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Episode 5
TV Episode 5
Information
Title: The Shinkansen's Bomb Case
Japanese title: 新幹線大爆破事件

(Shinkansen Dai Bakuha Jiken)

Broadcast rating: 13.4%
Remastered rating: 7.4%
Manga case: #10
Original airdate: February 5, 1996

December 3, 2016 (Remastered version)

Season: 1
Manga source: Volume 4: Files 4-6 (033-035)

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Case
Cast: Conan Edogawa

Kogoro Mouri
Ran Mouri
Detective Boys
Professor Agasa
Gin
Vodka

Case solved by: Conan Edogawa
Next Conan's Hint: Cell phone

Black handbag (Remastered version)

Staff
Director: Kenji Kodama
Screenplay: Junichi Miyashita
Storyboard: Johei Matsuura
Episode director: Johei Matsuura
Animation director: Atsushi Aono
Music
Opening song: Mune ga Dokidoki
Closing song: STEP BY STEP
Chronology
Prev episode: « The Coded Map of the City Case
Next episode: Valentine Murder Case »
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Gadgets introduced[]

Cast[]

Characters

Case[]

Situation []

(Potential) Bombing

EP5 Case

Location: Bullet train
Victim: Everyone on the bullet train
Suspects: Two men in black
Conan and Ran accompany Kogoro on the bullet train to go to Kogoro's friend's wedding when Conan overhears two men in black talking about a bomb set to go off on the train. If Conan doesn't find the briefcase with the bomb in time, everyone's life on the bullet train is in danger!

People []

Resolution []

  • Evidence
    • Conan remembers the Vodka lookalike saying "I can finally have a smoke". Conan realizes this must be because the transaction the men in black had with the person in the dining car cannot stand the smell of smoke. Therefore the person with the bomb must be in a non-smoking car of the train. According to Mitsuhiko there are eight non-smoking cars on the bullet train.
    • The Gin lookalike made a remark about how the person with the bomb is probably "looking out at the last scenic view" they will ever see. Conan and the Detective Boys realize the person with the briefcase must be in one of the two-story Green Cars. Mitsuhiko explains only one of the three Green Cars is non-smoking.
    • Conan notes that the man in glasses with the laptop is trading stocks and has a gold Rolex watch. Conan remarks the man must really be raking in money. The man in glasses shouts at Conan that he could not possibly go anywhere on the train due to the amount of work he has.
    • The woman in the Green Car has a cell phone and remarks to Conan that since the sky is clear today "you can see Mt. Fuji" from her window. The woman claims to have not visited the dining car during the trip.
    • The elderly man does not seem to hear Conan's question correctly, so Conan is unclear whether the man did or did not visit the dining car.
    • Although the brutish man with gold rimmed glasses doesn't answer Conan's question outright, it's clear the man visited the dining car because he wipes his glasses with one of the dining car napkins.
    • When the Vodka lookalike questions his partner about the bomb being timed, the Gin lookalike replies that although the bomb isn't on a timer, the bomb will definitely go off when the person with the briefcase unknowingly triggers the detonation button. Conan realizes this means the explosion will be set off by the passenger's "reaction to something".
  • Conclusion

After ruling out the brutish man Conan knows went to the dining car (the briefcase was full of underwear), Conan realizes one of the passengers he spoke to said something strange.

The woman claims to have had a great view of Mt. Fuji earlier in the train ride, but it would be impossible to see Mt. Fuji from her window in the Green Car. She must have been in the dining car at the time and mistook her view from the dining car for the one back in her Green Car seat.

The woman lied about going to the dining car in order to cover up the transaction she had with the men in black.

Conan also realizes that the detonation button the Gin lookalike referred to is when the woman dials a specific telephone number on her cell phone.

The woman manages to dial the number on her cell phone at 3:10 PM, but thankfully Conan manages to use the Power-Enhancing Kick Shoes to kick the briefcase out of the train just before it exploded.

  • Motive

The woman's motive for making a deal with the men in black was to gain "inside information on the trading market" in exchange for 100 million yen.

The men in black's motive for planting the bomb of course was to kill off the woman and cover their tracks while getting away with a hefty amount of money.

Remastered version[]

A remastered version of this case was aired on December 3, 2016.

Manga to anime changes[]

Gin and Vodka on a train

Conan meets Gin and Vodka

Main article: List of differences between the manga and anime

  • In the manga, the two men in black are in fact Gin and Vodka. It is here that Conan first learns of their codenames.
  • Genta, Ayumi and Mitsuhiko didn't appear in the manga version of the story. Thus, it's Ran who deposits the gum that Conan uses.
  • The manga version ends with Conan reflecting on the knowledge he learned about the two men in black. Ran's questioning of his true identity doesn't occur here, but in The Coded Map of the City Case (which follows the story in the manga rather than preceding it).

Manga[]

  • The Viz Media version of Volume 4 has Gin and Vodka's codenames being revealed as Kaspar and Melkior. Though later Viz produced volumes later revert to their usual names, this prompted modification to the English Manga version of "Game Company Murder Case".

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 沈む夕陽 Shizumu Yūhi Depressing Sunset Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
4 脅迫 (パート1) Kyōhaku (Pāto 1) Threat (Part 1) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
5 (Unreleased BGM 2)
6 悪のテーマ (パート1) Aku no Tēma (Pāto 1) Theme of Evil (Part 1) 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 悪のテーマ (パート3) Aku no Tēma (Pāto 3) Theme of Evil (Part 3) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
9 緊迫 Kinpaku Tension 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 絶体絶命 Zettai Zetsumei A Desperate Situation Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
12 名探偵コナン・メインテーマ Meitantei Konan・Mein Tēma Detective Conan Main Theme Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
13 「名探偵コナン」メイン・テーマ (予告) "Meitantei Konan" Mein・Tēma (Yokoku) "Detective Conan" Main Theme (Preview) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
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 コナンの勝利 Konan no Shōri Conan's Victory Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1

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References[]

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