Chase the Miyama Stag Beetle

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Episode 663
(Int. Episode 715)

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Title: Chase the Miyama Stag Beetle
Japanese title: ミヤマクワガタを追え
(Miyama Kuwagata o Oe)
Original airdate: July 7, 2012
Broadcast rating: 11,4%
Filler case: #195
Season: 21
Manga source: TV Original
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Hiroshi Agasa
Ai Haibara
Detective Boys
Chiharu Matsubara
Case solved by: Hiroshi Agasa (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: The name
Director: Koujin Ochi
Screenplay: Toyoto Kogiso
Storyboard: Shigenori Kageyama
Episode director: Shirabe Kobayashi
Animation Director: Miyuki Hanawa
Masahiko Matsuo
Moriyasu Taniguchi
Key Animator: Seiji Muta, Nobuyuki Iwai, Chiemi Hironaka
Character Design: Masatomo Sudo
Seiji Muta
Nobuyuki Iwai (sub-character)
Kumiko Shishido (design works)
Production Cooperation: CL Corporation
Opening song: Miss Mystery
Closing song: Overwrite
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Chase the Miyama Stag Beetle (ミヤマクワガタを追え Miyama Kuwagata o Oe?) is the 663rd episode of Detective Conan anime.





At Teitan Elementary School, Genta and Mitsuhiko see a student showing off because he managed to catch a beetle and get jealous.

At Agasa's house, Genta and Mitsuhiko tell Agasa about catching the rhinoceros beetle and Agasa knows a place to get them. Agasa's old friend lives in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, so Conan, Haibara, Agasa, and the Detective Boys go on a trip.

When they arrive, they meet Agasa's old friend named Ryutarou Namatame. Later, Genta is thirsty so they all go to the shop called "Michi no eki" where they sell food and drinks. Namatame talks to a man named Kei Yabe who's eating ramen while getting a bit upset about Yabe telling Namatame a lie that he's been playing pachinko. Yabe tells Namatame that it's not what it looks like.

Genta and Mitsuhiko find the bug cages filled with all kinds of beetles and they are excited about it until suddenly, the man named Shuhei Ikeda tells Genta and Mitsuhiko not to touch it. He tells them that the Tocoro Department is coming to retrieve them. Namatame tells Ikeda that the kids want to look at them and Ikeda doesn't have to make a big fuss about it. After that, Namatame tells the Detective Boys when Ikeda was a child, he was very stingy.

At Namatame's house, the Detective Boys are having watermelon for a snack. They have made a plan to go into the forest and catch some beetles.

In the forest, Conan puts slices of stinky bananas mixed with sake into socks that each of Detective Boys are holding and ties the socks to the branches of a tree so later the beetles will be attracted to it at night.

When Conan, Haibara, and the Detective Boys find a truck, Genta looks inside and Yabe suddenly appears from under the truck. Yabe angrily asks Genta what is he looking at. Genta didn't do anything wrong so Yabe tells the kids to go away.

That night at Namatame's house, Namatame and Agasa are having a little conversation about Agasa's inventions. At precisely 10:00 pm, the Detective Boys head back to the forest where they left their bait to attract the beetles. Namatame warns the kids that there could be snakes in the forest so Agasa decides to go with them.

In the forest, they are lot of beetles on the socks attached to the tree branches, and the Detective Boys are very happy to have caught them. As they head back to the house, they spot Ikeda walking on the streets moaning about Namatame.

When Conan, Haibara, Agasa, and the Detective Boys arrive at Namatame's house, they find Namatame lying on the floor, bloodied and injured.

Attempted Murder

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Location: Namatame's house
Victim: Ryutarou Namatame
Age: 52 years old
Injury: Blunt force trauma
Suspects: Kei Yabe and Shuhei Ikeda

Conan tells Namatame to get a hold of himself and suddenly, Namatame says "Miyama stag beetle" before losing consciousness. When Haibara is about to call an ambulance with her cellphone, she notices that the Buddha statue Ryutarou had is gone.


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Location: Namatame's house
Suspects: Kei Yabe and Shuhei Ikeda
Someone stole the Buddha statue.

Haibara doesn't have a signal on her cellphone so she goes outside to look for one. Conan finds a small amount of hair on Namatame's back and wonders what did Namatame mean by "Miyama stag beetle".

Namatame is taken to the hospital still unconscious. The police arrive, and the investigation begins. Conan and the Detective Boys report everything they've seen, and also about the Buddha statue that had gone missing. The police also mention a similar case involving another missing Buddha statue that took place at Kenkan Temple. Conan gives the hair he found on Namatame to the police so they can give it to the forensics team to exam it. Agasa is still wondering what Namatame meant when he said "Miyama stag beetle", because, of course, the culprit can't be the beetle. Haibara mentions that she and the Detective Boys saw Ikeda while walking in the forest. Genta now knows that he has seen the beetles at Michi no eki.

The police find Ikeda and they want to bring him in for questioning. The police ask Ikeda where he was at 12:00 am. Mitsuhiko says that he was walking on the streets angrily saying, "That Ryutarou! I can't let my guard down!" The reason why Ikeda was saying that is because when he was watering the rice garden, the water suddenly turned off. The only one who could and would do that was Namatame. That's why he wanted to teach him a lesson when saw him again. He says that he never would have tried to kill Namatame. Conan asks Ikeda about the Buddha statue. Ikeda remembers there was a dirty one and he has a clue. He talks about Kei Yabe who had lots of tools in his truck while being very sneaky. That made Ikeda suspicious. Genta remembers Yabe was wearing a Miyama stag beetle shirt.

The police visit Yabe because they want to question him. They ask Yabe where he was at 12:00 am. Yabe says he was at home, alone. Ikeda calls Yabe a liar because when Ikeda was watering the rice field and when he was on his way home, he visited Yabe's house and his truck wasn't there. The police asks Yabe if he did enter Namatame's house, assault him, and steal the Buddha statue. Yabe denies it. Conan asks Officer Iwanaga about hair that was found on Namatame and Officer Iwanaga says it belonged to a dog.

Conan, Haibara, and Agasa head back to Michi no eki to find some clues. Conan asked anybody if they remember Conan and the group visiting to Michi no eki. Nobody can remember except one person who sells plants. The plant owner remembered they was a couple buying the potted flower. The plant owner showed the potted flower to Conan and seeing this finally helps him solve the case.


  • Resolution


    Episode 725
    • Namatame's house reappears in a painting in Suzuki Museum from Kaitou Kid and the Blush Mermaid.
    • Ryutarou Namatame's truck is a Mazda Bongo.
    • Kei Yabe's truck is a Mazda Bongo. The license plate number is 甲府 410, は 19-20 (Kofu 410, Ha 19-20).

    BGM listing

    # Song Title Romaji Translation OST
    0:07 - 1:16 昼下がりの天使たち(摩天楼ヴァージョン) Hirusagari no Tenshitachi(Matenrō Vājon) Early Afternoon Angels(Skyscraper Version) Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
    3:22 - 4:26 ????
    4:30 - 6:19 ????
    7:42 - 8:23 ベルモット Berumotto Vermouth Detective Conan "The Raven Chaser" Original Soundtrack
    9:03 - 9:35 友情 Yūjou Friendship Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 4 ~Isoge! Shōnen Tanteidan~
    10:15 - 11:06 謎解き(その1) Nazotoki (Sono 1) Riddle Solution (Part 1) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
    11:12 - 12:01 古城のテーマ Kojō no Tēma The Old Castle's Theme Detective Conan "The Last Wizard of the Century" Original Soundtrack
    12:42 - 14:21 小五郎の推理 Kogorō no Suiri Kogoro's Deduction Detective Conan "Countdown to Heaven" Original Soundtrack
    14:39 - 15:25 コナン推理 Konan Suiri Conan's Deduction Detective Conan "Countdown to Heaven" Original Soundtrack
    15:29 - 15:55 スズランの花 Suzuran no Hana The Lily of the Valley Flower Detective Conan "The Raven Chaser" Original Soundtrack
    17:26 - 18:04 ビートルジュース Biitorujūsu Betelgeuse Detective Conan "The Raven Chaser" Original Soundtrack
    19:25 - 20:27 ????
    20:31 - 21:53 ????
    23:44 - 23:58 THE END(あれまぁ~) THE END (Aremā~) THE END ("Good Heavens!") Detective Conan "Captured in Her Eyes" Original Soundtrack


    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) A la recerca de l'escarbat de Miyama Searching Miyama's scarab
    Flag of Italy Italian Il caso del cervo volante Miyama The Miyama stag beetle case
    Flag of Thailand Thai ตามล่าด้วงกว่างมิยามะ Hunting the Miyama Stag Beetle
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Săn đuổi loài bọ vừng Miyama

    See also

    Episodes of Season 21
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