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== Chapters ==
== Innocent Suspect Case ==
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=== Innocent Suspect Case ===
 
{{ref anime|156-157|Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story 2}}
 
{{ref anime|156-157|Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story 2}}
  
=== File 232 - Finding Evidence ===
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==== File 232 - Finding Evidence ====
 
The Detective Boys are still investigating.
 
The Detective Boys are still investigating.
  
=== File 233 - Countdown ===
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==== File 233 - Countdown ====
  
=== People ===
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==== People ====
 
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== Blackout Murder Case ==
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=== Blackout Murder Case ===
 
{{ref anime|170-171|The Blind Spot in the Darkness}}
 
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=== Characters introduced ===
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==== Characters introduced ====
 
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=== File 234 - Another Half Year... ===
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==== File 234 - Another Half Year... ====
For some time, [[Conan Edogawa|Conan]] has taken notice that [[Ran Mouri|Ran]] seems unusually distant to him (Shinichi) whenever he calls her up lately. The day the case begins, [[Kogoro Mouri|Kogoro]] (along with Conan and Ran) is called by his physician, Yoshiteru Araide, who tells him that he has "just half a year ..." Devastated, Kogoro confronts his doctor with the assumption that he has only half a year left to live, only to learn that the doctor actually meant for Kogoro to reduce his excessive alcohol consumption in that time to ease up on his liver. When he is called away to treat another patient, his wife, Yoko Araide, mutters derisively under her breath that this case is less medical and more sexual.
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[[Conan Edogawa|Conan]] has noticed that lately, [[Ran Mouri|Ran]] is somewhat cold and indifferent to him (Shinichi) whenever he calls her up, and she also spends her evening and night outside (supposedly heading to karate practices), not even having dinner at home. <br><br>
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It is another day. [[Kogoro Mouri|Kogoro]] attends an appointment with his physician, Yoshiteru Araide (who operates a small clinic beside his house), and takes Conan and Ran with him as Yoshiteru requested. Yoshiteru tells him that he has "just half a year”, which Kogoro and his company misinterpret as him only having half a year left to live. They become devastated, only to learn only to learn that Yoshiteru actually meant that Kogoro needed to reduce alcohol consumption during six month to prevent further damage to his liver. As for bringing family members, that is because Yoshiteru knows that an alcoholic like Kogoro will not be able to stop unless family members keep an eye on him. When Yoshiteru is called away to treat another patient (who is female), his wife, Yoko Araide, mutters derisively under her breath that that case is more sexual than medical (i.e. that Yoshiteru has an extramarital affair). <br><br>
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While looking for the bathroom, Ran runs into the doctor's son [[Tomoaki Araide|Tomoaki]], and they introduce themselves to each other; Tomoaki mentions that he will take up a job in a hospital in Aomori Prefecture starting the following month. The household maid [[Hikaru Yasumoto|Hikaru]] breaks a flower pot and is warned by a furious Yoshiteru that she will be fired if she commits such a mistake again. Tomoaki attempts to calm his father down, and Kogoro prepares to leave once Ran has come back. Yoshiteru laments the lifestyle of Kogoro, saying that he does not want to see Kogoro dead while still in his prime of life, especially when his name coincides with that of the great detective. Upon learning that his patient is the real Kogoro Mouri, Yoshiteru invites Kogoro and company for dinner, and implies that he did not think that the two were the same person because Kogoro has shown a total lack of medical knowledge in front of him and the detective demonstrated a prolific understanding of such matters when solving cases (that happened obviously thanks to Conan). <br><br>
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Before preparing to eat, Dr. Araide decides to take a bath (this is a habit of his). At the dinner table, much to Conan’s consternation, Ran is staring at Tomoaki, and both Kogoro and Yoko say that the two would make a good couple, with Kogoro mentioning a parallel between them and Holmes and Dr. Watson. Tomoaki respectfully objects and says that he does not believe that a detective and a doctor make a good combination. Mitsu (Tomoaki’s grandmother) enters and says that rather than eating with outsiders (even Yoshiteru and Yoko are, because Yoshiteru married into the Araide family and Yoko is his second wife) she prefers to be alone in her room. Yoko makes a call to a friend (called Masae) to talk about a forthcoming class reunion by using the landline right outside the dining room (which is also the kitchen).  <br><br>
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Suddenly, the lights go out and Hikaru breaks something and ruins the food inside (others do not seem to notice). She then is ordered to go to the fuse box to switch it back on. The light goes on, then blinks out and goes back on again. Conan and Kogoro find that Ran is holding onto Tomoaki tightly, and she explains that she was afraid and thought that Tomoaki was her father; Conan does not seem entirely convinced of this explanation. Yoko (having hung up) and Hikaru go to the bathroom to check on Yoshiteru, who they suppose is furious because of the power blackout. But instead they find him seemingly dead in the bathtub.
  
While looking for the bathroom, Ran runs into the doctor's son, [[Tomoaki Araide|Tomoaki]], and the household aid, [[Hikaru Yasumoto|Hikaru]]. Upon learning that Kogoro is the famed 'master detective', Dr. Araide invites Kogoro and company for dinner. While preparing to eat, Dr. Araide decides to take a bath. All the while, Conan notices Ran staring at Tomoaki, and almost all the family present agrees that the two would make a good couple (much to Conan's consternation).
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==== File 235 - In the Darkness... ====
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Tomoaki tries to resuscitate his father, but to no avail. [[Juzo Megure|Megure]] and [[Wataru Takagi|Takagi]] come to the crime scene, and they and Kogoro initially think that Yoshiteru's death was an accident, with Yoshiteru accidentally leaving the wire of his electric razor in the water during the blackout and is electrocuted once the switch is turned on. Conan points out the various problems with this theory, which allows them to rightly conclude that someone must have used a device to cause the blackout and have taken advantage of the darkness to enter the bathroom unnoticed and place the wire in the water instead. Tomoaki knows that they are suspecting his family and himself and is quite upset with it. <br><br>
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The police ask for the alibi of the suspects. Yoko says that she was in a call the whole time; Tomoaki says that he was in the dining room (as confirmed by a flushing Ran); Mitsu says that she was coming downstairs from her room on the second floor; and Hikaru says that she was trying to find the fuse box. Tomoaki also mentions that earlier that day, while everyone else was in the house, he was in Teitan High School as a substitute for the basketball coach, who is suffering from a bone fracture. Ran confirms this and Conan starts suspecting that Ran has been out on evenings to watch Araide coaching; after all, he is a handsome fellow, is kind and approachable, and has outstanding qualifications (he graduated from a prestigious medical school and scored the highest in his year).
  
Suddenly, the lights go out, and Hikaru hurries to the fuse box to switch it back on. The light goes on, then blinks out and goes back on again. Wondering where Dr. Araide is, Yoko and Hikaru go to the bathroom and find him in the bathtub, dead...
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==== File 236 - The Unbelievable Link ====
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Tomoaki notices that Hikaru has a burn scar on her arm and that his grandmother has a wound on her left foot. He therefore takes them to the second floor for treating the injuries and, to his discomfort, is followed by a policeman as Megure still suspects them. Ran offers to help and Conan thus wants to follow them as well, but he is stopped by Kogoro. The investigation continues and Yoko mentions that Yoshiteru's first wife (Mitsu's daughter and Tomoaki's biological mother), named Chiaki, died four years ago due to drunk driving. She details that Chiaki and she were classmates during nurse training and that Chiaki's death was shocking to her because of her dislike of alcohol. <br><br>
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Since the police are unable to find more clues, Megure accepts Conan's proposal to simulate the blackout. Conan thus goes upstairs to call Ran and others, but sees her holding hand with Tomoaki; he does not know that this happened because when treating the injuries, Ran accidentally injured herself and Tomoaki was trying to disinfect her wound (he also does not know that when Tomoaki complimented Ran on her familiarity with bandages, she says that she has gained experience by treating a naughty boy (Shinichi) during youth). <br><br>
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The simulation reveals that Hikaru took an exceptionally long time to turn on the light; this means that the alibis of multiple people are problematic. Tomoaki, on the other hand, does not see that the simulation has led to any new information and slams the police and Kogoro for unreasonably suspecting his family and not considering their feelings. Conan is still stuck, partially because of lack of evidence and partially because Ran and Tomoaki's relationship made him unable to focus; this changes when he stumbles across a fragment of something on the second floor and sees something in Hikaru's room. He now seems to know who the culprit is, and so he tranquillizes Kogoro and makes Megure carry him into the bathroom where the murder happened. Conan then announces to everyone that Kogoro knows the truth about this murder and that once he is finished taking a bath he will reveal it.
  
=== File 235 - In the Darkness... ===
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==== File 237 - From the Bottom of Heart ====
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 ...?
 
 
 
=== File 236 - The Unbelievable Link ===
 
While Kogoro, [[Juzo Megure|Megure]] and [[Wataru Takagi|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 Tomoaki vehemently protests the questionings, claiming that none of his family could have done such a thing!
 
 
 
=== File 237 - From the Bottom of Heart ===
 
 
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Conan sets a trap for the murderer, who is revealed to be '''Yoko Araide''', Dr. Araide's wife. Confronted with the tricks she had used, she confesses that she murdered her husband because her predecessor Chiaki, who was also her best friend, had succumbed to alcoholism and eventually committed suicide because of Dr. Araide's continuous acts of adultery. The trick had involved stealthily putting the razor into the tub during the first short circuit; then, when Hikaru attempted to switch the light back on, Dr. Araide was electrocuted, causing the second power outage. Because Hikaru had thus unintentionally murdered her employer and would as a result break down if she ever learned the truth, Conan (as Kogoro) and Yoko agree to change the details of the procession of events so that Hikaru would never be burdened by her conscience.
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About 20 minutes after Conan’s announcement, there is another blackout and Hikaru is sent to turn on the light again. '''Yoko Araide''' appears in the bathroom as the light is turned on and Conan reveals her to be the culprit. It turns out that she used a trick which allowed her to keep the call with Masae uninterrupted even if she is not near the landline. This allowed her to go to the bathroom and place the wires in the water without Masae noticing any irregularity (she told the police about this, which made them think initially that Yoko's alibi was valid). Yoshiteru would not leave the bathtub (which would frustrate Yoko's plan) because it was very dark (so he could not see what Yoko had done) and coming out of a bathtub in complete darkness is dangerous. Furthermore, Yoko wants the police to think that it was an accident (as opposed to a murder by any person in the family; she would not like to see that), and it depends on Hikaru switching on the light quickly. However, fearful that Yoshiteru would kick her out following her breaking something again, Hikari first went back to her room to hide the fragments, and dropped a fragment on the way (this explains why she was burnt and the wound on Mitsu's foot). The fragments in Hikaru's room thus are evidence that she had no time to commit murder and that Mitsu was trying to come down from her room during the blackout. <br><br>
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Conan further says that Yoko is in the bathroom now because she wants to silence and kill Kogoro (who she thinks knows the truth) in the same way she killed her husband. Also, Conan mentions that he begins suspecting Yoko when seeing that she was using her left hand to hold the landline before the blackout, but switched to the right one after. <br><br>
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Yoko, seeing that everything has been exposed, confesses that she murdered her husband. The motive is that after their marriage, Yoko found the diary of Chiaki, which detailed how she had succumbed to alcoholism and eventually had committed suicide because of Yoshiteru's continuous extramarital affairs. Outside the bathroom stands Tomoaki, who is extremely angry because he realized that the second blackout was a "despicable" trick aimed at making the culprit reveal him/herself; the others have stayed in the dining room because the police does not allow them to leave (Tomoaki was able to run past the blockage of Megure). He thus hears the rest of Yoko and Conan's conversation. Conan advises Yoko to turn herself in, and he invents a method of killing Yoshiteru that does not involving Hikaru and tells Yoko to use stick to that narrative (the current one requires Hikaru to switch on the light in order to work, which means that technically Hikaru committed the murder; if she learns about this, she will be forever burdened). Yoko agrees. <br><br>
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As Kogoro and Conan prepare to leave, Conan finds Tomoaki and Ran together again, and as he hears "please tell your father this" he suspects that Tomoaki is proposing to Ran. However, it turns out that Tomoaki is merely asking Ran to deliver his apologies to Kogoro for having shouted at him, and Ran is asking Tomoaki to lend her the sweater that he is wearing. She later heads to her mother's office so that Eri would show her how to knit a copy. Since Ran insists that Eri does not touch her copy, they end up with three sweaters, two of which have been knitted as Eri’s demonstrations. Ran then sends hers to Shinichi (via Agasa) and Eri implies that hers should go to Kogoro.
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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 is asking Tomoaki to borrow her the sweater he is wearing, of which she knits two copies for her father and Shinichi. Strangely, she giggles in amusement when Conan/Shinichi attests on the phone that he is wearing it right now...
 
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== Hotel Party Murder Case ==
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=== Hotel Party Murder Case ===
 
{{ref anime|176-178|Reunion with the Black Organization}}
 
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[[File:Gin2 color page V24-7.PNG|thumb|right|200px|Colored page of Gin from Haibara's dream]]
 
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=== Characters introduced ===
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==== Characters introduced ====
 
{{NewChar|name = [[Pisco|Kenzo Masuyama]]|image = Pisco.jpg|description =
 
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=== File 238 - The Secret Corner of Betrayal ===
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==== File 238 - The Secret Corner of Betrayal ====
 
Haibara had a nightmare about Gin. The day after, back from school with Conan and the Detective Boys, Haibara comes across Gin's Porsche. Conan places a microphone under the seat and they get to know about a Black Organisation member named Pisco, who was sent to Haido City Hotel and tasked to eliminate the corrupt politician Shigehiko Nomiguchi, who had ties with the Organisation.
 
Haibara had a nightmare about Gin. The day after, back from school with Conan and the Detective Boys, Haibara comes across Gin's Porsche. Conan places a microphone under the seat and they get to know about a Black Organisation member named Pisco, who was sent to Haido City Hotel and tasked to eliminate the corrupt politician Shigehiko Nomiguchi, who had ties with the Organisation.
  
=== File 239 - The Black Burial Ranks ===
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==== File 239 - The Black Burial Ranks ====
 
Conan and Haibara go to Haido City Hotel, hoping to find Pisco and prevent Nomiguchi from being killed. But all people in the party's hall are wearing black. There's Chris Vineyard who is an actress from America. Conan uses the voice of Shinichi and calls the police to protect the politician. Later, the lights go off and a movie is shown on a giant screen, meanwhile, the murder occurs : the room's chandelier fell from the ceiling and crashed over Nomiguchi.
 
Conan and Haibara go to Haido City Hotel, hoping to find Pisco and prevent Nomiguchi from being killed. But all people in the party's hall are wearing black. There's Chris Vineyard who is an actress from America. Conan uses the voice of Shinichi and calls the police to protect the politician. Later, the lights go off and a movie is shown on a giant screen, meanwhile, the murder occurs : the room's chandelier fell from the ceiling and crashed over Nomiguchi.
  
=== File 240 - The Sudden Parting ===
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==== File 240 - The Sudden Parting ====
 
Conan thinks the purple handkerchief he found right after the murder must belong to Pisco and he asks the receptionist about the identity of those who were given such a handkerchief. As the party's guests suddenly rush out of the hall and confront the media, Haibara gets separated from Conan and is abducted by Pisco.
 
Conan thinks the purple handkerchief he found right after the murder must belong to Pisco and he asks the receptionist about the identity of those who were given such a handkerchief. As the party's guests suddenly rush out of the hall and confront the media, Haibara gets separated from Conan and is abducted by Pisco.
  
=== File 241 - The Bullet from the Past ===
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Haibara is locked in a liquor store but manages to escape through the fireplace after regaining her adult body, thanks to Conan's advice to drink baikal. Meanwhile, Conan deduces the identity of Pisco and how he had the room's chandelier fall over Nomiguchi. Gin and Vodka turn up to the hotel and enter the liquor store, hoping to meet Pisco, but left as none was there. Once out of the chimney, Haibara gets shot by Gin.
 
Haibara is locked in a liquor store but manages to escape through the fireplace after regaining her adult body, thanks to Conan's advice to drink baikal. Meanwhile, Conan deduces the identity of Pisco and how he had the room's chandelier fall over Nomiguchi. Gin and Vodka turn up to the hotel and enter the liquor store, hoping to meet Pisco, but left as none was there. Once out of the chimney, Haibara gets shot by Gin.
  
=== File 242 - The White World ===
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Conan rushes to the hotel's rooftop to rescue Haibara, who dives into the chimney and ends up recovering her child body.
 
Conan rushes to the hotel's rooftop to rescue Haibara, who dives into the chimney and ends up recovering her child body.
 
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Latest revision as of 12:53, 25 April 2022

Volume 24

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Information
Release date: July 17, 1999
Chapters: 232-242
ISBN: ISBN 4-09-125494-2
Publisher: Shogakukan
English release date: July 15, 2008
English ISBN: ISBN 1-4215-1676-4
English Publisher: Viz Media
Featured Detective & Keyhole
Detective 24.jpg
Perry Mason
Keyhole 24.jpg
Tomoaki Araide
Aoyama's death & Conan side images
Aoyama 24.jpg
ConanSide 24.jpg
Chronology
Prev volume: « Volume 23
Next volume: Volume 25 »
List of chaptersList of cases

Volume 24 was released on July 17, 1999 in Japan.

Cast[edit]

Gadgets[edit]

Chapters[edit]

Innocent Suspect Case[edit]

File 232 - Finding Evidence[edit]

The Detective Boys are still investigating.

File 233 - Countdown[edit]

People[edit]

  • Blackout Murder Case[edit]

    Characters introduced[edit]

    File 234 - Another Half Year...[edit]

    Conan has noticed that lately, Ran is somewhat cold and indifferent to him (Shinichi) whenever he calls her up, and she also spends her evening and night outside (supposedly heading to karate practices), not even having dinner at home.

    It is another day. Kogoro attends an appointment with his physician, Yoshiteru Araide (who operates a small clinic beside his house), and takes Conan and Ran with him as Yoshiteru requested. Yoshiteru tells him that he has "just half a year”, which Kogoro and his company misinterpret as him only having half a year left to live. They become devastated, only to learn only to learn that Yoshiteru actually meant that Kogoro needed to reduce alcohol consumption during six month to prevent further damage to his liver. As for bringing family members, that is because Yoshiteru knows that an alcoholic like Kogoro will not be able to stop unless family members keep an eye on him. When Yoshiteru is called away to treat another patient (who is female), his wife, Yoko Araide, mutters derisively under her breath that that case is more sexual than medical (i.e. that Yoshiteru has an extramarital affair).

    While looking for the bathroom, Ran runs into the doctor's son Tomoaki, and they introduce themselves to each other; Tomoaki mentions that he will take up a job in a hospital in Aomori Prefecture starting the following month. The household maid Hikaru breaks a flower pot and is warned by a furious Yoshiteru that she will be fired if she commits such a mistake again. Tomoaki attempts to calm his father down, and Kogoro prepares to leave once Ran has come back. Yoshiteru laments the lifestyle of Kogoro, saying that he does not want to see Kogoro dead while still in his prime of life, especially when his name coincides with that of the great detective. Upon learning that his patient is the real Kogoro Mouri, Yoshiteru invites Kogoro and company for dinner, and implies that he did not think that the two were the same person because Kogoro has shown a total lack of medical knowledge in front of him and the detective demonstrated a prolific understanding of such matters when solving cases (that happened obviously thanks to Conan).

    Before preparing to eat, Dr. Araide decides to take a bath (this is a habit of his). At the dinner table, much to Conan’s consternation, Ran is staring at Tomoaki, and both Kogoro and Yoko say that the two would make a good couple, with Kogoro mentioning a parallel between them and Holmes and Dr. Watson. Tomoaki respectfully objects and says that he does not believe that a detective and a doctor make a good combination. Mitsu (Tomoaki’s grandmother) enters and says that rather than eating with outsiders (even Yoshiteru and Yoko are, because Yoshiteru married into the Araide family and Yoko is his second wife) she prefers to be alone in her room. Yoko makes a call to a friend (called Masae) to talk about a forthcoming class reunion by using the landline right outside the dining room (which is also the kitchen).

    Suddenly, the lights go out and Hikaru breaks something and ruins the food inside (others do not seem to notice). She then is ordered to go to the fuse box to switch it back on. The light goes on, then blinks out and goes back on again. Conan and Kogoro find that Ran is holding onto Tomoaki tightly, and she explains that she was afraid and thought that Tomoaki was her father; Conan does not seem entirely convinced of this explanation. Yoko (having hung up) and Hikaru go to the bathroom to check on Yoshiteru, who they suppose is furious because of the power blackout. But instead they find him seemingly dead in the bathtub.

    File 235 - In the Darkness...[edit]

    Tomoaki tries to resuscitate his father, but to no avail. Megure and Takagi come to the crime scene, and they and Kogoro initially think that Yoshiteru's death was an accident, with Yoshiteru accidentally leaving the wire of his electric razor in the water during the blackout and is electrocuted once the switch is turned on. Conan points out the various problems with this theory, which allows them to rightly conclude that someone must have used a device to cause the blackout and have taken advantage of the darkness to enter the bathroom unnoticed and place the wire in the water instead. Tomoaki knows that they are suspecting his family and himself and is quite upset with it.

    The police ask for the alibi of the suspects. Yoko says that she was in a call the whole time; Tomoaki says that he was in the dining room (as confirmed by a flushing Ran); Mitsu says that she was coming downstairs from her room on the second floor; and Hikaru says that she was trying to find the fuse box. Tomoaki also mentions that earlier that day, while everyone else was in the house, he was in Teitan High School as a substitute for the basketball coach, who is suffering from a bone fracture. Ran confirms this and Conan starts suspecting that Ran has been out on evenings to watch Araide coaching; after all, he is a handsome fellow, is kind and approachable, and has outstanding qualifications (he graduated from a prestigious medical school and scored the highest in his year).

    File 236 - The Unbelievable Link[edit]

    Tomoaki notices that Hikaru has a burn scar on her arm and that his grandmother has a wound on her left foot. He therefore takes them to the second floor for treating the injuries and, to his discomfort, is followed by a policeman as Megure still suspects them. Ran offers to help and Conan thus wants to follow them as well, but he is stopped by Kogoro. The investigation continues and Yoko mentions that Yoshiteru's first wife (Mitsu's daughter and Tomoaki's biological mother), named Chiaki, died four years ago due to drunk driving. She details that Chiaki and she were classmates during nurse training and that Chiaki's death was shocking to her because of her dislike of alcohol.

    Since the police are unable to find more clues, Megure accepts Conan's proposal to simulate the blackout. Conan thus goes upstairs to call Ran and others, but sees her holding hand with Tomoaki; he does not know that this happened because when treating the injuries, Ran accidentally injured herself and Tomoaki was trying to disinfect her wound (he also does not know that when Tomoaki complimented Ran on her familiarity with bandages, she says that she has gained experience by treating a naughty boy (Shinichi) during youth).

    The simulation reveals that Hikaru took an exceptionally long time to turn on the light; this means that the alibis of multiple people are problematic. Tomoaki, on the other hand, does not see that the simulation has led to any new information and slams the police and Kogoro for unreasonably suspecting his family and not considering their feelings. Conan is still stuck, partially because of lack of evidence and partially because Ran and Tomoaki's relationship made him unable to focus; this changes when he stumbles across a fragment of something on the second floor and sees something in Hikaru's room. He now seems to know who the culprit is, and so he tranquillizes Kogoro and makes Megure carry him into the bathroom where the murder happened. Conan then announces to everyone that Kogoro knows the truth about this murder and that once he is finished taking a bath he will reveal it.

    File 237 - From the Bottom of Heart[edit]


    People[edit]

  • Hotel Party Murder Case[edit]

    Colored page of Gin from Haibara's dream

    Characters introduced[edit]

    File 238 - The Secret Corner of Betrayal[edit]

    Haibara had a nightmare about Gin. The day after, back from school with Conan and the Detective Boys, Haibara comes across Gin's Porsche. Conan places a microphone under the seat and they get to know about a Black Organisation member named Pisco, who was sent to Haido City Hotel and tasked to eliminate the corrupt politician Shigehiko Nomiguchi, who had ties with the Organisation.

    File 239 - The Black Burial Ranks[edit]

    Conan and Haibara go to Haido City Hotel, hoping to find Pisco and prevent Nomiguchi from being killed. But all people in the party's hall are wearing black. There's Chris Vineyard who is an actress from America. Conan uses the voice of Shinichi and calls the police to protect the politician. Later, the lights go off and a movie is shown on a giant screen, meanwhile, the murder occurs : the room's chandelier fell from the ceiling and crashed over Nomiguchi.

    File 240 - The Sudden Parting[edit]

    Conan thinks the purple handkerchief he found right after the murder must belong to Pisco and he asks the receptionist about the identity of those who were given such a handkerchief. As the party's guests suddenly rush out of the hall and confront the media, Haibara gets separated from Conan and is abducted by Pisco.

    File 241 - The Bullet from the Past[edit]

    Haibara is locked in a liquor store but manages to escape through the fireplace after regaining her adult body, thanks to Conan's advice to drink baikal. Meanwhile, Conan deduces the identity of Pisco and how he had the room's chandelier fall over Nomiguchi. Gin and Vodka turn up to the hotel and enter the liquor store, hoping to meet Pisco, but left as none was there. Once out of the chimney, Haibara gets shot by Gin.

    File 242 - The White World[edit]

    Conan rushes to the hotel's rooftop to rescue Haibara, who dives into the chimney and ends up recovering her child body.

    People[edit]

  • Trivia[edit]

    • The title for each chapter are worded as the following in Case Closed:
    • File 232 - On the Spot
    • File 234 - Six More Months
    • File 235 - In the Dark
    • File 236 - An Unbelievable Connection
    • File 237 - The Remains of the Heart
    • File 238 - The Street Corner of Betrayal
    • File 239 - The Black Funeral
    • File 240 - A Sudden Farewell
    • File 241 - A Bullet From the Past
    • File 242 - A World in White

    Cover in other countries[edit]

    • China
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Hong Kong
    • Indonesia
    • Italy
    • Korea
    • Malaysia (Chinese)
    • Malaysia (Malay)
    • Norway
    • Rep. of China (Taiwan)
    • Spain (Spanish, Volumen 2)
    • Spain (Spanish, Volumen 2)
    • Sweden
    • Thailand
    • United States
    • Vietnam

    See also[edit]

    Volumes of the Manga
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    Black Organization
    High ranking The BossRumGinVermouth
    Other agents VodkaKir (undercover) • ChiantiKornBourbon (undercover)
    Deceased agents Akemi MiyanoTequilaKenzo Masuyama/PiscoAtsushi MiyanoElena MiyanoCalvadosRikumichi KusudaEthan Hondou (undercover) • Hiromitsu Morofushi/Scotch (undercover)
    Former agents Shiho Miyano/Sherry (Ai Haibara) • Shuichi Akai/Dai Moroboshi/Rye (undercover) • Ki'ichiro Numabuchi
    Extended canon Yoshiaki Hara (movie only) • Irish (movie only) • Masaaki Okakura (movie only) • Arrack (special manga only) • Generic (special manga only) • Blackbeard (special manga only) • Antonio Gomez (shogakukan learning series only) • Two men (shogakukan learning series only) • Kate Lauren (playstation only) • Curaçao (movie only) • Stout (movie only) • Aquavit (movie only) • Leona Bucholz/Riesling (movie only) • Man in bar (tv special only) • Drama assassin (drama only)
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    Anime Roller Coaster Murder CaseGame Company Murder CaseThe Black Organization: One Billion Yen Robbery CaseThe Girl from the Black Organization and the University Professor Murder CaseReunion with the Black OrganizationThe Gathering of the Detectives! Shinichi Kudo vs. Kaitou KidThe Mysterious PassengerThe Secret Rushed OmissionShinichi Kudo's New York CaseOn the Trail of a Silent WitnessContact with the Black OrganizationThe Four PorschesHidden Bathroom SecretHead-to-Head Match with the Black Organization: A Dual Mystery on a Full Moon NightBlack Impact! The Moment the Black Organization Reaches OutThe Shadow of the Black OrganizationClash of Red and BlackThe Crisis Beckoned by the Red OmenDetectives' NocturneThe Jet-Black Mystery TrainConan in a Locked RoomJodie's Memories and the Cherry Blossom Viewing TrapThe Scarlet ReturnThe Shadow Approaching Amuro (TV original) • The Unfriendly Girls BandSoul Detective Murder CaseThe Betrayal's StageSearch for Maria-chan!
    Movies and Specials Countdown to HeavenTime Travel of the Silver SkyBlack HistoryThe Raven ChaserShinichi Kudo Returns! Confrontation with the Black OrganizationThe Darkest NightmareMovie 26
    Special Manga The Wish Put on the AirshipThe Black Organization...RevealedProtect the Luxury Liner from the Virus
    Playstation Remembrance Treasure Case