|23 years old
|Chikara Katsumata (father)
|Professional shogi player
Anime: Episode 1033
Mina Katsumata (勝又 水菜 Katsumata Mina) is a character in the manga franchise Detective Conan.
Mina Katsumata is a shogi player from Tokyo, who lives in an apartment although, just like the five other members of her shogi practice group, she pays a part in the rent of an apartment for practice. She is the daughter of Chikara, the actual tenant of the Osho title. She knows Shukichi very well, since he is her father's rival and is known to be quite good at shogi. She used to go out with a shogi player who committed suicide because of the pressure he had from his shogi group.
She is quite short and has an asymmetric haircut and short black hair.
She is a gentle and nice person, and cannot withstand being in a crime scene. Although she wasn't best friend with the first victim, she still cried a lot.
While Yumi was tailing her boyfriend, Conan followed her and both met Shukichi, who was talking with Mina and another woman. They reveal themselves to be part of a Shogi practice group and, as they come to the shared apartment of the five players, they discover their friend's lifeless body. They are all suspects. After the police comes, a second murder occurs as another member of the practice group, who had taken a leave, is found dead in his house. She returns to her house frightened about the death of her two rivals, but the serial killer is arrested.
Her name, just like the names of the other suspects in her introductory case, is related to typefaces on shōgi pieces. Mina Katsumata (勝又 水菜) comes from the Minase typeface (水無瀬), invented by the Minase family of shogi calligraphers, as well as the player Kiyokazu Katsumata, from which her father's name is also derived from.
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