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Detective Conan

Season 1 Episode 1

Roller Coaster Murder Case

Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Jan 08, 1996 on Nippon Television Network Corporation
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Episode Summary

Roller Coaster Murder Case
The day after helping the police solve a case in a wealthy man's home, Shin'ichi Kudou goes with his childhood friend, Ran Mouri, to Tropical Land: an amusement park. When someone is decapitated on the roller coaster they're riding on, Shin'ichi gets to work and solves the murder quickly. As he and Ran are about to leave, Shin'ichi follows a suspicious man into an alley where he is knocked out and given a poison by a man in black. The poison, however, doesn't kill him but rather shrinks him to the size of a kid instead.moreless

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  • Kudo Shinichi and his friend Ran spend the day at an amusement park.As they are leaving Shinichi spots some suspicious characters and follows them when the strange men notice him he is forced to take a poisen.Shinichi fears that he is really going to die.moreless

    The episode that begins it all and one of my favorite episode in the entire series. This episode is the best place to start when begining the Detective Conan series. This episode introduces you to all the important characters like Shinichi (of course), Ran, Professor Agasa, Inspecter Megure, and Ran's father Kogorou. My favorite thing about this episode is you can see how Shinichi solves his many cases. This episode also shows his relationship with Ran. This wasn't my first episode I watched, unfortuneately so I was a little confused about the series when I began watching it, but it was great nonetheless. But if you really want to begin the show right start at the begining. I hope you like this show as much as I did.moreless
  • It is a tricky and interesting story and it is a real adventure to see Shin'ichi solve every tricky case that he met! Try solve the cases on your one and see if you can figur out what happend and why it happend!!moreless

    Shin'ichi Kudo is a hige school detectiv he is sixteen years old but even at suts young age he have solve meny unbelievably tricky cases for the polise hes best friend is a girl named Ran Mouri she is sixteen too and she is the capten of the hige school karete team. Her father is a detective but not a good one so he never get a jobb. A guy is living next too Shin'ichi he is named Agasa Hiroshi he think he is a genius but the things he make is utter crap but can some times komme in handy. It is a story about love, friendship, adventuer and tricky cases so you don't get board on the story in a cloas future!!moreless
  • What a great way to explain how it all began!

    One of my favorite things about this episode is the fact that the opening son is longer than usual (or at least in the version that shows in my country). It also immediately shows you how Shin'ichi solves his cases, and that he works with the Inspector a lot. And that's just in the beginning! They also introduced Ran well, and Prof. Agasa too. They also managed to slip in the other members of the Junior Detective League!

    This wasn't the first episode I watched, and I was always kind of afraid to after I read the description here on TV.com that says a guy got his head hacked off, but (in the version that shows in my country) it didn't show anything except a beam of light from the neck up. I hope this part of the review was helpful.moreless
  • Ran and shinichi went to Tropial Land.Then,they rode the mystery coaster.While riding it,a murder happened.Shinichi solved it easily.Then,he followed a man in black in the alley. They found out Shinichi was listening in their conversation and hit him withmoreless

    This episode was quite exciting and this was the episode when Shinichi found out about a secret organization that made him shrunk. Because of the excitement I had, my brother and I started watching this anime. This anime is so cool. This anime is about Shinichi Kudo turning to Conan Edogawa.
Yumi Hikita

Yumi Hikita


Guest Star

Naomi Nagasawa

Naomi Nagasawa


Guest Star

Isshin Chiba

Isshin Chiba


Guest Star

Yukitoshi Hori

Yukitoshi Hori

Man in Black A

Recurring Role

Fumihiko Tachiki

Fumihiko Tachiki

Man in Black B

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Ran: (as Shin'ichi is leaving to chase the man from the coaster) I don't know why...but I'm getting a strange premonition...that I will never see Shin'ichi again...A very bad feeling...

    • Shin'ichi: Are you angry about something, Ran?
      Ran: No, it's just that thanks to you, my dad's business has gone down a lot. I'm a little uncomfortable.
      Shin'ichi: Don't blame me for your dad's lack of work. It's only because he doesn't have enough skill...

      Ran laughs and then punches a bit of concrete off of a lightpost.

      Ran: So...like I said...I'm not angry.
      Shin'ichi: (looking at where the concrete used to be) No wonder you're the captain of the karate team...

    • Ran: Tomorrow's promise, don't you remember?
      Shin'ichi: Promise?
      Ran: Didn't we agree that if I won the karate championships, you'd take me to Tropical Land!?

      Ran kicks at Shin'ichi and misses, causing him to look up her skirt.

      Ran: (hits him) PERVERT!

    • Shin'ichi: There is always only one truth.

  • NOTES (6)

    • Manga/Anime Difference(s):
      - In the anime, Shinichi's face ends up under Ran's skirt after dodging her kicks. In the manga, he simply leaps out of the way to dodge her kicks.
      - In the anime, Kogoro, Agasa, Genta, Ayumi and Mitsuhiko make their first appearances. In the manga, Kogoro and Agasa would debut in the next story ("The Kidnapping of a Company President's Daughter Case"). Genta, Ayumi and Mitsuhiko's first appearance in the manga would be the 6th story ("The Haunted Mansion Murder Case")

    • Romanji Title: JETTO KOOSUTAA satsujin jiken

    • Manga Chapter(s): Volume 1 File 1

    • Character Debut(s): Shin'ichi Kudou, Inspector Megure, Professor Agasa, Ran Mouri, Kogoro Mouri, Genta, Mitsuhiko, Ayumi, Gin, Vodka, and Conan Edogawa.

    • NEXT Conan's Hint: High rise building

    • Opening Theme: "Mune ga dokidoki" by The High-Lows
      Ending Theme: "Step by Step" by ZIGGY