List of minor recurring manga characters

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This is a list of recurring minor characters in Detective Conan who have multiple appearances in the manga and manga-adapted anime episodes. Most played a role in previous cases, either as former suspects, clients, or victims. This list excludes main characters, main law enforcement, the Black Organization, and mystery people related to the arc (e.g. Eisuke or Araide). Characters who are anime-only or whose recurrent appearance(s) occur in anime original episodes are listed here.


[edit] Family members

Picture Name Appearances Role & background
Ayako Suzuki 60px.jpg Ayako Suzuki Ayako Suzuki Appearances Ayako Suzuki (鈴木 綾子 Suzuki Ayako?) is Sonoko's older sister and a graduate student interested in film. She was in a film club while an undergraduate, holding the role of Head of Makeup and Costumes, and hosted the club reunion. She is engaged to Yuzo Tomizawa. In contrast to her sister, Ayako is much more polite, kind, and lacks the somewhat snobbish and shallow attitude Sonoko often displays. She acts relatively happy and always appears as if she has her eyes closed, which is a common stylistic design in anime and manga. According to Sonoko, Ayako is not a summer person, and dislikes being out in the sun, but she went to the family's summer villa for the chance to see her fiance. She is the keyhole character for Volume 13. Ayako is voiced by Sumiko Motoi in her first appearance and Chiharu Suzuka from her second appearance onwards. In the Funimation Dub, she is Angie Sebastian and is voiced by Cynthia Cranz.
Yuzo Tomizawa 60px.jpg Yuzo Tomizawa Yuzo Tomizawa Appearances Yuzo Tomizawa (富沢 雄三 Tomizawa Yūzō?) is 28 years old, the youngest of triplets and the fiancé of Ayako Suzuki. His father is the head of Tomizawa Zaibatsu. In the Funimation Dub, he is Tod Appenheimer and is voiced by Sonny Strait.
Tomoko Suzuki 60px.jpg Tomoko Suzuki Tomoko Suzuki Appearances Tomoko Suzuki (鈴木 朋子 Suzuki Tomoko?), age 43, is Sonoko Suzuki's mother. She is the keyhole character for Volume 82. Tomoko is voiced by Miru Hitotsuyanagi. In the Funimation Dub, she is Selma Sebastian and is voiced by Amy Rosenthal.
Shiro Suzuki 60px.jpg Shiro Suzuki Shiro Suzuki Appearances Shiro Suzuki (鈴木 史郎 Suzuki Shirō?), age 51, is Sonoko Suzuki's father and the chairman of the Suzuki Financial Group. Shiro is voiced by Fumio Matsuoka.
Asami Tsuburaya 60px.jpg Asami Tsuburaya Asami Tsuburaya Appearances Asami Tsuburaya (円谷 朝美 Tsuburaya Asami?), age 17, is Mitsuhiko's older sister. Asami is very cheerful and enthusiastic. She did not worry when Mitsuhiko disappeared, but was instead rather excited because she thought it was like a TV drama. She is interested in some idols, as she asks Mitsuhiko to get her an autograph of one. She speaks politely (addressing her mother as Okaa-sama instead of Okaa-san) because her parents are strict about polite speech. Like her little brother, her name comes from Yasuo Uchida's reporter character Mitsuhiko Asami (浅見 光彦 Asami Mitsuhiko?). She is voiced by Ikue Otani. Her kanji letters are different from 浅見; her name is written as 朝美, 'morning beauty'
Lupin (dog).jpg Lupin Lupin (dog) Appearances Lupin (ルパン Rupan?), is Jirokichi Suzuki's pet dog.
Goro.jpg Goro Goro Appearances Goro (ゴロ Goro?) is Eri Kisaki's pet Russian blue cat. His name comes from Kogoro's name and Goro is the keyhole character for Volume 74. In the Viz English translation of the manga Goro is named Ricky. 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. Goro placed 19th overall with 40 votes.[1]
Taii.jpg Taii Taii Appearances Taii (大尉 Taii?) is a male calico cat who lived in Beika city. He used to be a stray who visited the Cafe Poirot to beg food from Azusa Enomoto; his nickname (which means "Captain" in English) was hence derived from the figure of Captain Arthur Hastings, a friend of Hercule Poirot. His real name is Soseki (漱石 Sōseki?).

[edit] Friends and acquaintances

Picture Name Appearances Role & background
100px Koshi Anno.jpg (Koshi?) Anno Anno Appearances Anno (庵野 An'no?) is one of Kogoro's mahjong friends who has a cute miniature dachshund and is a major fan of Rena Mizunashi. He tries to help clear up some of the mysterious connection between Rena and Hidemi Hondou.
Midori Kuriyama.jpg Midori Kuriyama Midori Kuriyama Appearances Midori Kuriyama (栗山 緑 Kuriyama Midori?) is the secretary of Eri Kisaki. She is the keyhole character for Volume 51. She is voiced by Asako Dodo.
Takuya Mifune.jpg Takuya Mifune Takuya Mifune Appearances Takuya Mifune (三船 拓也 Mifune Takuya?), age 26, is the President of Mifune Electronics and has a somewhat sarcastic personality. He has dark skin, a black ponytail, and a bisecting hairline. In the Funimation Dub, he is Quentin Mifune and is voiced by Jay Moses.
Natsue Hatamoto.jpg Natsue Hatamoto Natsue Hatamoto Appearances Natsue Hatamoto (簱本 夏江 Hatamoto Natsue?), age 22, is a member of a feuding family composed of squabbling selfish relatives who want the inheritance: ownership of the huge Hatamoto group and a lot of money. The companies are the Hatamoto products (Hatamoto Bussan), where her husband, Takeshi, worked, and Hatamoto Construction, of which her uncle, Kitaro, is the Vice President. The company/group itself has corruption allegations and debt issues. The family hates detectives to the point where Gozo Hatamoto, the head of the family and Natsue' grandfather, forbade even detective novels and dramas. They are rich enough to own Hatamoto Island and rent a huge boat. Natsue's parents (father, Shoichi, and mother, Miyuki,) died in an accident of some sort the year previous. She renounced the inheritance to live quietly with her husband. Who got the inheritance is unknown. In the Funimation Dub, she is Suzanna Hannigan and is voiced by Lydia Mackay.
Takeshi Hatamoto.jpg Takeshi Hatamoto Takeshi Hatamoto Appearances Takeshi Hatamoto (簱本 武 Hatamoto Takeshi?), age 24, is Natsue's husband. In the Funimation Dub, he is Theodore Hanigan and is voiced by Jeffrey Schmidt.
Joji Hatamoto.jpg Joji Hatamoto Joji Hatamoto Appearances Joji Hatamoto (簱本 祥二 Hatamoto Jōji?), age 41, is a chef of French cuisine whose name has been changed between appearances. The furigana to read the previous kanji changes to Shōji in his second appearance, and he has a set of knives monogrammed with "George H.". In the Funimation Dub, he is Isaac Hannigan and is voiced by Bob Carter.
Yukiko Katsuragi.jpg Yukiko Katsuragi Yukiko Katsuragi Appearances Yukiko Katsuragi (桂木 幸子 Katsuragi Yukiko?), age 24, is a medical student and Takayoshi Tsujimura's step-sibling. Yukiko is unknowingly the daughter of Kimie Tsujimura's first husband, diplomat Kenji Yamashiro. Yukiko grew up on the Mermaid Island and recommended Shinichi to her old friend and neightbour Saori, who wrote the letter to Heiji requesting Shinichi's's help. In the Funimation Dub, she is Jasmine Kassleshultz and is voiced by Cynthia Cranz.
Takayoshi Tsujimura.jpg Takayoshi Tsujimura Takayoshi Tsujimura Appearances Takayoshi Tsujimura (辻村 貴善 Tsujimura Takayoshi?), age 27, is Yukiko Katsuragi's step-sibling. Takayoshi is the son of Isao Tsujimura, the diplomat who landed diplomat Kenji Yamashiro in jail by framing him in a corruption scandal. His step-mother is Kimie Tsujimura. In the Funimation Dub, he is Thomas Tarrington and is voiced by Jim Foronda.
Futoshi Ejiri.jpg Futoshi Ejiri Futoshi Ejiri Appearances Futoshi Ejiri (江尻 太志 Ejiri Futoshi?), age 41, is a fisherman who was nearly killed by poison and was rescued by Agasa and Conan.
Iwao Ida.jpg Iwao Ida Iwao Ida Appearances Iwao Ida (井田 巌 Ida Iwao?), age 39, is a fisherman and boat driver. He is a friend of the Yokomizo twins.
Toji Funemoto 60px.jpg Toji Funemoto Toji Funemoto Appearances Toji Funemoto (船本 透司 Funemoto Tōji?), age 8, unwittingly caused the incident that led to Kir's capture by the FBI. After the incident he told it to his mother and a man, who posted it on his homepage about Rena Mizunashi. Vermouth questioned him after the incident, but didn't kill him. Eisuke, following the lead on the homepage question him too. His testimony informed the Black Organization and Eisuke Hondou about Kir's fate. After his mother was murder Toji was convinced that Vermouth had killed her, because he told his mother about the accident, but it was revealed that it was his father, who was the murderer. After the case the FBI protected him. He is voiced by Mika Kanai.
Katsumasa Ogura 60px.jpg Katsumasa Ogura Katsumasa Ogura Appearances Katsumasa Ogura (小倉 功雅 Ogura Katsumasa?), age 49, owner of a popular noodle shop named Ramen Ogura. He is voiced by Ken Uo.
Sayo Ohashi 60px.jpg Sayo Ohashi Sayo Ohashi Appearances Sayo Ohashi (大橋 彩代 Ōhashi Sayo?), age 28, a part-time worker at Ramen Ogura. She is voiced by Akiko Hiramatsu. She is the keyhole character for Volume 88.
Soshi Okita 60px.jpg Soshi Okita Soshi Okita Appearances Soshi Okita (大橋 彩代 Okita Soshi?), a participant in two kendo tournaments, who has a very laid back attitude. He is originally from Gosho's other series Yaiba.

[edit] Celebrities

Picture Name Appearances Role & background
Ryusuke Higo 60px.jpg Ryusuke Higo Ryusuke Higo Appearances Ryusuke Higo (比護 隆佑 Higo Ryūsuke?), age 19, is a soccer player for Big Osaka. Originally a member of the Noir Tokyo team with his half-brother Rikuo Endo, he transferred once it was revealed that Noir had just exploited him. For this reason, he has become an empathic role model for Ai Haibara.[2] In a TV interview broadcast during the Kite-Flying Competition Murder Case he reveals he attended the same high school Yoko Okino did.[3] He is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai in the movie The Eleventh Striker. He is the keyhole character for Volume 84.
Hideo Akagi 60px.jpg Hideo Akagi Hideo Akagi Appearances Hideo Akagi (赤木 英雄 Akagi Hideo?) is a soccer player playing for the Tokyo Spirits.
Naoki Uemura 60px.jpg Naoki Uemura Naoki Uemura Appearances Naoki Uemura (上村 直樹 Uemura Naoki?) is Hideo Akagi's friend and soccer rival, Naoki once kidnapped Hideo's brother because he was frustrated that Hideo was surpassing him while his leg was broken, but they later reconciled and have been performing as the Tokyo Spirits' dream team ever since. He was voiced by Kazuki Yao. Nis name in the Funimation Dub, his name is Nicholas Underwood, and was voiced by Travis Willingham.
Ramus.jpg Ramus Ramus Appearances Ramus (ラマス ?) is an ex-soccer player for Big Osaka. In the indiscriminate stadium threatening case, he incidentally kick a ball to the stage, so Conan can use it to knock out the blackmailer.
Osamu Kenzaki 60px.jpg Osamu Kenzaki Osamu Kenzaki Appearances Osamu Kenzaki (剣崎 修 Kenzaki Osamu?), age 26, is an actor who plays the TV version of the katana-wielding mystery novel character Detective Samonji. He once helped one of Yoko Okino's friends and former idol band members, Kaoru Kusano, in testing her manager and true love's affection for her. He was voiced by Hisao Egawa, although his TV character was voiced by Eijiro Suzuki in an earlier appearance.
Tonomi Sakaguchi.jpg Tomomi Sakaguchi Tomomi Sakaguchi Appearances Tomomi Sakaguchi (坂口 友美 Sakaguchi Tomomi?), age 24, is the actress who plays the fairy in the Gomera series. She was voiced by Atsuko Yuya, who went on to voice Detective Sato. In the Funimation Dub, she is Tamera Heatherly and is voiced by Kristin McCollum.
Kazumi Sanada 60px.jpg Kazumi Sanada Kazumi Sanada Appearances Kazumi Sanada (真田 一三 Sanada Kazumi?), age 27, is a famous and skilled stage magician. He was first met as a talented apprentice, but has become a professional on his own and the favorite magician of many people. Takagi bought tickets to one of his shows to take Satou on a mutual day off. He was voiced by Ryotaro Okiayu, who went on to voice Subaru Okiya. In the Funimation Dub, he is Latham Laney and is voiced by John Burgmeier.
Kikuemon.jpg Kikuemon Kikuemon Appearances Kikuemon (菊右衛門 Kikuemon?), real name Mankichi Tsuchiya (土屋 万吉 Tsuchiya Mankichi?), is 78 years old and a famous potter. He was voiced by Mahito Tsujimura. In the Funimation Dub, he is Forgemaster (real name Stygas Wafulcot) and is voiced by Grant James.
Samizu Kichiemon.jpg Samizu Kichiemon Samizu Kichiemon Appearances Samizu Kichiemon (三水 吉右衛門 Samizu Kichiemon?) is a long-deceased doll maker who worked during the Bakumatsu era, he is better known for his elaborate and often dangerous mechanical contraptions used to guard jewels and other precious items. His works and the protected items are frequently targeted by Kaitou Kid or acquired by Jirokichi Suzuki as bait. He is the keyhole character for Volume 68
Naomichi Mugikura 60px.jpg Naomichi Mugikura Naomichi Mugikura Appearances Naomichi Mugikura (麦倉 直道 Mugikura Naomichi?), age 43, is a well-known anchorman for Nichiuri TV. He first appears as the host of a memorial celebration for a recently deceased movie director[4] and makes several subsequent appearances in the series, particularly when covering publicized exploits of Kaitou Kid.[5][6]
Takahiro Sanada 60px.jpg Takahiro Sanada Takahiro Sanada Appearances Takahiro Sanada (真田 貴大 Sanada Takahiro?), age 18, is a new player on the Big Osaka soccer team. His first appearance was in The Eleventh Striker. He makes his first canon manga appearance during the Kite-Flying Competition Murder Case.[7] He is voiced by Hiroyuki Yoshino.
Chikara Katsumata 60px.jpg Chikara Katsumata Chikara Katsumata Appearances Chikara Katsumata (勝又 力 Katsumata Chikara?) is a famous shogi player. He was a Meijin, but he lost to Shukichi Haneda. Currently holding the title of Osho. He is voiced by Minoru Inaba. He is the keyhole character for Volume 85.

[edit] Law enforcement

Picture Name Appearances Role & background
Inspector Momose.jpg Inspector Momose Inspector Momose Appearances Inspector Momose (百瀬 Momose?) works in the third division (Robbery) of the Tokyo police. He is a kind inspector, who readily listens to the Detective Boys, and doesn't become irritated even when a case wasted his time. He is voiced by Kozo Shioya.

[edit] School

Picture Name Appearances Role & background
Kazumi Tsukamoto.jpg Kazumi Tsukamoto Kazumi Tsukamoto Appearances Kazumi Tsukamoto (塚本 和美 Tsukamoto Kazumi?), age 18, is a third year at Teitan High school and former captain of the karate club now that Ran inherited the captain's title. She is still a member of the club and taught Ran a kick used during the Rooster Festival case. She is the keyhole character for Volume 45.
Aya Nanakawa.jpg Aya Nanakawa Aya Nanakawa Appearances Aya Nanakawa (七川 絢 Nanakawa Aya?), age 17, is a friend of Ran and Sonoko's from junior high. She works at a small food market, where she was once accused of stealing from her employer, and ends up recovering from appendicitis in Haido Central Hospital at the same time Rena Mizunashi is there. She is voiced by Akiko Yajima in the Japanese dub.
Nakamichi 60px.jpg Nakamichi Nakamichi Appearances Nakamichi (中道 Nakamichi?), age 17, is a male soccer player at Teitan High. He helped hide Eisuke at the Haido Central Hospital after being admitted for head injuries following a bicycle kick.
Takuma Sakamoto.jpg Takuma Sakamoto Takuma Sakamoto Appearances Takuma Sakamoto (坂本 琢馬 Sakamoto Takuma?), age 7, is a first grade student in Teitan Elementary School class 1B who transferred in recently.
Maria Higashio.jpg Maria Higashio Maria Higashio Appearances Maria Higashio (東尾 マリア Higashio Maria?) is a recent transfer into Teitan Elementary School class 1-B, along with Takuma Sakamoto. She is the keyhole character for Volume 53.
Ryujiro Uematsu.jpg Ryujiro Uematsu Ryujiro Uematsu Appearances Ryujiro Uematsu (植松 竜司郎 Uematsu Ryūjirō?), age 59, is the headmaster of Teitan Elementary School. He has been working at Teitan Elementary for at least thirty years, at least since the new school building was constructed. Although kind and supportive, he is also something of a shrewd jokester. In the Funimation Dub, he is Principal Yin and is voiced by Andrew Haskett.

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. ^ "Shonen magazine detective conan official poll results published [magazine pic"]. eva. 2012-02-28. Retrieved on 2012-02-29. 
  2. ^ Manga chapter 345: The Suspicious Supporters
  3. ^ Manga chapter 887: The Devil's Voice
  4. ^ Manga chapter 239: The Black Burial Ranks
  5. ^ Manga chapter 456: Escape
  6. ^ Manga chapter 732: Breakthrough
  7. ^ Manga chapter 885: Kite-Flying Competition