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Half Murderer
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Japanese Name 1/2の殺人者
Romanized Hanbun no Satsujinsha
Type Short Case - Short File Series
Case Number 3
Date Released 3 December 1997 - 10 December 1997
Length 2 Chapters
Characters 4 People (1 Man & 3 Women)
Death 1 People (1 Man)
Location Blanca Hotel
Murderer's Alias Unnamed
Last Case Who Killed the Goddess?
Next Case Murder in Christmas Eve

Half Murderer is third case in Manga Kindaichi Case File : Short File Series. Created by Seimaru Amagi and Yozaburo Kanari as Author and Fumiya Sato as Mangaka.

Story

The case begins when Kyoko Kaya asks Kindaichi to help him investigate a murder that happened at the Bianca Hotel. While Kindaichi is initially hesitant, she manage to convince him by promising to show him the content of her box if he agree. The previous night, the master of the Mugetsuryu Ikebana School was murdered and his body was found on the emergency stairs.

The case seemed straitforwards when a hair belonging to the culprit was found on the victim. However, it turned out the daughters of the victim were twins, possessing the same DNA. Furthermore, since they weren't his blood daughters, they both had a motive as Koshiro was planning to marry to Akemi Todo which could have cost them a lot of money.

Kaya also points out the puzzling behavior of the culprit who deposed sunflowers on the entrance of the stairs and didn't chase the victim, instead letting him bleed to death after he fled.

Characters

Half Murderer Characters
Main Characters
Hajime Kindaichi (Half Murderer Portrait) Miyuki Nanase (Half Murderer Portrait) Ryuji Saki (Half Murderer Portrait) Kyoko Kaya (Half Murderer Portrait)
Hajime Kindaichi Miyuki Nanase Ryuji Saki Kyoko Kaya
Suspect List
Koshiro Kirisawa (Portrait) Beniko Kirisawa (Portrait) Midoriko Kirisawa (Portrait) Akemi Todo (Portrait)
Koshiro Kirisawa Beniko Kirisawa Midoriko Kirisawa Akemi Todo


Suspect List

Cases

First Case

Koshiro Kirisawa's Dead Body (Manga)
Case Type
Murder
Cause of Death
Stabbing
Location
Blanca Hotel



Conclusion

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This article contains plot details about an upcoming episode.

The culprit is Beniko Kirisawa. She was afraid of being abandoned by Koshiro after he remarriedShe also felt frustrated that Koshiro planned to make her sister the heir of the school despite Midoriko not being interested and Beniko trying to be the perfect daughter.

She had vertigo which explained why she didn't chase the victim once he fled to the stairs. The sunflowers were dropped to be easily seen from far away so she could check whether he was dead with binoculars (though they might also hae been placed as a message to the victim's soul). It is also revealed by Akemi that they were in fact his true daughters.

Gallery


Inspector Kenmochi's Secret - File 1
Hanbun no Satsujinsha (Anime) (Title)
Kanji 剣持警部の秘密 ファイル1
Romaji Kenmochi Keibu no Himitsu - Fairu 1
Series 1997 Series
Episode Episode 68
On-Air Date Episode 68 (9 Nov 1998)
Characters 4 People (1 Man & 3 Women)
Death 1 People (1 Man)
Location Blanca Hotel
Murderer's Alias Unnamed
Last Case Will O' Wisp Island Murder Case
Next Case Inspector Kenmochi's Secret - File 2

Half Murderer is 25th case in Anime Kindaichi Case File : 1997 Series.

Story

Characters

Half Murderer Characters
Main Characters
Hajime Kindaichi (Half Murderer Anime Portrait) Miyuki Nanase (Half Murderer Anime Portrait) Isamu Kenmochi (Half Murderer Anime Portrait)
Hajime Kindaichi Miyuki Nanase Isamu Kenmochi
Suspect List
Koshiro Kirisawa (Anime Portrait) Beniko Kirisawa (Anime Portrait) Midoriko Kirisawa (Anime Portrait) Akemi Todo (Anime Portrait)
Koshiro Kirisawa Beniko Kirisawa Midoriko Kirisawa Akemi Todo


Suspect List

Cases

First Case

Koshiro Kirisawa's Dead Body (Anime)
Case Type
Murder
Cause of Death
Stabbing
Location
Blanca Hotel



Manga/Anime Differences

  • In the manga, Kyoko Kaya asks Kindaichi for help in solving the case. In the anime, she is not present and it's instead Isamu Kenmochi who is on the case.
  • The evidence showing the culprit is one of the twins is different. In the manga, it's the DNA from an hair left by the killer while in the anime, the murder is witnessed. However, in both cases, this is not enough to pinpoint the culprit.

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