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People from the Valentine Murder Case
People from the Valentine Murder case (Katsuhiko Minagawa, Mrs. Minagawa, Susumu Minagawa, Yoshimi Watanabe, Kaori Sekiya, Naomichi, Toshihide Wakamatsu)
The filler case in which Sonoko was introduced in the anime. (In the manga, she only appeared in the original rendition of the Mountain Villa Case.) Sonoko has Ran and Conan tagging along as she visits the Big Fancy House
of a tennis player named Katsuhiko Minagawa, who's having a small meeting with his family and friends... and all of a sudden, Katsuhiko drops dead in the backyard. It's up to Conan to solve this case, as a girl named Yoshimi is being accused of the murder but he has the feeling that something else is going on and she's just a scapegoat.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Katsuhiko is a jerk and he smokes. Since Naomichi had poisoned his cigarette filters and Katsuhiko cut them off, he barely dodged death. Of course he died later due to the time-delayed poison he had ingested.
- Love Dodecahedron: Katsuhiko likes Yoshimi. Yoshimi might like him back. Kaori likes Katsuhiko. Naomichi likes Yoshimi. Toshihide goes after Ran but she doesn't like him, obviously.
- Mommy Issues: Katsuhiko likes Yoshimi because she looks like his dead biological mother.
- Offing the Offspring: The murderer? Katsuhiko's mother.
- Financial Abuse: The reason why. He's actually the nephew of the Minagawas who was taken in after his parents's deaths; the family is now about to go bankrupt, so Mrs. Minagawa poisons him to have access to his large inheritance and save the family business.
- Out, Damned Spot!: Subverted. Mrs. Minagawa is still seen doing the dishes after the murder, which tips Conan off. She's actually trying to wash poison off the cups/dishes so she won't be blamed, but Conan (through Kogoro) says it'll still remain there.
- Real Men Hate Sugar: Katsuhiko says he really hates chocolate, though he accepts Yoshimi's choco anyway. Which his mom uses to kill him: she puts poison in the coffee and the antidote in the cake, clearly knowing her adoptive son would NOT eat cake. And she even replaced Yoshimi's choco with a poisoned one to get her involved.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Kaori is a shorthaired tomboy in a denim jacket and jeans Yoshimi is a motherly-looking girly girl in office lady-like clothes.
- Upper-Class Twit: Katsuhiko. He still didn't deserve to die.
The Tsujimura clan
The Tsujimura clan (Toshimitsu, Isao, Takayoshi and Kimie Tsujimura, Yukiko Katsuragi, Kenji Yamashiro)
The Big Screwed-Up Family
that shows up in the case that was Heiji Hattori's first appearance, i.e. The Diplomat Murder Case
. Heiji shows up in Tokyo to challenge Shinichi Kudo, and the "stage" is the murder of the diplomat Isao Tsujimura. Who killed him: his father Toshimitsu, his son Takayoshi, his second wife Kimie, or Takayoshi's girlfriend Yukiko?
- Asshole Victim: Isao.
- The Atoner: Toshimitsu aided Isao with his Uriah Gambit, so when Isao was killed he tried to take the heat as punishment.
- Break the Cutie: Poor, poor Takayoshi and Yukiko.
- Comforting the Widow: The reason for Isao's Uriah Gambit. Massively backfires with time... when Kimie poisons him.
- Despair Event Horizon: Kimie was on the fence after Yamashiro was jailed and his family took Yukiko away.
- Flirty Stepsiblings: Yukiko and Takayoshi... and they didn't know it!
- Jerk Ass Facade: Kimie treats Yukiko harshly to hide their real bond.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Or better said, "Yukiko, I am your long-lost mother who couldn't raise you and had to give you away to your paternal family".
- Parental Marriage Veto: Isao has a Freak Out and imposes this on Takayoshi when he sees the photo of the girl he fancies, which gives Kimie the first clues about what he did to Yamashiro.
- Kimie visits Kogoro's office to get Conan and co. to their mansion, ostensibly to ask Kogoro to get subtexts for one. And then... well, you see.
- Posthumous Character: Oh, Yamashiro.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Yukiko looks like a younger, light-haired Kimie.
- The Uriah Gambit: Isao fancied Kimie. Kimie was Happily Married to Yamashiro. What did Isao do? Use him as a scapegoat in a fraud (with help of Toshimitsu), wait until he died in prision, and then go Comforting the Widow on Kimie!
Harumi Matsuzaki, Kiwako Todou, Kunio Kawazu, Hiroshi Itou and Masahiko Matsuzaki
Harumi Matsuzaki, Kiwako Todou, Kunio Kawazu, Hiroshi Itou and Masahiko Matsuzaki
Ran still wants Eri and Kogoro
to get back together, so she stages a small vacation to the beach. They befriend a group of scuba divers... but tragedy falls over them when one of the girls, Kiwako, almost drowns. And for worse, it's not
an accident, but the doing of one of her friends.
- Anti-Villain: Harumi regrets what she has done, very much. She also breaks down crying Tears of Remorse when exposed.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Masahiko and Kiwako.
- Distressed Damsel: Poor Kiwako...
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Harumi was in love with her stepbrother Masahiko and lost it when he decided to marry Kiwako.
- Not Blood Siblings: Harumi and Masahiko.
- Secret Keeper: Kiwako decides to keep Harumi's reasons to herself, as a part of her forgiveness for Harumi.
- Super Drowning Skills: Masahiko really can't swim.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Horribly played with. Knowing that Masahiko can't swim, Kiwako pretended to drown while trying to prove how much he loved her, recruiting Harumi for the prank without knowing her feelings. Harumi, already upset since Kiwako was marrying the guy she liked, lost it and tried poisoning Kiwako with a snake she caught.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: ... Well, Kiwako is voiced by Kikuko Inoue. She does show a cattier side in the beginning, but her decision to forgive Harumi and not tell Masahiko about her secret love for him is very much YN behavior.
- Not only that: she let everyone except Conan, Eri, Kogoro and Ran believe that it was an accident. Thanks to her, Harumi averted going to jail for trying to kill her. It takes a very, very forgiving and kind person to do such things.
Mina and Masayo Aoshima
Mina and Masayo Aoshima
Once, Kogoro loses a ticket for a Yoko Okino concert he wanted to go to. He bumped into a girl named Masayo Aoshima, who also was a Yoko fan and had a spare ticket. They went to the house Masayo shared with her younger sister Mina... but they find out she's killed herself. However, Conan is suspicious and thinks Masayo knows more than she lets them see.
- Aya Hisakawa: Masayo
- Cain and Abel: With Mina as the Abel and Masayo as the Cain.
- Chekhov's Gun: Masayo's "Yoko" headband. The accent over the first "o"? It's covered by a bit of Mina's blood.
- Cool Big Sis: Mina adored her sister Masayo and imitated her in pretty much everything. She only succeeded in pushing Masayo away, and then Masayo got so creeped out and fed up that she killed Mina.)
- The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry. Mina was the Beautiful Sister, Masayo was the Smart Sister. Taken to their worst extreme in the end.
- Poor Communication Kills: Oh, Mina. Had you not joked around with how you fell for Masayo's ex-boyfriend Kenji, Masayo wouldn't have snapped on you as badly as she did.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Mina was the flirty girly girl, Masayo was the shorthaired and kinda tomboyish Office Lady.
The Hatamoto Family
The Hatamoto Family (Gozo, Kitaro, Mariko, Jouji, Akie, Tetsuo, Ichiro and Natsue Hatamoto. Also, Takeshi Hatamoto nee Zaiki and Kenji Suzuki).
The people involved in a rather notorious case from the first season. After having lost their ferry, Conan and the Mouris are "picked up" by the rich Hatamoto clan and board into their yacht. However, they start witnessing the extremely
dark family dynamics as well as the Jerk ass
behavior from the leader, Gozo Hatamoto... who is bloodily murdered. And that's just the beginning!
- Abusive Parents: More exactly, abusive grandfather and father-in-law. Gozo was an HORRIBLE Jerk Ass to everyone except to Natsue, and his preferred victims were Kitaro and Ichiro.
- Absolute Cleavage and Sideboob: Akie, the only character so far to sport this in the series.
- Asshole Victim: Gozo. Tatsuo.
- Big Screwed-Up Family: And holy shit, HOW.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Kitaro and Mariko. See also Kissing Cousins.
- Daddy's Girl: Natsue was a Grandpa's Girl. Who becomes the Unexpected Successor.
- Gold Digger: Akie's husband Tatsuo, who married her in hopes of inheriting money since she was one of the possible heirs. He even says so openly, and in front of Akie herself. She wasn't: the wealth went to her little sister Natsue. Then again it didn't matter: he got killed off.
- Takeshi is accused by Gozo of being this, since his parents had a company that was destroyed by Gozo Hatamoto's. Takeshi's case is more of Becoming the Mask: he did at first approach Natsue to see what kind of person she was and get back to the Hatamotos, but he came to truly like her as well.
- He Knows Too Much: The reason why Tatsuo died. He saw Ichiro trying to drop the killing weapon in the sea and got a face full of metal pipe for his trouble.
- Henpecked Husband: Mariko is an Almighty Mom, so Kitaro obviously is this. They do care for each other, though.
- The Jeeves: Suzuki
- Kick the Dog: Gozo's psychological and emotional abuse of his son-in-law Kitaro and grandson Ichiro.
- Pet the Dog: He cared for his youngest granddaughter Natsue, though.
- The Dog Bites Back: Had Gozou not gone overboard in his mistreatment of Ichiro and mocked his love for Natsue...
- Kissing Cousins: A huge plot point. Kitaro and Mariko were both this and are in a Childhood Friend Romance, but had to pretty much beg Gozo to let them marry. And 25 years later, their son Ichiro fell in love with Natsue... and Gozo not only denied him the chance to ask her out, but cruelly mocked him.
- The Maiden Name Debate: The husbands of Akie and Natsue, Tatsuo and Takeshi, married into the Hatamoto family and thus took up their surname.
- My Beloved Smother: Mariko has traces of this.
- The Ojou: Akie and Natsue. Akie is the Rich Bitch type, Natsue is the Nice Girl type.
- Onee-sama: Natsue, being a very polite Yamato Nadeshiko-like Ojou, addresses Akie as this.
- Red Herring: Takeshi.
- Rich Bitch: Both Akie and Tatsuo.
- Supreme Chef: Jouji, who works as a popular French chef and shows off his collection of rare professional knives. Ichiro gets to give a... good use to two of them.
- Shrinking Violet: Ichiro
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Ichiro got to the point of stabbing himself in the leg to try throwing off suspicions. It actually got Conan to suspect him more.
Kogoro Mouri's college friends
Kogoro Mouri's college friends (Kazushi Nakanishi, Yumi Horikoshi, Noriko Ayashiro née Kimoto, Yukio Ayashiro, Jun Oomura)
Another famous case from the first season. Every five years Kogoro Mouri reunites himself in a hot spring site with his best friends from college, the members of the judo club he used to belong to. This year, Ran and Conan manage to join in - and just in time, as former Cute Sports Club Manager
and current Office Lady
Yumi Horikoshi apparently finishes her own life via Pretty Little Headshots
. But to Conan and Kogoro, this is not
- Arranged Marriage: Kazushi accepted an omiai (arranged date) with the daughter of his boss, they hit it off and were about to get married. Yumi was not happy at all.
- Bald of Awesome: Kazushi is fully bald, as well as a strong judo practitioner and a competent policeman. Subverted when he's revealed to be the killer and when Kogoro captures him.
- Black Mail - Honey Trap: What Yumi was doing to Kazushi, threatening to send some risque and old photos of themselves to his new girlfriend.
- Christmas Cake: Yumi, despite her beauty, was unmarried at age 34.
- Died Standing Up: Yumi was shot in the head when she was on her feet. There are analogies to Benkei's legendary death that Conan catches on and then relays to Kogoro in his own way.
- Driven to Suicide: People think at first that Yumi killed herself. This isn't helped by how she did express the wish to finish herself off since she's been depressed and in danger of losing her job in the middle of the economic crisis.
- Genius Bruiser: Kazushi
- Hello, Nurse!: Yumi, referred to as the Madonna of the group.
- Hot Springs Episode: And very infamous for how Conan plays the role of Accidental Pervert at the beginning.
- Hot Teacher: Yukio is pretty goodlooking and works as a schoolteacher.
- Meganekko: Noriko is in her late 30's and still looks very Moe.
- True Companions: Kogoro's. Which is why he's so incredibly pissed at Yumi's death. Double when he realizes that not only she was killed, but that one of his friends is the murderer. Cue It's Personal mode and then Kogoro's Crowning Moment Of Awesome.
- Office Lady: Yumi
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: Yukio and Noriko, though this is understandable since they just got married and the trip might be doubling as their honeymoon.
- Tsundere: Yumi. Rather darkly used in the end: she refused Kazushi's marriage proposals... until he decided to marry somebody else. Woman Scorned mode = ON.
Akiko Yonehara and others
Akiko Yonehara and others (Kohei Shimoda, Ryuichi Sakai, Minori Nakamura, Sugiyama-sensei, Atsushi Mori, Minako Mochizuki)
From the Ski Lodge case. Sonoko takes Ran and Conan to a ski trip and they run into their old school teacher Akiko Yonehara and her co-workers, who are there in vacation. They stay at the same lodge alongside a snarky reporter named Atsushi Mori, who notes that the villa was the scenario to a murder some time ago. And then another teacher, Sugiyama, is killed...
People from the Dracula's Villa case
People from the Torakura estate (Daisuke Torakura, Etsuko Torakura, Toshiya Tadokoro, Shuichi Hamura, Fumio Doi, Kaori Tadokoro)
In a filler
case, Kogoro, Conan and Ran were invited by a famous and very
eccentric mystery novelist named Daisuke Torakura (a former romance novelist who switched genres) to his estate, to have some talks about his next novel and to have Kogoro checking on his wife Etsuko, whom Torakura believes she's cheating on him. Then a snowstorm hits and as Conan and Ran takes a tour around the Torakura estate, the clock suddenly strikes midnight... and Torakura was locked into his studio. When everyone in the house gathered and managed to break in, they found him dead... and tied up to a cross, with a stake through his heart. But the study's door is locked and there's no footprints in the snow, so are vampires real or does someone in the state killed him and used the legend of the vampires to hide their leads? And who did that: Etsuko, the chauffeur and researcher Shuichi Hamada, Torakura's disciple and ghost writer Toshiya Todakoro, or his editor Fumio Doi?
- Asshole Victim: Torakura. Almost everyone has reasons to want him dead since he shat on them all BIG TIME.
- Bad Boss: Torakura.
- Ill Girl: Todakuro's younger sister Kaori, ill from kidney failure ever since she was little. Her brother works as Torakura's ghost writer to have her hospital bills covered. The truth is far uglier: see Moving the Goalposts.
- Kill the Cutie: Poor, poor Kaori...
- Knight Templar Big Brother / Love Makes You Evil: Todakuro kills Torakura because Torakura caused the death of his sister while she was ill.
- May-December Romance: Torakura married Etsuko who was 20 years younger than him, through a cruel Scarpia Ultimatum.
- Moving the Goalposts: It turns out Kaori died a year earlier because Torakura bribed her doctor into keeping her on painkillers only instead of paying for crucial and expensive treatment abroad (as per his end of the bargain), so Todakuro could spend his time indefinitely as his subordinate, which ultimately killed her. Then, he maintained the lie via keeping Todakuro locked in his countryside villa, telling him that Kaori (supposed to be in an American hospital) was getting better. And when the poor guy found out from the guilt-ridden nurse who used to tend to her, he went nuts with pain and murdered Torakura.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Although there aren't any real vampires in the series, Torakura dresses up as one to keep up the theme of his profession and he collects vampire-themed memorabilia in his spare time. And he was killed by a stake through his heart in a simliar way as some vampires do.
- This is lampshaded by Conan at the end of the episode in his thoughts: "When a vampire sucks someone's blood out, they also become vampires." In other words, Todakuro figuratively became a vampire himself by becoming a murderer.
- Red Herring: Hamura.
- Scarpia Ultimatum: How Torakura married Etsuko. He threatened to ruin her father's business and throw the family into destitution. What's more, she never loved him and she was in love with Hamura, but was forced to marry him in order to save the family's business.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Torakura and Etsuko. Torakura isn't really that ugly and he doesn't look exceptionally old (he's as much in his 50's), but Etsuko is really attractive.
Ayako Suzuki's friends
Ayako Suzuki's friends (Chikako Ikeda, Ryoichi Takahashi, Masaru Ohta, Hiroki Sumiya, Atsuko Tokumoto)
The people involved in a case that is infamous for the huge dose of Nightmare Fuel
. Sonoko invites Ran and Conan to a mountain villa to meet up with her sister Ayako and her friends from her college's cinema club and enjoy the autumn in nice company. Things get weird when Ran and Conan see a man with bandages on his face, and then one of the members of the club is first kidnapped and later gruesomely killed. The fact that their past is far more troubled that it looks like and involved the tragic death of a girl named Atsuko
doesn't help their case.
- Accidental Pervert: As Ran searches for her and Conan's room, she ends up walking on the guys when they were changing clothes. Including Takahashi, who then targets her because she saw that he wasn't as pudgy as he looked... which would reveal how he later hid Chikako's head under his clothes.
- Ax-Crazy: The culprit, whose Weapon of Choice is an axe and not only uses it to chop the victim's body into pieces, but to attack Ran and Conan with it.
- Bridal Carry: Horribly used when the group sees the killer carry a kidnapped Chikako away in his arms, right before her dismembered body is found. It was a stage trick with a doll, piano wire, and Chikako's already decapitated head.
- Driven to Suicide: Chikako stole her "friend" Atsuko's best script and made it pass as hers, which made Atsuko cross the Despair Event Horizon and hang herself.
- Takahashi also tries to commit suicide with a knife so he and his beloved Atsuko could be Together in Death, but is thwarted.
- Handsome Lech: Ohta
- Kill the Cutie: Atsuko was a sweet Glasses Girl. She was mentally/emotionally broken after Chikako's betrayal. Guess what followed.
- The Lost Lenore: Atsuko, for Takahashi.
- Love Makes You Evil: Takahashi uses this to justify his brutal murder of Chikako, since he was deeply in love with poor Atsuko, witnessed her fall into despair and was unable to stop it, and then he decided to punish Chikako for causing her suicide.
- Madness Mantra: Atsuko's "No one will believe me!", referring to how she was the true author of the beautiful script that Chikako made pass as hers.
- Meganekko: Atsuko was a plain but cute Girl Next Door with glasses, contrasting with Chikako's top model-level looks.
- Off With Her Head: Chikako's death. Takahashi then takes it Up to Eleven by chopping up her body and dismembering her.
- Posthumous Character: Oh, Atsuko.
- Smoking Is Cool: Ohta
- There Is Only One Bed: Ran and Conan spend the night in the same bed. Not like that, of course. Which actually saves Ran's life in the upcoming attack by the masked man: Conan was awake when said man attacked them so he pushed her away from harm's way, and that woke her up right in the nick of time.
- Yandere: Takahashi, for the deceased Atsuko.
Motoyasu Tsukumo, his family and his disciples
Motoyasu Tsukumo, his family and his disciples (Nanae and Ayano Tsukumo, Yuji Momochi, Mako Miyoshi, Kazumi Sanada, Yashiro Kinoshita)
The first group featured in the popular double episode "The Cornered Famous detective! Two big murder cases". Motoyasu Tsukumo is a famous stage magician who appears dead in strange circumstances the day when his daughter Ayano turned six years old, so his widow Nanae goes to Kogoro to search for help since she suspects one of his three disciples is the murderer. This, however, brings Ran some memories... and evidence that Conan is Shinichi!
- Adult Fear: The case's about to be deciphered... and then a bomb is dropped. Little Ayano is missing! And Mako, the killer, is the one who took her away! In a subversion, Mako brings Ayano back unharmed, though she admits she was this close to killing her.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Mako is tall, standoffish and very beautiful. And the Sympathetic Murderer.
- Cassandra Truth: Young Mako actually witnessed how Tsukumo messed around with Yashiro's equipment and caused his death, but nobody believed her since she was a little girl back then.
- Chekhov's Gun: A certain photo album that Ran finds in the Mouri office. It has a photo of Tsukumo with kid!Ran and kid!Shinichi, and taking a good look at it makes Ran suspect about Conan's true identity—especially after comparing said picture to the long look she takes of a Conan without glasses.
- In-story example: Tsukumo kept photos of all his disciples in his study - including Yashiro. Kazumi saw Mako hugging Yashiro's picture to her chest tenderly, so he suspected that she had a link to him. He never acted on it, though.
- Driven by Envy: Why Tsukumo killed Yashiro.
- Drowning Pit: Yashiro died while performing a trick inside a water tank that went horribly wrong... due to Tsukumo tampering with it.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Ayano doesn't know that her dad's dead.
- I Have Your Wife: Or better said, "I Have Your Little Daughter And I'll Kill Her If You Don't Let Me Show You My Best Trick And Then Kill You for Killing My Older Brother"
- Knight Templar Little Sister and Love Makes You Evil: Mako killed her "mentor" because he killed her beloved older brother Yashiro.
- Promotion to Parent: Yashiro had to raise his little sister Mako
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: Yuji and Kazumi
The Yabuchi family
The Yabuchi family (Hiromi, Hidekazu, Yoshichika, Yoshifusa, Yoshiyuki, Keiko and Machiko Yabuchi. Also, Carlos and Dickson Tanaka)
The second group from "The Cornered Famous detective! Two big murder cases". Yukiko Kudo has suddenly come from the USA, and manages to get Conan to stay with her for the weekend. The next day she's summoned by her childhood friend Hiromi Yabuchi, whose father Yoshichika died recently; her uncle Yoshifusa has arrived from Brazil alongside his bodyguard Carlos, but she's sure something strange is going on and thus she asks Yukiko for help. Conan senses something fishy is
going on, thus he must protect his mother and
defuse whatever plan is brewing behind closed doors.
- Big Fancy House: The Yabuchis live in a pretty big traditional Japanese complex.
- Big Screwed-Up Family: Hiromi and her husband Hidekazu are pretty good people, but her younger brother Yoshiyuki and his wife Keiko are huge Jerk Asses. Let's not even talk about Machiko...
- But Not Too Foreign: Carlos turns out to be the real Yoshifusa's son with a black Brazilian woman. Dickson Tanaka is part Brazilian as well.
- Dead Person Impersonation: The man we know as Yoshifusa Yabuchi is actually Dickson Tanaka, a Brazilian man with Japanese blood, who is impersonating his dead friend Yoshifusa to protect said friend's son and heir... Carlos.
- Gold Digger: Implied in the case of Machiko.
- Karmic Death: Machiko wanted to kill her brother-in-law to get more of her husband's inheritance. Too bad she tried to stab said brother-in-law while in the bath... and he (or better said, his stand-in) killed her in self-defense.
- The Maiden Name Debate: Hidekazu took up Hiromi's surname since she was the eldest daughter of the rich Yabuchi family.
- May-December Romance: Yoshichika and Mariko, who is barely older than his adult kids.
- Papa Wolf and Parental Substitute: Dickson/Yoshifusa thinks Carlos is like a son to him. He will do everything in his power to make sure Carlos will be safe and won't be cheated out of his share of his uncle's inheritance.
- Red Herring: Keiko, who set a small trap with a crossbow to scare off Dickson/Yoshifusa. She wasn't the killer, though.
- Scary Black Man: Carlos. Subverted: He only looks scary and is actually a Nice Guy Gentle Giant, more shy and a little child-like than scary.
- Smug Snake: Machiko, Keiko and Yoshiyuki. Machiko is far worse, though.
- Theme Naming: Three of the males in the Yabuchi family have names starting with Yoshi: patriarch Yoshichika, uncle Yoshifusa, and son Yoshiyuki.
- Unexpected Successor: Everyone was shocked to know that Carlos was taking the place of his dead father Yoshifusa among the inheritors. Yoshichika did know, but he didn't tell anyone — except for signaling it in the tape that was his last will.
- Undying Loyalty: Dickson took up the Yoshifusa Yabuchi name out of loyalty for his deceased friend/business partner and his child Carlos.
- Would Hit a Girl: Dickson would stab a girl, but only to defend himself when she attacks him with a knife.
Reika Yotsui and her entourage
Reika Yotsui and her entourage (Mr. Yotsui, Takashi Ichieda, Yuji Nikaidou, Takaya Mifune, Osamu Gojou, Masao Rokuda, Nanao Yone, Yaeko Yone)
The people involved in the Billionaire Birthday Blues
/ Wealthy Daughter Murder
case. Reika Yotsui is a callous Rich Bitch
with an Unwanted Harem
who invites the Mouris and Conan to her birthday party since Kogoro found her lost puppydog. Everything goes well until the party is over and Kogoro, Ran, Conan and several others have to stay in the village due to a mysterious problem... Reika then disappears, one of her suitors is found dead, and Ran is drugged up and almost drowned to death. What the Hell
is going on?!
- Ambiguously Brown: Mifune has a much darker skin tone than the rest, but it's never brought up.
- And I Must Scream: See the Nightmare Fuel page for a detailed description. *shudder*
- Asshole Victim: Two of them.
- Bound and Gagged: The reason why Reika couldn't escape from a...
- Drowning Pit: One improvised inside a deep bath tub!
- Lady in Red: Reika wore two red dresses. A Pimped-Out Dress for the party, and a much simpler one when her lifeless body was found.
- It's Personal: Ran was attacked. Conan was most pissed off.
- Love Makes You Evil: Had Yaeko not been murdered by Nikaidou and Reika, Ichieda wouldn't have killed them.
- Nice Guy: Rokuda and Gojou
- Numerical Theme Naming: The characters here have numbers that goes from 1 to 7 or 8.
- Old Retainer: Yone, to the Yotsuis.
- Rich Bitch: Reika. She's so selfish and cruel that she and Nikaidou killed a girl (implied to be Reika's childhood friend in the past!), purely to save their own butts.
- Unwanted Harem: Ichieda, Nikaidou, Mifune, Rokuda and Gojou were this to Reika. In a subversion, Ichieda actually loved Yaeko, and only stayed close to Reika to find the moment to kill her and Nikaidou.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Yone and Yaeko.
The Nagato family and entourage
The Nagato family and entourage (Dousan, Nobuko, Yasue, Hideomi, and Mitsuaki Nagato; Kuranosuke Take, Miyuki Hyuuga)
The people from the "Distinguished Family's Consecutive Accidental Death Case". Dousan Nagato, a rich old man who's ill and not expected to live for long, hires Kogoro to find his first love. Which is a cover to investigate several odd things that have happened in his Big Fancy House.
All of a sudden, however, two persons are dead. What happened, what was the secret they both held, and will Conan find out the truth alongside Heiji, who's been called in too?
- The Atoner: What Hideomi truly was, encouraging and helping Miyuki since he and Mitsuaki killed her parents via causing the fire in which they died. Also that's where he got his scars from, having rescued little Miyuki from the same fire.
- Because Destiny Says So: Miyuki says she believes that her and Hideomi are destined to be together, since they've been "tied via a destiny made of fire" for a long time.
- Big Screwed-Up Family: Not as big as others, but pretty fucked up. Yasue and Chairman Nagato were pretty nice persons, but Mitsuaki, Hideomi and Nobuko have... issues.
- Broken Bird: Miyuki.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: The fact that Mitsuaki wanted to kill his father-in-law to take full control of the Nagato enterprise places him squarely here.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Conan sees a familiar man among the police, but doesn't recognize him. That man is Heizo Hattori, actually an old friend of Chairman Nagato... and Heiji shows up almost immediately afterwards.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Chairman Nagato was the unclucky childhood friend to the lady that he wants Kogoro to find for him. That woman was actually Miyuki's Missing Mom.
- Christmas Cake: When Nobuko bitchslaps Miyuki, Nagato speculates it's because "she hasn't found a husband". Considering that Nobuko is 39 years old, way past the "limit"... yeah.
: With that
personality, it's not like she'll ever get married...
- Despair Event Horizon: Poor, poor Miyuki.
- Driven to Suicide: Having crossed the DEH, Hideomi drowned himself. Miyuki found his lifeless body and then she pretended to join Mitsuaki in his plan to kill Chairman Nagato, only to betray and kill Mitsuaki later.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Hideomi has half his face burned off. They turn out to be Good Scars... sorta.
- Hikikomori: Hideomi, after he got scarred, left school and holed himself up in his room to write his novels without needing to interact with anyone.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Mitsuaki's death, when Miyuki stabs his hand with her pen and makes him fall from the balcony... and he gets "stuck" in the fence
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite Nobuko's actions she does care for her family, the reason why she abused Miyuki is because she thought she didn't love her brother and just wanted his fortune.When the truth is revealed, she couldn't say anything.
- Love Hurts: And holy goddamned shit, HOW. This case is a huge Tear Jerker.
- The Maiden Name Debate: Mitsuaki, Yasue's husband, took up the family name.
- Malevolent Masked Man: Hideomi is believed to be this, using bandages instead of a mask to cover his hideous scars. He wasn't evil. And actually, the man in "mask" we saw... was a disguised Mitsuaki.
- Nohero To His Valet: Nobuko treats Miyuki quite badly, believing her to be a Gold Digger who takes advantage of Hideomi's isolation to get close to the family. It's far more complicated.
- Not Good With Rejection: Totally and cruelly inverted. Hideomi crossed the Despair Event Horizon because Miyuki did want to marry him, despite the role he had in the deaths of her parents.
- Sexy Secretary: Miyuki.
- Smug Snake: Mitsuaki
- Spoiled Sweet: Yasue is remarkably sweet and kind, and gets along well with Miyuki. Pity her husband Mitsuaki is, well, a Smug Snake...
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Miyuki and Hideomi.
- Tragic Keepsake: Miyuki's burned fountain pen, which belonged to her deceased father.
- Chekhov's Gun: Miyuki uses it to stab Mitsuaki's hand when she tries to throw him off the balcony and he holds on to her. Then he falls off to his death.
- Furthermore... the pen didn't belong to Miyuki's dad, but to her mother. Nagato gave it to her when they were kids, and it's the proof that the girl he loved in the past was Miyuki's mom.
- Together in Death: Miyuki tries invoking this when she attempts to commit suicide to be with Hideomi. It fails since she wanted to burn herself to death with a gasoline thermos and her lighter, but Conan and Heiji had switched the fuel with water.
- Uptown Boy: Hideomi is a Princely Young Man. Miyuki is an orphan and his father's secretary. In a subversion, the one opposing to their match-up was Hideomi's older sister and not his father, who was more-or-less fine with this.
Raita Banba and Hatsune Kamon
Raita Banba and Hatsune Kamon
Raita is one of Kogoro's high school friends and Hatsune is his fiancee, and they intend to have Kogoro attend their wedding ceremony. The night before their marriage, however, Hatsune's car explodes with her inside — and it soon comes out that both
of them were having the other investigated on suspicion of infidelity. Hatsune wanted to see if he'd flirt with other women and Raita hired a detective after becoming suspicious of her interactions with Tooru Amuro, who turns out to be the detective she'd hired to investigate him. Could Raita's jealousy have gone too far?
- Always Murder: Averted for the first time since volume 1.
- Brother-Sister Incest: Not that they knew it.
- Crazy Jealous Guy - Yandere: Raita is believed to be this. It's not that easy.
- Despair Event Horizon: Hatsune was already very stressed over the wedding, her bad health and her suspicions about who Raita actually was. When her fears about him being her twin brother were confirmed, she crossed the edge and was...
- Driven to Suicide: What actually happened to Hatsune.
- Half-Identical Twins: One of the rare cases where there's a reason for it.
- Happily Adopted: Both of them. In fact, they were orphaned in the same fire.
- Ill Girl: Hatsune, who has Turner Syndrome..
- Jerkass: Raita is this at his worst. It's mostly when he's drunk, though.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Hatsune's death happened when her car exploded with her inside.
- Your Cheating Heart: Raita throught Hatsune was cheating on him. Hatsune wanted to test Raita's loyalty and love to her, so she hired Amuro to keep an eye on him. And then Raita thought Amuro was Hatsune's boyfriend-on-the-side...
The attendants of the Night Baron Tour
The attendants of the Night Baron Tour (Hideko Kamijou, Tokio Ebara, Satoru Maeda, Genichirou Kaneshiro, Shizune Hayashi, Shiro Konnou, Akiko Sayama)
Via Dr. Agasa, Conan finds out that there's a tour to a famous hotel featuring his father's iconic character, the Night Baron, as a main theme. Agasa was supposed to go but his companion and his granddaughter had to relinquish their spots, so Conan and the Mouris go in their place. It's a good thing, though, since it turns out that one of the attendants is a massive Jerk Ass
named Tokio Ebara... and he's gruesomely killed while wearing a Night Baron outfit!
- Blow You Away: The Himekaze aka the "Wind of the Princess", which blows in that particular time of the year. And is the reason why Ebara lands on the statue, when he wasn't supposed to. Wasn't helped by him wearing a cape in that moment.
- Broken Bird: Sayama.
- Broken Pedestal: Ran is very depressed when Maeda's Taking the Heat act makes her believe that he's the killer.
- Destination Defenestration: Conan is found snooping around by the killer and then gets thrown off a balcony. He survives, since he lands in the pool
- This was also how Sayama (the one who threw Conan off, but only to scare him away) kills Ebara. Though the thing with him being Impaled with Extreme Prejudice was a coincidence.
- Dirty Old Man: Subverted: Ebara is VERY dirty minded, but is also Younger than They Look. Seriously, he's only in his 30's!
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Ebara's lifeless body iss found impaled on a statue. Aaaaaugh!.
- Love Martyr: Maeda, as bitterly lampshaded by Sayama herself.
- Looks Like Cesare: Konnou the banker, a very tall and pale man with dark hair and Stoic Spectacles.
- Honey Trap: Sayama uses herself as such, to trap Ebara and then kill him. She invites him to her and Maeda's room, spikes his drink, dresses him up as the Night Baron and throws him off the balcony.
- MacGuffin: There's a diskette to be won by the people in the tour, containing a nasty computer virus that is called the Night Baron. Its creator was Sayama's brother, but Ebara stole it and ruined his career, which drove him to kill himself. Ebara tried to sell it to his ex-wife, Kamijou, but she saw right through him and stopped its distribution.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Old man Kaneshiro was not blind.
- Taking the Heat: Maeda is willing to divert attention to himself and being sent to jail, rather than letting Sayama be punished.
The Araide Family and their house keeper Hikaru
The Araide family and their housekeeper Hikaru (Dr. Yoshiteru Araide, Yoko Araide, Hikaru Yasumoto, Chiaki Araide
- The Alcoholic: Dr. Araide, in the past
- Dojikko: Hikaru
- Driven to Suicide: Since Yoshiteru cheated on her too much and was very neglectful, Chiaki fell into depression and ultimately killed herself. Yoko was the dead Chiaki's best friend, so she killed the doctor as punishment.
- Electrified Bathtub: The trick that Yoko used to kill Dr. Araide.
- Evil Stepmother: Subverted as Yoko treated Tomoaki like her own son. Before her death, Chiaki asked Yoko to look after Tomoaki for her.
People from twenty years symphony murder case
People from curse of the goddess case
Domoto Family and entourage (Eizo, Yatsunori, Junpei, Rino, Aoyagi, Machida and Nagano, Ayaka and Shizuka)
- Badass Grandma: Kamiyama Shizuka who can easily run up more than thousand of stairs without tiring and keep protesting against Eizo for good amount of times in the episode. She's 75 and a nun as well mind you.
- Foreshadowing: Ran commented that Ayaka is kind and beautiful like the goddess which is INDEED she, the goddess who took Eizo's life away.
- Meaningful Name: Kamiyama Shizuka which mean Mountain of the god and Silence, consider with this case theme her name might double as Awesome McCoolname.
- Nun Too Holy: Well, guess who.
People from there's no mermaid case
Bikuni Island Residents (Saori, Naoko, Kimie, Rokuro, Toshimi, Benzo and Great Mikoto)
- Arranged Marriage: Rokuro was engaged to Toshimi, he is in love with Kimie.
- Master of Disguise: Well, not to the level of Kaito Kid and Vermouth but Kimie still manage to disguised herself as Mikoto which is pretty impressive.
- Red Herring: Saori
People from the Kimono Goddess case
People in the Kotoya Inn (Yoriko Yasuda, Kyochi Bando, Eri Akechi aka Chieri Aki, Harumi Fukatsu, Asuka Shibazaki, Ema Anzai, Sakurako Suzuka)
In this filler
case, the Mouris take Conan to a hot spring inn to help him heal from a sprained ankle. There's also a film crew in the same place, ready to work with five female celebrities: publishing editor Yoriko, top model Asuka, novelist Eri, Idol Singer
Harumi and oil painter Ema. Things go normally until two of the women appear dead in the inn's grounds, their lifeless bodies surrounded by the inn's beautiful kimonos and obis
! Is this a supernatural revenge coming from the local deity, the Kimono Goddess? Or are both deaths the doing of someone in the crew instead?
- Break the Cutie: In the legend, Ohana. (She helps a rich lord, gets many beautiful kimonos as thanks, is falsely accused of a crime by two selfish rich bitches who want her treasured kimonos, ends up unfairly executed). In the real case, Sakurako (orphaned and separated from her sister, re-builds her own life from scratch, is falsely accused of drug traffic, can't prove her innocence, kills herself).
- Broken Bird: Ohana from the Kimono Goddess legend, who was so broken by her ordeals that she allegedly became an angry spirit and only calmed down when the locals venerated her as a goddess to placate her very well-justified anger. In the real story, we have two: Sakurako Suzuka and her long-separated sister, Eri Akechi/Chieri Aki aka the Sympathetic Murderer
- Can't Get Away with Nuthin' - The Dog Bites Back: In the legend, Ohana's angry spirit murders the two greedy local girls who caused her unfair death. Even more symbolically, their lifeless bodies are found surrounded by the kimonos that the two assholes wanted enough to get the real owner killed.
- Costume Porn: In-universe example. The Kotoya Inn is famous for its collection of beautiful kimonos, all related to the legend of the Kimono Goddess. Asuka and Ema are found dead and rodeated by such gorgeous clothes: Asuka is "buried" in the obi sashes, Ema is lying on a pile of kimonos.
- Creepy Doll: If you want a favor from the Kimono Goddess, you must: make one of these in paper, put on a kimono, go to the local Goddess shrine at midnight, and leave the doll in a wooden box specially outfitted for such a purpose. Specially if you want her to sponsor a revenge that you will carry out with your own hands.
- Crucified Hero Shot: In the story, Ohana was executed via being tied up to a huge wooden cross and then Impaled with Extreme Prejudice with several lances, thus the still image representing said moment used the imaginery. Truthin Television: the "crucifixion and impalement" execution was used not only on average criminals, but on Japanese Christians during Japan's isolation of the world. (See: Saint Paul Miki and the 26 Martyrs of Nagasaki)
- Despair Event Horizon. Sakurako was Driven to Suicide when she was framed for drug trafficking by Ema and Asuka and couldn't prove her innocence.
- Hot Springs Episode
- Idol Singer: Harumi
- Meganekko: Subverted: Harumi uses contacts normally, switching to specs only when she's in the springs.
- Rich Bitch: Both Asuka and Ema are from loaded families (the Shibazakis are into politics, the Anzais are in a huge enterprise), and are massive assholes. It cost them their lives: in the past they used Sakurako as a scapegoat for their own drug trades and drove her to kill herself, then Sakurako's sister Eri/Chieri killed them both.
- The Ophelia: Poor, poor Sakurako.
- Rags to Riches: Harumi was a orphan raised by her aunt and uncle, the she rose to stardom once her songs became hits.
- Snow Means Death: The case takes place in an onsen during the winter. It's obviously covered in snow out there.
- Starts with a Suicide: The two-part episode begins with the very public suicide of a beautiful and sad girl. Said girl is Sakurako.
People from the Secret of the Idols Case
People from the Secret of Idol case (Kaoru Kusano, Osamu Kenzaki, Yuki Takeno, Terumi Hoshino and Atsushi Makuma)
People from the Day that Kogoro Ceased Being Detective
People from the Day that Kogoro Ceased Being Detective (Sayuri Tokomae, Ryozo Gamo, Sagae Kinugaza, Isao Takeoka, Kyosuke Arai,A trio of robbers,Natsuko Takeoka
Kogoro was asked by the wealthy-looking woman
named Sayuri Tokomae to be her bodyguard for her exercise program. At the same time however, a client named Ryozo Gamo phoned in and ask Kogoro to meet him for a request that involves finding a witness as Gamo was accused of a recent murder that occurred. When Kogoro was unable to find witness, Gamo apparently lost all hope and committed suicide. Later, Kogoro's old friend, Takeoka come to assist him to find the real murderer which the motive point to Gamo's nephew, Kyosuke Arai. The next day Arai was found hanged, apperently because of the pressure that Kogoro caused.
People from the Black Dress Alibi case
People from the Black Dress Alibi case (Mihiro Kuze, Yuika Shodou)
Ran and Sonoko drag Kogoro and Conan in a shopping spree through Harajuku, the most fashionable street in Tokyo. During a rest in a tea house, the girls are starstruck when they spot a young woman wearing a beautiful Elegant Gothic Lolita
outfit, which includes a really pretty and lacy black dress... But few hours later, this fashionable lady appears dead in a public restroom! Since they're among the few who last saw her alive, Conan and Kogoro must find out who did this girl in. Or more exactly, undo the alibi of their biggest suspect.
- All Take and No Give - Clingy Jealous Girl: Yuika killed Mihiro because she found her overbearing, self-absorbed and possessive, to the point of allegedly shooing everyone in Yuika's life to she could have her all for herself. Sonoko gets pissed off and calls her out on it, saying that even if it was true, Yuika didn't trust Mihiro enough to tell her what was on her mind and set their boundaries/limits straight.
- Bowdlerize: In the manga, Mihiro died with her eyes wide open and had HEAVY bruises on her neck. This was softened in the anime, as she's found with her eyes closed.
- Costume Porn: In the manga, we catch a one-panel view of Mihiro's clothes and jewelry. In the anime, however... holy crap, she's got great taste and an AWESOME wardrobe.
- Dead Person Impersonation: Sort-of. After killing Mihiro, Yuika put on her clothes and a wig and impersonated her for a while to create an alibi.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Mihiro. We get to see her bedroom briefly at the start, and she's got several pieces of EGL clothing hanging on the walls.
- According to Conan's Imagine Spot, Ai would fit in fairly well due to her Little Miss Snarker nature.
- Also, when in a EGL boutique, Ran briefly borrows a sweet lolita pink dress. Conan gets ready to snark at her, but when he sees her on it, he blushes and thinks to himself that she does look really good on it.
- Meganekko: Yuika.
- Poor Communication Kills: A rather tragic one.
- Subcultures In Japan: The manga has showed several of these before (ganguro, otaku, sukeban, etc.), and now it's the turn of what surrounds the Lolita Fashion and its fans. Kogoro comments on how EGL's look like "witches", but Ran and Sonoko love how cute the dresses are.
- Office Lady: Yuika, Mihiro's best friend. And her murderer.
- Woman in Black: Mihiro wore a black Gothloli gown. BIG plot point, as the black dress is one of the proofs that Conan uses to find her murderer.
People from the Seance's Double Locked Mystery Room Case
People from the Seance's Double Locked Mystery Room Case (Kouji Yatsukawa, Ryuichi Mifune, Shouko Utakura, Reiki Hirasaka, Maho Izumi, Kazuo Ohnogi, Yutaka Kani, Ichirou Sawanami, Kira Miyahara)
Conan, Ran and Kogoro get lost in the middle of a trip and knock on the door of a creepy Big Fancy House
. It turns out the owner is the manga artist Reiki Hirasaka, a friend of a person they helped before (TV producer Kouji Yatsukawa), and he and some other friends also affiliated to entertainment circles are holding a séance to invoke the spirit of Kira Miyahara, a beautiful Idol Singer
who died a while ago, and escape a supposed curse that has already costed another person their life. It's not enough, however: two of the attendants die, and both murder scenes are locked mystery room types! All of this is related to the mysterious Kira, whose body never was found... Maybe her spirit is
murdering those who were involved in her death? Or is she alive and hiding, ready to attack the rest as revenge for whatever they did to her?
People from the Holmes's Revelation case
People from the Holmes's Revelation case (Diana Kingston, Venus the kitty, the Glass family, Ares Ashley, Hades Sabara, Hestia, Demeter Bauer)
The Holmes' Revelation Arc is one of climatic entries in the series. Not only does Shinichi return for some time, he also (kind of) finally confesses to Ran he loves her.
It's a dream come true for Conan when he finally gets to go to London, home of his hero, Sherlock Holmes. However, the fun is cut short when Apollo Glass, a little boy whose older sister Minerva knows Shinichi from somewhere, requests help. Meanwhile, Ran is questioning her love for Shinichi...
- Darker and Edgier: Hades Sabara's past deeds were so horrible that they had to be seriously bowdlerized in the anime.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Only in the manga. After the death of his Ill Girl mother and his financial ruin, Hades Sabara murdered both the people hounding him for money and the friend who suggested he invest in the stock market. And the friend's whole family. And he apparently ripped their hearts out.
- Everyone Hates Hades: In a roundabout way. Why else would you name the Mad Bomber Serial Killer after him?!
- Hostage Situation: Minerva is playing badly because of her mother's kidnapping. Subverted: she's trying to tell the detectives about her abducted mom without stopping to play.
- Ill Girl: Minerva and Apollo's mother, Juno, is blind.
- Improbable Weapon User: Minerva hits Hades with her tennis ball. Conan then grabs said ball and kicks it at him.
- Love Hurts: This is quite the emotional rollercoaster for Ran, as she starts to seriously doubt her and Shinichi's prospect relationship after she misunderstands Minerva's "Love is zero" wors as dis-encoragement, and a brief but awkward encounter with a temporarily normal Shinichi doesn't clear up anything.
- Mad Bomber: Hades Sabara and his accomplice Hestia.
- Passionate Sports Girl: Demeter and Minerva are both skilled tennis players
- Theme Naming: All the characters introduced here have names related to Greek/Roman Gods.
- Wimbledon: The Women's Finals is vital to the plot.
People from the Small Client Case
People from the Small Client case (Kazuki Kinukawa, Yasuhiro Kamoshita, Mitsu Kusano, Toshiko Besshou, and Tomoka Saegusa)
Kogoro is contacted by seven-year-old Kazuki Kinukawa, a very popular child actor. He wants Kogoro to find his birth mother, who abandoned him when he was a toddler, so he can call her out on what she did to him and warn her that he won't hand her any money from his career. The leads they have guide them to a hot spring place in Atami, and they meet three women who can potentially be the one they're searching for... But then a Jerk Ass
writer appears dead, and one of the three ladies is the prospect killer! For worse, the victim was planning to see if an horrible
rumor about Kazuki's origins was true...
- Beauty Mark: The main clue to the mysterious woman's identity is a mole that she's supposed to have on her body, more specifically on her chest. It turns out that Tomoka, the real birth mother, had hers on the back of her neck; Kazuki believed she had it on her chest because she carried him on her back as a toddler with a sling.
- Black Mail: Toshiko's actual reason to kill Kamoshita was that she claimed to be Kazuki's mom as a joke and got money outta the deal, but Kamoshita found out and threatened her.
- Calling The Not-So Old Woman Out: Kazuki's purpose is to tell his mom that he wants nothing to do with her and won't let her financially abuse him. It plays out VERY differently.
- Child Prodigy: Kazuki, also Wise Beyond His Years
- Doorstop Baby: Kazuki was left by his mother on the door of a Christian church when he was around two years old. His bio-mom still sent him postcards from Atami, but stopped doing so a year ago.
- Fan Disservice: In the anime, the image of the well-endowed naked woman strangling Kamoshita to death was far more "clearly" seen than in the manga. But considering the circumstances... meeeeep.◊
- Full-Frontal Assault: The killer murdered her target while naked to avert getting blood on her kimono. The supposed "mole"? It was a droplet of blood.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Toshiko bullied Tomoka into stopping her contact with Kazuki because she was barren, and thus she deeply resented Tomoka for having given her child away.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Kazuki.