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| name                = Hiroshi Agasa
 
| name                = Hiroshi Agasa
| japanese-name      = 阿笠 博士<br>(Agasa Hiroshi)
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| japanese-name      = 阿笠 博士 <br> (Agasa Hiroshi)
 
| english-name        = Hershel Agasa
 
| english-name        = Hershel Agasa
 
| image              = Hiroshi Agasa Profile.jpg
 
| image              = Hiroshi Agasa Profile.jpg
 
| age                = <!--52<ref>Conan Drill Page 52</ref><ref>Episode 129: Agasa claims he is 52 when he’s called “grandpa” by detective Yokomizo</ref> (53<ref>OVA 7: Agasa claims he is 53 when talking to some criminals</ref>)-->53<ref>Agasa starts the series at age 52 and has a birthday in the [[Volume 45#Poisoned Fisherman Case|The Poisoned Fisherman Case]]</ref>
 
| age                = <!--52<ref>Conan Drill Page 52</ref><ref>Episode 129: Agasa claims he is 52 when he’s called “grandpa” by detective Yokomizo</ref> (53<ref>OVA 7: Agasa claims he is 53 when talking to some criminals</ref>)-->53<ref>Agasa starts the series at age 52 and has a birthday in the [[Volume 45#Poisoned Fisherman Case|The Poisoned Fisherman Case]]</ref>
 
| gender              = Male
 
| gender              = Male
| height              = 160 cm (5'3")<ref>In [[Volume 91|File 934]] Conan says that Agasa is the same height as Ran, who is 160 cm tall.</ref>
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| height              = 160 cm (5'3")<ref>In [[Volume 91|File 964]] Conan says that Agasa is the same height as Ran, who is 160 cm tall.</ref>
 
| date-of-birth      = Unknown<ref>Conan Drill Page 52</ref>
 
| date-of-birth      = Unknown<ref>Conan Drill Page 52</ref>
| relatives          = Kurisuke Agasa (great-uncle)<br>Teiko Agasa (great-aunt)<br>Unnamed cousin<br>Unnamed cousin's granddaughter  
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| relatives          = Kurisuke Agasa (great-uncle, deceased) <br> Teiko Agasa (great-aunt, deceased) <br> Unnamed cousin <br> Unnamed cousin's granddaughter  
| occupation          = Engineer <br /> Inventor
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| occupation          = Engineer <br> Inventor
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|status              = Alive
 
| aliases            = Professor Agasa <br> Dr. Agasa
 
| aliases            = Professor Agasa <br> Dr. Agasa
| nicknames          = Professor ([[Ai Haibara]]) <br> Professor Agasa ([[Conan Edogawa]], [[Detective Boys]])
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| nicknames          = Professor ([[Ai Haibara]]) <br> Professor Agasa ([[Conan Edogawa]], [[Detective Boys]]), Professor Sunshine ([[Yusaku Kudo]])
| first-appearance    = Manga: [[Volume_1#Company_President.27s_Daughter_Case|File 2]]<br />Anime: [[Roller_Coaster_Murder_Case|Episode 1]]
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| first-appearance    = Manga: [[Volume 1#Company President.27s Daughter Case|File 2]] <br> Anime: [[Roller Coaster Murder Case|Episode 1]]
 
| appearances        = {{:Hiroshi Agasa Appearances}}
 
| appearances        = {{:Hiroshi Agasa Appearances}}
| cases-solved        =  
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| cases-solved        =
 
| keyhole            = [[Volume 5]]
 
| keyhole            = [[Volume 5]]
| japanese-voice      = [[Kenichi Ogata]]<br>[[Kazunari Tanaka]] (young)
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| japanese-voice      = [[Kenichi Ogata]] <br> [[Kazunari Tanaka]] (young)
 
| english-voice      = [[Bill Flynn]]
 
| english-voice      = [[Bill Flynn]]
 
| drama-actor        = [[Ryosei Tayama]]
 
| drama-actor        = [[Ryosei Tayama]]
| footnotes          =  
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| footnotes          =
 
}}
 
}}
 
'''{{nihongo|Hiroshi Agasa|阿笠 博士|Agasa Hiroshi}}''', most commonly referred to as '''{{nihongo|Professor Agasa|阿笠博士|Agasa-hakase}}''', and known in the [[Funimation]] dub as '''Hershel Agasa''', is a character in the manga and anime franchise ''[[Detective Conan]]''. Agasa is [[Shinichi Kudo]]'s next door neighbor and family friend. The first person to [[List of characters who know Conan's identity|learn]] that [[Conan Edogawa]] is actually Shinichi, he invented all of Conan's special [[gadgets]] as well as the [[Detective Boys]]' badges and flashlight-watches.
 
'''{{nihongo|Hiroshi Agasa|阿笠 博士|Agasa Hiroshi}}''', most commonly referred to as '''{{nihongo|Professor Agasa|阿笠博士|Agasa-hakase}}''', and known in the [[Funimation]] dub as '''Hershel Agasa''', is a character in the manga and anime franchise ''[[Detective Conan]]''. Agasa is [[Shinichi Kudo]]'s next door neighbor and family friend. The first person to [[List of characters who know Conan's identity|learn]] that [[Conan Edogawa]] is actually Shinichi, he invented all of Conan's special [[gadgets]] as well as the [[Detective Boys]]' badges and flashlight-watches.
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Ever since these beginnings, Agasa has been an invaluable friend for Shinichi and the Detective Boys as a confidant, paternal friend, and someone to hang out with. He often takes the children on trips, most of which turn into criminal cases instead.
 
Ever since these beginnings, Agasa has been an invaluable friend for Shinichi and the Detective Boys as a confidant, paternal friend, and someone to hang out with. He often takes the children on trips, most of which turn into criminal cases instead.
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Agasa owns a Volkswagen Beetle for at least 10 years, but it is quite unreliable and often breaks down in trips. At one point, he owns a Persian rug which can be sold for money to replace his Beetle, but since the rug was involved in a theft, the police is investigating and Agasa hasn't been able to sell it.
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By knowing Shinichi and Shiho's identity, Agasa is aware of the existence of Black Organization as well as their crimes. While not confronting them directly, Agasa has been quite active in helping Shinichi and his allies planning against them. Agasa is entrusted by Shinichi when it comes to such cases.
  
 
=== Childhood and relatives ===
 
=== Childhood and relatives ===
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== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
Hiroshi Agasa is a jovial, caring and outgoing person and has many friends in his community, a fact which helped him in his covering up of Conan's and Haibara's true origins (he simply claims that they are the children of his friends and acquaintances). Agasa is highly intelligent, having achieved at least one advanced degree and managing to invent a slew of useful gadgets. He is especially proud of his inventions, and their quality must have been recognized, since they have already been used during official events<ref>[[Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story 2|Episode 157: Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story 2]] where his "Tropical Raimbow" explosive is used during a celebration to destroy the Haido City museum.</ref>. While a bachelor, he is very paternal and enjoys the company of the [[Detective Boys]]. Agasa has a special love for pasta and tomato juice.
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Hiroshi Agasa is a jovial, caring and outgoing person and has many friends in his community, a fact which helped him in his covering up of Conan's and Haibara's true origins (he simply claims that they are the children of his friends and acquaintances). Agasa is highly intelligent, having achieved at least one advanced degree and managing to invent a slew of useful gadgets. He is especially proud of his inventions, and their quality must have been recognized, since they have already been used during official events<ref>[[Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story 2|Episode 157: Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story 2]] where his "Tropical Rainbow" explosive is used during a celebration to destroy the Haido City museum.</ref>. While a bachelor, he is very paternal and enjoys the company of the [[Detective Boys]]. Agasa has a special love for pasta and tomato juice.
  
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
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{{appellations/head|Agasa}}
 
{{appellations/head|Agasa}}
 
{{appellations|Ai Haibara|Professor (''Hakase'')|Ai-kun}}
 
{{appellations|Ai Haibara|Professor (''Hakase'')|Ai-kun}}
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{{appellations|Shiho Miyano|Professor (''Hakase'')|Ai-kun}}
  
 
{{appellations|Ayumi Yoshida|Professor (''Hakase'')|Ayumi-kun<ref>Chapter 775 pg 11</ref>}}
 
{{appellations|Ayumi Yoshida|Professor (''Hakase'')|Ayumi-kun<ref>Chapter 775 pg 11</ref>}}
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<tab title="Friends and relatives">
 
<tab title="Friends and relatives">
 
{{appellations/head|Agasa}}
 
{{appellations/head|Agasa}}
{{appellations|Subaru Okiya|Professor Agasa (''Agasa-hakase'')<br>Professor (''Hakase'')<br />Agasa<ref name="file843">[[Volume 80#Delivery Servise|File 843: A Parcel for Kudo-samakata (Volue 80)]]</ref>|Subaru-kun<br />Subaru-san<ref name="file948">[[Volume 89#The Clenched Scissors and the Clipped Letters|File 948: The Clenched Scissors (Volume 89)]]</ref><br />Akai-san<ref name="file950">[[volume 90#The Clenched Scissors and the Clipped Letters|File 950: The Clipped Letters (Volume 90)]]</ref>}}
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{{appellations|Sonoko Suzuki|-|Sonoko-kun}}
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{{appellations|Yukiko Kudo|Professor (''Hakase'')<br>Professor Agasa (''Agasa hakase'')|Yukiko-san}}
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{{appellations|Yusaku Kudo|Professor (''Hakase'')<br>Professor Sunshine}}
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{{appellations|Subaru Okiya|Professor Agasa (''Agasa-hakase'')<br>Professor (''Hakase'')<br />Agasa<ref name="file843">[[Volume 80#Delivery Service|File 843: A Parcel for Kudo-samakata (Volue 80)]]</ref>|Subaru-kun<br />Subaru-san<ref name="file948">[[Volume 89#The Clenched Scissors and the Clipped Letters|File 948: The Clenched Scissors (Volume 89)]]</ref><br />Akai-san<ref name="file950">[[volume 90#The Clenched Scissors and the Clipped Letters|File 950: The Clipped Letters (Volume 90)]]</ref>}}
  
 
{{appellations|Shuichi Akai|-|Akai-san<ref name="file950" />}}
 
{{appellations|Shuichi Akai|-|Akai-san<ref name="file950" />}}
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{{appellations|Masumi Sera|Professor Agasa (''Agasa-hakase'')}}
 
{{appellations|Masumi Sera|Professor Agasa (''Agasa-hakase'')}}
  
{{appellations|Fusae Campbell|-|Fusae-san<ref name="file949">[[Volume 90#The Clenched Scissors and the Clipped Letters|File 949: Sweet Scent (Volume 90)]]</ref>}}
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{{appellations|Fusae Campbell|Agasa-kun|Fusae-san<ref name="file949">[[Volume 90#The Clenched Scissors and the Clipped Letters|File 949: Sweet Scent (Volume 90)]]</ref>}}
  
 
{{appellations|Café Poirot Master|-|Master of Poirot (''Poirot no Master'')<br />Master}}
 
{{appellations|Café Poirot Master|-|Master of Poirot (''Poirot no Master'')<br />Master}}
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{{appellations|Wataru Takagi|Agasa-san|Detective Takagi (''Takagi-keiji'')|}}
 
{{appellations|Wataru Takagi|Agasa-san|Detective Takagi (''Takagi-keiji'')|}}
  
{{appellations|Rei Furuya|Professor Agasa (''Agasa-hakase'')}}  
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{{appellations|Rei Furuya|Professor Agasa (''Agasa-hakase'')}}
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{{appellations|Sango Yokomizo|Agasa-san}}
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{{appellations|Kazunobu Chiba|-|Detective Chiba (''Chiba keiji'')}}  
  
 
{{appellations|Yumi Miyamoto|-|Yumi-san<ref name="file900">[[Volume 85#Shogi Tournament|File 900 (Volume 85)]]</ref>}}
 
{{appellations|Yumi Miyamoto|-|Yumi-san<ref name="file900">[[Volume 85#Shogi Tournament|File 900 (Volume 85)]]</ref>}}
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{{appellations|Vodka|-|Men in Black (''Kuro-zukume no Otoko-tachi''; collective)}}
 
{{appellations|Vodka|-|Men in Black (''Kuro-zukume no Otoko-tachi''; collective)}}
  
{{appellations|Vermouth|-|Vermouth<ref name="m13" />}}
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{{appellations|Vermouth|Professor Agasa (''Agasa-Hakase'')|Vermouth<ref name="m13" />}}
  
 
{{appellations|Ki'ichiro Numabuchi|-|Numabuchi}}
 
{{appellations|Ki'ichiro Numabuchi|-|Numabuchi}}
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{{appellations|Pisco|-|Pisco}}
 
|}
 
|}
 
</tab>
 
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== Plot overview ==
 
== Plot overview ==
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=== The Great Detective Turned Small (Manga: [[Volume 1|002-005]], Anime: [[Company President's Daughter Kidnapping Case|002]]) ===
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[[Shinichi Kudo]] confides in Agasa the secret that he has been shrunken. Shinichi takes the name [[Conan Edogawa]] and goes to live with [[Ran Mouri]].
  
=== The Great Detective Turned Small (Manga: [[Volume 1|002-005]], Anime: [[Company President's Daughter Kidnapping Case|002]])===
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=== The Bloody Pop Idol (Manga: [[Volume 1|006-009]], Anime: [[An Idol's Locked Room Murder Case|003]]) ===
[[Shinichi Kudo]] confides in Agasa the secret that he has been shrunken. Shinichi takes the name [[Conan Edogawa]] and goes to live with [[Ran Mouri]].
 
=== The Bloody Pop Idol (Manga: [[Volume 1|006-009]], Anime: [[An Idol's Locked Room Murder Case|003]])===
 
 
Invents: [[Voice-Changing Bowtie]]
 
Invents: [[Voice-Changing Bowtie]]
=== The Mysterious Shadowing Case (Manga: [[Volume 2|010-012]], Anime: [[Akaoni Village Fire Festival Murder Case|038]])===
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=== The Mysterious Shadowing Case (Manga: [[Volume 2|010-012]], Anime: [[Akaoni Village Fire Festival Murder Case|038]]) ===
 
Invents: [[Power-Enhancing Kick Shoes]]
 
Invents: [[Power-Enhancing Kick Shoes]]
=== 1 Billion Yen Robbery Case (Manga: [[Volume 2|013-016]], Anime: [[The Strange Person Hunt Murder Case|013]])===
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=== 1 Billion Yen Robbery Case (Manga: [[Volume 2|013-016]], Anime: [[The Strange Person Hunt Murder Case|013]]) ===
 
Invents: [[Criminal Tracking Glasses]]
 
Invents: [[Criminal Tracking Glasses]]
=== Hatamoto Family Murder Case (Manga: [[Volume 3|020-025]], Anime: [[Luxury Liner Serial Murder Case|022-023]])===
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=== Hatamoto Family Murder Case (Manga: [[Volume 3|020-025]], Anime: [[Luxury Liner Serial Murder Case|022-023]]) ===
 
Invents: [[Stun-Gun Wristwatch]]
 
Invents: [[Stun-Gun Wristwatch]]
=== Monthly Presents Case (Manga: [[Volume 3|026-029]], Anime: [[Once-A-Month Present Threat Case|007]])===
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=== Monthly Presents Case (Manga: [[Volume 3|026-029]], Anime: [[Once-A-Month Present Threat Case|007]]) ===
 
Agasa uses the [[Voice-Changing Bowtie]] in order to help Conan protect his secret identity from Ran.
 
Agasa uses the [[Voice-Changing Bowtie]] in order to help Conan protect his secret identity from Ran.
=== Shinkansen Bomb Case (Manga: [[Volume 4|033-035]], Anime: [[The Shinkansen's Bomb Case|005]])===
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=== Shinkansen Bomb Case (Manga: [[Volume 4|033-035]], Anime: [[The Shinkansen's Bomb Case|005]]) ===
 
Invents: [[Microphone]]
 
Invents: [[Microphone]]
=== Conan Edogawa Kidnapping Case (Manga: [[Volume 5|049-050]] and [[Volume 6|051]], Anime: [[Conan Edogawa Kidnapping Case|043]])===
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=== Conan Edogawa Kidnapping Case (Manga: [[Volume 5|049-050]] and [[Volume 6|051]], Anime: [[Conan Edogawa Kidnapping Case|043]]) ===
 
Agasa aids [[Yusaku Kudo]] and [[Yukiko Kudo]] in playing a prank on Conan to prove to him how dangerous of a situation he is in.
 
Agasa aids [[Yusaku Kudo]] and [[Yukiko Kudo]] in playing a prank on Conan to prove to him how dangerous of a situation he is in.
=== Mysterious Brothers Case (Manga: [[Volume 6|056-058]], Anime: [[Missing Corpse Murder Case|015]])===
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=== Mysterious Brothers Case (Manga: [[Volume 6|056-058]], Anime: [[Missing Corpse Murder Case|015]]) ===
 
Invents: [[Detective Boys Badge]]
 
Invents: [[Detective Boys Badge]]
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=== Pro Soccer Player Case (Manga: [[Volume 7|068-070]] and [[Volume 8|071]], Anime: [[Pro Soccer Player Blackmail Case|010]]) ===
 
=== Pro Soccer Player Case (Manga: [[Volume 7|068-070]] and [[Volume 8|071]], Anime: [[Pro Soccer Player Blackmail Case|010]]) ===
 
Invents: [[Portable Bento Box Fax]]
 
Invents: [[Portable Bento Box Fax]]
=== Night Baron Murder Case (Manga: [[Volume 8|072-077]], Anime: [[Night Baron Murder Case|068-070]])===
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Agasa signed himself and a friend up for a mystery tour, but the friend's daughter becomes sick, so he sends Conan, Ran, and [[Kogoro Mouri]] in his place
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=== Night Baron Murder Case (Manga: [[Volume 8|072-077]], Anime: [[Night Baron Murder Case|068-070]]) ===
=== Trapped Ayumi Case (Manga: [[Volume 9|081-083]], Anime: [[Ayumi-chan Kidnapping Case|012]])===
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Agasa signed himself and a friend up for a mystery tour, but the friend's daughter becomes sick, so he sends Conan, Ran, and [[Kogoro Mouri]] in his place.
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=== Trapped Ayumi Case (Manga: [[Volume 9|081-083]], Anime: [[Ayumi-chan Kidnapping Case|012]]) ===
 
Invents: [[Turbo Engine Skateboard]]
 
Invents: [[Turbo Engine Skateboard]]
=== Library Murder Case (Manga: [[Volume 10|097-098]], Anime: [[Library Murder Case|050]])===
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Conan, after realizing that Baigar, chinese alcohol, has some effect on his shrinking, gets Agasa to buy him more, but they learn he has built a tolerance.
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=== Library Murder Case (Manga: [[Volume 10|097-098]], Anime: [[Library Murder Case|050]]) ===
=== Mist Tengu Murder Case (Manga: [[Volume 11|108-110]], Anime: [[The Mist Goblin Legend Murder Case|052]])===
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Conan, after realizing that [[baijiu]], a type of Chinese alcohol, has some effect on his shrinking, gets Agasa to buy him more, but they learn he has built a tolerance.
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=== Mist Tengu Murder Case (Manga: [[Volume 11|108-110]], Anime: [[The Mist Goblin Legend Murder Case|052]]) ===
 
Invents: [[Button Speaker]]
 
Invents: [[Button Speaker]]
=== Moon, Star, Sun Code Case (Manga: [[Volume 12|111-113]], Anime: [[The Secret of the Moon, the Star, and the Sun|163-164]])===
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Invents: Voive-Changing pen, Anime version: [[Kamen Yaiba Voice Changer]] <br>
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=== Moon, Star, Sun Code Case (Manga: [[Volume 12|111-113]], Anime: [[The Secret of the Moon, the Star, and the Sun|163-164]]) ===
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Invents: Voice-Changing pen, Anime version: [[Kamen Yaiba Voice Changer]] <br>
 
Agasa takes the [[Detective Boys]] to his uncles house to uncover a treasure he had hidden, however they discover a second code that leads to a hidden attic.
 
Agasa takes the [[Detective Boys]] to his uncles house to uncover a treasure he had hidden, however they discover a second code that leads to a hidden attic.
=== Gomera Murder Case (Manga: [[Volume 13|128-130]], Anime: [[Big Monster Gomera Murder Case|063]])===
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=== Gomera Murder Case (Manga: [[Volume 13|128-130]], Anime: [[Big Monster Gomera Murder Case|063]]) ===
 
First time that Conan uses Agasa's voice to solve a murder case using the [[Voice-Changing Bowtie]].
 
First time that Conan uses Agasa's voice to solve a murder case using the [[Voice-Changing Bowtie]].
=== Ski Lodge Case (Manga: [[Volume 14|139-143]], Anime: [[Ski Lodge Murder Case|084-085]])===
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=== Ski Lodge Case (Manga: [[Volume 14|139-143]], Anime: [[Ski Lodge Murder Case|084-085]]) ===
 
Invents: [[Earring Cellphone]]
 
Invents: [[Earring Cellphone]]
=== Kaitou Kid and the Black Star (Manga: [[Volume 16|156-159]], Anime: [[Conan vs. Kaitou Kid|076]])===
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=== Kaitou Kid and the Black Star (Manga: [[Volume 16|156-159]], Anime: [[Conan vs. Kaitou Kid|076]]) ===
 
At Conan's request, Agasa looks through Yusaku's files to find information about a phantom thief from 18 years ago. He discovers that a "young novelist" had played around with the thief's title "1412" and ended up naming the thief "Kid". Conan spends the rest of the case trying to stop Kid from stealing the [[Suzuki family]]'s Black Star gem.
 
At Conan's request, Agasa looks through Yusaku's files to find information about a phantom thief from 18 years ago. He discovers that a "young novelist" had played around with the thief's title "1412" and ended up naming the thief "Kid". Conan spends the rest of the case trying to stop Kid from stealing the [[Suzuki family]]'s Black Star gem.
=== University Professor Murder Case (Manga: [[Volume 18|179-180]] and [[Volume 19|181]], Anime: [[The Girl from the Black Organization and the University Professor Murder Case|129]])===
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=== University Professor Murder Case (Manga: [[Volume 18|179-180]] and [[Volume 19|181]], Anime: [[The Girl from the Black Organization and the University Professor Murder Case|129]]) ===
 
A mysterious new student, [[Ai Haibara]], at Conan's school reveals her self to be an agent of the [[Black Organization]], Sherry ([[Shiho Miyano]]). She also claims to have sent Dr. Agasa to the next world. Conan races to Agasa's house to find him alive and distracted. It is then revealed that Haibara escaped from the Organization in by taking the Shrinking drug [[APTX]] and ran to Shinichi's house for protection, where Agasa found her and took her in. From this point forward she lives at Agasa's house.
 
A mysterious new student, [[Ai Haibara]], at Conan's school reveals her self to be an agent of the [[Black Organization]], Sherry ([[Shiho Miyano]]). She also claims to have sent Dr. Agasa to the next world. Conan races to Agasa's house to find him alive and distracted. It is then revealed that Haibara escaped from the Organization in by taking the Shrinking drug [[APTX]] and ran to Shinichi's house for protection, where Agasa found her and took her in. From this point forward she lives at Agasa's house.
=== Reunion with the Black Organization (Manga: [[Volume 24|238-242]], Anime: [[Reunion with the Black Organization|176-178]])===
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=== Reunion with the Black Organization (Manga: [[Volume 24|238-242]], Anime: [[Reunion with the Black Organization|176-178]]) ===
 
Conan and Haibara encounter [[Gin]]'s car on the street and plan a tracker. Conan, Haibara and Agasa follow the signal. Conan and Haibara find themselves at a funeral party where a murder occurs. During the process of solving the case, Haibara is kidnapped by a member of the [[Black Organization]]!
 
Conan and Haibara encounter [[Gin]]'s car on the street and plan a tracker. Conan, Haibara and Agasa follow the signal. Conan and Haibara find themselves at a funeral party where a murder occurs. During the process of solving the case, Haibara is kidnapped by a member of the [[Black Organization]]!
=== The Desperate Revival: Dangerous Cave Case (Manga: [[Volume 25|251-253]] and [[Volume 26|254]], Anime: [[The Desperate Revival|188-190]])===
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=== The Desperate Revival: Dangerous Cave Case (Manga: [[Volume 25|251-253]] and [[Volume 26|254]], Anime: [[The Desperate Revival|188-190]]) ===
 
Agasa takes the Detective Boys on another camping trip. Conan, Ayumi, Genta, and Mitsuhiko wander off and end up exploring a cave where they witness some people disposing of a body. Conan ends up getting shot! Later, Agasa and Haibara end up realizing that the others are missing and contact the police.
 
Agasa takes the Detective Boys on another camping trip. Conan, Ayumi, Genta, and Mitsuhiko wander off and end up exploring a cave where they witness some people disposing of a body. Conan ends up getting shot! Later, Agasa and Haibara end up realizing that the others are missing and contact the police.
=== Bus Hijacking Case (Manga: [[Volume 29|287-289]], Anime: [[The Mysterious Passenger|230-231]])===
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=== Bus Hijacking Case (Manga: [[Volume 29|287-289]], Anime: [[The Mysterious Passenger|230-231]]) ===
 
Agasa and the Detective Boys board a bus and it is soon hijacked! Not only that, but Haibara senses that a member of the Black Organization is on board.
 
Agasa and the Detective Boys board a bus and it is soon hijacked! Not only that, but Haibara senses that a member of the Black Organization is on board.
=== Kidnapped Tourist Case (Manga: [[Volume 32|325-327]], Anime: [[The Man From Chicago|258-259]])===
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=== Kidnapped Tourist Case (Manga: [[Volume 32|325-327]], Anime: [[The Man From Chicago|258-259]]) ===
 
Agasa and the Detective Boys meet a strange tourist called [[James Black]] who gets kidnapped. At the same time Haibara and Conan notice they are being tailed by one of the men from the Bus Hijacking case.
 
Agasa and the Detective Boys meet a strange tourist called [[James Black]] who gets kidnapped. At the same time Haibara and Conan notice they are being tailed by one of the men from the Bus Hijacking case.
=== English Teacher vs. Great Detective of the West (Manga: [[Volume 34|341-343]], Anime: [[English Teacher vs. Great Western Detective|277-278]])===
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=== English Teacher vs. Great Detective of the West (Manga: [[Volume 34|341-343]], Anime: [[English Teacher vs. Great Western Detective|277-278]]) ===
 
Agasa calls [[Heiji Hattori]] in to help Conan. They begin to discuss all of the plot points so far. While Conan and Heiji go to investigate [[Jodie Saintemillion]], Conan asks Agasa to search the internet for information concerning [[Chris Vineyard]] whom he suspects may be a member of the Black Organization.
 
Agasa calls [[Heiji Hattori]] in to help Conan. They begin to discuss all of the plot points so far. While Conan and Heiji go to investigate [[Jodie Saintemillion]], Conan asks Agasa to search the internet for information concerning [[Chris Vineyard]] whom he suspects may be a member of the Black Organization.
=== Soccer Supporters Case (Manga: [[Volume 34|344-346]], Anime: [[Hooligan's Labyrinth|279-280]])===
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Agasa reports to Conan on the information he discovered on [[Chris Vineyard]]. It turns out that the first time she stepped out into the public's eye was the day of her mother's, [[Sharon Vineyard]], funeral. However, Agasa could not find much about the relationship between the mother and daughter.  
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=== Soccer Supporters Case (Manga: [[Volume 34|344-346]], Anime: [[Hooligan's Labyrinth|279-280]]) ===
=== Disappearing Mitsuhiko Case (Manga" [[Volume 35|358-360]], Anime: [[Mitsuhiko's Mystifying Forest|289-290]])===
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Agasa reports to Conan on the information he discovered on [[Chris Vineyard]]. It turns out that the first time she stepped out into the public's eye was the day of her mother's, [[Sharon Vineyard]], funeral. However, Agasa could not find much about the relationship between the mother and daughter.
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=== Disappearing Mitsuhiko Case (Manga" [[Volume 35|358-360]], Anime: [[Mitsuhiko's Mystifying Forest|289-290]]) ===
 
Mitsuhiko disappears and it's up to Agasa and the Detective Boys to track him down. They trace his steps all the way to a forest in the mountains. There the bump into Detective Yamamura, who tells them that a serial killer, [[Ki'ichiro Numabuchi]], is on the loose in the forest as well! As it turns out, Haibara may know something about this serial killer!
 
Mitsuhiko disappears and it's up to Agasa and the Detective Boys to track him down. They trace his steps all the way to a forest in the mountains. There the bump into Detective Yamamura, who tells them that a serial killer, [[Ki'ichiro Numabuchi]], is on the loose in the forest as well! As it turns out, Haibara may know something about this serial killer!
=== Meeting with Vodka (Manga: [[Volume 37|380-382]] and [[Volume 38|383]], Anime: [[Contact with the Black Organization|309-311]])===
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=== Meeting with Vodka (Manga: [[Volume 37|380-382]] and [[Volume 38|383]], Anime: [[Contact with the Black Organization|309-311]]) ===
 
Invents: [[Anywhere Ball Dispensing Belt]] <br>
 
Invents: [[Anywhere Ball Dispensing Belt]] <br>
 
Conan has obtained the digital diary of [[Suguru Itakura]], someone who is connected to the Black Organization. He brings this digital diary to Agasa's place and discovers hidden text between entries. These hidden entries explain the interactions between Itakura and [[Tequila]] as well as [[Vermouth|a mystery woman]] who only spoke over the phone. They then discover that Itakura was planning to deliver a program to the Black Organization that week and decide to travel to Itakura's cabin to complete the transaction.
 
Conan has obtained the digital diary of [[Suguru Itakura]], someone who is connected to the Black Organization. He brings this digital diary to Agasa's place and discovers hidden text between entries. These hidden entries explain the interactions between Itakura and [[Tequila]] as well as [[Vermouth|a mystery woman]] who only spoke over the phone. They then discover that Itakura was planning to deliver a program to the Black Organization that week and decide to travel to Itakura's cabin to complete the transaction.
=== A Torn Friendship (Manga: [[Volume 39|398-400]], Anime: [[A Friendship That Can't Be Bought|329-330]])===
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=== A Torn Friendship (Manga: [[Volume 39|398-400]], Anime: [[A Friendship That Can't Be Bought|329-330]]) ===
 
Agasa and the Detective Boys go on another camping trip. Conan questions Agasa more about the Itakura incident and whether or not he knew [[Atsushi Miyano]], Haibara's father's name which he had recently just learned. Agasa reveals that he did know Dr. Miyano and his wife [[Elena Miyano]] who makes up the English side of Haibara's ethnicity.
 
Agasa and the Detective Boys go on another camping trip. Conan questions Agasa more about the Itakura incident and whether or not he knew [[Atsushi Miyano]], Haibara's father's name which he had recently just learned. Agasa reveals that he did know Dr. Miyano and his wife [[Elena Miyano]] who makes up the English side of Haibara's ethnicity.
 
[[File:Agasabirthday53.jpg|200px|right|thumb|Agasa has a birthday.]]
 
[[File:Agasabirthday53.jpg|200px|right|thumb|Agasa has a birthday.]]
=== Poisoned Fisherman (Manga: [[Volume 45#Poisoned Fisherman Case|460-462]], Anime: [[The Tragedy of the Pier in Plain Sight|366-367]])===
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=== Poisoned Fisherman (Manga: [[Volume 45#Poisoned Fisherman Case|460-462]], Anime: [[The Tragedy of the Pier in Plain Sight|366-367]]) ===
 
This case marks Agasa's 53rd Birthday.
 
This case marks Agasa's 53rd Birthday.
  
=== Shinichi Kudo's Childhood Adventure (Manga: [[Volume 55#Shinichi's Childhood Adventure|570-573]], Anime: [[Shinichi Kudo's Childhood Adventure|473]])===
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=== Shinichi Kudo's Childhood Adventure (Manga: [[Volume 55#Shinichi's Childhood Adventure|570-573]], Anime: [[Shinichi Kudo's Childhood Adventure|473]]) ===
 
Conan narrates Shinichi and Ran's adventure from ten years before the present story-line to the [[Detective Boys]] and [[Sumiko Kobayashi]]. Agasa had played a vital part in that adventure, driving Shinichi and Ran to the indicated places and helping them decipher the codes.
 
Conan narrates Shinichi and Ran's adventure from ten years before the present story-line to the [[Detective Boys]] and [[Sumiko Kobayashi]]. Agasa had played a vital part in that adventure, driving Shinichi and Ran to the indicated places and helping them decipher the codes.
  
 
[[File:Agasa boasting.jpg|200px|right|thumb|Agasa boasts about his invitation.]]
 
[[File:Agasa boasting.jpg|200px|right|thumb|Agasa boasts about his invitation.]]
=== Luna Memoria (Manga: [[Volume 91#Kaitou Kid and the Luna Memoria|963-965]], Anime: TBD)===
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=== Luna Memoria (Manga: [[Volume 91#Kaitou Kid and the Luna Memoria|963-965]], Anime: [[Kaitou Kid and the Trick Box|887-888]]) ===
 
Conan, Haibara and Agasa get invited by Jirokichi to solve a puzzle box that is in Kaitou Kid's sights. When they arrive they are met by Kogoro, Ran and Sonoko. At the end of the case it is revealed that Kaitou Kid choose Agasa as his disguise.
 
Conan, Haibara and Agasa get invited by Jirokichi to solve a puzzle box that is in Kaitou Kid's sights. When they arrive they are met by Kogoro, Ran and Sonoko. At the end of the case it is revealed that Kaitou Kid choose Agasa as his disguise.
 
 
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==Non-Canon Plot Overview==
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== Non-canon plot overview ==
  
 
== Relationships analysis ==
 
== Relationships analysis ==
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=== Shinichi Kudo/Conan Edogawa ===
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[[Conan]] treats Agasa like an uncle. Due to the fact that they both share the secret behind Shinichi's transformation and knowledge about the Black Organization, Conan often comes to him when in trouble or seeking for help. Agasa creates the necessary gadgets for Shinichi to play Conan's role and works hard to ensure this secret identity is safe, even from Shinichi's close friends like Ran and Sonoko. Agasa has also acted as mouthpiece for Conan when deducing crimes if Kogoro Mouri is not around or it's not safe to tranquilize him. Agasa has been supportive of Shinichi and Ran's relationship.
  
=== Family & Friends ===
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In private, Agasa calls Conan by his real name Shinichi. Sometimes he tends to slip and nearly exposes Shinichi's identity to public.
==== Shinichi Kudo/Conan Edogawa ====
 
[[Conan]] treats Agasa like an uncle. Due to the fact that they both share the secret behind Shinichi's transformation and knowledge about the Black Organization, Conan often comes to him when in trouble or seeking for help.
 
  
==== Ai Haibara ====
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=== Ai Haibara ===
 
{{main|Agasa family}}
 
{{main|Agasa family}}
 
The relationship between [[Ai Haibara|Haibara]] and Professor Agasa is rather unusual, if not humorous. Despite what their actual (and apparent) ages are, Haibara often times acts more like a mother to the professor, constantly reminding him to watch what he eats. On several occasions, she has removed fattening foods from his reach<ref name=Depths>[[Strategy Above the Depths|Movie 9: Strategy Above the Depths]]</ref>, and is attempting to help get him into better shape. There have also been instances where she'll instinctively step in front of Agasa to protect him from danger.<ref name=Eyes>[[Captured in Her Eyes|Movie 4: Captured in Her Eyes]]</ref> Out of all the people she's met, Haibara seems most comfortable about acting herself with Agasa; which might be attributed to the fact that he was the one who found her after she escaped the Black Organization, and took her in.
 
The relationship between [[Ai Haibara|Haibara]] and Professor Agasa is rather unusual, if not humorous. Despite what their actual (and apparent) ages are, Haibara often times acts more like a mother to the professor, constantly reminding him to watch what he eats. On several occasions, she has removed fattening foods from his reach<ref name=Depths>[[Strategy Above the Depths|Movie 9: Strategy Above the Depths]]</ref>, and is attempting to help get him into better shape. There have also been instances where she'll instinctively step in front of Agasa to protect him from danger.<ref name=Eyes>[[Captured in Her Eyes|Movie 4: Captured in Her Eyes]]</ref> Out of all the people she's met, Haibara seems most comfortable about acting herself with Agasa; which might be attributed to the fact that he was the one who found her after she escaped the Black Organization, and took her in.
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Though they only realized the fact some time later, Agasa knew her parents when they were still alive—especially her father, [[Atsushi Miyano]]—even though he didn't know at that time that they'd had children.<ref>Manga Chapter 398: The Torn Friendship, Part 1</ref><ref>Manga Chapter 423: A Mystery Left by a Visitor</ref>
 
Though they only realized the fact some time later, Agasa knew her parents when they were still alive—especially her father, [[Atsushi Miyano]]—even though he didn't know at that time that they'd had children.<ref>Manga Chapter 398: The Torn Friendship, Part 1</ref><ref>Manga Chapter 423: A Mystery Left by a Visitor</ref>
  
==== Yusaku Kudo ====
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Unlike with Conan/Shinichi, both in public and in private, Agasa calls Haibara by her alias name Ai, even though he knows her real identity as Shiho Miyano.
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=== Yusaku Kudo ===
 
Agasa and [[Yusaku Kudo|Yusaku]] are good friends.
 
Agasa and [[Yusaku Kudo|Yusaku]] are good friends.
  
[[Image:Child Agasa.jpg|thumb|right|Sixth Grade Agasa with Fusae Campbell]]
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=== Juzo Megure ===
==== Fusae Campbell ====
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Since Agasa's trips with Detective Boys often lead them to crime scenes, Agasa has met Megure frequently. Megure trusts and listens to Agasa's deduction (which actually comes from Conan using Voice Changing Bowtie, but Conan doesn't have to tranquilize Agasa). They are in good terms with each other, but at one point Megure remarks that Agasa has become a corpse magnet like Mouri.
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=== Wataru Takagi ===
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For the same reasons, Takagi and Agasa meet frequently and are in good terms with each other.
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=== Shuichi Akai/Subaru Okiya ===
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In the story, Akai and Agasa meet for the first time after Akai fakes his death and becomes Subaru (Akai uses the Voice Changing Choker invented by Agasa to fake his voice as Subaru). Agasa eventually learns about Akai's secret identity and helps him with his disguise. On daily events, Subaru helps Agasa on his inventions or picking up the Detective Boys when he is not around.
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Both in public and in private, Agasa calls Akai by his alias name Subaru.
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[[Image:Child Agasa.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Sixth Grade Agasa with Fusae Campbell]]
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=== Fusae Campbell ===
 
[[Fusae Campbell]], today a successful fashion designer, was Agasa's first love in their childhood years. Because of her half-American heritage she has blonde hair, which made her the target of ridicule among her fellow students and thus very shy; she usually wore a large hat to conceal her hair. Three months after meeting Agasa, her family abruptly moved away, but she promised to return every ten years to a special place to meet him again. However, Agasa could not figure out what location she meant, until the [[Detective Boys]] and Conan find the original note she left behind and help him realize the answer to her clues. While they did not openly talk about their feelings during their brief reunion, there is a hint that their relationship is now beginning to grow.
 
[[Fusae Campbell]], today a successful fashion designer, was Agasa's first love in their childhood years. Because of her half-American heritage she has blonde hair, which made her the target of ridicule among her fellow students and thus very shy; she usually wore a large hat to conceal her hair. Three months after meeting Agasa, her family abruptly moved away, but she promised to return every ten years to a special place to meet him again. However, Agasa could not figure out what location she meant, until the [[Detective Boys]] and Conan find the original note she left behind and help him realize the answer to her clues. While they did not openly talk about their feelings during their brief reunion, there is a hint that their relationship is now beginning to grow.
 
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== Different looks ==
 
== Different looks ==
 
{|
 
{|
| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:Agasa_Before.jpg|thumb|left|x200px|Agasa's "Before" Appearance (Episode 2)]]
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:Agasa Before.jpg|thumb|left|x200px|Episode 2]]
| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:Agasa Middle.JPG|thumb|left|x200px|Agasa's "Middle" Appearance (Episode 422)]]
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:Agasa Middle.JPG|thumb|left|x200px|Episode 422]]
| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:Agasa_After.jpg|thumb|left|x200px|Agasa's "After" Appearance (Episode 621)]]
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| style="vertical-align: top" | [[File:Agasa After.jpg|thumb|left|x200px|Episode 621]]
 
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* Professor Agasa has a mole on his butt with a hair sticking out of it (which Conan revealed while trying to prove his real identity to Agasa).<ref>[[Company President's Daughter Kidnapping Case|Episode 2: Company President's Daughter Kidnapping Case]]</ref>
 
* Professor Agasa has a mole on his butt with a hair sticking out of it (which Conan revealed while trying to prove his real identity to Agasa).<ref>[[Company President's Daughter Kidnapping Case|Episode 2: Company President's Daughter Kidnapping Case]]</ref>
* In a fan poll, Professor Agasa was voted as the character most likely to be [[the boss of the Black Organization]]. In an interview, [[Gosho Aoyama]] stated that Agasa is not the boss.<ref>朝日新聞:「黒の組織ボス、もう登場」 コナン作者・青山さん (2014年1月6日16時53分)<br />
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* In a fan poll, Professor Agasa was voted as the character most likely to be [[The Boss of the Black Organization]]. In an interview, [[Gosho Aoyama]] stated that Agasa is not the boss.<ref>朝日新聞:「黒の組織ボス、もう登場」 コナン作者・青山さん (2014年1月6日16時53分)<br />
 
http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASG1534JCG15PUUB001.html
 
http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASG1534JCG15PUUB001.html
 
<br />もう登場してますよ。阿笠博士じゃありません。</ref>
 
<br />もう登場してますよ。阿笠博士じゃありません。</ref>
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{{CharLangItem|flag=Thailand|Thai|ฮิโรชิ Hiroshi|อากาสะ Agasa}}
 
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== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
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File:Hiroshi Agasa -10.PNG|Hiroshi Agasa 10 years ago
 
File:Hiroshi Agasa -10.PNG|Hiroshi Agasa 10 years ago
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File:M22 Agasa.png|Hiroshi Agasa seems worried.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Characters]]
 
* [[Characters]]
* [[Agasa family]]
 
 
* [[Minor gadgets#Hiroshi Agasa|Agasa's gadgets]]
 
* [[Minor gadgets#Hiroshi Agasa|Agasa's gadgets]]
  

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Hiroshi Agasa

Hiroshi Agasa Profile.jpg

Profile
Japanese name: 阿笠 博士
(Agasa Hiroshi)
English name: Hershel Agasa
Age: 53[1]
Gender: Male
Height: 160 cm (5'3")[2]
Date of birth: Unknown[3]
Relatives: Kurisuke Agasa (great-uncle, deceased)
Teiko Agasa (great-aunt, deceased)
Unnamed cousin
Unnamed cousin's granddaughter
Occupation: Engineer
Inventor
Status: Alive
Nicknames: Professor (Ai Haibara)
Professor Agasa (Conan Edogawa, Detective Boys), Professor Sunshine (Yusaku Kudo)
Aliases: Professor Agasa
Dr. Agasa
Statistics
First appearance: Manga: File 2
Anime: Episode 1
Appearances: Chapters: 279
Episodes: 229
Movies: 23
OVAs: 11
Specials: 5
Openings: 28
Closings: 4
Keyhole number: Volume 5
Actors
Japanese voice: Kenichi Ogata
Kazunari Tanaka (young)
English voice: Bill Flynn
Drama actor: Ryosei Tayama

Hiroshi Agasa (阿笠 博士 Agasa Hiroshi?), most commonly referred to as Professor Agasa (阿笠博士 Agasa-hakase?), and known in the Funimation dub as Hershel Agasa, is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan. Agasa is Shinichi Kudo's next door neighbor and family friend. The first person to learn that Conan Edogawa is actually Shinichi, he invented all of Conan's special gadgets as well as the Detective Boys' badges and flashlight-watches.

Contents

Background[edit]

Agasa's house

Hiroshi Agasa is an inventor and Shinichi's next-door neighbor. He makes his living with a wide number of patents and inventions, including video games (of which the Detective Boys are enthusiastic test players). While many of his inventions are useless or have even damaged his in-house research laboratory, Agasa has been successful enough to live in a large house and even rebuild it when necessary. He has been a friend of Shinichi and Ran since their childhood years.

After Shinichi was shrunk by the APTX 4869, the first person he met and entrusted himself to was Agasa. After having been convinced that the little boy was Shinichi, Agasa was also the first one to advise Shinichi to exercise caution in his pursuit of the Black Organization. He also helped Shinichi in establishing his new identity as Conan Edogawa, including constructing several gadgets which help Shinichi in carrying on his detective work surreptitiously. In order to perfect Conan's cover, he also enrolled him in Teitan Elementary and thus came to know the children who would form the Detective Boys. When Shiho Miyano fled the clutches of the Black Organization, she fled to Shinichi's house but collapsed from exhaustion near Agasa's doorstep. Agasa subsequently took her in, learned about her true identity and helped her establish her new identity as Ai Haibara. He also entrusted Shinichi's parents with the secret about what has happened to their son.

Ever since these beginnings, Agasa has been an invaluable friend for Shinichi and the Detective Boys as a confidant, paternal friend, and someone to hang out with. He often takes the children on trips, most of which turn into criminal cases instead.

Agasa owns a Volkswagen Beetle for at least 10 years, but it is quite unreliable and often breaks down in trips. At one point, he owns a Persian rug which can be sold for money to replace his Beetle, but since the rug was involved in a theft, the police is investigating and Agasa hasn't been able to sell it.

By knowing Shinichi and Shiho's identity, Agasa is aware of the existence of Black Organization as well as their crimes. While not confronting them directly, Agasa has been quite active in helping Shinichi and his allies planning against them. Agasa is entrusted by Shinichi when it comes to such cases.

Childhood and relatives[edit]

Agasa went to Teitan Elementary[4] and then Okuho middle school.[5] He met Fusae Kinoshita during sixth grade, though she moved away during the fall term and his family moved from Tokyo to the countryside soon after the term ended.[6]

Agasa has a rich accountant uncle named Kurisuke Agasa who died 50 years before the present timeline at the age of 38.[7] The uncle liked gadgets. Kurisuke's sister, Teiko, was alive until a year ago when she passed away at age 76.[8] Agasa’s cousin’s granddaughter is of the right age to be introduced to Takagi.[9]

Personality[edit]

Hiroshi Agasa is a jovial, caring and outgoing person and has many friends in his community, a fact which helped him in his covering up of Conan's and Haibara's true origins (he simply claims that they are the children of his friends and acquaintances). Agasa is highly intelligent, having achieved at least one advanced degree and managing to invent a slew of useful gadgets. He is especially proud of his inventions, and their quality must have been recognized, since they have already been used during official events[10]. While a bachelor, he is very paternal and enjoys the company of the Detective Boys. Agasa has a special love for pasta and tomato juice.

Appearance[edit]

Agasa is an average size man with slightly-overweight frame. Looking somewhat older than his actual age, he is bald on the top of his head with the rest of his hair silver. He sports thick eyebrows and a mustache and a somewhat bulbous nose. He wears round glasses and is regularly seen in his lab attire

Appellations[edit]

Plot overview[edit]

The Great Detective Turned Small (Manga: 002-005, Anime: 002)[edit]

Shinichi Kudo confides in Agasa the secret that he has been shrunken. Shinichi takes the name Conan Edogawa and goes to live with Ran Mouri.

The Bloody Pop Idol (Manga: 006-009, Anime: 003)[edit]

Invents: Voice-Changing Bowtie

The Mysterious Shadowing Case (Manga: 010-012, Anime: 038)[edit]

Invents: Power-Enhancing Kick Shoes

1 Billion Yen Robbery Case (Manga: 013-016, Anime: 013)[edit]

Invents: Criminal Tracking Glasses

Hatamoto Family Murder Case (Manga: 020-025, Anime: 022-023)[edit]

Invents: Stun-Gun Wristwatch

Monthly Presents Case (Manga: 026-029, Anime: 007)[edit]

Agasa uses the Voice-Changing Bowtie in order to help Conan protect his secret identity from Ran.

Shinkansen Bomb Case (Manga: 033-035, Anime: 005)[edit]

Invents: Microphone

Conan Edogawa Kidnapping Case (Manga: 049-050 and 051, Anime: 043)[edit]

Agasa aids Yusaku Kudo and Yukiko Kudo in playing a prank on Conan to prove to him how dangerous of a situation he is in.

Mysterious Brothers Case (Manga: 056-058, Anime: 015)[edit]

Invents: Detective Boys Badge

Pro Soccer Player Case (Manga: 068-070 and 071, Anime: 010)[edit]

Invents: Portable Bento Box Fax

Night Baron Murder Case (Manga: 072-077, Anime: 068-070)[edit]

Agasa signed himself and a friend up for a mystery tour, but the friend's daughter becomes sick, so he sends Conan, Ran, and Kogoro Mouri in his place.

Trapped Ayumi Case (Manga: 081-083, Anime: 012)[edit]

Invents: Turbo Engine Skateboard

Library Murder Case (Manga: 097-098, Anime: 050)[edit]

Conan, after realizing that baijiu, a type of Chinese alcohol, has some effect on his shrinking, gets Agasa to buy him more, but they learn he has built a tolerance.

Mist Tengu Murder Case (Manga: 108-110, Anime: 052)[edit]

Invents: Button Speaker

Moon, Star, Sun Code Case (Manga: 111-113, Anime: 163-164)[edit]

Invents: Voice-Changing pen, Anime version: Kamen Yaiba Voice Changer
Agasa takes the Detective Boys to his uncles house to uncover a treasure he had hidden, however they discover a second code that leads to a hidden attic.

Gomera Murder Case (Manga: 128-130, Anime: 063)[edit]

First time that Conan uses Agasa's voice to solve a murder case using the Voice-Changing Bowtie.

Ski Lodge Case (Manga: 139-143, Anime: 084-085)[edit]

Invents: Earring Cellphone

Kaitou Kid and the Black Star (Manga: 156-159, Anime: 076)[edit]

At Conan's request, Agasa looks through Yusaku's files to find information about a phantom thief from 18 years ago. He discovers that a "young novelist" had played around with the thief's title "1412" and ended up naming the thief "Kid". Conan spends the rest of the case trying to stop Kid from stealing the Suzuki family's Black Star gem.

University Professor Murder Case (Manga: 179-180 and 181, Anime: 129)[edit]

A mysterious new student, Ai Haibara, at Conan's school reveals her self to be an agent of the Black Organization, Sherry (Shiho Miyano). She also claims to have sent Dr. Agasa to the next world. Conan races to Agasa's house to find him alive and distracted. It is then revealed that Haibara escaped from the Organization in by taking the Shrinking drug APTX and ran to Shinichi's house for protection, where Agasa found her and took her in. From this point forward she lives at Agasa's house.

Reunion with the Black Organization (Manga: 238-242, Anime: 176-178)[edit]

Conan and Haibara encounter Gin's car on the street and plan a tracker. Conan, Haibara and Agasa follow the signal. Conan and Haibara find themselves at a funeral party where a murder occurs. During the process of solving the case, Haibara is kidnapped by a member of the Black Organization!

The Desperate Revival: Dangerous Cave Case (Manga: 251-253 and 254, Anime: 188-190)[edit]

Agasa takes the Detective Boys on another camping trip. Conan, Ayumi, Genta, and Mitsuhiko wander off and end up exploring a cave where they witness some people disposing of a body. Conan ends up getting shot! Later, Agasa and Haibara end up realizing that the others are missing and contact the police.

Bus Hijacking Case (Manga: 287-289, Anime: 230-231)[edit]

Agasa and the Detective Boys board a bus and it is soon hijacked! Not only that, but Haibara senses that a member of the Black Organization is on board.

Kidnapped Tourist Case (Manga: 325-327, Anime: 258-259)[edit]

Agasa and the Detective Boys meet a strange tourist called James Black who gets kidnapped. At the same time Haibara and Conan notice they are being tailed by one of the men from the Bus Hijacking case.

English Teacher vs. Great Detective of the West (Manga: 341-343, Anime: 277-278)[edit]

Agasa calls Heiji Hattori in to help Conan. They begin to discuss all of the plot points so far. While Conan and Heiji go to investigate Jodie Saintemillion, Conan asks Agasa to search the internet for information concerning Chris Vineyard whom he suspects may be a member of the Black Organization.

Soccer Supporters Case (Manga: 344-346, Anime: 279-280)[edit]

Agasa reports to Conan on the information he discovered on Chris Vineyard. It turns out that the first time she stepped out into the public's eye was the day of her mother's, Sharon Vineyard, funeral. However, Agasa could not find much about the relationship between the mother and daughter.

Disappearing Mitsuhiko Case (Manga" 358-360, Anime: 289-290)[edit]

Mitsuhiko disappears and it's up to Agasa and the Detective Boys to track him down. They trace his steps all the way to a forest in the mountains. There the bump into Detective Yamamura, who tells them that a serial killer, Ki'ichiro Numabuchi, is on the loose in the forest as well! As it turns out, Haibara may know something about this serial killer!

Meeting with Vodka (Manga: 380-382 and 383, Anime: 309-311)[edit]

Invents: Anywhere Ball Dispensing Belt
Conan has obtained the digital diary of Suguru Itakura, someone who is connected to the Black Organization. He brings this digital diary to Agasa's place and discovers hidden text between entries. These hidden entries explain the interactions between Itakura and Tequila as well as a mystery woman who only spoke over the phone. They then discover that Itakura was planning to deliver a program to the Black Organization that week and decide to travel to Itakura's cabin to complete the transaction.

A Torn Friendship (Manga: 398-400, Anime: 329-330)[edit]

Agasa and the Detective Boys go on another camping trip. Conan questions Agasa more about the Itakura incident and whether or not he knew Atsushi Miyano, Haibara's father's name which he had recently just learned. Agasa reveals that he did know Dr. Miyano and his wife Elena Miyano who makes up the English side of Haibara's ethnicity.

Agasa has a birthday.

Poisoned Fisherman (Manga: 460-462, Anime: 366-367)[edit]

This case marks Agasa's 53rd Birthday.

Shinichi Kudo's Childhood Adventure (Manga: 570-573, Anime: 473)[edit]

Conan narrates Shinichi and Ran's adventure from ten years before the present story-line to the Detective Boys and Sumiko Kobayashi. Agasa had played a vital part in that adventure, driving Shinichi and Ran to the indicated places and helping them decipher the codes.

Agasa boasts about his invitation.

Luna Memoria (Manga: 963-965, Anime: 887-888)[edit]

Conan, Haibara and Agasa get invited by Jirokichi to solve a puzzle box that is in Kaitou Kid's sights. When they arrive they are met by Kogoro, Ran and Sonoko. At the end of the case it is revealed that Kaitou Kid choose Agasa as his disguise.

Non-canon plot overview[edit]

Relationships analysis[edit]

Shinichi Kudo/Conan Edogawa[edit]

Conan treats Agasa like an uncle. Due to the fact that they both share the secret behind Shinichi's transformation and knowledge about the Black Organization, Conan often comes to him when in trouble or seeking for help. Agasa creates the necessary gadgets for Shinichi to play Conan's role and works hard to ensure this secret identity is safe, even from Shinichi's close friends like Ran and Sonoko. Agasa has also acted as mouthpiece for Conan when deducing crimes if Kogoro Mouri is not around or it's not safe to tranquilize him. Agasa has been supportive of Shinichi and Ran's relationship.

In private, Agasa calls Conan by his real name Shinichi. Sometimes he tends to slip and nearly exposes Shinichi's identity to public.

Ai Haibara[edit]

The relationship between Haibara and Professor Agasa is rather unusual, if not humorous. Despite what their actual (and apparent) ages are, Haibara often times acts more like a mother to the professor, constantly reminding him to watch what he eats. On several occasions, she has removed fattening foods from his reach[21], and is attempting to help get him into better shape. There have also been instances where she'll instinctively step in front of Agasa to protect him from danger.[22] Out of all the people she's met, Haibara seems most comfortable about acting herself with Agasa; which might be attributed to the fact that he was the one who found her after she escaped the Black Organization, and took her in.

Though they only realized the fact some time later, Agasa knew her parents when they were still alive—especially her father, Atsushi Miyano—even though he didn't know at that time that they'd had children.[23][24]

Unlike with Conan/Shinichi, both in public and in private, Agasa calls Haibara by her alias name Ai, even though he knows her real identity as Shiho Miyano.

Yusaku Kudo[edit]

Agasa and Yusaku are good friends.

Juzo Megure[edit]

Since Agasa's trips with Detective Boys often lead them to crime scenes, Agasa has met Megure frequently. Megure trusts and listens to Agasa's deduction (which actually comes from Conan using Voice Changing Bowtie, but Conan doesn't have to tranquilize Agasa). They are in good terms with each other, but at one point Megure remarks that Agasa has become a corpse magnet like Mouri.

Wataru Takagi[edit]

For the same reasons, Takagi and Agasa meet frequently and are in good terms with each other.

Shuichi Akai/Subaru Okiya[edit]

In the story, Akai and Agasa meet for the first time after Akai fakes his death and becomes Subaru (Akai uses the Voice Changing Choker invented by Agasa to fake his voice as Subaru). Agasa eventually learns about Akai's secret identity and helps him with his disguise. On daily events, Subaru helps Agasa on his inventions or picking up the Detective Boys when he is not around.

Both in public and in private, Agasa calls Akai by his alias name Subaru.

Sixth Grade Agasa with Fusae Campbell

Fusae Campbell[edit]

Fusae Campbell, today a successful fashion designer, was Agasa's first love in their childhood years. Because of her half-American heritage she has blonde hair, which made her the target of ridicule among her fellow students and thus very shy; she usually wore a large hat to conceal her hair. Three months after meeting Agasa, her family abruptly moved away, but she promised to return every ten years to a special place to meet him again. However, Agasa could not figure out what location she meant, until the Detective Boys and Conan find the original note she left behind and help him realize the answer to her clues. While they did not openly talk about their feelings during their brief reunion, there is a hint that their relationship is now beginning to grow.

Character popularity[edit]

  • eBookJapan held a character popularity poll from April 12, 2011 to May 12, 2011 in which readers of Detective Conan (international included) could vote for their favorite character. Agasa placed 19th in the poll with 36 votes out of the 5,883 that were cast.[25]
  • In honor of the release of the 800th manga chapter, Shonen Sunday held a popularity poll/contest containing 91 Detective Conan characters to choose from. Agasa placed 37th overall.[26]

Quizzes[edit]

In the non-canon movies, Agasa usually gives a multiple-choice quiz to the Detective Boys as a reward or just to test their knowledge. These are mostly based on puns or rearranging the strokes in a character to get the answer.

Name origin[edit]

Agasa's name comes from mystery writer Agatha Christie. His first name Hiroshi is a pun as it is written with the same kanji for hakase (博士 professor?). Agasa's English given name "Herschel" likely comes from the physician friend of V. I. Warshawski, Dr. Charlotte “Lotty” Herschel.

Additionally, his great uncle and aunt, Kurisuke (栗介 ?) and Teiko (定子 ?), get their names from the Japanese pronunciation of Christie (クリスティ Kurisuti?) (Kurisuke obviously comes from Kurisu (クリス), but Teiko comes from Tei (テイ), and alternate writing for Ti (ティ)).

Different looks[edit]

Episode 2
Episode 422
Episode 621

Quotes[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Professor Agasa has a mole on his butt with a hair sticking out of it (which Conan revealed while trying to prove his real identity to Agasa).[27]
  • In a fan poll, Professor Agasa was voted as the character most likely to be The Boss of the Black Organization. In an interview, Gosho Aoyama stated that Agasa is not the boss.[28]
  • Professor Agasa has a built in television in his car.[29]
  • Professor Agasa's car is a yellow Volkswagen Beetle.

In other languages[edit]

Language Given Name Family Name
Flag of Japan Japanese 博士 Hiroshi 阿笠 Agasa
Flag of Arab League Arabic Not given أگاسّا Agāssa
Flag of Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia Hiroshi Agasa
Flag of Catalonia Catalan Hiroshi Agasa
Flag of China Chinese 博士Buo Sh 阿笠A Li
Flag of US English Herschel (anime), Hershel/Herschel/Hiroshi (manga) Agasa
Flag of Finland Finnish Hiroshi Agasa
Flag of France French Hiroshi Agasa
Flag of Germany German Hiroshi Agasa
Flag of Hungary Hungarian Hiroshi Agasa
Flag of Italy Italian Hiroshi Agasa
Flag of North KoreaFlag of South Korea Korean 브라운 Brown Unknown
Flag of Malaysia Malay Hiroshi Agasa
Flag of Spain Spanish Hiroshi Agasha (anime dub, 1-77, 200+), Hakase (anime dub, 78-199), Agase (manga)
Flag of Spain Spanish Latin America Not given (anime dub, 1-123), Hiroshi (anime dub, 124+) Cardillo (anime dub, 1-123), Agasa (anime dub, 124+)
Flag of Thailand Thai ฮิโรชิ Hiroshi อากาสะ Agasa
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Hiroshi Agasa

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Agasa starts the series at age 52 and has a birthday in the The Poisoned Fisherman Case
  2. ^ In File 964 Conan says that Agasa is the same height as Ran, who is 160 cm tall.
  3. ^ Conan Drill Page 52
  4. ^ Manga Volume 40, File 7, Agasa's First Love
  5. ^ Manga chapter 572 page 10
  6. ^ Manga chapter 410 pages 08-10
  7. ^ Manga chapter 111 page 06
  8. ^ Manga chapter 111 page 07
  9. ^ Manga chapter 208
  10. ^ Episode 157: Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story 2 where his "Tropical Rainbow" explosive is used during a celebration to destroy the Haido City museum.
  11. ^ Chapter 775 pg 13
  12. ^ Chapter 775 pg 11
  13. ^ File 843: A Parcel for Kudo-samakata (Volue 80)
  14. ^ a b c d File 948: The Clenched Scissors (Volume 89) Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "file948" defined multiple times with different content
  15. ^ a b File 950: The Clipped Letters (Volume 90)
  16. ^ File 949: Sweet Scent (Volume 90)
  17. ^ File 900 (Volume 85)
  18. ^ a b c d Movie 13: The Raven Chaser
  19. ^ a b File 422: Inescapable Target (Volume 41)
  20. ^ a b Episode 309
  21. ^ Movie 9: Strategy Above the Depths
  22. ^ Movie 4: Captured in Her Eyes
  23. ^ Manga Chapter 398: The Torn Friendship, Part 1
  24. ^ Manga Chapter 423: A Mystery Left by a Visitor
  25. ^ "『名探偵コナン』 人気投票結". eBookJapan. 2011-05-12. http://www.ebookjapan.jp/ebj/special/conan/vote_kekka2.asp. Retrieved on 2011-05-15. 
  26. ^ "Shonen magazine detective conan official poll results published [magazine pic"]. eva. 2012-02-28. http://forum.dctp.ws/index.php?topic=8024.msg651566#msg651566. Retrieved on 2012-02-29. 
  27. ^ Episode 2: Company President's Daughter Kidnapping Case
  28. ^ 朝日新聞:「黒の組織ボス、もう登場」 コナン作者・青山さん (2014年1月6日16時53分)
    http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASG1534JCG15PUUB001.html
    もう登場してますよ。阿笠博士じゃありません。
  29. ^ Manga: Volume 24, File 10, page 16
Main Characters
Protagonists Shinichi KudoConan EdogawaRan MouriKogoro Mouri
Detective Boys Ayumi YoshidaMitsuhiko TsuburayaGenta KojimaAi Haibara
Family & Friends Hiroshi AgasaSonoko SuzukiEri KisakiYusaku KudoYukiko KudoHeiji HattoriKazuha ToyamaYoko OkinoSumiko KobayashiTomoaki AraideMakoto KyogokuShizuka HattoriJirokichi SuzukiEisuke HondouAzusa EnomotoSubaru OkiyaMasumi SeraShukichi HanedaSakurako Yonehara
Tokyo Metropolitan Police District Juzo MegureWataru TakagiMiwako SatoNinzaburo ShiratoriYumi MiyamotoKazunobu ChibaNaeko MiikeKiyonaga MatsumotoInspector YuminagaShintaro ChakiHyoue KurodaHiromitsu MorofushiYuya Kazami
Osaka Police District Heizo HattoriGinshiro ToyamaGoro Otaki
Nagano Police District Kansuke YamatoYui UeharaTaka'aki Morofushi
Other police districts Sango YokomizoMisao YamamuraJugo YokomizoFumimaro Ayanokoji
NPA Security Bureau Rei Furuya (Bourbon)
FBI Shuichi AkaiJodie StarlingJames BlackAndre Camel
CIA Hidemi Hondou (Kir)Ethan Hondou
Black Organization The BossRumGinVodkaVermouthChiantiKornShiho MiyanoAkemi MiyanoElena MiyanoAtsushi MiyanoTequilaPiscoCalvadosRikumichi KusudaKi'ichiro Numabuchi
Magic Kaito Kaito KurobaKaitou KidAoko NakamoriGinzo NakamoriToichi KurobaChikage KurobaKonosuke JiiKeiko MomoiAkako KoizumiSaguru HakubaSnakeRose (OVA only) • Hakuba's HousekeeperSpider (TV special only)
Others "The Criminal"Hideo AkagiRyusuke HigoTakahiro SanadaScar AkaiMary SeraKohji HanedaRumi WakasaTsutomu AkaiMomiji OokaMuga IoriKanenori WakitaKamen YaibaGomeraNight BaronDetective Samonji
Detective Boys
Members Conan EdogawaAi HaibaraAyumi YoshidaMitsuhiko TsuburayaGenta Kojima
Guardians Hiroshi AgasaSumiko Kobayashi
Gadgets Detective Boys BadgeWristwatch Flashlight