Kanenori Wakita

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Kanenori Wakita

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Profile
Japanese name: 脇田 兼則
(Wakita Kanenori)
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of birth: unknown
Relatives: unknown
Occupation: Sushi chef
Black Organization second-in-command
Status: Alive
Aliases: Rum (Black Organization)
Statistics
First appearance: Manga: File 607
Anime: Episode 502
Appearances: Chapters: 26
Chapters: 2
Episodes: 19
Movies: 2
Openings: 2
Keyhole number: Volume 97
Actors
Japanese voice: Shigeru Chiba[1]
English voice: Chris Cason

Kanenori Wakita (脇田 兼則 Wakita Kanenori?), who is also known by his codename Rum (ラム Ramu?), is the second-in-command of the Black Organization. He is actually disguised as a sushi chef and his real name is still unknown.

Background

Kanenori Wakita is a drifter arranged as sushi chef at Beika Iroha Sushi, the local restaurant which is just next door to Mouri detective agency and one of Kogoro's favourite hangout places, since the regular waiter was in an accident. As Rum, he is the close aide of the boss of the Black Organization, then he is their second-in-command, and changes his voice with a machine when he communicates with his subordinates. He was involved with the death of Kohji Haneda seventeen years ago.

Actually Sleeping Kogoro's second apprentice to to get closer to him and extract more information, he is interested in Shinichi and charges Bourbon to gather information about the high school detective. He also considers Yusaku a threat to the organization and orders Vermouth to investigate him.

Personality

As Wakita, he is a true edokko ("child of Tokyo"), hated betrayal and has the stereotypical personality: forward, confrontational, and fond of justice and sushi. Bourbon describes Rum as exceedingly impatient. He is also an intuitive person, taking an interest and investigating anyone that he deems suspicious and a threat to the organization or even to himself. He compares traitors to cheating fish-sellers.

Appearance

Rum's fake appearances.

As Wakita, he has a short black hair, a toothbrush mustache, prominent buck teeth, and soft medical dressing over his left eye. He is right-handed. There are conflicting accounts of his overall appearance and build among the Black Organization members, but he fabricated them to keep his identity a secret. Some think Rum is a strongly-built man, some say he looks feminine, and some say he is an old man.

Without the disguise of the buckteeth, wig and medical gauze, Rum is an older bald man with a strong build, a fairly tall, fair skin tone, black eyes and white facial hair. He has damaged his left eye and replaced it with an artificial one. Just like Kuroda's, his artificial prosthetic eye is completely white.

Abilities

He has a keen sense of observation and relatively good deduction skills just like Conan, liking mystery since he was a child. He was also able to brainwash Curaçao and appoint her as his right-hand agent. He can quickly figure out tactical traps that are being used against him, allowing him to execute a strategic counterattack and utilize the situation to his advantage. He has skills in culinary arts, but can't safely wield the knife due to his injured eye. In conclusion, he is more intelligent than Gin and a master of disguise like Vermouth.

Appellations

Plot overview

Foreign Suspect Case (Manga: 607, Anime: 502)

Rum vs. Akai and Camel.

Rum appeared in disguise as an old man during Akai's final loyalty test two years ago, while he was waiting for Gin to arrive in a warehouse. Camel emerged from his hiding place to scare him away, thinking he was just an ordinary civilian, revealing that Dai Moroboshi was an FBI spy.

Scarlet Showdown (Manga: 896, Anime: 782)

Camel is reminded of the old man.

Scriptwriter Murder Case (Manga: 906-908, Anime: 792-793)

Haibara visualizes his three black figures, just like Conan later in the anime version with fake eyes.

Soul Detective Murder Case (Manga: 951-953, Anime: 863-864)

Conan visualizes Rum as a black figure, just like his three black figures with fake eyes later in the anime version.

Interchanged Betting Ticket Case (Manga: 975-977, Anime: 894-895)

Wakita correctly guesses which horse Kogoro must have bet on to cause him to visit Beika Iroha Sushi and order the highest quality servings. He also deduces it is very out of character for Kogoro. Conan, worried about Rum, wants to know what happened to his eye. He turns out to be a fan of Sleeping Kogoro's and wants to know about Kogoro's cases. Kogoro tells him about the recent zombie murder, leaving out certain embarrassing details. A pickpocketing case then coincidentally falls into their laps. He challenges Kogoro to a deduction contest: a race to figure out which customer stole the lady's million yen winning ticket first. He cleverly and decisively comes up with excuses to keep all the suspects from leaving the sushi bar when they try to leave to avoid being accused. Although disappointed he won't get to see Kogoro in action, he is also first to propose a solution, which is very nearly close to correct, although he might have made his error in order to test Sleeping Kogoro in action. However, since he was mistaken, Conan darts Kogoro to put the case to rest decisively. He is impressed and asks to be Kogoro's disciple in exchange for discounts on sushi. Kogoro accepts, but it isn't clear if the response was serious.

Rumi Wakasa's Neighbor Murder Case (Manga: 980, Anime: 896-897)

Wakita is seen reading a Nichiuri newspaper, but it's not showed what article. He comments about Wakasa that "this one is quick-witted".

Crimson School Trip Case (Manga: 1005, Anime: 928)

After the murders case that occurred back at Kyoto is solved, Wakita is seen reading an article that mentions Shinichi's involvement in the case and took an interest of his return. In the anime, this was adapted in the next case.

Missing Maria Higashio Case (Manga: 1008, Anime: 941-942)

Wakita tried to visit Shinichi's house and is seen talking to Agasa, claiming that he came to deliver a sushi in his neighborhood, but couldn't due to a mass of paparazzi surrounding Shinichi's house. After he finished his conversation, he is seen reading an article in his phone, where the blogger who claimed that she saw Shinichi was nothing but an illusion, calming down the uproar about Shinichi. Rum sends an email to Bourbon, asking him to gather information about Shinichi, telling him to hurry up stating that "Time is money".

Nagano Snowy Mountains Case (Manga: 1027-1031, Anime: 1003-1005)

Wakita joins Conan, Kogoro, and Amuro to Nagano mountains after receiving a request about investigating a suicide case in an old church. He mention that he hated betrayal, like trader selling some old fish in a high price while they were on the train. Upon reaching the church they are joined by some people. It is soon revealed that someone has assembled all of them together keeping their identity secret. Next they are trapped inside the church and two of the people were killed. They team up with pairs to investigate the case and he pairs with Kogoro. He realize Conan and Amuro are working well as a pair along the case. He is also looking forward for Conan's future when he grow up. After they are rescue from the church, he introduce himself as Kogoro's apprentice along with Amuro to Nagano prefecture police inspector, Morofushi.

Kogoro in a Dilemma (Manga: 1055-1057, Anime: 1059-1060)

Wakita shows up at detective agency as he is impatient by waiting the sushi delivery ordered by Kogoro for Yoko's visit with the strange mysterious coding of a murder case as Kogoro was stuck inside the toilet due to out of toilet paper in the bathroom. He has relatively good deductive ability by solving the mysterious coding with the murder case. After the resolution, he asks Conan whether he is concern of something which is missing like a shogi piece, which Conan denies.

FBI Serial Murder Case (Manga: 1061-1066, Anime: TBD)

After several FBI members were killed as a result of the Black Organization decoding their communications, the FBI planted a fake code. However, Rum was able to detect such fake code due to the difference in romaji writing. His subordinates were then able to counter trap and attacked the FBI members instead. Although the collaborative efforts of Akai and Conan managed to keep Camel hidden for a while, Rum figured out their strategy and instructed Gin to burn the Umizarujima, successfully luring out him into the open. However, they were fooled into thinking to have successfully eliminated the FBI agent. Two years ago, when Rye's allegiance to the FBI was exposed, Rum sent a picture of Akai and Camel to Korn, ordering him to assassinate the FBI agents once in sight. After the case, Rum was scolded by the boss, stating that their actions at Umizarujima stood out a bit more than they should have been. Despite receiving an earful, the boss was pleased with the recent turn of events, commending Rum and the others for successfully killing the man that the FBI desperately protected. Rum then puts on his disguise and drops off at Iroha Sushi, and is revealed to be Kanenori Wakita.

Akemi Miyano's Time Capsule (Manga: 1071-1072, Anime: TBD)

Wakita delivers sushi to Teitan Elementary School for class 6-A's reunion. He shows to know Akemi attended this school nineteen years ago, but muses to himself that a dead person would be unable to attend their reunion. Hs indirect presence heavily triggered Haibara's anxiety, causing Conan to rush outside the classroom. When he asked an upperclassman if any suspicious person passed by, he was informed that only pizza and sushi deliveries came near the area. Conan then dismisses his suspicion and concludes that Haibara must have been overreacting only, unaware of the fact that Wakita is an undercover member of the organization. Wakasa then watches Rum leaving as he delivered the sushi.

Kaitou Kid and the Siren Splash (Manga: 1100, Anime: TBD)

Chess Tournament Murder Case (Manga: 1103-, Anime: TBD)

Non-canon plot overview

The Darkest Nightmare (Movie: 20)

Rum doesn't appear in this movie directly:

  • Haibara visualizes his three black figures, and his artificial eye in her hallucination.
  • Rum sends orders to Vermouth and Gin ordering them not to execute Bourbon and Kir because he received a new message, apparently from Curaçao but in reality from Agasa as instructed by Conan, that they weren't NOCs. He also orders them to retrieve Curaçao to verify if the message is authentic or not.
  • When she finally regained her lost memory, Curaçao's flashback shows Rum speaking to Vermouth through a computer in an altered voice. In the past, Vermouth was about to execute Curaçao because her brain recorded facts inconvenient to the organization, but Rum's voice stopped her. He appointed Curaçao as his right-handed agent.
  • Vermouth has a conversation with him during the ending credit, while she is in her car along with Kir. She lets Kir listen to what he has to say before hanging up.

Sleep (Hanzawa the Criminal: 35, Anime: TBD)

Twilight Job-changing (Hanzawa the Criminal: 41, Anime: TBD)

Iron Submarine (Movie: 26)

Relationships analysis

Black Organization

The Boss

The boss is his direct superior, meaning that Renya Karasuma must trust him the most, enough to make him the highest ranking executive agent. However, Rum is scolded by the boss when his conspicuous actions could threaten the secrecy of the organization, for example by burning an island to lure out their target.

Gin

Gin knows Rum's true identity and that he works at the sushi restaurant with a silly pseudonym. Apparently, Gin trusts and follows his commands without questioning them or complaining about them. Although, he does get annoy when Rum get praise every time.

Curaçao

Curaçao is a member who works as Rum's right-hand agent. In the past, because her brain recorded facts inconvenient to the organization, Vermouth was about to execute her, but he decided to appoint her as his right-hand agent.

Gallery

Name origin

Lum Invader

Just like "Katsuki Doitou" used by Kaitou Kid[2], "Kanenori Wakita" is a silly name and an anagram of "Toki wa kane nari", the Romanization into Japanese of his English catch phrase "Time is money" (時は金なり).

Gosho Aoyama, as a crossover joke, has introduced Lum Invader, the female protagonist from the manga Urusei Yatsura, as the Black Organization member Rum. He also showed Lum in a panel in file 906. Lum's name has a similar pronunciation to "Rum" because "R" and "L" sound the same in Japanese.

Trivia

Danpei Tange
  • Wakita's character is a homage to one-eyed boxing coach Danpei Tange from the 1968 boxing manga series Ashita no Joe.
  • His enemy role in the series is just like the second-in-command of the alien boss of the evil organization Jocker in the children's show Kamen Yaiba[3] and Colonel Sebastian Moran in the Sherlock Holmes' series.[4]
  • Rum's car is a black Rolls-Royce, driven around by two organization members. He also uses a scooter to deliver sushi.

See also

References

  1. ^ In movie 20 and episode 942, Rum is voiced by an unknown voice actor and was only given a computerized altered voice. The ending credits do not list a voice actor. The producers did this intentionally so that no one could look up what other characters that voice actor might play.
  2. ^ Manga volume 100, file 11.
  3. ^ Manga volume 92, file 7; anime episode 895. In his debut, one of the suspects says he wants to go home to watch the episode of Kamen Yaiba on TV where the boss' second-in-command would appear.
  4. ^ Movie 6: "The Phantom of Baker Street".
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