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The following page is a look at the culture of the world of Detective Conan as well as Japan.


Night Baron Series

A Night Barron disguise used by a culprit.

A book series written by Yusaku Kudo. In the course of the series, the Night Baron plays several pivotal roles as various individuals and groups, among them the Black Organization. frequently borrow the titular character's name and/or modus operandi for their own twisted purposes.

Detective Samonji

Detective Samonji as portrayed by Osamu Kenzaki.

A murder mystery book series originally written by author Nintaro Shinmei, and continued by his only daughter Kaori, that has received a television follow-up, with Samonji's role being performed by the actor Osamu Kenzaki. The ID of the murderer changes each time to maintain viewer interest. In the Funimation Dub, the character's name is Detective Simon.

An Agent in Scarlet

Shuichi Akai, a model of An Agent in Scarlet.

An Agent in Scarlet (緋色の捜査官 Hiiro no Sōsakan?) is a screenplay written by Yusaku Kudo. The model of the main character is Shuichi Akai, an FBI agent. It was first mention in File 896. Yusaku won a Macademy Award for Best Script. It was Yusaku first movie script.

Sherlock Holmes

The series have heavy influence in Detective Conan. The name Conan Edogawa is derived from Sherlock Holmes' author, Arthur Conan Doyle. Shinichi Kudo, and some other people, are "Holmes freak" and could recall all the details of the stories. Many of the methods and plot devices in Sherlock Holmes are incorporated into the story. At least in one case, Sherlock Holmes was the central theme, where the main character Conan Edogawa visits London and solves a cryptic code featuring many of the Sherlock Holmes story.

List of Minor Books


TV Original


List of Tv Shows and Movies

  • White Cliff - a movie that was mention in ch 687.
  • Which Sweets Show - a television program where two chefs compete to see who makes better sweets. It appeared in ep 727-728.
  • Detective, A look on Japan - it appeared chapter 102-104 and ep 31.
  • Burglar of Dark Night - mentioned in chapter 907. It where a group of ingenious methods to steal from corrupt wealthy individuals but they ended up killing a couple in their home and the group disbanded but for 2 hour fall special they supposed to supposes too meet up and revive the group and the decreased couple was actually alive.
  • Soul Detective - it appeared in the Soul Detective Case.
  • Ghost murder case movie - it was mention in ch 222.
  • Azengers - a movie that was mention ch 1022
  • Detective 48 - drama that has 48 detectives that was mention in ch 1022.
  • The thunder god murder case - a drama that was mention in ch 1032.
  • The curse school stairs - It appeared in A Small Client.
  • Top Class - it was mentioned in File 918.
  • Zombie Blade - Dinner Party of the Departed - it was mentioned and seen in in File 931.
  • Unnamed TV Drama - A long time ago the mistress of a villa was killed and her spirits appears every night. In exchange for solving the mysteries for those who visit the villa, she ask them to recover her scattered bones piece by piece.
  • The Maple Leaves of Winter - it's a romantic drama. It involves an army officer and a wealthy daughter. They met for the first time when he retrieved her red handkerchief from a ole tree. The two fell in love. But there was a senior officer who was jealous of there love so he filed a unjustified charge against the army officer. Forcing the army officer to flee abroad. And when the war was over she received a telegram from him. "On Hatsuzora wait under the maples leaves." She knew he meant the forest where by first met. She couldn't remember where so she walked all over the mountain. But only found dead trees. She found out there were no maples trees during hatsuzora. She was about to give up and go home. She was sure he wasn't there when she saw a red handkerchief tied on a tree. Then they reunite under that tree. They decided to elope. It was mention in Ep 457-458.
  • "The Haunted Ship" series - it was mention ep 345
  • Unnamed girls band movie - Episode 836-837
  • Rainbow Colored Handkerchief - it was mention in ep 176-177.
  • Unnamed movie that’s based on “The Silver Clothes Yukionna” from File 518.
  • The Blue Kingdom - it was a movie mention in File 40.


  • Black Magic Girl - it’s a movie. It was first mention in The Séance Double Locked Room Mystery Case.
  • I Killed Them - it appeared in The Cursed Tears of Borgia.
  • Masked Comet Byun - it was first mention in Eyewitness Testimony Seven Years Later.
  • Urban Hunter - it appeared in Epsidoe 185-186. It’s a reference to the series City Hunter.
  • Run, The Running of 100 Police Officers - ep 483.
  • Jinnai King of Death VIII- it is a movie that appeared in Episode 74.

Kamen Yaiba

Kamen Yaiba

A Tokusatsu-type TV show in Japan which is admired by the Detective Boys. Its real-life counterpart is the Kamen Rider series of which it is a parody. In the Funimation Dub, the character's name is Masked Yaiba.

Gomera Movies

Gomera from the Gomera vs MechaGomera film.

A collection of movies centered around a giant monster named Gomera. Its real-life counterpart is the Gamera & Godzilla movie franchises. Conan mentions that he watched this series "to death" when he was younger.

Star Blade Movies

Dark Sashim from the Star Blade 6 preview.

Star Blade is a movie franchise based on the real life Star Wars franchise. Star Blade 6 was released during the series. The recurring characters are Dark Sashim, Dark Takio, Bei Ju, and Kisasa.[1] In the 5th film Dark Takio turned to the good side and defeated Dark Sashimu. While not mentioned in the manga, the anime adds a Yoda-like voice in a preview for movie 6.


Japanese idols, usually females from their teens to their early twenties, are seen in a wide range of media, from being J-pop singers, actors in dramas, TV personalities, and models for advertisements. An idol's popularity can range anywhere from a few months to several years.[2]

Yoko Okino

Yoko Okino is an idol who sings, dances and acts. Kogoro is a huge fan of Yoko, never missing her television programs or specials; he even has had the opportunity to star in several TV shows and commercials in which Yoko participates (and particularly when she participates). The name comes from Yoko Okino (沖野 ヨーコ Okino Yōko?), Japanese cartoonist who is one of Gosho Aoyama's senior.

Television and Movie Stars

Yukiko Kudo

Yukiko Kudo, previously known as Yukiko Fujimine, was an actor and movie star 20 years ago. She stared in the film series "The Dangerous History of A Female Police officer". At age 19, she won the "Greatest Japanese Award". At age 20, she met and married novelist Yusaku Kudo and she retired from acting.

Osamu Kenzaki

Osamu Kenzaki, age 26, is an actor who plays the TV version of the katana-wielding mystery novel character Detective Samonji. He has also done work as the MC of the show "Which Sweets Show".

Sharon Vineyard

Sharon Vineyard is a well known, Oscar winning, American Actress who died a year ago. She has a daughter named Chris Vineyard who also became an actress.

Chris Vineyard

Chris Vineyard is an American actress who has recently disappeared from the public eye. Very little was known about her until around the time her mother died.



Shinichi is very fond of soccer and often fiddles around with a soccer ball when solving cases to help himself think. This trait continues when Shinichi is shrunk and becomes Conan. Shinichi's soccer abilities help Conan out of bad situations and even in capturing criminals, thanks to the Power-Enhancing Kick Shoes. Early on in the series, Conan would kick just about anything around in order to stop criminals in their tracks. Later on Professor Agasa invents the Anywhere Ball Dispensing Belt, providing Conan with an instant missile for his use.

Two major soccer teams found in Detective Conan are the fictional Tokyo Spirits (東京スピリッツ Tōkyō Supirittsu?) and Big Osaka (ビッグ大阪 Biggu Ōsaka?). There have also been several cases relating to soccer in some way, including but not limited to: Pro Soccer Player Blackmail Case, The Indiscriminate Stadium Threatening Case, and The 3 "K"s of Osaka Case. According to an interview Gosho Aoyama gave in regards to The Eleventh Striker the Tokyo Spirits uniform is inspired by the Juventus F.C. uniform (the Juventus being one of Aoyama's favorite soccer teams).[3]

In the movie The Eleventh Striker, many teams and players in real life are featured. Tokyo Spirits is actually modeled as Juventus F.C., with their mascot being a blue zebra (a parody from Juventus' stripe zebra in real life).


Heiji's Hat & White Sox logo

Baseball is one of the most popular team sport in Japan and is usually taken seriously from high school onwards, particularly the high school Koshien Tournament. Shinichi has not shown much interest in the sport, however as Conan, he often plays baseball with the Detective Boys despite preferring a game of soccer. On the other hand, Heiji is a big fan of baseball and is often seen wearing a baseball cap, which appears to be a non-trademarked reference to the Chicago White Sox.

Martial Arts

Most of the female protagonists in the series, particularly the ones in their teenage years, are shown to be proficient in the unarmed martial arts. Ran is the captain of the Teitan High School karate team who sometimes uses her karate to defend herself or protect others, though on occasion she also uses it to intimidate Conan, Shinichi, and Kogoro to do exactly what she wants. Kazuha is a high-level practitioner of aikido, Masumi is skilled in jeet kun do, and Eri has been taught judo by her estranged husband, Kogoro.

The male main protagonists, on the other hand, usually make use of fighting styles which depend on physical objects as auxiliaries, leaving them in a state of dependency if they have no suitable weapon to aid them. Conan/Shinichi's skill in soccer could be defined as a martial art since he uses it to knock out fugitive or violent antagonists whenever he has something to kick nearby, leaving them stunned with just one hit, and Heiji employs his kendo skills for personal defense whenever he has a sword at hand. Nevertheless, some male characters are strong at martial arts, for example Kogoro, who was a judo champion in his student years, Makoto who, like Ran, is a high-level karate champion, Shuichi Akai who taught jeet kun do to Masumi Sera, and Amuro for boxing.


Shogi is Japanese chess, counterpart to chess in the West. Though its popularity is not as soccer or baseball, it does attract a sizable player base, and top players like Shukichi attract fame, celebrity status (he is nicknamed Taiko Meijin) and money (they earn up to 100 million yen per year). Ironically, for a long time, Shukichi's girlfriend, Yumi, was completely oblivious about his profession.

So far, there is no reference of main characters (for example, Conan and Detective Boys) playing shogi, though it is assumed they do recognize the pieces and know the basic rule of the game. Shogi is occasionally featured in cryptic codes or clues in cases.

The main title matches in Shogi include Meijin (名人), Ryu-oh (Ryūō 竜王), Kisei (棋聖), Oi (Ōi 王位), Oza (Ōza 王座), Kioh (Kiō 棋王) and Osho (Ōshō 王将), each held between the current title holder and a challenger, chosen from a qualifying tournament between top players. Each title match happens once a year. The match consists of several games, with the winner is the first one winning 3 or 4 games, depending on the match. Holding all seven titles at the same time is an extraordinary feat that in Detective Conan, so far only Shukichi managed to do that, and Kohji came really close before he was murdered in America.

There 2 cases related to Shogi are Taiko Meijin's Match of Love and Shogi Player Serial Murder Case.


Golden Week

Golden Week is a large consecutive holiday in Japan observed on April 29 through May 5th. Several companies shut down for the entirety of Golden Week, giving employees the longest vacation period of the year. Schools also close for Golden Week. Golden Week contains the following holidays:

  • April 29 - Shōwa Day: Celebrates the birthday of the late Emperor Hirohito.
  • May 3 - Constitution Memorial Day: Celebrates the promulgation of the 1947 Constitution of Japan.
  • May 4 - Greenery Day: Celebrates nature.
  • May 5 - Children's Day: Celebrates the happiness of children.

Valentine's Day

In Japan, only girls give chocolates on Valentine's Day. This aspect has been explored in Detective Conan in many cases, such as The Valentine Murder Case and The Truth Behind Valentine's. Girls typically will give out different types of chocolate:

  • Obligation Chocolate (義理チョコ Giri-CHOKO?) - Given in general to others with no feelings attached.
  • Favorite Chocolate (本命チョコ Honmei-CHOKO?) - Given to the person the girl loves.
  • Friend Chocolate (友チョコ Tomo-CHOKO?) - Given to friends.

White Day

In Japan White Day is celebrated on March 14th and exists as a "reply day" for the boys to respond to the girls who gave them chocolate on Valentine's Day. Men are expected to respond with gifts at least two or three times more valuable than what they received on Valentine's Day. This aspect was explored in The White Day Murder Case.


In Japan, Christmas is mostly celebrated as a lovers' holiday. It is shown often in the show, including even a winter themed opening in season 10 with the song Winter Bells by Mai Kuraki. There have been various Christmas-themed episodes, including the most recent Christmas episode featuring Kaitou Kid, Christmas Eve - Two Kaitou Kids.

New Year's Day

Unlike the Chinese New Year, New Year's Day in Japan has been celebrated on January 1st since 1873. It is typically celebrated with family. Some of the traditions include cooking and eating certain foods, and sending greeting postcards to family and friends. A tradition seen in Detective Conan is the giving of decorated envelopes containing money to children, which occurs in the TV Special Fugitive: Kogoro Mouri



Companies and Brands



Recurring dining locations include:

  • Ramen Ogura: A noodle restaurant that was the site of two murders. It capitalizes on its notoriety with the slogan "Ramen so wicked, it's to die for."



  • In Japan, the national police telephone number is 110. The number for medical and fire-related emergencies is 119.


  1. ^ the Japanese kana are ダーク・サシム;ダーク・タキオ;ベイ・ジュウ;and キササ
  2. ^ "Japanese idol". Wikipedia. 2010-04-17. Retrieved on 2010-06-28. 
  3. ^ "Translating Interviews". justwantanaccount. 2012-04-29. Retrieved on 2012-04-29.