Superintendent General Hakuba
|Japanese name:||白馬 |
|Date of birth:||unknown|
|Relatives:||Mr. Hakuba (younger brother) |
Mrs. Hakuba (wife)
Saguru Hakuba (only son)
|First appearance:||Magic Kaito Manga: Chapter 15 |
Anime: Movie 4
|Japanese voice:||Takashi Nagasako (TV Special) |
Nobuaki Fukuda (Magic Kaito 1412)
He is Saguru Hakuba's father and holds the highest police rank as Superintendent General of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. His wife is British and his younger brother owned the Hakuba Research Center, a research laboratory in Ekoda. He's told his son all about the son of the chief of the Osaka Police, saying Heiji Hattori were a very intuitive detective.
Hakuba is a humoristic man, always happy, and takes things a bit without serious, like Kaitou Kid, when he met Nakamori and just patted him laughing. His son seems somewhat embarrassed by this reckless behavior, but he has to bear it.
He convinced Nakamori to work with his son to show Saguru the ropes of real police work.
Non-canon plot overview
Conan suspected Hakuba, his senior deputy Toshio Moroboshi, and four high policemen. He is the man above the MPD, the one with four stars as insignia, but without mustaches. The official trailer introduced Toshiro Odagiri and other policemen, but Conan's voice defined him Superintendent General, and not Chief superintendent.
The surname kanji means "white horse". As a nod to the family name, his family seems to use the horse as its emblem. His brother's laboratory has a horse on its facade as well.
- His character design is the same used for Superintendent General of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police in episode 155 of the anime Lupin III: Part II, a source of inspiration for Detective Conan.
- ^ In Japanese version manga, when Saguru talks about his uncle, it's written with "叔父" (Oji lit."parent's younger brother"). His wife is British, then he can't be his brother-in-law.