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Episode 10
TV Episode 10
Title: Pro Soccer Player Blackmail Case
Japanese title: プロサッカー選手脅迫事件

(Puro Sakkā Senshu Kyōhaku Jiken)

Broadcast rating: 13.7%
Remastered rating: 8.4%
Manga case: #19
Original airdate: March 11, 1996

October 9, 2010 (Remastered version)

Season: 1
Manga source: Volume 7: File 8 (068) ~

Volume 8: File 1 (071)

Cast: Conan Edogawa

Kogoro Mouri
Ran Mouri
Detective Boys
Professor Agasa
Shinichi Kudo
Hideo Akagi
Naoki Uemura

Case solved by: Conan Edogawa
Next Conan's Hint: Video game

Hideo Akagi (Remastered version)

Director: Kenji Kodama
Screenplay: Toshiki Inoue
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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Characters introduced[]

Gadgets introduced[]




Voice-Changing Bowtie Voice-Changing Bowtie


Situation []

Missing Person

A Photo of Shinichi EP10

Location: Akagi household
Victim: Shinichi Kudo?!
Suspects: Unknown
A girl named Ryoko Akagi came to the Mouri Detective Agency asking for help to find her boyfriend who suddenly disappeared. The alleged 'boyfriend' in the photo is Shinichi!

Meanwhile, in the Sunday Cup Finals, Tokyo Spirits' star soccer player, Hideo Akagi, misses easy shots seemingly on purpose.

People []

Resolution []

  • Evidence
    • There were marks on the front door lock of the Akagis' house indicating a forced entry.
    • The shoe rack contained men's and children's shoes only.
    • The way Ryoko rummaged through the cupboards was as if she didn't know where the utensils were.
    • One of the rooms was trashed. A picture of a man and a boy confirmed that its occupant was a child named Mamoru Akagi and a man.
    • The man who was with Mamoru in the picture was Hideo Akagi, the professional soccer player whom Ryoko was watching on TV.
  • Conclusion

Conan knew that something was up because he didn't really know Ryoko. With the clues at hand, Conan pieced things together.

He immediately called Ryoko as Shinichi using the Voice-Changing Bowtie and the Portable Bento Box Fax. He confirmed that Mamoru was kidnapped. Mamoru was Hideo's little brother whom Hideo has been taking care of since their parents died two years ago. Hideo was ordered by the kidnapper to throw the game. Threatened that Mamoru would be hurt if the police was involved, Mamoru's babysitter Ryoko decided to pose as Shinichi's girlfriend to rope him into helping her find Mamoru before he's actually hurt.

When Ryoko came over to make breakfast, she found a letter left by the kidnapper and another which the kidnapper apparently made Mamoru wrote. Ryoko faxed Conan a ripped letter with the words: "Brother, resurrect me."

While trying to find more clues in Mamoru's room, Conan thought that it was just too messed up, even if the child retaliated. With further investigation, Conan found an empty game box called Onimaru Quest - a game where the hero has to be 'resurrected'. The main character in that game was named Mamoru. Another character in the game was named Naoki. Uemura Naoki was a soccer player who joined the Tokyo Spirits a year ago. He was also Hideo's good friend who lives nearby.

Conan deduced that Mamoru was with Naoki Uemura and that it was just made to look like it was a case of kidnapping. The note that Mamoru left must have been a part of the whole saying that he was going to Naoki's to have his character revived.

Conan, Ran and Ryoko rushed to Naoki's place and sure enough, they found Mamoru there unharmed. After everything was cleared up, Ran tried to find Shinichi since she thinks he's nearby, and Conan has to pull a trick with Agasa's help to make her believe he *is* there but cannot stay any longer.

  • Motive

Naoki envied Hideo because even though their skills were pretty much the same, Hideo was still more popular than he was. He came close to surpassing Hideo, but during one of their practices, Hideo accidentally but gravelly injured his leg. Naoki thought that it was done on purpose so he wouldn't be able to play.

Naoki didn't plan to hurt Mamoru. He would send Mamoru home after the soccer finals and then disappear after getting back at Hideo. When he hears Hideo dedicate his goals of the night to him (without knowing that he was the kidnapper), however, Naoki realised that Hideo cherished him, and was brought to tears.

Remastered version[]

A remastered version of this case was aired on October 9, 2010.

Manga to anime changes[]

Main article: List of differences between the manga and anime

  • In the manga, the Detective Boys' conversation about the soccer match occurs while they are walking home from school, while the anime has them discussing it while sitting down on a park bench. Additionally, the scene in the manga ends on Conan reflecting how he'd be playing soccer on his high school fields in not for the men in black poisoning him, with a brief background appearance by Gin and Vodka.
  • In the manga, the story ends with a narrative exposition of Conan mentioning that it took three days before Ran accepted Ryoko's explanation of Shinichi's presence. The anime ended with the narration following the discussion in question back at the Detective Agency.

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 毛利小五郎のテーマ (ファンキーver.) Mōri Kogorō no Tēma (Fankii ver.) Kogoro Mouri's Theme (Funky ver.) 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 悪のテーマ (パート2) Aku no Tēma (Pāto 2) Theme of Evil (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
6 犯人のアジト (いよいよver.) Hannin no Ajito (Iyoiyo ver.) The Culprit's Hideout (More and More ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
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 緊迫 Kinpaku Tension Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
9 沈む夕陽 Shizumu Yūhi Depressing Sunset Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
10 (Unreleased BGM 2)
11 脅迫 (パート2) Kyōhaku (Pāto 2) Threat (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
12 対決のテーマ Taiketsu no Tēma Showdown Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
13 コナンの夢 (夕暮れver.) Konan no Yume (Yūgure ver.) Conan's Dream (Twilight ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
14 (Unreleased BGM 2)
15 蘭のテーマ(涙ver.) Ran no Tēma (Namida ver.) Ran's Theme (Tearful ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
17 それいけコナン (ミディアム・テンポver.) Soreike Konan (Midiamu・Tenpo ver.) Let's Go Conan (Medium Tempo ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2


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