|Japanese name:||Tome (トメ Tome)|
|Date of birth:||unknown|
|Relatives:||Miss Tome (daughter)|
|Occupation:||Forensics senior crime scene investigator|
|First appearance:||Anime: Episode 3|
|Japanese voice:||Toshihiko Nakajima |
Tome (トメ Tome), most commonly referred to as Officer Tome, and less commonly Tome-san, is a character in the anime and movie franchise Detective Conan.
Tome is a CSI member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, and is often seen investigating alongside with his daughter or other forensic men at the crime scene during cases where Megure is the head inspector. 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 officer by the police. He is one of the few veterans of the forenscis 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, Tome is nonetheless a kind and friendly person. Like many other policemen, he listen 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 asks 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.
Manga vs. anime
In the manga often appears an unnamed forensic officer with his character design, 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 his appearance in episode 605, which probably means that he had lost weight.
- His character design is re-used for a forensic member of Shizuoka Prefectural Police in Night Baron Murder Case.
- ^ 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.
- ^ "Young Man Kobayashi" is a Japanese idiom for "Blooming Child".