Ayumi Yoshida

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Ayumi Yoshida

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Profile
Japanese name: 吉田 歩美
(Yoshida Ayumi)
English name: Amy Yeager (FUNimation dub and manga by Viz)
Age: 6-7[1]
Gender: Female
Height: Unknown[1]
Weight: 15kg[1] (33 lbs)
Date of birth: Unknown[1]
Occupation: Teitan Elementary School student
Detective Boys member
Statistics
First appearance: Manga: File 17
Anime: Episode 1
Appearances: Chapters: 314
Episodes: 317
Movies: 22
OVAs: 16
Specials: 3
Openings: 40
Closings: 10
Cases solved: 1 (Episode 259)
Keyhole number: Volume 6
Actors
Japanese voice: Yukiko Iwai
English voice: Monica Rial

Ayumi Yoshida (吉田 歩美 Yoshida Ayumi?), also known Amy Yeager in the English dub and manga, is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.

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[edit] Background

Ayumi

Ayumi Yoshida is a student in Teitan Elementary when Shinichi joins her class as Conan Edogawa. Ayumi befriends Conan and convinces him to join her, Genta, and Mitsuhiko in investigating an apparently haunted mansion. As it turns out, the haunting is a cover-up for an old homicide case, and due to Conan, the mystery is solved and the culprits are arrested.

Soon after, the accidental acquisition of a treasure map leads Ayumi, Genta, Mistuhiko and Conan on a hunt for a cache of stolen Italian gold coins, during which Conan saves them from getting killed by the mafia members who are also after the gold. His actions earn Ayumi's gratitude, which quickly develops into a serious crush.[2] Additionally, after the case is resolved, Ayumi joins Genta and Mitsuhiko in forming the nucleus of an amateur detective group, the Detective Boys. Ayumi is the sole female member of the Detective Boys until Ai Haibara joins their ranks.


[edit] Appearance

Ayumi has short hair, having some hair points sticking out on the side of her face. Furthermore, she has blue eyes and brown hair.

[edit] Personality

Ayumi is a primarily naive and innocent little girl who enjoys adventure. She demonstrates courage as time goes on and acts as the group's cheerful spirit. She has an open crush on Conan, which makes him uncomfortable, though Ayumi thinks that he has feelings for Haibara because he tries to protect her and she often sees them talking amongst themselves in private. Ayumi later becomes better friends with Haibara, and in the Japanese version, Haibara allows Ayumi permission to use the more informal term Ai-chan to address her.[3]

When on a case, Ayumi often makes simple observations that help lead to progress and resolution. For instance, she unlocked one of the codes from the Momotaro container the Detective Boys found in Kurashiki by deducing that it was most likely referring to one of the statues at the Oohara Art Museum: they had to walk 25 steps from the statue towards the direction it was facing.[4]

[edit] Plot overview

[edit] A Haunted Mansion Murder Case (Manga: 17-19; Anime: 20)

[edit] The Coded Map of the City Case (Manga: 36-39; Anime: 4)

[edit] Missing Corpse Murder Case (Manga: 56-58; Anime: 15)

[edit] Pro Soccer Player Blackmail Case (Manga: 68-70; Anime: 10)

[edit] Ayumi-chan Kidnapping Case (Manga: 81-83; Anime: 12)

Ayumi plays hide and seek with the Detective Boys. She hides in the trunk of a parked car, not knowing that the owners would drive off with her. While in the dark, she hears the driver and passenger saying criminal things and, feeling around in the dark, finds a bundles of cash and a severed head. Conan, Genta, and Mistuhiko chase after the car using Conan's skateboard. When they catch up and free Ayumi, they discover the "criminals" were really actors practicing their lines for a play and the "severed head" and "money" were only props made out of newspaper. To make up for the damage they caused, the reluctant Ayumi has to play the role of the dead girl in the play.

[edit] Diplomat Murder Case (Manga: 92-96; Anime: 48-49)

[edit] Library Murder Case (Manga: 97-98; Anime: 50)

[edit] TV Station Murder Case (Manga: 102-104; Anime: 31)

[edit] The Secret of the Moon, the Star, and the Sun (Manga: 111-113; Anime: 163-164)

[edit] Big Monster Gomera Murder Case (Manga: 128-130; Anime: 63)

[edit] The Kidnapping of a Popular Artist Case (Manga: 144-146; Anime: 81-82)

[edit] The Seven Mysteries of Teitan Elementary Case (Manga: 154-155; Anime: 112)

[edit] The Bank Robber's Hospitalization Case (Manga: 166; Anime: 91)

[edit] The Old Blue Castle Investigation Case (Manga: 200-203; Anime: 136-137)

[edit] Festival Dolls Dyed in the Setting Sun (Manga: 384-386; Anime: 312-313)

[edit] Find the Buttock's Mark (Manga: 435-437; Anime: 346-347)

[edit] Non-Canon Plot Overview

[edit] Appellations

[edit] Relationships analysis

[edit] Detective Boys

Ayumi gives Conan her first kiss.

[edit] Conan Edogawa

Ayumi has strong romantic feelings for Conan and sees him as a role model as well as an extremely reliable person she can look up to and may always count on.[10] Conan in turn is a bit unnerved by Ayumi's feelings, though he does respect her as a good friend.[11]

[edit] Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya and Genta Kojima

Ayumi gets along well with Mitsuhiko and Genta, but blissfully fails to realize that they both have a crush on her.[12] As a result, her open flirting with Conan leaves them frequently jealous or disappointed.[13][14]

[edit] Ai Haibara

Ayumi is the first to approach and try to befriend their new classmate, Haibara, by offering to walk her home and then inviting her along on a Detective Boys investigation. At first Haibara remains distant, but later recognizes the value of friendship and allows Ayumi (and only her) to call her "Ai-chan". In turn, Haibara considers Ayumi like a little sister and gets along with her much better than with her other teammates.


[edit] Family & Friends

[edit] Agasa Hiroshi

[edit] Character popularity

  • eBookJapan held a character popularity poll from April 12, 2011 to May 12, 2011 in which readers of Detective Conan (international included) could vote for their favorite character. Ayumi placed 11th in the poll with 55 votes out of the 5,883 that were cast.[15]
  • In honor of the release of the 800th manga chapter, Shonen Sunday held a popularity poll/contest containing 91 Detective Conan characters to choose from. Ayumi placed 15th overall with 95 votes.[16]

[edit] Name origin

Ayumi's name comes from mystery writer Ayumi Kitagawa (北川 歩実 Kitagawa Ayumi?).

[edit] Different looks

Ayumi's "Before" Appearance (Episode 1)
Ayumi's "Middle" Appearance (Episode 460)
Ayumi's "After" Appearance (Episode 631)

[edit] Quotes

But, I... don't want to run! If I keep running, I won't win! I definitely won't!

— Ayumi on why she wants to get closer to the suspects so she can identify the criminal.[17]

[edit] Trivia

  • "Ayumi" means beautiful step. "Yoshida" means joyful ricefield
  • Ayumi appears to be an only child living with her father and mother.
  • Ayumi has a pink cellphone and her background is of her playing with a sparkler.

[edit] Gallery

[edit] In other languages

Language Given Name Family Name
Flag of Japan Japanese 歩美 Ayumi 吉田 Yoshida
Flag of Arab League Arabic إيومي Iyōmi يوشيدا Yūshīda
Flag of Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia Ayumi Yoshida
Flag of Catalonia Catalan Ayumi Yoshida
Flag of China Chinese 步美 Bùmeǐ 吉田 Jítían
Flag of US English Amy Yeager/Yoshida[18]
Flag of France French Ayumi Yoshida
Flag of Finland Finnish Ayumi Yoshida
Flag of Germany German Ayumi Yoshida
Flag of Italy Italian Ayumi Yoshida
Flag of North KoreaFlag of South Korea Korean 아름 Ah Reum 한 Han
Flag of Malaysia Malay Ayumi Yoshida
Flag of Russia Russian Аюми Ёшида
Flag of Spain Spanish Ayumi Yoshida
Flag of US Spanish Latin America Jessica Unknown
Flag of Thailand Thai อายูมิ XĀ-yū-mi โยชิดะ Yo-chi-da
Flag of Republic of China Traditional Chinese 步美 Bùmeǐ 吉田 Jítían
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Ayumi Yoshida

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. ^ a b c d Conan Drill page 54
  2. ^ Manga Chapter 39: Code Sheet Case: The Shining Fish's True Form
  3. ^ Volume 39
  4. ^ Episode 377-378: Momotarou Mystery Solving Tour
  5. ^ Detective Conan episode 140
  6. ^ Detective Conan OVA 11
  7. ^ Dimensional Sniper
  8. ^ File 900 (Volume 85)
  9. ^ File 849: Taiko's Optimal Move (Volume 80)
  10. ^ Manga Chapter 039: The Shining Fish's True Form
  11. ^ Manga Chapter 081: A Dangerous Game of Hide-And-Seek
  12. ^ Manga Chapter 081: A Dangerous Game of Hide-And-Seek
  13. ^ Manga Chapter 437: Ai Haibara's Resolution
  14. ^ Manga Chapter 386: Stairs in the Setting Sun
  15. ^ "『名探偵コナン』 人気投票結". eBookJapan. 2011-05-12. http://www.ebookjapan.jp/ebj/special/conan/vote_kekka2.asp. Retrieved on 2011-05-15. 
  16. ^ "Shonen magazine detective conan official poll results published [magazine pic"]. eva. 2012-02-28. http://forum.dctp.ws/index.php?topic=8024.msg651566#msg651566. Retrieved on 2012-02-29. 
  17. ^ Volume 32, File 2, Page 17
  18. ^ Used in the Manga Series
Main Characters
Protagonists Shinichi KudoConan EdogawaRan MouriKogoro Mouri
Detective Boys Ayumi YoshidaMitsuhiko TsuburayaGenta KojimaAi Haibara
Family & Friends Hiroshi AgasaSonoko SuzukiEri KisakiYusaku KudoYukiko KudoHeiji HattoriKazuha ToyamaYoko OkinoSumiko KobayashiTomoaki AraideMakoto KyogokuShizuka HattoriJirokichi SuzukiEisuke HondouAzusa EnomotoSubaru OkiyaMasumi SeraShukichi HanedaSakurako YoneharaRumi Wakasa
Tokyo Metropolitan Police District Juzo MegureWataru TakagiMiwako SatoNinzaburo ShiratoriYumi MiyamotoKazunobu ChibaNaeko MiikeKiyonaga MatsumotoInspector YuminagaShintaro ChakiHyoue KurodaScotchOfficer Tome
Osaka Police District Heizo HattoriGinshiro ToyamaGoro Otaki
Nagano Police District Kansuke YamatoYui UeharaTaka'aki Morofushi
Other police districts Sango YokomizoMisao YamamuraJugo Yokomizo
NPA Security Bureau Rei Furuya (Bourbon)
FBI Shuichi AkaiJodie StarlingJames BlackAndre Camel
CIA Hidemi Hondou (Kir)Ethan Hondou
Black Organization The BossRumGinVodkaVermouthChiantiKornShiho MiyanoAkemi MiyanoElena MiyanoAtsushi MiyanoTequilaPiscoCalvadosRikumichi KusudaKi'ichiro Numabuchi
Magic Kaito Kaito KurobaKaitou KidAoko NakamoriGinzo NakamoriToichi KurobaChikage KurobaKonosuke JiiKeiko MomoiAkako KoizumiSaguru HakubaSnakeRose (OVA only) • Hakuba's HousekeeperSpider (TV special only)
Others "The Criminal"Hideo AkagiRyusuke HigoTakahiro SanadaFusae CampbellSoshi OkitaScar AkaiMary SeraKohji HanedaTsutomu AkaiMomiji OokaMuga IoriKanenori Wakita
Detective Boys
Members Conan EdogawaAi HaibaraAyumi YoshidaMitsuhiko TsuburayaGenta Kojima
Guardians Hiroshi AgasaSumiko Kobayashi
Gadgets Detective Boys BadgeWristwatch Flashlight