The Crane's Return of a Favor Murder Case

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Episode 87

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Title: The Crane's Return of a Favor Murder Case
Japanese title: 鶴の恩返し殺人事件
(Tsuru no Ongaeshi Satsujin Jiken)
Broadcast rating: 20.8%
Remastered rating: 7.0%
Filler case: #34
Original airdate: January 19, 1998
January 26, 2019 (Remastered version)
Season: 4
Manga source: TV Original
FUNimation version
English title: For the Birds
Dubbed episode: Episode 90
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Ran Mouri
Kogoro Mouri
Case solved by: Kogoro Mouri (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: Bird's nest
Director: Kenji Kodama
Screenplay: Takeo Ohno
Storyboard: Kenji Kodama
Episode director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Animation director: Keiko Sasaki
Opening song: Nazo
Closing song: Negai Goto Hitotsu Dake
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Kogoro, Ran, and Conan take a trip to Kushiro marshland, Hokkaido Prefecture, to see the red-crowned cranes. They run into an old man who takes care of the cranes and he invites them to his house. At the house, the old man's daughter and son rush into the room demanding the reason why the old man is donating his life savings to the city. The group is allowed to soak in the hot spring near the house, but they are called to the house when they find out the old man has been murdered.


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Location: Machida Household
Victim: Shuzo Machida
Cause of death: Arrow shot through the chest
Suspects: Hiroshi Machida



Translation changes[edit]


  • The names of the characters in the Funimation Dub are:
  • Shuzo Machida - Shane Mathison
  • Tamotsu Machida - Tom Mathison
  • Hiroshi Machida - Chad Mathison
  • Noriko Machida - Lindsey Mathison
  • Tatsuo Yamagami - Angus
  • Detective Ezomatsu - Simpson


Movie 9
  • Tatsuo Yamagami makes a brief cameo in Strategy Above the Depths.
  • The title of this episode refers to The Crane's Return of a Favor (鶴の恩返し Tsuru no Ongaeshi?), a famous Japanese folktale in which a young man rescues a crane after it has been attacked by hunters. The crane repays the man for his kindness by transforming into a woman, becoming the man's wife, and creating beautiful cloth from its feathers for the man to sell for money.
  • The Kushiro marshland sunset reappears in a painting in Suzuki ship, but with an inverted orientation, and in Yokosuka Castle from The Last Wizard of the Century, in Hotel Arimori from The Black Wings of Icarus, in a train from Conan, Kid, and the Crystal Mother, and in Kataoka house from The Kidnapper's Disappearing Getaway Car, but with an inverted orientation. Open spoiler box to see images.

BGM listing[edit]

# Song Title Romaji Translation OST
1 Nazo Mystery Nazo
2 昼下がりの天使たち (摩天楼ヴァージョン) Hirusagari no Tenshitachi (Mantenrō Vājon) Early Afternoon Angels (Skyscraper ver.) Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
3 蘭・愛のテーマ (ギターver.) Ran・Ai no Tēma (Gitā ver.) Ran's Love Theme (Guitar ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
4 謎解き (その1) Nazotoki (Sono 1) Riddle Solution (Part 1) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 3
5 悪のテーマ (パート2) Aku no Tēma (Pāto 2) Theme of Evil (Part 2) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
6 コナンの危機 Konan no Kiki Conan's Crisis Detective Conan Original Soundtrack Super Best
7 事件現場 (オリジナルver.) Jiken Genba (Orijinaru ver.) Scene of the Case (Original ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
8 西の名探偵 (摩天楼ヴァージョン) Nishi no Meitantei (Mantenrō Vājon) The Great Detective of the West (Skyscraper ver.) Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
9 推理 (オリジナルver.) Suiri (Orijinaru ver.) Deduction (Original ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
10 忍び寄る危機 Shinobiyoru Kiki Incoming Crisis Detective Conan "The Time-Bombed Skyscraper" Original Soundtrack
11 対決のテーマ (落ち着きver.) Taiketsu no Tēma (Ochitsuki ver.) Showdown Theme (Calm ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2
12 願い事ひとつだけ Negai Goto Hitotsu Dake Just One Wish Negai Goto Hitotsu Dake
13 事件解決(意気揚々ver.) Jiken Kaiketsu (Ikiyōyō ver.) Case Resolution (Triumphant ver.) Detective Conan Original Soundtrack 2


In other languages[edit]

Language Title Translation
Flag of Arabic Arabic الريشة التي أهلكت حاملها
Flag of Basque Country Basque Kurriloak maite zituen gizonaren hilketa
Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) L'assassinat de la gratitud de la grua Crane gratitute murder
Flag of Valencia Catalan (Valencian dub) L'assassinat de l'amant de les grues Cranes lover murder
Flag of France French Les Grues sauvages d'Hokkaido The wild cranes of Hokkaido
Flag of Galicia Galician O asasinato do amante dos grous Cranes lover murder
Flag of Germany German Die verhängnisvolle Skizze The Fateful Sketch
Flag of Italy Italian Il parco delle gru The Cranes Park
Flag of Spain Spanish (Castilian dub) El asesinato del amante de las grullas Cranes lover murder
Flag of US Spanish (American dub) Asesinato en el campo de grullas Murder in the cranes field
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Vụ án trả ơn chim hạc The Crane's Return of a Favor Case

See also[edit]

Episodes of Season 4
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