Who Murdered Gen'ei In The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story?

Chapter four of The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story, The River of Oblivion, takes you back in time to the events that follow the first murder you solved with Yoshino and Josui. We learn a lot more about the Shijima family and the legendary Tokijiku fruit in this chapter.

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After the Incident Phase, you'll once again be in the Reasoning Phase to solve another murder, so gather your clues, come up with some new hypotheses, and figure out who the murderer is.

Warning — there are spoilers throughout this guide!

Throughout the Incident Phase, there will be times when you are posed various questions. The answers you choose have no impact at all, so we have not listed them in this guide.

How To Solve Gen'ei's Murder

Remember, when pairing clues to mysteries that not all of your hypotheses will pan out and many will contradict each other, it's up to you to find out the truth of the matter.

You don't have to complete every mystery in this section. Once you have created enough hypotheses, the purple 'Reasoning' tile will appear and you can choose to complete this phase and move on to the next.

We've got each mystery listed below in the order in which they appear, and have detailed all the clues you need for each one and where to place them.

Anything Notable About Gen'ei's Room?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly Above Ashtray found by the riverbank
Top Right Tanuki statues at the room's entrance
Bottom Right Burned-out light bulb
Directly Below The brazier was still burning this morning
Bottom Left Kettle

Why Did The Killer Return To Gen'ei's Room?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly Above They were searching for something else?
Top Right Realized evidence had been left behind

Why Was An Ashtray Found By The Riverbank?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly Below The killer dropped it during the escape?
Bottom Right The killer got out through this window
Top Right The flow of the river

How Did The Killer Escape from Gen'ei's Room?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly Below Gen'ei's room
Bottom Right Open window
Top Right Rope tied to the railing
Bottom Right Of Last Clue Distance from the room to the riverbank

Where In The Room Did The Killer Hide?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly Below The small space in Gen'ei's room
Bottom Left Low table
Top Right Window
Directly Above Closet

Why Did The Killer Prepare A Rope?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly Below Rope reaching the riverbank

Are There Any Clues That Suggest A Diversion?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly Below The commotion in the night
Bottom Left Towako had been drinking until morning
Top Left A wakeup call at seven o'clock every morning

Why Was A Rope Tied To The Kettle?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Top Right Heavy kettle

A Clue The Kettle Was Used To Pull The Rope?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Bottom Right Gen'ei's body
Directly Below Ashtray
Bottom Left A very heavy Shigaraki tanuki statue
Directly Below Last Clue Tipped over table

Why Was The Rope Pulled With A Kettle?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly Above Kettle found by the riverbank
Top Right I was searching for Ayame's glasses

Why Was The Killer Targeting Someone By The River?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Bottom Right Saeita Shijima
Directly Below Last Clue Knocked my glasses out the window

The Sounds Heard In Front Of Gen'ei's Room?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Top Right A faint, distant sound
Bottom Right Toppled Vase
Directly Below Knocked-over armrest

Why Was The Vase Knocked Over?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly Below Swaying rope
Bottom Left The winds from the mountain

Why Did The Killer Knock Over The Vase?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Top Left Gen'ei's room in a mess
Bottom Left His kimono is in disarray, he tried to fight back
Bottom Right A sound like something falling over

Who Could Have Entered Gen'ei's Room?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Directly Above What everyone was doing this morning
Top Right Persons present when the body was found
Bottom Right The night manager's testimony
Directly Below Eizan left the inn
Bottom Left Of Last Clue An emergency patient

When Was Gen'ei Killed?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Bottom Left The body is already completely stiff

Once you complete the Reasoning Phase, you move on to the Solution Phase. This begins with the Summary where Josui asks you questions and you use your hypotheses to try and build an idea of what happened. You only need to complete one set of questions and then you can select 'Finish Reasoning' to move on to the next part.

How To Identify Gen'ei's Killer

It's time to explain what happened to everyone involved and, of course, accuse your chosen suspect. Don't forget, if you make a mistake, you can simply retry. However, you will lose some points off your score for any mistakes made.

We have the correct answers listed in order right here:

Any additional questions in this scene have no impact, so choose whichever you like.

What Really Happened To Nishimari?

What Was Really Used To Hit Nishimari?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Top Left Large rocks in the garden
Bottom Right A flower pot with blood on it

Who Hit The Detective With The Flower Pot?

Position In Relation To Red Mystery Tile Clue
Top Left I bashed his head in with a rock
Top Right I have an interest in ceramics, but...
Directly Below I was working in the garden
Answer Yayoi isn't the one who hit Nishimari

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