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Episode 18
TV Episode 18
Title: A June Bride Murder Case
Japanese title: 6月の花嫁殺人事件

(Rokugatsu no Hanayome Satsujin Jiken)

Broadcast rating: 14.6%
Manga case: #21
Original airdate: June 3, 1996

June 12, 2010 (Remastered version)

Season: 1
Manga source: Volume 8: Files 8-10 (078-080)
Cast: Conan Edogawa

Ran Mouri
Sonoko Suzuki
Inspector Megure
Kiyonaga Matsumoto

Case solved by: Sonoko Suzuki (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: Medicine capsule

Lemon tea can (Remastered version)

Director: Kenji Kodama
Screenplay: Kazunari Kouchi
Storyboard: Johei Matsuura
Episode director: Johei Matsuura
Animation director: Atsushi Aono
Opening song: Mune ga Dokidoki
Closing song: STEP BY STEP
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Situation []

Conan, Ran, and Sonoko visit their old middle school music teacher, Sayuri Matsumoto, as she prepares for her wedding to Toshihiko Takasugi. Sayuri teases Conan because he reminds her of a boy she once taught. Conan manages to escape suspicion before too many parallels to Shinichi are noticed.

Not everyone seems to be completely satisfied with Sayuri's marriage choice; a former student with a crush, Sayuri's doubting police father, and the groom's ex-girlfriend are all present. As Sonoko films the proceedings, Sayuri drinks from a can of her favorite lemon tea. She then collapses and is rushed to the hospital; the tea was spiked with a caustic substance.

Attempted Murder

EP18 Case

Location: Chapel
Victim: Sayuri Matsumoto
Age: 27 Years old
Suspects: Atsushi Umemiya, Toshihiko Takasugi, Kazumi Takenaka, Kiyonaga Matsumoto, Ran Mouri, Sonoko Suzuki, and Conan Edogawa
Sonoko and Ran take Conan to the wedding of their old middle school music teacher. When went to check up on her, they discover that she drank a lemon punch tea that was poisoned by one of the 4 people she previously met.

People []

Resolution []

Conan found out who the criminal was and put Sonoko to sleep. Through Sonoko, Conan explained that the criminal had actually put in the capsule they found floating in the drink and the poison in separately to make it look like the poison was but in 15 minutes before when it actually had been put in more recently. By looking at the video Ran took he showed that Sonoko had put her lemon tea right next the victim's and the criminal had put the poison in Sonoko's instead of the one the victim had been drinking. Proof of this was the fact that Sonoko's fingerprints were all over the can and 2 of the people that had touched the can did have their fingerprints on it.

The only 4 people that had been near the can after it was switch was Sonoko, Ran, Conan, and the groom, Toshihiko Takasugi. Sonoko and Ran had never touched the can after the switch and once they exclude Conan, Takasugi and the victim herself are the only people that could of poisoned the lemon tea. Then he explains how it couldn't of been the victim because there was no container to hold it in and drying agent found in the room. Those two things were needed to carry around sodium hydroxide, the poison used, because sodium hydroxide liquefies in a few minutes and the victim was in the room the whole time there would be no way to dispose of the container and drying agent outside in the hall where it was found. Therefore, the criminal was Toshihiko Takasugi.

The motive was that superintendent Matsumoto had crashed into a suspect's car 20 years ago, and Takasugi's mother and only direct relative got caught in the crash. Not seeing Takasugi's mom, Matsumoto told him to go away when he tried to tell him; 15 min later Takasugi's mom died on the street. Upon hearing this, Matsumoto admitted his share of guilt in the accident, but also added that once he learned about Takasugi's mother, he never forgave himself for inadvertedly killing her.

Takasugi was adopted by a rich family, and then destiny brought him back to Matsumoto and Sayuri. When he learned that his girlfriend was the superintendent's daughter, he was consumed by anger and bitterness, wanted to kill her to show the superintendent how much it hurt to lose someone he cared for. Kazumi Takenaka, however, slapped Takasugi and told him that Sayuri's first love was a boy who loved Lemon Tea and never forgot him after he moved away for undisclosed reasons. Once Sayuri started dating Takasugi and noticed he also drank Lemon Tea, she deduced what had happened in the past... therefore she did know that Takasugi was her lost first love, knew what he wanted to do to her, and willingly took the poison to atone for all the pain that transformed Takasugi from a kind boy to an embittered adult.

Later they were told that Sayuri's surgery was a success and that she was going to recover soon... even to the relief of Takasugi himself, who had genuinely repented from what he had done. He was given a light sentence due to Sayuri telling the judge about how she drank his poison voluntarily; three years later, Sayuri and Takasugi rekindled their relationship, and they got married for real.

Manga to anime change[]

Main article: List of differences between the manga and anime

  • In the manga, Conan rinses out Miss Matsumoto's mouth out with milk after he sees her collapsing, in an effort to neutralize the poison in her body. It is later stated that this bit of first aid may have saved Miss Matsumoto's life. These parts are cut from the anime entirely.

Remastered version[]

A remastered version of this episode aired on June 12, 2010.

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 蘭のテーマ Ran no Tēma Ran's Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
3 のんびり気分 Nonbiri Kibun Carefree Feeling Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
4 蘭・愛のテーマ Ran・Ai no Tēma Ran's Love Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
5 蘭のテーマ(優しさver.) Ran no Tēma (Yasashisa ver.) Ran's Theme (Gentle ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
6 事件現場 (謎ver.) Jiken Genba (Nazo ver.) Scene of the Case (Mystery ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
7 悪のテーマ (パート2) Aku no Tēma (Pāto 2) Theme of Evil (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
8 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
9 犯人のアジト Hannin no Ajito The Culprit's Hideout Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
10 沈む夕陽 Shizumu Yūhi Depressing Sunset Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
11 名探偵コナン・メインテーマ (ヴォーカル・ヴァージョン) Meitantei Konan・Mein Tēma (Vōkaru・Vājon) Detective Conan Main Theme (Vocal Version) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
12 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


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