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Ayumi Yoshida (吉田 歩美, Yoshida Ayumi; English TV "Amy Yeager") is a character of the Detective Conan and a member of the Detective Boys. Ayumi is a school kid of the Teitan Elementary School being the classmate of Conan Edogawa (Shinichi Kudō), Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya, Genta Kojima and Ai Haibara (Shiho Miyano).

Background

Ayumi is born as the only child living with her father and mother and is a student at the Teitan Elementary School and was the one who came up with the idea to investigate the haunted mansion. After that they went to the mansion, the foursome decided to stay together and becomes the Detective Boys. Ayumi was first the only female member of the Detective Boys until Ai Haibara came and joined the group.

Soon after, the accidental acquisition of a treasure map leads Ayumi, Genta, Mistuhiko and Conan on a hunt for a cache of stolen Italian gold coins, during which Conan saves them from getting killed by the mafia members who are also after the gold. His actions earn Ayumi's gratitude, which quickly develops into a serious crush.[1] Additionally, after the case is resolved, Ayumi joins Genta and Mitsuhiko in forming the nucleus of an amateur detective group, the Detective Boys. Ayumi is the sole female member of the Detective Boys until Ai Haibara joins their ranks.

Appearance

Ayumi has short hair, having some hair points sticking out on the side of her face. Furthermore, she has blue eyes and brown hair.

Personality

Ayumi acts more as a cheerful spirit of the team, she shows courage from time to time and even has an open crush on Conan which makes Genta and Mitsuhiko jealous. When Ai Haibara came in the group, she noticed that Conan and Haibara has been talking to each other in private and seeing that Conan protects Ai Haibara most of time which she thinks that Conan might have a crush on Ai Haibara. Later, she and Ai became good friends which she called Ai Haibara mostly "Ai-chan" in the Japanese version of the anime and manga. Ayumi often makes really simple observations that allows its progress and resolution.

Plot Overview

A Haunted Mansion Murder Case (Manga: 17-19; Anime: 20)

The Coded Map of the City Case (Manga: 36-39; Anime: 4)

Missing Corpse Murder Case (Manga: 56-58; Anime: 15)

Pro Soccer Player Blackmail Case (Manga: 68-70; Anime: 10)

Ayumi-chan Kidnapping Case (Manga: 81-83; Anime: 12)

Ayumi plays hide and seek with the Detective Boys. She hides in the trunk of a parked car, not knowing that the owners would drive off with her. While in the dark, she hears the driver and passenger saying criminal things and, feeling around in the dark, finds a bundles of cash and a severed head. Conan, Genta, and Mistuhiko chase after the car using Conan's skateboard. When they catch up and free Ayumi, they discover the "criminals" were really actors practicing their lines for a play and the "severed head" and "money" were only props made out of newspaper. To make up for the damage they caused, the reluctant Ayumi has to play the role of the dead girl in the play.

Diplomat Murder Case (Manga: 92-96; Anime: 48-49)

Library Murder Case (Manga: 97-98; Anime: 50)

TV Station Murder Case (Manga: 102-104; Anime: 31)

The Secret of the Moon, the Star, and the Sun (Manga: 111-113; Anime: 163-164)

Big Monster Gomera Murder Case (Manga: 128-130; Anime: 63)

The Kidnapping of a Popular Artist Case (Manga: 144-146; Anime: 81-82)

The Seven Mysteries of Teitan Elementary Case (Manga: 154-155; Anime: 112)

The Bank Robber's Hospitalization Case (Manga: 166; Anime: 91)

The Old Blue Castle Investigation Case (Manga: 200-203; Anime: 136-137)

Festival Dolls Dyed in the Setting Sun (Manga: 384-386; Anime: 312-313)

Find the Buttock's Mark (Manga: 435-437; Anime: 346-347)

Non-Canon Plot Overview

Relationships

Ayumi have seen not to make many friends in the series. She was only been seen with the other members of the Detective Boys. She does developed a friendship with Ai Haibara and other friends of Conan. She is often friendly to her friends and other people.

Detective Boys

Conan Edogawa

File:Conan Ayumi Kiss.jpg

Ayumi has strong romantic feelings for Conan and sees him as a role model as well as an extremely reliable person she can look up to and may always count on.[2] Conan, in turn, is a bit unnerved by Ayumi's feelings, though he does respect her as a good friend.[3]

Ayumi obviously has a huge crush on Conan for being intelligent and brave. Some would argue that when she gets older she may even begin to fall in love with him. This relationship causes unsettlement between Genta and Mitsuhiko as both also have a crush on Ayumi. Episode 4: Ayumi admired Conan for being able to deduce the treasure map code and stop Cavane's accomplices from hurting them. She kisses him at the end of the episode, which startles Mitsuhiko and Genta.

Episode 418: Ayumi mentions a small house for rent in the neighborhood. She says how she likes small houses and that she would love to live in one when she gets married. Mitsuhiko and Genta immediately start fantasizing about each of them being married to Ayumi in front of the small house. But, right after, Ayumi asks Conan if he would like to see the house which startles Mitsuhiko and Genta. Ai starts giggling and smiling about it. Conan then looks at Ai with a perplexed look and says: "What is it?". Afterward, while going toward the house, Ayumi tells Conan, who was lagging behind with Ai, to hurry up. This doesn't quite please the other two boys who claim he doesn't need to be there. After reaching the little house, Mitsuhiko and Genta are in awe, and they start fantasizing again. Ayumi eventually asks Conan which kind of house he likes. Mitsuhiko and Genta get mad and want to know why she's asking Conan about it. She replies: "Because, if he's the one that becomes my husband, I would like to know what he likes." At this moment, both Mitsuhiko and Genta's dreams break like shattered glass in the background.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag.

As a result, her open flirting with Conan leaves them frequently jealous or disappointed. [4][5]

Ai Haibara

Ayumi is the first to approach and try to befriend their new classmate, Haibara, by offering to walk her home and then inviting her along on a Detective Boys investigation. At first Haibara remains distant, but later recognizes the value of friendship and allows Ayumi (and only her) to call her "Ai-chan". In turn, Haibara considers Ayumi like a little sister and gets along with her much better than with her other teammates.


Family & Friends

Agasa Hiroshi

Character popularity

  • 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. Ayumi placed 11th in the poll with 55 votes out of the 5,883 that were cast.[6]
  • 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. Ayumi placed 15th overall with 95 votes.[7]

Appearance in Other Media

A Challenge Letter to Shinichi Kudō: Prologue Until Goodbye

She appeared in a 2006 TV Drama based on a novel of the series, but as a cameo character instead of one of the main protagonists.

Trivia

  • "Ayumi" (歩美) means "beautiful step" in Japanese.

References

  1. Manga Chapter 39: Code Sheet Case: The Shining Fish's True Form
  2. Manga Chapter 039: The Shining Fish's True Form
  3. Manga Chapter 081: A Dangerous Game of Hide-And-Seek
  4. Manga Chapter 437: Ai Haibara's Resolution
  5. Manga Chapter 386: Stairs in the Setting Sun
  6. 『名探偵コナン』 人気投票結. eBookJapan (2011-05-12). Retrieved on 2011-05-15.
  7. Shonen magazine detective conan official poll results published [magazine pic]. eva (2012-02-28). Retrieved on 2012-02-29.

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