|Japanese name:|| 比護 隆佑|
|Relatives:||Rikuo Endo (older brother)|
|First appearance:|| Manga: File 344 |
Anime: Episode 279
|Appearances:|| Chapters: 13|
|Keyhole number:||Volume 84|
|Japanese voice:||Takahiro Sakurai|
Ryusuke Higo (比護 隆佑 Higo Ryūsuke) is a soccer player in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.
Early in life, Ryusuke Higo was an aspiring young soccer player who wanted to play in the J1 League for his dream team Noir Tokyo. He wanted to do this side by side with his older half-brother Rikuo Endo, to whom he was very close despite the fact that he was the result of his father's indiscretion with a mistress; a fact which was withheld from the public at large. Just after they joined the Noir Tokyo team, the two brothers encountered Shinichi Kudo during a soccer match for his middle school team and became impressed enough with his abilities to invite him to join them.
However, two years after they had joined Noir, Rikuo was forcibly evicted from the team because he was merely used as an enticement for the talented Ryusuke and his own soccer skills were below average, making him of no further use for them. Bitterly disappointed, Higo quit Noir and joined their major rival Big Osaka, who had hired Rikuo as a team coach. At first viciously scorned and derided by both the Noir and Osaka fans, he finally scored the winning goal in a decisive match against Noir, catapulting him back to celebrity status. Because of the huge similarity of their respective life stories (betrayed by their "black" team and fleeing from its greedy clutches), Higo has become a role model for Ai Haibara, formerly "Sherry" of the Black Organisation.
 Plot Overview
Higo's backstory with Tokyo Noire and his brother Endo is explained. Haibara switches allegiance to Big Osaka because she was sympathetic to Higo's difficulties.
Ryusuke and Yoko Okino were rumored to be dating. They visit a senpai's restaurant together.
 Non-canon plot overview
When Higo attends an open day soccer event in which the Detective Boys participate, and sees Conan using his well-developed soccer skills, he is instantly reminded of his past encounter with Shinichi Kudo and asks Conan the awkward question whether he is acquainted with Shinichi. After Conan provides the answer that he learned his soccer tricks from Shinichi, Higo ruffles his hair appreciatively, which draws jealous responses from his fellow Detectives, particularly Haibara.
 Relationship analysis
 Friends and relatives
 Takahiro Sanada
Takahiro is Ryusuke's teammate.
 Yoko Okino
Ryusuke and Yoko both graduated from Kohnan High School. Higo likes using one of her songs, "Dandylion" for warming up. One day they go shopping together and are caught by the media, which creates the rumour of them dating. But it turns out that they just go look for a present for their old retiring teacher.
 Name origin
The name comes from Luís Figo.
- He currently plays for Big Osaka and wears the number "9" jersey.
 See also
- ^ a b Manga: Case 334-346, Anime: episode 279-280
- ^ a b c d e File 925 (Volume 87)
- ^ a b File 887 (Volume 84)
- ^ a b c File 885 (Volume 84)
- ^ a b File 926 (Volume 87)