Jubei Yagyu

From Detective Conan Wiki
Jubei Yagyu

Jubei Yagyu.jpg

Japanese name: 柳生 十兵衞
(Yagyū Jūbei)
Age: Around 400 years
Physically in his forties
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 1607
Nicknames: Yagyu samurai
Aliases: Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi
First appearance: Yaiba Manga: Chapter 88
Yaiba Anime: Episode 24
Manga: File 274
Anime: Episode 212
Appearances: Manga: 1
Japanese voice: Takaya Hashi

Jubei Yagyu (柳生 十兵衞 Yagyū Jūbei?), also Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi (柳生 十兵衞 三厳 Yagyū Jūbei Mitsuyoshi?), is a recurring character of Gosho Aoyama's second manga Yaiba. He is directly based on the historical samurai of the same name.


Jubei Yagyu is a historical samurai with a mysterious past and master of the Yagyu Shin Kageryuu swordfighting style, who learned under Musashi Miyamoto, whom he still holds in high regard, which shows when Yaiba Kurogane tells him that he's just a perverted geezer, angering Jubei. He's usually calm and collected and doesn't want women to "interfere" with his path of the sword, but when he gets drunk, he transforms into a lecherous werewolf who calls himself "Yajirobe".


Plot overview


Jubei Yagyuu was revived by Kumo-Otoko in a similar way to Kojiro Sasaki, but he lost him.

Yaiba Kurogane and his friends first meet Jubei Yagyu in the streets of Niigata, where he challenges Kojiro Sasaki to a duel, which he wins by Kojiro's mistake of elongating his Monohoshizao sword too much, swaying to the side when standing on top of it and crashing through the roof of the Dojo in the Mine residence. Yaiba challenges Jubei too, with Musashi slowly realizing that this Jubei is, in fact, the Jubei Yagyu he taught in the past. Yaiba manages to trick Jubei, causing him to lose, with Musashi revealing himself to him, which shocks him, because he isn't the man he once was anymore, trying to commit ritual suicide, which Yaiba and Sayaka Mine can keep him from succeeding in. Yaiba asks him whether he could be his new teacher, since he thinks that he's way stronger than Musashi. He then joins Yaiba's group.

Detective Conan

Jubei Yagyu in Detective Conan, during Matasaburo's explanation.

Code Sheet Case (Manga: 36-39, Anime: 4)

One of the hints the Detective Boys find is a café called "Terrace Jubei", seemingly named after the historical samurai.

Bear Hunters Case (Manga: 273-275, Anime: 212-213)

Matasaburo Saika explains the legend behind the bear's name, which is derived from the historical samurai Jubei Yagyu, who is depicted in the background during this exactly as he looked in Yaiba.


  • His character design was a prototype for Kansuke Yamato.
  • He got the fourth place in the Character Popularity Poll from Yaiba Volume 23 with 1211 votes, commenting "It's a great honor..." next to it.


Main Characters Yaiba KuroganeSayaka MineMusashi MiyamotoTakeshi OnimaruKojiro SasakiJubei YagyuShonosukeKagetoraGerozaimon GerodaNamako-Otoko
Secondary Characters Kenjuro KuroganeRaizo MineShizuka MineGrandma MineMoroha KuroganeMichiko KuroganeSoshi OkitaKumo-OtokoList of minor Yaiba characters
Manga Yaiba Manga Volume 1-1011-2021-24Volume 123456789101112131415161718192021222324
OVA adaptations Conan vs. Kid vs. Yaiba - The Grand Battle for the Treasure Sword!!
Kenyuu Densetsu Yaiba List of episodes
Games Kenyuu Densetsu Yaiba (Super Famicom)Kenyuu Densetsu Yaiba (Game Boy)Kenyuu Densetsu Yaiba (Sega Game Gear)List of games
Crossovers The Kendo Tournament of Love and MysteryThe Scarlet School TripList of crossovers
Related Articles Swords used in YaibaYaoyaEkoda High SchoolPlay It AgainK∀ITO