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* First, Yoko set up a timer somewhere in the house in advance to create a blackout during the time of murder.
 
* First, Yoko set up a timer somewhere in the house in advance to create a blackout during the time of murder.
* After Hikaru left for the breaker toward the end of the hall, Yoko switched from the house phone's main handset to the branch phone and headed to the bathroom with a penlight while still talking to her friend. On the way, she uses a mobile phone to call in house phone in order to temporary stop the conversation in order to carry out the murder.  
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* After Hikaru left for the breaker toward the end of the hall, Yoko switched from the house phone's main handset to the branch phone (which is wireless) and headed to the bathroom with a penlight while still talking to her friend. On the way, she used a mobile phone to call the house phone in order to temporary stop the conversation in order to carry out the murder.  
 
* Once she arrived at the bathroom, Yoko distracted Yoshiteru by pointing the penlight at his face, using that moment to put the shaver's cord into the tub. She then told Yoshiteru to grab onto the metal bar for safety, left the bathroom, resumed her conversation, and quickly returned back to the kitchen and switched back to the main handset.  
 
* Once she arrived at the bathroom, Yoko distracted Yoshiteru by pointing the penlight at his face, using that moment to put the shaver's cord into the tub. She then told Yoshiteru to grab onto the metal bar for safety, left the bathroom, resumed her conversation, and quickly returned back to the kitchen and switched back to the main handset.  
 
* Finally, Yoshiteru would then be electrocuted to death after Hikaru turned the breaker back on, creating a situation that every members of the household had solid alibis during the time of the murder, with Yoko herself planning to testify that she "never saw anyone heading to the bathroom".  
 
* Finally, Yoshiteru would then be electrocuted to death after Hikaru turned the breaker back on, creating a situation that every members of the household had solid alibis during the time of the murder, with Yoko herself planning to testify that she "never saw anyone heading to the bathroom".  
* However, Yoko's plan ran into a problem because Hikaru took time during the blackout to go hide the broken egg custard cup in her room, making her unable to establish alibi during the time frame.  
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* However, Yoko's plan ran into a problem because Hikaru took time during the blackout to go hide a broken egg custard cup in her room, making her unable to establish an alibi during the time frame.  
* Since Hikaru had to use the time to rush to her room to the second floor from the garden in the middle of the house and then back to the breaker, she couldn't commit the murder, and neither did Mitsu who was injured from a cup's piece Hikaru dropped on the second floor, nor Tomoaki who was hugged by Ran during the entire blackout could do it either, all of which points to Yoko being the only person capable of murdering Yoshiteru.
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* Since Hikaru had to use the time to rush to her room to the second floor from the garden in the middle of the house and then back to the breaker, she couldn't commit the murder, and neither did Mitsu who was injured from a cup's fragment that Hikaru dropped on the second floor, nor Tomoaki who was hugged by Ran during the entire blackout could do it either, all of which points to Yoko being the only person capable of murdering Yoshiteru.
  
 
=== Motive ===
 
=== Motive ===
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==== Conclusion ====
 
==== Conclusion ====
Since the frail and gentle Hikaru had unintentionally caused her employer death and would understandably have blamed herself if she ever learned the truth, Conan (as Kogoro) and Yoko agree to change the details of the procession of events to "Yoko drugged Yoshiteru and used a timer to electrocute him to death, and used the blackout to retrieve the murder weapon", so that Hikaru would never be burdened by her conscience.
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Since the frail and gentle Hikaru had unintentionally caused her employer’s death and would understandably have blamed herself if she ever learned the truth, Conan (as Kogoro) and Yoko agree to change the details of the procession of events to "Yoko drugged Yoshiteru and used a timer to electrocute him to death, and used the blackout to retrieve the murder weapon", so that Hikaru would never be burdened by her conscience.
  
After Yoko's arrest, Tomoaki and Ran meet one last time. But contrary to Conan's fears, Tomoaki, who had listened into Yoko's confession and the agreement, is merely asking Ran to deliver his apologies to her father... and Ran then asks Tomoaki to borrow her the pretty sweater he is wearing, of which she knits a copy for Shinichi. Eri also asks Ran to give her two hand-knitted sweaters to somebody, which Ran gives to her dad and Agasa. Strangely, the one gave to Kogoro has the same pattern as the one to Shinichi/Conan.</spoiler>
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After Yoko's arrest, Tomoaki and Ran meet one last time. But contrary to Conan's fears, Tomoaki, who had listened into Yoko's confession and the agreement, is merely asking Ran to deliver his apologies to her father... and Ran then asks Tomoaki to borrow her the pretty sweater he is wearing, of which she knits a copy for Shinichi. Eri also asks Ran to give her two hand-knitted sweaters to somebody, which Ran gives to her dad and Agasa. Strangely, the one she gave to Kogoro has the same pattern as the one she gave to Shinichi/Conan.</spoiler>
  
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==

Revision as of 08:46, 13 January 2022

Episode 170-171

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Information
Title: The Blind Spot in the Darkness
Japanese title: 暗闇の中の死角
(Kurayami no Naka no Shikaku)
Original airdate: November 29, 1999 (Part 1)
December 6, 1999 (Part 2)
Broadcast rating: 17.5%
17.9%
Manga case: #67
Season: 7
Manga source: Volume 24: Files 3-6 (234-237)
Case
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Ran Mouri
Kogoro Mouri
Juzo Megure
Wataru Takagi
Eri Kisaki
Shinichi Kudo
Tomoaki Araide
Hikaru Yasumoto
Detective Kojima
Officer Tome
Case solved by: Kogoro Mouri (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: Fuse box (Part 1)
Burn injury (Part 2)
Staff
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Kenji Kodama (chief)
Organizer: Michiyo Sakurai
Storyboard: Michiyo Sakurai
Episode director: 170 Hirohito Ochi
171 Kazuo Nogami
Animation director: 170 Atsushi Aono
171 Hirobi Muranaka
Character Design: Kumiko Shishido (design works)
Music
Opening song: Mysterious Eyes
Closing song: Free Magic
Chronology
Prev episode: « Venus' Kiss
Next episode: The Revival of the Dying Message »
List of episodes

The Blind Spot in the Darkness (暗闇の中の死角 Kurayami no Naka no Shikaku?) is the 170th and 171st episode of Detective Conan anime.

Characters introduced

Cast

Gadgets

Case

Situation

Part 1

Conan as Shinichi calls Ran but she's got something do and someplace to go. Conan muses that Ran must have something going on, something that's making her happy with anticipation.

Next, Kogoro Mouri gets Ran and Conan in the car and drives them to the office of his doctor, Yoshiteru Araide, who had insisted that he bring his family. While they're all in the doctor's home-based office, Ran asks the doctor's wife to use their bathroom. On the way there, she bumps into the doctor's young, altruistic, brilliant and very handsome son; she knocks a sheaf of papers from his hands, and experiences a significant touch from his hand to the top of hers when picking up the papers.

Later, after accepting an invitation to dinner there, both Kogoro and the doctor's wife Yoko cheerfully suggest that the son, Tomoaki Araide, and Ran marry. Logically, Conan gets jealous BIG time!

However, Yoshiteru gets electrocuted to death when taking a bath.

Accident?

EP170 Case.jpg

Location: Araide house bathroom
Victim: Yoshiteru Araide
Age: 51 years old
Cause of death: Electrocution in bathtub
Suspects: Yoko Araide, Tomoaki Araide, Hikaru Yasumoto, and Mitsu Araide
Yoshiteru Araide leaves to take his habitual bath before dinner. A blackout occurs while Yoshiteru Ariade is in the bath. The maid Hikaru Yasumoto resets the circuit breaker once, and then once again when the lights go back out. Yoko Araide and Hikaru go to check on Yoshiteru... and find him dead in the full bathtub, with a submerged electric razor.

Conan is quick to discover the cause for Dr. Araide's death: his electric razor has fallen into the filled tub, electrocuting him. Though it seems that Dr. Araide must have dropped the razor himself, Conan notices that some things don't quite add up: Why was Dr. Araide sitting with his back to the mirror mounted at the end of the bathtub when he was shaving? And where did Hikaru get the burn mark on her arm? But what distracts Conan from the case is that Ran and Tomoaki seems strangely drawn to each other, and a disconcerting thought dawns inside him: Could Ran have become interested in Tomoaki now? He is a rather handsome and popular fellow, after all...

Part 2

While Kogoro, Megure, and Takagi test all possible scenarios, Conan discovers several clues missed by the police and adds them up to the solution of the case. And as usual, he stuns Kogoro to use him as a mouthpiece to deliver his conclusions. But poor Tomoaki vehemently protests the questionings, claiming that none of his family could have done such a thing...!

People

  • Resolution

    Trivia

    • People's names are associated with light.
      • Yoshiteru Araide - Radiance
      • Yoko Araide - Sun
      • Tomoaki Araide - Dawn
      • Hikaru Yasumoto - Light
      • Mitsu Araide - Light
      • Chiaki Araide - Sparkle

    BGM listing

    Part 1

    # Song Title Romaji Translation OST
    1 Mysterious Eyes Mysterious Eyes Mysterious Eyes Mysterious Eyes
    2 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
    3 新一の名推理 Shin'ichi no Meisuiri Shinichi's Great Deduction Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    4 昼下がりの天使たち (摩天楼ヴァージョン) Hirusagari no Tenshitachi (Mantenrō Vājon) Early Afternoon Angels (Skyscraper Version) Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
    5 想い出 (摩天楼ヴァージョン) Omoide (Mantenrō Vājon) Memories (Skyscraper Version) Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
    6 謎解き (その1) Nazotoki (Sono 1) Riddle Solution (Part 1) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    7 緊迫 Kinpaku Tension Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    8 真相究明 Shinsō Kyūmei Investigating the Truth Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
    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 犯人のアジト Hannin no Ajito The Culprit's Hideout Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    11 Free Magic Free Magic Free Magic Free Magic

    Part 2

    # Song Title Romaji Translation OST
    1 Mysterious Eyes Mysterious Eyes Mysterious Eyes Mysterious Eyes
    2 謎解き (その2) Nazotoki (Sono 2) Riddle Solution (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    3 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
    4 悪のテーマ (パート2) Aku no Tēma (Pāto 2) Theme of Evil (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    5 事件解明 (オリジナルver.) Jiken Kaimei (Orijinaru ver.) Case Clarification (Original ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    6 推理 (オリジナルver.) Suiri (Orijinaru ver.) Deduction (Original ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    7 少年探偵団のテーマ (摩天楼ヴァージョン) Shōnen Tanteidan no Tēma (Mantenrō Vājon) The Detective Boys' Theme (Skyscraper Version) Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
    8 犯人からの電話 Hannin Kara no Denwa Phone Call From the Culprit Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
    9 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
    10 陰謀 (摩天楼ヴァージョン) Inbō (Mantenrō Vājon) Conspiracy (Skyscraper Version) Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
    11 怪人包帯男2 Kaijin Hōtai Otoko 2 The Mysterious Bandaged Man 2 Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    12 挫折 Zasetsu Frustration Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack
    13 蘭のテーマ (優しさver.) Ran no Tēma (Yasashisa ver.) Ran's Theme (Gentle ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
    14 Free Magic Free Magic Free Magic Free Magic
    15 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
    16 蘭・愛のテーマ Ran・Ai no Tēma Ran's Love Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
    17 別居の真相 Bekkyo no Shinsō The Truth Behind the Separation Detective Conan "The Fourteenth Target" Original Soundtrack

    Gallery

    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Arabic Arabic اللحظات المظلمة The Dark Moments
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) Un angle mort en la foscor A blind spot in the darkness
    Flag of Valencia Catalan (Valencian dub) Angle mort en la foscor (1a part)
    Angle mort en la obscuritat (2a part)
    The blind spot in the darkness (Part 1)
    The blind spot in the gloom (Part 2)
    Flag of France French Un Bain néfaste The Harmful Bath
    Flag of Galicia Galician Cegado na escuridade Dazzled in the darkness
    Flag of Germany German Dunkel wars... 'Twas Dark...
    Flag of Italy Italian Assassinio al buio Murder in the darkness
    Flag of Spain Spanish (Castilian dub) El ángulo muerto en la oscuridad The blind spot in the darkness
    Flag of Chile Spanish (American dub) Punto ciego en la oscuridad Blind spot in the darkness
    Flag of Thailand Thai มุมอับในความมืด The blind corner in the darkness
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Điểm mù trong bóng tối The Blind Spot in the Darkness

    See also

    Episodes of Season 7
    Episode 163164165166167168169170171172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186187188189190191192193