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The Detective Boys

From lower left to lower right: Ayumi, Mitsuhiko, Conan (center), Genta, and Haibara.

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 boys, 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.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Despite the name, the group started with one Token Female, and now there are two girls. Averted in the Funimation dub.
  • 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 to 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 joined the Detective Boys.

    Conan Edogawa 
See here for more information on him.

    Ai Haibara 

See here for more information on her.

    Ayumi Yoshida 

Ayumi Yoshida

Voiced by: Yukiko Iwai (JP) / Monica Rial (EN, Funimation) / Janice Kawaye (EN, TMS/Bang Zoom), 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.
  • Hopeless Suitor: For Conan, due to the latter's age problem. Though to her defense, it's more like admiration than a 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.
  • Plucky Girl: She has a habit of confronting murderers or criminals much larger than her head on despite being scared out of her mind. Best demonstrated when she refused to run to seek help in the Old Blue Castle Murder case because her friends are still in trouble and the Find the Buttock Mark case where she wants to be present to identify the attempted murderer. Her courage is what inspired Haibara to refuse the Witness Protection Program.
  • Precocious Crush: An example of the child not being aware that said older crush is a young adult. Ayumi has a crush on Conan but he's actually a high school student who was shrunk by a pill.
  • 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.

    Genta Kojima 

Genta Kojima

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (JP) / Dameon Clarke / Mike McFarland (EN, Funimation) / Andrew Russell (EN, TMS/Bang Zoom), 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.
  • OOC 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.
    • When he doesn't want lunch (chapter 303), his friends know something's wrong. He's afraid because someone tried to kill him.
  • 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.

    Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya 

Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya

Voiced by: Ikue Otani / Ai Orikasa (JP) / Cynthia Cranz (EN, Funimation) / Erika Harlacher (EN, TMS/Bang Zoom), 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.
  • Author Avatar: Gosho Aoyama has stated in an early interview that Mitsuhiko is modeled after his childhood self.
  • Covert Pervert: He is 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.
    • Mitsuhiko has a crush on Ayumi, but she has a crush on Conan, which makes her this as well given Conan's circumstances...
    • He later gains a crush on Haibara, but it obviously won't work out given her dilemma is the same as Conan's.
  • 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.
  • Precocious Crush: Like Ayumi, Mitsuhiko has a crush on someone who is older than him but doesn't look it. In his case, it's Haibara who is an adult woman shrunken by the same pill that put Conan in his current form.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The thoughtful, organized Sensitive Guy to Genta's loud, tough Manly Man.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Him secretly filming Ai as Shiho after the latter took the antidote to save the Detective Boys from a burning Cabin and sending the video to Kogoro to find her again leads to the Black Organization catching wind of Shiho still being alive and the events of the Mystery Train arc.
  • Wise Beyond His Years: It 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 

Hiroshi Agasa

Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata (JP), Bill Flynn (EN, Funimation)/ Michael Sorich (EN, TMS/Bang Zoom), 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.

  • 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.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's 53-years-old, but you wouldn't know that just be looking at him. You could easily mistake him for being somewhere in his 70s.

    Sonoko Suzuki 

Sonoko Suzuki

Voiced by: Naoko Matsui (JP) / Laura Bailey (EN, Funimation) / Jennie Kwan note  (EN, TMS/Bang Zoom), 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.

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Downplayed. In the earlier parts of the manga and anime, Sonoko was an avid anti-shipper for Shinichi and Ran, often trying to find a suitor for the latter before supporting them. However, in the Episode One special, Sonoko still keeps her Jerk with a Heart of Gold personality, but starts off as a Shipper on Deck for the couple from the get go.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted. While she's a big fan of Kaitou 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.
  • Butt-Monkey: She really has extraordinarily bad luck at times.
  • 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".
  • 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 a few cases, she's shown to send Makoto giftsnote  ahead of other girls because she fears Makoto may potentially be taken away by other women through exploiting his sincerity.
  • 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!
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: A downplayed example. Sonoko isn't necessarily irresponsible but she's more flighty, loud, and sillier than her older sister, Ayako.
  • Forehead of Doom: Often noted to have a big forehead.
  • 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.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: One of her biggest desires is to have a genuine connection to people who aren't just using her for financial gain. One of her most longstanding dreams is to be able to eat ramen with her friends after school (a dream Conan noted to be quite humble for someone of her status) despite being able to eat a lot of different foods through her family.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • In general, Sonoko may be overly harsh but she's not wrong about Shinichi's character faults.
    • After Shinichi makes his Love Confession to Ran during the London arc, the latter doesn't properly respond despite having the same feelings for him. When Ran tells Sonoko about this, the latter is peeved at her best friend and chastises her over not doing something similar at the time even though Ran has always been hoping for that moment.
  • 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.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Sonoko has made it no secret that she doesn't particularly think highly of Shinichi. Therefore, when she comes to his defense after Ran fails to properly respond to his Love Confession, you know it's serious for her.
  • 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.
  • Retcon: In the Episode One special, Sonoko clearly ships Shinichi and Ran together (she tells them they can date another time, calls Shinichi a noisy husband and puts a "Shinichi Love" inscription on the karate outfit which her parents and her give to Ran). And thus, her former anti-shipper mentality seems to have been retconned.
  • 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 (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: Sonoko is the daughter of an extremely wealthy family, and while she certainly has her quirks, she is shown to be a loyal friend, a caring girlfriend and nice to the people around her despite their much less wealthy financial status.
  • 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 mode, 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 about him believing Makoto to be the culprit.

    Kazuha Touyama 

Kazuha Touyama

Voiced by: Yuko Miyamura (JP), Gwendolyn Lau (EN, Funimation), Kayli Mills (EN, TMS/Bang Zoom), Marcela Bordes (first Latin American Spanish dub), Gigliola Mariángel (third Latin American Spanish dub)

Heiji's childhood friend and love-interest who becomes close friends with Ran.

Dub Name Change: Kirsten Thomas (Anime)/ Katrina Tolliver (Wii).

  • Aborted Declaration of Love: Kazuha attempted to confess to Heiji in the aftermath of the Furinkazan murder mystery. She calls to him to speak privately but ultimately couldn't do it.
  • Action Girl: Aikido expert. Very helpful when par her with Ran's Karate.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Anytime she gets angry (usually at Heiji), most of the time, it's because she worries for their safety.
  • Badass Adorable: She knows Aikido and is quite cute, especially when talking about Heiji.
  • Badass in Distress: In the Kyoto movie, she was kidnapped and used as a bait for Heiji and Conan. Once she was released by Conan, though, they both helped Heiji in his fight.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Kazuha's initial attitude with Ran was rather frosty and standoffish because she was under the belief that Ran was romantically interested in Heiji. By their second meeting with each other, she's still frosty because Ran and Heiji, coincidentally wore the same type of outfit twice, making her jealous. However, the moment Kazuha explained this, Ran wordlessly took off the shirt and put on another one, surprising Kazuha at how nice Ran is. Afterwards, Kazuha softens up and truly befriends the other girl.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Heiji — they have a classic Slap-Slap-Kiss relationship and fell in love with one another at some point.
  • Betty and Veronica: The tomboyish, Hot-Blooded childhood friend "Betty" to Momiji's mysterious, girly, ojou "Veronica" for Heiji's "Archie". Subverted in that the promise Heiji made with Momiji wasn't of marriage and he's already in love with Kazuha.
  • Birds of a Feather:
    • With Heiji — both are stubborn, Hot-Blooded, have a strong love of Osaka, fathers are in the police force, attract a number of people from the opposite sex, and they have a strong belief in magic (though Heiji refuses to state it out aloud).
    • With Ran — Practitioners of a martial art (aikido for Kazuha, karate for Ran), afraid of the supernatural, love of children, are Dude Magnets but only have eyes for their childhood best friend. And even though they can be exasperated by their love interest's detective work and occasional jerkish side, both think that whenever their "not" boyfriends solving cases look cool when doing so and admire them for their better qualities as well. Also, both of their fathers are connected to some kind of detective/police work.
  • Brutal Honesty: She is highly confrontational, and unafraid of letting others know about her dislike.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: When she finally does get the nerve to do so (mentioning Shinichi's confession to Ran in London), Heiji rushes off to find and tease Conan before she can.
  • Chained Heat: With Heiji. When they were kids, they got handcuffed while playing with a pair that belonged to Heiji's policeman dad. They spent a whole a day like that, and when they were released Heiji kept an amulet made with a piece of said 'cuffs. Which would later become a Pocket Protector, and save Conan from being stabbed to death. As teenagers, they got handcuffed together again, this time held as hostages and almost murdered for being potential witnesses.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Heiji — they've known each other since they were kids and now have romantic feelings for each other.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Played for Laughs in her first appearance where she grilled Ran (who she thought was Shinichi) about how she should treat Heiji. Her next appearance has her being jealous over Ran because she and Heiji wore the same kind of outfit twice. Needless to say, Kazuha can get easily jealous.
  • Daddy's Girl: Kazuha has a close relationship with her dad.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Kazuha was rather frosty towards Ran because she thought that Ran may have took an interest in Heiji (they wore the same type of shirt twice). After Ran wordlessly changed shirts to put Kazuha at ease, the Osakan girl realized how nice Ran was and they instantly became friends.
  • Dude Magnet: Similar to Ran, Kazuha has many gentlemen ogling over her. And then there's Heiji...
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Condescendingly nicknamed "Leafy" (Happa-chan) by Momiji.
  • Everybody Has Standards: She gave Heiji a major What the Hell, Hero? moment when he cheerfully (or enthusiastically) proclaimed someone's death.
  • Foil: To Ran — Kazuha lives with both parents (her mother has yet to make an appearance), is a little affectionate, but is capable of a lot, and is classified as a Type A Tsundere. Heiji is physically with her, but their feelings for each other have yet to be spoken. Kazuha is an Aikido expert and uses her hands more when fighting; Ran lives with her father (both her parents are separated), is generally more affectionate, and is classified as a Type B Tsundere. Shinichi is not with her currently, but he's really Conan Edogawa, and because of that her romantic feelings were noticed. She is a karate expert, and implores a lot of kicks when fighting.
  • Friend to All Children: In a side OVA, Kazuha showed a great talent with nursing children and told Heiji she would like to have one someday.
  • Good Luck Charm: She considers the picture of Heiji she carries around as this.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: Her ponytail hairstyle has been with her since childhood.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: When she and Heiji are hanging precariously off the edge of a cliff, she attempts one and stabs him in the hand to make him let go of her. He doesn't.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Becomes this with Ran over time — They have become close friends since the second time they met and seem to regard each other as confidantes, since they are in similar romantic situations; and when Shinichi/Conan and Heiji are on cases together, Ran and Kazuha almost always spend the time together.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • She may not be on Heiji's level, but Kazuha was able to get his hint of a code in a murder investigation. Before that, she remembered a relatively small detail of how Ran and Heiji wore the same type of t-shirt twice, even though the time between her first and second appearance was a long one.
    • The 21st movie shows that Kazuha is proficient in hyakunin issha garuta, good enough to join school competitions. Just like her potential love rival, Momiji Ooka.
  • Hot-Blooded: Though she's more calmer in comparison with Heiji, she can still be passionate and emotional.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In her introductory chapter/episode, Kazuha mistakenly believes that the "Kudo" person Heiji has talked about is a girl, and that girl is Ran. She acts quite hostile to Ran for obvious reasons, but also warns Ran to not break Heiji's heart.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Her first and second appearance has her acting cold and snippy to Ran because of her jealousy-fueled fear that Ran liked Heiji. Then, there's how her Hot-Blooded nature makes her more temper-y. But she is brave, loyal, and friendly, the latter of which showed more after her defrosting.
  • Kansai Dialect: It's not as thick as Heiji's. It helps that her seiyuu is from Kobe.
  • Love Confession: Kazuha tried to do this and managed to carry it after the "The Design of Poison and Mirage" case, but Heiji left to go tease Conan about him making his own love confession to Ran as Shinichi.
    "Ya might have already heard this from Kudo-kun, but... In London, apparently Kudo-kun confessed his feelings to Ran-chan. That's why, though I wouldn't have said this... The truth is... The truth is, I also... Since a long time ago... I... I LIKE YA VERY MUCH!"
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Can effortlessly toss larger criminals with ease.
  • Protective Charm: They aren't real since the genre of the series doesn't include "magic", but Kazuha has a marked belief in spirits, good-luck charms, and other superstitions. Right from her first experience, she displayed her belief in the importance of hers and Heiji's omamori, charms which Kazuha made to protect her and Heiji from harm. A later case shows that Kazuha and her mother (but Kazuha even more so) are apparently well-known in Osaka thanks to the good-luck charms they make, said to be very effective good luck magnets for their owners.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Pale skin with raven hair.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Hot-Blooded, temperamental Red Oni to Ran's calmer, sensitive Blue Oni.
  • Sailor Fuku: Her and Heiji's school in Osaka also favors the seifuku (also a dark blue one) and the gakuran, and they show up wearing them at the start of the Desperate Revival arc.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Invoked on her in the seventh movie. In a subversion, this happened to her years ago, when she was a little girl visiting her family in Kyoto and they put her in a fancy kimono. Then little Heiji saw her under the Cherry Blossoms...
  • Shipper on Deck: She ships Shinichi and Ran.
  • Shorttank: Her usual outfit.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: In a reverse situation from Shinichi and Ran, it was Kazuha who realized her feelings for Heiji before he did and has never looked at another guy.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Kazuha is in love with her childhood best friend Heiji Hattori. To reiterate, Kazuha loves the Osakan detective who has a strong sense of justice and has proven to her time and again that he will do anything to protect her, including get into a brawl.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Her whole dynamic with Heiji — They argue and call each other idiot, but they have a deep connection and love each other dearly.
  • Spanner in the Works: Whenever Heiji has a plan that involves him dressing up as someone else. She knows him that well.
  • Tomboy: More so than Ran. Kazuha's way of dressing ranges from shirt and jeans to (though rarely) dresses.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Her trademark hairstyle.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: While Kazuha is more tomboyish than Ran, she does love romance and has a thing for the theatre.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By the end of her second appearance, Kazuha went from acting coldly to Ran to becoming one of her two Heterosexual Life-Partners.
  • Tsundere: Type A this time, meaning she's more temper-y than Ran.
  • Tuckerization: Her first name comes from one of Aoyama's assistants.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Like Ran, Kazuha has an intense fear over the supernatural.

Relatives of the Kudo Family and Mouri Family

    Yusaku Kudo 

Yusaku Kudo

Voiced by: Hideyuki Tanaka (JP), Randy Tallman, John Swasey (EN, Funimation) / Keith Silverstein (EN, TMS/Bang Zoom), 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 lives with his wife Yukiko in Los Angeles, but he and Yukiko drop by regularly to check on Shinichi. As of chapter 1007 (anime episode 942), he and his wife have returned to Japan to monitor the situation and live with Subaru Okiya in Shinichi's house.

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.

  • 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:
    • His first name translates to, "make abundance"; Yusaku is a world famous novelist who owns a Big Fancy House.
    • Yusaku's Dub Name Change to Booker, given his love of reading and that his job is a mystery novelist.
  • 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.
  • One Degree of Separation: Not to the same prominent extent as his wife, nor the extreme extent as his son, but still present. Though his son encounters the new Kaitou KID by complete coincidence within the plot, Kaito's father was one of Yuusaku's best friends and Yuusaku's wife's mentor.
  • 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.
  • Parental Neglect: When Shinichi was a young teen, he and his wife left Japan to jetset around the globe, leaving their son behind to take care of himself. They've continued this into the present, although the situation with Black Org seems to have begun to encourage more direct involvement in their son's life.
  • 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 

Yukiko Kudo (nèe Fujimine)

Voiced by: Sumi Shimamoto (JP), Laurie Steele, Melinda Wood Allen note  (EN, Funimation) / Erika Harlacher (EN, TMS/Bang Zoom), 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. As of chapter 1007 (anime episode 942), she and her husband have returned to Japan to monitor the situation and live with Subaru Okiya in Shinichi's house.

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.

  • 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.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: She married Yusaku when they were twenty and Shinichi was born the next year. She still looks the same even after Shinichi turned sixteen.
  • Ojou Ringlets: She has the three prominent ones.
  • One of the Kids: Yukiko's childish nature makes her get along well with children.
  • One Degree of Separation: Yukiko is very prone to this. Though her son encounters the new Kaitou KID by complete coincidence within the plot, Kaito's father was Yukiko's mentor. Also, though Shinichi encountering the Black Org was equally a complete coincidence, Yukiko's fellow student during that same mentorship was the Black Org assassin who targets Haibara during her introduction arc.
  • OOC 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.
  • Parental Neglect: When Shinichi was a young teen, she and her husband left Japan to jetset around the globe, leaving their son behind to take care of himself. They've continued this into the present, although the situation with Black Org seems to have begun to encourage more direct involvement in their son's life.
  • 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.
  • The 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.
  • Womanchild: Often acts very, very childishly despite being in her late thirties.

    Eri Kisaki 

Eri Kisaki

Voiced by: Gara Takashima (JP), Julie Mayfield (EN, Funimation) / Mari Devon note  (EN, TMS/Bang Zoom), 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.
  • Aw, 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.
  • 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...
  • Omnidisciplinary Lawyer: The series never clarify what is her specialization were. "Kisaki SOS" arc seems to indicate that her law firm is "Door Lawyers" type. She has shown to take cases from divorce to domestic abuse and murder.
  • The Maiden Name Debate: After separating from Kogoro, Eri began using her maiden name while doing work as a lawyer.note 
  • 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. Her hurt and anger at Kogoro also make her badmouthing Kogoro in front of Ran.
    • It's also implied that Eri is too focused on her career to be the primary caretaker for Ran given that Ran is living with Kogoro.
  • 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", owing to her track record as a defense lawyer. Recall 99% of all prosecutions in Japan are convicted, which means the best defense lawyers in real-life Japan would win once every several years.
  • 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.


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