Takashi Matsuo

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Takashi Matsuo

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Gender: Male
Date of birth: May 11, 1960
Place of birth: Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
Voice of: Himself
Nicknames: Kitsch

Takashi Matsuo (松尾貴史 Matsuo Takashi?, born May 11, 1960) is a Japanese tarento, narrator, disc jockey, actor, and columnist from Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture. His pet name, as well as his former stage name, is Kitsch (キッチュ Kitchu?).

Matsuo asked Gosho Aoyama to do a case in Detective Conan which featured himself as the killer, resulting in the TV Station Murder Case (volume 11). When the story was adapted for the anime, Matsuo provided his own voice. In the Funimation Dub, his character is named Tate Evans and is voiced by Jim Foronda.

In Detective Conan

Takashi Matsuo in the anime.

In the Nichiuri TV station case, Matsuo is the host of a mystery show he created with the fictional producer Michihiko Suwa. Matsuo allows Suwa to take full credit, under the condition Suwa allows him to host. He is an expert marksman with a gun and writes all of the four minute mysteries on the show. Suwa eventually decides to replace him with an attractive model to get more ratings, so Matsuo decides to kill him on his last show.

With the special guest Kogoro Mouri, Matsuo plays the newest four minute mystery, during which he runs offstage and calls Suwa on his cellphone. He tells Suwa to look out the window of his office and watch him kill himself, and when Suwa does so to try and stop him, Matsuo shoots him from the window above. Because the police and Kogoro assume the murder took place in Suwa's office, they believe it impossible for Matsuo to have been able to run from the stage to the office within the four minute time frame the murder took place.

Eventually, Conan is able to figure out the trick and, using Kogoro, reveals it on air and catches Matsuo by pointing out that, by simply retracing the last call on Suwa's phone, they will find the murderer. Matsuo confesses and admits that, despite what has happened, his happiest days were when he and Suwa were developing the show together.

Other notable works




Television drama

Television animation

Theater animation

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