Sango Yokomizo

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Sango Yokomizo

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Japanese name: 横溝 参悟
(Yokomizo Sango)
English name: Inspector Worthington
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Relatives: Mr. Yokomizo (father)
Mrs. Yokomizo (mother)
Jugo Yokomizo (younger twin brother)
Occupation: Shizuoka Prefecture Police Inspector
Status: Alive
First appearance: Manga: File 59
Anime: Episode 9
Appearances: Chapters: 38
Episodes: 44
Movies: 1
Specials: 1
Openings: 4
Closings: 1
Cases solved: 4
Keyhole number: Volume 7
Japanese voice: Akio Otsuka
English voice: Dameon Clarke

Sango Yokomizo (横溝 参悟 Yokomizo Sango?)[1], also known as Inspector Worthington in the Funimation dub, is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.


Sango Yokomizo was originally the head inspector of the Saitama district, though he transferred to the Shizuoka district soon after. However, he and his twin brother Jugo, who is also a police inspector and has remained in Saitama, stay in touch and have even assisted each other in various (and even locally unrelated) cases.

As children, Sango and Jugo would often play with other kids near the beach. Both brothers were actually afraid of swimming in the ocean, but while Jugo would go near the water, Sango was so scared that he would never even leave the boat.[2] Thus, Sango, even as an adult, does not know how to swim.[3]

Conan often runs into Yokomizo when he is away for a festival, or on a vacation. It is hinted that Sango is the head inspector of a richer town, as he often is involved in a case at a fancy hotel, or one of Sonoko Suzuki's vacation spots, as well as the homes of her relatives.[4] He is also the head inspector in most cases involving a famous actor or actress,[5] and at many festivals.[6]


Inspector Yokomizo shows a suspect his badge.

Yokomizo is a capable police officer, though with one odious personal habit: he tends to get his face right into a suspect's face, study them closely, and scream into their face when he believes he is onto something, a habit which even he believes is a little embarrassing. Another trait of his is to speak really loudly when deeply involved in an investigation. His loud voice has received many complaints from suspects.[7]

Sango considers himself a big fan of Kogoro Mouri's work.[8] Often when he sees Kogoro, his demeanor changes and he has him help him investigate a case.[9] Sometimes, he even actually calls Kogoro and asks him to come with him, because there is a case that he is having a problem solving.[10] Kogoro however, sometimes puts down Sango's theories, even when it turns out Sango's intuitions are indeed the correct ones.[6] Kogoro does not always react the same way to seeing Sango, as Sango does to him,[11] but he does appear to consider Sango a good friend.

Inspector Yokomizo interrogates a suspect, using his usual menacing method.

Sango always acts very excited when he sees that Kogoro becomes "The Sleeping Kogoro".[12] However, Sango is more modest than Kogoro, as compared to Kogoro, who acts very excited and perverted.[13] Sango often mistakes female suspects or witnesses for Kogoro's wife.

Although he can be a menacing figure, he is shown to be a very adept investigator. He is shown in his first appearance on the show to realize who the killer is, and he is also the only one other than Conan to doubt the suspect's alibi, right down to the photographic trick the killer used to solidify their alibi.[8] Conan even has Sango look at the evidence Conan has found, to accuse the killer of the murder.[8] Conan also believes that Sango is a very adept and smart inspector, commenting during a case that Sango, who was the one in charge, would be a much smarter choice for figuring out the case over Kogoro Mouri.[14] In another case, he is the only adult to believe that a murder took place instead of a suicide at a temple, but Conan, when voicing Kogoro, still chides Sango for not paying attention to the obvious clues Sango had found.[9] Sango also has a big fear of ghosts, an even bigger fear of them than even Ran Mouri.[7]

He also has a softer side, like when he is shown with Professor Agasa and Conan Edogawa trying to comfort Ai Haibara after she breaks down to Conan, asking him why he didn't save her sister, Akemi Miyano.[15] He later on comes to think of Kogoro, Ran, and Conan as friends, often running to them and talking to them before anyone else if they appear at a murder case that he is investigating.[14] Sango sometimes contacts his brother, Jugo, whenever he needs help on a suspect in a case.[7] In one episode, Jugo helps out Sango by dressing up exactly like him, to help Conan in solving a murder.[7] However, Jugo does this very reluctantly, and even tells Sango to not mention that he helped out.[7]

Unlike most other characters, Sango does not mind Conan involving himself in cases. In fact, Sango often values Conan's opinion, as well as his keen observations, often asking him if he has found any clues, much to the chagrin of Kogoro.[16] Whenever Conan makes a point, or points out a clue, Kogoro immediately disregards it, while Sango is the only one who listens to Conan's points without acting in anger towards him, even taking his concerns seriously.[12] It is hinted that Sango also understands the Conan is no ordinary seven-year-old boy, and very smart for his age. The Detective Boys also very much like Sango; they believe that he is a nice and kind man, unlike his twin brother, Jugo.[17]


Plot overview

Tenkaichi Festival Murder Case (Manga: 59-61, Anime: 9)

Night Baron Murder Case (Manga: 74-77, Anime: 68-70)

Triplet Murder Case (Manga: 122-124, Anime: 72)

Murdered Professor Case (Manga: 180-181, Anime: 129)

Sonoko's Camera Case (Manga: 219-221, Anime: 153-154)

Old Photograph Murder Case (Manga: 277-278, Anime: 220-221)

Netted Man Murder Case (Manga: 312-313, Anime: 246-247)

Kogoro's Choice (Manga: 375-376, Anime: 305-306)

Child Star Case (Manga: 402-403, Anime: 354-355)

Butsumetsu Murder Case (Manga: 495-498, Anime: 415-417)

Eri's Birthday Murder Case (Manga: 710-711, Anime: 589-590)

Tennis Meetup (Manga: 826-827, Anime: 705-706)

Curse of the Nue (Manga: 961-962, Anime: 873-874)

Relationships analysis

Kogoro Mouri

Sango possesses extremely great admiration and respect towards Kogoro Mouri, whom he has come to idolize upon reading about his cases in a newspaper, to the point of referring the latter as "The great detective Kogoro Mouri" (which surprised even Mouri himself) at their first meeting. While Kogoro does not reciprocate the supposed closeness Sango himself believes they have, he does consider Sango a good friend regardless. Sango often mistakes any beautiful lady he sees with Kogoro at a case to be "Mrs Mouri", much to Ran's annoyance and Kogoro's delight. Sango has also sheepishly admitted to having boasted about being Kogoro's "top apprentice" at one point, after discovering that Kogoro already had an apprentice.

Jugo Yokomizo

Sango and Jugo are twin brothers, with identical appearances (save their different hairstyles) to the point that many people, including Kogoro Mouri, Ran and the Detective Boys, have mistook Jugo for Sango during their first meeting. However, their personalities are directly opposite, with Jugo being harsher and more menacing while Sango having a friendlier (and also slightly less brave) character. Despite their contrasting personas, both brothers are close and have come to assist each other in some cases, setting aside their differences, though Jugo does not share and disapproves of Sango's admiration and idolization of Kogoro.

Name origin

Sango Yokomizo's name comes from the mystery writer, Seishi Yokomizo. His given name is a homonym for "coral" (珊瑚 sango?), which along with his coral-like hairstyle results in the detective boys sometimes referencing him as "coral head". His twin Jugo's given name combines with his to make a numerical pun: three ( san?) times five ( go?) makes fifteen (十五 juugo?).

Different looks

Episode 417
Episode 590
Episode 706

In other languages

Language Given Name Family Name
Flag of Japan Japanese 参悟 Sango 横溝 Yokomizo
Flag of Arab League Arabic سانجو يوكو Yoko[19]
Flag of Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia Sango Yokomizo
Flag of China Chinese (Simplified) 参悟 Canwù 横沟 Hēnggōu
Flag of US English Not given
Flag of Spain Spanish Sango Yokomizo
Flag of Spain Spanish (Latin America Not given
Flag of France French Sango Yokomizo
Flag of Germany German Sango Yokomizo
Flag of Italy Italian Sango Yokomizo
Flag of North KoreaFlag of South Korea Korean 범수 Bum Soo 천 Chun
Flag of Thailand Thai ซังโง โยโคมิโซะ
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Sango Yokomizo


  • The ability of swimming is actually one of the most important basic skills that every policeman should have, so it's still unclear how Sango could be a policeman, even an inspector, without it.
  • Sango's handwriting is difficult to read.[20]

See also


Main Characters
Protagonists Shinichi KudoConan EdogawaRan MouriKogoro Mouri
Detective Boys Ai HaibaraAyumi YoshidaMitsuhiko TsuburayaGenta Kojima
Family & Friends Hiroshi AgasaSonoko SuzukiEri KisakiYusaku KudoYukiko KudoHeiji HattoriKazuha ToyamaYoko OkinoSumiko KobayashiTomoaki AraideMakoto KyogokuShizuka HattoriJirokichi SuzukiEisuke HondouAzusa EnomotoSubaru OkiyaMasumi SeraShukichi HanedaSakurako YoneharaRumi WakasaMomiji OokaMuga Iori
Tokyo Metropolitan Police District Juzo MegureWataru TakagiMiwako SatoNinzaburo ShiratoriYumi MiyamotoKazunobu ChibaNaeko MiikeKiyonaga MatsumotoInspector YuminagaShintaro ChakiHyoue KurodaKenji HagiwaraJinpei MatsudaWataru Date
Osaka Police District Heizo HattoriGinshiro ToyamaGoro Otaki
Nagano Police District Kansuke YamatoYui UeharaTaka'aki Morofushi
Other police districts Sango YokomizoMisao YamamuraJugo YokomizoFumimaro Ayanokoji
NPA and Public Security Bureau Rei Furuya (Bourbon)Hiromitsu MorofushiYuya Kazami
FBI Shuichi AkaiJodie StarlingJames BlackAndre Camel
CIA Hidemi Hondou (Kir)Ethan Hondou
MI6 Mary SeraTsutomu Akai
Black Organization The BossRumGinVodkaVermouthChiantiKornShiho MiyanoAkemi MiyanoElena MiyanoAtsushi MiyanoTequilaPiscoCalvadosRikumichi KusudaKi'ichiro Numabuchi
Magic Kaito Kaito KurobaKaitou KidAoko NakamoriGinzo NakamoriToichi KurobaChikage KurobaKonosuke JiiKeiko MomoiAkako KoizumiSaguru HakubaSnakeRose (OVA only) • Saguru's HousekeeperSpider (TV special only)
Others "The Criminal"Hideo AkagiRyusuke HigoTakahiro SanadaScar AkaiKohji HanedaKamen YaibaAmanda Hughes
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Juzo MegureWataru TakagiMiwako SatoNinzaburo ShiratoriYumi MiyamotoKazunobu ChibaNaeko MiikeGinzo NakamoriShintaro ChakiInspector YuminagaKiyonaga MatsumotoHyoue KurodaInspector MomoseChosuke Takagi (Tottori) • Jinpei Matsuda (deceased) • Kenji Hagiwara (deceased) • Wataru Date (deceased) • Masayoshi Sato (deceased) • Officer Tome (ao) • Toshiro Odagiri (ao) • Detective Kobayashi (ao) • Detective Yokoyama (ao) • Detective Kojima (ao) • Superintendent General HakubaManabu FujimakiDetective TakikawaDetective NakamuraDetective FukuiDetective KawanakaDetective SaitohDetective HoritaDetective TakanoDetective SogawaDetective OkumuraDetective SugitaDetective Hirota (ao) • Officer NumataDetective Terashima (ao) • Toshio Moroboshi (ao) • Female forensics member (ao) • Detective MiyazakiDetective TomokawaTadayoshi Uno (ao) • Detective Yama (ao) • Inspector Yuminaga's assistant
Osaka Prefectural Police Heizo HattoriGinshiro ToyamaGoro Otaki
Nagano Prefectural Police Kansuke YamatoYui UeharaTaka'aki Morofushi (Komei)
Kanagawa Prefectural Police Jugo YokomizoChihaya Hagiwara
Hokkaido Prefectural Police Kyohei NishimuraDetective Tamura
Kyoto Prefectural Police Fumimaro AyanokojiDetective Kurumazaki (ao)
Shizuoka Prefectural Police Sango YokomizoTomonori Ogawara (ao) • Detective Tsukumo
Other Prefectures Misao Yamamura (Gunma) • Tsuyoshi Shikatsuno (ao, Nara) • Tamekichi Matsushiro (ao, Gifu) • Shoji Terabayashi (Chiba)
Japanese Intelligence Agencies Rei FuruyaYuya KazamiHiromitsu Morofushi (deceased)
Primary Tokyo MPD Cases Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story OneMPD TwoMPD ThreeMegure's Sealed SecretShinkansen Transport CaseMPD FourSerial BomberMPD FiveMPD SixJewelry RobberyMPD SevenFake WeddingMPD EightHammer ManThe Scar that Evokes the PastInspector Shiratori, Memories of the Cherry BlossomKobayashi-sensei's LoveA Video Letter of First LoveCo-Investigating with a First LoveThe Life-Threatening Broadcast of LoveThe Ex-Boyfriend Living Next to a Crime SceneMDP NineTaiko Meijin's Match of LoveChiba's Difficult UFO CaseThe Marriage Registration's PasswordThe Target is the Metropolitan Police Traffic Department
Other Significant Police Cases The Osaka Double Mystery (Osaka) • Festival Dolls Dyed in the Setting Sun (Tokyo-Theft) • The Red Horse within the Flames (Tokyo Arson) • Furinkazan (Nagano) • A Dangerous Party of Two & The Mansion of Death and the Red Wall (Nagano) • Heiji Hattori and the Vampire Mansion (Osaka) • The Scarlet Return (NPA) • The Darkness of the Prefectural Police (Nagano NPA) • A song named ASACA (PSB NPA) • Captured in Her Eyes (Tokyo) • Crossroad in the Ancient Capital (Kyoto) • The Raven Chaser (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Nagano, Kyoto, and Chiba)
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