|Japanese name:|| 佐藤 美和子 |
|English name:||Detective Saimone|
|Relatives:|| Masayoshi Sato (father, deceased) |
|First appearance:|| Manga: File 190|
Anime: Episode 130
|Appearances:|| Chapters: 88|
|Keyhole number:||Volume 21|
|Japanese voice:||Atsuko Yuya|
|English voice:||Kate Oxley|
|Drama actor:||Natsuhi Ueno|
BackgroundMasayoshi Sato , in a traffic accident as he was about to deliver a bank robber to the police - an event that marked her life. She eventually became a police officer on her own and now works alongside Inspector Megure, Ninzaburo Shiratori, Detective Chiba, and especially Wataru Takagi in the Tokyo police district.
Sato first met Conan and the Detective Boys during a blackmail case against Nichiuri TV. In a subsequent case which dealt with a cunning murder of a banker's wife by her husband, she became impressed with Conan's intellect and deductionary ability and has since come to trust his judgements implicitly. Eventually, the case of her father's death was also resolved with Takagi's help, which helped fanning the spark of affection she was feeling for him at the time.
Sato's first love interest was Jinpei Matsuda, whom she only got to know briefly due to his death by the hands of a dangerous bomber. Although she denied it at first, she finally acknowledged her feelings for Takagi, which made him the outcast among the other jealous police officers who were interested in her, especially Shiratori. Nonetheless, for a very long time, anytime they were about to take their relationship to the very next step, something got in the way (mostly in the shape of Miwako's best friend, Yumi), until Sato and Takagi - mostly undisturbed - shared their very first kiss when Takagi was hospitalized in the course of a hard case.
Sato is considered one of the most dangerous members of the police, being not at all afraid to get tangled with dangerous men in fights, which she almost always wins. However, she does have a softer personality, in which she is very friendly with the Detective Boys, and especially Conan, whom she considers is a big help in difficult cases. When in action, however, Sato can be quite reckless and daring, which has earned her the title 'The Silver Witch' among car racers on Mount Fuyuna due to her driving style.
Her favorite hobbies are going to the karaoke, attending all-you-can-eat offers, and going out to eat ramen.
Miwako Sato's First Appearance
Miwako's first appearance was in episode 130 (The Indiscriminate Stadium Threatening Case), and in manga File 190, where she is seen trying to arrest the culprit's accomplice along with other police officers, but gradually failed.
An Unexpected Rival
The Trembling Police Headquarters: 12 Million Hostages
Family & Friends
Miwako Sato's mother
- 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. Sato placed 13th in the poll with 50 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. Sato placed 14th overall with 107 votes.
|“||But kid, remember one thing... The word justice isn't a word you can involve in any occasion... it's something we must secretly in our heart.||„|
— To Genta
- Sato drives a red series 6 Mazda (Ẽfini) RX-7. It used to be white, but she painted it red so it would be more visible in the fog.
- Sato has a habit of shrieking while drifting without pulling the handbrake as she feels that shrieking helps make it easier. But she finds it embarrassing, though.
- Sato is a fan of Lupin III.
- A running gag in the series is how whenever she and Takagi go on a date they are stalked by other detectives who have crushes on her.
- ^ Detective Conan Drill: The Dechipherment of Conan Page 28
- ^ Manga Chapter 190: The 56 Thousand Hostages
- ^ Manga Chapter 210: An Unexpected Rival
- ^ Manga Chapter 269: Time's Up
- ^ Manga Chapter 673: The Common Pattern
- ^ Manga Chapter 663: The True Identity of the Witch
- ^ "『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.