The tenth season of the Case Closed anime was directed by Kenji Kodama and Yasuichiro Yamamoto and produced by TMS Entertainment and Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation. 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. The episodes' plot follows Conan Edogawa's daily adventures.
The episodes use five pieces of theme music: two opening themes and two closing themes. The first opening theme is "Destiny" by Miki Matsuhashi until episode 258 The second opening theme is "Winter Bells" by Mai Kuraki until episode 270. The third opening theme is "I can't stop my love for you♥" by Rina Aiuchi for the rest of the season. The first 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 until episode 265. The second opening theme is "Yumemita Ato de" (夢みたあとで ?, lit. "After I Dream") by Garnet Crow for the rest of the season.
The season initially ran from October 29, 2001 through July 8, 2002 on Yomiuri TV in Japan. Episodes 255 to 285 were later collected into nine DVD compilations by Shogakukan. They were released between October 22, 2004 and February 25, 2005 in Japan.
|255||"The 14th Round of the Matsue
Tamazo Linked Verse Contest (Part 1)"
"Matsue Tamazo Renku Juuyonban Shoubu (Zenpen)" (松江玉造連句14番勝負(前編))
|October 29, 2001|
|256||"The 14th Round of the Matsue
Tamazo Linked Verse Contest (Part 2)"
"Matsue Tamazo Renku Juuyonban Shoubu (Kōhen)" (松江玉造連句14番勝負(後編))
|November 5, 2001|
|257||"The Extremely Strange
Punishment From Heaven"
"Yo nimo Kimyou na Tenbatsu" (世にも奇妙な天罰)
|November 12, 2001|
|258||"The Man From Chicago (Part
"Shikago Kara Kita Otoko (Zenpen)" (シカゴから来た男(前編))
|November 19, 2001|
|Conan, Agasa, and the Detective Boys run into an old man named James Black who is being hassled by people, mistaking him for a celebrity. They help him get away and clear the confusion, but later, the man ends up getting kidnapped. Can Conan and the Detective Boys rescue him?|
|259||"The Man From Chicago (Part
"Shikago Kara Kita Otoko (Kōhen)" (シカゴから来た男(後編))
|November 26, 2001|
|James Black leaves clues or Conan and the group to find him. Conan gathers help from other officers, and in the end, the criminals get surrounded by cops and apprehended, however, Conan finds suspicion in James Black. To add to this, Shuichi Akai from the Bus Hijacking chase appears to have connections with the mysterious old man.|
"Yureru Resutoran" (揺れるレストラン)
|December 3, 2001|
|261||"The Fearful Legend of the
Snowy Night (Part 1)"
"Yuki no Yoru no Kyoufu Densetsu (Zenpen)" (雪の夜の恐怖伝説(前編))
|December 10, 2001|
|262||"The Fearful Legend of the
Snowy Night (Part 2)"
"Yuki no Yoru no Kyoufu Densetsu (Kōhen)" (雪の夜の恐怖伝説(後編))
|December 17, 2001|
|263||"The Osaka Double Mystery -
The Swordsman and Toyotomi's Castle2 hrs."
"Oosaka Daburu Misuterii: Naniwa Kenshi to Taikō no Shiro" (大阪ダブルミステリー 浪花剣士と太閤の城)
|January 7, 2002|
|Heiji invites Conan to watch his kendo match when a murder occurs. Heiji decides to solve the case before Conan gets there. When he arrives to check on the body, it disappears but is found again in the showers. Later, they explore a castle where they find a man fall off a roof. Later, a women on fire is found to have jumped off a bridge. Heiji and Conan realize the culprits are after the treasure in the castle, and solve the case. Later though, Heiji is cornered by them and is about to be shot until the Osaka police come and arrest them.|
|264||"Courtroom Battle: Kisaki vs.
Kogoro (Part 1)"
"Hōtei no Taiketsu: Kisaki tai Kogorō (Zenpen)" (法廷の対決 妃VS小五郎(前編))
|January 14, 2002|
|Ran and Conan attended a court session where Eri Kisaki won another case. Expecting to go for a celebratory dinner together, Ran was disappointed when Kisaki had to go and attend a pro bono case to defend a man accused on a murder charge. Three years before, the victim had killed the suspects only son in a drunk driving, and had managed to get off lightly. The suspect was unhelpful and insisted he could not remember what happened the evening of the crime when he encountered the victim by chance at a hotel. Kisaki, with the help of Ran and Conan, tracked down the suspects estranged wife to the eatery she was running. They were surprised to see Mori Kogoro turning up. Not only was the eatery one of Kogoro's watering hole, they learned that he was present there the night of the murder. Upon questioning, it appears that Kogoro could provide alibi for the accused, who also turned up the same evening at the eatery. Kogoro's evidence was based on the time shown on his mobile, when he was woken up from his drunken nap by the proprietress to receive an incoming call. Conan however, noticed that Kogoro's mobile was always kept in his coat which was always hung on a rack when he patronised the eatery. He also noticed that it was the proprietress who brought the ringing phone to him when he was in a drunken stupor. Shortly, the prosecutor, Reiko Kujo, had a meeting with Kogoro in the eatery and Conan suspect Kujo must have perceived the same thing he did.|
|265||"Courtroom Battle: Kisaki vs.
Kogoro (Part 2)"
"Houtei no Taiketsu: Kisaki tai Kogorou (Kōhen)" (法廷の対決 妃VS小五郎(後編))
|January 21, 2002|
|Kogoro's evidence for the suspects alibi was put into doubt by Reiko Kujo during the court hearing, turning him unwittingly from the defendant's witness to the prosecutor's witness. Anxious to make up to Kisaki, Kogoro conducted his own investigation, after obtaining the suspects residential address from Takagi. Conan went along and came across a matchbox in the suspects home, taken from the eatery. Reviewing the case notes, Kogoro realised what actually happened, but it took Conan's help to establish a convincing case during the court hearing to reveal the truth. Kisaki won the case and was proposing a dinner with Kogoro outside the courtroom, but the latter who just woke up from the effects of the tranquilizer dart, was distracted by a beautiful female passer-by.|
|266||"The Truth Behind Valentine's
"Barentain no Shinjitsu (Jikenhen)" (バレンタインの真実(事件編))
|January 28, 2002|
|Sonoko invites Ran to come to a house in the hills where their chocolates are blissed with good fortune for love. Conan and Mouri attend too. Once there, they meet 2 men who are out hunting for a Japanese wolf, an old lady who owns the place her two female assistants and a male photographer. The females there start making chocolate as gifts for the one they love. Sonoko makes hers for Makoto and Ran leaves hers nameless. A snowstorm occurs and the photographer is found dead by Conan and the dog named Subaru.|
|267||"The Truth Behind Valentine's
"Barentain no Shinjitsu (Jikenhen)" (バレンタインの真実(推理編))
|February 4, 2002|
|The mystery continues and they develop the film on the camera to find droplets of blood on it. Apparently the murder takes place before the snowstorm but Conan feels like there's a trick to it. The characters are given more back story. While examining the chocolates, Conan figures out who the murder is. Mouri pops in finding Conan snooping around and is put to sleep. Conan tells everyone in the house Mouri is ready to place his deduction.|
|268||"The Truth Behind Valentine's
"Barentain no Shinjitsu (Kaiketsuhen)" (バレンタインの真実(解決編))
|February 11, 2002|
|Mouri reveals who the murderer is. Just then they are betrayed by the two hunters who reveal they planned to murder that person the whole time to avoid blackmail from a crime they committed. Just then, a man in a ski mask, goggles, and a scarf comes in when one of the hunters opens the door. He knocks one of the hunters out and in his goggles a shot revealing Makoto. Ran knocks the other hunter out with a kick. Makoto demands Sonoko to tell her who is the other boy she is dating as he has not received her hand-made knitted sweater (She gave up due to its difficulty), her hand-made pottery glass (he mistook it to be a vase) and the chocolate (She refused to tell who it is for). He gets ready to fight until Sonoko tells him the chocolate was for him. Later on Ran cries because of Shinichi while Conan watches in the shadows. Ran wakes up to find her jacket blanketing her. She received a picture of herself sleeping from Detective Kid who is Conan with Shinichi's voice. Conan pretended Shinichi paid a visit and ate her chocolate due to hunger while she was asleep. Ran becomes angry due to Shinichi not waking her up to meet him.|
|269||"The Forgotten Memento From
the Crime (Part 1)"
"Hanzai no Wasuregatami (Zenpen)" (犯罪の忘れ形見(前編))
|February 18, 2002|
|270||"The Forgotten Memento From
the Crime (Part 2)"
"Hanzai no Wasuregatami (Kōhen)" (犯罪の忘れ形見(後編))
|March 4, 2002|
|271||"Secret Rushed Omission (Part
"Kakushite Isoide Shouryaku (Zenpen)" (隠して急いで省略(前編))
|March 11, 2002|
|Ran is thinking who the mysterious man she met is. Later Jodie asks Ran what "X" means and she does not know. Afterwards, Ran, Sonoko, Jodie, and Conan are at the mall when a murder occurs. The dying message is ○×△□. Everyone in the mall is a suspect, so the only way to find the criminal is to use a list of names.|
|272||"Secret Rushed Omission (Part
"Kakushite Isoide Shouryaku (Kōhen)" (隠して急いで省略(後編))
|March 18, 2002|
|Conan solves the case after figuring out the code was cut off and they represent a name of a person. Afterwards Ran learns what "X" but tells Conan it means "No Good". Later, a black organization types an email to Gin.|
|273||"Quiz Baa-San's Disappearance
"Kuizu-baasan no Shissou Jiken" (クイズ婆さんの失踪事件)
|April 8, 2002|
|274||"Truth About the Haunted
House (Part 1)"
"Yuurei-yashiki no Shinjitsu (Zenpen)" (幽霊屋敷の真実(前編))
|April 15, 2002|
|Ran catches a cold and visits the doctor. When there one of the doctors patients mentions that his apartment is haunted by a girl who was burned to death four years ago. Conan and Mouri decide to investigate. Once there they meet three other people who are living in that apartment. Ran who is fearful of ghost tells her father they should leave at 7 pm. When the clock strikes 10:20 pm, Ran wakes up to find a ghost in the television telling her to leave. Mouri and Conan wake up due to her screaming. Mouri tells Ran it was probably a dream and goes to the toilet. After he's done the water turns red. Mouri backs away from the toilet and screams when he sees a ghostly image.|
|275||"Truth About the Haunted
House (Part 2)"
"Yuurei-yashiki no Shinjitsu (Kōhen)" (幽霊屋敷の真実(後編))
|April 22, 2002|
|The three people excluding the old man are given more back story. One man does not believe in the ghost, one man is a horror movie filmer, and the other man just lives there. They are told that two suspects of the burning four years ago ran from the scene and one of them was identified. Conan finds out how the ghost trick was done. He puts Mouri to sleep and tells them the reason those tricks were done. He reveals that the culprit is one of the two suspects and that he is hiding the other suspect too.|
|276||"Case of the Missing
"Keisatsu Techou Funshitsu Jiken" (警察手帳紛失事件)
|May 6, 2002|
|Takagi loses his notebook after breaking up a fight between a manager and his singer. He searches for his book with the help of the Detective Boys. They then discover that the singer plans to murder his manager. The detective boys manage to bring Takagi to his house and save him before he was killed. With the manager was Takagi's notebook.|
|277||"English Teacher vs. Great
Western Detective (Part 1)"
"Eigo-kyoushi tai Nishi no Meitantei (Zenpen)" (英語教師VS西の名探偵(前編))
|May 13, 2002|
|While at the Professor's, Conan recalls his last meeting with the Black Organization. Conan deduces that another Black Organization member must have been at the hotel party. This is when he finally singles out Chris Vineyard as his suspect. Heiji came to Tokyo to help Conan out with the case. Heiji suspects Jodie-sensei of being a possible Black Organization member, and although Conan seems reluctant to this idea, they pay Jodie-sensei a visit at her apartment. They find out here that her full name is "Jodie Saintemillion". After Jodie agrees to go out for a while with Heiji and Conan, the man living next door to Jodie falls dead outside from over 30 stories, coincidentally as the three are outside. After the police arrive, it seems likely that the man committed suicide. However, Conan and Heiji have a different idea.|
|278||"English Teacher vs. Great
Western Detective (Part 2)"
"Eigo-kyoushi tai Nishi no Meitantei (Kōhen)" (英語教師VS西の名探偵(後編))
|May 20, 2002|
|Heiji immediately destroys the theory of suicide, by showing that the man who fell from his apartment attempted to grab onto the curtain to save his life. Conan reveals the truth by showing how the room was switched around. When Conan and Heiji leave, concur that Jodie is someone suspicious, but believe that she is innocous unaware of the fact that she's vermouth. the ending scene shows that she's already on to them in that Jodie's already know's Heji's name and has pictures of Kudo during the time he regressed back to his former self.|
|279||"The Hooligan in the
Labyrinth (Part 1)"
"Meikyuu no Fuurigan (Zenpen)" (迷宮のフーリガン(前編))
|May 27, 2002|
|280||"The Hooligan in the
Labyrinth (Part 2)"
"Meikyuu no Fuurigan (Kōhen)" (迷宮のフーリガン(後編))
|June 3, 2002|
"Chiisan Mokugekisha-tachi" (小さな目撃者たち)
|June 10, 2002|
|282||"Mystery of the Water Flowing
Stone Garden (Part 1)"
"Mizu Nagaruru Sekitei no Kai (Zenpen)" (水流るる石庭の怪(前編))
|June 17, 2002|
|283||"Mystery of the Water Flowing
Stone Garden (Part 2)"
"Mizu Nagaruru Sekitei no Kai (Kōhen)" (水流るる石庭の怪(後編))
|June 24, 2002|
|284||"Chinatown Deja Vu in the
Rain (Part 1)"
"Chuukagai Ame no Deja Byu (Zenpen)" (中華街 雨のデジャビュ(前編))
|July 1, 2002|
|A man dies at a restaurant by cyanide but they are unable to find the source poison.|
|285||"Chinatown Deja Vu in the
Rain (Part 2)"
"Chuukagai Ame no Deja Byu (Kōhen)" (中華街 雨のデジャビュ(後編))
|July 8, 2002|
|After the case is solved, Ran falls ill. To everyone's surprise, she falls from her chair and collapses on the floor, having memories of certain people she met a long time ago. These people include Sharon Vineyard and the mysterious man.|