Naeko Miike

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Naeko Miike

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Profile
Japanese name: 三池 苗子
(Miike Naeko)
Age: 24[1][2]
Gender: Female
Occupation: Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department patrol officer
Statistics
First appearance: Manga: File 741
Anime: Episode 624
Appearances: Chapters: 18
Episodes: 15
Movies: 1
OVAs: 0
Openings: 2
Closings: 1
Keyhole number: Volume 75
Actors
Japanese voice: Rie Tanaka

Naeko Miike (三池 苗子 Miike Naeko?) is a character in the anime and manga franchise Detective Conan. She is a childhood friend and the love interest of Kazunobu Chiba.

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[edit] Background

Naeko Miike is a childhood friend of Kazunobu Chiba and Sakurako Yonehara. They all attended Teitan Elementary together where Kazonobu and Naeko both joined the school broadcasting commitee (although Naeko only joined because Chiba did). She then moved after her sixth grade summer. She works in the traffic department of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police District directly under Yumi Miyamoto.

[edit] Personality

Naeko is an extremely hardworking girl who bears great dedication to her work. However, she also possesses the notable trait of being very shy, which has ruined many of her chances to confess to Kazunobu Chiba about her true identity as his former classmate as well as her feelings for him. A running gag consists of Naeko always hiding her face and blushing heavily when she sees Kazunobu Chiba. She also has a friendly streak, in which she befriended her senior, Yumi Miyamoto, soon after she recently transferred to the latter's Division as well as Miwako Sato a short time after that. It is implied that she is quite observant, as shown when she noted and told Sato that Wataru Takagi was quite popular amongst women (though withholding the information from Sato herself that Takagi's popularity did not come close to matching the level of Sato's own impact around men).

[edit] Appellations

[edit] Plot overview

[edit] Video Letter of First Love (Manga: 741-742; Anime: 624)

When Naeko moved away, Chiba wrote down his feelings in a love letter. Naeko wrote her response on the side of a VHS in the committee storage room, hoping Chiba's sweating habit would cause the message "I like you, too" to show up on his hands after grabbing the tape. Unfortunately, Chiba couldn't find the right tape and never got the message.

On the day of his elementary school reunion, Chiba returned to the school and searched for the tape again. With the help of Conan and the Detective Boys he finally finds the message and heads for the reunion. Unfortunately Naeko doesn't show, and he hears from a former classmate that she said she is "now with the one she loved". Depressed, Chiba immediately leaves and finds a lady traffic cop giving him a ticket. When the officer offers to forget about the ticket since he is a fellow officer, Chiba scolds her for offering to ignore Chiba's illegal parking. Chiba leaves with the ticket, but then wonders how the girl knew he was a detective. The officer turns out to be Naeko, who has just been transferred to the police headquarters in Tokyo (working under Yumi) and looks forward to working with the one she loves.

[edit] The Joint Investigation with First Love (Manga: 790-792; Anime: 659-660)

Naeko makes her second appearence during a case involving threats that were placed in cars along with Yumi. Ironically, one of the victims happens to be Chiba himself. Naeko hides behind Yumi and continues to blush in front of him. However, Chiba remains oblivious to the fact that she is his childhood first love. She is forced into investigating the car cases with Chiba as Ayumi's, Mitsuhiko's and Genta's plan to get them to confess their love to each other. Soon after, a crash occurs and they find a man on the floor with another threat in the person's car. While everybody is investigating the current act of vandalism, Naeko helps out by giving information on the other cases. Meanwhile, Ayumi, Mitsuhiko and Genta continue to get Chiba to realize who Naeko really is, but he gets distracted by Conan, who keeps finding more evidence and Yumi who won't allow Chiba to steal her latest friend from her. Chiba comes close to finding out when a gust of wind blows Naeko's hat off, but is interrupted. Naeko feels like he doesn't remember her at all and calls him a dummy. Naeko continues to help with the investigation and they are able to find the culprit. Soon after Naeko takes Chiba home when Chiba remembers that he's seen her before. Naeko, thinking that he realizes she's his first love, is about to say that Chiba is correct when he says that it was from the time where she gave him a parking ticket. Naeko becomes embarrassed that she assumed wrong, but Chiba reveals to himself that he has a feeling who Naeko really is.

[edit] The Life-Threatening Broadcast of Love (Manga: 804; Anime: 681)

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Naeko is first shown with Yumi in the Police Car where they meet Takagi, in which she guesses that he is going on a date with Sato to a hot spring for one night, and expresses surprise when Takagi denies so in a serious manner. Later at the police station, she teases Sato about the possibility of Takagi traveling to meet Sato's parents to ask for her hand, and introduces herself to Sato again when the latter forgets her name (much to her dismay). She voices out that she does not believe Takagi is committing a love affair when the trio discusses the reason behind his visit as he clearly stated that it was not a date and asks about Wataru Date when Yumi and Sato mentions the deceased police officer, to which she also considers the possibility Takagi visiting Date's parents. When the discussion hits the final result that Takagi can only be visiting a woman, Naeko remarks on Takagi's popularity with women, slightly sparking Sato's ire.

[edit] UFO Sighting Murder Case (Manga: 942-944; Anime: 847-848)

Naeko secretly send brochures about dieting plan to Chiba's house. Besides being busy with his investigation on the UFO sighting case, Chiba lost almost 10 kilograms after practicing the plan. Unexpectedly, this circumstance has made a few female police officers start being interested to attract Chiba. Naeko feels jealous and starts sending Chiba chocolates instead and this made Chiba's body return to his previous shape. The female police officers feel disappointed and say they do not interested in him anymore and that relieves Naeko.

[edit] Relationships analysis

[edit] Family & Friends

[edit] Kazunobu Chiba

Chiba and Naeko were childhood friends and attended Teitan Elementary together were they both joined the school broadcasting committee (although Naeko only joined because Chiba did). When Naeko was to move away, Chiba wrote down his feelings in a love letter. Naeko wrote her response on the side of a VHS in the committee storage room, hoping Chiba's sweating habit would cause the message "I like you, too" to show up on his hands after grabbing the tape. Unfortunately, Chiba couldn't find the right tape and never got the message.

On the day of his elementary school reunion, Chiba returned to the school and searched for the tape again. With the help of Conan and the Detective Boys he finally finds the message and heads for the reunion. Unfortunately Naeko doesn't show, and he hears from a former classmate that she said she is "now with the one she loved". Depressed, Chiba immediately leaves and finds a lady traffic cop giving him a ticket. When the officer offers to forget about the ticket since he is a fellow officer, Chiba scolds her for offering to ignore Chiba's illegal parking. Chiba leaves with the ticket, but then wonders how the girl knew he was a police officer. The officer turns out to be Naeko, who has just been transferred to the police headquarters in Tokyo (working under Yumi) and looks forward to working with the one she loves. Despite this, Chiba is unable to identify Naeko as his childhood love, and Naeko has taken to hiding away in embarrassment upon seeing Chiba, though it is shown that Chiba has a slight feeling that he knows Naeko from before, even remembering that Naeko had spent a lot of time together with Sakurako when they were young.

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[edit] Sakurako Yonehara

Sakurako is Naeko's childhood friend and former neighbor. They are presumably close even back in their childhood days as Chiba, upon recognizing Sakurako, recalls that the latter always had Naeko by her side. Sakurako has also given Naeko the nickname "Nae-chan", and called her for help when she discovered a corpse at the house she was working at, showing that the two has kept in contact throughout the years.

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[edit] Yumi Miyamoto

Yumi is Naeko's senior at work, and even though she cares for her subordinate, she does everything she could to keep Miike away from Chiba, because if those two date, Yumi will be the only single one among her friends. However she does step back, even through it's doesn't help much for Naeko and Chiba.

[edit] Character popularity

  • Naeko ranked 9th in the Digest Book 60+'s "Cutest Detective Conan characters" poll, with 71 votes.

[edit] Name origin

Her name is a reference to the Japanese novel and TV series, Mikeneko (Calico Cat) Holmes.

[edit] Quotes

[edit] Trivia

  • Her last name Miike (三池) means 'three ponds'. Her first name Naeko (苗子) is written with the characters for 'seedling' and 'child'.

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. ^ Volume 71, File 741, Page 9: Naeko was in the same grade as Chiba (who's about 24-25).
  2. ^ Volume 80, File 848, Page 11: Naeko says that she is one year older than Sakurako, who is exactly 23.
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 LoveChiba's Difficult UFO CaseThe Marriage Registration's Password
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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