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The Detective Boys
Consisting of Conan, Haibara, Mitsuhiko, Genta, and Ayumi, they are a Five-Man Band of kid detectives.Mandatory Naming Note: Their group name comes from the group of the same name in Edogawa Ranpo's novels.Dub Name Change: The Junior Detective League.
- Badass Adorable: All of them are cute kids who often help bring criminals to justice. And while they may not be at Conan's level, they have had their share of awesome moments in the series (canon or non-canon).
- Big, Thin, Short Trio: Out of the guys, Genta is Big, Mitsuhiko is Thin, and Conan is Short.
- Five-Man Band:
- The Leader: Conan, he leads the investigations, but Genta insists on the credit.
- The Lancer: Haibara, like Conan, is a genius adult shrunk to child form but her coldness contrasts his heroics.
- The Smart Guy: Mitsuhiko thinks he's the smartest because he's Locked Out of the Loop. He provides information Conan lacks.
- The Big Guy: Genta, the tallest and strongest (and chubbiest) of them.
- The Chick: Ayumi is a cheerful girl who's friends with everyone; even First-Name Basis with Haibara.
- Free-Range Children: The kids spend a lot of time wandering around without even nominal adult supervision. They regularly do things like take bus trips, canvas neighborhoods, and explore caves, forests and scary mansions alone. True, Conan and Ai are Older Than They Look, but almost any adult who isn't Professor Agasa doesn't know that since Conan and Ai look about seven.
- Intergenerational Friendship: They are a group of 7-year-olds who are friends with the elderly Professor Agasa, adult Tokyo police, and main teenage characters (mostly Ran and Sonoko).
- Kid Detective: They think of themselves as a detective group, hence the group name, but it's Conan that solves all their cases.
- Limited Social Circle: They are rarely seen spending much time with classmates outside their group but Ayumi at least is shown with a list of her other friends. Justified with Ai and Conan, who simply don't have any reason to make more friends at elementary school.
- Love Dodecahedron: Genta likes Ayumi, Mitsuhiko likes Ayumi and Ai, Ayumi likes Conan, Ai is believed to like Conan and Conan is Ran-sexual.
- She Is All Grown Up: OVA 9 has them all aged to their high school years. It turned out to be part of Conan's dream.
- Shipper on Deck:
- They often refer Shinichi as "Ran-oneesan's boyfriend".
- All of them prefer that Takagi and Satou became a couple.
- They all give a knowing, sly smirk to Agasa after his meeting with his First Love, Fusae Campbell-Kinoshita.
- After discovering that Kobayashi is Shiratori's "girl of destiny", they all were anxious for them to become a couple.
- Apparently, they are all for Heiji and Kazuha becoming a couple, since Conan told Heiji that all of them made their own copy of Heiji's confession to Kazuha.
- Snooping Little Kid: The group together is mostly seen as this to grown-ups; particularly, the police department and Kogoro. They style themselves Kid Detectives, but aren't quite up to snuff without Conan or Haibara helping them. They do show potential though, when they try to beat Conan to solving a mystery. They still need help, but Hattori mostly dropped hints for them to work it out themselves. They also provide the occasional Eureka Moment.
- Tag Along Kid: Conan is pretty much followed by the three actual kids of the group, Mitsuhiko, Genta and Ayumi. Ai on rare occasions takes Conan's place here sometimes. Otherwise, she stands along side Conan.
- Two Girls to a Team: Ayumi was initially the only girl but the trope is played straight after Haibara joins the Detective Boys.
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Voiced by Yukiko Iwai (JP) / Monica Rial (EN), Erika Araujo (first Latin American Spanish dub), Claudia Mota (second Latin American Spanish dub, movies 1 and 2 only), Ximena Marchant (third Latin American Spanish dub), Geni Rey (first European Spanish dub), Pilar Mora (second European Spanish dub, first part), Marta Sáinz (second European Spanish dub, second part and movies)The one and only emotional girl of the Detective Boys before Ai Haibara joined the group later in the series.Dub Name Change: Amy Yeager.
- The Cutie: Most of the time she's a smiling cutie.
- Dude Magnet: Both Genta and Mitsuhiko have a crush on her.
- First-Name Basis: Ayumi is the only child of the group who calls Haibara by her first name.
- Hair Decorations: Always seen with a headband.
- Hopeless Suitor: For Conan, due to the latter's age problem. Though to her defense, it's more like admiration than crush.
- Nice Girl: Ayumi is a sweet and innocent girl and acts as the group's cheerful spirit.
- Oblivious to Love: Ayumi is blissfully unaware that Mitsuko and Genta both have a huge crush on her.
- The Smurfette Principle: She was the only girl of the group before Haibara joined.
- Third-Person Person: In later chapters, Ayumi constantly refers to herself as such.
- Token Mini-Moe: Pretty self explanatory seeing how any other major or secondary female character in the series is either a teenager or an adult not counting the shrunk Haibara.
Voiced by Wataru Takagi (JP), Victor Mares Jr. (first Latin American Spanish dub), Jesús Barrero (second Latin American Spanish dub, movies 1 and 2 only), Alberto Salas (third Latin American Spanish dub), Enrique Hernández (first European Spanish dub), Lucas Cisneros (second European Spanish dub, first part), Pepe Carabias (second European Spanish dub, second part and movies)The big kid of the group who enjoys to eat, but isn't the brightest of the bunch.Dub Name Change: George Kaminski.note
- Big Eater: Eats a lot for his age. Although he is fat.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Has thick, square-shaped eyebrows.
- Book Dumb: Genta is not very good at school and has difficulty with simple basic Japanese and math. Although, he is a first grade elementary student.
- Bridal Carry: Give one to Haibara in Movie 5 to stop her Senseless Sacrifice.
- Dumb Muscle: Seen to be the least intellectual of the group, but at least makes up for it for being the biggest and the strongest of the Detective Boys.
- Hopeless Suitor: Genta has a crush on Ayumi, but she has a crush on Conan, which makes her this as well given Conan's circumstances...
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even though he is brash, outspoken and can be intimidating, Genta is actually very kind and dependable.
- Meaningful Name: One of the kanjis of his first name means "plump, fat". He's also the fattest of his friends as well as a Big Eater.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: During the Tragedy of the Pier in Plain Sight case (episodes 366-367/volume 45), his uncharacteristic action of fully concentrating on fishing (to the point of almost skipping lunch) turns out to be a secret plan to catch a rare fish for Professor Agasa's birthday.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The loud, tough Manly Man to Mitsuhiko's thoughtful, organized Sensitive Guy.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Genta gained his physical looks from his mother. The only trait he got from his father are the Big Ol' Eyebrows.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Unajuu, or eel on rice.
Voiced by Ikue Otani / Ai Orikasa (JP), Ivette Gonzalez (first Latin American Spanish dub), Miguel Ángel Ruiz (second Latin American Spanish dub, movies 1 and 2 only), Carolina Araya (third Latin American Spanish dub), María Rosa Guillén (first European Spanish dub and first part of the second one), Blanca Rada (second European Spanish dub, second part, first apparitions), Gema Carballedo (second European Spanish dub, second part, rest of the series, and movies)The lead boy before Conan joins the group who genuinely tries to provide Conan with legitimate feedback on cases that the group comes across; most of the time to no avail.Dub Name Change: Mitch Tennison.
- Adorably Precocious Child: Besides Conan and Ai, Mitsuhiko is the most mature of his friends.
- Adorkable: He's a cute kid who loves science and logic, and gushes whenever he manages to impresses his crushes.
- Author Avatar: Gosho Aoyama has stated in an early interview that Mitsuhiko is modeled after his childhood self.
- Covert Pervert: He a genuinely respectful and sweet kid...who also joins in with Genta on looking at cute girl in swimsuits. And, another time has him (with Genta) asking Conan if he saw Ayumi and Haibara naked.
- A Day in the Limelight: There have been a few episodes where Mitsuhiko solves the case before even Conan pieces everything together. Episode 303, "The Victim Who Came Back", notably features his deductions.
- Does Not Like Spam: Mitsuhiko has shown a dislike towards carrots.
- Hopeless Suitor: Twice.
- Nice Guy: Mitsuhiko has shown to be a consistently polite young man. Due to his strict and formal upbringing by his parents, he tends to be very formal towards his elders, addressing them (in Japanese) with the formal suffix "-san" without regard to the intimacy of their relationship.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The thoughtful, organized Sensitive Guy to Genta's loud, tough Manly Man.
- Wise Beyond His Years: Can be argued that Mitsuhiko acts quite sharp and clever for his age. One episode even has HIM solving the case!
- Youthful Freckles: Notable the only Detective Boy who has this.
Friends of Shinichi and Ran
Dr. Hiroshi Agasa
Voiced by Kenichi Ogata (JP), Kazunari Tanaka [Youth] (JP), Guillermo Romano (first Latin American Spanish dub), Jaime Vega (second Latin American Spanish dub, movies 1 and 2 only), Mario Santander (third Latin American Spanish dub), Tasio Alonso (first European Spanish dub), Javier Amilibia (second European Spanish dub, first part), Salvador Serrano (second European Spanish dub, second part and movies), Ryosei Tayama (Live-Action Drama Actor)Shinichi's next door neighbor who makes a living developing odd inventions; some of which are put to use by Shinichi throughout the series. Shinichi appears to have the utmost trust in him, having no problem of revealing his identity to Agasa only moments after being shrunk by the APTX-4869 pill.Later on, most of his appearances amount to playing the adult who looks after the Detective Boys, becoming the unintentional guardian of Ai Haibara (aka Shiyo Miyano) when said character shows up at Shinichi's doorstep, and providing insight for Shinichi to help combat the Black Organization.During most cases that involve the Detective Boys, Shinichi will force Agasa into the spotlight to explain the case at hand.Mandatory Naming Note: "Agasa" is the Engrish pronunciation of Agatha Christie.Phonological Note Dub Name Change: Hershel Agasa.
- Absent-Minded Professor: Most Triumphant Japanese Example.
- Badass Bookworm: While Professor Agasa doesn't engage in any violence in the series, he does create all of Conan's helpful and amazing gadgets.
- Big Fancy House: The mansion located next to the just-as-big Kudo home.
- Big Fun: A chubby old man with a heart of gold and a cheerful disposition.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Has thick, square-shaped eyebrows.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: His number one talent is inventing.
- Characterization Marches On: The early volumes try to play up Dr. Agasa as a Bungling Inventor, with Shinichi saying to his face that his lab's turned out nothing but junk. Later volumes? Intelligence agents flat-out admit he's making toys MI-6 could only dream of, and everyone (except Ai) treats him with unflinching respect.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Fusae, but it's downplayed given that while they were each other's First Love they haven't made any progress in their relationship in a romantic fashion.
- Drink Order: He has a special love for tomato juice.
- Einstein Hair: Matches perfectly with his inventing skills.
- First Love: To his childhood friend, Fusae.
- Friend to All Children: Frequently takes the Detective Boys out for fun.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He made Conan all those
- Herr Doktor: Drives a German car, a Käfer. In the dub, he has a German accent.
- No Name Given: Averted, but not with a bit of Ass Pull. His given name, given as Hiroshi only later on, is an Alternate Character Reading of Hakase, the Japanese term for the title of Doctor, while devoid of the latter's connotations.
- Older Sidekick: To Shinichi. Despite being significantly older than the teenage Shinichi, Agasa often follows the young one's lead.
- Only Friend: He was this to his childhood friend, Fusae Campbell Kinoshita; he was the only one among their peers who didn't viciously tease her about her mixed ancestry.
- Parental Substitute:
- Acts as a sort-of, second father-figure towards Shinichi, to a degree. His parents are still alive, but live in New York.
- Even moreso for Haibara, who lives in his house and unlike Shinichi, no longer has any real family. She grows to love him like a real father and often tries to protect him above anyone else. He's even her cellphone background picture! It turns out he knew her dead parents.
- Running Gag: In the movies, there's always a scene dedicated to him coming up with a quiz for the Detective Boys that usually have answers that are silly homo-phonic puns, much to Conan and Haibara's chagrin.
- Secret Keeper: With the distinction of being the first person ever who found out about Shinichi shrinking into a child, who later became "Conan Edogawa".
- Shipper on Deck: Ships Shinichi/Ran.
- Smart Ball: Pocketed it. Shinichi said he never invented anything useful right in the beginning, yet he eventually became one of the most Gadgeteer Genius in anime without any further explanation (to the point where actual secret agents express jealousy at his skills). That being said, several of his inventions still do malfunction from time to time, but those are few and far between.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Sports circular glasses and is a brilliant inventor.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Fusae Campbell Kinoshita — She disappeared one day when they were children and when they meet up again, Poor Communication Kills comes again when Fusae lies about having a husband because she thought the Detective Boys were his grandchildren and that he didn't remember her; however, Agasa tells her in his own way that he never forgot her. And then she leaves for mysterious reasons, thinking she won't see him again for another 10 years.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Agasa has a special love for pasta.
Voiced by Naoko Matsui (JP) / Laura Bailey (EN), Rocío Gallegos (first Latin American Spanish dub), Sandra Pavón (second Latin American Spanish dub, movies 1 and 2 only), Josefina Becerra (third Latin American Spanish dub), Aurora Ferrándiz (second European Spanish dub, first part), Mercedes Espinosa (second European Spanish dub, second part and movies), Mayuko Iwasa (2006 Live-Action Drama Actress), Sayaka Akimoto (2011 Live-Action Drama Actress)The love-seeking daughter of a very rich family, and Ran's best friend. On rare occasions, mostly from cases that involves just her and Ran, Shinichi will put Sonoko to sleep, and talk as her in a manner similar to how he uses Kogoro as the scapegoat for explaining the case at hand.She eventually gains an actual boyfriend in the form of an international karate champion, Makoto Kyogoku, but still finds time to flirt with other men (Kaitou Kid in particular) to compensate for the fact that she can't handle being in a long-distance relationship.Dub Name Change: Serena Sebastian.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted. While she's a big fan of Katiou Kid, it doesn't go anywhere deep and she's already in love with Makoto.
- Alliterative Name: Sonoko Suzuki. Also counts with her dubbed name (Serena Sebastian).
- Alone with the Psycho: At least twice.
- Ambiguously Bi: Sonoko is nearly obsessed with handsome men and is in a relationship with one, but some of her dialogue towards Ran implies she may like her or at finds her attractive. And in a non-canon OAV, Sonoko gives Kazuha a kiss on the cheek during their karaoke session.
- Beware the Silly Ones: The girl's a Genki Girl who borders on Brainless Beauty, but she strongly believes in those she cares for and even if she can't fight like Ran does, she'll do what she can to protect them and she'll expect you to appreciate your loved ones too.
- Brainless Beauty: Borderline case. She's a pretty but ditzy rich girl.
- Bully Hunter: As a child, Sonoko used to defend Ran from bullies.
- Characterization Marches On: Sonoko was avid in finding a man better than Shinichi for Ran, believing he wasn't good enough for her. A few chapters/episodes later, and she is teasingly calling them "husband and wife".
- Butt-Monkey: She really has extraordinarily bad luck at times.
- Childhood Friends: She has known both Ran and Shinichi since they were all four-years-old.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Downplayed. It's not shown a lot (unlike with Ran and Kazuha), but in one case, she took up a pottery class so she could send Makoto a gift because she fears that a woman would take advantage of his kind nature.
- Damsel in Distress: Catches the Distress Ball more than once.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: Gets a bit of this treatment due to the fact that she's the most common person Conan knocks out and solves cases through when Kogoro is unavailable. As a result she's come to be thought of as a Genius Ditz in spite of the fact that she doesn't even have a fraction of Kogoro's deductive skills, let alone Conan's.
- Family Theme Naming: Sonoko shares a syllable with her older sister Ayako and mother Tomoko.
- Fangirl: Goes crazy when Kaitou Kid makes an appearance.
- The Fashionista: Especially seen in one case where Sonoko identifies the victims as belonging to the ganguro fashion sub culture upon seeing their pictures. She even distinguished what kind of ganguro they were!
- Forehead of Doom: Often noted to have a big forehead.
- Hair Decorations: Usually seen with a headband.
- Hairstyle Inertia: Sonoko has always had her chin-length hairstyle since childhood.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Ran Mouri's closest friend since childhood; they have always been loyal best friends who can confide in one another about their problems.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: With all of her shallowness and childish fits, she really cares for Ran, Makoto, her friends and family.
- Lady and Knight: The Lady to Makoto's Knight, though they are an informal example; Sonoko is a Genki Girl Ojou with very bad luck, whereas Makoto is a karate champion with downright Super Strength, and he has protected his "Bright Lady" just like a "White Knight" would several times.
- Long-Distance Relationship: With Makoto. This is mostly due to him being a world-ranked karate practitioner and is always travelling. The couple is also enrolled in different schools, not to mention from the school that rivals Sonoko's best friend in karate.
- Official Couple: With Makoto Kyogoku.
- Opposites Attract: Sonoko (an excitable, lovey-dovey, modern gal) is officially paired with Makoto (a mellow, Oblivious to Love, old-school kind of guy).
- Plucky Girl: She never ever gives up on what she wants.
- Rescue Romance: Her relationship with Makoto began when he saved her from being killed by the Villain Of The Week, and at other times, he would come to her rescue at the perfect moment.
- Running Gag: Her bad luck with men, until she started dating Makoto. Goes into Not Funny Anymore in 153-154, where she goes boy-hunting in Izu (with Ran and Conan in tow)...and the attractive boy who showers her with compliments turns out to be the AxCrazy killer of the week, driven by a hatred for blonde girls. She is rescued by Makoto, which marks the start of their relationship.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Energetic Girl (an easily emotional Genki Girl) to Makoto's Savvy Guy (adorkable and kinda more oblivious than the average "savvy guy").
- She Is All Grown Up: In the Stranger of 10 Years Ago OAV, she's not only Older and Wiser but is almost as much of a Type 1 Ojou as Ayako.
- Shipper on Deck:
- After being an antagonist against Shinichi/Ran, she practically refers to the couple as Husband/Wife, and about sending pictures to Shinichi regarding Ran to either make him blush or jealous.
- Sonoko later ships the HELL out of Officers Takagi and Satou. In fact, is PISSED when Conan◊ interrupts what could have been Takagi and Sato's First Kiss...
- Sonoko believes that Conan and Ayumi would be cute together.
- Shipping Torpedo: For a long time she's a Shinichi/Ran anti-shipper since she believes he's not good enough for her and she can't stand seeing Ran suffering because of Shinichi - for all Sonoko knows he's enjoying himself while her best friend is having a bloody miserable time. She later mellows out on this.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Despite her flirty tendencies, Sonoko is only interested in Makoto. A polite, brave, and noble young man. Not to mention, they started their relationship after Makoto rescued her from a serial killer and in subsequent appearances.Sonoko: "Makoto-san is...absolutely fantastic and nice and is a good person!"
- Spoiled Sweet: She's too flighty and childish to be The Ojou but doesn't flaunt her wealth around in an overly bitchy manner. In fact, she appreciates that Ran doesn't try to mooch off her.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: One may think she's Ran's girly girl and her older sister Ayako's tomboy but Ran thing is more complex than that. Sonoko is less physically active and more boy-crazy/fashionista than Ran, but is also more outspoken and straightforward than her (Unless Ran's in tsuntsun more, yeah.) In fact, their friendship started when Sonoko protected Ran when they were children!
- Uptown Girl: Sonoko (her parents are the heads of an extremely wealthy and large company) and Makoto (was introduced working at his family's inn).
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: Downplayed. She doesn't do anything violent, but when Inspector Yamamura begins to obnoxiously think Makoto is a suspect in a murder case, Sonoko shouts at the Inspector that Makoto isn't the murderer and continues to give Yamamura death glares when he makes veiled comments that he believes Makoto to be the culprit.
Relatives of the Kudo Family and Mouri Family
Voiced by Hideyuki Tanaka (JP). Juan Zadala and Roberto Alexander (first Latin American Spanish dub), Jorge Lillo (third Latin American Spanish dub), Luis Grau (second European Spanish dub, first part)Famous mystery writer and Shinichi's father.He currently lives with his wife Yukiko in Los Angeles, but he and Yukiko drop by regularly to check on Shinichi.Mandatory naming note: Yusaku's name comes from Shunsaku Kudo (protagonist of the TV Drama Tantei Monogatari aka Detective Tales) and actor Yusaku Matsuda (who portrayed Shunsaku Kudo).Dub Name Change: Booker Kudo.
- Adorkable: He's a mystery writer who gets a bit too excited about mysteries. Also, his glasses rock.
- Affectionate Nickname: "Yu-chan" by his wife, Yukiko.
- Always Someone Better: Among the few who can outsmart Shinichi/Conan on a regular basis.
- Amateur Sleuth: In his youth, Yusaku would solve cases.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Yusaku possesses a very sharp intellect and observation skills, traits which his son inherited, though Yusaku's own abilities remain more well-honed. He demonstrates in multiple cases an ability to operate one step ahead of both Shinichi and criminals, but he chooses to not get involved unless Conan appears unable solve the case alone in time to save the intended victim.
- Badass Bookworm: Knows as much trivial info as his son, or even more.
- Badass Mustache: Has a pretty cool mustache.
- Badass Pacifist: In the "North Star #3 Express Leaving Ueno" mystery, Yusaku was able to get the culprit to surrender to the police without having to resort to any violence.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He is supposed to be an even better detective than his son and has even outsmarted him a couple of times, he'd just rather work as a writer instead. His relationship with Shinichi is a very clear Shout-Out to Sherlock Holmes and his older brother Mycroft.
- Famed In-Story: Yusaku is famous for his mystery novel series, Night Baron.
- Fanboy: His love of Sherlock Holmes is briefly explored in the non-canon 6th movie, The Phantom of Baker Street, wherein Yusaku and Agasa helped develop one of the Cocoon VR modules as 19th Century London and included Holmes, Watson, and Irene Adler as non-playable characters modeled visually after Yusaku, Agasa, and Yukiko, respectively.
- Great Detective: Yusaku has helped solve some of Megure's cases in the past and has been known to be faster at deduction than his son.
- Guile Hero: He's good at catching criminals because writing complicated and engaging novels from a villain's POV gives him insight on details and human psyche.
- Happily Married: He and Yukiko are in a more stable marriage that Kogoro and Eri.
- Insufferable Genius: Yusaku knows he's a very smart man and constantly reminds everyone, or at least Shinichi.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Can be pretty insensitive and an Insufferable Genius sometimes, but still a decent man overall. Oh well, Like Father, Like Son.
- Meaningful Name:
- Mellow Fellow: He is very laid back and calm, never seen to lose his temper.
- Mystery Writer Detective: He writes the popular Night Baron stories.
- Open-Minded Parent: He has a very laissez-faire style when it comes to parenting Shinichi, even more so than Yukiko. For example, he often took his son to crime scenes before Shinichi was eleven, and showed no concern over six-year-old Shinichi dragging Ran and Agasa into a potentially dangerous area of town to investigate a code. This is briefly deconstructed in the latter incident, since his son and another child (a young Ran in this case) could've been harmed and the latter's parent (Eri) was justifiably angry at Shinichi's parents for being so lax.
- The Profiler: Implied. The reason his Night Baron novels are so popular is because of his ability to get inside the mind of a criminal.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Savvy Guy (a cool-minded, Insufferable Genius who nevertheless loves Yukiko dearly) to Yukiko's Energetic Girl (a grown-up Genki Girl who loves Yusaku back but sometimes is quite tsundere towards him).
- Secret Keeper: He, along with Yukiko, know about Conan's true identity.
- Shipper on Deck: He teases Shinichi about his obvious love for Ran.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Even with his mild flirting to other women, Yuusaku has only had eyes for Yukiko. There's also how he modeled "Irene Adler" after Yukiko in the third movie; in the mystery game Yusuaku was Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler was Holmes's one and true love.
- Slap-Slap-Kiss: With Yukiko, at their worst. She'll run away from him due to his insensitivity, he'll brusquely tell her to come back, and she'll oblige in a Tsundere-like manner.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: He sports glasses and is sharper than his son.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Here is Yusaku in his 20's, sans-moustache and glasses.◊ The similarities between Dad and Shinichi went off the freaking ceiling with that.
- Teen Genius: Yeah, Like Father, Like Son in this too as Yusaku would start solving cases when he was roughly Shinichi's age.
- Wacky Marriage Proposal: While in a restaurant with his future wife, Yukiko, a murder occurred. Yusaku solved the case brilliantly in front of her and then when it was resolved, he asked for her to be his wife, which she accepted. His son, Shinichi, would attempt this with his love, Ran, but fail on his part.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: He and Yukiko are both more laid back than their more serious son. It's downplayed in that while they their lifestyle may annoy him, they both know when to get serious.
Yukiko Kudo (nèe Fujimine)
Voiced by Sumi Shimamoto (JP) Anna Grinta (first Latin American Spanish dub), Laura Orlazábal (third Latin American Spanish dub), Esperanza Dómenech (second European Spanish dub, first part)Shinichi's mother, an old friend and rival of Ran's mother Eri, as well as a former teen model and actress; past jobs that have even brought upon her a connection to the Black Organization's member, Vermouth.She currently lives with Yusaku in Los Angeles, but they drop by regularly to check on Shinichi.Mandatory naming note: The name Yukiko Fujimine (藤峰) name is a Shout-Out to Lupin III's Fujiko Mine and Fujiko's first seiyuu, Yukiko Nikaido. An alias she used twice, Fumiyo (文代), comes from Fumiyo Akechi, wife of Edogawa Rampo's Kogoro Akechi.Dub Name Change: Vivian Kudo.
- Adorkable: Yukiko mixes this with One of the Kids, Tsundere, and being really damn pretty.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: She's quite..... unique and hyperactive, to say the least.
- Attention Whore: Like her son, she loves to be in the spotlight.
- Badass Driver: The New York case has Yukiko show off her impressive, if illegal, driving skills.
- Berserk Button:
- Do not allude to her age! Or even call her "auntie"!
- If you're Yusaku, do not flirt with women in front of her!
- Beware the Silly Ones: Yukiko may be a bit of a ditz, but she's no slouch when it comes to action.
- Biker Babe: Catsuit included.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: A married variant. One of her berserk buttons is her husband flirting with other women. At one point, it upset her so much she flew back to Japan to teach him a lesson!
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As air-headed and ditzy as she is, she's also an accomplished actor, who can fool just about anyone.
- Drives Like Crazy: Either in a car or her motorcycle, Yukiko pulls some dangerous, illegal stunts.
- Dude Magnet: Was and still is flirted by many men.
- Famed In-Story: She is a retired actress.
- Friendly Rivalry: She and Eri, despite not being in similar fields, were classmates and often engage in friendly competition.
- Friendly Scheming: Being at the same time a loving mother, a very mischievous person, and a Master of Disguise, Yukiko is really fond of playing those on Shinichi (the most prominent example being "Conan Edogawa Kidnapping Case"; though this time it was Yusaku's idea, so that Conan could realize the dangers of detective work and reunite with his parents in America).
- The Gadfly: She loves to tease.
- Happily Married: She and Yusaku are in a more stable marriage that Kogoro and Eri.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Eri Mouri/Kisaki — They have been best friends since their high school years, have a healthy Friendly Rivalry with one another, and are willing to help each other out when one is in trouble.
- Idol Singer: Before marrying Yusaku, she was a famous teen actress and beauty queen.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While not on the same jerk-level as her husband and son, she does have a certain amount of immaturity and attention seeking nature. However, when the stakes are high she's able to show her bravery and loyalty.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Usually acts quite childish, unless she needs to be serious.
- Master of Disguise: She has NOT lost her acting skills after retirement.
- She studied and learned the art of disguise with Vermouth from the same Teacher.
- Even more so, she helped Shuuichi Akai to become this and then build his Subaru Okiya identity.
- Ojou Ringlets: She has the three prominent ones.
- One of the Kids: Yukiko's childish nature makes her get along well with children.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business:She tends to refer to her friends and family with a "-chan" suffix. So, in her (and Yusaku's) introductory chapter/episode, she at first uses her son's Affectionate Nickname ("Shin-chan") when she and husband were trying to convince him to come overseas with them to be safer from the Black Organization. When Shinichi refuses to do so, telling them both to stay away since it's his case, Yukiko calls him by his full first name, no suffix, and while using a completely serious voice.
- Open-Minded Parent: Not as much as Yusaku, but Yukiko is fairly open-minded about letting her shrunken son reside in his best friend/love interest's home to investigate the men who tried to murder him.
- Pride: She takes pride in being an excellent actress and a mistress of disguise, able to fool even close friends and family with her skills.
- Rapunzel Hair: Reaches past her waist.
- Red Baron: Became known as the "Night Baroness" because of her husband's work.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Energetic Girl (a grown-up Genki Girl who loves Yusaku back but sometimes is quite tsundere towards him) to Yusaku's Savvy Guy (a cool-minded, Insufferable Genius who nevertheless loves Yukiko dearly).
- Secret Keeper: One of few people who knows Conan is Shinichi.
- Shipper on Deck: For Shinichi and Ran. She even refers Ran as her future daughter-in-law! Needless to say, this caused Ran to blush. Interestingly enough, she also ships Shinichi and Ai, but that just may be her teasing her son.
- Slap-Slap-Kiss: With Yusaku, at their worst. She'll run away from him due to his insensitivity, he'll brusquely tell her to come back, and she'll oblige in a Tsundere-like manner.
- Trickster: Very much so; see Friendly Scheming.
- Tsundere: Specially seen in a certain two-parter where it turns out she came to Japan alone after a fight with Yusaku. Once they get involved in a case which Yusaku resolves, cue to her hilariously refusing to come back to the USA with him.
- Undying Loyalty: Yukiko is extremely loyal and cares for both her husband and her son (though a heavy streak of mischief causes her to often tease Shinichi). Her loyalty extends to her friends, as she thinks nothing of flying across the Pacific to help a friend from elementary school.
- Verbal Tic: Yukiko usually adds the "-chan" suffix in regards to her family and friends.
- Victoria's Secret Compartment: At one point, stuffed her son between her breasts to take him along for a bike ride.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: She and Yusaku are both more laid back than their more serious son. It's downplayed in that while they their lifestyle may annoy him, they both know when to get serious.
- Woman Child: Often acts very, very childishly despite being in her late thirties.
Voiced by Gara Takashima (JP), Rocío Gallegos (first Latin American Spanish dub), Mónica Manjarrez (second Latin American Spanish dub, movie 2 only), María Luisa Benech (third Latin-American Spanish dub), Marta Sáinz (second European Spanish dub), Nene Otsuka (Live-Action Drama Actress)Ran's mother and the estranged wife of Kogoro. She's a very successful attorney.Mandatory Naming Note: The name comes from Ellery Queen; Kisaki means "Queen."Dub Name Change: Eva Kadan.
- Action Mom: Doesn't fight actively, but can defend herself with judo when needed. Implied to have learned it from Kogoro.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: At one point in the anime, Eri was given dark brown (nearly black) hair, before it was officially switched to light brown.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Frequently with Kogoro. Pretty much whenever they meet, they spend the entire time nagging each other, but these episodes usually end with a clear indicator that they still care for each other.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Eri is highly intelligent and has a sharp eye for details. She has proven on more than one occasion that she can lend a big helping hand in cases, and her deductions are almost always accurate.
- Badass Bookworm: Eri is one of the most skilled lawyers in the series and her deductions are very helpful in cases.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Kogoro. They are a married couple and argue to hide the fact that they want to live with one another again.
- Brainy Brunette: She has light brown hair and one of smartest adult in the series. She is shown to be a rather competent detective as well - which is why she makes a great lawyer!
- Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them: With Kogoro. At one point, Kogoro even outright states that he cannot bear being separated from Eri and asks her to come back, but she pretends she didn't hear him because she's not ready yet. She ALMOST came back for Kogoro in The Day That Mouri Kogoro Ceased Being Detective. Thanks to Sayuri Tokomae however...
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Kogoro. They have known each other since elementary school and are now married, if estranged.
- Damsel out of Distress: She put up quite a fight before and after she was kidnapped, to the point of alerting her family to locate her. The only reason that she was unable to escape is because the kidnappers outnumbered her and had a taser.
- Dude Magnet: Guess where Ran gets her looks from? Eri is considered incredibly attractive. Various men of different ages have pined for her, but she always turns them down, mostly due to her feelings for Kogoro.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: Ten years prior to the story, Eri had a Tomboyish Ponytail. Now, she wears a Prim and Proper Bun hairstyle.
- Friendly Rivalry: She and Yukiko, despite not being in similar fields, were classmates and often engage in friendly competition.
- Genius Sweet Tooth: A lover of Swiss chocolate and her analytical skills are on par with Shinichi's.
- A Girl And Her X: A Woman And Her Cat. Eri owns a pet cat named "Goro".
- Girlish Pigtails: During her elementary school years, Eri wore pigtails in her hair.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her outfit is almost always a purple lawyer suit and is quite mature (at least, when it doesn't involve her husband).
- Hello, Attorney!: A literal example. She's gorgeous and is a defense attorney.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Yukiko Kudo — They have been best friends since their high school years, have a healthy Friendly Rivalry with one another, and are willing to help each other when one is in trouble.
- High-School Sweethearts: With Kogoro — They have a Childhood Friend Romance which included going to the same high school together before marrying at the age of 20.
- Lethal Chef: The real (and pathetic) reason why she separated with Kogoro; the guy is just too honest to tell her that her cooking sucks without giving a damn for what she feels. He actually wanted to force her to go to bed after a Shoot the Hostage situation that had her as the hostage and Kogoro as the one shooting, but she tried to cook for him despite having been wounded, and well...
- The Maiden Name Debate: After separating from Kogoro, Eri began using her maiden name while doing work as a lawyer.
- Meganekko: Wears big glasses and is Dude Magnet, and whenever she does her Crush Blush when around or thinking of Kogoro, she is downright adorable. Though harsher than the standard.
- Nice Girl: Despite her friction with Kogoro, Eri does love him. Besides that, she's a consistently polite person.
- Parents as People: Eri deeply loves Ran, but her stubbornness in returning home because of her friction with Kogoro doesn't help out her daughter.
- Prim and Proper Bun: Her usual hairstyle except in some flashbacks when she was younger. Otherwise, she has a serious and poise air around her that matches her bun.
- Rapunzel Hair: While she usually keeps her hair in a bun, when her hair was let down during one case, it was shown her hair reaches to her waist.
- Red Baron: Known as "The Queen of the Courtroom".
- Shipping Torpedo: Downplayed. Eri doesn't actively try to wane Ran's love for Shinichi, but she has often advised her to give up on him.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Whatever she may say, Eri has only ever romantically loved Kogoro Mouri.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: See her Teen Genius section and the fact that she has never lost a case in her entire career.
- Strong Family Resemblance: All of Ran's physical good looks came from Eri.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She's a cold tsundere to Kogoro, but can show him her warmer side.
- Teen Genius: She was one of the national top scorers when she was in high school, and actually turned down an offer to go to Harvard because of Kogoro.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Eri likes Zigoba, a brand of Swiss chocolates.
- Tsundere: She vehemently claims to hate the drunkard, gambling and womanizing Kogoro but she still wears her wedding ring and keeps on listening to his recorded voice on the Walkman asking her to come home and start over. She even named her pet cat "Goro" after him. In fact, she is always ready to come back to him once he quits his vices and starts to act like a responsible husband... but this IS Kogoro we're talking about.