Juzo Megure

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Juzo Megure

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Profile
Japanese name: 目暮 十三
(Megure Jūzō)
English name: Joseph Meguire
Age: Early/mid 40s
Gender: Male
Relatives: Midori Megure (wife)
Occupation: Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Inspector
Nicknames: Inspector
Inspector-dono (Kogoro)
Statistics
First appearance: Manga: File 1
Anime: Episode 1
Appearances: Chapters: 305
Episodes: 398
Movies: 21
OVAs: 3
Specials: 4
Chapters: 2
Episodes: 1
Openings: 34
Closings: 5
Keyhole number: Volume 4
Actors
Japanese voice: Chafurin
English voice: Mark Stoddard
Drama actor: Masahiko Nishimura (1st)
Masato Ibu (2nd)

Juzo Megure (目暮 十三 Megure Jūzō?) (also known as Joseph Meguire in the Funimation dub), commonly referred to as Inspector Megure, is a Police Inspector (Rank 6) in Division 1 of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department[1] in the manga and anime Detective Conan.

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[edit] Background

Shortly after Megure had come to the police force, he was involved in a case in which he would meet his future wife, Midori. As a result of the case, he has taken to wearing a hat in public in order to hide a scar which he gained and his own self-consciousness about how he came to his marriage.[2] Megure was also a good friend of star detective story novelist Yusaku Kudo, and would in the past consult him about one case or another. On many such occasions, Yusaku would take his son Shinichi with him, who would pick up his father's investigative skills and eventually become a detective in his own right.[3]

Megure is almost always there on the scene when a murder occurs, always interviewing the suspects, and acting as the commanding officer of the group of police he brings along with him, among them Wataru Takagi, Miwako Sato, Ninzaburo Shiratori, and Kazunobu Chiba. Megure and Kogoro Mouri were former co-officers in the district.[4]

[edit] Personality

Megure is a capable veteran officer who cares much for his underlings, but he is prone to occasional shouting fits whenever something does not go right or when his temper gets the better of him. He also has little patience for fools, but tends to be a bit too conservative, limiting his ability for flexible thinking.

After Shinichi solved their first mutual case for him, he has regularly consulted him in difficult cases and considered him a great help.[5] In stark contrast to this, he tends not to think much of Conan and the Detective Boys, usually thinking of them as a nuisance until they solve the ongoing case for him. Likewise, from their common police days, he has no high regard for Kogoro, and he thinks that he may actually be under some kind of jinx, since wherever Kogoro shows up, there is always some murder case nearby (a fact which actually conforms to Conan, which in later cases he seems to have realized).

In some anime originals, Megure has the habit of trying to tell the culprit about the morals of doing wrong, which he rarely does in the manga series.

[edit] Appellations

[edit] Plot overview

Megure appears in a majority of the episodes. He is always involved in questioning suspects, although his deductive powers are not as well-developed as Shinichi or Heiji.

[edit] Non-Canon Plot Overview

Megure appears in all the movies.

[edit] Relationships analysis

[edit] Family and Friends

[edit] Midori Megure

Midori is Megure's wife. During a case along time ago, she insisted on being a decoy for a serial killer. This is explained in Episode 217-218. Juzo jumped in front of the car to save her. While she was hit, he only hit his head. This is explained why he never takes off his hat, which is to hide the scar. She survived and later they were married.

[edit] Yusaku Kudo

Megure is on very friendly terms with Yusaku and respects his deductive powers, so much so that he sometimes looks to him for guidance on tough cases.

[edit] Shinichi Kudo

Shinichi Kudo is respected and seen as a helpful guide on cases by Megure. Their working relationship began with Shinichi's first solo case aboard an airplane. Shinichi's habit of helping the police likely comes from his father, Yusaku Kudo, whom Megure also respects. Megure often comments how cases would be much easier if "Kudo-kun" was still around. Conan often pretends that Shinichi tells him the truth to cases by phone so that Megure is more accepting of Conan's deductions.

[edit] Conan Edogawa

Megure waffles between treating Conan like a child and a detective.

Megure tends to treat Conan as a nuisance, and does not think much of him. Unlike Takagi and Sato, he does not notice as much as others the tips and hints Conan drops regularly.

[edit] Sonoko Suzuki

In episode 218, Juzo shielded Sonoko from a serial killer. The serial killer was going to kill Sonoko with a iron club until Juzo shielded her at last second. The killer was arrested and Juzo went to the hospital. Sonoko, Ran, Conan, Kogoro and the Superintendent went to visit him.

[edit] Kogoro Mouri

Kogoro Mouri and Megure used to work together in the past before Kogoro left the police force. Megure found Kogoro's work behavior and poor deductions irritating. Now that Kogoro has become the "Sleeping Kogoro", Megure's respect for him has increased somewhat. It is a running gag that Megure refers to Kogoro as a shinigami or a 'death-god', because of the sheer number of murder cases that Kogoro coincidentally has come by. Now whenever Kogoro and Megure work together, the inspector always impatiently awaits Kogoro's characteristic "Hynaaa~" sound and dance that marks the beginning of the sleeping detective's deduction.

[edit] Law Enforcement

[edit] Wataru Takagi

Megure and Takagi usually work together to work on murder cases.

[edit] Miwako Sato

Miwako and Juzo have been shown to have a father-daughter relationship, probably because Sato's father had died at a young age.

[edit] Kiyonaga Matsumoto

Superintendent Matsumoto is Megure's superior.

[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. Megure placed 24th in the poll with 17 votes out of the 5,883 that were cast.[16]

[edit] Name origin

Maigret was featured by Gosho Aoyama in the fifth volume.

"Juzo Megure" comes from Jules Maigret, a fictional Paris police detective created by the writer Georges Simenon. Maigret and Megure physically resemble one another as well, both are stocky and somewhat overweight. Megure's first name "Juzo" has also been used as a pun on thirteen, the Japanese numeral.

[edit] Different looks

Megure's "Before" Appearance (Episode 1)
Megure's "Middle" Appearance (Episode 449)
Megure's "After" Appearance (Episode 549)
Megure's Appearance in Magic Kaito 1412 (Episode 6)

[edit] Quotes

[edit] Trivia

  • Megure's scar has yet to be seen, because even when he was hospitalized, he either had his hat or had a bandage that wrapped the whole top of his head.
  • Megure does not know how to work with computers well. He doesn't know the most basic jargon nor the proper way to turn one on or off.[17]
  • His last name Megure (目暮) is written with the characters for 'eye' and 'to get dark'. His first name Jūzō (十三) literally means 'thirteen'.

[edit] In other languages

Language Given Name Family Name
Flag of Japan Japanese 十三 Jūzō 目暮 Megure
Flag of Arab League Arabic جوزو Jōzo ميگوري Migori
Flag of Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia Juzo Megure
Flag of Catalonia Catalan Juzo Megré
Flag of China Chinese 十三 Shisan 目暮 Mumu
Flag of US English Joseph Meguire
Flag of Finland Finnish Juzo Megure
Flag of France French Juzo Megure/Maigret[18]
Flag of Germany German Juzo Megure
Flag of Italy Italian Juzo Megure
Flag of North KoreaFlag of South Korea Korean 롬보/한석 Lom Bo/Han Seok 골 Gol[19]
Flag of Malaysia Malay Juzo Megure
Flag of Thailand Thai จูโซ Cūso เมงูเระ Me-ngū-rea
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Juzo Megure

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[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. ^ http://forums.dctp.ws/index.php?topic=6114.0
  2. ^ Manga Chapter 286: An Unexpected Motive
  3. ^ Manga Chapter 204: The Initial Call
  4. ^ Manga Chapters 570-573: Shinichi's Childhood Adventure
  5. ^ Manga Chapter 207: Hidden Within The Depth Of The Heart
  6. ^ Episode 690
  7. ^ Episode 558: The Interrogation Room
  8. ^ a b c Episode 18: A June Bride Murder Case
  9. ^ a b c Movie 13: The Raven Chaser
  10. ^ a b File 937
  11. ^ Detective Conan 80 + Super Digest Book - p119
  12. ^ Episode 397: Hot, Bitter, Sweet Soup
  13. ^ Episode 486: Beckoning Cat from Right to Left
  14. ^ File 948: The Clenched Scissors (Volume 89)
  15. ^ Episode 82
  16. ^ "『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. 
  17. ^ Manga Volume 37, File 7, :"Footsteps of Darkness 3"
  18. ^ In the Manga
  19. ^ His name changed in Movie 2, because of the issue with the number-name pairing.
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
Police
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Juzo MegureWataru TakagiMiwako SatoNinzaburo ShiratoriYumi MiyamotoKazunobu ChibaNaeko MiikeGinzo NakamoriShintaro ChakiInspector YuminagaKiyonaga MatsumotoHyoue KurodaInspector MomoseChosuke Takagi (Tottori) • Jinpei Matsuda (deceased) • Wataru Date (deceased) • Masayoshi Sato (deceased) • Officer TomeToshiro OdagiriDetective KobayashiDetective YokoyamaSuperintendent General HakubaScotch (deceased) • Manabu FujimakiDetective TakigawaDetective NakamuraDetective FukuiDetective KawanakaDetective SaitohDetective HoritaDetective TakanoDetective SogawaDetective OkumuraDetective SugitaDetective IdaDetective Hirota
Osaka Prefectural Police Heizo HattoriGinshiro ToyamaGoro Otaki
Nagano Prefectural Police Kansuke YamatoYui UeharaTaka'aki Morofushi (Komei)
Kyoto Prefectural Police Fumimaro AyanokojiDetective Kurumazaki
Other Prefectures Sango Yokomizo (Izu & Shizuoka) • Misao Yamamura (Gunma) • Jugo Yokomizo (Kanagawa) • Tsuyoshi Shikatsuno (Nara)
NPA Security Bureau Rei FuruyaYuya Kazami
Primary Tokyo MPD Cases Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story OneMPD TwoMPD ThreeMegure's Sealed SecretShinkansen Transport CaseMPD FourSerial BomberMPD FiveMPD SixJewelry RobberyMPD SevenFake WeddingMPD EightHammer ManThe Scar that Evokes the PastInspector Shiratori, Memories of the Cherry BlossomKobayashi-sensei's LoveA Video Letter of First LoveCo-Investigating with a First LoveThe Life-Threatening Broadcast of LoveThe Ex-Boyfriend Living Next to a Crime SceneMDP NineTaiko Meijin's Match of Love
Other Significant Police Cases The Osaka Double Mystery (Osaka) • Festival Dolls Dyed in the Setting Sun (Tokyo-Theft) • The Red Horse Among The Flames (Tokyo Arson) • Furinkazan (Nagano) • A Dangerous Party of Two & The Mansion of Death and the Red Wall (Nagano) • Heiji Hattori and the Vampire Mansion (Osaka) • The Scarlet Return (NPA) • The Darkness of the Prefectural Police (Nagano NPA) • A song named ASACA (PSB NPA) • Captured in Her Eyes (Tokyo) • Crossroad in the Ancient Capital (Kyoto) • The Raven Chaser (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Nagano, Kyoto, and Chiba)
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