The Raven Chaser is the 13th movie in the Detective Conan franchise. It was released in Japan on April 18, 2009.
A man driving down a hillside road suddenly realizes that his car's brakes don't work. Traveling at a high speed, the Alfa romeo Brera crashes into a toll station. The man dies but leaves a mysterious dying message: "Tanabata kyo.”
A mysterious Mahjong tile next to the body links this case to six other homicide cases in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Nagano, and other places in Japan. Because of the Mahjong tiles left beside each victim, the police conclude that the same person or organization committed these large-scale murders. The police of prefectures across Japan unite to find the murderer.
|First Murder (Past)|
|Second Murder (Past)|
|Third Murder (Past)|
|Fourth Murder (Past)|
|Fifth Murder (Past)|
After a police conference about this case, Conan discovers a police officer walking out of the building and entering a black Porsche. He concludes that a Black Organization member is disguised as a police officer and has infiltrated the meeting. Conan is left wondering which officer is the fake and what interest the Black Organization has in the case.
On the day of Tanabata, Conan corners Vermouth in the underground parking lot of a shopping mall and interrogates her. She says that the Black Organization needs a memory chip and has a new member, "Irish."
Conan employs the help of Heiji Hattori and tries to solve the serial murder case by following the dying message lead. He and Heiji find out that two years ago, there was a fire accident in a hotel in Kyoto, and a young woman named Nanako Honjou died. The elevator could only hold seven, but eight people needed to escape. Nanako wasn't on the last elevator and couldn't escape. Conan tracks down her neighbor, Shun Sawamura, and asks him some questions.
|Burned Hotel - Accident (Past)|
Conan finds out that Nanako and her boyfriend, Kosuke Mizutani, often went star gazing together. Conan realizes that the crime scenes are ordered like the star constellation Ursa Major, making the last crime scene the Tohto Tower. The police also figure out the pattern of the crime scenes and leave for Tohto Tower.
On the way, Detective Sato and Takagi make a detour to Beika Woods after receiving a call from Professor Agasa. The Detective Boys find Matsumoto inside a small house in the woods.
When the police arrive at a deserted Tokyo Tower, Conan sneaks past them and confronts Mizutani, who confesses to the crimes and intends to commit suicide by poison. Mizutani thought one of the seven must have pushed Nanako out of the elevator during the hotel fire, but Nanako's brother, Kazuki Honjou, who was one of the seven in the elevator, shows up and testifies that she voluntarily stepped out. Conan reveals that the real murderer is Kazuki Honjou and not Mizutani because Mizutani would never commit murder to stain the memory of Nanako and his precious stars. However, Kazuki, obsessively fond of his younger sister, decided after her death to take revenge on all those who "took her away from him", including Mizutani.
To this purpose, Kazuki tricked Mizutani to become a scapegoat by persuading him to take the blame for the revenge murders. The mahjong stones left at the murder scenes were deliberate clues to point the police investigation into Mizutani's direction, with the final stone pinpointing the location of Tokyo Tower - a fact which both Conan and Kogoro have managed to deduce.
Kazuki threatens Conan and Mizutani with a knife; but then Matsumoto interferes and incapacitates Kazuki. Conan, however, realizes that Superintendent Matsumoto is Irish in perfect disguise. Irish claims that he doesn't want to kill Conan. He says he knows Conan's true identity but didn't tell anyone because he hates the Black Organization for killing his friend, Pisco. Conan wants the memory chip, but Irish refuses to hand it over.
Soon Ran arrives at Tokyo Tower and finds Irish, who is still disguised as Matsumoto. She makes some good karate hits, but a kick to his face tore off part of his mask, thus surprising her. Irish uses this to his advantage and overpowers Ran.
Irish and Conan move outside near the top, and a helicopter with Gin, Vodka, Korn, and Chianti arrives. Irish shows them the chip, and Gin orders Chianti to shoot Irish and the chip. Seriously injured by the bullet, Irish is barely alive. Conan tries to drag him to safety, but Gin notices Conan and tries to shoot him. Irish protects Conan and dies.
The Black Organization attacks Conan with a machine gun, damaging the upper levels of the Tokyo Tower. Cornered at the top, Conan escapes by attaching his expanding suspenders to a light to act as a bungee to jump off the tower. The light then slingshots back at the Black Organization's helicopter, damaging the engine. The Black Organization manages to fly away, but the helicopter crashes soon after.
When Conan is walking with Haibara through the woods to a boarded up house talking about the case, Conan mentions that Irish died before he told Conan where Matsumoto is and thanks to the Detective Boys that Matsumoto was found. Conan remembers Irish's last words: "Kudo Shinichi... Keep... Coming After Us.." , before he replies in his mind that he will do what Irish wanted until the day he destroyed them, meaning he's got another reason to fight the Black Organization.
Identity of the Black Organization NOCEdit
The seven people who were killed and the items stolen are listed in the police report as:
- Shuuhei Jinno (43) Tohto University Assistant Professor who lived in Matsumoto City. His item's text is partially visible (ぺン), and appears to be the pendant (ペンダント pendanto?).
- Shizuko Kaga (54) Restaurant Maître d' who lived in Kamakura and had the small pouch (巾着 kinchaku?), usually depicted as drawstring bags.
- Masaaki Okakura (32) Parliamentary Secretary who lived in Tokorozawa and had the keepsake (お守り袋 omamori bukuro (lit. charm bag)?)
- Azusa Kitajima (31) Statutory Employee who lived in Kawasaki and had the compact case (コンパクトケス konpakuto kesu?)
- Kozo Zaitsu (61) Bike shop owner who lived in Numazu and is listed as having a guitar accessory (ギターのアクセサリー gitaa no akusesari?) taken, but this item is read aloud as a "bike keyholder" by Takagi.
- Tsutomu Ryuzaki (28) Estate Entrepreneur who lived in Odawara. The text of his item is not visible but by elimination is the mascot doll (マスコットの人形 masukotto no ningyou?).
- Sumire Shindo (34) Abstract painter who lived in Hachioji whose stolen item was a tube of red paint.
The items Irish dumped out on the table were a pendant on a chain (Shuuhei Jinno), a small flower print bag tied at the top (Shizuko Kaga), a purple omamori (Masaaki Okakura), a black compact (Azusa Kitajima), a small brown snap bag (probably Kozo Zaitsu), and a small tube of paint (Sumire Shindo). It is unclear why the mascot doll was not included. The Black Organization's memory card was found in the charm bag, implying the Black Organization NOC was the third victim, the Parliamentary Secretary Masaaki Okakura.
- This is the last Detective Conan movie of the 2000s.
- In the introduction, there is a brief scene showing Gin and Vodka confronting Akemi Miyano in a flashback. In this flashback, Gin was using his right hand to hold the gun as he had in the episode this scene was referring to, though it is known Gin is left-handed. This is the only other time Gin has been mistakenly portrayed as right-handed.
- As a tradition started with the Full Score of Fear and continued with all subsequent movies, there is a Magic File that ties into the plot of the Raven Chaser.
- 'The Raven Chaser' is the fifth highest grossing film in the Detective Conan franchise grossing more than 3.5 billion yen.
|Detective Conan Movies|
|Movies||Movie 01: The Time-Bombed Skyscraper • Movie 02: The Fourteenth Target • Movie 03: The Last Wizard of the Century • Movie 04: Captured in Her Eyes • Movie 05: Countdown to Heaven • Movie 06: The Phantom of Baker Street • Movie 07: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital • Movie 08: Magician of the Silver Sky • Movie 09: Strategy Above the Depths • Movie 10: The Private Eyes' Requiem • Movie 11: Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure • Movie 12: Full Score of Fear • Movie 13: The Raven Chaser • Movie 14: The Lost Ship in the Sky • Movie 15: Quarter of Silence • Movie 16: The Eleventh Striker • Movie 17: Private Eye in the Distant Sea • Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie (crossover) • Movie 18: Dimensional Sniper • Movie 19: Sunflowers of Inferno • Movie 20: The Darkest Nightmare • Movie 21: The Crimson Love Letter|
|Related Cases||16 Suspects!? • Conan, Heiji, and the Vanished Boy • Time Travel of the Silver Sky • Follow the Vanished Diamond! Conan & Heiji vs. Kid! • A Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs. Conan and the Detective Boys • Magic File 2: Shinichi Kudo, The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Lab • Lupin III vs. Detective Conan (crossover) • Magic File 3: Shinichi and Ran, Memories of Mahjong Tiles and Tanabata • Magic File 4: The Osaka Okonomiyaki Odyssey • Magic File 5: Niigata~Tokyo Souvenir Capriccio • Magic File 6: Flower of Fantasista • The Missing Sweets in the Old Shop • The Coded Invitation • Promise with a J-Leaguer • Munch's Missing Scream • The Shadow Approaching Amuro|
|High Ranking||The Boss • Rum • Gin • Vermouth|
|Other Agents||Vodka • Kir (undercover) • Chianti • Korn • Bourbon (undercover)|
|Deceased Agents||Akemi Miyano • Tequila • Pisco • Atsushi Miyano • Elena Miyano • Calvados • Rikumichi Kusuda • Ethan Hondou (undercover) • Scotch (undercover)|
|Former Agents||Shiho Miyano/Sherry (Ai Haibara) • Shuichi Akai/Dai Moroboshi/Rye (undercover) • Ki'ichiro Numabuchi|
|Extended canon||Yoshiaki Hara (movie only) • Irish (movie only) • Masaaki Okakura (movie only) • Arrack (special manga only) • Generic (special manga only) • Blackbeard (special manga only) • Antonio Gomez (shogakukan learning series only) • Kate Lauren (playstation only) • Curaçao (movie only) • Stout (movie only) • Aquavit (movie only) • Riesling (movie only)|
|Related Articles||Black Organization timeline • APTX 4869 • Nanatsu no Ko • Scar Akai • List of Black Organization related characters • Vermouth timeline • Suguru Itakura • Kohji Haneda case|
|Manga||Roller Coaster Murder Case • ¥1,000,000,000 Robbery • Bullet-Train Bombing • Game Convention Case • Missing Older Brother Case • Murdered Professor Case • Hotel Party Murder Case • Bus Hijacking Case • Escalator Message Case • Golden Apple Case • Footsteps of Darkness • Meeting with Vodka • Four Porsches Case • Bathroom Murder Case • Halloween Party Case • Black Organization vs. FBI • Mysterious Job Case • Kir Transport Case • Foreign Suspect Case • Department Store Bomber Case • Online Client • Mystery Train • Tennis Meetup • A Shrine to Remember • Elementary Teacher Assault • Scarlet Showdown • Soul Detective Murder Case • A song named ASACA|
|Anime||Roller Coaster Murder Case • Game Company Murder Case • The Black Organization: One Billion Yen Robbery Case • The Girl from the Black Organization and the University Professor Murder Case • Reunion with the Black Organization • The Mysterious Passenger • The Secret Rushed Omission • Shinichi Kudo's New York Case • On the Trail of a Silent Witness • Contact with the Black Organization • The Four Porsches • Hidden Bathroom Secret • Head-to-Head Match with the Black Organization: A Dual Mystery on a Full Moon Night • Black Impact! The Moment the Black Organization Reaches Out • The Shadow of the Black Organization • Clash of Red and Black • The Crisis Beckoned by the Red Omen • Detectives' Nocturne • The Jet-Black Mystery Train • Conan in a Locked Room • Jodie's Memories and the Cherry Blossom Viewing Trap • The Scarlet Return • The Shadow Approaching Amuro (TV original) • The Unfriendly Girls Band|
|Movies and Specials||Countdown to Heaven • Time Travel of the Silver Sky • Black History • The Raven Chaser • Shinichi Kudo Returns! Confrontation with the Black Organization • The Darkest Nightmare|
|Special Manga||The Wish Put on the Airship • The Black Organization...Revealed • Protect the Luxury Liner from the Virus|
|Playstation||Foreign country building Town Murder case|
|Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department||Juzo Megure • Wataru Takagi • Miwako Sato • Ninzaburo Shiratori • Yumi Miyamoto • Kazunobu Chiba • Naeko Miike • Ginzo Nakamori • Shintaro Chaki • Inspector Yuminaga • Kiyonaga Matsumoto • Hyoue Kuroda • Inspector Momose • Chosuke Takagi (Tottori) • Jinpei Matsuda (deceased) • Wataru Date (deceased) • Masayoshi Sato (deceased) • Officer Tome • Toshiro Odagiri • Detective Kobayashi • Superintendent General Hakuba • Scotch (deceased) • Manabu Fujimaki • Detective Takigawa • Detective Nakamura • Detective Fukui • Detective Kawanaka • Detective Saitoh • Detective Horita • Detective Takano • Detective Sogawa • Detective Okumura • Detective Sugita • Detective Ida • Detective Hirota|
|Osaka Prefectural Police||Heizo Hattori • Ginshiro Toyama • Goro Otaki|
|Nagano Prefectural Police||Kansuke Yamato • Yui Uehara • Taka'aki Morofushi (Komei)|
|Kyoto Prefectural Police||Fumimaro Ayanokoji • Detective Kurumazaki|
|Other Prefectures||Sango Yokomizo (Izu & Shizuoka) • Misao Yamamura (Gunma) • Jugo Yokomizo (Kanagawa) • Tsuyoshi Shikatsuno (Nara)|
|NPA Security Bureau||Rei Furuya • Yuya Kazami|
|Primary Tokyo MPD Cases||Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story One • MPD Two • MPD Three • Megure's Sealed Secret • Shinkansen Transport Case • MPD Four • Serial Bomber • MPD Five • MPD Six • Jewelry Robbery • MPD Seven • Fake Wedding • MPD Eight • Hammer Man • The Scar that Evokes the Past • Inspector Shiratori, Memories of the Cherry Blossom • Kobayashi-sensei's Love • A Video Letter of First Love • Co-Investigating with a First Love • The Life-Threatening Broadcast of Love • The Ex-Boyfriend Living Next to a Crime Scene • MDP Nine • Taiko Meijin's Match of Love|
|Other Significant Police Cases||The Osaka Double Mystery (Osaka) • Festival Dolls Dyed in the Setting Sun (Tokyo-Theft) • The Red Horse Among The Flames (Tokyo Arson) • Furinkazan (Nagano) • A Dangerous Party of Two & The Mansion of Death and the Red Wall (Nagano) • Heiji Hattori and the Vampire Mansion (Osaka) • The Scarlet Return (NPA) • The Darkness of the Prefectural Police (Nagano NPA) • A song named ASACA (PSB NPA) • Captured in Her Eyes (Tokyo) • Crossroad in the Ancient Capital (Kyoto) • The Raven Chaser (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Nagano, Kyoto, and Chiba)|
|Related Pages||Police Organization • Law Enforcement • Minor Law Enforcement • Tokyo Metropolitan Police • PSB • FBI • CIA • Tokyo Fire Department|