Juzo Megure

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Juzo Megure

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Japanese name: 目暮 十三
(Megure Jūzō)
English name: Joseph Meguire
Age: 41[1]
Gender: Male
Relatives: Midori Megure (wife)
Occupation: Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Inspector
Nicknames: Inspector-dono (by Kogoro)
Raccoon-dog Megure (Megure-no-tanuki) (by Ginzo Nakamori)
First appearance: Manga: File 1
Anime: Episode 1
Appearances: Chapters: 336
Episodes: 533
Movies: 25
OVAs: 3
Specials: 4
Chapters: 2
Episodes: 1
Openings: 40
Closings: 6
Keyhole number: Volume 4
Japanese voice: Chafurin
English voice: Mark Stoddard (FUNimation)
Jake Eberle (Bang Zoom!)
Oscar Cheda (Macias Group)
Drama actor: Masahiko Nishimura (1st)
Masato Ibu (2nd)

Juzo Megure (目暮 十三 Megure Jūzō?) (also known as Joseph Meguire in the Funimation dub), commonly referred to as Inspector Megure, is a Police Inspector (Rank 6) in Division 1 of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department[2] in the manga and anime Detective Conan.


Shortly after Megure had come to the police force, he was involved in a case in which he would meet his future wife, Midori. As a result of the case, he has taken to wearing a hat in public in order to hide a scar which he gained and his own self-consciousness about how he came to his marriage.[3] Megure was also a good friend of star detective story novelist Yusaku Kudo, and would in the past consult him about one case or another. On many such occasions, Yusaku would take his son Shinichi with him, who would pick up his father's investigative skills and eventually become a detective in his own right.[4]

Megure is almost always there on the scene when a murder occurs, always interviewing the suspects, and acting as the commanding officer of the group of police he brings along with him, among them Wataru Takagi, Miwako Sato, Ninzaburo Shiratori, and Kazunobu Chiba. Megure and Kogoro Mouri were former co-officers in the district.[5]


Megure is a capable veteran officer who cares much for his underlings, but he is prone to occasional shouting fits whenever something does not go right or when his temper gets the better of him. He also has little patience for fools, but tends to be a bit too conservative, limiting his ability for flexible thinking.

After Shinichi solved their first mutual case for him, he has regularly consulted him in difficult cases and considered him a great help.[6] In stark contrast to this, he tends not to think much of Conan and the Detective Boys, usually thinking of them as a nuisance until they solve the ongoing case for him. Likewise, from their common police days, he has no high regard for Kogoro, and he thinks that he may actually be under some kind of jinx, since wherever Kogoro[7] shows up, there is always some murder case nearby (a fact which actually conforms to Conan, which in later cases[8][9] he seems to have realised).

In some anime originals, Megure has the habit of trying to tell the culprit about the morals of doing wrong, which he rarely does in the manga series. Megure also likes to look good in front of TV and interviewing which he makes himself look neat. He is not really able at talking English, for example instead of policeman he said poriceman wrongly, and has a hard time using computers and any modern technological device.

Megure has a strong sense of justice and a strong tolerance for pain like when been hit with a iron club on head and been stabbed in stomach with knife.

When suspects yell, Megure mostly keeps a doesn't care attitude and doesn't show reaction.


Megure in his regular trench coat and hat suit.

List of disguises used


Plot overview

Megure appears in a majority of the episodes. He is always involved in questioning suspects, although his deductive powers are not as well-developed as Shinichi or Heiji.

Non-canon plot overview

Relationships analysis

Family and friends

Midori Megure

Midori is Megure's wife. During a case a long time ago, she insisted on being a decoy for a serial killer. This is explained in episode 217-218. Juzo jumped in front of the car to save her. While she was hit, he only hit his head. This is explained why he never takes off his hat, which is to hide the scar. She survived and later they were married. She would always make a bento lunchbox for him.

Yusaku Kudo

Megure is on very friendly terms with Yusaku and respects his deductive powers, so much so that he sometimes looks to him for guidance on tough cases.

Shinichi Kudo

Shinichi Kudo is respected and seen as a helpful guide on cases by Megure. Their working relationship began with Shinichi's first solo case aboard an airplane. Shinichi's habit of helping the police likely comes from his father, Yusaku Kudo, whom Megure also respects. Megure often comments how cases would be much easier if "Kudo-kun" was still around. Conan often pretends that Shinichi tells him the truth to cases by phone so that Megure is more accepting of Conan's deductions.

Conan Edogawa

Juzo and Edogawa.

Megure tends to treat Conan as a nuisance, and does not think much of him. Unlike Takagi and Sato, he does not notice as much as others the tips and hints Conan drops regularly.

Sonoko Suzuki

In episode 218, Juzo shielded Sonoko from a serial killer. The serial killer was going to kill Sonoko with a iron club until Juzo shielded her at last second. The killer was arrested and Juzo went to the hospital. Sonoko, Ran, Conan, Kogoro and the Superintendent went to visit him.

Kogoro Mouri

Megure and Kogoro.

Kogoro Mouri and Megure used to work together in the past before Kogoro left the police force. Megure found Kogoro's work behavior and poor deductions irritating. Now that Kogoro has become the "Sleeping Kogoro", Megure's respect for him has increased somewhat. It is a running gag that Megure refers to Kogoro as a shinigami or a 'death-god', because of the sheer number of murder cases that Kogoro coincidentally has come by. Now whenever Kogoro and Megure work together, the inspector always impatiently awaits Kogoro's characteristic "Hynaaa~" sound and dance that marks the beginning of the sleeping detective's deduction.

Law enforcement

Wataru Takagi and Ninzaburo Shiratori

Megure and Takagi usually work together on criminal cases. Ninzaburo Shiratori, though an Inspector himself, is also frequently seen conducting investigations with Megure. Both policemen share cordial relationships with Megure and treat him with respect. He can be strict with them, but he also shows concern for them, if they are put in danger.

Miwako Sato

Miwako and Juzo have been shown to have a father-daughter relationship, probably because Sato's father had died at a young age.

Kiyonaga Matsumoto

Superintendent Matsumoto is Megure's superior. He has great respect for him.

Character popularity

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. Megure placed 24th in the poll with 17 votes out of the 5,883 that were cast.[28]

Name origin

Maigret was featured by Gosho Aoyama in the fifth volume.

"Juzo Megure" comes from Jules Maigret, a fictional Paris police detective created by the writer Georges Simenon. Maigret and Megure physically resemble one another as well, both are stocky and somewhat overweight. Megure's first name "Juzo" has also been used as a pun on thirteen, the Japanese numeral.

Different looks

Episode 1
Episode 449
Episode 549
Magic Kaito 1412 (episode 6).


No matter what circumstances, there is no justify taking another’s life!

— Talking to the murderer, Episode 456


  • Megure's scar has yet to be seen, because even when he was hospitalized, he either had his hat or had a bandage that wrapped the whole top of his head.
  • Megure does not know how to work with computers well. He doesn't know the most basic jargon nor the proper way to turn one on or off.[29]
  • His last name Megure (目暮) is written with the characters for 'eye' and 'to get dark'. His first name Jūzō (十三) literally means 'thirteen'.
  • Megure is the fourth character with most appearances, only less than the three protagonists.

In other languages

Language Given Name Family Name
Flag of Japan Japanese 十三 Jūzō 目暮 Megure
Flag of Arab League Arabic جوزو Jōzo ميقوري Migori
Flag of Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia Juzo Megure
Flag of Catalonia Catalan Juzo Megré
Flag of Spain Spanish Juzo Megure
Flag of Spain Spanish (Latin America) Not given
Flag of China Chinese (Simplified) 十三 Shísān 目暮 Mùmù
Flag of US English Joseph Meguire
Flag of Finland Finnish Juzo Megure
Flag of France French Juzo Megure/Maigret[30]
Flag of Germany German Juzo Megure
Flag of Italy Italian Juzo Megure
Flag of North KoreaFlag of South Korea Korean 롬보/한석 Lom Bo/Han Seok 골 Gol[31]
Flag of Malaysia Malay Juzo Megure
Flag of Thailand Thai จูโซ Cūso เมงูเระ Me-ngū-rea
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Juzo Megure


See also


  1. ^ Movie 25: "The Bride of Halloween".
  2. ^ http://forums.dctp.ws/index.php?topic=6114.0
  3. ^ Manga Chapter 286: An Unexpected Motive
  4. ^ Manga Chapter 204: The Initial Call
  5. ^ Manga Chapters 570-573: Shinichi's Childhood Adventure
  6. ^ Manga Chapter 207: Hidden Within The Depth Of The Heart
  7. ^ Episode 316
  8. ^ Chapter 655
  9. ^ Chapter 919
  10. ^ Episode 690
  11. ^ Episode 558: The Interrogation Room
  12. ^ a b c Episode 18: A June Bride Murder Case
  13. ^ a b c Movie 13: The Raven Chaser
  14. ^ a b File 937
  15. ^ The Trembling Police Headquarters: 12 Million Hostages
  16. ^ The Trembling Police Headquarters: 12 Million Hostages
  17. ^ The Trembling Police Headquarters: 12 Million Hostages
  18. ^ The Trembling Police Headquarters: 12 Million Hostages
  19. ^ Detective Conan 80 + Super Digest Book - p119
  20. ^ Episode 397: Hot, Bitter, Sweet Soup
  21. ^ Episode 486: Beckoning Cat from Right to Left
  22. ^ File 948: The Clenched Scissors (Volume 89)
  23. ^ Episode 81
  24. ^ Episode 844
  25. ^ Episode 844
  26. ^ Episode 82
  27. ^ File 1023
  28. ^ "『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. 
  29. ^ Manga Volume 37, File 7, :"Footsteps of Darkness 3"
  30. ^ In the Manga
  31. ^ His name changed in Movie 2, because of the issue with the number-name pairing.
Main Characters
Protagonists Shinichi KudoConan EdogawaRan MouriKogoro Mouri
Detective Boys Ai HaibaraAyumi YoshidaMitsuhiko TsuburayaGenta Kojima
Family & Friends Hiroshi AgasaSonoko SuzukiEri KisakiYusaku KudoYukiko KudoHeiji HattoriKazuha ToyamaYoko OkinoSumiko KobayashiTomoaki AraideMakoto KyogokuShizuka HattoriJirokichi SuzukiEisuke HondouAzusa EnomotoSubaru OkiyaMasumi SeraShukichi HanedaSakurako YoneharaRumi WakasaMomiji OokaMuga Iori
Tokyo Metropolitan Police District Juzo MegureWataru TakagiMiwako SatoNinzaburo ShiratoriYumi MiyamotoKazunobu ChibaNaeko MiikeKiyonaga MatsumotoInspector YuminagaShintaro ChakiHyoue KurodaKenji HagiwaraJinpei MatsudaWataru Date
Osaka Police District Heizo HattoriGinshiro ToyamaGoro Otaki
Nagano Police District Kansuke YamatoYui UeharaTaka'aki Morofushi
Other police districts Sango YokomizoMisao YamamuraJugo YokomizoFumimaro Ayanokoji
NPA and Public Security Bureau Rei Furuya (Bourbon)Hiromitsu MorofushiYuya Kazami
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Others "The Criminal"Hideo AkagiRyusuke HigoTakahiro SanadaScar AkaiKohji HanedaKamen YaibaAmanda Hughes
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Juzo MegureWataru TakagiMiwako SatoNinzaburo ShiratoriYumi MiyamotoKazunobu ChibaNaeko MiikeGinzo NakamoriShintaro ChakiInspector YuminagaKiyonaga MatsumotoHyoue KurodaInspector MomoseChosuke Takagi (Tottori) • Jinpei Matsuda (deceased) • Kenji Hagiwara (deceased) • Wataru Date (deceased) • Masayoshi Sato (deceased) • Officer Tome (ao) • Toshiro Odagiri (ao) • Detective Kobayashi (ao) • Detective Yokoyama (ao) • Detective Kojima (ao) • Superintendent General HakubaManabu FujimakiDetective TakikawaDetective NakamuraDetective FukuiDetective KawanakaDetective SaitohDetective HoritaDetective TakanoDetective SogawaDetective OkumuraDetective SugitaDetective Hirota (ao) • Officer NumataDetective Terashima (ao) • Toshio Moroboshi (ao) • Female forensics member (ao) • Detective MiyazakiDetective TomokawaTadayoshi Uno (ao) • Detective Yama (ao) • Inspector Yuminaga's assistant
Osaka Prefectural Police Heizo HattoriGinshiro ToyamaGoro Otaki
Nagano Prefectural Police Kansuke YamatoYui UeharaTaka'aki Morofushi (Komei)
Kanagawa Prefectural Police Jugo YokomizoChihaya Hagiwara
Hokkaido Prefectural Police Inspector NishimuraDetective Tamura
Kyoto Prefectural Police Fumimaro AyanokojiDetective Kurumazaki (ao)
Shizuoka Prefectural Police Sango YokomizoTomonori Ogawara (ao) • Detective Tsukumo
Other Prefectures Misao Yamamura (Gunma) • Tsuyoshi Shikatsuno (ao, Nara) • Tamekichi Matsushiro (ao, Gifu) • Shoji Terabayashi (Chiba)
Japanese Intelligence Agencies Rei FuruyaYuya KazamiHiromitsu Morofushi (deceased)
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