The Cost of Likes

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Episode 944-945
(Int. Episode 1001-1002)

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Title: The Cost of Likes
Japanese title: いいね。の代償
(Īne. no Daishō)
Original airdate: June 22, 2019 (Part 1)
June 29, 2019 (Part 2)
Broadcast rating: 7.4% (Part 1)
8.1% (Part 2)
Filler case: #316
Season: 29
Manga source: TV Original
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Ai Haibara
Detective Boys
Juzo Megure
Wataru Takagi
Kazunobu Chiba
Case solved by: Conan Edogawa
Next Conan's Hint: SNS (Part 1)
Phone (Part 2)
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Screenplay: Nobuo Ogizawa
Storyboard: Hiroaki Takagi
Episode director: 944: Takanori Yano
945: Baron Horiuchi
Animation director: Masatomo Sudo and Seiji Muta (Supervisors)
944: Akio Kawamura
945: Kenichi Otomo, Nobuyuki Iwai, Yui Ushinohama and Miho Tanaka
Character design: Masatomo Sudo
Rei Masunaga (sub-character)
Hiroshi Ogawa (Design works)
Production cooperation: 944: BIG BANG
Opening song: ANSWER
Closing song: Kimi to Koi no Mama de Owarenai Itsumo Yume no Mama ja Irarenai
Prev episode: « The Tokyo Barls Collection
Next episode: The Cursed Tears of Borgia »
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The Cost of Likes (いいね。の代償 Īne. no Daishō?) is the 944th and 945th episode of the Detective Conan anime.




Part 1

Conan, Ayumi, Mitsuhiko, and Haibara visit the injured Genta at the hospital. Fortunately, his injury is only minor because he was saved by a man named Sumito Kagura, who had broken his right arm. Several other accident victims are also hospitalized at the same place as the two of them, including a man named Kikuhide Otsubo. Shortly after, Kagura is visited by his two friends, Haruka Ibe and Go Kouchiyama, the latter also takes a his picture to post on his social media which earns a lot of Like, as Kagura himself was injured in an accident and had received a huge amount of collateral money enough to pay all his debt. As the Detective Boys continues to listen to the trio's conversation, Conan notices that Otsubo starts to act suspicious toward them.

Fake Bomb Threat

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Location: Yotsubishi Bank
Victim: People inside the bank
Age: 7 years old (Genta), 33 years old (Kikuhide), and 26 years old (Sumito)
Time: Friday the 25th morning
Suspects: Prankster, Sumito Kagura, and Kikuhide Otsubo
In the morning, someone called the Yotsubishi Bank stating that there were bombs planted outside the bank. The employee that received the call ordered everyone inside to evacuate. It's later turned out that there was no bomb planted as the culprit had claimed.
Collateral Damage

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Location: Yotsubishi Bank
Victim: Genta Kojima, Kikuhide Otsubo, Sumito Kagura, and three other people
Age: 7 years old (Genta), 33 years old (Kikuhide), and 26 years old (Sumito)
Time: Friday the 25th morning
Culprits: People running out of the bank
In the morning, someone called the Yotsubishi Bank stating that there were bombs inside which caused everyone to panick and run outside causing injuries to other people that were walking in front of the bank. Curiously, Kagura, the one who protected Genta, was actually a victim of a previous accident fifteen days ago. The bank, feeling responsible for the incident, payed every victims their hospitalization bill and collateral money.
Collateral Damage (Past)

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Location: Demolition site
Victim: Sumito Kagura and site workers
Age: 26 years old (Sumito)
Time: 15 days ago
Injury: Blunt force trauma
Fifteen days ago, while Sumito was walking in a forest, a bomb exploded from a nearby demolition site which projected a block onto him which injured him.

After Genta is discharged from the hospital, the Detective Boys begin their search for the truth behind the incident as they've become suspicious of Kagura's so called unlucky fortune. Ayumi and Haibara follow Kagura's action the entire day, but unable to find Kagura being anything more than a simple lucky-going guy. Genta and Mitsuhiko check out the cafe that Kagura's co-worker and boss hang out and discovers that Kagura did have sufficient motive to cause this incident due to his co-workers telling that he was hoping for "more tasty collateral damage". Meanwhile, Conan uses the Otsubo's address he got from the nurse to locate his apartment and obtains his information from Otsuhu's neighbor Shiro Yasukawa as he is unable to find Otsubo himself, and discovers that Otsubo is a web influencer who is fixed on obtaining info related to the unlucky Kagura. Because of the conflicting information, the group is unable to prove that Kagura is the mastermind behind the incident, and decides to postpone the investigation until tomorrow, which they will interrogate Otsubo as they have suspected him of witnessing the culprit being the fake bomb threat.

However, that night, Otsubo is murdered in a park after threatening to expose the culprit's crime.


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Location: Park
Victim: Kikuhide Otsubo
Age: 33 years old
Time: Friday the 25th, at 8 PM
Cause of death: Blunt force trauma
Suspects: Sumito Kagura, Go Kouchiyama, and Haruka Ibe
During the night, Otsubo discusses with a mysterious figure telling him that he'll expose the truth and, fearing this, the mysterious figure kills him by using a rock. The next morning, the Detective Boys find him dead.

With the murder happening, the Detective Boys especially Genta become convinced that Kagura must had silenced Otsubo. Genta then rushes off to Kagura's apartment in order to get him to spill the truth.

Part 2


  • Resolution


    Number of likes.


    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) El preu d'un "like" The price of a "like"
    Flag of France French (Subbed) Le Prix à payer pour des likes The price of Likes
    Flag of Thailand Thai ค่าตอบแทนแสนถูกใจ The Price of "Like"
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Cái giá của sự yêu thích

    See also

    Episodes of Season 29