Search for Maria-chan!

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Episode 941-942
(Int. Episode 998-999)

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Title: Search for Maria-chan!
Japanese title: マリアちゃんをさがせ!
(Maria-chan o Sagase!)
Original airdate: June 1, 2019 (Part 1)
June 8, 2019 (Part 2)
Broadcast rating: 7.2% (Part 1)
8.2% (Part 2)
Manga case: #291
Season: 29
Manga source: Volume 95: Files 3-5 (1006-1008)
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Ai Haibara
Detective Boys
Maria Higashio
Sumiko Kobayashi
Rumi Wakasa
Ran Mouri
Hiroshi Agasa
Yusaku Kudo
Yukiko Kudo
Shinichi Kudo
Heiji Hattori
Sonoko Suzuki
Masumi Sera
Subaru Okiya
Kanenori Wakita
Hyoue Kuroda
Rei Furuya
Kogoro Mouri
Soshi Okita
Azusa Enomoto
Renya Karasuma
Eisuke Aizawa
Yoko Okino
Fumimaro Ayanokoji
Iroha Sushi Chef
Shuichi Akai
Akemi Miyano
Case solved by: Ai Haibara
Next Conan's Hint: Book cover (Part 1)
Drinking bird (Part 2)
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Organizer: 941: Yasuyuki Honda
942: Masaki Ozora
Storyboard: 941: Yasuyuki Honda
942: Masaki Ozora
Episode director: 941: Akira Yoshimura
942: Minoru Tozawa
Animation Director: Masatomo Sudo and Seiji Muta (Supervisors)
941: Asuka Tsubuki
942: Keiko Sasaki
Character Design: Masatomo Sudo
Akio Kawamura (sub-character)
Hiroshi Ogawa (Design works)
Opening song: ANSWER
Closing song: Kimi to Koi no Mama de Owarenai Itsumo Yume no Mama ja Irarenai
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Search for Maria-chan! (マリアちゃんをさがせ! Maria-chan o Sagase!?) is the 941st and 942nd episode of the Detective Conan anime. This case marks an important revelation about the Black Organization, since the identity of their boss is finally reached.




After the school trip, the case that occurred back at Kyoto attracts global attention, and someone claims that the apparently dead Shinichi Kudo helped to solve the case. Hyoue Kuroda, Kanenori Wakita, and Rumi Wakasa (who is revealed to have access to the APTX victim list) all take notice of this.

Part 1

Maria Higashio hasn't come to school today and Kobayashi sends Haibara and the Detective Boys to her home to see how she's doing and if everything's all right.

Missing Person

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Location: Teitan Elementary School
Victim: Maria Higashio
Age: 7 years old
Time: All day
Maria Higashio hasn't come to school, which is quite weird, and her parents didn't notify Kobayashi about the reason of her not coming to school.

Meanwhile, Conan, bed-ridden with a cold, enjoys Ran's agreement to hook up. He goes to see Professor Agasa and reads in the news that someone saw Shinichi at Kyoto and on TV. He starts being very nervous and asks Haibara and Heiji about it, while Ran, Sonoko, and Masumi read it as well. The media overrun Heiji and Shinichi's high schools, and Shinichi's house, although Okiya denies them entry. The Detective Boys believe Maria went to her late paternal grandparents' house and took part in the scavenger hunt they organized for her. Haibara helps the Detective Boys to follow the arrows and understand the messages. As they followed the clues, they arrive in a room where a bookshelf was knocked over, and fear Maria might be stuck under it. But it's not the case and there is instead another code to decipher.

Part 2

The Detective Boys discover that Maria went downstairs and try to find the other arrows. Shinichi has still trouble finding who the "Kudo Family Freak" blog owner is and how to stop the media from blowing up. Ran tries to figure out what happened and why Shinichi is considered a ghost. Heiji tells Conan he'll try to settle things on his side. The Detective Boys finally arrive to a bathroom but the only arrow points to the shower with nothing inside it. They convince Haibara to ask for Conan's help, and the latter tells them to give some water to the drinking bird next to the arrow.

The Detective Boys give the drinking bird a glass of water and the bird starts to constantly dip its beak into it. They then notice the glass's water has reversed the arrow's direction, which now points towards the opposite direction of the bathroom. Another room which the kids fail to open. Wakita rings the doorbell at Professor Agasa's door and asks what the fuss in front of their neighbours' house is all about since he can't do his deliveries.

Conan tells the Detective Boys that the door isn't locked but the difference in temperatures between the cold corridor and the warm room where Maria is, creates a pressure gradient that can be dispelled by pushing the door strongly and opening a vent. Maria is indeed inside, asleep. She had come to watch some videos of her grandparents, but was then unable to open the door to leave the room, and concluded that she had to watch every video for the door to open.

As the room was accidentally airtight, Maria likely fell asleep due to heightened carbon dioxyde from her own breathing, which would have worsened if the Detective Boys hadn't found her in time.


  • Resolution


    • Just before this case, the special episode which introduced Renya Karasuma was remastered as a two-halves episode.
    • The Secret of the Moon, the Star, and the Sun was before Haibara transferred in the manga, while in the anime version she didn't want to come along, so the Detective Boys' statement is wrong.
    • Just like in The Darkest Nightmare, Rum was only given a computerized altered voice, and the ending credits do not list a voice actor. They did this intentionally so that no one could look up what other characters that voice actor might play.
    • The manga in Maria's room, Zero-kai Watch (0界ウォッチ Zero-kai Wocchi?), comes the videogame and manga franchise Yo-kai Watch. The name of the author, Ayumu Hariyama (針山 歩), comes from the saying "walking on a mountain full of needles", a reference to hell, which is where the title "Zero-kai" (0界) comes from.[1]

    Manga to anime changes


    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) Busquem la Maria! Let's search Maria!
    Flag of France French (Subbed) Trouvez Maria Find Maria
    Flag of Thailand Thai ตามหามาริอะจัง! Search for Maria-chan!
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Mau tìm kiếm Maria-chan thôi!


    See also

    Episodes of Season 29
    Black Organization
    High ranking The BossRumGinVermouth
    Other agents VodkaKir (undercover) • ChiantiKornBourbon (undercover)
    Deceased agents Akemi MiyanoTequilaKenzo Masuyama/PiscoAtsushi MiyanoElena MiyanoCalvadosRikumichi KusudaEthan 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) • Kate Lauren (playstation only) • Curaçao (movie only) • Stout (movie only) • Aquavit (movie only) • Leona Bucholz/Riesling (movie only) • Man in bar (tv special only) • Pinga (movie only)
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