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[[Misae Yamamura]] is Misao Yamamura's grandmother.
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== Name origin ==
== Name origin ==

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Misao Yamamura

Misao Yamamura Profile.jpg

Japanese name: 山村 ミサオ
(Yamamura Misao)
English name: Inspector Magnum
Age: Unknown
Gender: Male
Relatives: Misae Yamamura (grandmother)[1]
First appearance: Manga: File 136
Anime: Episode 96
Appearances: Chapters: 54
Chapters: 6
Episodes: 41
Movies: 3
Openings: 3
Closings: 1
Keyhole number: Volume 27
Japanese voice: Toshio Furukawa
English voice: Kent Williams

Misao Yamamura (山村 ミサオ Yamamura Misao?), also known as Detective Magnum in the English dub, is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan. Misao is a detective and police officer from the Gunma district, who does multiple things for the district, including robbery cases, escorting criminals, traffic observation, and homicide cases. Later on in the series, Yamamura is finally promoted to an Inspector role, much to the chagrin of Conan and especially Kogoro.


Yamaura was born and grew up in the Gunma Prefecture. He became a police detective because he was a fan of Yukiko Kudo's television show in which she played a police woman, Dangerous Policewoman Story.[2] Yamamura, before being promoted to Inspector, was considered a rookie detective. [2] In his first case, he mentioned that the only reason why he was put on the case was because everyone else in his precinct had a cold.[2] Misao's reputation grows after Conan knocks him out to solve a case, which gives him more assignments. Yamamura has a grandmother, named Misae Yamamura,[1] who sometimes gets indirectly involved in Yamamura's cases.[3] She also is a very big fan of racing her own car, and can drive a car as fast as Miwako Sato.[3]

Inspector Yamamura shows off his badge to Kogoro, Conan, and Ran.

The reaction of most characters when they see Yamamura, is to be completely bewildered; Kogoro even notes that he cannot believe that this is the only detective from the Gunma prefecture that can help him out during a murder case.[4] Misao also does other work in the department, including robbery cases, as well as covering traffic observations.[5] He also does work escorting criminals to different places.[6]

In time, Yamamura was finally named an inspector, which he proudly showed off to Kogoro, Ran, and Conan. However, this annoyed Kogoro, who still called Yamamura "Yamamura-keiji" (Officer Yamamura) instead of "Yamamura-"keibu" (Inspector Yamamura); Conan expressed worry about the future of Gunma police with Yamamura in charge of other detectives, while Ran appeared to be the only one in support of Yamamura's new promotion.[3]


Yamamura's cell phone.

For being a detective, Yamamura makes many unneccessary mistakes, including not noticing completely obvious clues, and even feels fear at the sight of blood or a dead body. He is also incredibly naive and superstitious, fully believing that a "curse" was left by ghosts in a case, to the point of even being scared.[7] He even messes up in trying to escort a criminal to a forest, deserting his own post because he wanted to buy himself some lunch.[6] He also does not act in good conduct, publicly fawning over Yukiko Kudo when he found out who she was.[2] Misao also once got heavily distracted by a portable television that he brought during a case, because he had wanted to watch a romantic drama that was airing at the time of an investigation.[8] And when it comes to Gunma, Misao doesn't even fully know the whole area, and has to be corrected by locals on certain things.[9]

However, even though he is a little clueless, Yamamura still knows the basics of his work and what to do in a crisis. He is also very supportive, and always wants to lend a helping hand in solving a case. He is shown to not be completely clueless, figuring out some of a murder case when Conan has to resort to giving out hand signs to him, due to losing his voice due to a cold.[4] Also, Misao is very handy in helping catch a criminal, having been used by Conan to help confront a criminal that was trying to proclaim their innocence.[10] He also helped catch another criminal, mostly through instructions Conan, pretending to be Kogoro, left for him on his cell phone as a text message.[7] He even tried giving Kogoro credit for the case, showing that unlike Kogoro, he can be modest.[7] However, Conan indicated in the text message that "Kogoro" wanted Misao to take all of the credit.[7]

Conan whispers to Misao an observation at a murder case.

Misao is a very big fan of Kogoro Mouri, to the point of fawning over him, acting as if he is Mouri's biggest fan. Misao is very dissappointed when he cannot film Kogoro during his "sleeping" form, musing that he wanted to show the other detectives at the Gunma Police Department.[11] However, when he finally does get to film Kogoro's sleeping deduction, he leaves the camera on pause during the whole deduction, showing off his carelessness.[12] He even cries heavily when he thinks that Kogoro has killed himself, not knowing that it was merely an imposter that looked like him.[11] However, this does not mean that Kogoro isn't victim to Misao's bad deductions; right away he announces that Kogoro is the killer the first time he even meets him, when he is given barely any evidence at all.[10] Although Kogoro does not like his detective skills, he considers Yamamura a friend on a purely personal level, especially when both detectives drink together.[11]

Whenever Yamamura is involved in catching a criminal, he tends to become very excited. He noted that it felt like a "movie" when he had to shoot one of the runaway robbers in a case at a bank that was robbed.[5] He is extremely excited to be involved in helping Eri Kisaki and Conan catch the real killer in another case, to the point of acting like a little kid after the killer was arrested, talking about how he acted and looked when confronting the killer.[10] His child-like reactions also manifest on the opposite end of the spectrum. One time Yamamura decides he is a bad police officer after making two big blunders during one case, it was up to Conan, Haibara, and the Detective Boys do their best to cheer him up, so that he can feel better and lend them a hand in finding Mitsuhiko.[6] Still, he is quite conscious of the importance of his role in society and his profession, making him in morale - if not in skill - a true police officer.[6]

Plot overview

Relationships analysis

Family & Friends

Kogoro Mouri

Yamamura met Kogoro from the case. He is a huge fan of him.

Misae Yamamura

Misae Yamamura is Misao Yamamura's grandmother.

Goro Otaki

Otaki met Yamamura in the Vampire's Mansion case.[13]

Name origin

Yamamura's name comes from mystery writer Misa Yamamura.


In other languages

Language Given Name Family Name
Flag of Japan Japanese ミサオ Misao 山村 Yamamura
Flag of US English Not given Mangum
Flag of France French Misao Yamamura
Flag of Germany German Misao Yamamura
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Misao Yamamura
Flag of Saudi Arabia Arabic Not Given يامورا Yamora
Flag of North KoreaFlag of South Korea Korean 영일 Young Il 정 Jung
Flag of Thailand Thai มิซาโอะ ยามามูระ


See also


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
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Juzo MegureWataru TakagiMiwako SatoNinzaburo ShiratoriYumi MiyamotoKazunobu ChibaNaeko MiikeGinzo NakamoriShintaro ChakiInspector YuminagaKiyonaga MatsumotoHyoue KurodaInspector MomoseChosuke Takagi (Tottori) • Jinpei Matsuda (deceased) • Kenji Hagiwara (deceased) • Wataru Date (deceased) • Masayoshi Sato (deceased) • Officer TomeToshiro OdagiriDetective KobayashiDetective YokoyamaDetective YamamotoDetective KojimaSuperintendent General HakubaYuya KazamiHiromitsu Morofushi (deceased) • Manabu FujimakiDetective TakigawaDetective NakamuraDetective FukuiDetective KawanakaDetective SaitohDetective HoritaDetective TakanoDetective SogawaDetective OkumuraDetective SugitaDetective IdaDetective HirotaDetective TomokawaOfficer NumataDetective TerashimaToshio MoroboshiTadayoshi UnoMiss TomeParamedic SakaiDetective SaitoDetective MiyazakiInspector Yuminaga's assistantDetective YamaDetective NumadaDetective Inoue
Osaka Prefectural Police Heizo HattoriGinshiro ToyamaGoro Otaki
Osaka Prefecture Ministry of Health Yakumaru
Nagano Prefectural Police Kansuke YamatoYui UeharaTaka'aki Morofushi (Komei)
Hokkaido Prefectural Police Inspector NishimuraDetective Tamura
Kyoto Prefectural Police Fumimaro AyanokojiDetective Kurumazaki
Shizuoka Prefectural Police Sango YokomizoTomonori Ogawara
Other Prefectures Misao Yamamura (Gunma) • Jugo Yokomizo (Kanagawa) • Tsuyoshi Shikatsuno (Nara) • Tamekichi Matsushiro (Gifu) • Shoji Terabayashi (Chiba) • Detective Motohashi (Yamanashi)
NPA Security Bureau Rei Furuya
Primary Tokyo MPD Cases Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story OneMPD TwoMPD ThreeMegure's Sealed SecretShinkansen Transport CaseMPD FourSerial BomberMPD FiveMPD SixJewelry RobberyMPD SevenFake WeddingMPD EightHammer ManThe Scar that Evokes the PastInspector Shiratori, Memories of the Cherry BlossomKobayashi-sensei's LoveA Video Letter of First LoveCo-Investigating with a First LoveThe Life-Threatening Broadcast of LoveThe Ex-Boyfriend Living Next to a Crime SceneMDP NineTaiko Meijin's Match of LoveChiba's Difficult UFO CaseThe Marriage Registration's Password
Other Significant Police Cases The Osaka Double Mystery (Osaka) • Festival Dolls Dyed in the Setting Sun (Tokyo-Theft) • The Red Horse Among The Flames (Tokyo Arson) • Furinkazan (Nagano) • A Dangerous Party of Two & The Mansion of Death and the Red Wall (Nagano) • Heiji Hattori and the Vampire Mansion (Osaka) • The Scarlet Return (NPA) • The Darkness of the Prefectural Police (Nagano NPA) • A song named ASACA (PSB NPA) • Captured in Her Eyes (Tokyo) • Crossroad in the Ancient Capital (Kyoto) • The Raven Chaser (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Nagano, Kyoto, and Chiba)
Related Pages Police OrganizationLaw EnforcementMinor Law EnforcementUnnamed Law EnforcersTokyo Metropolitan PolicePSBFBICIA