Makoto Kyogoku the Understudy

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Episode 993-995

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Title: Makoto Kyogoku the Understudy
Japanese title: 代役・京極真
(Daiyaku Kyōgoku Makoto)
Original airdate: January 9, 2021 (Part 1)
January 16, 2021 (Part 2)
January 23, 2021 (Part 3)
Broadcast rating: 8.7% (Part 1)
8.3% (Part 2)
8.7% (Part 3)
Manga case: #295
Season: 29
Manga source: Volume 96: Files 8-11 (1022-1025) ~ Volume 97: Files 1 (1026)
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Ran Mouri
Masumi Sera
Sonoko Suzuki
Makoto Kyogoku
Juzo Megure
Wataru Takagi
Ai Haibara
Hiroshi Agasa
Detective Boys
Shinichi Kudo
Mary Sera
Atsushi Miyano
Elena Miyano
Renya Karasuma
Yukiko Kudo
Kamen Yaiba
Tomomi Sakaguchi
Case solved by: Sonoko Suzuki (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: Stunt (Part 1)
Medicine (Part 2)
Straw (Part 3)
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Nobuharu Kamanaka
Organizer: Jiro Kanai
Storyboard: Yasuichiro Yamamoto (New Year Greeting)
Jiro Kanai (Episodes)
Episode director: New Year Greeting: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
993: Minoru Tozawa
994: Akira Yoshimura
995: Mayo Nozaki
Animation director: New Year Greeting: Masatomo Sudo
Seiji Muta and Nobuyuki Iwai (supervisors)
993: Keiko Sasaki
994: Asuka Tsubuki, Kanako Ono (asst.), Miwa Oshima (asst.), Yui Ushinohama (asst.), Marie Nagano (asst.), Masakazu Yamazaki (asst.), and Ayu Imoto (asst.)
995: Kenichi Otomo, Rei Masunaga (asst.), and Asuka Tsubuki (asst.)
Character Design: Hiroshi Ogawa (design works)
Kyoko Yoshimi
Opening song: JUST BELIEVE YOU
Closing song: Reboot
Prev episode: « Murder at the Townhouse Café
Next episode: The Skilled Hawk Hides His Crime »
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Makoto Kyogoku the Understudy (代役・京極真 Daiyaku Kyōgoku Makoto?) is the 993rd, 994th, and 995th episode of the Detective Conan anime.





Part 1[edit]

Conan, Ran, Sonoko, Masumi, and Makoto are walking on the street after watching a movie, when they find a man taking a woman hostage. Fortunately, Makoto knocks down the criminal to later see Shigematsu Tomioka telling that all of the scene was a drama shooting. Since the actor was unconscious, Makoto is choosen as the understudy. They later meet an actor, an actress, a production assistant and a makeup artist. The actor, Saiya Tokuzono is so annoying because he made a joke by making the actress, Nanako Jinmei to sign an autograph using an electric pen. When Makoto and Tokuzono go to an abandoned building, the staff prepares to film some scenes. When the director asks for Tokuzono, the actor suddenly screams and falls, and Makoto is the main suspect because he was in the same floor when the murder took place.


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Location: Abandoned building
Victim: Saiya Tokuzono
Age: 34 years old
Cause of death: Blunt force trauma by falling
Suspects: Makoto Kyogoku, Shigematsu Tomioka, Daisaku Odori, Nanako Jinmei, Hideka Aburai, and Yota Hoegi
When Conan, the girls, and the staff are in the yard of the building, they see Tokuzono falling from the window, and later see Makoto checking from the same window where the actor fell.

The police investigate the scene and also add the staff as suspects. Later, the assistant director find something in the room of the murder. After looking at camera recordings, the assistant director, Daisaku Odori seems to solve the murder and starts to blackmail the culprit.

Part 2[edit]

Conan discovers some clues but he has not discover the culprit yet. Sera starts asking Ran about Shinichi's sickness and where Conan was when Shinichi was around.

Conan later learns about the deceased production assistant called Nishibe, who was also Hideka's boyfriend. When all of the staff were drinking some drinks that were bought by Yota and Takagi, the assistant director suddenly falls poisoned onto the ground.

Murder? or Suicide?

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Location: Drama set
Victim: Daisaku Odori
Age: 48 years old
Cause of death: Cyanide poisoning
Suspects: Shigematsu Tomioka, Nanako Jinmei, Hideka Aburai, and Yota Hoegi
When all the staff were drinking some drinks bought by Yota and Takagi, Odori suddenly falls onto the floor while checking his phone.

Later, Sera almost discovers Conan's true identity after he responds normally when she called him Shinichi Kudo.

Part 3[edit]

Conan tries to convince Sera that he is not Shinichi, but Sera does not believe him. She then asks Ran and Sonoko if there is any child that looked more mature around Conan, and they both mention Haibara.

While playing games with the Detective Boys at Agasa Residence, Haibara tells Agasa that thirty years ago, her father worked as a member of Shirohato Pharmaceuticals R&D team. However, the company went bankrupt twenty-five years ago and her parents decided to open a small clinic. Meanwhile, after some investigation, Conan solves the case using Sonoko's voice.


  • Resolution[edit]

    Manga to anime changes[edit]

    • Hideka Aburai's hair in the manga is black, but is changed to brown in the anime.
    • Daisaku Odori's hair in the manga is black, but is changed to grey in the anime.
    • A flashback from The Desperate Revival is added in the anime, when Ran talked about the time when both Shinichi and Conan were together.
    • A short scene of Mitsuhiko sneezing is added in the anime, compared to the manga where it is only told by the characters.


    • The police car from The High School Girl Trio's Secret Café reappeared.
    • The restaurant fanchised Welcome Burger, named after McDonalds', which appeared in Clash of Red and Black, reappears in this case.
    • The movie in the beginning shows the Azengers, a group of heroes that are actually inspired by Marvel Comics' Avengers. The movie shows Kamen Yaiba joining the group.
    • While the game console the Detective Boys were playing weren't shown, the controllers are heavily resemble the Joy-Con of Nintendo Switch. The game they were playing also heavily resembles Puyo Puyo Tetris, though this was made much less obvious in the anime.
    • The film production staff's van is a white Toyota HiAce. The license plate number is 新宿 330, ふ 59-65 (Shinjuku 330, Fu 59-65).
    • The car that rammed Jinmei in the past is a white hardtop Mercedes CLK320. The license plate number is 新宿 320, ま 23-06 (Shinjuku 320, Ma 23-06).
    • Daisaku Odori wears Nike sneakers.
    • The ambulance that carried Odori's corpse is a Toyota HiMedic. The license plate number is 新宿 800, ひ 47-62 (Shinjuku 800, Hi 47-62).


    In other languages[edit]

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Thailand Thai ตัวแสดงแทน: เคียวโงคุ มาโคโตะ Stand-in: Makoto Kyogoku

    See also[edit]

    Episodes of Season 29