|Japanese name:|| 吉田 歩美|
|English name:|| Amy Yoshida (manga by Viz)|
Amy Yeager (FUNimation dub)
|Weight:||15kg (33 lbs)|
|Date of birth:||Unknown|
|First appearance:|| Manga: File 17|
Anime: Episode 1
|Appearances:|| Chapters: 270|
|Keyhole number:||Volume 6|
|Japanese voice:||Yukiko Iwai|
|English voice:||Monica Rial|
Ayumi Yoshida is a student in Teitan Elementary when Shinichi was enlisted into her class after he had been shrunk by the drug APTX 4869. Shortly afterwards, Ayumi and her classmate Genta had the idea of investigating an apparently haunted mansion. They persuaded Conan to come along, and Genta also personally drafted Mitsuhiko when the latter expressed his criticism about supernatural hauntings.
As it turned out, the haunting served as a cover-up for an old homicide case. Following its resolution, the foursome decided to stay together and form the nucleus of what would become the Detective Boys. For a time, Ayumi was the sole female member of the Detective Boys until Ai Haibara joined the group. During a case involving a cache of stolen Italian gold coins just prior to the official formation of the Detective Boys, Conan saved the group from getting killed by the Mafioso who were also after the gold, earning Ayumi's gratitude which quickly developed into a serious crush.
Ayumi is a naive and innocent little girl who shows courage from time to time and acts as the team'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 to use the more informal term Ai-"chan" to address her.
When on a case, Ayumi often makes really simple observations that allows its 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.
Ayumi-chan Kidnapping Case (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 and the other detective boys chase after the car using the 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.
The Old Blue Castle Investigation Case (Anime: 136-137)
Festival Dolls Dyed in the Setting Sun (Anime: 312-313)
Find the Buttock's Mark (Anime: 346-347)
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. Conan in turn is unnerved by Ayumi's feelings, though he does respect her as a good friend.
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. As a result, her open flirting with Conan leaves them frequently outraged or devastated.
In her cheerful spirits, Ayumi initially also tries hard to makes friends with her new classmate, Haibara. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Ayumi's name comes from mystery writer Ayumi Kitagawa (北川 歩実 Kitagawa Ayumi).
|“||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. V32-2 pg 17
- "Ayumi" means beautiful step.
- 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.
In other languages
|Language||Given Name||Family Name|
|Arabic||أيومي Ayomi||Not given|
|Korean||아름 Ah Reum||한 Han|
- ^ a b c d Conan Drill page 54
- ^ Manga Chapter 39: Code Sheet Case: The Shining Fish's True Form
- ^ Aoyama, Gosho. Detective Conan, Volume 39. Viz Media. p. 18. ISBN 4-09-126169-8.
- ^ Episode 377-378: Momotarou Mystery Solving Tour
- ^ Manga Chapter 039: The Shining Fish's True Form
- ^ Manga Chapter 081: A Dangerous Game of Hide-And-Seek
- ^ Manga Chapter 081: A Dangerous Game of Hide-And-Seek
- ^ Manga Chapter 437: Ai Haibara's Resolution
- ^ Manga Chapter 386: Stairs in the Setting Sun
- ^ "『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.
- ^ "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.
- ^ Used in the Manga Series
|Members||Conan Edogawa • Ai Haibara • Ayumi Yoshida • Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya • Genta Kojima|
|Guardians||Hiroshi Agasa • Sumiko Kobayashi|
|Gadgets||Detective Boys Badge • Wristwatch Flashlight|