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Yusaku Kudo (毛利 蘭, Kudō Yūsaku?) is a World Famous Novelist and Creator of the Popular Night Baron Series, is a supporting character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.

Background

Yusaku was already noted for his sharp intellect and deductive abilities. he met Inspector Juzo Megure and became a good friend and valuable adviser to him in solving very difficult cases and he often assisted the police on many occassion

Appearance

Yusaku share a strong resemblance with his son Shinichi

Personality

Yusaku possesses a very sharp intellect and observation skills, traits which he has passed on to his son. His success as a novelist is to a large part based on his keen understanding of the criminal mind. His less tolerable personality traits include a certain cockiness and a very bad touch at making humor.

Canon Plot Overview

Conan Arc

Yusaku and Yukiko reveal themselves to Shinichi. Yusaku created this scenario to test Shinichi's detective skills. Shinichi's parents are worried about him and want Shinichi to realize the danger of hunting the Black Organization. They also want Shinichi to go with them to America and have Interpol or another professional law enforcement try to find the Black Organization instead and have Shinichi give up as a detective because they know how dangerous it is. Shinichi refuses, however, because he wants to stay near Ran and look for the Black Organization too. Yukiko was angry as this, but Yusaku tells her they should respect Shinichi's decision and says mischievously that he had another reason to stay in Japan. Later on a plane, Yukiko began to worry about Shinichi, but Yusaku calmed her down and told her that Shinichi will be alright and believes that he will come back to them. People from Foreigner Magazine find Yusaku, who was surprised that they found him. He asks how they found him. The Foreigner Magazine people said that Shinichi told them. Yukiko noted that Shinichi got them this time and this forces Yusaku to work endlessly.

Sherry Arc

Vermouth Arc

Kir Arc

Bourbon Arc

Rum Arc

Yukiko and Yusaku have returned to Japan and reveal to Conan that they convinced the blog owner to retract her claim in exchange for their autographs. They decide to remain in the country for the foreseeable future, in light of Yusaku's interpretation of Koji Haneda's dying message, which leads them and Conan to believe that Renya Karasuma is connected to the organization.

Non-Canon Plot Overview

Movies

OVAs

Trivia

  • Yusaku Kudo's Given Name "Yusaku" (蘭) means "Masterpiece" and comes from the Voice Actor Yusaku Matsuda.
    • Yusaku 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 in Super Digest Book 10+ that Yusaku Kudo and Yukiko Fujimine met because Yukiko had been chosen to play the Main Character of a Drama based on one of Yusaku's Books.

  • Yusaku Kudo is right-handed.

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