|English name:||Jinpei Matsuda|
|First appearance:||Manga: Chapter 366|
Anime: Episode 301
|Keyhole number:||Volume 36|
|Japanese voice:||Nobutoshi Kanna|
Jinpei Matsuda (松田 陣平 ,Matsuda Jinpei) is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.
Jinpei Matsuda was originally a member of the Tokyo Police bomb squadron. His partner Hagiwara was killed four years previously by a serial bomber who had sworn revenge on the police for the accidental death of his partner. When the killer resurfaced three years ago, Matsuda's superiors, fearing that he would become reckless due to personal interest, transferred Matsumoto to Megure's department, where he was promptly partnered with Miwako Sato, then a stll-fledging detective.
Sato was at first put off by his direct manner, but then the bomber appeared in their district less than a week later, depositing an explosive charge in a Ferris wheel at an amusement park. When Matsuda attempted to disarm the bomb, the killer trapped him inside and revealed the existence of yet another bomb hidden in the city. As the countdown of the Ferris wheel bomb would wind down, the name of the second bomb's location would be gradually displayed, claiming a policeman's life for the life of innocents, as the bomber had intended. Matsuda sent the bomb location to Sato via SMS just as the final seconds ran out, his last thoughts being regret that he would not be able to drink to his partner's memory following the apprehension of the culprit.
Matsuda's death haunted Sato for years to come, as she had fallen in love with him, and she kept his final message on her cell phone as a reminder of him. When the bomb killer was finally caught by her and Takagi, she managed to put behind the haunt of her past, though she promised herself never to forget about Matsuda.
Upon his transfer to the Tokyo Metropolian Police, Sato found Matsuda rather cool and aloof, since he spoke out his mind no matter what anybody would think. However, despite his personal interest in the case which eventually claimed his life, Matsuda remained cool and professional, placing the safety of Sato (for whom he had come to care as well) and innocents over his own life - qualities which had won Sato's heart.
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