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|Japanese name:||本堂 瑛海 |
|Relatives:||Ethan Hondou (father, deceased) |
Mrs. Hondou (mother, deceased)
Eisuke Hondou (younger brother)
Mr. Hondou (paternal grandfather, deceased)
Mrs. Hondou (paternal grandmother, deceased)
|First appearance:||Manga: File 499 |
Anime: Episode 425
|Keyhole number:||Volume 48|
|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.
- 1 Background
- 2 Personality
- 3 Appellations
- 4 Plot overview
- 4.1 Black Impact (Manga: 499-504, Anime: 425)
- 4.2 Eisuke's arrival
- 4.3 Clash of Red and Black (Manga: 595-609, Anime: 495-504)
- 4.4 Akai's death at Raiha Pass (Manga: 605-609, Anime: 501-504)
- 4.5 Red, White, and Yellow Arson case (Manga: 622-624, Anime: 509-510)
- 4.6 Department Store Bomber Case (Manga: 700-704, Anime: 578-581)
- 4.7 Scarlet Epilogue
- 4.8 FBI Serial Murder Case (Manga: 1061-1066, Anime: TBD)
- 5 Non-canon plot overview
- 6 Relationships analysis
- 7 Name origin
- 8 Different looks
- 9 Trivia
- 10 See also
- 11 References
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, killed himself to save his daughter after a mistake nearly caused her to lose her cover in the organization.
In her past she donated bone marrow to her younger brother to cure him for leukemia, which resulted in that Eisuke's blood type changed 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 have same blood type.
After she joined the CIA, she was send to go and join her father, who was undercover in the Black Organization. Her original mission was to help a middleman, Barney, in, since the one her father normally used was killed. After that she was suppose to fake her death and leave the organization. But due to her father's suicide and the death of Barney, Hidemi was obligated 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.
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. Due to an accident, Conan later discovered she was a codenamed Black Organization agent and a leading participant in an assassination plot. While foiling the plot with the aid of Jodie and the FBI, Hidemi suffered an accident and fell into a coma, whereupon she was interred in a hospital secretly. The Black Organization and her younger brother Eisuke began looking for her. Later, the FBI and Conan discovered her true allegiance to the CIA and tricked the Black Organization into recapturing her so she could continue her infiltration mission.
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 judgment 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.
Hidemi first met Conan in her newscaster identity. For some time Rena had been stalked at her own housedoor, with someone ringing her doorbell on Saturdays and sleeping pills left on her doorstep. Rena's friend Yoko decided to call in Kogoro, who came of course in Ran's and Conan's company. In order to track down the culprit, Conan pasted a bug next to her door.
Eventually, the stalker turned out to be a young boy. The boy was a fan of Rena, because that his late mother ostensibly resembled Hidemi, and when she was transferred to a different time, he thought that the reason she didn't showed up in TV on Saturday morning was because she overslept. So he ring the doorbell to wake her up in order to see her more regularly on TV, and he had deposited the pills so she could have more restful sleeps. Facing these facts, Rena gently encouraged the boy to get over his mother's death and start his own life now. Shortly after Conan and the others left, Rena also departed, but in the process Conan's bug fell off and accidentally got stuck to the sole of her shoe. Right afterwards, to Conan's immense shock, Rena made a call to no other than Gin, who directed her to the attempted assassination of a popular politician; under the guise of a TV interview, Rena was to guide him to a place where he could be easily dispatched.
Conan of course decided to intervene, and he, Professor Agasa and Haibara took up the pursuit, during which they also met Jodie who tagged along as well. They just barely managed to thwart the assassination, but the Organization decided to execute a backup plan, with Rena pursuing their target on a motorbike. When the FBI attempted to apprehend her, an accident ensued in which Rena was critically injured and fell into a coma. She was delivered into the Haido Central Hospital and kept under constant guard of the FBI.
Shortly after Rena was hospitalized, a clumsy young man named Eisuke Hondou moved into the neighborhood and decided to tag along with Kogoro. His suspicious behavior and his astonishing physical similarity to Rena lead Conan to believe that he was somehow in cahoots with her.
In time it turned out that Eisuke was in fact Rena's/Hidemi's younger brother, who had been looking for her after she had inexplicably disappeared. She was in fact an agent of the CIA who had taken her father's place as a mole in the Black Organization following a blunder on her part, which had forced her father to sacrifice himself to save his daughter and maintain her cover.
Gin is suspicious of how ineffective the FBI's plan was and that Akai didn't make a strong move. Gin thinks Akai is still hiding something and that doubt is relayed to the boss who plans a test of Kir's loyalty. Meanwhile, Andre Camel becomes a suspect in a coincidental murder case. The Black Organization hears about it, and taking advantage of the FBI's distraction, 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 survived, thanks to the plan he, Kir, and Conan had come up with.
After having regained her standing in the Black Organization, she continues to feed information to both the FBI and the CIA, including that an agent named Bourbon had been sent to track down the renegade, Sherry.
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.
Hidemi 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)
Family and friends
Hidemi was very close with 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 when she disappeared. 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, hoping to convince him to take Eisuke away from her to keep him safe. It is unknown if she is aware that Eisuke turned down the witness protection program. However he afterwards left Japan for the U.S.A. to join the C.I.A. like his father and sister.
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.
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.
- 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, it still goes along with the pattern of women having wine-related codenames.
- Kir is seen driving two different types of cars. The first is a silver 1987 Citroën BX GTi 16v Série 2 during episode 425, and also a dark coloured NC Mazda MX-5 with the power-retractable hardtop during episode 504.