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Episode 20
TV Episode 20
Information
Title: The Haunted Mansion Murder Case
Japanese title: 幽霊屋敷殺人事件

(Yūrei Yashiki Satsujin Jiken)

Broadcast rating: 14.3%
Manga case: #6
Original airdate: June 17, 1996
Season: 1
Manga source: Volume 2: Files 8-10 (017-019)
Case
Cast: Conan Edogawa

Detective Boys
Ran Mouri
Professor Agasa

Case solved by: Conan Edogawa
Next Conan's Hint: Creepy basement
Staff
Director: Kenji Kodama
Organizer: Kuchiru Kazehara
Storyboard: Kuchiru Kazehara
Episode director: Ikuro Sato
Animation director: Masatomo Sudo
Music
Opening song: Mune ga Dokidoki
Closing song: STEP BY STEP
Chronology
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Murder (Past)

EP20 Case

Location: Mansion on 4-chōme
Victim: Akio's father
Cause of death: Blunt force trauma
Suspects: Unknown culprit
Conan, Genta, Mitsuhiko, and Ayumi explore a haunted house. With strange noises and mysterious scream around every corner, what they find is more tangible and bizarre than any ghost.

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Evidence

  • There is a working secret entrance that allows entry or exit onto the grounds without being seen by anyone else.
  • The house still has running water.
  • A window had been left open, with no signs of wind or rain wear.
  • The house shows no overt signs of life, but the kids smell something cooking.

Conclusion

  • The house is not abandoned, but rather hides the dead mansion owner's wife and son, Akio.
  • Akio killed his father with a single blow to the head. Unlike many other suspects, Akio had actually intended to turn himself in as soon as he could, but his mother decided to protect him. Her "protection", however, meant locking Akio in the basement until the statute of limitations for the murder expired and he couldn't be prosecuted. He tried to convince his mother otherwise but she was so desperate to not lose her son and apparently only relative left that she wouldn't listen to his pleas. Eventually, as she loses it and attempts to kill the children for snooping in the now abandoned home, Akio manages to stop his mother and insists that he should atone for his crime; with Conan's help, this time he is successful, and both mother and son turn themselves in together.

Motive

  • Akio killed his father in the heat of an argument over how he had flunked an important university exam, having impulsively grabbed a bronze candle holder and hit his father in the head with it. He did NOT intend to murder him, however, and was emotionally broken when he realised what he had done.

Manga to anime changes[]

  • The manga version of the story marks the debut of Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya, Ayumi Yoshida and Genta Kojima. In the anime, they appear in the first episode.

Trivia[]

  • Mitsuhiko says that they are going to investigate Shinichi's house which he says "is the last house on the left" a clear allusion to the 1972 film of the same name.

BGM listing[]

# Song Title Romaji Translation OST
1 胸がドキドキ Mune ga Dokidoki The Pounding of My Heart Mune ga Dokidoki
2 悪のテーマ2 Aku no Tēma 2 Theme of Evil 2 Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
3 蘭のテーマ Ran no Tēma Ran's Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
4 はずむ蘭 (音コンテ) Hazumu Ran (Oto Konte) Bouncing Ran (Sound Cue) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
5 はずむ蘭 (音コンテ) Hazumu Ran (Oto Konte) Bouncing Ran (Sound Cue) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
6 推理1 Suiri 1 Deduction 1 Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
7 緊迫1 Kinpaku 1 Tension 1 Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
8 緊迫2 Kinpaku 2 Tension 2 Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
9 悪のテーマ1 Aku no Tēma 1 Theme of Evil 1 Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
10 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
11 沈む夕陽 Shizumu Yūhi Depressing Sunset Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
12 対決のテーマ (落ち着きver.) Taiketsu no Tēma (Ochitsuki ver.) Showdown Theme (Calm ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
13 コナンのテーマ (バラード・ヴァージョン) Konan no Tēma (Barādo・Vājon) Conan's Theme (Ballad Version) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
14 蘭のテーマ Ran no Tēma Ran's Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
15 STEP BY STEP STEP BY STEP STEP BY STEP STEP BY STEP
16 はずむ蘭 (音コンテ) Hazumu Ran (Oto Konte) Bouncing Ran (Variation) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
17 それいけコナン1 Soreike Konan 1 Let's Go Conan 1 Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2

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