Case Closed: Full Score of Fear
, known as in Japan, is the twelfth movie installment of the popular manga and anime series Detective Conan
. The initial screening of the movie in Japan was scheduled on 1 April 2008. An OVA, which takes place three years earlier, was released specially for the movie. The OVA was released go Shogakukan on DVD as Magic File # 2.
The movie opens on a stage of a concert hall where a woman is observing two men during a practice. She sends a message on her cellphone, and then there is an explosion. At the crime scene, the body of a flute
The flute is a musical instrument of the woodwind family. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening...
Elsewhere, an unknown person with the classic black silhouette of a man reads the news on the computer and comments on how he is getting closer to his plan of a Silent Night
Later, on the grounds outside the hall, Conan Edogawa
Jimmy Kudo, also known as in Japan, is the protagonist of Gosho Aoyama's series Case Closed, which is known in Japan as . A High-school Detective, he is forced to in ingest the lethal poison APTX 4869 after his encounter with Gin and Vodka. Due to a rare side effect, the poison shrinks him into a...
talks to Ran Mouri on the phone as Shinichi Kudo. He investigates and sees an old man carefully picking up a piano key from the piano destroyed from the explosion, and putting it in his pocket. The man leaves in a car with license plate 52-83. Ran invites him to go to a rehearsal with her at the concert hall that is opening soon. He declines and tells her she's meddling too much which causes her to angrily reply he will never be like Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The fantastic London-based "consulting detective", Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to take almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve...
because he's tone deaf
Tone deafness is the lack of relative pitch, or the inability to distinguish between musical notes that is not due to the lack of musical training or education...
. Ran angrily hangs up and calls Conan asking him what he wants for dinner.
At the rehearsal; Kogoro Mouri, Ran, Sonoko Suzuki, and the Detective Boys are introduced to the characters who will be performing for the Doumoto Concert Hall opening; Doumoto Kazuki the organist and former pianist, Fuwa Takumi the former piano tuner turned director of the hall, Hans Müller the professional organ tuner, Doumoto Genya, son of Kazuki and pianist, Chigusa Rara Soprano
A soprano is a voice type with a vocal range from approximately middle C to "high A" in choral music, or to "soprano C" or higher in operatic music. In four-part chorale style harmony, the soprano takes the highest part, which usually encompasses the melody...
, Yuhane Shion Violinist, and Akiba Reiko the main Soprano. The kids ask Akiba Reiko to help their class choir
A choir, chorale or chorus is a musical ensemble of singers. Choral music, in turn, is the music written specifically for such an ensemble to perform.A body of singers who perform together as a group is called a choir or chorus...
to sing their school anthem
The term anthem means either a specific form of Anglican church music , or more generally, a song of celebration, usually acting as a symbol for a distinct group of people, as in the term "national anthem" or "sports anthem".-Etymology:The word is derived from the Greek via Old English , a word...
. She agreed when she learned that they are from her alma mater, but asks them to leave immediately, possibly to allow Shion, who is shy, perform without fear.
Later on, Ran is revealed to still be angry at Shinichi. Sonoko comments that this happened before and that she was angry at him for a week. She asks him how she forgave him. Ran remembers how long ago she walks with Shinichi home and remembers someone singing.
The next day Ran plays the piano while the kids sing the Teitan High School anthem. Akiba comments on their performance; Genta is too loud, Mitch is not putting enough feelings into it as he was staring at Ai, Ai is singing like an adult, Ayumi is perfect, and Conan is off key the whole time. She is revealed later to have a perfect pitch. Genta steals a drink of Akiba's tea and suffers in agonizing pain.
At the hospital, the doctor says that Genta's throat is severe inflamed by chemicals and he will not be able to speak for about four days. The detective boys, Sonoko, and Akiba accompany Genta home. On the way home they are chased by a truck, at one of the turns Akiba takes a different route to get the truck away from them. She trips and is about to be run over until a taxi comes and the car turns. The culprit escapes.
Later, two more murders occur. One explosion kills Kabe Souko, with the foot joint of a flute left on the scene. The other occurs when the paraglider of the victim is inflicted with fine cuts to cause it to plunge from mid-air. In the victim's car is the headjoint of the flute. These 2 victims, together with the 2 dead victims from the earlier explosion, formerly belonged to a group called the quarter quintet. Conan, indebted to Akiba for a reason he has forgotten, follows her to the forest as she is known to relax there on the day before the concert. She is attacked by a gunner who wounds her leg. They escape when the gunner pauses on shooting the killing shot. She does not report this to the police to avoid missing the concert.
Mouri (incorrectly) deduces that the murderer is Doumoto Genya as a year ago the quarter quintet badly performed the 9th symphony of Beethoven whilst drunk. Mouri assumes Doumoto was a Beethoven fanatic and seeing one of his songs defiled by drunks, murdered them. An evidence he points out was Genya's hair was cut the same way as Beethoven. Genya reveals he got his hair for his mother and his hair is natural.
At Doumoto Hall, the concert is being prepared. Sonoko says that a balcony is reserved with 10 seats, with one for Shinichi. After rehearsal Conan and Akiba look for Kazuki to tell him a key for the organ is a little flat. Near a lake, she and Conan are knocked out by the assailant with a wrench. They wake up downstream where it would take hours before they are found. They hear an explosion at the Doumoto Hall. Since the Concert Hall is built to be soundproof and stable, the explosions outside could not be heard inside. The explosions are slowly destroying the pillars outside the hall to prevent entry or exit. Conan sees a phone on top of a building. He explains that phones work by hearing pitches of sounds as numbers
Dual-tone multi-frequency signaling is used for telecommunication signaling over analog telephone lines in the voice-frequency band between telephone handsets and other communications devices and the switching center. The version of DTMF that is used in push-button telephones for tone dialing is...
. He knocks the phone down with the ball and Akiba and Conan exert the right pitch to dial 110, calling the cops.
They take a helicopter and enter the building. There Conan sees the assailant hiding in one of the VIP suites. He explains that the irregular note on the organ sets off an explosion and that there are 24 in total; 23 pillars, 1 in the main hall. He says the concert can't be interrupted because the assailant is holding a detonator also. Akiba buys time for Conan by interrupting the concert to by singing Amazing Grace
"Amazing Grace" is a Christian hymn with words written by the English poet and clergyman John Newton , published in 1779. With a message that forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of the sins people commit and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God,...
which involves only the first set of keys on the organs whilst the detonator key is on the third row.
Conan enters the balcony of the assailant revealing it to be Fuma Takumi. Fuma reveals that the reason he killed the first four people was because his son, Akiba's fiancé, died indirectly because of them; and his pride as a professional piano tuner was thrown away when Doumoto Kazuki quit playing the piano. Without his son, wife, and pride of being a tuner for a professional pianist, his life was nothing and he wanted to bring silence to the organ which haunted him.
Just then the 24th irregular note was played but the final explosion did not occur. It turns out Conan removed the sensor from the organ before he came to Fuma. Fuma congratulates him and prepares to press the detonator but it was shot out of his hand. Fuma takes out a gun and prepares to kill himself until Kazuki comes and reveals to him the reason he quit as a pianist was to keep Fuma's pride. Because of Fuma's old age, his hearing is starting to deteriorate and so was his tuning, to keep his pride he quit being a pianist so he did not have to hurt his friend. Fuma comes to realize this and surrenders peacefully.
While outside the concert, Ran hears Amazing Grace
played on a violin. She enters the wood where Conan tells her Shinichi played it to her to be forgiven like that day long ago.
At the post credits, Akiba reveals the song Amazing Grace
is a song of forgiveness, a favourite of her late fiancee. She sings it on the anniversary of his death near the river which is why she did not pursue revenge like Fuma did for his son. Conan asks how Ran knew it was Shinichi playing the violin. She replies he has a weird habit when he plays the violin. Conan later in his house's library plays Amazing Grace
to try and find his "strange habit"
- Akira Kamiya
is a Japanese voice actor. He has been represented by Theater Echo, Aoni Production, and others. He is currently represented by Saeba Shoji.-Career:Kamiya made his debut on Mahou no Mako-chan in 1970 while working for Theater Echo...
as Kogoro Mouri
- Kappei Yamaguchi
, better known by his stage name of , is a Japanese voice actor and actor from Fukuoka, affiliated with Gokū and 21st Century Fox.He is best known for the roles of Ranma Saotome , Jackson Neil , Tombo , Yattaro , InuYasha , Ryuichi Sakuma , L , Usopp...
as Shinichi Kudo
- Minami Takayama
is a popular Japanese singer and voice actress. She was married to manga artist Gosho Aoyama on May 5, 2005 but they divorced on December 10, 2007. Minami is also a member of the pop group Two-Mix, and a part of DoCo when it was active....
as Conan Edogawa
- Wakana Yamazaki
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as Ran Mouri
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as Inspector Megure
- Atsuko Yuya
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as Officer Satou
- Ikue Ohtani as Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya
- Megumi Hayashibara
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as Ai Haibara
- Naoko Matsui
is a Japanese voice actress from Hakodate. Matsui was a member of Production Baobab for 20 years before becoming a freelancer. She is also a voice acting instructor....
as Sonoko Suzuki
- Wataru Takagi
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as Genta Kojima and Officer Takagi
- Yukiko Iwai
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as Ayumi Yoshida
: Japan's top organist and a former pianist. Voiced by .: Doumoto Kazuki's son. Also a pianist and the concert in-charge. Voiced by : Gifted soprano born with a perfect pitch and a performer at the concert. She was also an alumnus of Teitan Elementary School attended by Conan. Voiced by .: Doumoto Kazuki's assistant, also a soprano, stand-in for Akiba Reiko. Voiced by .: Superintendent of Doumoto Concert Hall, had been responsible for maintenance of the pianos of the Doumoto family. He has the perfect pitch through experience. Voiced by .
- Hans Müller: An organ tuner from Germany. Voiced by Francis Pol.: Violinist with a Stradivarius.: Violinist and stand-in for Kawabe Souko. Voiced by .
The movie OVA
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was released on April 19, 2008, two days after the movie was released.
It is three years prior to the movie events where Shinichi tries to find a witness to confirm a man's alibi for innocence from the murder of his grandmother; apparently he passed out drinking the day he was supposed to meet his grandmother. The clues are a black lab the man saw when he was drunk and the wall which blocks his view. Genta, Ayumi, and Mitsuhiko are shown in Kindergarten but they are too young to confirm the man's alibi. Shinichi solves the case with the help of his father. In the end, he walks down a path with Ran they notice woman starts singing; the song happens to be "Amazing Grace". Conan voices that the song he heard will be important in the case three years from now.
Many ties have been made to the OVA, specifically the scene where Shinichi and Ran walk down a path beside a river and forest and hearing a woman singing "Amazing Grace", revealed to be Akiba singing.
The movie's theme song is by Zard
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. It was released on April 9, 2008. Along with The Fourteenth Target
Case Closed: the Fourteenth Target, known as in Japan, is the second Case Closed movie. It was released in Japanese theatres on April 18, 1998. The English version was released on DVD on November 20, 2007 by Funimation. The movie grossed ¥1.05 billion in Japan.-Plot:The Fourteenth Target opens...
and Strategy Above the Depths
Case Closed: Strategy Above the Depths, known as in Japan, is the 9th Case Closed feature film released on April 9, 2005. The movie resulted in 2.15 billion yen.- Plot :...
, this is the third Detective Conan movie theme song by Zard.
The official soundtrack was released on April 16, 2008.
The DVD for Full Score of Fear was released on November 19, 2008. There were two types of DVD released; a special version and a regular version. The special version contains the movie, and a bonus DVD that contains the trailer, news flash, and commercials of the movie. The regular version only contains the movie. Both version are in widescreen and 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio.
The Blu-ray version of the film was released on April 22, 2011. The Blu-ray contains the same content of the DVD plus a mini-booklet explaining the film and the BD-live function.
The film debuted at the number one position in the Japanese box office on its release date. As of May 5, 2008 the movie has earned over 420.03 million yen. In the Japanese box office, it was twelfth on 2008's Top Domestic Movies earning 2.42 billion yen
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