The Scarlet Return
The Scarlet Return (緋色の帰還 Hiiro no Kikan) is the 779th, 780th, 781st, 782nd and 783rd episodes of the Detective Conan anime. It is a showdown arc betweeen Shuichi Akai, disguised as Subaru Okiya, and Rei Furuya, undercover NPA agent in the Black Organization, who believes Okiya is Akai in disguise.
- 1 Characters introduced
- 2 Gadgets introduced
- 3 Cast
- 4 Gadgets
- 5 Plot
- 5.1 Bourbon vs. FBI (Manga: 891-893, Anime: 779-780)
- 5.2 The Truth of Shuichi Akai's Death (Manga: 894-898, Anime: 781-783)
- 5.3 Resolution
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Manga to anime changes
- 8 Gallery
- 9 In other languages
- 10 See also
Bourbon vs. FBI (Manga: 891-893, Anime: 779-780)
The Scarlet Prologue
This episode begins with a flashback outside Haido Central Hospital, where Tooru Amuro obtains information from Detective Takagi regarding Rikumichi Kusuda and deduces that Rikumichi was shot by a gun.
At the present, Natsuko Shibuya, a teacher at Haido Elementary School, receives a call from Jodie Starling while grading math tests at night. Natsuko tells Jodie she needed to meet with some parents soon after. After the conversation, Andre Camel asks Jodie about Natusko, and Jodie tells him that Natusko was her acquaintance. Natsuko was involved in a case while studying abroad in America, and Jodie helped her out. Jodie also reveals that she was able to go undercover in Japan as an English teacher because Natsuko taught her Japanese.
Meanwhile, Tooru Amuro and Vermouth are inside a white car, waiting for Natsuko, who is actually his client and can potentially help him deduce the truth behind Shuichi Akai's death. Suddenly, they hear the sound of someone falling, and he sees a silhouette of another person on top of the stairs of Haido Park. They get off the car, only to see Natusko fainting at the bottom of the stairs; in other words, the person on top of the stairs was the culprit that attacked her.
The next day, after school, Conan boards Jodie's car to warn her and the FBI to not leak out any information regarding the death of Rikumichi, since Tooru Amuro is conducting his own investigation. Conan also wanted to tell her something else about him, but she gets interrupted by a call. On the phone, Takagi tells her that Natusko is severely injured and that she needs to head to the crime scene right away. The police already called Andre out before she arrived at Haido Park, since last night she had to call Natsuko with his phone because hers was out of power.
While they were investigating the crime, the police mention they knew Natsuko was a teacher. Conan asks them how they knew, and Takagi tells him that inside her bag were a bunch of graded answer sheets. From this Conan deduces that Natsuko was not attacked at Haido Park, but actually at school; teachers are not supposed to bring graded sheets home, as that would leak out the students' personal information. Even if teachers bring the tests home, none of the tests should be graded. They immediately head to Haido Elementary School to investigate further.
The police search up Natsuko's call history again and found three suspects: Yoshiharu Sugamoto, Akiyo Ueno, and Fumiyuki Kandachi. From the luminol reaction on Natusko's desk, they conclude she in fact was attacked at school. While the police were questioning the suspects, Tooru Amuro comes into the teacher's office, which completely surprised Conan. After finding out that Jodie and Andre were FBI agents, Amuro begins to insult the FBI. This enraged Andre Camel, not just because of the insult, but also because in the past Amuro tried to do something bad to Shuichi Akai. Jodie manages to quell his rage so that Amuro would not know the FBI is aware that Amuro is a Black Organization member. Inspector Megure and Detective Takagi learn that Amuro was the one who reported Natusko's incident, is investigating her stalker, and is acting as her bodyguard.
The Scarlet Pursuit
Inspector Megure and Detective Takagi question the three suspects again, this time in further detail. After this, they, Jodie, Andre, Amuro, and Conan examine the picture containing Natsuko's graded tests. Amuro and Conan immediately figure out who the culprit is.
Before the case is solved, Amuro taunts the two FBI agents once again, and he tells them: "I wish you'd get out... of my Japan." Conan notices that strange line and pulls Amuro to a corner, asking if Amuro is an enemy of the bad guys (referring to the Black Organization), but Amuro tells him he got the wrong idea.
At this point, Conan seems to know Amuro's real identity: he is actually a member of the Security Police. However, Conan is concerned that if he actually gets the wrong idea, Shuichi's faked death plan will be revealed to the Black Organization. Conan does know that there is still one piece of information Amuro does not know about, and that Amuro will do anything to obtain it.
As Amuro solves the case, Conan suddenly wonders why the FBI agents and a Black Organization member somehow met up at the same crime scene. He pulls Jodie and Andre over and asks them a few questions. Jodie tells him that last night Natsuko sent an email to her asking whether they can go drinking, but Natsuko told her during the call that she does not recall sending such an email. Conan figures out what is going on, but before he can tell Jodie, Amuro, who knew what he was doing, interrupts them. Amuro and Conan proceed to reveal the culprit.
The Truth of Shuichi Akai's Death (Manga: 894-898, Anime: 781-783)
The Scarlet Intersection
Andre meets up with Jodie and Conan only to realize that the Jodie he talked to previously was Vermouth. Because Andre leaked out the fact that Rikumichi shot himself, Amuro now knows that Shuichi indeed faked his death.
Back at the hospital, Conan explained to Andre and Jodie that they had completely fallen for Amuro and Vermouth's plan. The plan went as follows:
At one point, Amuro took Natsuko's phone and sent an email to Jodie asking if they can go drinking. This was fairly easy because Natusko was Amuro's client. The purpose of sending that message is to force Jodie to use Andre's phone to call Natsuko at night, as Amuro predicted Jodie's phone would be dead by then. That way, both Andre and Jodie will be called to the crime scene after the police examine Natusko's call history. While they were outside investigating, Vermouth easily would have a chance to secretly take pictures of Jodie and prepare a perfect disguise. Even if Kandachi did not attack Natsuko, Amuro and Vermouth would try to injure her outside, and the result would be the same.
They would then call to tell Jodie that Natusko is in critical condition, thus bringing her and Andre to the hospital and separating them. When Jodie and Conan charged toward Natusko's room, Amuro provoked Andre by calling him a lowly investigator. That way, when Vermouth, who is dressed up as Jodie, pulls Andre away, he would lower his guard and accidentally leak out information regarding Rikumichi Kusuda.
When Andre told Jodie and Conan that he leaked out the fact that Rikumichi shot himself, Conan was in complete shock (to the point where he did not notice Jodie calling out his name multiple times), because he knows that Amuro completely figured out Shuichi's faked death. As Amuro and Vermouth were driving, he explains to her that Shuichi is still alive, but she finds that idea ridiculous, since Shuichi's "death" was recorded by a camera attached to Kir. He tells her that once he finds a lead, he can find Shuichi in less than a day.
The next day, the Detective Boys find out that Conan is not coming to school because he had a cold, according to Haibara. However, she knows that Conan is up to something because she saw him talking to Professor Agasa privately. Towards evening, Ran was in the middle of cooking dinner when she wanted to ask Conan when the Macademy Awards start. Unfortunately, Kogoro tells her that he went to eat dinner at the professor's house. When Kogoro asks her why she wants to watch them, she tells him that it is because Yusaku Kudo was nominated for Best Original Script.
At night, Subaru Okiya is in Shinichi's house, watching the Macademy Awards and having some tea. Someone rings the doorbell and tells Subaru that it was from delivery. However, when he opens the door, Amuro appears before his eyes. While they talk, Amuro's colleagues are waiting right outside the front gate.
Meanwhile, Jodie and Andre are driving toward Raiha Pass, the place where Shuichi "died". Jodie thinks they might find something there because she noticed Conan's strange behavior while investigating Natsuko's incident and his shock from earlier in this episode. They do not notice that someone is sitting in the back of the car.
The Scarlet Return
The Scarlet Truth
- In April 2015, episodes 779-780 were going to be episodes 780-781.
- The titles "The Scarlet Prologue" and "The Scarlet Pursuit" were "Bourbon vs. FBI: Scarlet Prologue (Part 1/Part 2)" (バーボンvsFBI ~緋色の序章 (前編/後編) Bābon VS FBI: Hiiro no Joshō (Zenpen/Kōhen)).
- Episode 779 was "Welcome to Club Orihime". (after episode 784)
- The vehicles are 2012 Toyota Mark X [X130] and 2015 Subaru Impreza G4 [GJ].
- Johnny Bipp, the winner of Best Supporting Actor on the Macademy Awards, is a reference to Johnny Depp. Also, Macademy Awards is a parody of Academy Awards, more commonly known as "Oscars."
Manga to anime changes
- In the manga, Haibara is the one who deduces that the foreign expensive car must belong to Jodie. In the anime, Mitsuhiko is the one who makes this deduction. Also, Haibara doesn't state it out loud while Mitsuhiko does.
- Conan's flashback from the last time he encountered Amuro was a scene added in the anime and not in the manga.
In other languages
|Catalan (Catalan dub)||Pròleg escarlata
|A scarlet prologue |
A scarlet intersection
The return of scarlet
The truth of scarlet
|Vietnamese||Chương đầu của màu đỏ
Nổi nghi hoặc màu đỏ
Cuộc chất vấn màu đỏ
Sự trở lại của màu đỏ
Sự thật màu đỏ
|The Scarlet Prologue |
The Scarlet Pursuit
The Scarlet Intersection
The Scarlet Return
The Scarlet Truth
|Episodes of Season 25|
|779 • 780 • 781 • 782 • 783 • 784 • 785 • 786 • 787 • 788 • 789 • 790 • 791 • 792 • 793 • 794 • 795 • 796 • 797 • 798 • 799 • 800 • 801 • 802 • 803 • 804 • 805 • 806 • 807 • 808 • 809 • 810 • 811 • 812 • 813 • 814 • 815 • 816 • 817|
|High Ranking||The Boss • Rum • Gin • Vermouth|
|Other Agents||Vodka • Kir (undercover) • Chianti • Korn • Bourbon (undercover)|
|Deceased Agents||Akemi Miyano • Tequila • Kenzo Masuyama/Pisco • Atsushi Miyano • Elena Miyano • Calvados • Rikumichi Kusuda • Ethan Hondou (undercover) • Hiromitsu Morofushi/Scotch (undercover)|
|Former Agents||Shiho Miyano/Sherry (Ai Haibara) • Shuichi Akai/Dai Moroboshi/Rye (undercover) • Ki'ichiro Numabuchi|
|Extended canon||Yoshiaki Hara (movie only) • Irish (movie only) • Masaaki Okakura (movie only) • Arrack (special manga only) • Generic (special manga only) • Blackbeard (special manga only) • Antonio Gomez (shogakukan learning series only) • Kate Lauren (playstation only) • Curaçao (movie only) • Stout (movie only) • Aquavit (movie only) • Leona Bucholz/Riesling (movie only) • Man in bar (tv special only)|
|Related Articles||Black Organization timeline • APTX 4869 • Nanatsu no Ko • Scar Akai • List of Black Organization related characters • Vermouth timeline • Suguru Itakura • Kohji Haneda case • Karasuma Group • "The Criminal" • Night Baron • Crow|
|Manga||Roller Coaster Murder Case • ¥1,000,000,000 Robbery • Bullet-Train Bombing • Game Convention Case • Missing Older Brother Case • Murdered Professor Case • Hotel Party Murder Case • Bus Hijacking Case • Kaitou Kid and the Murder • Escalator Message Case • Golden Apple Case • Footsteps of Darkness • Meeting with Vodka • Four Porsches Case • Bathroom Murder Case • Halloween Party Case • Black Organization vs. FBI • Mysterious Job Case • Kir Transport Case • Foreign Suspect Case • Department Store Bomber Case • Online Client • Mystery Train • Tennis Meetup • A Shrine to Remember • Elementary Teacher Assault • Scarlet Showdown • Girls Band Murder Case • Soul Detective Murder Case • A song named ASACA • Missing Maria Higashio Case • Sisters' Birthday Party Murder Case|
|Anime||Roller Coaster Murder Case • Game Company Murder Case • The Black Organization: One Billion Yen Robbery Case • The Girl from the Black Organization and the University Professor Murder Case • Reunion with the Black Organization • The Gathering of the Detectives! Shinichi Kudo vs. Kaitou Kid • The Mysterious Passenger • The Secret Rushed Omission • Shinichi Kudo's New York Case • On the Trail of a Silent Witness • Contact with the Black Organization • The Four Porsches • Hidden Bathroom Secret • Head-to-Head Match with the Black Organization: A Dual Mystery on a Full Moon Night • Black Impact! The Moment the Black Organization Reaches Out • The Shadow of the Black Organization • Clash of Red and Black • The Crisis Beckoned by the Red Omen • Detectives' Nocturne • The Jet-Black Mystery Train • Conan in a Locked Room • Jodie's Memories and the Cherry Blossom Viewing Trap • The Scarlet Return • The Shadow Approaching Amuro (TV original) • The Unfriendly Girls Band • Soul Detective Murder Case • The Betrayal's Stage • Search for Maria-chan!|
|Movies and Specials||Countdown to Heaven • Time Travel of the Silver Sky • Black History • The Raven Chaser • Shinichi Kudo Returns! Confrontation with the Black Organization • The Darkest Nightmare|
|Special Manga||The Wish Put on the Airship • The Black Organization...Revealed • Protect the Luxury Liner from the Virus|
|Playstation||Remembrance Treasure Case|
|Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)|
|Active Agents||Shuichi Akai (Subaru Okiya) • Jodie Starling • James Black • Andre Camel|
|Minor Agents||Tim • Bill • Jeff • Meyer • Hodges • Ishida|
|Related Articles||Witness Protection Program • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) • Law Enforcement • Scar Akai|
|Manga||Golden Apple Case • Footsteps of Darkness • Meeting with Vodka • Halloween Party Case • Murderer's Car Case • Black Organization vs. FBI • Giant Hammer Case • Kir Transport Case • Foreign Suspect Case • Red, White, and Yellow Case • Bank Heist Case • Department Store Bomber Case • East vs. West • A Shrine to Remember • Scarlet Showdown • Girls Band Murder Case • The Clenched Scissors and the Clipped Letters • A song named ASACA|
|Anime||Shinichi Kudo's New York Case • On the Trail of a Silent Witness • Contact with the Black Organization • Head-to-Head Match with the Black Organization: A Dual Mystery on a Full Moon Night • Find the Buttock's Mark • Black Impact! The Moment the Black Organization Reaches Out • The Shadow of the Black Organization • Clash of Red and Black • Red, White, Yellow, and the Detective Boys • Detective Boys vs. Robber Group • The Crisis Beckoned by the Red Omen • Conan vs. Heiji, Deduction Battle Between the Detectives of the East and West • Jodie's Memories and the Cherry Blossom Viewing Trap • The Scarlet Return • The Unfriendly Girls Band • Just Like a 17 Years Old Crime Scene • The Stage of Betrayal|
|Movies and Specials||Lupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie • Dimensional Sniper • The Darkest Nightmare • The Scarlet Bullet|
|Japanese Intelligence Agencies|
|NPA Security Bureau||Rei Furuya (Tooru Amuro)|
|Tokyo MPD Public Security Bureau||Hiromitsu Morofushi (deceased) • Yuya Kazami|
|Manga||Tea Poisoning Murder Case • Elementary Teacher Assault • Scarlet Showdown • Girls Band Murder Case • A song named ASACA|
|Anime||The Tense Tea Party • The Scarlet Return • The Unfriendly Girls Band • The Stage of Betrayal|
|Movies||The Darkest Nightmare • Zero the Enforcer|
|Related Articles||Tokyo Metropolitan Police • Law Enforcement • Minor law enforcement|