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[[Misae Yamamura]] is Misao Yamamura's grandmother.
[[Misae Yamamura]] is Misao Yamamura's grandmother.
[[Goro Otaki|Otaki]] met Yamamura in the Vampire's Mansion case.<ref>
[[Goro Otaki|Otaki]] met Yamamura in the Vampire's Mansion case.<ref>836: Ghost Photography</ref>
== Name origin ==
== Name origin ==
Revision as of 10:01, 31 May 2013
|Japanese name:||山村 ミサオ |
|English name:||Inspector Magnum|
|Relatives:||Misae Yamamura (grandmother)|
|First appearance:||Manga: File 136|
Anime: Episode 96
|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. Yamamura, before being promoted to Inspector, was considered a rookie detective.  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. 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, who sometimes gets indirectly involved in Yamamura's cases. She also is a very big fan of racing her own car, and can drive a car as fast as Miwako Sato.
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. Misao also does other work in the department, including robbery cases, as well as covering traffic observations. He also does work escorting criminals to different places.
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.
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. 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. He also does not act in good conduct, publicly fawning over Yukiko Kudo when he found out who she was. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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. He even tried giving Kogoro credit for the case, showing that unlike Kogoro, he can be modest. However, Conan indicated in the text message that "Kogoro" wanted Misao to take all of the credit.
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. 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. He even cries heavily when he thinks that Kogoro has killed himself, not knowing that it was merely an imposter that looked like him. 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. Although Kogoro does not like his detective skills, he considers Yamamura a friend on a purely personal level, especially when both detectives drink together.
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. 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. 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. 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.
Family & Friends
Misae Yamamura is Misao Yamamura's grandmother.
Yamamura's name comes from mystery writer Misa Yamamura.
In other languages
|Language||Given Name||Family Name|
|Japanese||ミサオ Misao||山村 Yamamura|
|Arabic||Not Given||يامورا Yamora|
|Korean||영일 Young Il||정 Jung|
- ^ a b Episode 374-375: A Code of Stars and Tobacco
- ^ a b c d Episode 96: Caught Up With the Great Detective! Two Murder Cases!
- ^ a b c Episode 545-546: A Witch Yelling in the Fog
- ^ a b Episode 331-332: The Suspicious Spicy Curry
- ^ a b Episode 309-311: Contact with the Black Organization
- ^ a b c d Episode 289-290: Mitsuhiko in a Forest of Indecision
- ^ a b c d Episode 446-447: The Sealed Western-Style Window
- ^ Episode 466-467: Sonoko's Red Handkerchief
- ^ Episode 457-458: Snowman That Cannot Be Smashed
- ^ a b c Episode 199-200: Kogoro Mouri, Suspect
- ^ a b c Episode 243-244: Kogoro Mouri's Imposter
- ^ Episode 429-430: The Two Who Can't Return Anymore
- ^ Volume 79, File 836: "Ghost Photography"