Satoru Maeda

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Satoru Maeda


Japanese name: 前田 聡
(Maeda Satoru)
English name: Cliff Reed
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of birth: unknown
Relatives: Akiko Sayama (fiancée, under judicial custody)
Mr. Sayama (future brother-in-law, deceased)
Occupation: Jonan University Electronics Department assistant
Status: Under judicial custody (but probably out)
First appearance: Manga: File 72
Anime: Episode 68
Appearances: Chapters: 7
Episodes: 4
Cases solved: 0
Japanese voice: Taro Arakawa

Satoru Maeda (前田 聡 Maeda Satoru?) is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.


Ran reminisces her idol in the past.

Satoru Maeda is a Jonan University Electronics Department assistant in Tokyo and the Japanese karate champion who is admired by Ran. He's her main inspiration in the world of karate six years ago. He met her as well as Conan and Kogoro during the Night Baron case. He is arrested by the Shizuoka police for interfering with their investigation in a murderer against his fiancée Akiko Sayama and the offenses that came with it, but is likely to get a lighter sentence due to the circumstances of his crimes and his own good behavior beforehand.


He comes of a something of a flirt, showing a noticeable interest in attractive women with their seductive outfit, like Ran and even more Hideko Kamijo. Despite this, he truly loves his fiancée, as he was willing to go to prison, confessing a crime he had not committed, to save Akiko, who loves her above all else.


He has brown skin, big ears, curved nose, and thick eyebrows. His hair are black, something twitchy. During the case, he wears a blue shirt with a brown coat on top.


He is a master-level practitioner of karate. Six years ago, during the same engineering master with his future brother-in-law, he was the national karate champion. Despite his apparent retirement, he is shown to still be a highly capable martial artist, able to calmly deflect and dodge all of Ran's attacks, a feat few, for example Shinichi who is also well-trained in karate but of course not as Conan, are capable of performing. He also knocks out cold with one blow in the head officer Misawa, the strongest 3rd-dan karate master at Shizuoka police station.

Plot overview

Night Baron Murder Case (Manga: 72-77, Anime: 68-70)

Maeda as the Night Baron.

He and his fiancée are two of the ten participants of the Izu mystery tour, getting to know Ran while protecting her from the hassles of Tokio Ebara. During they stay at the hotel, Ebara is murdered. To relieve the perpetrator, his fiancée, who avenged her older brother's suicide after Ebara hacked his computer software company's work three years ago, he does not tell the police that he owns an alibi for the time of the murder, steals the Night Baron's costume and shows himself to her, Ran, and Conan. Thus, his best childhood friend's sister is relieved. Even as Sleeping Kogoro designates her as the perpetrator, he still tries to cover her and presents himself as the culprit. Although she tries to make it clear during her arrest that he should forget her, he wants to wait for her. He is also arrested for disruption of justice. However, according to Sango Yokomizo, he'll be let off easy for extenuating circumstances.

Judo Champion Case (Manga: 643, Anime: 528)

Eri invites Ran and Conan to dinner along with her friend and client Yuko Arisawa, a judo martial artist. While eating at a hotel restaurant, Yuko tells them she strongly admires Hajime Kajimoto, her former judo senpai and the current coach of Japan's judo team, and watching him on TV is the reason she started judo. Then, since she's the same as her, Ran remembers her admiration for Maeda.


Relationship analysis

Conan Edogawa

Ran Mouri

Kogoro Mouri

Sango Yokomizo

Akiko Sayama

Akiko Sayama, age 24, is his fiancée, a high school math teacher.

In other languages

Language Given Name Family Name
Flag of Japan Japanese 聡 Satoru 前田 Maeda
Flag of US English Cliff Reed
Flag of France French Satoru Maeda
Flag of Germany German Satoru Maeda
Flag of Italy Italian Satoru Maeda
Flag of Spain Spanish Satoru Maeda

See also

Recurring Characters
Family & friends Fusae CampbellMidori MegureShiro SuzukiAyako SuzukiTomoko SuzukiMisae YamamuraKazumi TsukamotoAsami TsuburayaGenji KojimaCoeurHiroshi YagisawaTamanosuke ItoMegumi ItoRenge KataokaSayo OhashiMidori KuriyamaChipmunkKatsumasa OguraTaiiGoroLupin (dog)Mrs. TsuburayaMrs. SatoIsokichi KamoiYuzo TomizawaHina WadaYujiro TamakiIchiro TamakiMichiko YoshikawaYumi SekizawaMina Katsumata
Tokyo Metropolitan Police district Officer TomeJinpei MatsudaWataru DateInspector MomoseMiss TomeMasayoshi SatoOfficer NumataTsujimura
Schools Ryujiro UematsuMaria HigashioChiharu MatsubaraNatsuko ShibuyaToya
Others Soshi OkitaSamizu KichiemonHikaru YasumotoChikara KatsumataTakeshi OnimaruSatoru MaedaOsamu Kenzaki
Tokyo Supreme Court Reiko KujoSasaki
Medias Naomichi MugikuraKoji YatsukawaMikihiko KamisuwaKaoru KodaMiyuki TabetaYumi Hikita
Case aquaintances Tohei BenzakiSeiji AsohKyosuke HagaNatsuki KoshimizuJunya TokitsuMinerva GlassReiko AkibaRokumichi Hado
Hospital Kazumi NakayamaKeiko Okita
Related lists List of minor recurring anime charactersList of minor recurring manga charactersList of minor recurring movie charactersList of notable case characters