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Episode 238-239

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Title: The 3 "K"s of Osaka Case
Japanese title: 大阪“3つのK”事件
(Ōsaka "Mittsu no K" Jiken)
Original airdate: June 18, 2001 (Part 1)
June 25, 2001 (Part 2)
Season: 9
Manga source: Volume 29: Files 9-11 (293-295)
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Heiji Hattori
Kogoro Mouri
Ran Mouri
Kazuha Toyama
Goro Otaki
Yoko Okino
Shinichi Kudo
Case solved by: Conan Edogawa
Heiji Hattori
Next Conan's Hint: Gunpowder smoke reaction (Part 1)
Vehicle restroom (Part 2)
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Kenji Kodama
Organizer: Chika Ichimaru
Storyboard: Chika Ichimaru
Episode director: 238 Kazuo Nogami
239 Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Animation director: 238 Izumi Shimura
239 Masatomo Sudo
Opening song: destiny
Closing song: always
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Part 1

At the Mouri Detective Agency, Conan is on the phone talking to Heiji about the restaurant's opening party. Heiji's parents got invited but they both got colds and can't go. Heiji decides to invite Conan, Ran, and Kogoro to come to the party. Three famous athletes from America are going to be there also. Once Heiji told Conan who the three athletes are, Conan accepts the invitation.

In Osaka at the K3 Restaurant, Kogoro is very excited seeing some celebrities in the party. For example, he found Mai Kuraki, Miho Komatsu, TWO-MIX, and his favorite idol, Yoko Okino!

When the lights have been turned off, the announcer is welcoming the owners of the K3 Restaurant and treats them as special guests for tonight's party, which are the three famous athletes from America. First, they have the former world heavyweight boxing champion, Ricardo Barreira. Next is the major leaguer who pitches 160 km, Mike Norwood. Lastly, the goalkeeper known as the "Iron Wall of Europe", the pro soccer player named Ray Curtis. Conan is such a big fan of Ray Curtis and he is so happy to see him in person. The announcer is now going to ask a few questions to the three athletes. First, the announcer asks why they chose Japan to open their restaurant. Ray answers that it's because Japan is like a second home to them. Ray's wife and Mike's wife are both Japanese and Ricardo just love ninjas and samurais. Next, the announcer asks does the "K" in the restaurant's name, "K3", mean "Kings". Ray answers it's wrong. The first is a Knockout, the K from KO in boxing. The next is a "Strikeout", represented by a K in baseball. The last is a "Goalkeeper", keeper starts with K in soccer. Suddenly, the news reporter named Ed McCay who was invited to the K3 Restaurant asks that isn't Japan the home of many scandals, and mentions that K stands for "kitanai" meaning filth.

Heiji wonders who he is and Kogoro knows that Ed McCay's famous in America. He's a reporter that specializes in exposing famous athletes' scandals. He exposes the athletes taking illegal drugs, playing fixed games, and having affairs.

Later, the announcer now asks the audience to submit any questions to the three athletes. Ran suddenly raises her hand to submit a question but actually asks Ray Curtis to sign an autograph. The announcer can't allow it but Ray says it's okay and he's going to sign it on one of his number 8 uniforms. Ran thanks Ray for accepting her request. When Ray asks her name, she actually requested to write Shinichi. Conan blushes that Ran remembers that he is a fan of Ray Curtis.

Kazuha thinks it's weird that goalkeepers are supposed to be number 1 but Ray wears number 8. Conan says it's because Ray used to be a fielder, but during the World Cup, both the first string and back-up goalkeepers were injured, putting them in a pinch. They decided to make Ray the goalkeeper. His super-saves led them to victory. After that, when he entered the Sevilla League in Spain, he came on as a goalkeeper with the number 8. Of course, he wears it for his major league soccer team as well. Kazuha then asks what does number 99 mean the one Mike wears. Heiji answers that it stands for 99 mph, which is 160 km in Japan. It's the speed of Mike's pitch, so he requested that number. Lastly, Kazuha asks what does 4 mean which it says it on the boxing glove under Ricardo's signature. Kogoro answers that it's because Ricardo used to always win in "four" rounds, so he started putting it under his signature.

When Ran got back with the autographed uniform for Shinichi, she also got the ticket to the exhibition match in Nagai that Ray will be playing in so she gave it to Conan.

At outside, Ran uses the transceiver to communicate the three athletes to go to the hotel rooms above the restaurant to form a letter "K". When it's done, the gunshot occurs and the window breaks. Conan and Heiji went back inside and went upstairs. They found the dead body of Ed McCay.


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Location: K3 Restaurant
Victim: Ed McCay
Cause of death: Gunshot wound
Suspects: Ricardo Barreira, Mike Norwood, and Ray Curtis

When Otaki and the police arrived, they identified the victim named Ed McCay, a 48-year old reporter from Chicago, America. The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the chest. The weapon was a Smith & Wesson revolver. Judging from the blood stains, death wasn't instant. Heiji heard that the gunshot was heard at 8:05 pm. In the hotel making a "K", Ray was responsible for the 1st and 2nd floors, Mike was responsible for the 3rd and 4th floors, and Ricardo was responsible for the 5th floor. That means any of those three could have possibly committed the crime. Judging from the three athletes' past, they all have motives.

When Conan checks the victim, he was gripping his belt with his left hand. Also, the fingers of the right hand. The little finger and ring finger are curled in. It's the dying message from the victim. The keys to figuring this out are the three fingers on the right hand and the white bandou in his left. "Bandou" refers to a leather belt in the west.

When the police checks all the people with gunpowder traces, they found nothing. They also checked the three athletes with light body check but their managers can't let the police treat them as suspects anymore. Of course, there's no gunpowder traces on them either. Those three weren't fond of the victim. He reported that Ricardo fought in fixed matches and was forced to retire. Next, he said that Ray got kicked out of European soccer for illegal drug abuse. Finally, he claimed Mike had an affair that lead to his divorce, but Mike's wife was Japanese and they're doing well. Conan is acting strangely as the three celebrities are suspects. Heiji wonders what's wrong with him.

Part 2

Kogoro, Ran, and Kazuha are still at the party. Ran asks Kazuha where are Conan and Heiji and she told Ran that they are still investigating the case. Meanwhile, Heiji is still in the stairs investigating, trying to figure out who murdered Ed McCay. He checks the rooms and kept thinking. Conan suddenly appeared and talks to him about that all three sport celebrities are all innocent. Heiji and Conan found the mop in the hotel room. They figured out what the trick is and Conan couldn't believe it. Conan went out and found three sport celebrites going out of the restroom. Conan went to the restroom and found the needle from the trash. He heard Ran, Kazuha, and Kogoro coming. Kogoro is talking to Ran and Kazuha about what he had overheard it in the restaurant. He heard one of the employees saying that they understand what "bandou" means. Kogoro also said that Ed McCay was fluent in Japanese and knew a lot about Japanese food. Conan finally figured it out who the culprit is.


  • Resolution


    • In this case, there is a character named Ray Curtis, a professional soccer player. He got his name of a popular detective named Rey Curtis from the Law & Order series. The only difference is in their first names where is "e" exchanged for "a". Conan is also his big fan.
    • One of the famous people whom Kogoro mentioned was Mai Kuraki, the singer who does some of the opening and closing theme songs for the show.
    • TWO-MIX makes a cameo appearance for the first time ever since they were kidnapped. However, their character designs are different in this case.
    • Miho Komatsu and Mai Kuraki appear in this episode.[1]


    See also