeing it, but to avoid being teased for marrying a woman much younger than him and with such a rebellious past.</spoiler>
  
 
== Remastered version ==
 
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* This is the last episode of the 20th Century.
 
* This is the last episode of the 20th Century.
* In Part 1, the scene where Ran screams is a part of Closing 37.
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* In Part 1, the scene where Ran screams is a part of [[Ending 37|closing 37]]. The scene with Megure dropping to his knees is also in the same closing.
* Also the part where Megure drops to his knee is also in Closing 37
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* Except for Sonoko, all of the women attacked by the culprit have dark skin and bleached hair. They were members of a Japanese subculture known as [[Wikipedia: Gyaru|Gyaru]], in which young women rebel against the very conservative Japanese society by bleaching their hair, adquiring deep tans, and more often than not behaving like fashionable wild party girls without much concern for the future. Such a subgroup and its equivalents are viewed in contempt by lots of Japanese people, who accuse them of being selfish, materialistic and shallow. This is seen in Haruyoshi Shirakawa's words about Noriyuki Shirakawa dating a "girl without a clean state", and how everyone comments that the girls were wearing skimpy clothes in the freezing winter.
* Except for Sonoko, all of the women attacked by the culprit have dark skin and bleached hair. They were members of a Japanese subculture known as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyaru Gyaru], in which young women rebel against the very conservative Japanese society by bleaching their hair, adquiring deep tans, and more often than not behaving like fashionable wild party girls without much concern for the future. Such a subgroup and its equivalents are viewed in contempt by lots of Japanese people, who accuse them of being selfish, materialistic and shallow. This is seen in Haruyoshi Shirakawa's words about Noriyuki Shirakawa dating a "girl without a clean state", and how everyone comments that the girls were wearing skimpy clothes in the freezing winter.
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: Kogoro doesn't seem to be very aware about the Gyarus, as he only comments that "the girls looked like they were living in the jungle or something", alluding to their unnatural tans, and adds that "they just don't look like normal Japanese people". Then Sonoko correctly identifies the girls as part of the Gyaru, referring to them by their more popular nickname "ganguro". Sato adds that Endou, the second victim, is actually a "yamanba", a Gyaru/ganguro with specially dark skin.
: Kogoro doesn't seem to be very aware about the Gyarus, as he only comments that "the girls looked like they were living in the jungle or something" (alluding to their unnatural tans), and adds that "they just don't look like normal Japanese people". Then Sonoko correctly identifies the girls as part of the Gyaru, referring to them by their more popular nickname "ganguro". Sato adds that Endou, the second victim, is actually a "yamanba", a Gyaru/ganguro with specially dark skin.
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* A parallel is made between the Gyaru girls and young female delinquent schoolgirls, known as [[Wikipedia: Sukeban Sukeban|Sukeban Sukeban]] ([http://noriyaro.com/?p=5045 girl delinquents]). Said school girls are identified by, among other things, wearing their school skirts much longer than usual. Like the Gyaru group, they were very hated by Japanese society, to the point of being denounced in the eighties as "omens of downfall" due to their rebellious and arrogant attitude. Midori and her deceased best friend were ''sukeban''.
* A parallel is made between the Gyaru girls and young female delinquent schoolgirls, known as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukeban Sukeban] ([http://noriyaro.com/?p=5045 girl delinquents]). Said school girls are identified by, among other things, wearing their school skirts much longer than usual. Like the Gyaru group, they were very hated by Japanese society, to the point of being denounced in the eighties as "omens of downfall" due to their rebellious and arrogant attitude. [[Midori Megure]] and her deceased best friend were ''sukeban''.
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* The culprit's car is a Black 1983 Audi Sport Quattro. The license plate is 新宿-57, と 66-12 (Shinjuku-57, To 66-12).
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* Although [[Midori Megure]] was seen in the non-canon [[The Fourteenth Target]], and was finally mentioned in canon during the [[Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story]] case, she will finally make her canonized appearance in this case.
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* This is the first time that Miwako Sato is seen wearing an actual disguise.
  
 
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== In other languages ==
 
== In other languages ==
 
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{{EpLangItem|flag=Catalonia|Catalan (Catalan dub)|El secret amagat de l'inspector Megré|Inspector Megure's hidden secret}}
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{{EpLangItem|flag=Valencia|Catalan (Valencian dub)|El secret més ocult de l'inspector Megure|Inspector Megure's most hidden secret}}
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{{EpLangItem|flag=Galicia|Galician|O segredo do inspector Megure|Inspector Megure's secret}}
 
{{EpLangItem|flag=Germany|German|Megures Geheimnis|Megure's Secret}}
 
{{EpLangItem|flag=Germany|German|Megures Geheimnis|Megure's Secret}}
 
{{EpLangItem|flag=Italy|Italian|Il segreto dell'ispettore Megure|Inspector Megure's Secret}}
 
{{EpLangItem|flag=Italy|Italian|Il segreto dell'ispettore Megure|Inspector Megure's Secret}}
{{EpLangItem|flag=Spain|Spanish|El secreto guardado de Megure|Megure's Sealed Secret}}
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{{EpLangItem|flag=Chile|Spanish (American dub)|El secreto sellado del inspector Megure|Inspector Megure's sealed secret}}
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{{EpLangItem|flag=Spain|Spanish (Castilian dub)|El secreto guardado de Megure|Megure's keep secret}}
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{{EpLangItem|flag=Thailand|Thai|ความลับของเมงุเระที่ถูกผนึกไว้|Megure's secret that was sealed}}
 
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Episode 217-218

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Information
Title: Megure's Sealed Secret
Japanese title: 封印された目暮の秘密
(Fuuin-sareta Megure no Himitsu)
Original airdate: December 11, 2000 (Part 1)
December 18, 2000 (Part 2)
January 15, 2011 (Part 1) (Remastered version)
January 22, 2011 (Part 2) (Remastered version)
Broadcast rating: 19,10%
18,10%
Manga case: #81
Season: 9
Manga source: Volume 28: File 11 (284) ~
Volume 29: File 2 (286)
Case
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Juzo Megure
Sonoko Suzuki
Ran Mouri
Wataru Takagi
Miwako Sato
Kiyonaga Matsumoto
Kogoro Mouri
Midori Megure
Makoto Kyogoku
Shinichi Kudo
Kazunobu Chiba
Detective Yamamoto
Detective Kojima
Case solved by: Conan Edogawa
Inspector Megure
Next Conan's Hint: Accessories (Part 1)
Thick-soled boots (Part 2)
Ganguro (Part 1) (Remastered version)
Height (Part 2) (Remastered version)
Staff
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Kenji Kodama (chief)
Organizer: Hiroshi Matsuzono
Storyboard: Hiroshi Matsuzono
Episode director: 217 Minoru Tozawa
218 Kazuo Nogami
Animation director: 217 Keiko Sasaki
218 Masatomo Sudo
Character Design: Junko Yamanaka and Kumiko Shishido (design works)
Music
Opening song: Koi wa Thrill, Shock, Suspense
Closing song: Natsu no Maboroshi
Chronology
Prev episode: « The Bay of Revenge
Next episode: The Gathering of the Detectives! Shinichi Kudo vs. Kaitou Kid »
List of episodes

Megure's Sealed Secret (封印された目暮の秘密 Fuuin-sareta Megure no Himitsu?) is the 217th and 218th episode of Detective Conan anime.

Characters introduced

Cast

Gadgets

Case

Situation

Part 1

The episode starts with a dark-skinned young lady in a phone booth at night, speaking to someone over the phone. Right after she is done calling, and when she was getting ready to return to her nearby car, a man dragging a club comes up from behind her and knocks her out with it.

Grave Physical Injury - Attempted Murder

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Location: Phone Booth
Victim: Michiko Ishiguro
Injury: Blunt force trauma

The next scene shows Ran and Sonoko shopping for a sweater as Sonoko wants to buy for Makoto Kyogoku; Sonoko gets scolded by Ran when she learns that Sonoko wants to make it pass as if she had knitted the sweater for him. Kogoro and Conan left the girls to do their shopping, and while crossing the street Kogoro notices a good looking girl coming out of a phone booth. Conan notices that she left a ball-point pen in the booth so Kogoro grabs it and went to the lady to give it to her. As Kogoro touches her, she tackles him to the ground; Inspector Megure, Wataru Takagi and two other police officers come out and jump on Kogoro without realizing that it is Kogoro.

After they find out it is Kogoro, they all go to a pasta shop and explain the case to Kogoro. It is also shown that the lady who attacked Kogoro was Miwako Sato, posing as a decoy. They show him pictures of the three different victims (Ryouko Mizutani, Hitomi Endou, and Michiko Ishiguro - the girl from the first scene): all of them are young women with bleached hair, fashionable clothes and deep tans, and according to their testimonies the man attacking them was around their own height, meaning around 150 cms tall.

Grave Physical Injury - Attempted Murder (Past 1)

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Victim: Ryouko Mizutani
Injury: Blunt force trauma
Grave Physical Injury - Attempted Murder (Past 2)

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Victim: Hitomi Endou
Injury: Blunt force trauma

Sonoko arrives to the pasta shop right then and upon seeing the girls's pictures she identifies them as Ganguro, girls who change their looks drastically to look fashionable and exotic and as a way to rebel against Japanese society. After being unable to figure out a relation between the victims other than their looks, Kogoro brings up a case about a string of female high-school students being hit by cars, which happened twenty years ago. Inspector Megure looks shocked, stands up and says they should get back to the investigation.

As Inspector Megure is about to leave, he tells Sato and Takagi that they should start at the beginning. Then Conan spots something else similar to the three victims and Sonoko: they all are wearing rather fashionable jewelry pieces that are given as a gift in a particular shop if you spend 10,000 yen or more there. Megure approaches her, checks on the jewels Sonoko's wearing and compares them to the photos: all of the girls are at least one piece of the jewelry set, though Sonoko has them all due to having purchased lots of stuff there.

Sonoko calls Ran to ask where she is. She says she's in a parking lot and then she screams in terror because she has just found another victim. Said victim is a 20 year old girl named Tae Aizawa, who used to work at the same store: again, a very young woman with bleached hair, tanned skin, and wearing the special jewelry gifts. Unlike the others, however, Aizawa is actually dead.

Murder

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Location: Haido Department Store parking lot
Victim: Tae Aizawa
Age: 20 years old
Cause of death: Blow to the head with a blunt object (metal bat)
Suspects: Noriyuki Shirakawa, Yuri Konno, Yoshio Sadakane, and Haruyoshi Shirakawa
Ran found the dead body.

The victim's boyfriend, arrives to the crime scene. His name is Noriyuki Shirakawa, he works as a cook in the convenience store owned by his dad, and he had asked Aizawa to meet up with him so they'd reunite with his dad. Some possible suspects gather in the scene: Shirakawa's father Haruyoshi (who opposed to him and Tae's relationship), the waitress Yuri Konno who also was a friend of Noriyuki Shirakawa, and a guard named Sadakane who used to work for another convenience store, whom Haruyoshi Shirakawa accuses of being the killer to ruin the store's reputation. He then also tells his son to get a new girlfriend, one "with a clean slate". Yuri Konno then explains that Aizawa was related to another case a year ago: she accidentally hit a young boy named Akira Sakurai with her car in the parking garage and killed him, thus she renounced to her job and was searching for another before she died.

Among the investigation questions, Noriyuki freaks out when his father is mentioned as a possible suspect for the case in general. He snaps and tells the police "You are all useless!" in horror and frustration. Upon hearing Noriyuki's words, Megure goes into a shocked state and remembers a very young woman saying the same phrase in tears, as well as saying "Why are you suprised? I said I was going to play decoy." Then the woman's face in his memories is shown again, except she's bleeding profusely and says "Guess... it didn't go as smoothly as in the movies." Megure drops to his knee and looks like he has a headache; he says it's nothing when Kogoro and Sato show concern, and Yuri offers apologies before taking Noriyuki away, but Conan suspects something.

Conan then brings up other points. First, only Mizutani (first victim) and Ishiguro (third) could offer reliable descriptions, since Endou (second) was attacked from behind and couldn't see who attacked her. Second: the girls weren't wearing much, even though it was freezing and at night, meaning they were in the way to their own vehicles where either was warmer or they had their coats. Sato says she will wear the decoy outfit she wore before and exit her car, in case she can do more. Inspector Megure then shouts "Didn't I say no more decoys!?" Superintendant Matsumoto arrives and asks if it's "that case" from before. Megure denies it and Conan thinks something is strange with him.

Part 2

It is confirmed that the all the victims had been in their cars just before they were attacked. Ran and Sonoko noticed that there is something wrong with the victim, but can't tell what it is. After asking Kogoro if she can borrow his keys, Sonoko puts her and Ran's shopping bags in the car and then goes searching for the restroom, unaware that she's being watched over by the culprit who, for a then-unknown reason, decides to follow her.

The investigation continues, and when the policemen accidentally drop Aizawa's shoe and cannot put it back on since it doesn't fit, Conan deduces that the killer took her shoes away to hide how he was tracking and attacking girls with similar footwear. Since all of the girls attacked were gyarus, he also deduces that Aizawa was using platform boots, which are very popular among them. Sato hears this and says that a year ago, in the incident that took the life of little Akira Sakurai, Aizawa was supposedly wearing platform footwear; the boy's parents told this to the judge and said that was the reason why Aizawa didn't step properly on the brake and ended up hitting him. Supposedly wearing these boots cause the brake to take longer time. Megure sends out Takagi to find more info about the accident, and then tells the others to seek for the culprit who is still not too far from them.

After discussing some more details, Takagi returns and confirms the information already given. Conan and Ran see that Sonoko isn't with them; Ran mentions that Sonoko was supposed to go to the car and then to the restroom, and then Conan realizes that Sonoko was wearing platform boots, like all the victims. Ran calls Sonoko to her cellphone, and Sonoko says she's looking for a safe way out since the lights are out.

People

  • Resolution

    Remastered version

    Both episodes were remastered on the 15th and 22th of January 2011, respectively.

    Trivia

    • This is the last episode of the 20th Century.
    • In Part 1, the scene where Ran screams is a part of closing 37. The scene with Megure dropping to his knees is also in the same closing.
    • Except for Sonoko, all of the women attacked by the culprit have dark skin and bleached hair. They were members of a Japanese subculture known as Gyaru, in which young women rebel against the very conservative Japanese society by bleaching their hair, adquiring deep tans, and more often than not behaving like fashionable wild party girls without much concern for the future. Such a subgroup and its equivalents are viewed in contempt by lots of Japanese people, who accuse them of being selfish, materialistic and shallow. This is seen in Haruyoshi Shirakawa's words about Noriyuki Shirakawa dating a "girl without a clean state", and how everyone comments that the girls were wearing skimpy clothes in the freezing winter.
    Kogoro doesn't seem to be very aware about the Gyarus, as he only comments that "the girls looked like they were living in the jungle or something", alluding to their unnatural tans, and adds that "they just don't look like normal Japanese people". Then Sonoko correctly identifies the girls as part of the Gyaru, referring to them by their more popular nickname "ganguro". Sato adds that Endou, the second victim, is actually a "yamanba", a Gyaru/ganguro with specially dark skin.
    • A parallel is made between the Gyaru girls and young female delinquent schoolgirls, known as Sukeban Sukeban (girl delinquents). Said school girls are identified by, among other things, wearing their school skirts much longer than usual. Like the Gyaru group, they were very hated by Japanese society, to the point of being denounced in the eighties as "omens of downfall" due to their rebellious and arrogant attitude. Midori and her deceased best friend were sukeban.
    • The culprit's car is a Black 1983 Audi Sport Quattro. The license plate is 新宿-57, と 66-12 (Shinjuku-57, To 66-12).
    • Although Midori Megure was seen in the non-canon The Fourteenth Target, and was finally mentioned in canon during the Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story case, she will finally make her canonized appearance in this case.
    • This is the first time that Miwako Sato is seen wearing an actual disguise.

    BGM listing

    Part 1

    # Song Title Romaji Translation OST
    1 恋はスリル、ショック、サスペンス Koi wa Suriru, Shokku, Sasupensu Love is Thrill, Shock, Suspense Koi wa Thrill, Shock, Suspense
    2 古城の探索 Kojō no Tansaku Exploration of the Old Castle Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack
    3 のんびり気分 Nonbiri Kibun Carefree Feeling Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    4 みんなで楽しくキノコ狩り (未収録ヴァージョン) Minna de Tanoshiku Kinoko Kari (Mi Shūroku Vājon) Everyone's Fun Mushroom Hunting (Unreleased Version)
    5 事件解決 (意気揚々ver.) Jiken Kaiketsu (Ikiyōyō ver.) Case Resolution (Triumphant ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    6 毛利小五郎のテーマ (ファンキーver.) Mōri Kogorō no Tēma (Fankii ver.) Kogoro Mouri's Theme (Funky ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    7 事件発生! Jiken Hassei! A Case Springs Forth! Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    8 新一の名推理 Shin'ichi no Meisuiri Shinichi's Great Deduction Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    9 悪のテーマ (パート2) Aku no Tēma (Pāto 2) Theme of Evil (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    10 爆破犯人のテーマ Bakuha Hannin no Tēma Bomber's Theme Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
    11 事件現場 (謎ver.) Jiken Genba (Nazo ver.) Scene of the Case (Mystery ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    12 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
    13 ターゲット サスペンスC Tāgetto Sasupensu C Target Suspense C Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
    14 悪のテーマ (パート2) Aku no Tēma (Pāto 2) Theme of Evil (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    15 「何だこの痕跡は?」 (未収録ヴァージョン) "Nanda Kono Konseki wa?" (Mi Shūroku Vājon) "What Is This a Trace Of?" (Unreleased Version)
    16 推理 (オリジナルver.) Suiri (Orijinaru ver.) Deduction (Original ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    17 犯人の謎 Hannin no Nazo The Mystery of the Culprit Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
    18 夏の幻 Natsu no Maboroshi Summer's Illusion Natsu no Maboroshi

    Part 2

    # Song Title Romaji Translation OST
    1 恋はスリル、ショック、サスペンス Koi wa Suriru, Shokku, Sasupensu Love is Thrill, Shock, Suspense Koi wa Thrill, Shock, Suspense
    2 謎解き (その2) Nazotoki (Sono 2) Riddle Solution (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    3 犯人の謎 Hannin no Nazo The Mystery of the Culprit Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
    4 ターゲット サスペンスC Tāgetto Sasupensu C Target Suspense C Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
    5 古城の探索 Kojō no Tansaku Exploration of the Old Castle Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack
    6 古城の探索 Kojō no Tansaku Exploration of the Old Castle Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack
    7 古城の探索 Kojō no Tansaku Exploration of the Old Castle Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack
    8 尋問 Jinmon Interrogation Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack
    9 ターゲット サスペンスH Tāgetto Sasupensu H Target Suspense H Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
    10 小さな巨人 Chiisana Kyojin A Small Great Person Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    11 推理 (オリジナルver.) Suiri (Orijinaru ver.) Deduction (Original ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    12 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
    13 古城の探索 Kojō no Tansaku Exploration of the Old Castle Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack
    14 謎解き (その1) Nazotoki (Sono 1) Riddle Solution (Part 1) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    15 緊迫 Kinpaku Tension Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    16 忍び寄る危機 Shinobiyoru Kiki Incoming Crisis Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
    17 謎の解明 (ターゲット サスペンスK) Nazo no Kaimei (Tāgetto Sasupensu K) Clearing the Mystery (Target Suspense K) Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
    18 挫折 Zasetsu Frustration Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
    19 夏の幻 Natsu no Maboroshi Summer's Illusion Natsu no Maboroshi
    20 トリック Torikku Trick Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
    21 名探偵コナン・メインテーマ (ヴォーカル・ヴァージョン) Meitantei Konan・Mein Tēma (Vōkaru・Vājon) Detective Conan Main Theme (Vocal Version) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    22 蘭のテーマ (摩天楼ヴァージョン) Ran no Tēma (Mantenrō Vājon) Ran's Theme (Skyscraper Version) Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack

    Gallery

    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Arabic Arabic سر ميجوري القديم The Old Wound
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) El secret amagat de l'inspector Megré Inspector Megure's hidden secret
    Flag of Valencia Catalan (Valencian dub) El secret més ocult de l'inspector Megure Inspector Megure's most hidden secret
    Flag of Galicia Galician O segredo do inspector Megure Inspector Megure's secret
    Flag of Germany German Megures Geheimnis Megure's Secret
    Flag of Italy Italian Il segreto dell'ispettore Megure Inspector Megure's Secret
    Flag of Chile Spanish (American dub) El secreto sellado del inspector Megure Inspector Megure's sealed secret
    Flag of Spain Spanish (Castilian dub) El secreto guardado de Megure Megure's keep secret
    Flag of Thailand Thai ความลับของเมงุเระที่ถูกผนึกไว้ Megure's secret that was sealed
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Bí mật giấu kín của thanh tra Megure Megure's Sealed Secret

    See also

    Episodes of Season 9
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