Episode 16
TV Episode 16
Title: The Antique Collector Murder Case
Japanese title: 骨董品コレクター殺人事件

(Kottōhin Korekutā Satsujin Jiken)

Broadcast rating: 12.3%
Remastered rating: 5.6%
Manga case: #15
Original airdate: May 20, 1996
Season: 1
Manga source: Volume 6: Files 2-5 (052-055)
Cast: Conan Edogawa

Kogoro Mouri
Ran Mouri
Inspector Megure

Case solved by: Kogoro Mouri (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: Drawer marks
Director: Kenji Kodama
Screenplay: Yasushi Hirano
Storyboard: Hirohito Ochi
Episode director: Hirohito Ochi
Animation director: Haruo Ogawara
Opening song: Mune ga Dokidoki
Closing song: STEP BY STEP
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Situation Edit


EP16 Case

Location: Maru household
Victim: Denjiro Maru
Age: 51 Years old
Cause of death: Stab wound
Suspects: Ikuya Hatano, Yuji Suwa, and Makoto Akutsu
Denjiro Maru, an antique collector, asks Kogoro to investigate his wife's affair. Denjiro is later found pinned to a wall with a katana. The crime scene has been shredded with a sword and clues point to different people who had scheduled meetings with the collector.

People Edit

Resolution Edit

  • Conclusion

Using his gadgets to use Kogoro, Conan reveals that the killer is Yuji Suwa.

While Suwa was fiddling with the answering machine to prove he wasn't the killer, with the last of his strength, Denjiro wrote Suwa's name on the drawers for a dying message to prove he was the killer. When Suwa noticed this, he shuffled the drawers then added a few more markings so it couldn't be recognized, and marked the rest of the room so it wouldn't stand out, to erased a dying message from the police's eyes.

Suwa then charged at Kogoro with a sword to kill him, but stopped just when the sword was about to hit deep into Kogoro's head. Suwa claims Kogoro must be very brave to just stay still in the face of death. After Suwa was arrested however, Kogoro finally wakes up and notices a tiny drip of blood on his head and freaks out.

  • Motive

Suwa's family had an antique sword that was passed down from generation to generation, but Denjiro sold it. Suwa couldn't control his anger that Denjiro sold his family heirloom, so he gave him the kill.

Manga to anime changesEdit

Main article: List of differences between the manga and anime

  • In the manga, Denjiro is shouting a couple times for someone to greet the visitor at the door before realizing he gave the staff time off and sent them out due to having a detective over. Kogoro asks if his wife was told to leave as well with Denjiro mentioning that she left at noon for a Koto lesson, though he's disbelieving due to the photo. Afterwards, he leaves to greet his visitor while mentally cursing Ineko. In the anime, Denjiro simply calls for someone to answer the door once before realizing that his staff is out and simply goes to greet the visitor.

BGM listingEdit

# Song Title Romaji Translation OST
1 胸がドキドキ Mune ga Dokidoki The Pounding of My Heart Mune ga Dokidoki
2 脅迫 (パート2) Kyōhaku (Pāto 2) Threat (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
3 事件現場 (謎ver.) Jiken Genba (Nazo ver.) Scene of the Case (Mystery 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 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
6 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
7 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
8 沈む夕陽 Shizumu Yūhi Depressing Sunset Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
9 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
10 それいけコナン (哀愁ヴァージョン) Soreike Konan (Aishū Vājon) Let's Go Conan (Sorrow Version) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 1
11 (Unreleased BGM 3)
13 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


See alsoEdit


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