The Kendo Tournament of Love and Mystery

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Episode 916-917
(Int. Episode 971-972)

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Title: The Kendo Tournament of Love and Mystery
Japanese title: 恋と推理の剣道大会
(Koi to Suiri no Kendō Taikai)
Original airdate: October 6, 2018 (Part 1)
October 13, 2018 (Part 2)
February 17, 2024 (Remastered version Part 1)[1]
February 24, 2024 (Remastered version Part 2)[1]
Broadcast rating: 7.5% (Part 1)
9.4% (Part 2)
Manga case: #287
Season: 28
Manga source: Volume 93: Files 9-11 (990-992)
Volume 94: File 1 (993)
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Heiji Hattori
Ran Mouri
Kazuha Toyama
Soshi Okita
Muga Iori
Momiji Ooka
Shinichi Kudo
Wataru Takagi
Miwako Sato
Takeshi Onimaru
Case solved by: Heiji Hattori
Next Conan's Hint: Box cutter (Part 1)
Bamboo sword (Part 2)
Soshi Okita (Remastered version Part 1)
Amulet (Remastered version Part 2)
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Screenplay: Umesaburo Sagawa
Storyboard: Umesaburo Sagawa
Episode director: 916: Akira Yoshimura 
917: Hiroaki Takagi
Animation Director: Seiji Muta (Supervisor)
916: Asuka Tsubuki
917: Hirona Okada, Kenichi Otomo, and Hiromi Muranaka
Character Design: Masatomo Sudo
Akio Kawamura (sub-character)
Kanako Ono (Design Works)
Opening song: Timeline (song)
Closing song: Aozolighter
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The Kendo Tournament of Love and Mystery (恋と推理の剣道大会 Koi to Suiri no Kendō Taikai?) is the 916th and 917th episode of the Detective Conan anime.

Characters introduced




Part 1

Conan, Ran, and Kazuha came to Toto Stadium, Tokyo, to watch Heiji's important kendo competition. As Heiji wins a fight with verve, his rival follows him closely behind: Soshi Okita, Shinichi's lookalike he met during a previous case. Heiji says to himself he can't but get even with Okita today, he has to win, for Kazuha. Meanwhile, Momiji and Iori are on the phone, Iori informing Momiji of Heiji's high rankings in the competition, while Momiji asks him if everything is ready for the "little party" after Heiji's victory. Iori adds Heiji may confront Okita and another kendo practitioner, "as strong as a demon".


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Location: Kendo ring tournament in Tokyo
Victim: Shido Nukitani
Age: 43 years old
Cause of death: Slit wound on the throat
Suspects: Nenji Norimura, Tsuneyuki Yokote, and Akane Sadamori
Nukitani swallows some digestion medicine as a Kyoto Senshin kendo student comes up to him. Nukitani says he expected someone to come along, as this garden serves as a training pitch for kendo fighters during pauses, and adds "he'd better not to do it for now, and not to damage the place". Suddenly, the kendo student grabs his sabre and slits Nukitani's thorat in one blow, in a flash, without him being just able to react. The murderer then turns around in fear as an old man sitting on a bench behind him says he heard a voice and asks if there's anyone around that could tell him what's happening. The murderer realises the old man is blind and spares his life, leaving the place.

Conan suggests they call the police and keep an eye on the bathroom, as the murderer may still be armed and has an accomplice. Conan is joined by a high school kendo practitioner he thought was Heiji but actually is Okita, who says Nukitani's absence of struggling reminds him of tsujigiris (wanton murders of random passers-by by samurais in the past, when they wanted to try out a new sabre's efficiency). He adds the sabre's blow was deadly, perfect and neat, the work of an expert. Okita introduces himself to Conan, saying he's from Kyoto Senshin kendo club - just like the murderer, something Conan is ignorant of.

Part 2

Attempted Prank

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Location: Kendo ring tournament in Tokyo
Victim: Shido Nukitani
Age: 43 years old
Cause: Laxatived PET bottle
Culprit: Akane Sadamori
Akane confesses wanting to prank Shido since she resented him but didn't want to kill him.

Heiji were able to solve the crime because of the hint about changing clothes and is now presenting his deduction to everyone.


  • Resolution


    • Momiji's car is a white 1955 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Limousine. The license plate number is 東山 330, さ 5-25 (Higashiyama 330, Sa 5-25).
    • Toyota Crown Sedan 2012 and Nissan Caravan NV350 2018 of the police parked in front of the ring. The license plate numbers are 新宿 800, ひ 47-62 (Shinjuku 800, Hi 47-62) and 新宿 800, こ 16-95 (Shinjuku 800, Ko 16-95).
    • The suspects are named after swordsmiths[2]:
    • Shido Nukitani (抜谷 士道) is named after the Dōtanuki (同田貫) school of swordsmiths;
    • Katsunari Yasuoka (安岡 克成) is named after Yasutsuna (安綱), a swordsmith of the Heian period (AD 795-1185);
    • Nenji Norimura (法村 稔司) is named after swordsmith Norimune (則宗), who created Soshi Okita's favourite sword, the Kiku-ichimonji;
    • Tsuneyuki Yokote (横手 恒之) is named after Kōtetsu (虎徹), who supposedly made Kondō Isami's sword (in fact made by Minamoto Kiyomaro and then faked by Hosoda Naomitsu);
    • Akane Sadamori (定森 朱音) is named after Kanesada (兼定), who made Hijikata Toshizō's word;
    • Kurahiko Namakoshi (生越 倉彦) is named after the Namakura-gatana (なまくら刀), a sword in the eponymous 1917 anime, one of the first examples of film animation in Japan;
    • On the chart of opponents is also seen Keiji Aso (麻生圭二) and Masaki Negishi (根岸 正樹), two of Gosho Aoyama's assistants.

    Manga to anime changes

    • At the end of the episode, Momiji sips her tea prepared by Iori, and comments that it is delicious. The comment was not in the manga.


    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) El torneig de kendo de l'amor i el misteri Love and mystery kendo tournament
    Flag of France French (Subbed) Amour, déductions et tournoi de kendo Love, deductions and kendo tournament
    Flag of Thailand Thai ศึกเคนโดแห่งความรักและการสันนิษฐาน The Kendo battle of Love and Deduction
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Giải đấu kiếm Kendo của tình yêu và bí ẩn


    1. ^ a b Video not actually remastered, but follows the remaster pattern. Modern OP/ED and upscaled.
    2. ^ "青山先生のもじり方【91巻~100巻】". Retrieved on 2022-11-30. 

    See also

    Episodes of Season 28