|Japanese name:||松本 清長 |
|English name:||Kristopher McLaughlin|
|Relatives:||Mrs. Matsumoto (wife, deceased) |
Sayuri Matsumoto (daughter)
Toshihiko Takasugi (son-in-law)
|Occupation:||Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Superintendent|
|First appearance:||Manga: File 78 |
Anime: Episode 18
|Keyhole number:||Volume 64|
|Japanese voice:||Seizo Kato|
|English voice:||Bob Carter|
- 1 Background
- 2 Personality
- 3 Appellations
- 4 Plot overview
- 4.1 Poisoned Bride Case (Manga: 078-080, Anime: 18)
- 4.2 Girl Clubbing Case (Manga: 285-286, Anime: 217-218)
- 4.3 Serial Bomber Case (Manga: 370-372, Anime: 304)
- 4.4 Scar and Ginger Case (Manga: 667-669, Anime: 532-533)
- 4.5 Whistling Killer Case (Manga: 670-673, Anime: 534-535)
- 4.6 A Blog That Causes a Death (Manga: 920, Anime: 815)
- 5 Non-canon plot overview
- 6 Name origin
- 7 Different looks
- 8 Quotes
- 9 See also
- 10 References
At the beginning of the series Matsumoto was a superintendent (Rank 5) of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, and Juzo Megure's superior, often giving him specific instructions on very dangerous cases. Sometimes, Megure puts his plan through to Matsumoto first, and then sees what he has to say about it. Recently however, Matsumoto's rank has increased and Hyoue Kuroda took his place.
Matsumoto got the scar over his left eye from his chasing a serial killer fifteen years ago who wounded him with a katana slash, a case that remained unsolved until Conan helped unravel it and enabled the killer's arrest. He was married, but his wife died at some unspecified point in the past.
Matsumoto first appears during the wedding of his only daughter, Sayuri (dub name Catherine McLaughlin), who used to be Shinichi, Ran, and Sonoko's music teacher in middle school, all three of them having been also invited to the wedding (though Shinichi had to attend as Conan, obviously). When his daughter fell victim to a poisoning attack, a sad case was revealed in which the groom attempted to avenge his mother's death by Matsumoto's negligence; the incident, of Matsumoto's involvement for the accidental death, was covered up, it is unknown if Matsumoto was responsible for the cover up or if a superior did it for Matsumoto's sake. But unexpectedly, the case did take several good turns in the end, and Matsumoto ended up with the victim of his past mistake and would-be-murderer of his daughter as his son-in-law.
Although Chief Matsumoto looks to be a stern, harsh, brute man, he can be a very kind and gentle person, only getting very angry when a loved one is put in danger. However, his demeanor changes to complete seriousness and professionalism while at work. When one of his people is put in danger, he gets very serious on getting them back.
Matsumoto didn't appear in this case, but it was implied by Hyoue Kuroda (who is now replacing him) that he has been promoted.
Non-canon plot overview
His name, Kiyonaga Matsumoto (松本 清長) comes from Seichō Matsumoto (松本 清張, his real given name is Kiyoharu), a Japanese mystery writer.
|“||Being a detective is a line of work in which one is constantly resented. One never knows where the resentment come from||„|
— Chapter 805