Characters: Detective Conan Tokyo Police Officers
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Voiced by Chafurin (JP) / Mark Stoddard (EN); Guillermo Romano, José Archimides and/or Roberto Alexander (first Latin American Spanish dub), Roberto Mendiola (second Latin American Spanish dub, movies 1 and 2 only), Rubén González (third Latin American Spanish dub)A police inspector, and the superior to the recurring officers of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department.Mandatory naming note: His name came from Jules Maigret.Dub Name Change: Joseph Maguire.
- Adults Are Useless: Zigzagged. On one hand he depends on Shinichi/Conan to solve his cases and rarely makes any noteworthy deductions himself, and as a cop, he very much goes by the rules and is not accustomed to taking a leap of faith. On the other hand he is very useful as Shinichi's trusted police contact, granting him access to investigation sites and case info as well as some indirect influence with the police. He is also quite the Badass when given the chance, see Made of Iron below.
- Badass Moustache: And perhaps looks more badass than Kogoro's moustache.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Often concealed by his Nice Hat, though.
- A Father to His Men - Team Dad: Sato sees him this way. Her own father was a policeman who died on the job and Megure reminds her of him.
- Inspector Lestrade: He's portrayed as competent at his job - but Shinichi is just that much better than him, and Megure especially has the good sense to defer to him.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Megure is a capable veteran officer who cares much for his underlings, but he is prone to occasional shouting fits whenever something does not go right or when his temper gets the better of him. He also has little patience for fools, but tends to be a bit too conservative, limiting his ability for flexible thinking.
- Large and In Charge: A large fellow and inspector of the Tokyo police.
- Made of Iron: The guy gets a metal pipe to the head to protect Sonoko from a Serial Killer chasing her and isn't knocked out. And even deals a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the culprit.
- May-December Romance: A May September case. When Midori was still in highschool, she met a Megure in his early 20's who was in the police team charged with the search of a Serial Killer targetting schoolgirls. She volunteered as a decoy since the first victim was her best friend, and he was charged with protecting her... They had a run-on with the killer and both were injured, which is where Megure got quite the scars on the top of his head; at the same time, Midori almost died, and was left with a very notorious one on her forehead. When they recovered, Midori told Megure that she liked him, and they got Happily Married.
- Nice Hat: Is never ever seen without one. Even if he changes his usual clothes or winds up in the hospital, he always keeps a hat on him.
- Parental Substitute: Sato sees him as a father figure.
- Please Keep Your Hat On: The reason he wears this hat is to hide the ugly scar he sustained in the incident discussed in May-December Romance, below. Not out of shame, but to avoid questions on why he and his wife have similar scars.
- Scars Are Forever: Inspector Megure has a scar under his hat and his wife Midori has one on her forehead; both came from an incident many years ago, when both were run over by a Serial Killer.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: While he's not exactly a Gonk... have you seen his adorable-looking wife Midori?
Voiced by Atsuko Yuya (JP), Javiera del Pino (third Latin American Spanish dub)An assistant inspector and the leading outgoing female of the police force.Her developing relationship with Takagi plays as a major sidestory of the series.
- Action Girl: A very prominent one alongside Ran and Kazuha.
- Action Girlfriend: She's this towards Takagi, despite both of them being older than the standard.
- Almost Kiss: Two (or three) with Takagi. After all that teasing, they finally did.. And actually had TWO kisses!
- Big Eater: Her favorite hobbies include attending all-you-can-eat offers and going out to eat ramen.
- Berserk Button: Heaven help you if you so much as lay a finger on Takagi.
- Break His Heart to Save Him/It's Not You, It's Me: She attempts this once towards Takagi, because as a result of Matsuda's death, she believes that she has a Cartwright Curse.
- Christmas Cake: Her mom thinks that, at age 28, she is one. She's not. Mrs. Satou still arranged her a date with Shiratori to try fixing it, but Conan and Dr. Araide helped Takagi "fix" that.
- Clueless Dude Magnet: Satou doesn't know that the whole police department all have a romantic attraction to her.
- Cool Big Sis: Acts as a surrogate one to the Detective Boys.
- Drives Like Crazy: Earning the title Silver Witch of Fuyuna Mountain.
- Dude Magnet: Has Takagi, Shiratori, and every other single man in her department (save for Chiba, but that's something else) fighting to be her boyfriend. In Shiratori's case it was because of mistaken identity, and his actual true love was Sumiko Kobayashi. And even before that revelation, Satou ultimately choose Takagi.
- Fair Cop: A gorgeous and very active woman who loves her cop job.
- Fangirl: Of Lupin the III.
- Friend to All Children: Has a fondness towards kids, which might be a primary reason why she listens to Conan.
- Identical Stranger: She looks exactly like Inspector Shiratori's childhood crush, who turns out to be Kobayashi-sensei.
- Love Triangle: With Takagi and Shiratori. She chooses Takagi. Plus, Shiratori ultimately finds his actual true love.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: She and Takagi. He isn't super girlish but he's mentioned to be a "vegetarian" (non-aggressive) kind of man (unless he's in the line of duty) and is a VERY Adorkable Nice Guy, whereas Satou is a tomboyish and straightforward Action Girl. Rather hilariously lampshaded in this manga page (Spoilers alert)
- Master of Disguise: She disguises herself several times, mostly to act as a decoy for other women who are in danger or to lure out prospect killers.
- Mistaken for Pregnant: In chapter 867, Takagi, Yumi and Naeko mistook her action for "her period hasn't come" which subtly confirms that yes, she and Takagi are sexually active. Of course it's just that she temporarily loses the ring that Takagi gave her.
- Nice Girl: One of the easiest people to get along with.
- Oblivious to Love: While quite a few people in this series has this, she has all of them beat; she has never once twigged to the fact that Takagi, Shiratori, and every other single man in her department find (or used to find) her attractive, often leading to humorous misunderstandings. (Especially when a mischievous Yumi shamelessly takes advantage of that cluelessness to prank the rest of the department.)
- Official Couple: With Takagi.
- Plucky Girl: This lady isn't exactly prone to give up on her purposes.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Along with Takagi, she overlooks Conan's age and gives him the benefit of the doubt that he's serious, and also shares information with him and allows him to conduct investigations.
- Shipper on Deck: Sato really ships Shiratori and Kobayashi.Sato [in a VERY giddy, almost Genki Girl-like tone and attitude]: "Sooooo, where's the teacher that Shiratori-kun is so in love with?! Huh?!"
- Single-Target Sexuality: The only man she has ever shown an open romantic attraction towards is Takagi. Not a straight example as she was hung up on Matsuda before the case involving his death was resolved but even then she was nowhere near as open about it with him as she is with Takagi and a large part of her issues with Matsuda were tied to his being the Lost Lenore to her.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She chooses the Nice Guy over the White Prince. The biggest reasons for her choice are how kind and gentle he is, as well as him promising that he won't leave her alone, something very important for a woman who lost both her father and her First Love very messily. And before that, she had a thing for Jinpei Matsuda for how hardworking and kind was.
- Taking the Bullet: For Ran, in the fourth movie. Which causes poor Ran a bad case of Trauma-Induced Amnesia. She almost dies, but ultimately gets better.
- Tomboy: Specially when compared to Yumi or Kobayashi.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: Look at the Berserk Button above.
Voiced by Wataru Takagi (JP), Humberto Amor and Víctor Mares Jr. (first Latin American Spanish dub), Sergio Aliaga (third Latin American Spanish dub)A sergeant of the police force who started off as an anime-only character before getting appearances in the manga. His timid personality makes him the Butt Monkey of sorts to the rest of the police force.His developing relationship with Satou plays as a major sidestory of the series.Mandatory Naming Note: See his voice actor.Dub Name Change: Inspector Henry Wilder.
- Action Survivor: The guy has been in life-threatening danger HOW many times...?
- Adorkable: According to Yumi, some girls in the police apartment are attracted to him because they find him moe. Even Chianti, of all people, said he was cute.
- Alone with the Psycho: Episode 535, when he catches a huge Distress Ball. Sato calls him to his cellphone and the killer tries forcing Takagi to tell her to come... and he breaks his phone instead to cut off direct contact. The police come to his aid, but Takagi still gets shot and had already been beaten bloody with a baseball bat.
- Ambiguously Brown: He initially looks very tanned, but as Art Evolution sets in he looks quite paler.
- Ascended Extra: He was originally an unnamed sidekick under Megure in the anime; later ascended to major character status.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Push come to shove, Takagi is not one to be messed with.
- Butt Monkey: Gradually grows out of this as per Character Development.
- Cannot Spit It Out: His love for Satou. She can't spit out her feelings for him much better either.
- Canon Immigrant: On top of his Ascended Extra status, he appeared (and was named) in the anime first. In the manga, he first shows up when the Detective Boys come to the MPD to be interviewed.
- Character Development: Over the course of the series, Takagi grows in self-confidence.
- Did They or Didn't They?: Heavily implied to be the former in Files 806 and 867. Pretty much all but stated in File 869 when he thinks Satou is pregnant and he's the dad of the baby.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: In earlier episodes, Takagi's hairstyle was more spikier. His current one is in a combed over style.
- Extreme Doormat: Takes borderline abuse and straight up harassment from his co workers, and specially Shiratori, whenever they think he is making progress with Satou and can barely say a few words when they are at it. Somewhat justified in Shiratori's case, since he holds a quite higher police rank than Takagi does.
- Fanboy: Of famed wrestlers Bruiser Brody and Keiji Mutoh.
- Friend to All Children: Although they sometimes make fun of him, Ayumi thinks he's cute and he's one of the few adults who actually listen to Conan and the other kids.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Invoked in Chapter 867, he mentions Satou's bed is "soft & fluffy". RIGHT. IN. FRONT. of the children!! Of course, only Conan and Haibara understand what the implications are. It's even better when he tells Satou something by he lines of "of course, [the bedding] wasn't the softest part of the bed..." again in front of the children.
- Hidden Depths: One of his hobbies includes following the international wrestling scene, being a fan of wrestlers such as Bruiser Brody and Keiji Mutoh, and recognizing a move that Ran does as the "Shining Wizard," a finishing move of Mutoh's. In summary, his hobbies involve a lot of martial arts and sports.
- Hot-Blooded: Takagi's the standard Hot Blooded Cop, typically restrained only by his continued presence near Megure.
- Master of Disguise: Once in a while he has acted as a decoy. Cruelly subverted once, when his chosen disguise accidentally triggered Sato as he unadvertedly made himself look a LOT like her Lost Lenore Matsuda.
- Nice Guy: When off-duty, no one can't find a sweeter person.
- Official Couple: With Satou.
- Pocket Protector: What saves his life when he's shot in the "Alone with the Psycho" incident is a thick mahjong tile that he had in his breast pocket (and which also was the evidence). Shiratori lampshades it by saying "this is so like in novels and movies."
- Reasonable Authority Figure: To Conan and the Detective Boys, along with Satou. He always listens to them and takes them seriously, and doesn't hesitate to rush to their aid whenever they ask for it.
- Rich Suitor, Poor Suitor: The "poor" suitor, as he's middle class. He still wins.
- Second Love:To Satou, as her First Love Matsuda died tragically.
- Shipper on Deck: One can say that he's just glad Shiratori isn't interfering in his romantic involvement with Sato, but Takagi is genuninely fond of the idea of him and Kobayashi-sensei together.
- Talking to Himself: On rare occasions if Takagi and Genta are in the same episode. Both share the same voice-actor in Japanese.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: In a cute, kinda adorkable way.
- Tragic Keepsake: The black notepad and ring he carries once belong to his mentor, Wataru Date. The latter was something that Date wanted to offer to his girlfriend.
Voiced by Kaneto Shiozawa / Kazuhiko Inoue (JP) / Eric Vale (EN), Jesus Barrero (second Latin American Spanish dub, movies 1 and 2 only), Orlando Alfaro (third Latin American Spanish dub)An assistant inspector (later promoted to police inspector) of the police force. Similar to Takagi, Shiratori started off as a movie-only character before being implemented into the manga.He plays as the love-rival for Takagi towards Satou before finding out that he was chasing after the wrong woman the entire time; that woman really being Kobayashi.Dub Name Change: Inspector Nicholas Santos.
- Adorkable: Shiratori begins to act borderline dorky after he and Kobayashi-sensei become a couple. Basically, the physically closer Kobayashi is to him, the dorkier and cuter he becomes.
- Anime Hair: ... What's up with his bangs?
- Badass Bookworm: A former prospect lawyer, he knows everything about the law and once uses it as an effective way to call out the culprit of a crime."Criminal Law, Article #36. An act unavoidably performed to protect the rights of oneself or any other person against imminent and unlawful infringement is not punishable. An act exceeding the limits of self-defense may lead to the punishment being reduced or may exculpate the offender in light of circumstances. These are the provisions of self-defense. At the time of the crime, you used a bladed weapon with the intent to kill. So none of these circumstances apply. Not to mention, turning a bat which fulfills dreams into a weapon to silence people earns you no right to talk about dreams at all."
- Because Destiny Says So: He seems to be a strong believer of this. He referred to the girl he loved as his "girl of destiny"
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Shiratori has pretty big ones.
- Canon Immigrant: He first appeared in the Non Serial Movies, then became a regular.
- Character Development: Shiratori more than once tried to use his riches to get an edge over Takagi over Sato in the past, but now that he's with Kobayashi he does it solely to make her happy.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Kobayashi-sensei. He thought that Sato was a girl he once saved years ago (and who he had liked ever since then), which sparked the Love Triangle. She actually was...not, and he lost to Takagi anyway. Some time later, the girl he liked as a child did appear and she turned out to be the aforementioned Kobayashi. They're together now.
- Cultured Badass: His favorite hobbies include studying architecture, cooking, and collecting wine, including his favorite Romane Conti. Shiratori is able to solve cases that seem to have a large culture (he has been able to answer Megura on his question about the temperature in the episode 682), but he do well especially when faced with topics pertinent to his upper class tastes.
- Drink Order: Wine, his favorite being Romane Conti. Shows his status of having an upper-class background.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: If one pays attention to his looks in the flashbacks to Jinpei Matsuda's death, they'll notice that his bangs look softer and wavier.
- Fair Cop: Is a Police Inspector and is very good looking.
- Gentleman Detective: More like "Gentleman Inspector", but he has a gentleman personality that matches his Wine Is Classy background.
- Hopeless Suitor: Was this to Satou when he was pursuing her. His efforts towards romancing her barely got her notice and would at most cause her to snark to herself about his actions.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: This guy spent a better part of the series interfering with Satou and Takagi's developing relationship when he (and the others) should have respectfully left them alone. However, he never went as far as to actually try to harm Takagi to get him outta the way (the idea never seems to cross his mind), is quite able to team work with him when needed, and he's always thought of him as a good cop and a decent guy otherwise. He eventually does stop after discovering Satou wasn't "his girl of destiny", he met as a child. And since childhood, Shiratori has been a honest and hardworking individual, and has a love for the law in general; his jerk tendences come much more from his huge pride rather than actual cruelty. And after he and Kobayashi-sensei become a couple, Shiratori proves to be a good and genuinely dedicated boyfriend to her.
- Kick the Dog: Was sometimes a bit of a Jerkass to Takagi when he was interested in Satou, mocking his failures and was generally a lot more willing to play dirty to keep Takagi from developing a relationship with Satou. However...
- Laser-Guided Karma: He was far more prone to having misfortune befall him when he went a little too far in the Love Triangle with Sato and Takagi.
- Love Confession: Makes a poignant and rather heartfelt one to his "girl of destiny", Kobayashi-sensei."Since long before these children were born... I have been... In love with you."
- Love Triangle: Has feelings for Satou. So does Takagi.
- Official Couple: With Kobayashi-sensei.
- Pride: Shiratori, like Sato and Takagi, believes that Conan has a lot of intelligence for a boy his age. Unlike Takagi and Sato, he usually tends to care not much for Conan's opinion. He often feels that Conan gets in the way, and that he himself could have figured out the case without Conan's help, though Conan always proves otherwise. Though he started easing up when Conan helped him out in the "Sakura"-related cases.
- Princely Young Man: Has traits of both the Ice King and the Gentleman types.
- Real Men Cook: One of his favorite hobbies include cooking.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He's not ashamed of wearing pink jackets or shirts.
- Red Herring: In the first movie, his rather sharp knowledge about architecture leads Conan and Kogoro to think he's the Mad Bomber that's blowing shit up. Naturally, he's not.
- Romantic False Lead: For Sato, in the end.
- Shipper on Deck: After realizing that Kobayashi-sensei was his "girl of destiny", he began to fully support Takagi and Sato's relationship.
- Single-Target Sexuality: For the girl he once saved. Who turned out be Sumiko Kobayashi.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: Tall, black haired, and noted to very good looking.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Flashbacks of him as a child show him being very polite, if a little cold. As an adult, he's become quite more arrogant.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After finding out his true love was Kobayashi-sensei, Shiratori dropped all animosity towards Takagi and advised the other men to do so as well.
- In the "Sakura"-themed cases he also showed a kinder attitude towards the Detective Kids; he got stuck with them by mistake in the theater, but ultimately didn't mind and even explained to them why he believes Sato to be his "girl of destiny".
- Upper-Class Twit: Downplayed. Shiratori is by no means an incompetent detective or man in general; this is just the worse he can be in cases when his arrogance gets the best of him.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Milder example. The flashback to Shiratori's childhood shows him as a well-mannered, cool-headed boy who liked to do the right thing no matter what and valued people doing likewise. His adult self, however, is quite more arrogant and even kinda forceful in regards to Satou. Though after he finds the other person in said flashback, Kobayashi-sensei, he starts showing his kinder side again more frequently.
- Wine Is Classy: Shiratori, coming from a wealthy family background, is a wine enthusiast himself. The second OAV, "Sixteen Suspects?!", is set at his villa, which has an extensive wine cellar. A bottle of extremely rare wine is broken by one of the guests, and Conan and Hattori have to figure out who did it. In the second movie, one of the suspects is a professional sommelier, and Shiratori gets to briefly enjoy exploring their wine cellar before another murder attempt is made.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: A flashback of him as a child when he first met Child!Kobayashi, who'd later think of as Child!Satou, has the two standing up to two grown men who were attempting to steal manga from a store. He manages to keep his cool despite being a tiny little kid and scares them into giving the manga back by basically reciting laws regarding theft at them as an improvised "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
Superintendent Kiyonaga Matsumoto
Voiced by Seizō Katō (JP)A superintendent of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department who is Inspector Megure's direct superior.Mandatory Naming Note: The given name is a Alternate Character Reading for Seichou Matsumoto, Japanese mystery writer.Dub Name Change: Superintendent Kristopher Mc Laughlin.
- Badass: Is a Determinator to catch the Serial Killer from many years ago who killed his partner.
- Cool Old Guy: He's in his 50's already, and apparently is the oldest man in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police.
- Da Chief: Is the highest-ranking among the members of the TMP that we see, and is very much a Reasonable Authority Figure.
- Face of a Thug: So much that, in the anime, Ran almost attacked him to protect Sayuri, mistakenly thinking he wanted to hurt her!
- A Father to His Men: To the point that his subordinates respect him so much that they also attend his daughter's wedding.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a HUGE one on his left eye. He got it while confronting a Serial Killer... who was armed with a katana.
- Large and In Charge: Easily the largest of all the Tokyo policemen we've seen in the series.
- My Greatest Failure: He has two of these:
- During a case, several years ago, his police car accidentally hit a young mother. Matsumoto was in such a rush that he didn't stop to help hernote and she died few minutes later, so when he found out about the woman's death, he never forgave himself. Little did he know that the dead woman's son would plan revenge as an adult...
- Later, the reader finds out that he still feels guilty over the death of his best friend and partner, Morimura, who bled to death in his arms after being hit by the car of the Serial Killer who, later, would give him his scar.
- Overprotective Dad / Papa Wolf: Of his only daughter, Sayuri. With good reason, considering what happened at her wedding.
- Put on a Bus: In chapter 920, someone else is transferred to the Metropolitan Police Department as his replacement. This "someone else" is Hyoue Kuroda from Nagano Police, ''one of the biggest suspects of being rum from the Black Organization. note
Voiced by Yuu Sugimoto (JP)A traffic cop who is on good terms with Takagi and especially Satou.
- Fair Cop: She's a traffic cop and looks very, very cute.
- Genki Girl: She's a grown up version, and sometimes is very loud and energetic.
- Official Couple: Seems to go this way with Shukichi Haneda, her ex boyfriend.
- The Prankster: Although it's not treated as a defining characteristic for her, the mischievous Yumi has been known to take advantage of Satou's Oblivious to Love nature, doing things that cause Satou to provoke panic in all the single men in their department who are attracted to her while being completely unaware she is doing so.
- Rapunzel Hair: Which goes down to her hips
- Selective Obliviousness: She does have a Love Interest (hinted as early as episode 427/volume 49) despite her vehement denials. Said love interest happens to be a professional shogi player who had privately decided himself as unworthy of her until he can win all seven shogi titles. Naturally, Yumi is clueless of his ambitions and the fact that he is a celebrity, though to be fair she doesn't seem to follow the news about shogi and similar sports..
- Shipper on Deck: For Satou and Takagi. Amusing she seems to be an anti-shipper for Chiba and Naeko... because then it would make her the sole main character of Tokyo Police that is SINGLE. Of course, once her ex-boyfriend come back into her life...
- The Tease: She gets a fair deal of attention from the opposite sex, and enjoys it quite a bit.
Voiced by Isshin Chiba (JP)A plump police inspector who shows up often with Takagi and Megure.Mandatory Naming Note: Named after his voice actor.
- Big Eater: Shown a few times to be eating heavily, but being a fat character is self-explanatory.
- Big Fun: Gets along well with the Detective Boys; helps that he's a fan of reading manga and watching children's shows.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Naeko.
- Childhood Friends: With Naeko and Sakurako Yonehara. We know his current status with the former.
- Forgotten First Meeting: With Naeko.
- Nice Guy: Gets along with everyone he interacts with.
- Oblivious to Love: His romance with Naeko (see below) would have been perfect if not for one problem: he still cannot seem to recognise her as the girl from his Childhood Friend Romance!
- Otaku: Chiba reads a manga about a pretty girl detective and it's strongly suggested by Takagi that his room is FULL of character figurines and models... to the point that it's a little creepy.
- There is a case at Chiba's house in File 450. Almost every exposed surface in the living room has figurines or other merchandise, but Conan finds it excessive rather than creepy. Chiba collection seems to be mostly superhero and kaiju related. Naturally, the detective boys love it.
- Shipper on Deck: Sato/Takagi fanboy.
- What You Are in the Dark: Strongly believes that one should always do the right thing, regardless of whether anyone watches or there will be any consequences. Otherwise, doing the wrong thing will become a habit that's hard to get rid of.
Voiced by Rie Tanaka (JP)A cute rookie traffic cop who gets paired up with Yumi later in the series, and is Chiba's childhood love.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Officer Chiba. Both are actively trying to rekindle the sparks they had when they were younger. It would be successful if Chiba could recognize her....
- Childhood Friends: With Officer Chiba and Sakurako Yonehara. We know her current status with the former.
- Crush Blush: Manifests whenever she catches sight of Chiba.
- Fair Cop: Notice a pattern here?
- Genki Girl: Shown at times to be very energetic.
- Girlish Pigtails: Her current hairstyle.