Spimer wrote:@blackmoon: I don't recall anything about RUM being a chess / shogi player, the only rumors we have is about his 3 descriptions and that he had an accident in which he lost one of his eyes.
Yeah, well, I was just curious why the BO would be interested in hiring Itakura, a game designer, who was invovled and supposed to build a Shogi program for a sponsor, who invested twenty years worth of money and time, yet made no development throughout the years? Isn't it strange that the BO would come in contact with such a person? I mean there ought to be countless game designers that they could pick to help them, but why this particular game program developer that has some experience in Igo, Shogi, and Chess?
Following quoted from wiki:
Three game designers arrive at Kogoro's agency to ask for his assistance to look for their game system engineer, Suguru Itakura. He was last heard in a video mail which shows him in a hotel with an Igo, Shogi, and Chess set. One of the game producers believe that a mysterious man may be the cause of Itakura's disappearance; Conan realizes from his description the man is Tequila from the Black Organization. Kogoro decides to call hotels and ask them if anyone rented a Shogi, Chess, and Igo set at once. After learning of Itakura's hotel and room number, they enter the apartment only to find out Itakura had died of a stroke.
The three designers are: Katsumichi Sugai, Igo board game designer; Ryusuke Soma, Shogi board game designer; and Johei Naito, a chess game designer. While the police investigate, Conan attempts to steal a floppy disk containing Itakura's diary so he could investigate the Black Organization but to no avail. A forensic officer reveals that the body is missing a sock impression on the right ankle, this causes Conan to realize who the murderer is.
After tranquilizing Kogoro, Conan impersonates Kogoro and tricks Megure into copying Itakura's diary onto another floppy disk. He then afterward reveals that Itakura, while tied up, used his feet and moved the pieces on the Igo board to reveal who the murderer is. When the white pieces are ignored, the black pieces represent kanji characters in Braille and ultimately reveals that Ryusuke Soma is the culprit. As proof, Conan reveals that Itakura made the message on an Igo board since Soma is unfamiliar with Braille and would not recognize the strange patterns on the Igo board since he is not familiar with the game. As evidence, Conan reveals that there should be Itakura's fingerprints on Soma's watch. Soma confesses and reveals that he was angered that he invested twenty years worth of money and time into Itakura to build him a Shogi program, yet had made no development throughout the years.
Not much is known about the program that Suguru Itakura was creating under the order of the Black Organization, except that it was something Itakura stated he wouldn't want to complete for the sake of humanity. The incomplete program itself was stored inside a CD and left at Itakura's cottage, but was later acquired by Conan. However, the content of the CD and the reason why the organization ordered it was never discovered, as the program had been protected with password that only Itakura himself and the Black Organization know how to unlock. It was also programmed to block copying. At the moment the incomplete program is in the hands of the organization.http://www.detectiveconanworld.com/wiki ... nt_Witnesshttp://www.detectiveconanworld.com/wiki/Suguru_Itakura
Volume 37: Files 5-7 (377-379) Anime episode 307 - 308