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|Japanese name:|| 本堂 瑛祐 |
|Relatives:|| Ethan Hondou (father, deceased) Mrs. Hondou (mother, deceased) |
Hidemi Hondou (older sister)
|Occupation:||Teitan High School Student|
|First appearance:|| Manga: File 508 |
Anime: Episode 429
|Appearances:|| Chapters: 33|
|Keyhole number:||Volume 49|
|Japanese voice:||Junko Noda|
Eisuke Hondou (本堂 瑛祐 Hondō Eisuke) is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.
Eisuke is the son and youngest child of Ethan Hondou and his wife. Eisuke lived with his mother, who worked as a housekeeper, unaware that his father was CIA-agent. His older sister Hidemi was in school abroad during that time, but came and visited during holidays, while his father lived and worked in Osaka and came by on New Year. Eisuke was very sick as a child and was very close with his sister, who always took him to the hospital. During those trip Hidemi told her brother that had a bloodtype that he could share with everyone (meaning he was born a type O). At some point during his childhood in Tokyo he became ill of leukemia and to treat him, Hidemi donated her own bone marrow to him. The operation was a success, but unknown to Eisuke his bloodtype changed from O to AB, because it was Hidemi's blood type and in such treatments the patient's bloodtype can change to the donor's bloodtype. After that his mother passed away due to illness, and Eisuke's father brought him to Osaka to live with him. There he was injured in an accident, and Hidemi was used as blood donor, which was possible, since the siblings now had same bloodtype. But after that surgery, Hidemi left and Eisuke lost contact with her. Soon after Eisuke's father left him in care with a friend to work undercover in the black organisation, but until his death he still had contact with his son and send him money.
Eisuke Hondou first appeared soon after one of Conan's confrontations with the Black Organization, in which it was revealed that popular newscaster Rena Mizunashi was one of their members. He enlisted into Teitan High School and quickly made friends with Ran Mouri and Sonoko Suzuki, who noticed the striking similarity to Mizunashi.
Eisuke had been investigating Rena Mizunashi, noticing the resemblance she had with his sister and suspected that she was connected to Hidemi's disappearance. He learned that Kogoro Mouri was the last to meet her, before she took time off and concluded first he was hiding her somewhere. But as he made research on the detective, he discovered a big difference in his deduction skills before and after he become 'Sleeping Kogoro' and noticed that Conan was always by his side.
Some time later, Eisuke visited Ran's father in his office, where he also ran into Conan. After expressing a vivid interest in Mouri's work, he was invited by Ran to come by anytime, much to the displeasure of Conan, who had become suspicious of Eisuke. This suspicion was confirmed by the fact that in subsequent cases Eisuke made several blunders which would 'incidentally' contribute to the solution of the relevant case.
In time, Conan found out that Eisuke was indeed related to Rena Mizunashi. He had come to Tokyo looking for clues of his sister's whereabouts, sparked by him seeing her working as a newscaster by happenstance. He learned the truth from Conan, Hidemi and Shuichi Akai - that his sister, as well as his late father, were working for the CIA against the Black Organization. Following this revelation, he was offered a place in the Witness Protection Program, which he refused, though he decided to follow in his family's footsteps by joining the CIA one day. Alone with Conan, he also confessed that he had fallen in love with Ran and wished to take her with him to America. When Conan protested, Eisuke laughed out loud, stating that Conan's reaction was the final confirmation he had needed: that Conan was really Shinichi Kudo, and that in fact he was responsible for the "Sleeping Kogoro's success." With this revelation, he asked Conan/Shinichi to take good care of Ran in his stead, thus promising to keep his secret.
Eisuke is a person with extremely bad luck. He's constantly bumping into or falling over something. However, his clumsiness belies a sharp intellect and keen talent for observation: With only few clues to work with, he was able to track down his vanished sister to the Haido Central Hospital, where the FBI was keeping her under guard, and even penetrate the facility to confront Rena Mizunashi - who really was his sister Hidemi - before he was discovered by Conan. He figured out that Shinichi and Conan were the same person before even meeting Conan and managed to force to the truth out of him later.
As a person, Eisuke is usually quite jovial and friendly, though very emotional at times; in stressful situations he often lets his feelings get the better of him.
 Plot overview
Ran mentions they have a new transfer student in their school who looks like Rena Mizunashi, that student is Eisuke Hondou. With that description, Kogoro expects that Eisuke is a girl before actually meeting him. Conan, who has fallen asleep, doesn't hear about it.
Ran's new classmate, Eisuke Hondou wants to meet Kogoro Mouri so he visits his office. He says he wants to meet Kogoro to borrow some of his luck, and considers Kogoro's way of solving cases while sleeping as when God comes to him. Eisuke accompanies Kogoro and they discover a body. He starts observing Kogoro and even questions why Conan is beside Kogoro while solving the case. Conan begins to suspect Eisuke, but drop it when he hits his head on the car's headliner.
Eisuke and Conan are beginning to grow suspicious of each other. It is shown that Eisuke may be easily scared in his reactions to the tales of the demon. He is also able to make some impressive deductions in relation to the murder case, but eventually, his solution is incorrect. Conan is forced to send Yamamura a text with the case solution pretending to be Kogoro, when he noticed that Eisuke is watching him.
Conan starts getting more suspicious of Eisuke. He suspects that Eisuke is related to Rena Mizunashi as well as the Black Organization. He realizes that Eisuke keeps on trying to put the subject on Rena Mizunashi by telling them hints about a missing TV personality lately, bringing them to the place wherein she got into an accident and taken custody by the FBI and other Rena-related things. He also notices that they have the same technique to find out if someone lied where Rena tested it on Conan before.
Eisuke reads a homepage about Rena Mizunashi and finds a post entry about Toji, who the homepage's administrator met, talking about seeing Rena having an accident with a motorbike. Eisuke found some entries about the administrator's strange job, which required taking trash from Toji's neighborhood and switch it with the trash from next time's collaboration, and decided to use it as a case request to Kogoro Mouri and have an excuse to visit Toji's house and meet him. When Conan (via Kogoro) sends Eisuke out of the house along with Ran and Toji, Eisuke gets the opportunity to question Toji. From that Eisuke realized that Rena must be hospitalized.
Conan mentioned Eisuke to Ai. He thinks that the reason that he led Conan, Ran and Kogoro to the mysterious job case, was in order to meet Touji, the witness of Kir's accident. The man who was hired for the job had posted on his blog about Touji and his story, so both Eisuke and Vermouth must have read it and sought out Touji to gain more details. Conan felt that he's not a bad person but Ai cautioned Conan that he was just acting to let his guard down but Conan responded that he saw him crying and thought that he was unable to solve some problem or there was something else but Conan decided to let it go for now.
Conan mentioned Eisuke to Heiji and asked Heiji to Check on something. Heiji asked why he had to do it and if Eisuke had something do with Osaka. Conan responded that he wanted him to check on the person who had the same eyes as Eisuke, Rena Mizunashi, and told Heiji that she was a Black Organization member. Heiji was shocked then Conan told him about the her accident and Conan told him to look up on Eisuke background while looking over on her background.
When Ran, Sonoko, and Conan visit a friend from Middle School in a hospital, they coincidentally meet Eisuke who is looking for his sister, who left 10 years ago. His sister looks exactly like Rena Mizunashi but Eisuke insists that they are different people. To determine whether they are the same or not, they decide to visit a big fan of hers to confirm it. Koushi Anno, a big fan of Rena, tells them that he thinks they're the same person and show them a video wherein Rena has the same hairstyle as in the picture. But Eisuke insists that they are different since the video proves that Rena's blood type is AB, which can't be possible because when he was a kid, he remembered receiving a blood transfusion from her sister and his blood type had been O.
Ran tells Sonoko that she knew where Rena Mizunashi was addressed. Sonoko asks why she did not tell Eisuke. Ran replies saying that she thought that Eisuke would be disappointed that Rena was not his sister. Conan assured that the Black Organization would take an interest in Eisuke because he shared resemblances to Rena. When Sonoko asked about his blood type, Eisuke fell down and said his blood type is O. Then he accompanied Kogoro to a client who was close to his mother who work as a housekeeper. There, Eisuke found his birth certificate showing that his blood type is O, leaving his sister's blood type unsolved. When Eiko Okudaira assumes that Ran was Eisuke's girlfriend, Ran says to her that it's nothing like that, while Eisuke says that she was not his girlfriend. Conan explains that they were here to find out what Eisuke's blood type was, and asked if he was right while looking at Eisuke with a jealous face. While solving a case, the butler tells Conan that Ran and Eisuke were in the bathroom. Conan thought that they were bathing but discovers that Ran was helping him change his clothes. Ran told Conan that she was a bit surprised when he took off his shirt in front of her so suddenly. Conan notices a scar on Eisuke's chest and wonders about what it could be.
After winter break, Conan learns that Ran has lost contact with Eisuke. The last time that Eisuke talked to her was when he told her that he found a clue on his father's company in Haido Central Hospital, the same hospital wherein Rena was secretly confined. Conan decide to inform Jodie about his suspicions on Eisuke. Jodie tells him that Eisuke's father was CIA spy and was killed by Rena four years ago. He later realizes that Eisuke found a Black Organization member and is currently in the hospital. The FBI decide to search for the undercover Black Organization member. While searching in the hospital for clue on Eisuke and the Black Organization, a nurse informs Conan that she remembers that Eisuke had a surgery in Tokyo due to his leukemia.
The night before they decide to move Rena, Eisuke visits Rena's room and attempts to force her to wake up. When he tries to stab her with scissors, Rena stops him and calls him Ei-chan. She tells Eisuke that it is reason enough to get out of this without asking her anything else, but Eisuke refuses to believe it, saying that her blood type is AB while his is O. Conan appears and says that his blood type is now AB and that Rena, who is actually his sister, is member of a certain organization. Hidemi and Eisuke now have the same blood type, AB, after he received a bone marrow transplant from her when he had leukemia. Eisuke is shocked at this revelation. Conan explains that he heard his from a nurse who also explained that the scar in the middle of his chest was due to multiple insertion of a needle to test a tumor that was circulating in the marrow. Eisuke asks why did she not tell him about it and why she changed her name and became an announcer. Conan says that she is a CIA agent, as well as his father, Ethan Hondou. Rena becoming an announcer was part of the plan, and she was going to pretend to be a different person if he came after her. Conan respond to Hidemi that the plan backfired since Eisuke come see her in this condition. Eisuke becomes confused and asks about the organization. Akai then appears and says that this is all the information he is permitted to know. Camel forces Eisuke to leave.
Conan and Haibara meet Ran, Sonoko and Eisuke in a book store Conan ask Eisuke that he heard that he was not is school for awhile Ran respond that Eisuke reinstated today and Ran Mention that she heard that Eisuke was absent due to a illness and was recuperated from illness while Sonoko Tease Him that it was Love Sickness and Eisuke respond it just only a regular illness. Eisuke remarks that "he probably won't need" a study book the girls are buying, and that he "hates to be restricted by anything; even time." Eisuke visits a karaoke box along with Ran, Sonoko, and Conan. Conan and Haibara notice that a man is trailing the group, and Conan suggests that the man is likely an FBI agent keeping tabs on Eisuke, since he refused access to the Witness Protection Program.
In the karaoke box, Eisuke leaves to visit the bathroom. He takes a very long time to return, and does so with a terrified expression. The body of the man trailing the group is discovered in another room. Conan suspects Eisuke, since he is under the impression that the deceased was tracking him. However, it is soon revealed that the man was in fact a stalker with a fixation on Sonoko. (What had frightened Eisuke was when he mistakenly opened another customer's room, he saw what he mistook as two men kissing.) Ran is very glad that Eisuke is innocent, to the point where her eyes become tearful.
At the ending of the case, Eisuke walks home alone with Conan. He asks Conan to speak with Shinichi about his intentions to marry Ran and live with her in America. Conan angrily tells him that he can't, and reveals his identity as Shinichi Kudo to Eisuke. Eisuke laughs, and informs Conan that he had guessed it all along- showing all his deductions to Conan. He then tells Conan that he will move to America and join the CIA, following in his father and sister's footsteps. He admits that he was looking into Kogoro, because he had heard he was the last person to see Rena Mizunashi before she disappeared. He had concluded that Kogoro was sheltering her some way, but after checking him out, Eisuke realized that there was a big difference in his skill before and after he becomes the sleeping Kogoro. He connected Kogoro's rise as detective with Shinichi's absent from school and with Conan's present. But he did fell in love with Ran, so he asks Shinichi to make her happy.
 Relationships analysis
 Family and friends
 Hidemi Hondou
His sister had always and taken care of him. Eisuke mentioned that when he was a child, he got injured getting hit by a car, and she saved his life by donating her blood to him. Eisuke said that she was the reason why he's alive today and try to find her. While infiltrating the Black Organization, Hidemi had to cut off all contact with her family including Eisuke. Eisuke never gave up on finding his older sister even though she left when Eisuke was only about seven. Hidemi seemed to care a lot about Eisuke despite being separated; she burst into tears after meeting a young child who had been stalking her because she looked like his dead mother. When she discovered Eisuke was getting close to her trying to uncover her identity, she risked a meeting with Kogoro Mouri, hoping to convince him to take Eisuke away from her to keep him safe, and promised to tell information to the FBI if they put Eisuke in the witness protection program.
 Ran Mouri
In The Blind Spot in the Karaoke Box, Eisuke has some interest in Ran. He admits to Conan that he loves Ran and claims that he would take Ran to America and live happily ever after there, and wonders if he should ask for Shinichi's permission. Conan, without hesitating, refuses, revealing his identity.
 Conan Edogawa
Eisuke shows interest in Conan. Eisuke often asks why Conan was around when Kogoro solved cases. Later, Conan reveals himself as Shinichi to Eisuke, and Eisuke reveals that he had suspected Conan's identity for a while. They share a neutral farewell when he goes to America to to join the CIA in his father and sister's footsteps.
 Ethan Hondou
Ethan Hondou was Eisuke's father. They used to eat okonomiyaki together at a restaurant when Eisuke was a child. Ethan later committed suicide in order to cover Hidemi's identity as a CIA operative.
 Mrs. Hondou
Eisuke lived with his mother during his childhood until she passed away. He shares a great resemblance with her.
 Kogoro Mouri
Eisuke had originally suspected that Kogoro had hide Rena Mizunashi away and did research on him. However he noticed a big difference between his detective skills and the skills of Sleeping Kogoro, which turned his attention to Conan.
 Sonoko Suzuki
 Name origin
Eisuke's name comes from "Bondo" (ボンド), the Japanese pronunciation of (James) "Bond", and mystery writer Eisuke Kaito (海渡 英祐 Kaito Eisuke). If the kanji of 本堂 瑛祐 are read strictly with on'yomi pronunciation, they are read as "hon-tou ei-yuu", which is homophonous to 本当英雄 ("real hero").
 In other languages
 Different looks
 See also
- ^ Episode 427-428: Super Secret of the Road to School
- ^ Episode 429-430: Two People Who Can't Return
- ^ Episode 462-465: The Shadow of the Black Organization
- ^ Episode 491-504: Clash of Red and Black