Shinichi Kudo (工藤 新一, Kudō Shin'ichi; English TV: Jimmy Kudo), a Famous High School Detective known as the "Detective of the East" (東 の 探偵, Azuma No Tantei) who was shrunken by APTX 4869 and now goes with the alias Conan Edogawa (江戸川 コナン, Edogawa Konan), is the main protagonist in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.
Shinichi is the Son of Famous Novelist Yusaku Kudo and Yukiko Kudo a famous as a talented actress He was greatly interesting in Sherlock Holmes and read many Mystery novel since he was child in a huge library with dozens of shelves filled to capacity with mystery novels from all over the world in his house which has inspire him to become a Detective.
Shinichi has a striking resemblance to his father, Yusaku Kudo, sporting the same dark brown hair and slightly paled skin.
Shinichi is extremely intelligent and was very intuitive and observant even from a young age. Due to the influence of his father and the general laissez-faire environment at home, he has long been an incessant and persistent reader, especially of mystery novels.
Shinichi is calm and cooled person and sometime act a bit cocky and Due to his bluntness and matter-of-fact manner, Shinichi can come off as rude and arrogant. Despite this he cares deeply about human life, unable to understand how any reason could be sufficient motive for murder, and is convinced that driving a culprit to suicide is no better than murder itself as shown where told Heiji that he would be no better then a murder if he allow a criminal to commit sucide.
Prior to his transformation to a child, Shinichi enjoyed being in the spotlight, reveling in making local headlines and receiving fan-mail, and still has a flair for the dramatic like his mother that can be seen every time he sets out a deduction in pieces building to a climax. Throughout the series, Shinichi's predicament being struck into child forces him to gain a sense of humility.
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Shinichi Kudo's Given Name "Shinichi" (新一) is a pun on "One Truth". The "Ichi" (一) means "One" and "Shin" (真) can be read as "Truth", however the Kanji actually used for "Shin" (新) in Shinichi's Given Name means "New".
Shinichi Kudo's Given Name "Shinichi" (新一) may have come from the name of the Famous Violinist "Shinichi Suzuki", since Shinichi Kudo also plays violin.
Shinichi Kudo's Family Name "Kudo" (工) comes from the Fictional Detective Shunsaku Kudo from the Japanese TV Series Tantei Monogatari.
"Kudo" (工) means "Craft" or "Construction" and "Wisteria".
Gosho Aoyama stated that Shinichi Kudo's Hair Style was designed in about one minute. Shinichi Kudo's Hair Style was also based on Conan Edogawa's.
Shinichi Kudo's Speech Habits were meant to be slightly rough like Joe from Ashita no Joe and Touch.
Shinichi Kudo and other Detective Conan Characters have been mentioned and parodied in many other Anime Series which include the following:
Shinichi Kudo and Kaito Kuroba have similar Character Designs and the same Voice Actor as an Adult.
Shinichi Kudo, due to the popularity of the Detective Conan Series, was used as a Role Model to encourage people to follow the Japanese Law.
Shinichi Kudo seems to have Plane Narcolepsy which also shows up when he is Conan Edogawa as well.
Shinichi Kudo/Conan Edogawa and Ran Mouri share the same Blood Type, although their Blood Type still remain unknown.
Shinichi Kudo is right-handed.
|Protagonists||Conan Edogawa • Shinichi Kudo • Kogoro Mouri • Ran Mouri|
|Others||Scar Akai • Yuzui Fukui • Kohji Haneda • Amanda Hughes • Suguru Itakura • Chikara Katsumata • Samizu Kichiemon • Naomichi Mugikura • Takeshi Nezu • Toshiya Odagiri • Fumimaro Ayanokoji's Chipmunk • Asaka • Criminal • Goro • Lupin • Taii|
|Lupin III||Goemon Ishikawa XIII • Daisuke Jigen • Arsène Lupin III • Fujiko Mine • Koichi Zenigata|
|Magic Kaito||Saguru Hakuba • Akako Koizumi • Konosuke Jii • Chikage Kuroba • Kaito Kuroba • Toichi Kuroba • Keiko Momoi • Aoko Nakamori • Ginzo Nakamori • Kaitou Corbeau • Kaitou Kid • Saguru Hakuba's Assistant • Akako Koizumi's Assistant • Magic Kaito Organization Boss • Magic Kaito Organization Sub-Boss • Lucifer • Rose • Snake • Spider|
|Yaiba||Kenjuro Kurogane • Yaiba Kurogane • Raizo Mine • Sayaka Mine • Shizuka Mine • Musashi Miyamoto • Keiko Momoi • Soshi Okita • Takeshi Onimaru • Kagetora • Shonosuke|
|Guardians||Hiroshi Agasa • Sumiko Kobayashi|
|Members||Conan Edogawa • Ai Haibara • Genta Kojima • Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya • Ayumi Yoshida|
|Executive Agents||Renya Karasuma • Kenzo Masuyama • Gin • Rum • Vermouth|
|Codenamed Agents||Tooru Amuro • Rena Mizunashi • Calvados • Chianti • Korn • Tequila • Vodka|
|Former Agents||Dai Moroboshi • Shiho Miyano|
|Others||Leona Buccholz • Antonio Gomez • Yoshiaki Hara • Ethan Hondou • Rikumichi Kusuda • Kate Lauren • Akemi Miyano • Atsushi Miyano • Elena Miyano • Ki'ichiro Numabuchi • Masaaki Okakura • Black Beard • Aquavit • Arrack • Curaçao • Generic • Irish • Scotch • Stout|
|CIA||Ethan Hondou • Hidemi Hondou • Barney|
|FBI||Shuichi Akai • James Black • Andre Camel • Jodie Starling • Starling Family Father • Bill • Hodges • Ishida • Jeff • Meyer • Tim|
|NPA||Rei Furuya • Yuya Kazami|
|Tokyo Metropolis||Shintaro Chaki • Kazunobu Chiba • Wataru Date • Kenji Hagiwara • Hyoue Kuroda • Jinpei Matsuda • Kiyonaga Matsumoto • Juzo Megure • Naeko Miike • Yumi Miyamoto • Ginzo Nakamori • Toshiro Odagiri • Miwako Sato • Ninzaburo Shiratori • Wataru Takagi • Tadayoshi Uno • Officer Tome • Officer Tsujimura • Inspector Yuminaga • Scotch|
|Nagano Prefecture||Taka'aki Morofushi • Yui Uehara • Kansuke Yamato|
|Osaka Prefecture||Heizo Hattori • Goro Otaki • Ginshiro Toyama|
|Others||Fumimaro Ayanokoji • Leona Buccholz • Radish Redwood • Chosuke Takagi • Misao Yamamura • Jugo Yokomizo • Sango Yokomizo • Koichi Zenigata • Aquavit • Stout|