|Japanese name:||萩原 研二 |
|Age:||22 (deceased seven years ago)|
|Date of birth:||unknown|
|Occupation:||Police HQ Mobile Team Explosive Disposal Unit|
|First appearance:||Manga: File 1021 |
Anime: Episode 304
|Japanese voice:||Shin'ichiro Miki (episode 304)|
Kenji Hagiwara (萩原 研二 Hagiwara Kenji) is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.
- 1 Background
- 2 Personality
- 3 Appearance
- 4 Abilities
- 5 Appellations
- 6 Plot overview
- 7 Relationships analysis
- 8 Different looks
- 9 Name origin
- 10 Quotes
- 11 In other languages
- 12 Trivia
- 13 References
- 14 See also
Kenji Hagiwara was a member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department bomb squadron and Jinpei Matsuda's explosive disposal partner. He died in the first of a series of bombings seven years prior to the current timeline.
Kenji is a pretty carefree guy who always have time to joke a bit. He is a heavy smoker and does the job right. He prevents other people so they can be saved before him and always respect his friends.
Kenji is an average height man with long black hair and white skin. He is pretty well-built and strong.
He has the ability to defuse bombs really quickly but not as quick as Matsuda. He was one of the bests in police academy which granted him a quick hire in the MPD Bomb Squadron. He is able to put on and off his defusal suit really faster than average people.
In the case, there is a flashback of seven years ago in a residential building where two bombs were planted by two serial bombers in Shinjuku who had just started his bombing spree. Jinpei Matsuda defused the first with ease and the city paid the ransom for the second bomb so the bombers stopped the bomb. The second bomber died as he panicked when he ran and to avenge himself, the other bomber restarted the second bomb. Kenji Hagiwara and a few other squad members where called to room twenty on the floor before the last to defuse the bomb. At first, the squad members took a pause to wait until everybody had been evacuated and Kenji lit his cigarette to chill. Everybody waited patiently until they received a call from the operators telling them they could start. Then, as they got started, Hagiwara's friend Jinpei Matsuda called him to tell him to quit playing and to defuse it already but Hagiwara told him the bomb's timer stopped. Upon analyzing the bomb, he deduced the bomb would take a bit more than three minutes to defuse but he quickly realized that there were only six seconds left and unfortunately, part of the squad members died along with Hagiwara. Four years later, it was Matsuda's turn to die and that year, the bomber multiplied his attacks.
Jinpei Matsuda and Hagiwara were really good friends and always did missions together. They also attended the same police academy. Although Jinpei was more careful to his friend, Kenji was more carefree. On Kenji's last mission, Jinpei called him like he always did and chated with him and told him he should have worn his bomb defusal suit to which Kenji replied he was fine. Unfortunately for him, he died, and Jinpei decided to avenge him although himself died at the hands of the same bomber four years later. Although Kenji died, Jinpei still sent mails to his email even after.
Rei Furuya had a good friendship with Kenji and was aquainted with him since he went to the same police academy as Kenji and they all graduated together.
Wataru Date attended the same police academy as Kenji. They also graduated together.
Kenji was well acquainted with Hiromitsu Morofushi since they were good friends along with the three others and attended the academy together.
His surname meaning was "bush clover", while his given name have varies of meanings, from strong and vigorous to iron and purpose, which explains his tenacity and laid back when facing a life-death situation.
|“||...three minutes is more than enough. Right?||„|
— Preceding Jinpei in his sentence (episode 304).
In other languages
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- Even if he was introduced in the manga in volume 36, it wasn't before file 1021, more than sixty volumes later, that his face was shown. Nevertheless, the anime showed his face in its adaptation of the case and in opening 47.
- He appears with Matsuda in the poster of The Private Eyes' Requiem, hand-drawn by Gosho Aoyama, but with halos on their head since they are both dead.