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The ninth season of the Case Closed anime was directed by Kenji Kodama and Yasuichiro Yamamoto and produced by TMS Entertainment and Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation.[1] The series is based on Gosho Aoyama's Case Closed manga series. In Japan, the series is titled Meitantei Conan (名探偵 コナン?, Detective Conan) but was changed due to legal issues with the title Detective Conan.[2] The episodes' plot follows Conan Edogawa's daily adventures.

The episodes use five pieces of theme music: two opening themes and three closing themes. The first opening theme is "Koi wa Suriru, Shokku, Sasupensu" (恋はスリル,ショック,サスペンス?, lit. "Love is Thrill, Shock, Suspense") by Rina Aiuchi until episode 230.[3] The second opening theme is "Destiny" by Miki Matsuhashi for the rest of the season. The first ending theme is "Start in my Life" by Mai Kuraki until episode 232.[3] The second ending theme is "Always" also by Mai Kuraki until episode 247. The third ending theme is "Aoi Aoi Kono Chikyuu ni " (青い青いこの地球に?, lit. "The Blue Blue Earth") by Azumi Uehara and is used for the rest of the season.

The season initially ran from January 15, 2001 through October 22, 2001 on Nippon Television Network System in Japan.[3] Episodes 220 to 254 were later collected into nine DVD compilations by Shogakukan. They were released between December 25, 2002 and August 25, 2003 in Japan.[4]


Episode list

EP# Title Original Airdate
220 The Client Full of Lies (Part 1)
"Itsuwari Darake no Irainin (Zenpen)" (偽りだらけの依頼人(前編))
January 15, 2001 ʁ
A woman named Ikenami Shizuka asks Kogoro to help find a man named Shirou Shabata so she could retrieve an old photograph; Conan realizes that the Ikenami is lying to Kogoro when she introduces herself for unknown reasons. Realizing that Shirou was skilled with kendo Conan assumes that his name would show up in past kendo competitions. After finding an address, they enter Shirou's apartment and find out Shirou has been murdered. Shirou's right hand contains the photograph Ikenami is searching for and makes her the prime suspect to the murder.
221 The Client Full of Lies (Part 2)
"Itsuwari Darake no Irainin (Kōhen)" (偽りだらけの依頼人(後編))
January 22, 2001 ʁ
After a thorough investigation, Conan tranquilizes Kogoro and reveals the culprit to be Shirou's wife, Kyouko Shabata. Conan reveals that the photograph was used to hide the Shirou's real dying message, his wedding ring covered in blood in his right hand. Conan reveals that Kyouko falsified Shirou's time of death by placing the morning newspaper by Shirou's late night snack to pretend it was breakfast and by using a timed videocassette recorder to record a show. Kyouko confesses and reveals that Shirou was gambling them into debt and she was forced to kill him. She attempts to kill herself but is stopped by Ikenami. Heiji and Kazuha arrive and reveal that Ikenami is actually Heiji's mother. Ikenami confesses and tells Kogoro that she wanted to see what kind of person he was since Heiji was injured the last time he stayed over.
222 And There Were No Mermaids (The Murder)
"Soshite Ningyou wa Inakunatta (Jikenhen)" (そして人魚はいなくなった(事件編))
January 29, 2001 ʁ
Conan along with Heiji, Ran, and Mouri visit the Isle of Mermaids looking for Saori, who had sent a letter to Heiji and Mouri asking them to save her from being killed by a mermaid, but when they try to look for her she has been reported missing. Every year on this island a festival is held were 3 locals win the Dungong Arrow that is said to wield immortality to its carrier. The festival is brought to a disastrous end when one of the winners is found dead hanging down the waterfall.
223 And There Were No Mermaids (The Deduction)
"Soshite Ningyou wa Inakunatta (Suirihen)" (そして人魚はいなくなった(推理編))
February 5, 2001 ʁ
Conan and Heiji investigate the area and history of Mermaids Grave, a forest on mermaid island. They learn that an elder who is over 130 years old is a holder of the arrow and the head of the festival. While investigating two more murders occur. Conan reveals to Heiji he knows who the murderer is and to meet him later, but later he and Kazuha fall off a cliff.
224 And There Were No Mermaids (The Resolution)
"Soshite Ningyou wa Inakunatta (Kaiketsuhen)" (そして人魚はいなくなった(解決編))
February 12, 2001 ʁ
Conan reveals that the murderer is the elder. He reveals that the elder were people who dressed up as her to continue the story of the arrow. Heiji and Kazuha arrive at the house in time to confirm the story. The culprit reveals that her mother was the previous elder who were killed by the three victims. She continued the elder story for her mother, but finds out the whole town knew she was the elder and that her mother was the mermaid's corpse. All the town people bow their heads and apologize for not telling her sooner as she cries due to her guilt.
225 The Secret of the High Sales
"Shoubai Hanjou no Himitsu" (商売繁盛のヒミツ)
February 19, 2001 ʁ
A boy named Rintaro asks the Detective Boys to investigate on a strange man named Yuuji Kamekura. Rintaro explains that Yuuji appeared one day at his family restaurant claiming he owes Rintaro's grandfather a favor and would like to work at the restaurant. Yuuji soon after begins living with the family and helps them improve the restaurant to the point the family are constantly busy with the costumers. The Detective Boys investigate and all but Conan are convinced Yuuji is planning to dig a tunnel into a store to steal merchandise. The Detective Boys learn from a manager of a jewelry store that a robbery occurred five years ago and the thief was never caught. The Detective Boys deduce that Yuuji plans to dig up the jewels he buried five years ago from the robbery under the restaurant which was under construction five years ago. Conan denies the absurd deduction but gives in when Haibara tells him Yuuji is a very simple person unlike previous criminals. The Detective Boys manage to catch Yuuji digging up for jewels and call the police, convicting him of his robbery five years ago.
226 The Battle Game Trap (Part 1)
"Batoru Geemu no Wana (Zenpen)" (バトルゲームの罠(前編))
February 26, 2001 ʁ
Sonoko, Ran, and Conan are at the arcade where they meet their High School English teacher, Jodie Saintemillion who is an avid gamer. Jodie introduces Ran to a virtual reality fighting game which uses mechanics to simulate a real fight. Ran loses to a gamer named Kengo Bitou who taunts her in her lost. Bitou plays the game again his rival, Takayasu Shimizu; The battle is projected on a large screen. Bitou's avatar overwhelms Shimizu's but stops at the climax of the match. The people in the arcade realize Bitou is dead and the police are called in. The police investigate; after reviewing the security camera's footage, they limit the suspects down to four people, a middle aged man, an employee, Shimizu, and Jodie.
227 The Battle Game Trap (Part 2)
"Batoru Geemu no Wana (Kōhen)" (バトルゲームの罠(後編))
March 5, 2001 ʁ
The autopsy reveals the poison to be Tetrodotoxin; a poison that causes instant paralysis and death soon after. Conan investigates and learns the method and the culprit who murdered Bitou. He tranquilizes Sonoko and impersonates her; declaring Shimizu to be the murderer. Conan reveals that Shimizu was the one playing Bitou's avatar in order disguise the fact Bitou was already dead. As for the weapon, Conan explains Shimizu hid a needle inside a cigarette, put gum around it, wrapped it around paper and had it stuck to the employee's shoes. As certain evidence, Conan reveals that a coin with Shimizu's fingerprint should be found in Bitou's arcade machine. Shimizu confesses revealing Bitou's gambling and debt caused his sister to develop Vitamin A deficiency and resulting in her blindness. As Sonoko, Ran, and Jodie leave the arcade, their discussion leads to Shinichi whom Jodie dubs as Cool Guy; She says goodbye whilst calling Conan Cool Guy and leaves. That night, Jodie calls an unknown person discussing how her target, the Rotten Apple has changed appearance.
228 The Murderous Pottery Class (Part 1)
"Satsui no Dougei Kyoushitsu (Zenpen)" (殺意の陶芸教室(前編))
March 12, 2001 ʁ
Ran, Sonoko, and Conan attend a pottery class when a man is strangled to death with a necktie and found in a closet. Conan knows who the culprit is and tries to find evidence to prove it was him.
229 The Murderous Pottery Class (Part 2)
"Satsui no Dougei Kyoushitsu (Kōhen)" (殺意の陶芸教室(後編))
March 19, 2001 ʁ
Conan uses Sonoko to reveal the culprit and tie him to the crime.
230 The Mysterious Passenger (Part 1)
"Nazo-meita Joukyaku (Zenpen)" (謎めいた乗客(前編))
April 16, 2001 ʁ
Gin and Vodka are at a bar discussing their plans with the Black Organization member, Vermouth to capture Sherry. Conan and the Detective Boys are taking the transit bus to a ski resort where they meet Araide and Jodie aboard the bus. Haibara is able to sense that Vermouth is on the bus and hides herself to prevent her from being found. Soon after, the bus is hi-jacked by two armed men who uses the passengers as hostages and demands the city to release their boss. Conan attempts to search for a way to apprehend the men but is caught every time causing him to realize that one of the three passengers in the back seat is an accomplice of the armed men and is somehow informing them when of the passenger's behavior. Conan investigates the ski bags the robbers placed in the center of the bus and realizes they contain explosives.
231 The Mysterious Passenger (Part 2)
"Nazo-meita Joukyaku (Kōhen)" (謎めいた乗客(後編))
April 23, 2001 ʁ
Conan figures out who the accomplice is. When the bus enters a tunnel, the armed men force Araide and a passenger named Akai Shuichi to wear the ski gear the hijackers were wearing. The hijackers then use Miharu Tomino, a woman chewing gum as a hostage and proceed to leave the bus. Conan reveals that the woman is an accomplice of theirs and that they plan to detonate the bombs in the ski bags once they are off the bus. The Detective Boys are able to inform the driver to stop suddenly which allows Conan to apprehend the criminals. Tomino accidentally activates the bomb giving them a few minutes before it detonates. The passengers leave the bus but Haibara remains seated in the bus as she plans to die in the explosion and subsequently prevent the Black Organization from finding her and harming those around her. Conan rushes back in the bus, grabs Haibara, and escape through the back window of the bus before the explosion occurs. Conan has Takagi take Haibara to the hospital in order to hide her from the Black Organization member. Later, Akai Shuichi is seen reporting to an unknown person and informing them that the target has not appeared.
232 The Apartment Degradation Case
"Manshon Tenraku Jiken" (マンション転落事件)
May 7, 2001 ʁ
Mouri Kougoro accepts a case to help to find out who has been sending threatening phone calls and letters. On the way to the man's apartment with his friend, Mouri and Conan witness the man fall to his death. Conan finds out who the culprit is and solves the case.
233 The Evidence That Didn't Disappear (Part 1)
"Kienakatta Shouko (Zenpen)" (消えなかった証拠(前編))
May 14, 2001 ʁ
Agasa takes the Detective Boys to a neighbor who is giving away his belongings before moving to England. While there Teruya Kanou's, the neighbor, Papillon is missing when the longcase clock strikes twelve and chimes twelve times. When Doyle's, the Papillon, collar is found inside an incinerator and the backdoor opens, Conan realizes that a culprit attempted to falsify the scene to give the impression Doyle ran away when in fact the culprit is hiding Doyle in the House to steal him afterward. Shino Hasuki's shoes are found near the crime scene and she is suspected of being the culprit.
234 The Evidence That Didn't Disappear (Part 2)
"Kienakatta Shouko (Kōhen)" (消えなかった証拠(後編))
May 21, 2001 ʁ
Conan notices that there is glass wool in the incinerator and realizes who the culprit is. After gathering the guests, Conan reveals that the grandfather clock did not chime since the culprit changed the time on it and reveals that the culprit used the stereo to simulate the chimes. Doyle chased after the chime and is lured to the back of the stereo with food containing sleeping pills. Conan reveals that the culprit was after the jewellery on Doyle's collar which is worth a fortune. He reveals that the culprit is Yoshio Tsunashima; Tsunashima had reserved a small pendulum clock which was becoming slower by a minute per hour, meaning something was weighting down the pendulum which was revealed to be Doyle's collar. Tsunashima confesses to his crime and reveals he needed the money to continue to support the abandoned dogs he kept taking in. Kanou decides to give the collar to Tsunashima and not push for any charges. That following evening, they find out Kanou's other dog, Arthur, was the one who was placed Hasuki's shoes elsewhere. Conan reveals that Arthur wanted to prevent Hasuki from leaving so he could be with his love Christie, Hasuki's German Shepherd. Hasuki announces that she had accepted Kanou's proposal and will be joining him in England.
235 The Locked Wine Cellar
"Misshitsu no Wain Seraa" (密室のワインセラー)
May 28, 2001 ʁ
Mouri, Ran and Conan are invited to a private party by a President of a financial business, who is known for his expensive collection and various tastes in wine. Three other guests attend and all of which have borrowed money from the president. He challenges one of the guests, a training sommelier to a tasting challenge that if he guesses all of the wines correctly he will forget his debt. As the sommelier guesses two of the wines correctly the president gets frustrated and goes to his wine cellar for a rare wine. They all realize that the president has taken too long and discover his dead body in the wine cellar which has been found locked. Fingerprints have been found on the door by two of the suspects yet Conan discovers the clues and in the end uses Mouri with the aid of Takagi and Chiba to reanact how the criminal killed the President. The criminal confesses that they killed the president because he rose the interest on their debt and they couldn't pay.
236 The Nanki Beach Mystery Tour (Part 1)
"Nanki Shirahama Misuterii Tsuaa (Zenpen)" (南紀白浜ミステリーツアー(前編))
June 4, 2001 ʁ
237 The Nanki Beach Mystery Tour (Part 2)
"Nanki Shirahama Misuterii Tsuaa (Kōhen)" (南紀白浜ミステリーツアー(後編))
June 11, 2001 ʁ
238 The 3 "K"s of Osaka Case (Part 1)
"Oosaka "Mittsu no K" Jiken (Zenpen)" (大阪“3つのK”事件(前編))
June 18, 2001 ʁ
Heiji invites Mouri, Ran, and Conan to a celebration of the opening of the 3K restaurant by three American celebrities, a boxer, a baseballer, and a soccer player who Conan admires. Conan is st Later a murder occurs and Conan is acting strangely as the three are suspects.
239 The 3 "K"s of Osaka Case (Part 2)
"Oosaka "Mittsu no K" Jiken (Kōhen)" (大阪“3つのK”事件(後編))
June 25, 2001 ʁ
Conan investigates further and finally confronts with the culprit. The culprit reveals that the victim created false rumors about him and destroyed his life. Heiji later cheers Conan up while Ran and Kazuha mention how they look like brothers.
240 The Bullet Train Transport Case (Part 1)
"Shinkansen Gosou Jiken (Zenpen)" (新幹線護送事件(前編))
July 2, 2001 ʁ
While traveling home on the Shinkansen from Osaka, Conan, Ran, and Mouri ran into Officers Sato and Takagi, who were transporting a criminal. Later, a bomb was found on the train which Officer Sato went to investigate. At that time, while she was in the bathroom with it, Officer Takagi had to take the criminal to the bathroom. And then, he apparently committed suicide but...
241 The Bullet Train Transport Case (Part 2)
"Shinkansen Gosou Jiken (Kōhen)" (新幹線護送事件(後編))
July 9, 2001 ʁ
Conan points out the suspects of who the murderer is. After investigating and finding clues, Conan reveals the culprit. He tries to escape but is stopped by Takagi and Sato.
242 Boy Genta's Misfortune
"Genta Shōnen no Sainan" (元太少年の災難)
July 16, 2001 ʁ
Genta has been acting weird at school lately. The Detective boys learn that he is being targeted by a killer. Genta tries to remember where he sees the killer. After eating ice cream, seeing the Flag of France, and looking at a store mirror, he heads to a barber shop. Afterwards the killer confronts him but Conan reveals it was a trap and that the killer is surrounded by cops.
243 Kogoro Mori's Imposter (Part 1)
"Mōri Kogoro no Nisemono (Zenpen)" (毛利小五郎のニセ者(前編))
July 23, 2001 ʁ
An imposter impersonates Mouri at a hotel. Mouri decides to play along and pretend to be someone else to confront the imposter later. Afterwards the imposter is found hanged in his closet.
244 Kogoro Mori's Imposter (Part 2)
"Mōri Kogoro no Nisemono (Kōhen)" (毛利小五郎のニセ者(後編))
July 30, 2001 ʁ
Conan reveals that it is a murder and that is relates to an incident in the past of the hotel. Afterwards, Mouri picks up girls who are his fans and gives them a ride in the car.
245 The Gun Shot in the Sunflower Building
"Himawari-kan no Juusei" (ヒマワリ館の銃声)
August 6, 2001 ʁ
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246 The Mystery in the Net (Part 1)
"Ami ni Kakatta Nazo (Zenpen)" (網にかかった謎(前編))
August 13, 2001 ʁ
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247 The Mystery in the Net (Part 2)
"Ami ni Kakatta Nazo (Kōhen)" (網にかかった謎(後編))
August 20, 2001 ʁ
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248 The Alibi of the Soothing Forest
"Iyashi no Mori no Aribai" (癒しの森のアリバイ)
August 27, 2001 ʁ
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249 The Idol Stars' Secret (Part 1)
"Aidoru-tachi no Himitsu (Zenpen)" (アイドル達の秘密(前編))
September 3, 2001 ʁ
Mouri Kougoro gets an invite for an engagement party from his favorite idol Youko-chan. Kaoru the one who is getting engaged is another star and a former member of a group they all used to be in. She is a fan of Mouri and wanted him to find out who was stalking her. Kaoru decides to take a bath. And the rest of the girl group decide to dress up and sing their old song to surprise her. Conan discovers blood leading to the door and they find her attacked. Bloody clothes are found outside which were made to make it seem like it was Kaoru's stalker but really is someone at the party.
250 The Idol Stars' Secret (Part 2)
"Aidoru-tachi no Himitsu (Kōhen)" (アイドル達の秘密(後編))
September 10, 2001 ʁ
Megure searches everyone for the murder weapon but it isn't found. Though they discover a listening device and find drawers tampered with. The hospital calls and Kaoru will make it. Meanwhile, Conan confronts the culprit who tried to kill Kaoru over a misunderstanding and overdoses on medicine to try and kill herself. But Conan saves her life. Kaoru apparently made up the rumor of the engagement to get her manager to notice her and they later become engaged.
251 The Tragedy at the OK Corral
"OK-Bokujou no Higeki" (OK牧場の悲劇)
September 17, 2001 ʁ
Because of Mouri's love of horses he takes Conan and Ran to an OK corral ranch. One of their prize winning horses gets spooked and they all go running after her. They reach the horse and Conan finds blood on her horseshoe. They then find the farrier; one who shoes the horses, murdered. They find out that the farrier, had been meeting with a businessman who wanted to buy and ruin breeding any more horses that would save the ranch. Conan deduces that it wasn't an accident and that someone gave the horse chocolate which is stimulant for horses. But it wasn't the cause for the death and was a cover-up for the real criminal. And that the murder weapon was the horseshoe that the person in haste put on wrong. The criminal confesses and had killed the farrier accidentally in self-defense.
252 The Kidnapper in the Picture
"E no Naka no Yuukaihan" (絵の中の誘拐犯)
October 8, 2001 ʁ
253 Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story 4 (Part 1)
"Honchou no Keiji Koi Monogatari 4 (Zenpen)" (本庁の刑事恋物語4(前編))
October 15, 2001 ʁ
Sato is having an arranged marriage meeting with a man due to her mother's persistence. She arrives to find out it's Ninzaburo Shiratori. She proposes that if Takagi does not arrive to her before sunset, she will marry him whether she wants to or not. He accepts, but Takagi is busy with a store robbery. Three of the eye witnesses all give different description and three culprits are kept in the back of the police car. Conan on the phone prepares to help Takagi solve the case as Kudo Shinichi.
254 Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story 4 (Part 2)
"Honchou no Keiji Koi Monogatari 4 (Kōhen)" (本庁の刑事恋物語4(後編))
October 22, 2001 ʁ
Takagi solves the case and arrests the culprit when he tries to make a dash out of the police car. Takagi catches up and gives up on going to Sato in time to stop the marriage as the sun is almost set and the car is too far away. His party comes to cheer him on and he runs. Conan manages to stop the marriage in time with Tomoaki Araide's help. Takagi manages to reach the restaurant but the sun has completely sunk. He then sees Sato around the corner who tells him he told her an emergency case has come up. Takagi smiles as he enters the car. Meanwhile Shiratori leaves the restaurant, disappointed in his close marriage. Conan comments how Takagi and Sato reminded him of Ran and himself.

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