Best Detective Conan Characters

The Top Ten
1 Ai Haibara

Ok so I just don’t get why that people are calling Haibara a crybaby. Like she has only cried at most 3 times in the series. Bruh if you are going to call her a crybaby then what do you call Ran? Ultra crybaby? Don’t get me wrong I like Ran as well but I just don’t get why people are giving false information and supporting details. That just makes your attempt to prove your point harder. If you do not like a character I am not against it, but it would be better to respect other people’s opinions. It’s disrespectful that you are not doing that. How do you think the people that support Haibara feel? Put yourself in their shoes guys. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Haibara does have many haters and supporters, the supporters are always kind in expressing their opinions but when it comes to haters, they are always rude. Take this however you want, but keep in mind that I will never let you change my mind. I will not waste any more time on the disrespectful people. ...more

I'm very glad that she's above Shinichi, honestly, she definitely deserves it. A personal opinion here: Shinichi is a reckless idiot, who's really smart, yes, and not afraid to flaunt it off too. I mean, he's chased by a big bad organization. Chasing after criminals and making a new spotlight for himself is just...dumb. Haibara is much better. She had the brains, but she had enough common sense to bottle it up. And she's kind, too. Even though it's not her fault in any way that she's borned into BO, her guilt complex, suicidal tendencies, paranoia, everything is just well thought and incredible. Brave and readily sacrifices herself for people, careful and calculating; she's Conan upgraded.

Words just isn't enough to describe her. I mean, just look at her! I don't even know why she has haters. She is very intelligent and will do everything for the sake of others. Sounds familiar, right? I know Conan or Shinichi, and Ran also think of others more than theirselves. But, she's even willing to sacrifice and risk her life! I even think that she likes Conan but gave him up as she knows that someone already likes him. She is really unique. not like Ran who has two girls who have the same personality as her (Kazuha and Aoko). Sad but proud to say that I like her more than the heroine and the main character.

She is the best. The absolute best. She is a complex, complex character, and I dare say; more than Conan himself. She had tons of layer, from snarky and paranoid and stoic and deep philosophic and self loathing and this is probably why people had such different views on her. All her actions are perfectly justified and calculated (unlike some reckless characters I can name). Her character boldly shows signs of self loathing and suicidal tendencies, which I just adore. It was rare something like that is shown that boldly in an anime, and I think it's about time.

2 Kudo Shinichi

I agree that Shinichi Kudo is second because his dad is obviously smarter, but bruh, Haibara is first? That a joke. She may be a scientist which is smart but nope.


That's a no no

I mean look at him!

He's practically intelligent, kind, smart, always cares for others first, handsome (sexy...), flexible, great soccer player, can control his fear (unlike haibara who shakes in fear whenever the BO comes near, at least as conan he just tensed not shakes and hide behind someone --"), the closest one to catch KID, willingly sacrifices himself for anyone, always prevails the truth, care for anyone even the murderers, and so on. I really think he's awesome.

Wait why is he 2nd? Yeah he doesn't really show up in the anime but that doesn't mean he doesn't deserve to be 1st place. Shinichi can put the police to shame (I hope that doesn't sound too harsh), he is super cute (funny thing is he is my anime crush but I ship him with Ran so much), a great soccer player and would do anything to help Ran.

He deserves to be 1st along with Ran being 2nd! :D

Huahahaa my future husband! How can he be in the second? I think he was the best character in detective conan! Come on, look at him. Smart, handsome, great at soccer, and he can do anything! (Except singing). He was the cool one!

3 Edogawa Conan

he’s basically shinichi and he’s freaking amazing and his like philosophical words he usually tells the kids is rlly touching! I rlly rlly like both him and shinichi because they can do so many things so well and, well, just their personality is so appealing<3 his stories from when he was younger are also interesting!

Whaatt?! How come he's number 5?! The smaller version of Shinichi is still smart and cool! Not to mention he's more cuter!

Why are there two for shinichi? Conan is not a different charector! No wonder he came in second it because his votes were split

Conan is basically cleverer than kudo shinichi because he is smaller but he still as clever as shinichi. but still like ai haibara better

4 Heiji Hattori

He is the most perfect character in the series without being completely perfect. He makes mistakes, he's impulsive and rash, but he's one of the most genuine characters in the show. He's incredibly talented, but has faults, unlike many of the other perfect characters in the show that come off as robotic with their perfection. Heiji is and always will be my favorite.

Heiji, completely. I really think he's one of the only ones that Shinichi can trust his life with, and I think he might trust him even more than Ran. He'd do almost anything to help him and would protect him with his life. Heiji is the best!

I like him a lot, he is smart but isn't perfect and can be sympathetic at the same time he's super dense regarding love stuff but he's really reliable. One of the best characters in the show he isn't flawless but that's what make him adorable.

Heiji brings in a nice counterpart of Shinichi, flawed probably under Gosho's definition but so much likeable. I've always been a great fan of his.

5 Ran Mouri

She's really cool. Unlike what people are saying here, she is extremely strong emotionally, physically and intellectually. She has solved cases without Conan/Shinichi's help (around episode 350), she kicks ASS all the time ("Ran-nee-chan! Save me! " *roundhouse kicks bad guys* *wins karate tournaments*) and she completely supports her depressed alcoholic father (and he is, especially in the beginning of the series, depressed - he is smart, he shouldn't have that hard of a time solving cases really he's giving up.) by CHOICE when her parents split up, and is constantly trying to help him. She is one of the most loyal characters I have ever heard of outside a super natural story, she loves Shinichi as a valued childhood friend and perhaps more, even though he is (admittedly) a jerk to her, even after his 'disappearance.' She works through her abandonment issues to be the best daughter, sister and friend she can possibly be, never becoming cold, and I love her for it. She loves with all ...more

I don't hate her until I watch DC movies. She always gets in trouble for doing something she knows she can't, it's like showing off. And yet, others have to save her instead and get in trouble that get their lives in danger. And she always brings her trouble for others to solve. She thinks she could but actually she couldn't, AND when she knows she couldn't, she would cried and called Shinichi name. :vv I'm so happy watching movie 20, 'cause she didn't do anything stupid so that others have to save her again, like movie 13, 17,... Always crying, knows Karate but not really know Karate. I must say, if she's not Shin's girlfriend, no one will care... I have more to say but I'm sure I'll get hates so should stop here.

Of course for me, ran is the best character in detective conan. Why I think like that? Watch again episode 345, there's a moment when ran saves haibara and protect her from vermouth. She so brave, and she often cry because she have heart, not like 'ran haters' who have stone, so they can't open their eyes and say if ran is the worst. She so love shinichi too, and she don't care is shinichi leave here, she still wait for shinichi no matter what. She so strong at karate too, and be nice to children. I think that's why shinichi love her so much.

Ran is really alright but Goushou made her personality go bad.
For Example: when you're in trouble or you're scared, most people want their parents. But Ran always thinks of Shinichi and Shinichi only. She never shouted out for her father or her mother.
There's one more: she didn't even answer Shinichi's confession of love for her, but she still calls out for Shinichi. If she loves him so much, why didn't she just say "yes" then? This means that she actually doesn't love Shinichi, which also means that Ran is Shinichi's stalker.

6 Kaitou Kid

COME ON DUDE! KAITO KID! He's just amazing, totally my favourite character in the series, and also my crush. He's funny, EXTREMELY talented, master of disguise and escape, and just overall AWESOME. I mean, even Shinichi hasn't been able to catch him. He's like the villain who everyone loves, since he's not even technically a thief, he returns all the stuff. I also love his costume, the white cape and the monocle. In conclusion, he really deserves more attention.

Kaito kid is amazing because:
1. He looks like shinich but cuter
2. He has an adorable personality
3. His purpose for stealing is so meaningful
4. He so funny and popular in the anime
5. He's afraid of fish which is ridiculously cute

Minna. Kaito supposed to be top 3 or 5 something like that. He's an adoloscent thief who make the anime more interesting. He's hot, handsome etc. You should have watch him more often. Although he's a thief but he something help conan/shinichi. Sorry for my bad english. Hehe

Kaito Kid is better than everyone else... I like conan when he laughs mysteriously when a typical case is infront of him... And mouri kogorou because he is a good one at heart and funny... But Kid is the best... His character and atitude made me what I am today

7 Shuichi Akai

WHAT?! HE IS IN THE EIGHTH PLACE?! WHY?! Between all the guys, he is the coolest, and the most expert, professional, and detailed when it comes to planning strategies and on...Unlike Kudo Shinichi, Akai is the type of a guy who's cool and non-chalant. But also the one who cares about his missions. He's intellectual and quick-reacting when dealing to strangers and hard missions. He's very expert in using weapons and in shooting from far-away distances.

My favorite!
He is the coolest, strongest, smart, scary, kind hearted, best sniper, fbi agent, and... Sharp eyes <3

+ and is the one of two men who bourbon admits are scarier than he himself

Hello? 7th place? This is the Silver Bullet we're talking about (least one of them). Bourbon's rival. The guy with a lot of mystery around him. He's been undercover with a different identity on more than one occasion to shock the audience. He's just downright cool in all the best possible ways.

Gin is afraid of him and consideres him as the Silver Bullet that will destroy the organization. He appeares in the most critical moments to save anyone from certain death. His calm and serious personality makes him a perfect controller of the situation, he's such a cool and epic character...he and Conan make a perfect pal

8 Gin

One of the best villains in the anime, it gets really intense and scary when he is around, his influence in the anime is really scary and impressive. He has such great intellect and patience, he really is a dangerous man, and an excellent villain in DC, very thriller to watch.

Ice cold killer who wouldn't bat an eyelash before riddling you with bullets. Smart and able to react to situations quickly and without emotion. He is also extremely physically capable and has that murderer appearance =)

This one's a true badass personality. Just looking at his eyes makes me shiver. I really wanna see him die before my eyes just like the way he mercilessly killed Akemi Miyano.

Colder than ice, but just great "bad guy" for this anime/manga. Don't tell me that you're not nervous if he get too near to Conan or Ai... he just has this "I will kill you" aura. Great!

9 Kogoro Mouri

The funniest dude ever. There was a rumor going around that he was the leader of the men in black, and I wouldn't be shocked if it were true. He may be pretty dumb most of the time, but he has his moments

Even though some people laughs at his wrong explanations and jumping to conclusions, he's still an intelligent detective, and can solve cases and put the pieces together(that even us, fans, cannot even solve ourselves). He just needs a little push I think, and to top it all, when push comes to shove, he's an extremely reliable detective/friend/family.

Kogoro Mouri has just so much potential, that it isn't even funny anymore. He can solve cases if he wants too, as shown in episode 27 and he is intelligent, strong, cares for the people around him and has a cool moustache. He is the second best character in the whole series, in my opinion.

He is like Shikamaru, clever but too lazy to use his brain.

10 Ayumi Yoshida

Ayumi is my vavourite character

Shes just so adorable

Beautiful, nice and have a kind heart.

That was ayumi, so I like her

Ayumi have to be rank 2 after ai-chan she is adorable cute she is really great vote ayumi because you now she is the most cutes character

The Contenders
11 Kudo Yukiko

Shinichi's mother, she doesn't appear much because of her work as an actress just like her husband.

The best mother in case closed. She beautiful and so good at masquerade. I eas so glad she's not like haibara who make me sick

I like her, she's the coolest mom ever. And she acts like a teenager, she's somewhat similar to Chikage(Kaito's mom)

Haibara isn't stupid u r

12 Sonoko Suzuki

I feel like Sonoko is the younger, and female version of Mouri Kogoro. She's alright, but I don't like how she takes Conan's credit for solving a case, without stopping and thinking that she has no memory of it. That's why I think she somewhat similar to Kogoro, that and the fact that their both hopeless flirts.

With sonoko the episodes are more fun, interesting and funny because sonoko acts like a kid

Sexy. I want to feel her body!


13 Kazuha Toyama

Kazuha is pretty and a real talented student at school. She's sometimes mean to Heiji but actually just because she wants to hide her true feeling toward him

I love kazuha and I ship her relationship with heiji and I see her as the best detective conan girl

I like her very much. She and Heji are so cute together. When they fight I always laugh

She is far better character than Ran. + cutie

14 Hiroshi Agasa

Many believe he is Ano Kata the boss of the black organization, but I say he's not.

Are you kidding me?! He is the best EVER

He is basically a Watson

What would Conan do without the Hakase?

15 Wataru Takagi

I think he is one of the nicest characters, although he isn't the smartest, but I really respect him..
He is loyal to a fault and he won't hesitate to sacrifice his life, not only to save sb's else's but to save a MEMENTO that means a lot to sb else (I fell in love with him when he refused to break those cuffs ).
And poor guy has the worst luck..
But I believe there might be more to this character I mean we don't know enough about his background, we never saw any relatives of his. Maybe something will be brought to light later..

Through he is kinda foolish and unconfident outside, he has a strong heart which full of justice and honesty inside. Whenever his lover is in danger, he is soberer than anyone. He is lovable and kind. I am always moved when seeing he protect his girlfriend even at a cost of his life.

literally the nicest police detective! he’s my favorite although he can be a bit slow and unconfident at times. the one episode in which shinichi helps takagi solve a case so he can go get sato is my favorite episode that features takagi as one of the mains:)

He can have my ass anytime he wants

16 Tooru Amuro (Bourbon)

Favorite character ever! I'm suprised about his place in 16. I'm so sad that he has no one around him. And the whole reason he wanted to be a spy is only because ((spoiler!))

he wanted to see his childhood love again, the only person that understood him as a mixed race. And while he was a spy not only did he lose his first-love's eldest daughter(childhood friend), he failed to save the youngest one(so he thinks), and his friends all died. His best friend from like, age 11 and up died IN FRONT OF HIM. I'm surprised he still has his sanity. SOMEONE GIVE THIS BOY A HUG.

You know, this boy got a whole movie for himself next year. He's terribly popular in Japan and can easily makes it to the top 3. I don't even surprise that such a good character only got 18th place here, knowing he is pretty underrated in the western side.

He's is a good guy who thinks goals justify the means and act with that in mind, one of his better traits is his morality faults which make him a better character. And he's sexy and a good boxer and that obssessive side of his make me love him more.

At first, I don't have any impression toward him. But there's chapter when he punched the bad guy on chest, then I fall for him.

He's badass, sexy, but manipulative and dangerous.

17 Jodie Starling

I'm surprised Jodie doesn't have more of a following! She's definitely one of my favorite characters and I almost feel a bit funny saying that when she was first introduced, I laughed at her engrish and what-not, but as we discovered more about her, I began to really appreciate her as a character. After Akai's... Well.. "death", it really sealed the deal for me. She's a great, complex character and I really appreciate her presence in the Detective Conan universe. She's awesome!

The best FBI's! Second after akai, hehe. Well, she beautiful, smart, and good enough at use gun. Well, at least not like haibara who so loser when meet and face to face to vermouth. Hate haibara so much

Fbi's top investigator and one of the badass women of dc!

Fbi's top investigator and akai shuuichi's partner. She is one of the badass and beautiful women of dc!

18 Miwako Sato

She has a strong sense of justice and sacrifice, hates power of darkness. She is sober and brave. She always deals with cases resolutely. She also has a soft heart inside and even childish. She is a pretty policewoman and almost every males of colleague like her. Through she has boyfriend, her charm is not affected.

Strong, brave, and beautiful. That's all sato characters. Yeah, I love her, because she not like haibara who fake and cry a lot

She came out as a very strong woman in Conan vs Lupin the Third.

What a cool character. I like her.

19 Kudo Yusaku

Ok, so, he's like the first version of shinichi and he's like super smart! I really, really like his chill personality that's also protective of his family (i.e. that episode when he dressed up like night baron and kidnapped conan with his wife and Agasa and he told conan/shinichi to go to america with them to stay safe and not get hurt and that he'll take care of the BO) and he's such a good husband/dad! He's an amazing person and I think he deserves more attention and episodes because his character is so interesting and intriguing:)

I really would like to know more about him, what he think about his son just doing all crazy stuffs while he write book. He is crazy smart, yet as parent... I really want to know what he THINKS.

He is smarter and cooler. He is faster than Shinichi in solving cases. He is calm and I never saw him loosing his temper. He is reliable. I prefer at least 3 or 4 place for him.

He is very smart and he knows the answer of the case before Kudo Shinichi (Jimmy Kudo) does. I still prefer Kudo shinichi

20 Masumi Sera

Love her so much! She's smart, cute and knows Jeet Kune Do, and bad ass detective. I hope to see more of Sera Masumi! And her character development. And I hope she has a lot of screen time. I really like her

Masumi Sera is easily forgotten after her at the moment character impact but she is the only kind of regular female detective in the anime so why is there no more votes for her?

Smart Detective, Jeet Kune Do, wild personality, Akai sister, literally cannot make a face I'm not in love with, what more is there to say? Only reason she's not higher up is because she was introduced so late

Masumi sera is a cute girl and she have a cool characteristics. Always helping people with her beautiful smile

21 Vermouth

She should be in top 10! She's the only sharp, cunning woman and even helps Kudou in some instances... In the series.. Like diverting gin from killing Kogoro. Even after knowing the true identities if Conan and Haibara she doesn't tell the Black organization anything! The Best Mysterious character ever

No woman has a more charismatic combination of intellect, beauty, and empathy than she does. One of my favorite female manga characters of all time.

My beautiful wife. I'd love to make love with her every night. And I will be sniiffing her beautiful and sour armpita everynight.

Seriously? she should be on the top 3. She's mysterious, cunning, beautiful, manipulative, intelligent, charismatic, and also unpredictable.

22 Subaru Okiya

I know I can't give spoiler but, I'm shock too when knowing his true identity. I like his eyesmile and what I love the most when he open his eyes and I see GREEN EYEBALL U KNOW WHAT I MEAN

He always keeps his cool and acts mysteriously. It was no surprise tie when I found out he was actually akai shuiichi.

Very a polite person, sooo cute when handling the detective boys

Big spoiler!

He is akai shuichi but masked

23 Shiho Miyano
24 Matsuda Jinpei

Coolest character in my opinion

He's just perfect. Yep. Well, one small flaw he does have... is that he died evem before the show started. Welp.

the coolest guy...walked to his death saving millions like it was no big deal

25 Eri Kisaki

She is the best! I really love her personality, she’s funny, she’s really really smart, she cares about ran a lot. When ever I see her in an episode I knew it’s a bout to get real and owwoowohh don’t even get me started with movies. I love her she should be in the top 15 fr fr.

Why like whyyyyy is one the best best characters in the whole anime series!

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