Kaiju Gomera vs. Kamen Yaiba

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Episode 965-968
(Int. Episode 1022-1025)

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Title: Kaiju Gomera vs. Kamen Yaiba
Japanese title: 大怪獣ゴメラVS仮面ヤイバー
(Daikaijū Gomera Vāsasu Kamen Yaibā)
Original airdate: January 4, 2020 (Prologue ( Jo?))
January 11, 2020 (Interlude ( Yabu?))
January 18, 2020 (Climax ( Kyū?))
January 25, 2020 (Finale ( Ketsu?))
Broadcast rating: 6.6% (Prologue)
6.9% (Interlude)
7.3% (Climax)
7.7% (Finale)
Filler case: #327
Season: 30
Manga source: TV Original
English version
English title: Kaiju Gomera vs Kamen Yaiba
Dubbed episode: 965-968
English airdate: February 8, 2023 (Tubi)
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Ran Mouri
Kogoro Mouri 
Heiji Hattori
Kazuha Toyama
Ai Haibara
Detective Boys
Goro Otaki
Fumimaro Ayanokoji
Heizo Hattori
Ginshiro Toyama
Kamen Yaiba
Ryusuke Higo
Case solved by: Heiji Hattori
Kogoro Mouri (via Conan)
Conan Edogawa
Next Conan's Hint: Online news (Prologue)
Bomb (Interlude)
Crazy trick (Climax)
Hairpin (Finale)
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Screenplay: Takahiro Okura
Storyboard: 965:

Hiroaki Takagi 
Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Hiroaki Takagi 
Nobuharu Kamanaka
967: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
968: Yasuichiro Yamamoto

Episode director: 965: Hiroaki Takagi
966: Nobuharu Kamanaka
967: Minoru Tozawa
968: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Animation director: Supervisor: Seiji Muta
Hirona Okada
Kenichi Otomo
Michitaka Yamamoto
Keiko Sasaki
Aya Kobayashi
Marie Nagano
Atsuya Miura (asst.)
Mari Tominaga (asst.)
Rei Masunaga (asst.)
Ken Araya (asst.)
Kenichi Otomo
Nanae Yonemoto
967: Keiko Sasaki
Keiko Sasaki
Asuka Tsubuki
Nobuyuki Iwai
Character Design: Masatomo Sudo
Akiko Motoyoshi (sub-character)
Hiroshi Ogawa (design works)
Opening song: Makka na Lip
Closing song: Sukoshi Zutsu Sukoshi Zutsu
Prev episode: « Kogoro Mouri's Grand Lecture
Next episode: The Young Kaga Lady's Mystery Tour »
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Detective Conan Episode Novellization

Kaiju Gomera vs. Kamen Yaiba (大怪獣ゴメラVS仮面ヤイバー Daikaijū Gomera Vāsasu Kamen Yaibā?) is the 965th, 966th, 967th, and 968th episode of the Detective Conan anime. The main setting is the new Nichiuri TV station in Osaka, which is modeled after Yomiuri TV new headquarters that started its operation on September 1, 2019.







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Location: Nichiuri TV station, Osaka
Victim: Isato Yonekura
Age: 43 years old
Time: Morning
Cause of death: Stab wound
Culprits: Takeru Kouchi and Yoshito Mihara
After cornering him in the props room, they dropped a puppet on him which knocked him out before stabbing him to death.
Attempted Murder

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Location: Road near Osaka's Nichiuri TV station, Osaka
Victims: Ran Mouri and Kazuha Toyama
Age: 16 years old (Ran) and 17 years old (Kazuha)
Time: Afternoon
Attack types: Car ramming
Culprit: Takeru Kouchi
Trying to escape police, Kouchi drove Yonekura's black Lincoln Navigator that he had just stolen without his partner-in-crime Mihara since he was caught by the police. Since he didn't to stop his car, he nearly ran over Ran but she was saved on time by Fumimaro Ayanokoji who just happened to come by. Kazuha, who was walking with Ran, escaped getting ran over since Ran pushed her on the side.
Bombing-Accidental Murder

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Location: Road near Osaka's Nichiuri TV station, Osaka
Victim: Takeru Kouchi
Age: 35 years old
Time: Afternoon
Cause of death: Explosion from car crash impact
Suspects: Unknown
After driving past Ran, Kouchi sped but a taxi came from another runway and Kouchi was forced to turn at his right and crashed into the nearby river. The unstable explosive inside the car caused it to explode and kill Kouchi on the spot. It is believed by the police that the original target to be killed by the explosive was Yonekura and not Kouchi.


Bombing-Murder (Past)

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Location: Takaragaike road, Kyoto
Victim: Takashi Onda
Age: 43 years old
Time: 2 days ago at night
Cause of death: Explosion from car crash impact
Suspects: Unknown
While Onda was drunk, he drove on Takaragaike and his car exploded killing him instantly. The explosive used was acetone peroxide, just like in Kouchi's car crash accident.

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Location: Unnamed company warehouse near Osaka Castle
Victim: Ryohei Suemura
Age: 51 years old
Time: Morning
Cause of death: Explosion
Suspects: Unknown
Otaki comes to the filming site and brings Heiji and Conan to another case which just happened : Ryohei Suemura, an employee for the company which produces Kamen Yaiba vs. Gomera was killed when he opened a box of explosives (the same used in the previous murders) in an abandoned warehouse which was to be used to film some movie scenes.



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Location: House in Sakai
Victim: Katsuji Ishizawa
Age: 38 years old
Time: Midnight
Suspects: Unknown
While staking out his house, the police find out he has been bound and gagged inside it and that he was just barely alive. Fortunately, he survived and has been brought to the police hospital to recover.
Robbery (Past)

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Location: Mansion in Kobe
Victim: Old couple and two employees
Age: Unknown
Time: 10 years ago
Robbed items: 120 million yen (approx. 1 million $ / 33.4 million ฿)
Suspects: Isato Yonekura, Katsuji Ishizawa, Ryohei Suemura, Takashi Onda and an unknown person
Ten years ago, four people robbed a mansion in Kobe and took away 120 million yen. Later investigations made it clear that the culprits were likely to be the four members of "Team Yonekura". While analyzing the proof that was on DVD, they find out that indeed the four of them were part of it but that there was a fifth member, the one who filmed the video.


Bomb Threat

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Location: Nichiuri TV Station, Osaka
Victims: All guests
Age: Wide range
Number of bombs: 2
Suspects: Unknown
The culprit tried to kill Koichi Ishizawa by putting bombs at the place he worked. It turns out he didn't go and thus, Heiji and Conan have to disarm the bombs before the guests are hurt.


  • Resolution


    • This is the first anime-original case that occupies the length of four episodes; the episodes' production standard is also extremely close to the movies.
      • In the summer of 2018, after Takahiro Okura had finished composing the script for Movie 23: The Fist of Blue Sapphire, the director Yasuichiro Yamamoto commissioned him to conceive the script of this case.
    • The producer victim is named after actual Detective Conan producer Isato Yonekura; which is also the second Detective Conan producer who was "persecuted" in the anime, after Michihiko Suwa.
    • The case reveals that Kazuha actually likes the Gomera movies since she watched them when she was young with Heiji although this fact is not confirmed in the manga.
    • Taiho Pictures is a pun to Toho Pictures, the company which produces the Detective Conan movies.
    • The ultimate scene regarding the bomb disposal pays homage to Movie 1: The Time-Bombed Skyscraper.
    • The four section titles: (Jo ?), (Yabu ?), (Kyū ?), and (Ketsu ?) originate from concepts of Japanese traditional literature; whilst paying homage to the naming manner of the TV movie Rebuild of Evangelion.
    • Yonekura's SUV stolen by Mihara and Kouchi is a 2007 black clearcoat Lincoln Navigator (U326). The license plate number is 浪速 300, よ 12-09 (Naniwa 300, Yo 12-09).
    • One of the cars in the parking is a brown Toyota Prius. The license plate number is 浪速 301, ふ 68-20 (Naniwa 301, Fu 68-20). Another Toyota Prius, although white, is seen at the scene of Onda's accident.
    • The Naniwa Police Hospital (浪速警察病院 Naniwa keisatsu byōin?) is in fact the Osaka Police Hospital (大阪警察病院 Ōsaka keisatsu byōin?).
    • Onda's blue car is a bleu abysse 2018 Alpine A110 Premiere Edition. The license plate number is 浪速 332, り 1-10 (Naniwa 332, Ri 1-10).
    • Onda's red car was a rosso portofino pearl 2018 Ferrari Portofino [F164]. The license plate number was 浪速 332, は 1-64 (Naniwa 332, Wa 1-64).
    • Otaki's police car is a Toyota Crown. The license plate number is 浪速 800, ? 33-86 (Naniwa 800, ? 33-86).
    • Fumimaro Ayanokoji's car is a bianco ghiaccio 2006 Alfa Romeo Brera 1750 TBi. The license plate number is 東山 302, よ 11-17 (Higashiyama 302, Yo 11-17).
    • On several promotional materials[1], the character designer Masatomo Sudo was recorded with the position of "Chief Animation Director", yet he was never credited with that role in the ending credits.
    • This was the first episode to be dubbed by Macias Group, and also the first one to be dubbed into English in nearly fourteen years after Funimation last dubbed episode.


    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) El gran monstre Gomera contra Yaiba l'Emmascarat
    (Pròleg / Introducció / Nus / Desenllaç)
    The great monster Gomera against Masked Yaiba
    (Prologue / Introduction / Body / Conclusion)
    Flag of France French (Subbed) Gomera, le monstre géant, contre Masked Yaiber Gomera, the giant monster, vs. Masked Yaiber
    Flag of South Korea Korean 대 괴수 고메라 VS 가면 야이바 Big Monster Gomera vs. Kamen Yaiba
    Flag of Thailand Thai สัตว์ประหลาดยักษ์โกเมล่า ปะทะ หน้ากากไยบะ
    (ปฐมบท / ทำลาย / ไล่ล่า / บทสรุป)
    Gomera The Giant Monster vs. Kamen Yaiba
    (Prologue / Destroy / Chase / Conclusion)
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Quái vật Gomera VS Kamen Yaiba (Mở màn)
    Quái vật Gomera VS Kamen Yaiba (Đoạn giữa)
    Quái vật Gomera VS Kamen Yaiba (Đoạn cao trào)
    Quái vật Gomera VS Kamen Yaiba (Phần kết)


    See also

    Episodes of Season 30