The Life-Threatening Broadcast of Love

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Episode 681-683

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Title: The Life-Threatening Broadcast of Love
Japanese title: 命を賭けた恋愛中継
(Inochi o Kaketa Ren'ai Chūkei)
Original airdate: January 5, 2013 (Begin Broadcasting)
January 12, 2013 (Desperate Situation)
January 19, 2013 (Enter the Scene)
Season: 21
Manga source: Volume 76: Files 9-11 (804-806) ~ Volume 77: Files 1-2 (807-808)
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Wataru Takagi
Miwako Sato
Wataru Date
Inspector Megure
Yumi Miyamoto
Naeko Miike
Ninzaburo Shiratori
Detective Chiba
Kiyonaga Matsumoto
Professor Agasa
Detective Boys
Ai Haibara
Tooru Amuro
Masumi Sera
Case solved by: Conan Edogawa
Next Conan's Hint: Crow (Begin Broadcasting)
Climate phenomenon (Desperate Situation)
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Organizer: Umesaburo Sagawa
Storyboard: Umesaburo Sagawa
Episode director: 681 Akira Yoshimura
Animation director: 681 Masatomo Sudo (supervisor), Seiji Muta (supervisor), Nobuyuki Iwai
Opening song: TRY AGAIN
Closing song: Koi ni Koishite
Prev episode: « Cactus Rhapsody
Next episode: Froth, Steam, and Smoke »
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Characters introduced




Begin Broadcasting

Takagi is walking on the sidewalk and he sneezes. When the patrol car came, it's Yumi and asks Takagi that he's on a stakeout but actually Takagi got let off early today. There's somewhere he has to go. Yumi expects it's a date between Takagi and Sato but it's not a date actually.

At the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Headquarters, Yumi asks Sato of where Takagi is but she doesn't know. Inspector Megure said he had to go and report to a certain someone. Yumi asks wouldn't Inspector Megure know who this certain person is and Sato answers that it seems like he really didn't say. He just said he'd say once he got back and settled in. Yumi and Sato think it's very suspicious. Sato wonders if Takagi's forgotten the anniversary of Date's death. He's the one who suggested they visit his grave together. Date was a police detective who tutored Takagi. He was a such a tough guy who wouldn't die even if he was killed, and then so easily, in a traffic accident. Date's parents live in Tokyo.

At the airport, Takagi is looking at his notebook planner that on February 2, it says, "Meet with parents" with the circle mark around it. Takagi suddenly cries in tears. He wiped the tears off of his face and turned the page. He got the ring out and thinks about Sato. He seem to have lost confidence in his ability to make Sato happy.

The next day, the Detective Boys are very excited that they're going to be models for pamphlets in a crime-prevention project for children. They're little worried about Professor Agasa and it's because he said he'd come straight over after parking his car but he was really coughing a lot. Also, Takagi's late and he said to phone him when the Detective Boys got to the police headquarters for him to guide them around the PR department that's running it, but he's not answering at all. They think that he's been flirting with Sato and of course Takagi wouldn't do that during his duty when they laugh about it. Suddenly, a strange old man appears and asks the Detective Boys if they are the acquaintances of Wataru Takagi. They are and the old man wants them to give a gift to a senior detective that Takagi's in love with, which that is Sato. He claims to have a message from Takagi for Sato, "That is perishable, so open it quickly. If you delay, tomorrow and the next day it'll be no good." Until sudden, Conan arrives and the strange old man fled. Conan asks what did the guy do. Mitsuhiko thinks that the strange old man is an acquaintance of Takagi. Genta asks where's Agasa and Haibara and Conan answers that Agasa did catch a cold. He went back home with Haibara. (Actually he's faking it, because Conan and Agasa couldn't let Haibara have her picture put on pamphlets after all.) Until sudden, Amuro appears and heard Kogoro that the Detective Boys were going in Professor Agasa's car today to have their pictures taken at police headquarters for a pamphlet. As he told Kogoro that he had to go police headquarters too. Though that's already finished. Conan asks why was Amuro called here and Amuro answers that it was about that case (Detectives' Nocturne) where he crashed his car into the car Conan's kidnapper was driving to stop it. They asked Amuro back in for questioning in deciding whether he'd gone too far. That reminds Conan, Sera said she was called back to police headquarters too. Though what she did was going 100% too far when she stopped the robber by riding a motorcycle. Well, Amuro has another reason for coming here, but he left and said that reason doesn't matter anymore. Genta asks who is that guy and Conan answers that he's a detective and Kogoro's apprentice. Ayumi thinks Amuro's handsome.

In the police headquarters, Sato got shocked hearing Chiba that Takagi was looking at a sticker from a phone booth in his notebook and crying. At a glance, it looked like a cute sticker, but when Chiba asked if it was of Sato, Takagi said, "Don't be so stupid!" while getting angry. Takagi said he'd explain why himself, so Chiba shouldn't say anything. Sato angrily asks Shiratori where's Takagi and Shiratori doesn't know that he hasn't seem him yet today. Suddenly, Sato's cellphone rings and answers it. It's from Conan.

In the hall, the Detective Boys give the present to Sato. When Sato opens it, it's a tablet pc. When she turns it on, the screen shows Takagi that he's been tied up while asleep. If he rolls over and falls, he'll end up being hanged. Takagi regained consciousness and wonders what's going on.


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Location: Unknown building
Hostage: Wataru Takagi
Suspects: Ryuusaku Fuemoto

Takagi tries to calm down and remember what happened. He remembered meeting the strange old man last night, he said there was a landscape he wanted Takagi to see, so he brought him to the area. Then from behind, he suddenly drugged him. The footage from the cameras is going to the police headquarters.

At the police headquarters, Sato is showing all the police detectives the tablet pc of Takagi tied up at the unknown building. There are likely three cameras. Video from three angles: straight-on, horizontal and from below, seem to be being broadcast at random. Megure asks Shiratori can they tell where the video's coming from. Shiratori says yes if they can leave it to the Anti-Cybercrime Division. Conan doesn't think they'll be able to straight away. The only thing usable on that tablet pc is the button on the front to turn the video on and off. Other than that, the touch panel, the power button, and even the connector to charge it have been made unusable. Shiratori says if the tablet's taken apart, it can be charged directly from inside, and if they pull the data off the hard disc, they can tell where it's receiving from. Conan then says what happens if they can't watch Takagi anymore because it's been taken apart. They're up against someone who's modified the buttons and wrote a program to disable all input from the touch panel. It'd be wise to assume that they also set it up so that if it's taken apart, the video'll be disabled and not work anymore. Well, they could ask the tablet's network provider to trace it without needing to take the risk, but criminals like this usually use overseas servers, so Conan doesn't think they'll be able to find the source in a short time. But even if it takes quite some time, if there's a chance they can find out, the time limit's tomorrow or the next day though. Conan tells Megure that the strange old man who gave the tablet to the Detective Boys said, "That is perishable, so open it quickly. It'll be no good by tomorrow or the next day." It's probably that if he's left tied up like that, without drinking or eating, he'll reach his limit in three days. Basically, they have until the day after tomorrow. Until sudden, the superintendent of the police headquarters, Kiyonaga Matsumoto appears and asks Megure if it's true that Takagi said he was staying overnight somewhere to meet someone. Megure says yes and he was concerned about the monorail timetable, so he was probably headed for Haneda Airport. Matsumoto orders Megure to contact Haneda Airport and ask if Takagi was on any passengers list last night. He orders Shiratori to go to Takagi's house and check his post and the emails on his computer to find out who he was going to meet. He orders Chiba to watch the tablet's video and don't leave it on constantly. If they can't charge it, then they can't view the video for more than ten hours, so he wants him to turn it on for only ten minutes each hour, and record the video he's watching it, so they can try and find something to identify where he is. Sato asks Matsumoto what should she do and Matsumoto orders Sato to go question the Detective Boys who're waiting in another room. After all, they are precious witnesses who've met the suspect. He also orders to find out what he looked like, and also anything else helpful, like habits or speech patterns. Lastly, he orders every police detectives to investigate everyone connected with Takagi's prior investigations. Everyone, be they suspects or victims. When Conan and Sato are about to go, Sato looks at Takagi on the tablet screen and she will save him.

Meanwhile at the unknown place, Takagi realizes what's going on and suddenly makes his move. The wood tilted a little.

Suicide (Past)

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Location: Yuuko Tokugi's apartment
Victim: Yuuko Tokugi
Cause of death: Hanging
Suicide (Past)

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Location: Natalie Kuruma's apartment
Victim: Natalie Kuruma
Cause of death: Hanging
Suicide (Past)

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Location: Kyouka Hikoue's apartment
Victim: Kyouka Hikoue
Cause of death: Hanging
Accident (Past)

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Location: Street
Victim: Wataru Date
Cause of death: Hit by a car

Desperate Situation


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Location: Condo
Victim: Ryuusaku Fuemoto
Cause of death: Poison

Enter the Scene


  • Resolution


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