Minerva Glass

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Minerva Glass

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Japanese name: ミネルバ・グラス
(Mineruba Gurasu)
English name: Minerva Glass
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Relatives: Apollo Glass (younger brother)
Juno Glass (mother)
Occupation: Professional tennis player
Nicknames: Queen of the Court
Grass Court Queen
First appearance: Manga: Chapter 744
Anime: Episode 616
Appearances: Chapters: 8
Episodes: 8
Openings: 1
Cases solved: 1
Keyhole number: Volume 71
Japanese voice: Rumiko Varnes

Minerva Glass (ミネルバ・グラス Mineruba Gurasu?) is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.


She is an excellent tennis player from London, England. When she was younger she lived in Japan. She placed first in Wimbledon for five consecutive years. She was ranked Number 1 and earned the name 'Grass Court Queen'.

Her father was German and her mother was English. Her father and little sister died in a traffic accident eight years prior to the current storyline. She has a younger brother named Apollo. She was coached by Ares Ashley, who was coached by her father. Ares quit coaching Minerva (although he liked her) because he blamed himself for her dad's death, since he had died in the traffic accident when he'd been on his way to watch Ares's match. This saddened Minerva greatly.


Minerva is very friendly and cheerful. She took the trouble of going to the airport before Ran and Kogoro left for Japan in order to thank Ran for an e-mail she had sent her. She is an excellent tennis player, being able to calculate the placements of her serves in order to make a code which she hoped someone would figure out and come rescue her.

Plot overview[edit]

Holmes' Revelation (Manga: 743-751, Anime: 616-621)[edit]

After four consecutive years of domination at Wimbledon, Minerva was once again involved in it, vying for the top spot. A murderer named Hades put a bomb in Wimbledon in order to get revenge on Minerva's mother, whom he blamed for losing all his possessions after he lost a bet that Minerva would win a certain tennis match, which led to his mother being unable to have surgery, which resulted in her death (Minerva lost the match because her mother wasn't there to encourage her).

Minerva met Ran and later Kogoro. During the match, Minerva received a note from Hades telling her he was targeting her mother. She began placing her serves in certain order and places, leaving a message in braille which Conan deciphered. Using his help, the culprit was caught and Minerva won the match for the fifth consecutive year.

Minerva later met Ran and Kogoro at the airport before they left to go back to Japan so she can thank Ran for her e-mail. She was very happy, thanks to the e-mail as well as the fact that Ares planned to become a tennis player again and had received a reply to an e-mail she had sent him.

Haibara's Lost Phone Strap Case (Manga: 997-999, Anime: 925-926)[edit]

As Haibara recalls the moments when she had to give Conan an antidote in emergency, she remembers the london arc case and what happened with Conan and Ran briefly showing the last scene when Ran says goodbye to Minerva.



  • Her family's names are references to the Greek/Roman pantheon: Minerva is named after the Roman goddess of wisdom, her brother Apollo is named after the god of prophecy and the arts, her mother Juno is named after the Queen Mother of most of the Roman gods, and Minerva's coach, Ares, is named for the Greek god of war and manliness.
  • Minerva Glass is based off of Steffi Graf, and the scene when Conan shouts encouragement to her is based off a real-life event where a fan proposed to Steffi.

Different looks[edit]

Episode 622
Episode 925 (flashback).

See also[edit]

Minor Characters
Family & Friends Fusae CampbellMidori MegureAyako SuzukiMisae YamamuraKazumi TsukamotoAsami TsuburayaGenji KojimaCoeurHiroshi YagisawaManami YagisawaTamanosuke ItoMegumi ItoRenge KataokaSayo OhashiMidori KuriyamaChipmunkKatsumasa OguraTaiiGoroLupin (dog)Mrs. TsuburayaMrs. SatoIsokichi KamoiYuzo TomizawaHina WadaYujiro TamakiIchiro TamakiMichiko Yoshikawa
Tokyo Metropolitan Police District Officer TomeJinpei MatsudaWataru DateInspector MomoseMiss TomeParamedic SakaiMasayoshi SatoOfficer NumataTsujimura
Schools Ryujiro UematsuMaria HigashioChiharu MatsubaraNatsuko ShibuyaToya
Others Soshi OkitaSamizu KichiemonHikaru YasumotoChikara KatsumataWaitressTakeshi OnimaruSodesakiSatoru Maeda
Tokyo Supreme Court Reiko KujoSasakiPresiding judge
Medias Naomichi MugikuraKoji YatsukawaMikihiko KamisuwaShimizuKaoru KodaMiyuki TabetaYumi Hikita
Case Aquaintances Tohei BenzakiSeiji AsohKyosuke HagaNatsuki KoshimizuJunya TokitsuMinerva GlassReiko AkibaRokumichi Hado
Hospital Kazumi NakayamaKeiko Okita
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