List of Case Closed characters

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Many of the main characters as they appear in the anime. The second row from left to right: Kazuha Toyama, Harley Hartwell, Serena Sebastian, Rachel Moore, Richard Moore, Eva Kadan, and Hershel Agasa. First row from left to right: George Kojima, Mitch Tsuburaya, Conan Edogawa, Anita Hailey, and Amy Yoshida.
The characters as they appear in the second episode of the live drama series.

The characters of Case Closed, known as Meitantei Conan (名探偵コナン?, lit. Great Detective Conan, officially translated as Detective Conan) in Japan, are created by Gosho Aoyama. The series takes place in modern day Japan and follows amateur detective Jimmy Kudo who solves cases in an episodic fashion.

The series begins when Jimmy Kudo is fed a deadly poison by Gin and Vodka which was designed to kill a person without leaving evidence. Instead, the poison turns him into a child and he adopts the alias Conan Edogawa in order to investigate the two men in black. Dr. Agasa places Jimmy in the care of his childhood friend Rachel Moore, and her father Richard Moore who runs a Detective agency. Throughout the series, Conan interacts and befriends many characters with the most notable being: The Tokyo Metropolitan Police, the local police in Conan's prefecture; The Junior Detective League, a group of children who solves mysteries for their clients; The FBI and Harley Hartwell, a high school detective in Osaka who knows of his true identity.

The manga became licensed by Viz Media while the animation was licensed by Funimation Entertainment. The two companies attempted to Americanize the character names with both companies using different names for the same characters on several occasions. The list follows the Viz transliteration names.

Protagonists[edit]

Jimmy Kudo[edit]

Main article: Jimmy Kudo

Jimmy Kudo, known as Shinichi Kudo (工藤 新一 Kudō Shin'ichi?) in Japan, is the protagonist of the series. Jimmy is a high school detective who solves difficult cases for the police.[ch. 1] During one of his investigations, he is attacked and forced to take an experimental poison by a member of the Black Organization. The drug was supposed to kill him, but due to a rare side-effect, he was inadvertently shrunk back to his childhood body.[ch. 1] In order to keep his true identity a secret, he now goes under the alias Conan Edogawa (江戸川 コナン Edogawa Konan?) and pretends to be a real child to throw off suspicion while he secretly solves many cases and looks for clues about the organization.[ch. 2] He is also in love with his childhood friend, Rachel Moore but can't reveal his feelings to her due to his current condition. His two Japanese voice actors are Kappei Yamaguchi for Jimmy and Minami Takayama for Conan.[1][2] He is voiced by Jerry Jewell for Jimmy and Alison Viktorin for Conan in the English localization.[3] In the first and second live drama he was portrayed by Shun Oguri in teenage form and Nao Fujisaki in child form.[4][5] In future dramas, he is portrayed by Junpei Mizobata.[6]

Rachel Moore[edit]

Rachel Moore, known as Ran Mori (毛利 蘭 Mōri Ran?) in Japan, is Jimmy Kudo's friend since elementary school. Both are in love with one another but neither have the courage to admit their feelings. She is friends with Serena Sebastian and Kazuha Toyama. She is a highly skilled martial artist with a black-belt in Karate and is trained by her father in Judo. She is currently the captain and ace of her Karate team as well as the regional champion. Despite her expert prowess, her resolve can be easily broken if she has to face anything related with the horror genre.[ch. 1] She is also very skilled in all forms of house chores, including sewing and cooking, and is lucky at games of chance, having never been known to lose. She spends most of her home life looking after Conan and her father. There are many times she suspected Conan Edogawa to be Jimmy and even came to the conclusion that Jimmy shrunk after taking an unknown drug but Jimmy always ends up fooling her so that she second guesses herself.[ch. 258] Her Japanese voice actress is Wakana Yamazaki and her English voice actress is Colleen Clinkenbeard.[2][3] In the 2006 and 2007 live-action drama, she was portrayed by Tomoka Kurokawa.[4] Shiori Kutsuna portrays the character in the 2011 drama series.[7] Her name, Ran Mori, originates from Maurice Leblanc.[vol. 4]

Richard Moore[edit]

Richard Moore, known as Kogoro Mori (毛利 小五郎 Mōri Kogorō?) in Japan, is Rachel's father. He was a former police officer but became a private detective. He was married to Eva Kadan, a successful lawyer and childhood friend, but they have been separated for over 10 years due their constant arguing.[ch. 107] He reveals that on many occasions he still loves her and had attempted to reconcile their relationship.[ch. 266] Despite his irresponsible ways, he cares deeply for his daughter and at times displays his sense of honor and strict ethics. He is extremely skilled in Judo and an expert marksman.[ch. 83] His Japanese voice actor was Akira Kamiya but was replaced with Rikiya Koyama in 2009.[8][9] His English voice actor is R Bruce Elliott.[3] He was portrayed by Takanori Jinnai in the live drama.[4]

Antagonist[edit]

Black Organization[edit]

Jimmy Kudo with the currently known members of the Black Organization sans Bourbon.

The primary antagonists of the series is the syndicate called Black Organization (黒の組織 Kuro no Soshiki?). The Organization has been known for its involvement in several felonies which range from blackmail to assassinations.[ch. 16][ch. 500] Conan's main objective is to bring them down, knowing that he can't return to his life as Jimmy unless doing so, for the sake of protecting his family and friends. The members of the organization are given code names based on alcoholic beverages. So far the leader of the Black Organization is unseen and unheard of and is known only through text messages, but according to Aoyama, he or she is among the many characters that already appeared in the series. Their boss's phone number follows the tune of the children song Nanatsu no Ko (七つの子?, lit. Seven children); the number is #969#6261.[vol. 475]

Gin[edit]

Gin (ジン Jin?), merciless killer and was the one who fed the APTX 4869 poison to Jimmy Kudo.[ch. 1] He is always seen driving his Porsche 356A. Despite his aggressive demeanor, he has repeatedly shown to be a highly cunning and intuitive man, seeing through any deception perpetrated against him. His Japanese voice actor is Yukitoshi Hori and his English voice actor is Troy Baker.[3][10] He was portrayed by Sasaki Kuranosuke in the live drama.[5]

Vodka[edit]

Vodka (ウォッカ Wokka?) is a member of the Black Organization and is usually seen alongside Gin. Unlike Gin, Vodka is slow-witted and easy to trick. His Japanese voice actor is Fumihiko Tachiki and his English voice actor is Kyle Hebert.[3][10] He was portrayed by Taro Okada in the live drama.[5]

Vermouth[edit]

Vermouth (ベルモット Berumotto?), dubbed as Rotten Apple (ラットゥンアップル Rattun Appuru?) by the FBI, is a mysterious member of the Black Organization. Her appearance remains the same even after many years suggesting she has found a way to sustain her youth.[ch. 433] Her true identity is Sharon Vineyard (シャロン・ヴィンヤード Sharon Vinyādo?), a famous American actress who mastered the skill of disguise alongside her friend Vivian Kudo.[ch. 350] Her cold-blooded part of her personality does not hesitate to carry out the Black Organization orders in the forms of murders and so forth without remorse. She knows Conan Edogawa's true identity as Jimmy Kudo and Anita Hailey as Sherry but keeps it a secret from the Black Organization since Jimmy saved her life in the past.[ch. 434] Her Japanese voice actress is Mami Koyama.[11]

Chianti and Korn[edit]

Chianti (キャンティ Kyanti?) and Korn (コルン Korun?) are the snipers of the Black Organization. Chianti is a goth-like member with a blood thirsty personality.[ch. 500] Her Japanese voice actress is Kikuko Inoue.[12] Meanwhile, Korn is an elderly man with an emotionless face who enjoys sniping his victims.[ch. 500] His Japanese voice actor is Hiroyuki Kinoshita.[12]

Bourbon[edit]

Toru Amuro (安室 透 Amuro Tōru?), code named Bourbon (バーボン Bābon?), is a member of the Black Organization and is a talented detective. Amuro feigns interest in being Richard's student in order to gather information on Shiho Miyano. After Shiho fakes her death, he begins to suspect Conan of being the one behind Richard's deductions. His voice actor is Toru Furuya.

Other Black Organization members[edit]

Akemi Miyano (宮野 明美 Miyano Akemi?) was a low ranking member of the Black Organization under the alias Masami Hirota. She is Shiho Miyano's elder sister and also Shuichi Akai's lover.[ch. 181] She stole one billion yen to use as a bargaining chip to free her little sister from the Black Organization but was killed by Gin.[ch. 16] Her Japanese voice actress was Sakiko Tamagawa.[13]

Tequila (テキーラ Tekiira?) is a large intimidating member of the Black Organization who muscles people into making deals with his syndicate.[ch. 114] He is killed by a briefcase bomb which was meant for another person.[ch. 115] His Japanese voice actor was Kōsei Hirota and his English voice actor was Andrew Chandler.[14][15]

Pisco (ピスコ Pisuko?), is an elderly man named Kenzo Masuyama (枡山 憲三 Masuyama Kenzō?) and is an assassin for the Black Organization.[ch. 242] Gin killed him for breaking the Organization's code of secrecy after being caught on camera as he committed a murder. He killed him by shooting him and burnt his body in a fire.[ch. 242] His Japanese voice actor was Yasuo Maramatsu.[16]

Recurring characters[edit]

Junior Detective League[edit]

The Junior Detective League, known as Detective Boys (少年探偵団 Shōnen Tantei-dan?) in Japan, are a group of children consisting of Conan Edogawa, Amy Yoshida, Mitch Tsuburaya, George Kojima, and Anita Hailey. Dr. Agasa often chaperones the kids and assists them when a case needs to be solved. As a symbol of the group, each member has a badge used as a walkie-talkie and a tracer.[ch. 56]

Amy Yoshida[edit]

Amy Yoshida, known as Ayumi Yoshida (吉田 歩美 Yoshida Ayumi?) in Japan and dubbed by Funimation Entertainment as Amy Yeager, is Conan Edogawa's friend and classmate.[ch. 17] Amy was the sole female member of the Junior Detective League until they got Anita Hailey to join. She has a crush on Conan, which makes him uncomfortable.[ch. 39] She is a naive and innocent little girl who shows courage from time to time and acts as the team's cheerful spirit. Amy later becomes better friends with Haibara, and in the Japanese version, Haibara allows Amy to be on a first name basis with her and calling her "Ai-chan".[ch. 400] Her Japanese voice actress is Yukiko Iwai and her English voice actress is Monica Rial.[2][3]

Mitch Tsuburaya[edit]

Mitch Tsuburaya, known as Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya (円谷 光彦 Tsuburaya Mitsuhiko?) in Japan and dubbed by Funimation Entertainment as Mitch Tennyson, is a friend of Amy Yoshida and George Kojima who enjoys reading science books and takes a scientific approach to problem solving.[ch. 17] He seems to be infatuated with both Amy and Anita Hailey.[ch. 39] He is a smart and well-read first-grader who believes that technology can solve most problems. It was shown that his parents are both teachers, and he has an older sister named Asami Tsuburaya who is two years his senior. His Japanese voice actress are Ikue Ohtani (mainly) and Ai Orikasa (episodes 425-436 and Case Closed: The Private Eyes' Requiem), while his English voice actor is Cynthia Cranz.[2][3]

George Kojima[edit]

George, also known as Genta Kojima (小嶋 元太 Kojima Genta?) in Japan and dubbed by Funimation Entertainment as George Kaminski, is the overweight, self-proclaimed leader of the Junior Detective League. He loves food and can eat more than all the other Junior Detective League members combined. His favorite food is eel rice. Even though he can be intimidating, he is actually very kind. He is a friend of Amy Yoshida and Mitch Tsuburaya, and has been shown to admire his father, who owns a liquor store. Both he and Mitch have a crush on Amy, and they both envy Conan Edogawa since she likes him. His Japanese voice actor is Wataru Takagi and his English voice actor was Dameon Clarke for the first 4 seasons and Mike McFarland taking over the role beginning with the fifth season.[2][3]

Shiho Miyano[edit]

Shiho Miyano (宮野 志保 Miyano Shiho?) was a former member of the Black Organization under the code name Sherry (シェリー?).[ch. 178] A gifted chemist at a young age, she was the inventor of APTX 4869, the poison that shrank Jimmy Kudo. Shiho betrays the organization after Gin killed her sister, Akemi Miyano.[ch. 179] Shiho took the drug in a suicide attempt, but rather than dying, she, like Jimmy, became small. She is taken in by Dr. Agasa and is given the alias Anita Hailey, Ai Haibara (灰原 哀 Haibara Ai?) in the original Japanese version and Vi Graythorn as dubbed by Funimation Entertainment.[ch. 179] She shows affection towards Jimmy, but she denies having such feelings.[ch. 191][ch. 201] Despite being constantly in the company of the Junior Detective League and Rachel Moore, she was very reserved and only opened up a little more to Rachel and Amy after some time; she is on a first name basis with Amy who calls her "Ai-chan".[ch. 400] She often helps Conan solve cases and find information on the Black Organization to help bring them down in addition to working on the cure to their condition. Her Japanese voice actress is Megumi Hayashibara and her English voice actress is Brina Palencia.[2][17] In the live drama, her teenage form was portrayed by Yuu Kashii and her child form by Shibota Kyoka.[5]

Police[edit]

Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department[edit]

The characters of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. From the bottom going up, left to right, is Yumi Miyamoto, Chiba, Ninzaburo Santos, Miwako Sato, Wataru Takagi, and Inspector Joseph Meguire.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police is the Law enforcement agency of the Tokyo prefecture. The Tokyo Metropolitan police are coordinated by Inspector Joseph Meguire. The other four predominant characters of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police are three subordinates, Miwako Sato, Wataru Takagi, Ninzaburo Santos, and Joseph's superior, Kiyonaga McLaughlin.

Inspector Joseph Meguire[edit]

Inspector Joseph Meguire, known in Japan as Inspector Juzo Megure (目暮十三警部 Megure Jūzō-keibu?), is a veteran police officer who has been working with Jimmy Kudo, Booker Kudo and Richard Moore.[ch. 1] He always wears his hat to hide an old scar which reminds him of a special case from twenty years ago, during his early police days which involved his wife Midori Megure (目暮 みどり Megure Midori?).[ch. 286] His Japanese voice actor is Chafurin and English voice actor is Mark Stoddard.[1][3] He was portrayed by Masahiko Nishimura in the first live drama,[4] whom later got replaced by Ibu Masato in the second and third live drama.

Miwako Sato[edit]

Miwako Sato (佐藤 美和子 Satō Miwako?), Simone Miwako as dubbed by Funimation Entertainment, is a tough, highly attractive, energetic, and a dedicated young female officer who works with Inspector Joseph Meguire.[ch. 208] Sato is hugely popular with the male members of the police department, but to their chagrin she, albeit hesitantly, begins to develop feelings for her colleague Wataru Takagi.[ch. 330][ch. 404] Her Japanese voice actress is Atsuko Yuya and her English voice actress is Kate Oxley.[17][18]

Wataru Takagi[edit]

Wataru Takagi (高木 渉 Takagi Wataru?), Harry Wilder as dubbed by Funimation Entertainment, is an officer who works with Meguire and has feelings for his fellow officer Miwako Sato.[ch. 171] Though he has an appearance of ineffectual nervousness, he is quick to assess a situation and take immediate and decisive action when necessary. He seems to be able to survive all kinds of attacks by pure luck. His Japanese voice actor is Wataru Takagi and his English voice actor is Doug Burks.[17][18]

Nicholas Santos[edit]

Nicholas Santos, known in Japan as Ninzaburo Shiratori (白鳥 任三郎 Shiratori Ninzaburō?), is another officer who works with Inspector Joseph Meguire and has unrequited feelings towards Miwako Sato.[ch. 209] He reveals the feelings originated from a young girl in his childhood who had a strong sense of justice and resemblted Sato physically.[ch. 687] After meeting Conan Edogawa's elementary school teacher, Sumiko Kobayashi, Ninzaburo realizes she was the girl from his past and develops a relationship with her.[ch. 689] He is known to have good knowledge on wine and architecture. His Japanese voice actor was Kaneto Shiozawa and is now Kazuhiko Inoue. His English voice actor is Eric Vale.[19]

Other police officers[edit]

Kiyonaga McLaughlin, known in Japan as Kiyonaga Matsumoto (松本 清長 Matsumoto Kiyonaga?), is the superior officer of Inspector Joseph Meguire and his underlings.[ch. 78] His brutish appearance and the scar running down his left eye easily hide the fact that he is a caring, if somewhat stern, father figure. He is widowed and has a single daughter, named Catherine McLaughlin.[ch. 78] He received the scar on his face during a confrontation with a serial killer fifteen years prior to the series.[ch. 667] His Japanese voice actor is Seizō Katō and his English voice actor is Bob Carter.[20][21]

Chiba (千葉?) is a light hearted officer and a fan of tokusatsu shows who mostly makes cameo appearances as an officer in the background. He had a crush on a girl named Naeko Miike (三池苗子 Miike Naeko?) when he was young and whom shared a mutual affection. Unbeknownst to him, Naeko Miike recently transferred to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. His Japanese voice actor is Isshin Chiba and his English voice actor is Chris Cason.

Yumi Miyamoto (宮本 由美 Miyamoto Yumi?) is a young female police officer belonging to the traffic department. She is friends with Miwako Sato and mischievously helped Sato push her relationship forward with Wataru Takagi. Her Japanese voice actress is Yu Sugimoto.

Police of other prefectures[edit]

Throughout the series when Conan is outside the Tokyo prefecture, other officers are called to the scene to arrest the culprit. The most prominent officer is a young police officer from the Gunma Prefecture, Misao Yamamura (山村 ミサオ Yamamura Misao?), Detective Magnum as dubbed by Funimation Entertainment.[ch. 136] He is naive, clumsy, and child-headed at his job and often tries to film the deduction shows of the sleeping Richard Moore on film but usually fails to do so. Since Conan Edogawa has tranquilized him to reveal murderers so often, Yamamura was promoted to police inspector. His Japanese voice actor is Toshio Furukawa and his English voice actor is Kent Williams.[22][23]

Two prominent officers from the Nagano Prefecture are Kansuke Yamato (大和 敢助 Yamato Kansuke?) and Yui Uehara (上原 由衣 Uehara Yui?) who were childhood friends.[ch. 616] Kansuke is a serious officer who is overly assertive when interrogating suspects. He has a pair of criss-crossed scars over his blinded left eye and a permanently injured left leg due to an avalanche accident which he sustained from chasing a criminal.[ch. 617] His name is based on the strategist Yamamoto Kansuke.[ch. 682] His Japanese voice actor is Yuji Takada.[24] Yui is the opposite of Kansuke and is professional and considerate to others. When Kansuke was presumed dead Yui resigned and took it upon herself to marry into the Torada (虎田?) family to investigate the death of another well-loved colleague.[ch. 618] Her Japanese voice actress is Ami Koshimizu.[24]

FBI[edit]

The FBI agents from left to right are Jodie Starling, James Black, and Shuichi Akai.

The fictional Federal Bureau of Investigation in the series Case Closed consist of many agents led by James Black (ジェイムズ・ブラック Jeimuzu Burakku?) who is voiced by Iemasa Kayumi.[ch. 435][25] They are investigating Sharon Vineyard and have followed her to Japan where they discovered the existence of the Black Organization.[ch. 435]

Jodie Starling[edit]

Jodie Starling (ジョディ・スターリング Jodi Sutaaringu?) was introduced as Rachel Moore's English teacher under the name of Jodie Santemillion (ジョディ・サンテミリオン Jodi Santemirion?).[ch. 270] She is later revealed to be an FBI agent with a personal vendetta against Vermouth who murdered her father.[ch. 433] She knows of Conan Edogawa's detective skills and often has him help the FBI to battle the Black Organization. Her Japanese voice actress is Miyuki Ichijou.[26]

Shuichi Akai[edit]

Shuichi Akai (赤井 秀一 Akai Shūichi?) was first introduced as a mysterious man spying on Conan Edogawa.[ch. 289] He is later revealed to be an FBI agent and Jodie Starling's partner.[ch. 434] In the past, he was a spy within the Black Organization and was given the codename Rye (ライ?) until his identity as an FBI agent was accidentally revealed by Andre Camel.[ch. 599] Akai holds a personal vendetta on the organization for murdering his love interest Akemi Miyano.[ch. 599] Due to his cunning mind and impressive skills, the Black Organization considered him their greatest threat.[ch. 607] He is seemingly killed by the Black Organization after being shot and having his truck explode.[ch. 609] Recently, a mysterious man who physically resembles Akai has garnered the interest of the FBI and Black Organization.[ch. 700] Gosho chose the character's surname name from Char Aznable, a fictional character from the Mobile Suit Gundam series, who is nicknamed The Red Comet (赤い彗星のシャア Akai Suisei no Shā?).[27] As for the personal name, Gosho took the given name of Char's voice actor, Shūichi Ikeda. When Akai was set to appear in the anime, Gosho requested Shūichi Ikeda to be the voice actor.[27][28]

Andre Camel[edit]

Andre Camel (アンドレ・キャメル Andore Kyameru?) Brutish-looking FBI agent.[ch. 600] In the past, he accidentally exposed Shuichi Akai's identity as an FBI agent to the Black Organization and impeded his mission as a spy.[ch. 607] He felt his mistake caused Akai's love interest to be killed by the Black Organization and has thus felt indebted to Akai ever since.[ch. 607] His Japanese voice actor is Kiyoyuki Yanada.[29]

CIA[edit]

The fictional Central Intelligence Agency in the series Case Closed sent Ethan Hondo and his daughter Hidemi Hondo to investigate the Black Organization.[ch. 604] Hidemi adopts the alias Rena Mizunashi and joins the Black Organization to spy from within. Due to circumstances, Ethan is forced to sacrifice his life to save Hidemi's. Years after, Eisuke Hondo searches for Rena Mizunashi to avenge his family only to realize her true identity as his sister.[ch. 604]

Ethan Hondo[edit]

Ethan Hondo (イーサン・本堂 Īsan Hondō?) is a hard-boiled CIA agent and is Hidemi Hondo and Eisuke Hondo's father.[ch. 594] He was originally suspected to be a member of the Black Organization but in actuality was spying on them from the inside.[ch. 595] When he and his daughter put a plan in motion to place a new CIA agent within the organization, Ethan noticed that the syndicate had bugged Hidemi's clothes. To protect his daughter, Ethan was forced to injure Hidemi and kill himself - making it look like he had interrogated her and she had killed him.[ch. 604] His Japanese voice actor was Rikiya Koyama.[30]

Eisuke Hondo[edit]

Eisuke Hondo (本堂 瑛祐 Hondō Eisuke?) is Rachel Moore's very clumsy new classmate.[ch. 508] He was suspected to be part of the Black Organization due to his resemblance to Rena Mizunashi and strange behavior.[ch. 550] It is later revealed that Eisuke believed that Rena murdered his sister and father when in actuality, Rena was his sister under an alias.[ch. 604] Eisuke, after learning of his father and sister's career as CIA agents, moves to America to pursue a career as a CIA agent. He also figures out that Conan is actually Jimmy Kudo.[ch. 621] His Japanese voice actress is Junko Noda.[31]

Hidemi Hondo[edit]

Hidemi Hondo (本堂 瑛海 Hondō Hidemi?), originally introduced as a newscaster named Rena Mizunashi (水無 怜奈 Mizunashi Rena?), is Eisuke Hondo's sister.[ch. 499][ch. 604] Hidemi Hondo served under the Black Organization as a member with the codename Kir (キール Kiiru?).[ch. 500] It is ultimately revealed that she is an undercover CIA agent, working as a double agent within the Black Organization, trying to bring them down.[ch. 604] The FBI manage to place Hidemi back into the Black Organization so she could continue to spy on them. To prove her loyalty, Hidemi was ordered to kill Shuichi Akai.[ch. 609] Though under heavy surveillance, she reports information to Jodie Starling.[ch. 622] Her Japanese voice actress is Kotono Mitsuishi.[12]

Other[edit]

Hershel Agasa[edit]

Hershel Agasa, known in Japan as Hiroshi Agasa (阿笠 博士 Agasa Hiroshi?), is an absent-minded professor who invents several devices to help Jimmy.[ch. 6] He is one of the few characters in the story who knows of Jimmy Kudo's predicament and helps hide his identity as Conan Edogawa. He often takes care of the Junior Detective League and takes them on trips in his old VW Beetle.[ch. 111] After finding Shiho Miyano on the streets, he takes her into his care and gives her the alias Anita Hailey to hide her from the Black Organization.[ch. 179] His Japanese voice actor is Kenichi Ogata and his English voice actor is Bill Flynn.[2][3]

Serena Sebastian[edit]

Serena Sebastian, known in Japan as Sonoko Suzuki (鈴木 園子 Suzuki Sonoko?), is Rachel Moore's best friend.[ch. 40] Serena comes from a wealthy family with a high social status, although she does not flaunt this, preferring to be a typical, social girl, who chases after and flirts with attractive boys. When Richard is unavailable, she is usually the person Conan knocks out and impersonates to solve cases instead, to which this goes to her head sometimes and thinks she is a detective.[ch. 44] Her Japanese voice actress is Naoko Matsui and her English voice actress is Laura Bailey.[32][33] She was portrayed by Mayuko Iwasa in the first and second live drama,[4] whom later got replaced by Sayaka Akimoto in the third live drama. Her current boyfriend is Makoto Kyogoku (京極 真 Kyōgoku Makoto?), a promising martial artist who tends to fight only strong opponents and whom she maintains a long distance relationship with. His voice actor is Nobuyuki Hiyama.

Booker Kudo[edit]

Booker, known in Japan as Yusaku Kudo (工藤 優作 Kudō Yūsaku?), is Jimmy Kudo's father and husband to Vivian Kudo.[ch. 49] He is a famous author of detective stories, and he created the popular character, "Night Baron."[ch. 51] He is extremely intelligent, and often had helped the police many times in the past solve cases that no one else were able to solve. His deduction skills are even superior to Jimmy's.[ch. 138] He was the one who created the name Kaito Kid from Phantom Thief 1412.[ch. 573] It was even hinted that he may have known Toichi Kuroba was the Kaito Kid he was facing.` His Japanese voice actor is Hideyuki Tanaka and his English voice actor was Randy Tallman. Booker was later voiced by John Swasey in The Phantom of Baker Street.[34][35]

Vivian Kudo[edit]

Vivian, known in Japan as Yukiko Kudo (工藤 有希子 Kudō Yukiko?), is Jimmy Kudo's mother and wife of Booker Kudo.[ch. 49] Her last name is Fujimine (藤峰). She was a former actress who was trained in the art of disguise by Toichi Kuroba but gave up her career at age twenty to marry Booker.[ch. 49][ch. 573] She occasionally shows up in Japan to see her son. Because of her reputation as the wife of a famous mystery author and for involving herself in some criminal cases which she occasionally helps to solve, she has been given the nickname, "The Night Baroness" after the main character that her husband created for his mystery novels.[ch. 351] Her Japanese voice actress is Sumi Shimamoto and her English voice actress is Laurie Steele.[34][35]

Harley Hartwell[edit]

Harley Hartwell, known in Japan as Heiji Hattori (服部 平次 Hattori Heiji?), is Jimmy Kudo's rival detective from Osaka and his father, Martin Hartwell, known in Japan as Heizo Hattori (服部 平蔵 Hattori Heizō?), is the chief commissioner of the Osaka police department.[ch. 92][ch. 150] He later becomes friends with Conan Edogawa after he discovers his true identity as Jimmy. He often accidentally calls Conan, Kudo in front of Rachael, confusing her.[ch. 122] He has a relationship with Kazuha Toyama, his childhood friend and would-be love interest.[ch. 185] Harley is also a master kendo fighter.[ch. 314] His Japanese voice actor is Ryo Horikawa and his English voice actor is Kevin M. Connolly.[36][37] He is portrayed in the live dramas by Tori Matsuzaka.[38]

Kazuha Toyama[edit]

Kazuha Toyama (遠山 和葉 Tōyama Kazuha?), Kirsten Thomas as dubbed by Funimation Entertainment, is Harley Hartwell's childhood friend and a daughter of a commissioner who is positioned high in the Osaka police department.[ch. 185] Harley and Kazuha's fathers are close friends. Her relationship with Harley closely mirrors Rachel Moore's with Jimmy Kudo; she is too shy to admit that they feel more than friendship for their respective partner.[ch. 185] She and Harley share a pouch with a broken handcuff link which is their good luck charm.[ch. 186] She is also a skilled 2nd-degree blackbelt in Aikido.[ch. 188] Her Japanese voice actress is Yūko Miyamura and her English voice actress is Gwendolyn Lau.[39][40] She is portrayed by Rei Okamoto in the live drama.[38]

Eva Kadan[edit]

Eva Kadan, known in Japan as Eri Kisaki (妃 英里 Kisaki Eri?), is Rachel Moore's lawyer mother who has been separated from Richard Moore for the last ten years.[ch. 107] She is known as "Queen" in the legal world. She still wears her wedding ring and still cares for him and is not above testing his love for her.[ch. 107] She is also highly skilled in Judo, being taught by Richard, but bad at cooking skills (which is the reason she and Richard got separated) and has a Russian Blue kitten named Goro that was based on Richard's name, Kogoro.[ch. 529] Her Japanese voice actress was Gara Takashima and her English voice actress is Julie Mayfield.[41][42]

Kaito Kid[edit]

Main article: Kaito Kuroba

Originally the protagonist of Gosho Aoyoma's Magic Kaito series, Kaito Kid (怪盗キッド Kaitō Kiddo?) is a gentleman thief who employs the use of magic tricks to steal jewelry in his heists.[ch. 157] He is a master of disguise and often escapes from the police through the use of his hang glider. He appears in Case Closed to perform daring thefts while a large audience watches.[ch. 453][ch. 631] His true identity is Kaito Kuroba (黒羽 快斗 Kuroba Kaito?).[43] His striking resemblance to Jimmy Kudo allows him to impersonate Jimmy without the use of a mask.[44] His Japanese voice actor is Kappei Yamaguchi and his English voice actor is Jerry Jewell.[40][45]

Sumiko Kobayashi[edit]

Sumiko Kobayashi (小林 澄子 Kobayashi Sumiko?), Liz Faulkner as dubbed by Funimation Entertainment, is the Junior Detective League's class teacher.[ch. 154] Actually a kind person, in her initial period at Teitan Elementary she was harsh and strict to her students, which was in fact prompted by a previous bad experience and her innate stage fright.[ch. 155] With the help of Conan and the detective boys she has warmed considerably, and after having seen the Junior Detective League in action she has even appointed herself as their manager.[ch. 517] When she wears contacts, she looks like officer Sato.[ch. 515] It's revealed later that she had a past childhood encounter with Ninzaburo Santos and develops a relationship with him.[ch. 689] Her Japanese voice actress is Yuko Kato and her English voice actress is Stephanie Young.[46][47]

Jirokichi Sebastian[edit]

Jirokichi Sebastian, known in Japan as Jirokichi Suzuki (鈴木 次郎吉 Suzuki Jirokichi?) is a glory hounding seventy-two year old man and Serena Sebastian's uncle.[ch. 453] Despite his age, he is very fit and is an active industrial advisor for the Suzuki company. Ever since the Kaito Kid stole his place on the paper's front page, he had been obsessed with catching Kid in order to raise his fame, only to be outdone by Conan Edogawa every time instead.[ch. 631] He loves to ride his customized accelerated motorcycle with his dog Lupin.[ch. 453] His great wealth allows him to buy top notch security and several ways of lock down to surround Kid, but so far none of his plans have worked. His Japanese voice actor is Ichirō Nagai.[48]

Subaru Okiya[edit]

Subaru Okiya (沖矢 昴 Okiya Subaru?) was introduced as a nameless suspect of burning down an apartment.[ch. 622] His appearance is that of a young blond haired man with glasses. He is currently staying in Jimmy Kudo's house with Conan's permission after his apartment burned down.[ch. 624] He states he is a graduate student concentrating on engineering and is revealed to have high deduction skills.[ch. 640] His Japanese voice actor is Ryotaro Okiayu.[49]

Masumi Sera[edit]

Masumi Sera (世良 真純 Sera Masumi?) is a female teenage detective who has taken an interest in Conan's affairs. It is revealed that she is the sister of Shuichi Akai.[ch. 821] She is voiced by Noriko Hidaka.[50]

Other characters[edit]

Reiko Kujo

Reiko Kujo (九条 玲子 Kujō Reiko?) is a recurring character appearing only in the anime Case Closed.[51] She is a public prosecutor, nicknamed "Madonna of the Courtroom" and is Eva Kadan's rival. Her Japanese voice actress is Rica Matsumoto.[51]

Tomoaki Araide

Tomoaki Araide (新出 智明 Araide Tomoaki?) is a young doctor and the son of Richard Moore's physician.[ch. 234] He was once the basketball coach on Rachel's school and, upon their first encounter, thought to be a rival for Jimmy affections for Rachel.[ch. 234] He has reappeared in Conan's vicinity on several occasions - seemingly at least; his identity was used by Vermouth in order to track down Shiho Miyano.[ch. 432] He was almost murdered by her to facilitate the cover, but the FBI had temporarily moved him to safety in America.[ch. 457] His Japanese voice actor is Hideyuki Hori.[52]

Yoko Okino

Yoko Okino (沖野 ヨーコ Okino Yōko?) is a young pop star idol who is a regular focus of worship by Richard Moore.[ch. 6] She has a number of cameos throughout the series, mostly as a prominent guest at some social gatherings which turn into criminal cases.[ch. 322] Her Japanese voice actress is Miki Nagasawa and her English voice actress is Elise Baughman.[53][54]

Reception[edit]

The name changes done by Funimation Entertainment and Viz Media were highly criticized. Carlo Santos of Anime News Network criticized how they attempted to Americanize the main characters' names yet the secondary characters were able to keep their Japanese names.[55] Eduardo M. Chavez of Mania.com and Jeffrey Harris of IGN agreed that the name changes were pointless.[56][57]

Due to the popularity of the series, the characters from the series were used in a pamphlet to introduce the 34th G8 summit and were used to promote general crime fighting.[58][59] The characters were also featured on commemorative stamps.[60] Statues of Jimmy Kudo, Conan Edogawa, and Rachel Moore are found at Hokuei, Tottori.[61][62][63] Several figurines were produced based on the likeness of the characters in the Case Closed series.[64] Many characters were also featured on trading cards from the Case Closed collectible card game.[65]

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