Yoshio Urasawa

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Yoshio Urasawa

Yoshio Urasawa.jpg

Gender: Male
Date of birth: January 26, 1951 (72 years old)
Place of birth: Adachi City, Tokyo, Japan
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Yoshio Urasawa (浦沢 義雄 Urasawa Yoshio?), born 21 January 1951, is a renowned Japanese screenplay writer Tokyo. He is known from his comical scenarios.

In his early life, he studied under screenwriter Atsushi Yamatoya and Seijun Suzuki. He debuted in 1979 from the 68th episode of anime Lupin the Third: Season 3. He also showed his ability of writing comedy from 1981 to 1993, which he participated in the production of the entire Toei Fushigi Comedy Series as the role of screenplay. From 1993 onwards, he was in charge of the anime Nintama Rantarō, and is regarded as one of his representative works.

His contributions in Detective Conan is rather rebuttable, due to the story style of his works, that consist mostly of comedies. However, several cases written by him reflect certain social status and issues, which can be considered as Shakai Detective Fiction (社会派推理).

Scenarios written

Number of case scenarios written: 9 (9 episodes)


Memorable characters

Picture Name Description
Tango Hohoemi.jpg Tango Hohoemi "Smile Village" Chief Director
Waltz Hohoemi.jpg Waltz Hohoemi "Smile Village" Administration Manager
Kayoko Kakurai.jpg Kayoko Kakurai Idol, a member of DDPP
Cutie Mimi.jpg Cutie Mimi GGP female wrestler
Jurakudai.jpg Jurakudai "Restaurant Jurakudai" chef-owner

Famous scenes

Other notable works


  • Digimon (18 episodes): Screenplay
  • Powerpuff Girls (18 episodes): Screenplay
  • Crayon Shin-Chan (Movie 21): Screenplay
  • Hello Kitty: Series composition
  • Kamen Rider (Live-action 3D movie): Screenplay
  • Lupin III (4 episodes + 1 movie): Screenplay
  • Ranma ½ (4 episodes): Screenplay
  • Many other animes including Nintama Rantaro, Blue Dragon, and Osomatsu-kun...


  1. 浦沢義雄 - Wikipedia (Japanese)
  2. IMDB
  3. Anime News Network