Makoto Kyogoku the Understudy

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Episode 993-995
(Int. Episode 1050-1052)

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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: 30
Manga source: Volume 96: Files 8-11 (1022-1025) ~ Volume 97: Files 1 (1026)
English version
English title: Kyogoku Makoto the Understudy
Dubbed episode: 993-995
English airdate: March 15, 2023 (Tubi)
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: Jiro Kanai
New Year Greeting: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Episode director: 993: Minoru Tozawa
994: Akira Yoshimura
995: Mayo Nozaki
New Year Greeting: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Animation director: 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.)
New Year Greeting: Masatomo Sudo
Character design: Masatomo Sudo
Kyoko Yoshimi (sub-character)
Hiroshi Ogawa (design works)
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

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 include the staff as suspects. Later, the assistant director finds something in the room of the murder. After looking at the camera recordings, the assistant director, Daisaku Odori somehow managed to figure out the identity of the murderer and starts to blackmail the culprit.

Part 2

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

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

    Manga to anime changes

    • 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).
    • The names of the suspects come from Japanese Detective drama series[1]:
    • Shigematsu Tomioka (富岡 茂松) comes from Uwasa no Keiji Tommy to Matsu (噂の刑事トミーとマツ) character Tomio Okano (岡野 富夫) and actor Shigeru Matsuzaki (松崎 しげる), who played in the show;
    • Daisaku Odori (尾取 大策) comes from Bayside Shakedown (踊る大捜査線), in Japanese Odoru Daisōsasen;
    • Saiya Tokuzono (徳薗 彩也) comes from Tokusō Saizensen (特捜最前線);
    • Nanako Jinmei (神明 奈々子) comes from G-Men '75 (Gメン'75), in Japanese Jīmen' nanajūgo;
    • Yota Hoegi (吠木 曜太) comes from Taiyō ni Hoero! (太陽にほえろ!);
    • Hideka Aburai (油井 英香) comes from Abunai Deka (あぶない刑事);
    • Nishibe (西部) comes from Seibu Keisatsu (西部警察);
    • The TV show they are producing, Detective 48 (刑事48) comes from the TV show Keiji Shichijin (刑事7人) and idol group AKB 48.


    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) Suplent: Makoto Kyogoku (Plantejament/Nus/Desenllaç) Alternate: Makoto Kyogoku (Introduction / Body / Conclusion)
    Flag of France French (Subbed) Makoto Kyôgoku, le remplaçant Makoto Kyôgoku, the substitute
    Flag of Thailand Thai ตัวแสดงแทน: เคียวโงคุ มาโคโตะ Stand-in: Makoto Kyogoku
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Diễn viên thay thế: Makoto Kyogoku


    See also

    Episodes of Season 30