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Episode 15
TV Episode 15
Title: Missing Corpse Murder Case
Japanese title: 消えた死体殺人事件

(Kieta Shitai Satsujin Jiken)

Broadcast rating: 13.9%
Manga case: #16
Original airdate: May 13, 1996
Season: 1
Manga source: Volume 6: Files 6-8 (056-058)
Cast: Conan Edogawa

Detective Boys
Inspector Megure

Case solved by: Conan Edogawa
Next Conan's Hint: Answering machine
Director: Kenji Kodama
Screenplay: Toshiki Inoue
Storyboard: Kuchiru Kazehara
Episode director: Ikuro Sato
Animation director: Kei Hyoudou
Opening song: Mune ga Dokidoki
Closing song: STEP BY STEP
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Conan Edogawa Conan Edogawa Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya Ayumi Yoshida Ayumi Yoshida Genta Kojima Genta Kojima Juzo MegureJuzo Megure


Power-Enhancing Kick ShoesPower-Enhancing Kick Shoes Detective Boys BadgeDetective Boys Badge


Situation []

The Detective Boys are commissioned by a classmate to find his missing cat, Akira. When they do finally find Akira, the cat has just emerged from a house's window, covered in blood. The Detective Boys immediately investigate, and see a bloody corpse face-down in the house's bathtub.


EP15 Case

Location: Tanaka household
Victim: Unknown
Cause of death: Blunt force trauma
Suspects: Kazuyoshi Tanaka and Tomofumi Tanaka

They call the police, and Inspector Megure arrives with a squad to investigate. The elder brother, a rough and rude man, lets them into the house but then goes into a room while they search. The soft-spoken younger brother arrives soon after, but is cooperative with the police. However, despite a thorough examination of the entire house, no corpse is found. Inspector Megure believes that the Detective Boys were playing a prank and the police leave, to Conan's frustration.

People []

Resolution []


  • When the Tomofumi arrives home, a small leaf falls out from his slipper.
  • While the police are there, Tomofumi abruptly answers the phone when it does not ring audibly, only with a flashing light.
  • The tree outside the room where Kazuyoshi was sleeping leads to a culvert with a ledge that one person could stand and walk on.
  • After sunset, the curtains of the room with Kazoyoshi haven't been drawn, and he hasn't moved from the chair.


With his Detective Boys Badge transmitting his deductions to the Detective Boys who are on the phone with Inspector Megure, Conan explains that the corpse they saw in the bathtub was actually the body of Kazuyoshi, whom Tomofumi Tanaka murdered. Between when the kids saw the body and the police arrived, he cleaned the body and set it up in the room as if it were watching TV, then answered the door as his brother. After establishing the presence of Kazuyoshi, he went into the bedroom with corpse and climbed out into the nearby culvert using the tree, sneaking around to re-enter the house as himself. The TV that Kazuyoshi appeared to turn off at Tomofumi's request was set to turn off by timer, rather than remote, and Kazuyoshi's voice was simulated by Tomofumi's voice on the phone's answering machine, which Tomofumi dialed using the cell phone hidden in his pocket.


Kazuyoshi had been blackmailing Tomofumi to let him freeload there forever and be given more and more money whenever he wanted, or else he would reveal that Tomofumi had been illegally trading stocks. Tomofumi finally snapped at the frustration of being used by the elder brother he had once greatly admired, and killed Kazuyoshi.

Manga to anime changes[]

Main article: List of differences between the manga and anime

  • The manga version of the story takes place before "Ayumi-chan Kidnapping Case", and is the first story with the Detective Boys' Badges. The story begins with Conan giving them to Mitsuhiko, Genta and Ayumi at school. Afterwards, they go into the P.A. Room to announce themselves to the school as The Detective Boys, only to be kicked out by a teacher, which then ends with them (except for Conan) imagining the fame that will come with their cases. The entire scene is absent from the anime.
  • In the manga, after Conan knocks out Tomofumi with an iron kettle with the Power-Enhancing Kick Shoes, the kick causes him considerable pain in the foot and he jumps up screaming. Conan's pain is not depicted in the anime episode.

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 前話回想 Zenwa Kaisō Previous Story Recollection Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
3 脅迫 (パート2) Kyōhaku (Pāto 2) Threat (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
4 悪のテーマ (パート2) Aku no Tēma (Pāto 2) Theme of Evil (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
5 犯人のアジト (忍び込みver.) Hannin no Ajito (Shinobikomi ver.) The Culprit's Hideout (Creeping In ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
6 犯人のアジト Hannin no Ajito The Culprit's Hideout Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
7 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
8 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
9 沈む夕陽 Shizumu Yūhi Depressing Sunset Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
10 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
11 絶体絶命 Zettai Zetsumei A Desperate Situation Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
13 のんびり気分 Nonbiri Kibun Carefree Feeling Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1


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