Hidemi Hondou

From Detective Conan Wiki
Ambox content.png This article contains significant spoilers about major events concerning this person. It is likely you will be spoiled if you have not read all the manga released to date. To find out what pages will be safe for you to read, please consult our wiki spoiler policy.
Hidemi Hondou is a featured article This is a featured article on the Detective Conan Wiki. This article was featured on February 19, 2012


Hidemi Hondou

Hidemi Hondou Profile.jpg

Profile
Japanese name: 本堂 瑛海
(Hondō Hidemi)
Age: 27[1]
Gender: Female
Relatives: Ethan Hondou (father, deceased)
Mrs. Hondou‎ (mother, deceased)
‎‎ Eisuke Hondou (younger brother)
Mr. Hondou (paternal grandfather, deceased)
Mrs. Hondou (paternal grandmother, deceased)
Occupation: CIA Agent
Aliases: Kir
Rena Mizunashi
Statistics
First appearance: Manga: File 499
Anime: Episode 425
Appearances: Chapters: 59
Episodes: 36
Movies: 2
OVAs: 1
Specials: 1
Openings: 13
Closings: 1
Keyhole number: Volume 48
Actors
Japanese voice: Kotono Mitsuishi
English voice: Jennifer Losi

Hidemi Hondou (本堂 瑛海 Hondō Hidemi?), also known by her alias Rena Mizunashi (水無 怜奈 Mizunashi Rena?), and by her Black Organization codename Kir (キール Kīru?), is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.

Background

Hidemi Hondou is an undercover CIA agent who has managed to infiltrate the Black Organization under the codename Kir. She has a younger brother named Eisuke. Her father, Ethan Hondou, who was also in the CIA and undercover, committed suicide in order to save his daughter after a mistake nearly caused her to lose her cover in the organization.

When both were much younger, she once donated bone marrow to Eisuke to cure his leukemia, and this resulted in Eisuke's blood type changing from O to AB. Some time later, when Eisuke was injured in a car accident, Hidemi donated blood to him, which she was able to because they now had same blood type.

After joining the CIA, Hidemi was sent back to Japan to work with her father, who was undercover in the Black Organization. Her original mission was to help a middleman, Barney, in, since the one that her father normally used had been killed. After that she was supposed to fake death and leave the organization. But due to her imprudence, her father and Barney had to commit suicide, and Hidemi was forced to stay and continue her father's mission. The boss of the organization was impressed by her false report of Ethan Hondou's death and granted her the codename Kir soon after.

Conan first encountered Hidemi as a newscaster under the alias Rena Mizunashi when she asked Kogoro to solve a trivial stalking case. She wanted the detective's phone number to ask him to protect Eisuke, who had become suspicious of her. After the stalking case was solved, Conan discovered (accidentally) that she was a codenamed Black Organization member and a leading participant in an assassination plot. He managed to squander the first assassination attempt with the aid of the FBI, so the Black Organization changed their plan and Hidemi was ordered to head to another place. She suffered an accident on the way and fell into a coma, whereupon she was sent to a hospital secretly by the FBI, who was closely following her at the time of the accident. Knowing that Kir had fallen into the hands of their enemies, the Black Organization began searching for her frantically, and so did Eisuke. Later, the FBI and Conan discovered her true allegiance and deliberately allowed the Black Organization to recapture her so the she could continue her infiltration mission. Eisuke also learnt that she was working for the CIA; this, along with other factors, inspired him to head to the United States in pursuit of the same career.

Personality

Despite having to maintain her cover within the Black Organization, Hidemi remains a compassionate person and attempts to preserve as many lives as she can. Having seen him in action, she has come to trust Conan and his judgments implicitly. Among the members of the Black Organization though, she appears to be cold and obedient to her superiors, but she acts a bit more merciful than the others, causing Gin to get suspicious of her at times.

Appellations

Plot overview

Black Impact (Manga: 499-504, Anime: 425)

Rena hospitalized.

Hidemi first meets Conan in her newscaster identity. Rena has, for some time, been stalked at her own housedoor, with someone ringing her doorbell on Saturdays and sleeping pills being left on her doorstep. Rena's friend Yoko decides to call in Kogoro, who goes to her apartment in Ran and Conan's company. In order to track down the culprit, Conan pastes a bug next to her door.
Eventually, the stalker turns out to be a young boy. The boy is a fan of Rena (because his late mother ostensibly resembled Hidemi), and when she was transferred to a different time, he thought that the reason she did not show up on TV was that she had overslept. So he decided to ring the doorbell to wake her up in order to see her more regularly on TV, and he deposited the pills so she could have more restful sleeps. Facing these facts, Rena gently encourages the boy to get over his mother's death and look forward. Shortly after Conan and the others leaves, Rena also departs, but in the process Conan's bug falls off and accidentally gets stuck to the sole of her shoe. Right afterwards, to Conan's immense shock, Rena makes a call to no one other than Gin, who directs her to assassinate a popular politician; under the guise of a TV interview, Rena is to guide him to a place where he could be easily dispatched.

Conan of course decides to intervene, and he, Professor Agasa and Haibara take up the pursuit, during which they also meet Jodie (who has tagged along as well). They just barely manage to thwart the assassination, but the Organization has a backup plan, with Rena pursuing their target on a motorbike. FBI attempts to apprehend her on her way, and an accident (unrelated to the FBI's actions) ensues in which Rena is severely injured and falls into a coma. She is sent to the Haido Central Hospital and is kept under the FBI's constant guard.

Eisuke's First Appearance (Manga: 508-510, Anime: 429-430)

Shortly after Rena is hospitalized, a clumsy young man named Eisuke Hondou moves into the neighborhood and decides to tag along with Kogoro. His suspicious behavior and his astonishing physical similarity to Rena lead Conan to believe that he is somehow in cahoots with her.

Clash of Red and Black (Manga: 595-609, Anime: 495-504)

In time it turns out that Eisuke is in fact Rena/Hidemi's younger brother, and that he has been looking for her after her inexplicable disappearance. And Hidemi herself is in fact an agent of the CIA who has taken her father's place as a mole in the Black Organization following a blunder on her part.

Akai's death at Raiha Pass (Manga: 605-609, Anime: 501-504)

Gin orders Kir to call Akai out to Raiha Pass.

Gin is suspicious of how ineffective the FBI's plan was and that Akai barely interfered with the recapture at all. This makes him think that Akai is still hiding something; soon, this doubt is relayed to the boss, who plans a test of Kir's loyalty. Meanwhile, Andre Camel becomes a suspect in an unrelated murder case. The Black Organization hears about it, and taking advantage of the FBI being distracted, Gin orders Kir to call Akai out to meet with her and kill him to regain the boss' trust. Kir meets with Akai at Raiha Pass and apparently kills him, but, in reality, Akai survives, thanks to the plan that he, Kir, and Conan have come up with.

Red, White, and Yellow Arson case (Manga: 622-624, Anime: 509-510)

After having regained her standing in the Black Organization, she continues to feed information to both the CIA and the FBI, including that an agent named Bourbon has been sent to track down the renegade, Sherry.[3]

Department Store Bomber Case (Manga: 700-704, Anime: 578-581)

After seeing the news regarding the department bomber case, the organization spotted Scar Akai coincidentally recorded in the news. Although Vodka assumed that the person's just a splitting image of Akai, since there's no way that he is alive as they witness Shuichi's death being executed through the video transmitted from the camera that was attached in Kir's collar. Gin couldn't believe that was just a coincidence, hence his suspicion towards Kir arises again assuming that she and Shuichi might have set up some kind of trick to deceive them. However, Kir denied any of it saying, "I only did that because you were the one who told me to shoot him in the head... not to mention that you were also the one who told me to call him to Raiha Pass... Afterward, I was under the organization's watch up until I met him there. With that, how could I have pulled any type of trick?" She then added, "That is unless you're implying he or I had superhuman brainpower that allowed us to calculate that far ahead; maybe then we could have tricked you. Yes, a mind like that of Sherlock Holmes. So how about you quit it with your strange doubts, and just be truly happy that our enemy is dead?". Gin ultimately relents due to Vermouth telling him what was really happening, and, thus, Kir manages to survive the situation.

Scarlet Epilogue (Manga: 898, Anime: 783)

Rena sends a brief message to Akai, telling him that the second-in-command of the organization, "RUM", is on the move.

FBI Serial Murder Case (Manga: 1061-1066, Anime: TBD)

Kir appears with the organization to join the operation of eliminate the FBI. She joins with Vermouth and shoot Camel at Umibotaru, causing him falling into sea. However, Gin decide to find Camel due to Korn remembers he has seen Camel before. They arrive at Umizarujima and split up for searching Camel. She secretly contact Akai to tell him the organization operation and she will shoot Camel's face if the organization orders. Camel manage to fake his death in front of the organization. After that, Vermouth shows Camel's photo to Korn and remembers Camel is the photo from Rum send to him 2 years ago instead of the operation of rescuing her from Clash of Red and Black. Thus, Kir once again manages to survive the situation.

Non-canon plot overview

The Darkest Nightmare (Movie: 20)

Black Iron Submarine (Movie: 26)

Relationships analysis

Family and friends

Eisuke Hondou

Hidemi was very close to Eisuke when he was a child, and visited him and their mother during holidays. 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 seems to care a lot about Eisuke despite them being separated for years, and when she discovers that Eisuke has been looking for clues of her, she risks a meeting with Kogoro, hoping to convince him to take Eisuke away from her and keep him safe. It is unknown whether she is aware that Eisuke has decided to turn down the witness protection program and head to the US in order to follow her and his father's path.

Black Organization

Gin

Even though Kir has managed to fake Shuichi Akai's death successfully by shooting at his head at close range in front of Gin's eyes, Gin is still suspicious of Akai being alive and Kir's allegiance to the Black Organization.

Name origin

According to Akai, her alias Rena Mizunashi is actually a mnemonic for 007, the service number of fictional secret agent James Bond. "Mizunashi", meaning "no water", is a subtle reference to zero. "Rena" is a contraction of the numbers zero (rei) and seven (nana). "Hondou" from Hidemi Hondou comes from "Bondo" (ボンド), the Japanese pronounciation of (James) Bond.

Different looks

Episode 425
Episode 580

Trivia

  • Kir is a cocktail made of crème de cassis and white wine. Depending on how one looks at it, it breaks the Black Organization codename pattern for women because it is a wine-based cocktail rather than a straight variety of wine. However, it still has something to do with wine regardless, and thus, one way or another, still goes along with the pattern of women having wine-related codenames.
  • Kir is seen driving two different cars; a silver 1987 Citroën BX GTi 16v Série 2 during episode 425, and a dark coloured NC Mazda MX-5 with the power-retractable hardtop during episode 504.

In other languages

Kir

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese キル Kir
Flag of China Chinese (Simplified) 基尔 Jī'ěr

Rena Mizunashi

Language Given Name Family Name
Flag of Japan Japanese 怜奈 Rena 水無 Mizunashi
Flag of China Chinese (Simplified) 怜奈 Liánnài 水无 Shǔiwú

Hidemi Hondou

Language Given Name Family Name
Flag of Japan Japanese 瑛海 Hidemi 本堂 Hondou
Flag of China Chinese (Simplified) 瑛海 Yīnghǎi 本堂 Běntáng

See also

References

  1. ^ File 499. She has the usual suspect box in the manga version of this case.
  2. ^ Movie 18: Dimensional Sniper
  3. ^ Red, White, and Yellow Arson case (Manga: 622-624, Anime: 509-510)
Main Characters
Protagonists Shinichi KudoConan EdogawaRan MouriKogoro Mouri
Detective Boys Ai HaibaraAyumi YoshidaMitsuhiko TsuburayaGenta Kojima
Family & Friends Hiroshi AgasaSonoko SuzukiEri KisakiYusaku KudoYukiko KudoHeiji HattoriKazuha ToyamaYoko OkinoSumiko KobayashiTomoaki AraideMakoto KyogokuShizuka HattoriJirokichi SuzukiEisuke HondouAzusa EnomotoSubaru OkiyaMasumi SeraShukichi HanedaSakurako Yonehara
Tokyo Metropolitan Police District Juzo MegureWataru TakagiMiwako SatoNinzaburo ShiratoriYumi MiyamotoKazunobu ChibaNaeko MiikeKiyonaga MatsumotoInspector YuminagaShintaro ChakiHyoue Kuroda
Osaka Police District Heizo HattoriGinshiro ToyamaGoro Otaki
Nagano Police District Kansuke YamatoYui UeharaTaka'aki Morofushi
Other police districts Sango YokomizoMisao YamamuraJugo YokomizoFumimaro Ayanokoji
NPA and Public Security Bureau Rei Furuya (Bourbon)Hiromitsu MorofushiYuya Kazami
FBI Shuichi AkaiJodie StarlingJames BlackAndre Camel
CIA Hidemi Hondou (Kir)Ethan Hondou
MI6 Mary SeraTsutomu Akai
Black Organization The BossRumGinVodkaVermouthChiantiKornShiho MiyanoAkemi MiyanoElena MiyanoAtsushi MiyanoTequilaPiscoCalvadosRikumichi KusudaKi'ichiro Numabuchi
Magic Kaito Kaito KurobaKaitou KidAoko NakamoriGinzo NakamoriToichi KurobaChikage KurobaKonosuke JiiKeiko MomoiAkako KoizumiSaguru HakubaSnakeRose (OVA only) • Saguru's HousekeeperSpider (TV special only)
Others "The Criminal"Hideo AkagiRyusuke HigoTakahiro SanadaScar AkaiKohji HanedaRumi WakasaMomiji OokaMuga IoriKamen YaibaGomeraNight BaronDetective Samonji
Black Organization
High ranking The BossRumGinVermouth
Other agents VodkaKir (undercover) • ChiantiKornBourbon (undercover)
Deceased agents Akemi MiyanoTequilaKenzo Masuyama/PiscoAtsushi MiyanoElena MiyanoCalvadosRikumichi KusudaEthan Hondou (undercover) • Hiromitsu Morofushi/Scotch (undercover)
Former agents Shiho Miyano/Sherry (Ai Haibara) • Shuichi Akai/Dai Moroboshi/Rye (undercover) • Ki'ichiro Numabuchi
Extended canon Yoshiaki Hara (movie only) • Irish (movie only) • Masaaki Okakura (movie only) • Arrack (special manga only) • Generic (special manga only) • Blackbeard (special manga only) • Antonio Gomez (shogakukan learning series only) • Two men (shogakukan learning series only) • Kate Lauren (playstation only) • Curaçao (movie only) • Stout (movie only) • Aquavit (movie only) • Leona Bucholz/Riesling (movie only) • Man in bar (tv special only) • Pinga (movie only) • Drama assassin (drama only)
Related articles Black Organization timelineAPTX 4869Nanatsu no KoScar AkaiList of Black Organization related charactersVermouth timelineSuguru ItakuraKohji Haneda caseKarasuma Group"The Criminal"Night BaronCrow
Manga Roller Coaster Murder Case¥1,000,000,000 RobberyBullet-Train BombingGame Convention CaseMissing Older Brother CaseMurdered Professor CaseHotel Party Murder CaseBus Hijacking CaseKaitou Kid and the MurderEscalator Message CaseGolden Apple CaseFootsteps of DarknessMeeting with VodkaFour Porsches CaseBathroom Murder CaseHalloween Party CaseBlack Organization vs. FBIMysterious Job CaseKir Transport CaseForeign Suspect CaseDepartment Store Bomber CaseOnline ClientMystery TrainTennis MeetupA Shrine to RememberElementary Teacher AssaultScarlet ShowdownGirls Band Murder CaseSoul Detective Murder CaseA song named ASACAMissing Maria Higashio CaseSisters' Birthday Party Murder CaseYusaku Kudo's TV Show CaseFBI Serial Murder Case
Anime Roller Coaster Murder CaseGame Company Murder CaseThe Black Organization: One Billion Yen Robbery CaseThe Girl from the Black Organization and the University Professor Murder CaseReunion with the Black OrganizationThe Gathering of the Detectives! Shinichi Kudo vs. Kaitou KidThe Mysterious PassengerThe Secret Rushed OmissionShinichi Kudo's New York CaseOn the Trail of a Silent WitnessContact with the Black OrganizationThe Four PorschesHidden Bathroom SecretHead-to-Head Match with the Black Organization: A Dual Mystery on a Full Moon NightBlack Impact! The Moment the Black Organization Reaches OutThe Shadow of the Black OrganizationClash of Red and BlackThe Crisis Beckoned by the Red OmenDetectives' NocturneThe Jet-Black Mystery TrainConan in a Locked RoomJodie's Memories and the Cherry Blossom Viewing TrapThe Scarlet ReturnThe Shadow Approaching Amuro (TV original) • The Unfriendly Girls BandSoul Detective Murder CaseThe Betrayal's StageSearch for Maria-chan!The Birthday Party of Divine Punishment
Movies and Specials Countdown to HeavenTime Travel of the Silver SkyBlack HistoryThe Raven ChaserShinichi Kudo Returns! Confrontation with the Black OrganizationThe Darkest NightmareBlack Iron Submarine
Special Manga The Wish Put on the AirshipThe Black Organization...RevealedProtect the Luxury Liner from the Virus
Playstation Remembrance Treasure Case