The J League Bodyguard

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Episode 907
(Int. Episode 962)

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Title: The J League Bodyguard
Japanese title: Jリーグの用心棒
(J rīgu no yōjinbō)
Original airdate: July 14, 2018
Broadcast rating: 6.6%
Filler case: #296
Season: 28
Manga source: TV Original
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Kogoro Mouri
Ai Haibara
Detective Boys
Wataru Takagi
Hideo Akagi
Yasuhito Endo
Tomoaki Makino
Naoki Uemura
Jodie Starling
Andre Camel
James Black
 Shigetatsu Masunaga
 Masakiyo Maedono
Tsuyoshi Itazawa
Case solved by: Kogoro Mouri (via Conan)
Next Conan's Hint: Stadium tour
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Screenplay: Hajime Kamegaki
Storyboard: Hajime Kamegaki
Episode director: Hajime Kamegaki
Animation Director: Seiji Muta (Supervisor)
Hirona Okada
Mari Tominaga
Ken Araya
Nanae Yonemoto
Character Design: Masatomo Sudo
Kyoko Yoshimi (sub-character)
Kumiko Shishido (Design Works)
Opening song: Countdown
Closing song: Kamikaze Express
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The Eleventh Striker post-story.

The J League Bodyguard (Jリーグの用心棒 J rīgu no yōjinbō?) is the 907th episode of the Detective Conan anime. This episode is a post-story for The Eleventh Striker.





The case first starts in an office where two suspicious men are gambling and watching results on a computer. The first man says, "They are taking it in right from the start", and the other replies with an affirmative. That first man continues by telling "The Japanese will understand what gambling is all about". As they watch results, the game then comes at 8-2. The second man asks if they should proceed with buying, and the first man says that it is being taken care of.

Illegal Gambling

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Location: Unknown place in England
Illegal gambling way: Computer rig results
Culprits: Two English men
The two men that were in that office were doing illegal gambling which is severely punished in Japan since it never happened in the J-League.

After this scene, the boss of the J League is talking to one of his employee Yasuaki Iwasada telling that Japan performance at the World Cup was disappointing with in background a poster of all-star J-League players written "The Second Half of the J League Starts Now!!".

Attempted Murder

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Location: J-League Stadium
Victim: Kogoro Mouri
Age: 38 years old
Injury: Abdominal pain due to laxatives
Suspects: Yasuaki Iwasada, Yuichi Tonozuka, and Risa Miyamoto
Kogoro couldn't kick the ball in the penalty match since he suddenly felt pain in his stomach. He was then hurried to the infirmary.


  • Real-life people

  • Resolution


    Japanese soccer player Yasuhito Endo in the recording room.
    • The J League staff employee Yasuaki Iwasada was named after Yasuaki Iwasada, the J League Media Promotion manager who in charge of working with Detective Conan production committee during the pre-production of The Eleventh Striker and during the pre-production of every collaboration episode that concerns the J League. However, the character was voiced by normal voice actor. Iwasada himself voiced mass media reporter in this episode.
    • This episode is made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of J League, was aired during 2018 FIFA World Cup, and is the second filler to reference movie 16, after Promise with a J-Leaguer. However, as Kazunari Kouchi, the writer of movie 16, passes away in 2016, Hajime Kamegaki wrote the episode instead.
    • Yasuhito Endo, a popular football player in Japan, reprised his own role from movie 16.
    • The licensed water bottles from the J League feature Hide and Uemura.
    • Kogoro wears the Jersey number 556, which is pronounced similar to his name in Japanese.


    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) El guardaespatlles de la lliga japonesa The bodyguard of the Japanese League
    Flag of France French (Subbed) L'ange gardien de la J. League The guardian angel of the J League
    Flag of Thailand Thai บอดี้การ์ดแห่งเจลีก The bodyguard of J League
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Người bảo hộ J League

    See also

    Episodes of Season 28
    Detective Conan Movies
    Movies Movie 01: The Time-Bombed SkyscraperMovie 02: The Fourteenth TargetMovie 03: The Last Wizard of the CenturyMovie 04: Captured in Her EyesMovie 05: Countdown to HeavenMovie 06: The Phantom of Baker StreetMovie 07: Crossroad in the Ancient CapitalMovie 08: Magician of the Silver SkyMovie 09: Strategy Above the DepthsMovie 10: The Private Eyes' RequiemMovie 11: Jolly Roger in the Deep AzureMovie 12: Full Score of FearMovie 13: The Raven ChaserMovie 14: The Lost Ship in the SkyMovie 15: Quarter of SilenceMovie 16: The Eleventh StrikerMovie 17: Private Eye in the Distant SeaLupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie (crossover) • Movie 18: Dimensional SniperMovie 19: Sunflowers of InfernoMovie 20: The Darkest NightmareMovie 21: The Crimson Love LetterMovie 22: Zero the EnforcerMovie 23: The Fist of Blue SapphireThe Scarlet Alibi (compilation) • Movie 24: The Scarlet BulletMovie 25: The Bride of HalloweenThe Story of Ai Haibara ~Black Iron Mystery Train~ (compilation) • Movie 26: Black Iron SubmarineMovie 27
    Related cases 16 Suspects!? (movie 4) • Conan, Heiji, and the Vanished Boy (movie 7) • Time Travel of the Silver Sky (movie 8) • Follow the Vanished Diamond! Conan & Heiji vs. Kid! (movie 10) • A Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs. Conan and the Detective Boys (movie 11) • Magic File 2: Shinichi Kudo, The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Lab (movie 12) • Lupin III vs. Detective Conan (crossover) • Magic File 3: Shinichi and Ran, Memories of Mahjong Tiles and Tanabata (movie 13) • Magic File 4: The Osaka Okonomiyaki Odyssey (movie 14) • Magic File 5: Niigata~Tokyo Souvenir Capriccio (movie 15) • Bonus File 1: Flower of Fantasista (movie 16) • The Missing Sweets in the Old Shop (movie 17) • The Coded Invitation (movie 18) • Promise with a J-Leaguer (movie 16) • Munch's Missing Scream (movie 19) • The Shadow Approaching Amuro (movie 20) • The Mystery of the Vanished Black Belt (movie 21) • The Melting Cake! (movie 22) • The J League Bodyguard (movie 16) • Intrigue at the Food Court (movie 23) • The Beika City Shopping Center Garbage Bin Mystery (movie 24) • The Flying Jack-o'-lantern (movie 25) • The Cameras Targeting Haibara (movie 26) • Behind the Scenes of the J League Finals (movie 16)