The Detective Boys (少年探偵団, Shōnen Tantei-Dan?) is an Organization in Tokyo, Japan consisting of Pre-Adolescent Detectives with whom Conan Edogawa solves the occasional crimes in which he and his Teitan Elementary School Classmates stumble into.
The Detective Boys were informally founded when Ayumi Yoshida and Genta Kojima decided to investigate a mansion which was once a murder site and had been abandoned. Conan Edogawa and his classmate Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya were drafted into accompanying the two and the four of them eventually entered the house. In the course of this adventure, Conan found out that the house was still inhabited by the mother and son of the murder victim; the son had killed his father in a fit of rage over his abusive behavior, and his mother had subsequently locked her own son in a dungeon beneath the house to wait until the deed's time-bar had passed. After Conan succeeded in exposing the two, they were arrested and the case was resolved.
In time, the four kept stumbling into more and more criminal cases which were resolved thanks to Conan's Deductive Skills and Initiative. Particularly, after the case involving a sizable cache of stolen Italian gold coins, Ayumi, Genta and Mitsuhiko developed a taste for detective work and impulsively decided to become investigators themselves. mostly for fame and glory. After advertising their services in school, they have become actively involved in many criminal cases provided by their schoolmates, though more often than not they keep accidentally coming upon such during their free-time activities. Some time later, their new classmate and former Black Organization Member Ai Haibara was drafted into the group. Three adults also joined this group informally, namely Professor Hiroshi Agasa, who provides the group with special gadgets to aid them in their adventures, their Homeroom Teacher Sumiko Kobayashi, a mystery novel enthusiast who proclaimed herself their manager and their Assistant Homeroom Teacher Rumi Wakasa, a mysterious individual who is very skilled in martial arts and has very sharp deduction skills.
The Detective Boys mostly deal with murder and theft cases as evidence whenever the group stumbles into a case, goes on a trip with Professor Hiroshi Agasa or when they tag along with Kogoro Mouri.
The Detective Boys have displayed remarkable analytical and deductive abilities, enough to be considered as Junior Detectives. Conan Edogawa, as the Leader of the Detective Boys, has a broad intelligence, extensive criminal knowledge and prior experience as the High School Detective Shinichi Kudo. In this role, the rest of the Detective Boys function mostly as additional pairs of eyes who provide Conan with trivial-seeming but important clues and display little investigative brilliance or determination of their own.
As the series progresses, however, other members such as Ai Haibara, who has been heavily trained by the Black Organization and Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya, who has displayed remarkable logical and reasoning abilities, have demonstrated in some cases, especially where Conan is not present or out of commission, that the Detective Boys have the potential of becoming skilled investigators in their own right.
- Detective Boys Badge - Used By The Detective Boys
- Kamen Yaiba Voice Changer - Used By The Detective Boys
- Modified Glasses - Used By Conan Edogawa; Ai Haibara
- Modified Wristwatch - Used By The Detective Boys
- Conan Edogawa - Founder; Leader
- Genta Kojima - Member; Self-Proclaimed Leader
- Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya - Member
- Ayumi Yoshida - Member
- Ai Haibara - Member; Assistant Leader
- Hiroshi Agasa - Guardian; Gadget Inventor
- Sumiko Kobayashi - Guardian; Homeroom Teacher
- Rumi Wakasa - Guardian; Assistant Homeroom Teacher
- The Detective Boy's Purpose was to act as a cover for Ai Haibara as stated by Gosho Aoyama in an Interview.
- The Detective Boys in Detective Conan and Nobita and his friends in the manga and anime franchise Doraemon both share a lot of resemblance.
- Genta Kojima refers to Conan Edogawa as his Apprentice in various episodes, mainly to show off to people.
|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|
|Collaborators||Suguru Itakura • Hideaki Nakajima • Asaka|
|Others||Leona Buccholz • Antonio Gomez • Yoshiaki Hara • Ethan Hondou • Rikumichi Kusuda • Kate Lauren • Akemi Miyano • Atsushi Miyano • Elena Miyano • Hiromitsu Morofushi • Ki'ichiro Numabuchi • Masaaki Okakura • Black Beard • Aquavit • Arrack • Curaçao • Generic • Irish • Stout|
|Karasuma Group||Renya Karasuma • Atsushi Miyano • Elena Miyano|
|Suzuki Group||Ayako Suzuki • Jirokichi Suzuki • Shiro Suzuki • Sonoko Suzuki • Tomoko Suzuki|
|Tomizawa Group||Taichi Tomizawa • Tatsuji Tomizawa • Tetsuharu Tomizawa • Yuzo Tomizawa|
|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 III • Soshi Okita VI • Takeshi Onimaru • Kagetora • Shonosuke|
|Guardians||Hiroshi Agasa • Sumiko Kobayashi|
|Members||Conan Edogawa • Ai Haibara • Genta Kojima • Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya • Ayumi Yoshida|
|CIA||Ethan Hondou • Hidemi Hondou • Barney|
|FBI||Shuichi Akai • James Black • Andre Camel • Jodie Starling • Starling Family Father • Bill • Hodges • Ishida • Jeff • Meyer • Tim|
|Tokyo Metropolis||Shintaro Chaki • Kazunobu Chiba • Wataru Date • Kenji Hagiwara • Yuya Kazami • Hyoue Kuroda • Jinpei Matsuda • Kiyonaga Matsumoto • Juzo Megure • Naeko Miike • Yumi Miyamoto • Hiromitsu Morofushi • Ginzo Nakamori • Toshiro Odagiri • Miwako Sato • Ninzaburo Shiratori • Wataru Takagi • Tadayoshi Uno • Officer Tome • Officer Tsujimura • Inspector Yuminaga|
|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|