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The Time-Bombed Skyscraper
Detective Conan, Movie 1
The Time-Bombed Skyscraper
Title
Japanese 名探偵コナン 時計じかけの摩天楼
Translation Meitantei Konan: Tokei Jikake no Matenrō
English Case Closed: The Time-Bombed Skyscraper
Premiere
Japanese April 19, 1997
English October 3, 2006
Theme song
Theme "Happy Birthday"
Movie information
Directed by Kanetsugu Kodama
Produced by Michihiko Suwa
Written by Kazunari Kochi
Music by Katsuo Ono
Running time 94 minutes

The Time-Bombed Skyscraper (名探偵コナン 時計じかけの摩天楼, Meitantei Konan: Tokei Jikake no Matenrō; English TV "Case Closed: The Time-Bombed Skyscraper"; Literally meaning "Detective Conan: The Time-Bombed Skyscraper") is the first movie of the Detective Conan anime series released in Japan on April 19, 1997 containing 94 minutes of running time and Funimation released the movie in North America on October 3, 2006. The ending theme of the movie is Happy Birthday by Kyoko.

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Summary

Conan receives a message from a famous architect Teiji Moriya to be at a party, however the message is actually for Shinichi, but Shinichi is Conan and cannot go there. Conan puts Kogorō in his stead, which he, Kogorō and Ran are heading there. After Conan solves Moriya's riddle, he and Ran are both invided to see Moriya exhibition hall. Later, away from the party, Conan receives message from a unknown suspect that threating Beika City with hidden bombs. Conan must find all the bombs the suspect has placed around Beika City before they go off.

Plot

Murder at the Kurokawa Estate

See also: Murder at the Kurokawa Estate

Death Message

Daizō's Death Message.

At the Kurokawa Estate, Dr. Daizō Kurokawa is killed. According Inspector Megure, he said that Dr. Kurokawa was drinking alcohol and was using his computer when he was attacked from behind. Inspector Megure said that the murder weapon is the bronze statue next to the body and what he don't understand is what's on the computer screen, which makes him think that it was Dr. Kurokawa's dying message. On the computer screen, there are only three letters typed: "J-U-N", and wonders what it means.
Angered Wife

Daizō's second wife's anger at Kogorō.

Kogorō then laughs saying that the message points to the culprit and says the culprit is one of the three who are in the room. Conan is impressed noticing that Kogorō is sharp today. The three suspects are: Mina Kurokawa, Dazō's second wife, Daisuke Kurokawa, Dazō's eldest son and Manami Nakazawa, the housemaid. Kogorō says that the culprit is Mina Kurokawa, coming with a whole a explanation saying that "J-U-N" which he says that it is short in English for the month "JUNE". Kogorō explains that June is the month of no water or "Minazuki" (水無月; Literally meaning "Month of no Water") and says that it sound like "Mina" which he tried to say something, which makes Mina Kurokawa angered which Kogorō tells her that it was just his deduction reasoning. Conan then decided to help Kogorō out using using his two main gadgets.
Inspector Megure Inspects the Body

Inspector Megure inspects Dr. Kurokawa's body.

Conan through Kogorō tells Inspector Megure that he must look carefully at Dr. Kurokawa's body. Conan then tells Inspector Megure that the only finger that has blood on Dr. Kurokawa's finger is on his pinky. Conan ask Inspector Megure to check the body which he does and sees that it is true. Conan ask him then where the blood on the keyboard is. Megure tells him that it is "KE-MU-RO". Megure also says that the English caps lock key also got some blood. Conan tells them that the blood was left on "KE-MU-RO" keys when Kurokami was hit and that he was typing "J-U-N" with his index finger. Conan says that there is nobody would go through all the trouble to hit the caps lock key on the left side with his right pinky.
The real culprit is Manami

The real culprit is Manami.

Conan then tells them why he got blood on his head, when Dr. Kurokawa got hit, he was putting his hand behind of his head, he then turn himself around and got hit again and fall down, putting his pinky on the keyboard. Conan says that the caps lock was not his intentionally but he hit it accidentally when he fall down. Conan explains further telling when the culprit left, in his fading conciousness, he pressed the keys assuming the keys where still in kana mode. When the caps are turned into kana, "J-U-N" comes out to "MA-NA-MI" which means that Manami Nakazawa is the real culprit. Manami then laughs telling him that he must be joking cause he has no proof. Conan then says that he indeed got proof, and explains that when she committed the crime, she removed her slippers because slippers make noise on a wooden floor which makes it possible for her to sneak up to Dr. Kurokawa, and without realizing, she stepped on the blood.
Mad Manami

Manami killing Kurokawa.

On evidence A there is a blood spot broken and Conan says that there must be blood on her white socks. She then checks it which turns out to be true. Conan then tells Manami that, when she got questioned by the police, she told them that she hasn't gone near the body. Inspector Megure then walks to Manami asking if they can examine the blood stain on her sock. Manami confessed, saying that Dr. Kurokawa killed her husband one year ago.
Before and After Manami

Changes of Manami.

Daisuke then reminds her stating that she is the wife of the patient his father performed heart surgery on. Manami agreed with him and tells him that Dr, Kurokawa performed heart surgery while he was drunk. She changed her hair and name so that nobody could recognized her. She tells that she tried to get witnesses from the hospital to testify against Kurokawa but nobody cooperated with her, stating that they where all afraid of Kurokawa. Megure understand that as revenge for her husband. Manami says that today was the anniversary of his husband death and that she won't regret nothing because she was able to get her revenge. After that Manami is taken, Conan then comes from the desk where he is hiding, and stares at Kogorō, saying that he gave him another credits.

Beika City bombing

See also: Beika City bombing Saturday, April 26 at Professor Agasa's house. Conan is checking through mails, while he noticed that most of the letters are for his father. Professor Agasa said that the latest volume of Night Baron contains to be a best seller in America. Conan knows it, and says that his father is in Switzerland right now, because it should be though for sending him all the fan letters because he travels around the world. Conan then ask what Professor Agasa is working on and thinks that he make a new gadget for him. Agasa says that it is nothing trivial like that. Agasa created a machine that can fly like the bugs does. Conan also noticed that he didn't received no any fan letters any more, which makes him believe that the world already forgot about him. He finds a letter that is send to him, from Teiji Moriya.

Major events

  • Shinichi birthday is revealed to at May 4th.
  • Shinichi favorite color according to Ran is Red.

Debut

Characters

Appearances

Cast

Japanese cast
Character Seiyū Japanese name Japanese name seiyū
Shinichi Kudō Kappei Yamaguchi 工藤 新一 山口 勝平
Conan Edogawa Minami Takayama 江戸川コナン 高山みなみ
Ran Mōri Wakana Yamazaki 毛利 蘭 山崎 和佳奈
Kogorō Mōri Akira Kamiya 毛利 小五郎 神谷 明
Hiroshi Agasa Kenichi Ogata 阿笠 博士 緒方 賢一

Soundtrack

Main article: Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack

Trivia

  • The film was released in 13 theaters in Japan on April 19, 1997 and ended up making a total of $1,405,083 (¥174,083,700). On opening weekend, it grossed $68,965 (¥8,554,500).
  • Shinichi Kudō's birth date has been revealed as May 4th. It was the day of the final fight between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls.
  • It is also the first appearance of Ninzaburo Shiratori, before making his spot in the manga and anime series.

Errors

Dub changes

In other languages

  • Arabic: المحقق كونان: العد التنازلي لناطحة السحاب
  • Catalan: Detectiu Conan: El gratacel explosiu
  • Spanish: Meitantei Conan: Tokei Jikake no Matenrō
  • French: Détective Conan : Le Gratte-Ciel infernal
  • Galician: O detective Conan: Explosión no rañaceos
  • Korean: 명탐정 코난: 시한장치의 마천루
  • Italian: Detective Conan: Fino alla fine del tempo
  • Polish: Detektyw Conan: Architekt zniszczenia
  • Thai: คดีปริศนาระเบิดระฟ้า
  • Vietnamese: Thám tử Conan: Quả bom chọc trời
  • Chinese: 名偵探柯南:引爆摩天樓

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