Vehicles in Detective Conan

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Detective Conan features many trucks, motorcycles and classic cars.
Cars are often involved in cases

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[edit] Protagonists' vehicles

[edit] Agasa's Volkswagen Beetle

Hiroshi Agasa drives a classic yellow Volkswagen beetle Type 1, and has owned it for at least ten years.[1] Agasa's license plate is 新宿 500, ひ 1-64 (Shinjuku 500, Hi 1-64).[2] The plate kana and number are a pun on "Hiroshi" (Hi-i-ro-shi). Possibly the most frequently appearing car in Detective Conan, Agasa often takes the Detective Boys in the beetle to various interesting places or on camping trips, which are inevitably spoiled by a mystery of some sort. A recurring joke in Detective Conan is that Agasa's beetle frequently breaks down, often while he and the Detective Boys are on a trip, and then a case occurs wherever they stop. Cases where the beetle has broken down include:

Real life[3]
Agasa's Beetle in front of the Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory[4]
Agasa and Conan in the yellow Beetle
Agasa's Beetle
Agasa's Beetle

[edit] Yukiko's Jaguar E-Type

Yukiko Kudo drives a Series 2 Jaguar E-Type in Shinichi Kudo's New York Case. According to Yukiko, it has a 256 horsepower engine and a Le Mans winning chassis.[5] Shinichi jokingly refers to it as a "British Princess." Yukiko is a fast and reckless driver, which is perhaps the reason it was sent in for serious repairs that lasted for almost a month a year before the current timeline. She also got pulled over for going 40 mph (64.37 km/h) over the speed limit soon after she got it back. It has a New York state license plate with the number YUK-910 which is a pun on her name Yuk(iko) Ku-do (9-10).

Real life[6]
Yukiko's Jaguar E-Type
Front View
Side View
Back View
Yukiko in the Jaguar E-Type
Detail on license plate

[edit] Jirokichi's Harley Davidson Electra Glide

Jirokichi drives what is likely a navy blue and silver Electra Glide Harley Davidson motorcycle with a sidecar, as seen in the Blue Wonder heist. His dog Lupin typically rides in the passenger sidecar. The exact year and model is undetermined. However, due to his wealth, it's possible that he had one custom made.

Real life[7]
Jirokichi's motorcycle 1.PNG
Jirokichi's motorcycle 2.PNG

[edit] Sera's Yamaha Artesia XT400

Masumi Sera rides a Yamaha Artesia XT400 motorcycle. The Artesia is a reference to Sera's Mobile Suit Gundam namesake, Sayla Mass, whose real name is Artesia Som Deikun.

Real life[8]
Front view
Manga version
Sera on her bike

[edit] Okiya's Subaru 360

Subaru Okiya fittingly drives a Subaru 360. The Subaru 360 is a very small and cheap car, and features suicide doors. Okiya claims his car has some unique quirks that make it difficult to handle, but he may have been lying because he wanted to be the driver. The license plate number is 88 新宿 す 20-80. In the manga, his car's color remains white in all of its appearances, but in the anime it changed from white to red.

Real life[9]
Subaru 360's front view with visible suicide door
Subaru 360's back view
The Subaru 360 was formerly white-colored in the anime (Episode 509)
Manga version
Okiya prepared to draw a gun and disable the kidnapper's car

[edit] Eri's Mini Cooper

Eri drives a Mini Cooper 1.3i Mark VII. Her license plate number is 新宿 77 せ 77-73 (Shinjuku 77, Se 77-73).

Full view
Full view
Front View

[edit] Baaya's Cobra

Saguru Hakuba's caretaker, Baaya, picked him up from the airport and drove him to a Kid heist in a Cobra, likely an AC Cobra. The license plate is not visible.

Real life[10]
Cobra Front View

[edit] Jii's Vanden Plas Princess 1100

Konosuke Jii drives a 1965 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 in Kaitou Kid's Busy Date and The Secret of the Red Tear. His license plate is 港 532, ね • •16 (Minato Ward 532, Ne ‧ ‧ 16).

Real life[11]
Top view
Front view
Side view

[edit] Fusae's Jaguar Mark 2

Fusae Campbell's car is a white Jaguar Mark 2 in Gingko-Colored First Love. The driver was Billy, Fusae's stepfather's friend.

[edit] Japanese law enforcement vehicles

[edit] Sato's Mazda RX-7

Miwako Sato drives a red colored series 6 Mazda (Ẽfini) RX-7 that used to be owned by her father, Masayoshi Sato, making it over 18 years old.[12]. She uses it for police work, but it is unmarked; when she needs to use police lights, she attaches a roof mounted rotating beacon to the top of the car. The RX-7 used to be white, but she repainted it to make it more visible in foggy conditions after some accidents occurred in a popular drag racing area. It features prominently in the Silver White witch case. A combination of the tire squealing and Sato's shrieking gives her car a characteristic eerie sound when she drifts. Sato's license plate is 新宿 300, ゆ 9-01 (Shinjuku 300, Yu 9-01).

Real life[13]
Sato's RX-7
Sato's RX-7 back view

[edit] Takagi's Nissan Tiida Latio

In the manga, Wataru Takagi drives a silver 2008 Nissan Tiida Latio.

Front

[edit] Takagi's Skyline ER34

In the original anime and movie, Takagi drives a Skyline ER34.

Front view
Back view
Side view

[edit] Chiba's Fiat 500

Chiba drives a Fiat 500, in a convertible form or a hardtop model but with the option of painted roof. His license plate number is 新宿 501, ち 6-26 (Shinjuku 501, Chi 6-26).

Full view
Full view
Full view
Full view

[edit] Uehara's Honda Accord

Yui Uehara drives an eighth generation Honda Accord. At one point, Ai Haibara and Hiroshi Agasa thought they were criminals because they saw some bullet holes and dried blood left behind from a firefight that Yui and Kansuke Yamato participated in.

Ueharacar10.jpg
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[edit] Black Organization vehicles

[edit] Gin's Porsche 356A

Gin drives a black Porsche 356A. The 356A is an old classic German car (produced 1955–59) and is quite rare. Both Conan's allies and the FBI know that Gin often drives this model, and that its presence signals danger. According to Haibara, it is Gin's favorite car and he refers to it as a "German black rain frog" in reference to the Opel Laubfrosch. The Porsche features a flat engine that makes a characteristic idling noise which Conan has used to identify it over his listening devices. Earlier in the manga, Gin often drove it personally, but as the series has progressed more often Vodka chauffeurs Gin around. The license plate has never been shown in the manga, but in the anime it has the license plate numbers 新宿 34, あ 48-69 in its first appearance, and then later 新宿 54, み 43-69 (Shinjuku 54, Mi 43-69)[14] or 43-68.

Real life[15]
Gin's Porsche
Gin's Porsche
Gin's Porsche

[edit] Chianti's Dodge Viper

Chianti drives a blue Dodge Viper with two white stripes. Korn often rides with her as a passenger. The license plate is 新宿 300, す(?) 9-25 (Shinjuku 300, Su 9-25)

Real life[16]
Dodge Front View
Dodge Rear View

[edit] Vermouth's Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Vermouth rides a burgundy 2003 Harley-Davidson V-Rod VRSC.

Real life[17]
Vermouth's motorcycle

[edit] Amuro's Mazda RX-7

Tooru Amuro drives a white colored Mazda FD RX-7. The RX-7 was T-boned when Amuro intentionally maneuvered it in front of another car being driven by a hostage taker in order to stop her.[18] While the side doors were badly damaged, it otherwise seemed to survive the impact without too much other damage. His RX-7 is a reference to the white[19] Gundam that the Mobile Suit Gundam character Amuro Ray piloted, the RX-78-2. His license plate number is 新宿 330, と 73-10.

Real life[20]
Amuro's RX-7
Back view
T-Boned RX-7

[edit] Vodka's Porsche 914

Vodka drove a black Porsche 914 to meet with the person he thought was Itakura in The Dark Footprint.

Side view
Side view

[edit] Chianti's Ducati Superbike

Chianti drives a Ducati Superbike during the Clash of Red and Black case.

Manga version
Anime version

[edit] Araide's Toyota Prius (XW10)

While disguised as Tomoaki Araide, Vermouth drove a 1st generation Prius while following Jodie Starling and Ai Haibara to the shipping yard. This car was destroyed when Vermouth blew up its gas tank with a well placed shot. It is unclear whether this car belonged to Tomoaki Araide or Vermouth; if so, this may not be their only car because Vermouth, still disguised as Araide, drove a different car while passing a restaurant where Sato was having an omiai.

Front side
Assorted views

[edit] Vermouth's De Tomaso Pantera

Vermouth drove a yellow De Tomaso Pantera in the Raven Chaser. The license plate is "新宿 33, さ 7727" (Shinjuku 33, Sa 7727).

Rear view

[edit] American law enforcement vehicles

[edit] Akai's Chevrolet C-1500

Shuichi Akai drives a black Chevy C-1500. In the anime, it has the license plate number 12-02. It was destroyed by an explosion at the end of the Clash of Red and Black.

Real life[21]
Akai's Chevy

[edit] James' Mercedes CLK320

Although James Black is the owner[22] of this silver-white Mercedes CLK320, Jodie Starling often uses it as a replacement for her car which was stolen by Vermouth in the Halloween Party Case. The roof is retractable. If featured prominently in Black Organization vs. FBI where it and other FBI cars were used to box in Kir, and was driven wildly but skillfully by Andre Camel to reach a waterway in order to dispose of a bomb in Clash of Red and Black. In the anime, her plate is 新宿 300, さ 80-23 (Shinjuku 300, Sa 80-23)[23]

Real life[24]
James's Mercedes
Roof retracted
Top view

[edit] Jodie's Peugeot 607

Jodie Starling's Peugeot 607 was stolen by Vermouth after the end of Head-to-Head Match with the Black Organization: A Dual Mystery on a Full Moon Night.

Roof retracted
Top view

[edit] Kir's Citroën BX

Kir drives a silver GTi version Citroën BX. Kir's license plate is 新宿 500, み 12-08 (Shinjuku 500, Mi 12-08).

Real life[25]
Kir and Gin's Cars.PNG
Kir's Car 1.PNG

[edit] FBI's Toyota HiAce/Regius Ace

In the anime, the three vans (Toyota HiAce/Regius Ace) have the license plate numbers 新宿 400 や 5-10 (Shinjuku 400, Ya 5-10), 新宿 400 さ 13-07 (Shinjuku 400, Sa 13-07), 新宿 400 た 20-04 (Shinjuku 400, Ta 20-04). Is some scenes, the letters and numbers are inconsistent, as is the license plate of the van transporting Rena.

Side View
Rear view
Front view

[edit] FBI's Volvo S40

In the anime, there are two cars used to box in Kir's motorcycle. One is a light blue Volvo S40, license plate number 新宿 300, そ 10-34 (Shinjuku 300, So 10-34).

Volvo S40 Real Life[26]
Volvo Front View
Volvo Rear View

[edit] FBI's Lexus

In the anime, there are two cars used to box in Kir's motorcycle. One is a dark blue Lexus, license plate 48-62.

Lexus Front View

[edit] Other

[edit] Isuzu Cubic bus

In Episode 230-231, a hijacked Isuzu Cubic bus runs through Beika and has a stop that includes Beika Park. In the anime it is enroute to the Beika City Building. The bus number appears to be W707, and the license plate number is 53-91.

Top View
Front View
Side View

[edit] Toichi's Car

Toichi Kuroba has a car (presumably a 1985 Alfa Romeo Spider [Series 3]) inside of the secret room used for storing Kaitou Kid's items.

Toichi's car
Real life[27]

[edit] Not yet identified

[edit] Kir's Motorcycle

The license plate is 96-07 which is a Black Organization related pun: "Black Rena" (Ku-ro Re-na).

Side View
Rear View

[edit] Heiji's Motorcycle

(Suggestions include Kawasaki and Suzuki RMX, SMX, or DRZ)

Heiji's motorbike 2.png
Heiji's motorbike 3.png
Heiji's motorbike 1.png

Heiji is a dangerous driver, and has almost got run over a couple times. Movie 3 and 7 are the main appearances of Heiji with his vehicle.

[edit] Snake's car

Snake used this car to spy on Jody Hopper in The Secret of the Red Tear. Suggestions include a Benz from around the 60's like the W111 or W112.

Side view

[edit] Shiratori's car

Suggestions include Toyota Crown JZS155 and Lexus LS400 Toyota crown.

[edit] Rikumichi's Nissan

Is silver grey and has the license plate number 12 17 in the anime. The Tokyo Metropolitan police took it into custody and analyzed it when they found the bloodstain made by Rikumichi committing suicide.

[edit] Yukiko's Motorcycle

Yukiko drove this motorcycle to take Conan to her friend's house in Gunma. Later, Yusaku rode it to drive the two back to Tokyo.[28]

Yukiko's motorcycle
Side view
Front view
Back view

[edit] Trivia

  • The majority of the cars in Japan have the steering wheel on the right side because Japan is left-hand traffic country; however, many of the vehicles driven by the FBI and the Black Organization have the steering wheel on the left. While this might be expected for the FBI because they originate from the United States which is a right-hand traffic country, this does not make sense for the Black Organization which has a significant base of operations in Japan. This is probably because left-hand drive vehicles are considered more prestigious than right-hand drive vehicles in Japanese culture because they are typically imported. This is justified for Gin's car as he said it was brought from overseas.

[edit] Cases featuring cars as a central element

Many cases center around cars. These include:

[edit] See also

[edit] External Links

[edit] References

  1. ^ Manga Volume 55, File 7, page 10: "Dawn"
  2. ^ Movie 15: Quarter of Silence
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  5. ^ Manga Volume 34, File 11, page 9: "Golden Apple"
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  12. ^ Manga Volume 63: File 9-11 (661-663), pg 9: "The Silver White Witch"
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  14. ^ Anime 499
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  18. ^ Manga Volume 76, File 5 (800), pg 13: "When Objects Collide"
  19. ^ The RX-78-2 Gundam itself used to be more white in the original animation, but late in production toy manufacturers requested for it to be more colorful. Although the animation was changed, the dialogue was not changed leading to many references to the original mostly white coloration. One example is Amuro's Zeon nickname the "White Devil".
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  22. ^ File 601, pg 4: "Camouflage"
  23. ^ 498
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  28. ^ Episode 96: "The Cornered Famous Detective! Two Big Murder Cases"