|Japanese name:||Tome (トメ Tome)|
|Date of birth:||unknown|
|Relatives:||Miss Tome (daughter)|
|Occupation:||Senior crime scene investigator|
|First appearance:||Anime: Episode 3|
|Japanese voice:||Toshihiko Nakajima |
Tome (トメ Tome) is a character in the anime and movie franchise Detective Conan.
Tome is a senior member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police CSI from over twenty years, and is often seen investigating alongside with his daughter and other forensic men at the crime scene during cases where Megure is the chief inspector, who has close trust in them. He is a senior crime scene investigator, which is the highest achievable rank in forensic police. He is notorious for his always precise details and will be asked more questions than other forensics officers by the police. He is one of the few veterans of the forensics police and knows a lot of old tricks to take clues, like one that he taught to Takagi.
Very serious and passionate with his work, he is nonetheless a kind and friendly person. Like many other policemen, he listens to what Conan has to say, although Conan sometimes says something like: "Mouri wants you to check up on this", or "Mouri asks if this was found". This is to ask him about forensic evidence he has collected, and Tome is often happy to answer. A good investigator appreciated by all, he can do his job well, so much to boast with Conan to not omit anything. His daughter seems to have inherited this character from him. He likes Double Soda and Milk Bar.
He is a seemingly older man, wears glasses and has black eyes and dark hair that are always covered by a blue cap. He usually wears a blue forensic uniform in his work and always wears essential gloves for his investigations.
He appears multiple times in both the TV series and the movies. He is used as the main forensics officer in many cases and gives clues to the main characters and the other law enforcers.
Manga vs. anime
In the manga, an unnamed forensic officer with his character design often appears, so he is not completely an anime original character.
- Throughout the cases he appeared, he became more and more thinner which is a contrast we can see if we compare his appearance in episode 8 to the one in episode 605, which probably means that he had lost weight.
- ^ Gosho Aoyama art book collection, Detective Conan Complete Works (名探偵コナンコンプリートワークス Meitantei Konan Konpurīto Wākusu). Indeed, between animation staff, there is a back side setting that his daughter also works as a forensics of the Metropolitan Police Department, commonly referred to as "Female Forensic Member" (女性鑑識員 Josei kanshiki-in).
- ^ Episode 214: "The Mysterious Retro Room Case".
- ^ "Young Man Kobayashi" is a Japanese idiom for "Blooming Child".