|Japanese name:||綾小路 文麿 |
|Nicknames:||Inspector Ojaru (おじゃる警部 Ojaru-keibu)|
|First appearance:||Anime: Movie 7 |
Manga: File 1001
|Keyhole number:||Volume 95|
|Japanese voice:||Ryotaro Okiayu|
Fumimaro Ayanokoji (綾小路 文麿 Ayanokōji Fumimaro) is a character in the anime and later manga franchise Detective Conan.
- 1 Background
- 2 Personality
- 3 Appellations
- 4 Plot overview
- 5 Non-canon plot overview
- 6 Relationships analysis
- 7 Different looks
- 8 Manga vs. anime
- 9 Name origin
- 10 See also
- 11 References
Fumimaro Ayanokoji is the head inspector from Kyoto Prefectural Police. He is known to be polite and snarky, as well as of noble descent. He has no close friends, with the sole exception is the cute little chipmunk he takes everywhere with him. He was supposedly a school mate of Shiratori. He lives in the ancient district of Kyoto, that was the key hint for movie 7, and works in the Prefectural Headquarters. He is said to be a rather competent and intelligent inspector, which is the reason why he has been promoted so quickly before age 30. He dispose of a wide range of staff for investigating and stays punctual.
Ayanokoji is a rather matherialistic inspector, always determining the truth on cases and not just basing himself on circumstancial evidence. He reflects everything that is odd to him, like the fact that Shinichi hasn't met him despite knowing him. He stays truely attached to his chipmunk, which is his only friend, although people judge it weird. He stays serious, but doesn't like when people interfere with his stuff, like when Heiji tried to investigate on his love interest, Suzu Chika, which made him nervous.
Ayanokoji is the main Inspector involved since two murder cases occur. He is happy to see Heiji here and meets Shinichi for the first time.
Non-canon plot overview
He helps the Tokyo police in a serial murder case involving five prefectures, also discovering that two hours before Heiji also came to Kyoto and investigated the same thing.
As a mysterious disappearance case occurs in Kyoto, Ayanokoji happens to be in the same chocolate shop as Kogoro, Conan, and their relatives. Although being not on duty, he still investigates the disappearance of the missing chocolate boxes, proving his devotion to the police.
He and Kurumazaki are called on Hotaka warship for their investigation in Maizuru Bay, where was found the body a Self-Defense Force member.
He must protect a former US Army Captain, who is in a Kyoto hotel along with his family, because he is reported by the FBI as a possible victim of sniping cases.
Family and friends
His best friend is a pet chipmunk, who always stands on his left shoulder and doesn't like strangers, such as Kogoro, and they are undetachable. He even changed his phone background fro a chipmunk for him.
Kurumazaki is his police assistant.
It has been clearly hinted that he is infatuated with Suzu Chika, a 19-year-old maiko in Kyoto. However, it's still unknown if she reciprocates his feelings.
Ayanokoji is impressed by Conan's intelligence and appreciates his help, knowing that he can be crucial help just like Heiji, often allowing him to investigate and tamper by himself, not like other regular inspectors like Jugo Yokomizo or Megure. Conan also feels Ayanokoji to be an intelligent inspector and being able to handle cases by himself.
Ayanokoji never met Shinichi before the Crimson School Trip case.
Manga vs. anime
In the manga, files 33-35 are the first and only time when Kogoro goes in train to Kyoto for his best friend's wedding. Ran came along to see Kyoto for the first time, and brought Conan rather than leave him alone in Tokyo. The Kyoto police came at the end of the case, when the bullet train was stopped forty minutes after departed from Nagoya Station, but the corresponding anime episode improperly replaced them with Inspector Megure and his men. In the manga, he says to have met Conan and his associates before, but not Shinichi and Heiji, then the movies are not canon.
His last name is a pun made for movie 7, when he was supposed to only last one case about the streets of Kyoto, which were the main hint of the movie.
- ^ The trip from Nagoya to Kyoto via bullet train takes about 40-50 minutes, then it was under their jurisdiction.