Taiko Meijin's Shogi Board

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Episode 1033-1035
(Int. Episode 1090-1092)

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Title: Taiko Meijin's Shogi Board
Japanese title: 太閤名人の将棋盤
(Taikō Meijin no Shōgi-ban)
Original airdate: January 8, 2022 (Opening Move)
January 15, 2022 (Brilliant Move)
January 22, 2022 (Checkmate)
Broadcast rating: 7.4% (Opening Move)
7.7% (Brilliant Move)
7.1% (Checkmate)
Manga case: #300
Season: 31
Manga source: Volume 98: Files 7-10 (1043-1046)
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Shukichi Haneda
Yumi Miyamoto
Ai Haibara
Detective Boys
Shuichi Akai
Wataru Takagi
Miwako Sato
Inspector Yuminaga
Kazunobu Chiba
Naeko Miike
Yusaku Kudo
Yukiko Kudo
Kohji Haneda
Mary Sera
Masumi Sera
Heiji Hattori
Chikara Katsumata
Hideo Akagi
Ryusuke Higo
Case solved by: Shukichi Haneda
Conan Edogawa
Yusaku Kudo
Next Conan's Hint: Donuts (Opening Move)
Coffee, bread, and ice cream (Brilliant Move)
Blind shogi (Checkmate)
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Nobuharu Kamanaka
Organizer: 1033:
Tomonori Mine
Yasuichiro Yamamoto
1034: Sumito Sasaki
1035: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Storyboard: 1033:
Tomonori Mine
Yasuichiro Yamamoto
1034: Sumito Sasaki
1035: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
New Year Greeting: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Episode director: 1033:
Koichiro Kuroda
Yosuke Fujino
1034: Sumito Sasaki
1035: Akira Yoshimura
New Year Greeting: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Animation Director: Supervisor: Seiji Muta
Kaoru Nagakawa
Michitaka Yamamoto
Asuka Tsubuki
Yasushi Fujiki
Kenichi Otomo
Yuka Sato
Zhang Yi
Keiko Sasaki (asst.)
Masahisa Koyata (asst.)
Yui Ushinohama (asst.)
Miho Tanaka (asst.)
Rei Masunaga (asst.)
Michitaka Yamamoto (asst.)
Asuka Tsubuki
Marie Nagano
Michitaka Yamamoto
Miwako Shibata (asst.)
Kenichi Otomo (asst.)
New Year Greeting: Masatomo Sudo
Character Design: Masatomo Sudo
Kyoko Yoshimi (sub-character)
Hiroshi Ogawa (Design Works)
New Year Greeting layout: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Production Cooperation: 1033: Azeta Pictures
1034: Studio Leo
Opening song: SLEEPLESS
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Taiko Meijin's Shogi Board (太閤名人の将棋盤 Taikō Meijin no Shōgi-ban?) is the 1033rd, 1034th, and 1035th episode of the Detective Conan anime.

Characters introduced





Opening Move

While on the way home from school, Conan, Haibara, and the Detective Boys meet Shukichi, who in chance heard the group conversation about the term "yaocho" (match fixing). It was because of the death of Kimiharu Nishikido, a shogi player who was suspected of match fixing.

Murder (Past)

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Location: Unknown
Victim: Kimiharu Nishikido
Cause of death: Blunt force trauma
Suspects: Mina Katsumata, Shoko Uryu and Kosuke Hishinuma
Nishikido was found dead after disappearing amidst allegations of match-fixing. He was beaten to death, and next to his body was an upside-down shogi board with one of its legs removed.

Later, Shukichi leaves for an important meeting, but the group meet Yumi, who is following Shukichi because he is acting strange. Haibara then says that Shukichi might have an affair. Yumi decides to take Conan with her.

Shukichi then enter a donut shop. While waiting for Shukichi, Conan asks Yumi if she has meet Shukichi's parents. Yumi says that Shukichi was adopted by the super rich Haneda family when he was trying to be a professional shogi player, so that Shukichi could fullfill Kohji Haneda's dream. Yumi also aware of Shukichi's biological family, betting that the whole family is also carfree like him. Conan, who knows about the family, says nothing about it.

Yumi then realizes that they are in front of Star Donut, which Yumi sugested Shukichi to go. Yumi is happy, but only for a while, because Shukichi is later seen talking to two women. She then approaches him, only to find that the two women are happy to meet Yumi.

The two women, Mina Katsumata and Shoko Uryu, are young shogi players who are attending shogi study session. Shukichi is involved because he is asked by Chikara Katsumata, Mina's father.

They arrive at an apartment, where another young shogi player, Kosuke Hishinuma, is waiting. There is also another shogi player, Yasukiyo Genda, who is waiting in the apartment. However, Genda is not answering the bell, so they enter the building using the spare key brought by Mina.

They arrive at the room and found the door is not locked. After some searching, Hishinuma finds Genda's body in the kitchen.


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Location: Apartment
Victim: Yasukiyo Genda
Cause of death: Strangulation
Suspects: Mina Katsumata, Shoko Uryu and Kosuke Hishinuma
10 minutes after everyone left the apartment, they came back only to stumble across Genda's dead body, who seems to have been strangled to death with and electric chord. Next to him was an upside down shogi board with two legs removed.

Shukichi touchs the kitchen counter and notices something near mixer, toaster, and ice trays.

Takagi and Sato later arrive at the crime scene. Shukichi, knowing the reason why Yumi followed him, has a small argument with her, before get interupted by Sato.

Brilliant Move

Sato and Takagi starts questioning the others, suspecting that they might pretend to buy food and kill Genda. Hishinuma, who bought cups of coffee, said that the water heater is broken, and the stove is not hot. Mina bought freshly baked bread, and there is no microwave, so it is impossible to reheat the bread. Shoko bought some ice cream, and they had checked the freezer to make sure there is no ice cream before go to buy it. They also meet each other before heading to the apartment and they didn't bring any food beforehand.

Sato deduces that the murder might be the work of an outsider, and a serial murder. There is a shogi board with two missing legs next to Genda. In Nishikido case, a shogi board with one missing leg was found. It was revealed that Genda and Nishikdo were friends. The shogi study session is originally run by Genda, Nishikido, Yuhei Kishimoto, and Kinji Uryu. Kinji, who is Shoko's older brother and Mina's boyfriend, committed suicide. After that, Kishimoto became depressed.

Suicide (Past)

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Location: Uryu's house
Victim: Kinji Uryu
Cause of death: Hanging
Some time ago, Kinji Uryu committed suicide under mysterious circumstances. It seems that shortly after, Yuhei Kishimoto started to develop depression from Uryu's death.

Conan warned that there might be more murders, since there are two remaining legs on the shogi board. Sato plans to talk to Kishimoto, so she asks Hishinuma. He later points out from the window the house next to a public bath. However, a smoke appears from that place. Sato then warns the others that they might be the next target.

Sato and Takagi meet Yuminaga at the crime scene. Kishimoto is found burnt in the house, and might still alive before the fire started because his rectal temperature hadn't fallen much. Next to Kishimoto, a shogi board with three missing legs is found. Yuminaga then surprised that Conan, who is observing the shogi board, is there.


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Location: Kishimoto's house
Victim: Yuhei Kishimoto
Cause of death: Stab wound
Suspects: Mina Katsumata, Shoko Uryu and Kosuke Hishinuma
Just after the suspects talk about Uryu's suicide, they see a house on fire from the window of the apartment building, and realize it is Kishimoto's house. As the Sato and Takagi arrive there, Inspector Yuminaga who first arrived tells them that it was completely burned, but the cause of death doesn't seem to have been the fire, since it didn't react to it. Also, a shogi board with three legs missing was next to it.

That night, Shukichi goes to the culprit house to encourage them to turn in to the police.

The next day, while on the way home from school, Conan recalls the case. He was interupted by Genta who was annoyed by capsule toys machine, so he decides to mix up the machine.

Later, he get a phone call from Yumi. Shukichi has been missing since last night and she asks Conan if he knows where Shukichi is. Conan recalls that Shukichi might notice something. Yumi also mentions that Shukichi seems to forget something when they left the apartment, but after he came back, he admitted that it was a mistake on his part.

Yumi then ends the call. Chiba and Naeko, who are with Yumi at the time, deduce that Shukichi might be shocked after Yumi tried to tail him. Hearing that, Yumi is angry, then teases both of them for getting along so well. However, they admit that they had an argument last night.

Meanwhile, Shukichi is abducted by the culprit. After he enters the room, the culprit use stun gun to knock him out and tied him to the leg of a table. Shukichi deduces that the culprit is waiting for police announcement, but he already prevent that.

Hostage situation

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Location: Culprit's apartment
Victim: Shukichi Haneda
Age: 28 years old
Suspects: Mina Katsumata, Shoko Uryu and Kosuke Hishinuma
Shukichi heads to the culprit's apartment after finding the truth behind Genda's murder and asks the culprit to turn themselves in, but is knocked out by the culprit.

Conan then call Akai to help him find Shukichi. Yusaku, who is also in the living room with Yukiko, decide to help with the case too. After Conan mentions the things that was on the kitchen counter, Yusaku finds out something that can be use to fabricate an alibi. Conan, recalling what Genta was doing earlier, also finally solves the case.


Akai, without his Subaru disguise and only use a hat and a sunglasses, picks up Conan with his Subaru car in front of Ramen Ogura. Conan says that Shukichi's phone is not active. Akai deduces that Shukichi decide not to bring along the phone containg information about his close friend. He then calls Shukichi's other phone, which is used for secret conversation with him. Shukichi, knowing that Akai is calling him, answer the phone, and asked the culprit to do blind shogi. Akai then uses GPS to find Shukichi's location.


  • Resolution

    Manga to anime changes

    • The anime adds some flashback scenes:
    • Momiji Ooka's Challenge: Heiji mentioned about Haneda family and Conan's thought about Haneda family is wealthy.
    • Taiko Meijin's Match of Love: the match between Chikara and Shukichi, and Shukichi telling Yumi about the match.
    • In episode 1035, there are some flashback scenes from episode 1034, when Takagi and Sato are questioning the suspects.
    • The scene when the group is searching for Genda is longer in the anime, thus some dialougue are added.
    • In the original manga version, Kishimoto's cause of death is unknown, whereas it is shown that he died from being stabbed in a flashback from episode 1035.


    • The Star Donut logo is a reference to manga series Urusei Yatsura by Rumiko Takahashi, in which both logo has the kanji 星 with a star in it[citation needed]. The name itself comes from the donut fast food chain Mister Donut[1].
    • Ramen Ogura reappears in the last episode.
    • The name of the suspects come from the typefaces on shōgi pieces:
    • Mina Katsumata (勝又 水菜) comes from the Minase typeface (水無瀬), invented by the Minase family of shogi calligraphers, as well as the player Kiyokazu Katsumata (for the last name);
    • Shōko Uryū (瓜生 祥子) comes from the Shōryū typeface (昇龍);
    • Kōsuke Hishinuma (菱沼 浩輔) comes from the Ryōko typeface (菱湖, also read Hishinuma), invented by Maki Ryōko (巻菱 湖), a shogi calligrapher from the Edo period;
    • Yasukiyo Genda (源田 安清) comes from the Seian typeface, invented by Genbei Kiyoyasu (源兵衛清安);
    • Kimiharu Nishikido (錦戸 公春) comes from the Kinki typeface (錦旗);
    • Yūhei Kishimoto (岸本 雄平) comes from the Kishū typeface (淇洲);
    • Kinji Uryū (瓜生 欽二) comes from Kinryū typeface (金龍).


    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) El tauler de shogi del Taiko Meijin. (Obertura / Un moviment brillant / Escac i mat) Taikô Meijin's shôgi board (Opening move / A brilliant movement / Checkmate)
    Flag of France French (Subbed) Le Plateau de shôgi de Taikô Meijin (1er coup / 2e coup / 3e coup) Taikô Meijin's shôgi board (1st move / 2nd move / 3rd move)
    Flag of Thailand Thai กระดานหมากรุกของไทโคเมจิน
    ภาคหมากแรก / ภาคหมากชั้นเลิศ / ภาครุคฆาต)
    Taiko Meijin's Shogi Board
    (First move / Brilliant move / Checkmate)
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Bàn cờ Shogi của Danh nhân Taiko (Nước đầu tiên)
    Bàn cờ Shogi của Danh nhân Taiko (Diệu kế)
    Bàn cờ Shogi của Danh nhân Taiko (Chiếu tướng)


    See also

    Episodes of Season 31