Case Closed: The Fourteenth Target

Detective Conan: The Fourteenth Target
Directed by Kanetsugu Kodama
Produced by Michihiko Suwa
Written by Kazunari Kochi
Starring Minami Takayama
Kappei Yamaguchi
Wakana Yamazaki
Akira Kamiya
Chafurin
Kenichi Ogata
Taro Ishida
Music by Ohno Aika
Sakai Izumi (lyrics)
Daisuke Ikeda (arrangement)
ZARD (performers)
Distributed by Toho
Release date(s) April 18, 1998
Running time 95 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Case Closed: the Fourteenth Target, known as Detective Conan: The Fourteenth Target (名探偵コナン 14番目の標的 Meitantei Conan Jūyon banme no Tagetto?) 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.

Contents

Plot

The Fourteenth Target opens with Inspector Megure being shot with a crossbow. A paper mache knife and a King from a deck of cards are found at the scene. Then, Eva Kadan receives a box of chocolates and is poisoned by them. Again, there is a Queen from the deck and a paper mache flower. The next day Dr. Agasa is also shot with a crossbow by a motorist and leaves behind a mache sceptre and a Jack from a deck of cards. Conan soon realize that the paper mache objects correspond to what the card figure is holding on the card left behind. Soon, it is found out that each victim is represented by a regular playing card. The order of the attacks starts from the highest card, the King, and goes down in order. Victims of face cards "clues" are objects that are being held in the playing card. Victims of non-face cards are represented by the playing card itself.

Realizing this, Richard and Conan try and find out the next targets and save them. Near the end, the family is invited to the Hotel Tycoon, but the building explodes and water rushes inside. Rachel almost dies when a car is stuck on her leg, but Conan saves her. He realizes that the criminal is Kevin Simms, and explains everything using his voice-changing tie. Hearing this, Simms takes Rachel hostage. He leads them to the roof of the collapsing hotel where a helicopter has been called in. Kevin Simms demands Santos' gun in return for Rachel's safety and makes Conan pass it. Conan fires, grazing Rachel's leg, making it difficult for Simms to use her as a hostage. He drops her, and Richard and Santos tackle him. The helicopter lands and takes them all to safety and Simms is arrested.

Playing Card Symbols

During the course of the film multiple characters are represented by a certain number from a standard deck of cards. The playing cards are all spades, which represents death. The victim's name, clue left behind, and the connection with the number are all displayed below in the chart. Since the English adaption has changed names of the characters, the corresponding relationships between the character and the numbers were changed accordingly.

Card Number/Name Victim's Name (English version) Connection to the Number (English version) Victim's Name (Japanese version) Connection to the Number (Japanese version) Clue Left Behind
Joker J.T Morono His nickmane in the casino is "joker." Jyou Murakami (村上 丈 Murakami Jyō?) Same as in English
Number 13/King Of Spades Joseph Meguire His name has 13 letters Jyuuzou Megure (目暮 十三 Megure Jyūzō?) First name is "thirteen". The King's Knife/Dagger
Number 12/The Queen of Spades Eva Kadan Her first name means "Queen" in other languages. Eri Kisaki (妃 英理 Kisaki Eri?) 妃 means "Queen" in Japanese. The Queen's Flower
Number 11/Jack of Spades Hiroshi Agasa He has 11 patents on inventions. Hiroshi Agasa (阿笠 博士 Agasa Hiroshi?) 士 is a combination of the kanji of ten (十) and one (一). The Jack's Royal Sceptre
False Number 10 Tammy Diez Her last name is the number ten in Spanish. Towako Okano (岡野 十和子 Okano Towako?) Her name contains the kanji for 10 (十) No clue exists
Number 10 Henry Tish, pro golfer He is currently ranked as the 10th best Golfer in the world Hiroki Tsuji (辻 弘樹 Tsuji Hiroki?) 辻 contains the kanji for 10 (十). The Number 10 in a normal set of Playing Cards
Number Nine Chris Ashton, developer
(The Hotel Tycoon)
His holdings include nine important buildings in the city. Katsuyoshi Asahi (旭 勝義 Asahi Katsuyoshi?) 旭 contains the kanji for "nine" (九). The Nine of Spades in a normal set of playing cards
Number Eight Kevin Simms, sommelier Attended a culinary school with an eight-year program Kouhei Sawaki (沢木 公平 Sawaki Kōhei?) 公 contains the kanji for eight (八) The Eight of Spades in a normal set of playing cards
Number Seven Nina Oliver, model Has modeled since she was seven Nana Osanai (小山内 奈々 Osanai Nana?) Nana is a Japanese reading of "seven." The Seven of Spades in a normal set of Playing Cards
Number Six Emilio Cantore, photographer He has six children. Eimei Shishido (宍戸 永明 Shishido Eimei?) 宍 contains the kanji of "six" (六). The Six of Spades in a normal set of Playing Cards
Number Five Richard Moore His last name has five letters Kogorou Mouri (毛利 小五郎 Mōri Kogorō?) 小五郎 contains the kanji for five (五). The Five of Spades in a normal set of Playing Cards
Number Four Peter Ford His last name has four letters. Peter Ford (ピーター・フォード Bītā Fōdo?) Last name (Ford) has phonetic similarity to "four." The Four of Spades in a normal set of Playing Cards
Number Three Inspector Santos He is the third child of three siblings, each of which were born three years apart. Ninzaburo Shiratori (白鳥 任三郎 Shiratori Ninzaburō?) 任三郎 contains the kanji for "three" (三). The Three of Spades in a normal set of Playing Cards
Number Two Mason Norfolk, food writer Wrote two books Minoru Nishina (仁科 稔 Nishina Minoru?) 仁 contains the kanji for "two" (二). The Two of Spades in a normal set of Playing Cards
Number One/Ace of Spades Jimmy Kudo He is the number one detective,
Also number one in other things
Shinichi Kudo (工藤 新一 Kudō Shin'ichi?) 新一 contains the kanji for "one" (一). The Ace of Spades in a set of playing cards

Cast

English Cast

Production

Theme Song

  • Japanese :

"Shōjo no Koro ni Madotta Mitai ni" (少女の頃に戻ったみたいに?, lit. "Like I was a young Girl")

Lyrics by:Izumi Sakai / Music by:Aika Ohno/Arranged by : Daisuke Ikeda / Performed by:Zard

Release

This film achieved a distributor's income of 1.05 billion yen.[1]

Home media

VHS

The VHS of the movie was released April 14, 1999. [2] It was discontinued soon after 2006 as it was switched to DVD.

Region 2 DVD

The DVD of the film was released on March 28, 2001. [3] A new DVD was released on February 25, 2011, significantly lowering the original price and added the trailer as a special feature.[4]

Region 1 DVD

Funimation's English dub of The Fourteenth Target was released on November 20, 2007. Due to the Americanization of the majority of the character's names, most of explanations for names have been changed. The ending of this movie as well was changed to an endless loop of police cars with their lights from the final scene with the credits displayed over it.

Blu-ray

The Blu-ray version of the film was released on June 24, 2011.[5] The Blu-ray contains the same content of the DVD plus a mini-booklet explaining the film and the BD-live function.[5]

Reception

References

  1. ^ "Highest grossing movies of 1998" (in Japanese). Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Archived from the original on December 15, 2009. http://www.webcitation.org/5m2Kqud0y. Retrieved May 13, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Detective Conan: The Fourteenth Target VHS". Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00005FNRT/. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Detective Conan: The Fourteenth Target DVD". Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00005HW6C/. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Detective Conan: The Fourteenth Target DVD (New)". Amazon.co.jp. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B004H2YOAY/. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Detective Conan: The Fourteenth Target" (in Japanese). Being Inc.. http://beinggiza.com/conan/onxd-1990.html. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 

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