The Scarlet Return

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Episode 779-783
(Int. Episode 832-836)

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Title: 779: The Scarlet Prologue
780: The Scarlet Pursuit
781: The Scarlet Intersection
782: The Scarlet Return
783: The Scarlet Truth
Japanese title: 緋色の序章 (Hiiro no Joshō)
緋色の追求 (Hiiro no Tsuikyū)
緋色の交錯 (Hiiro no Kōsaku)
緋色の帰還 (Hiiro no Kikan)
緋色の真相 (Hiiro no Shinsō)
Original airdate: May 30, 2015 (The Scarlet Prologue)
June 6, 2015 (The Scarlet Pursuit)
June 13, 2015 (The Scarlet Intersection)
June 20, 2015 (The Scarlet Return)
June 27, 2015 (The Scarlet Truth)
March 20, 2021 (Remastered version (Prologue))[1]
March 27, 2021 (Remastered version (Pursuit))[1]
April 3, 2021 (Remastered version (Intersection))[1]
April 10, 2021 (Remastered version (Truth))[1]
Broadcast rating: 7.4% (779)
8.1% (780)
8.5% (781)
6.6% (782)
9.4% (783)
Remastered rating: 3.4% (Remastered version (Prologue))[2]
6.8% (Remastered version (Pursuit))
6.0% (Remastered version (Intersection))
7.2% (Remastered version (Truth))
Manga case: #258
Season: 25
Manga source: Volume 84: Files 9-11 (891-893) ~
Volume 85: File 1-5 (894-898)
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Tooru Amuro
Jodie Starling
Andre Camel
Shuichi Akai
Hidemi Hondou
Juzo Megure
Wataru Takagi
Rikumichi Kusuda
Ai Haibara
Shiho Miyano
Detective Boys
Sumiko Kobayashi
Ran Mouri
Kogoro Mouri
Subaru Okiya
Yusaku Kudo
Yukiko Kudo
Azusa Enomoto
James Black
Scar Akai
Hiroshi Agasa
Chugo Nishiya
Chotaro Shinki
Case solved by: Conan Edogawa
Tooru Amuro
Next Conan's Hint: Answer sheet (The Scarlet Prologue)
Flower circle (The Scarlet Pursuit)
Rikumichi Kusuda (The Scarlet Intersection)
Raiha Pass (The Scarlet Return)
Macademy Awards (The Scarlet Truth)
Jodie Starling (Remastered version (Prologue))
Andre Camel (Remastered version (Pursuit))
Subaru Okiya (Remastered version (Intersection))
Shuichi Akai (Remastered version (Truth))
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Organizer: 779 Umesaburo Sagawa, Yasuichiro Yamamoto
780 Umesaburo Sagawa, Yasuichiro Yamamoto
781 Nobuharu Kamanaka
782 Nobuharu Kamanaka
783 Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Storyboard: 779 Umesaburo Sagawa, Yasuichiro Yamamoto
780 Umesaburo Sagawa, Yasuichiro Yamamoto
781 Nobuharu Kamanaka
782 Nobuharu Kamanaka
783 Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Episode director: 779 Minoru Tozawa
780 Takanori Yano
781 Nobuharu Kamanaka
782 Akira Yoshimura
783 Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Animation director: Masatomo Sudo and Seiji Muta (supervisors)
Hajime Kamegaki (mechanical supervisor)[3]
779 Keiko Sasaki
780 Akio Kawamura
781 Kenichi Otomo, Tomoko Fukunaga
782 Nobuyuki Iwai
783 Nariyuki Takahashi, Chiemi Hironaka, Nobuyuki Iwai (asst.), Kenichi Otomo (asst.), Akio Kawamura (asst.), and Hirobi Muranaka (asst.)
Character design: Masatomo Sudo
Nobuyuki Iwai (sub-character)[4]
Kumiko Shishido (design works)
Production cooperation: 780 BIG BANG
Opening song: WE GO
Closing song: Kimi e no Uso
Prev episode: « Mirage of the Disappearing Angel
Next episode: Welcome to Club Orihime »
List of episodes
Last episode to feature Iemasa Kayumi as the voice of James Black.

The Scarlet Return (緋色の帰還 Hiiro no Kikan?) is the 779th, 780th, 781st, 782nd and 783rd episode of the Detective Conan anime.

Characters introduced

Gadgets introduced




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.

Attempted Murder

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Location: Haido Elementary School
Victim: Natsuko Shibuya
Age: 28 years old
Injury: Blunt force trauma
Suspects: Yoshiharu Sugamoto, Akiyo Ueno, and Fumiyuki Kandachi

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


  • Resolution

    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 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)
    • Iemasa Kayumi, the first voice actor of James Black, already passed away on September 30, 2014. While James Black only appeared in flashback and old recordings are used, he is still being credited, making this episode as his posthumous work.
    • The vehicles are 2012 Toyota Mark X [X130] and 2015 Subaru Impreza G4 [GJ].
    • Johnny Bipp, the winner of Best Supporting Actor at the Macademy Awards, is a reference to Johnny Depp. Also, the Macademy Awards are a parody of the Academy Awards, more commonly known as the "Oscars".
    • In episode 782, Conan's screentime is only around one minute long.
    • The name of the suspects are related to "train stations in Tokyo" and "season"[5]:
      • Natsuko Shibuya (澁谷 夏子) comes from Shibuya Station (渋谷駅) and summer ( natsu?);
      • Yoshiharu Sugamoto (菅本 佳晴) comes from Sugamo Station (巣鴨駅) and spring ( haru?);
      • Akiyo Ueno (植野 晶代) comes from Ueno Station (上野駅) and fall/autumn ( aki?);
      • Fumiyuki Kandachi (神立 文幸) comes from Kanda Station (神田駅) and winter ( fuyu?).


    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of China Chinese (Simplified) 绯色的序章
    The scarlet prologue
    The scarlet pursuit
    The scarlet intersection
    The scarlet return
    The scarlet truth
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) Pròleg escarlata
    Persecució escarlata
    Interrelació escarlata
    Retorn escarlata
    Veritat escarlata
    Scarlet prologue
    Scarlet pursuit
    Scarlet interrelation
    Scarlet return
    Scarlet truth
    Flag of South Korea Korean 주홍의 서막
    주홍의 추궁
    주홍의 교착
    주홍의 귀환
    주홍의 진상
    The scarlet prologue
    The scarlet pursuit
    The scarlet intersection
    The scarlet return
    The scarlet truth
    Flag of Thailand Thai อารัมภบทสีแดงเข้ม
    A scarlet prologue
    Scarlet's pursuit
    A scarlet intersection
    The return of scarlet
    The truth of scarlet
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Chương đầu của màu đỏ
    Truy đuổi màu đỏ
    Điểm giao nhau của 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

    See also


    1. ^ a b c d Video not actually remastered, but follows the remaster pattern. Modern OP/ED and upscaled. Several cuts were made to fit 5 episodes into 4 episodes.
    2. ^ Due to special report of earthquake, the NTV broadcast of the episode is interrupted. This rating is from NTV airing on March 27, 2021 at 1.30 p.m. JST.
    3. ^ Note: Originally only appeared in "Truth" part, the credit was appended for the whole part when the remastered version was broadcast.
    4. ^ Note: Appended when the remastered version was broadcast.
    5. ^ "緋色の帰還(名探偵コナン)". Retrieved on 2023-07-07. 
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