Kiyonaga Matsumoto

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Kiyonaga Matsumoto

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Japanese name: 松本 清長
(Matsumoto Kiyonaga)
English name: Kristopher McLaughlin
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Relatives: Mrs. Matsumoto (wife, deceased)
Sayuri Matsumoto (daughter)
Toshihiko Takasugi (son-in-law)
Occupation: Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Senior Superintendent
First appearance: Manga: File 78
Anime: Episode 18
Appearances: Chapters: 22
Episodes: 16
Movies: 1
Openings: 1
Keyhole number: Volume 64
Japanese voice: Seizo Kato
English voice: Bob Carter

Kiyonaga Matsumoto (松本 清長 Matsumoto Kiyonaga?), known as Kristopher McLaughlin in the Funimation dub, is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.


At the beginning of the series Matsumoto was a superintendent (Rank 5) of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department[1][2], and Juzo Megure's superior, often giving him specific instructions on very dangerous cases. Sometimes, Megure puts his plan through to Matsumoto first, and then sees what he has to say about it. Recently however, Matsumoto's rank has increased and Hyoue Kuroda took his place.

Matsumoto got the scar over his left eye from his chasing a serial killer fifteen years ago who wounded him with a katana slash, a case that remained unsolved until Conan helped unravel it and enabled the killer's arrest.[3] He was married, but his wife died at some unspecified point in the past.

Matsumoto first appears during the wedding of his only daughter, Sayuri (dub name Catherine McLaughlin), who used to be Shinichi, Ran, and Sonoko's music teacher in middle school, all three of them having been also invited to the wedding (though Shinichi had to attend as Conan, obviously). When his daughter fell victim to a poisoning attack, a sad case was revealed in which the groom attempted to avenge his mother's death by Matsumoto's negligence; the incident, of Matsumoto's involvement for the accidental death, was covered up, it is unknown if Matsumoto was responsible for the cover up or if a superior did it for Matsumoto's sake. But unexpectedly, the case did take several good turns in the end, and Matsumoto ended up with the victim of his past mistake and would-be-murderer of his daughter as his son-in-law.[4]


Although Chief Matsumoto looks to be a stern, harsh, brute man, he can be a very kind and gentle person, only getting very angry when a loved one is put in danger. However, his demeanor changes to complete seriousness and professionalism while at work. When one of his people is put in danger, he gets very serious on getting them back.


Plot overview[edit]

Poisoned Bride Case (Manga: 078-080, Anime: 18)[edit]

Girl Clubbing Case (Manga: 285-286, Anime: 217-218)[edit]

The Forgotten Memento from the Crime[edit]

Matsumoto did not appear in this case, however Takagi did tell Conan that he kept copied of all of stolen police reports from Kogoro Mouri's Detective Agency cases, so their being missing will not cause a problem in court.

Serial Bomber Case (Manga: 370-372, Anime: 304)[edit]

Scar and Ginger Case (Manga: 667-669, Anime: 532-533)[edit]

Whistling Killer Case (Manga: 670-673, Anime: 534-535)[edit]

Matsumoto leads an investigation on a serial killer case, in which the suspect gave Matsumoto a scar 15 years ago.

Overnight Deadline (Manga: 804-808, Anime: 681-683)[edit]

A Blog That Causes a Death (Manga: 920, Anime: 815)[edit]

Matsumoto didn't appear in this case, but it was implied by Hyoue Kuroda (who is now replacing him) that he has been promoted.

Non-canon plot overview[edit]

The Raven Chaser (Movie: 13)[edit]

Under the boss' orders, Matsumoto's identity was used by Irish, a Black Organization member, who subsequently got killed by Chianti.

Name origin[edit]

His name, Kiyonaga Matsumoto (松本 清長) comes from Seichō Matsumoto (松本 清張, his real given name is Kiyoharu), a Japanese mystery writer.

Different looks[edit]

Episode 18
Episode 390
Movie 13
Episode 683


Being a detective is a line of work in which one is constantly resented. One never knows where the resentment come from

— Chapter 805

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ Volume 8, File 8, Page 9; File 78
  3. ^ Manga Chapter 667: Scar and Ginger Case
  4. ^ Manga Chapter 080: Poisoned Bride Case
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Movie 13: The Raven Chaser
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Episode 18: A June Bride Murder Case
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