Shuichi Akai (赤井 秀一, Akai Shūichi) is an FBI Agent who is also known by his aliases Dai Moroboshi (諸星 大, Moroboshi Dai), Subaru Okiya (沖矢 昴, Okiya Subaru) and by his Black Organization Codename Rye (ライ, Rai), is a supporting character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.
Shuichi is a British American of Japanese descent and born in England. When Shuichi was fifteen years old, his father, Tsutomu Akai, got himself involved in the murder case of Kohji Haneda and Amanda Hughes and disappeared. In his last message, he instructed his pregnant wife Mary and their two sons to hide in Japan.
Shuichi, determined to investigate his missing father's "incident," convinced his mother to let him study in America. After he left Japan, his younger sister Masumi was born. Shuichi didn't get to meet her until he returned to Japan after seven years in the states, but Shukichi sent him pictures of her. After he had finished school, he joined the FBI.
Shuichi is a tall man of Japanese descent with short wavy hair. His eyes have permanent bags underneath them that make him appear sleep-deprived.
Shuichi is a very professional agent. Even in personal matters, he remains cool, even detached, from anyone, but his redeeming value is a great sense of loyalty to anyone he knows. He is a skilled and relentless pursuer and detective, qualities which have labeled him the number one enemy of the Black Organization and earned him the nickname "Silver Bullet".
James Black describes Shuichi as an introverted person who doesn't easily get close to people and further notes that Shuichi has become even more closed off since Akemi's death. Shuichi doesn't often voice what he is thinking and has an unhealthy tendency to prioritize his missions above the emotional well-being of his friends, co-workers, family, and love interests. The conflict between his missions and the interests of those he cares about has lead to significant sorrow for him and others.
Canon Plot Overview
Shuichi first appeared when Conan, Doctor Agasa and the Junior Detective League are going on a Trip to tail Jodie and Vermouth who is currently disguise as Tomoaki Araide on a Bus where it was hijacked by a two Robbers. Conan realized that robber must have an accomplice in the back row where Shuichi was siting.
Non-Canon Plot Overview
- Rye is a Grass grown extensively as a Grain, a Cover Crop, and a Forage Crop which is used for Flour, Rye Bread, Rye Beer, Crisp Bread, some Whiskeys, some Vodkas, and Animal Fodder.
- Shuichi Akai's Real Given Name "Shuichi" (秀一) and Real Family Name "Akai" (赤井) which means "Red", comes from his Voice Actor Shuichi Ikeda and from the Fictional Character Char Aznable, whose nickname is "Red Comet", from the manga and anime franchise Mobile Suit Gundam.
- Shuichi Akai's First Alias Given Name "Dai" (大) comes from Char Aznable's Real Name Casval Rem Deikun. Deikun is similar to "Dai-kun" in Japanese Pronunciation.
- Shuichi Akai's First Alias Family Name "Moroboshi" (諸星) means "Falling Star", another possible reference to "Red Comet".
- Shuichi Akai's Second Alias Full Name "Subaru Okiya" comes from Char Aznable's Real Name Casval Rem Deikun. Romanized Casval (キャスバル, Kyasubaru) is similar to Romanized Subaru Okiya without O (キヤスバル, Kiyasubaru).
- Shuichi Akai's Vehicles are a Black Chevrolet C-1500 and a Red Ford Mustang bearing two White Stripes.
- Shuichi Akai's Vehicle as Subaru Okiya is a Red Subaru 360.
- Shuichi Akai's Rival is Rei Furuya, who is also named after the Fictional Character Amuro Ray from the manga and anime franchise Mobile Suit Gundam.
- Shuichi Akai is a Jeet Kune Do Practitioner who is Three Times Stronger than his sister, Masumi Sera.
- The Three Times is another reference of Char Aznable's Mobile Suit being Three Times Faster than the others.
- Shuichi Akai's Voice Actor, Shukichi Ikeda, is in real-life married to Akemi Miyano's Voice Actress, Sakiko Tamagawa.
- Shuichi Akai is left-handed.
- Shuichi shares some similarities with the main protagonist Shinichi;
- Both have incredible deductive abilities.
- Both had to hide their identities following an incident with the Black Organization.
- Both their disguises involve glasses.
- Both are fans of Sherlock Holmes.
- Both have ichi (一) as part of their first name.
- Both have been referred as Silver Bullet by the Black Organization members; Shuichi by the boss and Shinichi by Vermouth.
|Karasuma Group||Renya Karasuma • Atsushi Miyano • Elena Miyano|
|Suzuki Group||Ayako Suzuki • Jirokichi Suzuki • Shiro Suzuki • Sonoko Suzuki • Tomoko Suzuki|
|Tomizawa Group||Taichi Tomizawa • Tatsuji Tomizawa • Tetsuharu Tomizawa • Yuzo Tomizawa|
|Lupin III||Goemon Ishikawa XIII • Daisuke Jigen • Arsène Lupin III • Fujiko Mine • Koichi Zenigata|
|Magic Kaito||Saguru Hakuba • Akako Koizumi • Konosuke Jii • Chikage Kuroba • Kaito Kuroba • Toichi Kuroba • Keiko Momoi • Aoko Nakamori • Ginzo Nakamori • Kaitou Corbeau • Kaitou Kid • Saguru Hakuba's Assistant • Akako Koizumi's Assistant • Magic Kaito Organization Boss • Magic Kaito Organization Sub-Boss • Lucifer • Rose • Snake • Spider|
|Yaiba||Kenjuro Kurogane • Yaiba Kurogane • Raizo Mine • Sayaka Mine • Shizuka Mine • Musashi Miyamoto • Keiko Momoi • Soshi Okita III • Soshi Okita VI • Takeshi Onimaru • Kagetora • Shonosuke|
|Guardians||Hiroshi Agasa • Sumiko Kobayashi|
|Members||Conan Edogawa • Ai Haibara • Genta Kojima • Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya • Ayumi Yoshida|
|Executive Agents||Renya Karasuma • Gin • Pisco • Rum • Vermouth|
|Codenamed Agents||Calvados • Chianti • Korn • Tequila • Vodka|
|Agents||Rikumichi Kusuda • Akemi Miyano • Atsushi Miyano • Elena Miyano • Ki'ichiro Numabuchi|
|Undercover Agents||Ethan Hondou • Bourbon • Kir • Scotch|
|Former Agents||Rye • Sherry|
|Others||Antonio Gomez • Yoshiaki Hara • Kate Lauren • Masaaki Okakura • Black Beard • Aquavit • Arrack • Curaçao • Generic • Irish • Riesling • Stout|
|CIA||Ethan Hondou • Hidemi Hondou • Barney|
|FBI||Shuichi Akai • James Black • Andre Camel • Jodie Starling • Starling Family Father • Aaron • Bill • Cheng • Hodges • Ishida • Jeff • Jim • Meyer • Tim • Tony|
|MI6||Tsutomu Akai • Mary Sera|
|NPA & PSB||Rei Furuya • Yuya Kazami • Hiromitsu Morofushi|
|Tokyo Metropolis||Shintaro Chaki • Kazunobu Chiba • Wataru Date • Kenji Hagiwara • Hyoue Kuroda • Jinpei Matsuda • Kiyonaga Matsumoto • Juzo Megure • Naeko Miike • Yumi Miyamoto • Ginzo Nakamori • Toshiro Odagiri • Miwako Sato • Ninzaburo Shiratori • Wataru Takagi • Tadayoshi Uno • Officer Tome • Officer Tsujimura • Inspector Yuminaga|
|Nagano Prefecture||Taka'aki Morofushi • Yui Uehara • Kansuke Yamato|
|Osaka Prefecture||Heizo Hattori • Goro Otaki • Ginshiro Toyama|
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