|Japanese name:||沖野 ヨーコ (Okino Yōko)|
|Occupation:||Pop star idol|
|First appearance:||Manga: File 6Anime: Episode 3|
Episodes: 33 Movies: 1 OVAs: 4 Openings: 1
|Keyhole number:||Volume 17|
|Japanese voice:||Noriko Hidaka|
Yoko Okino (沖野 ヨーコ Okino Yōko), which is also the character's name in the Funimation dub, is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.
Before becoming an idolEdit
Yoko started her idol career as a member of the quartet "Earth Ladies", along with Kaoru Kusano, Yuki Takeno, and Terumi Hoshino. The team was quite successful, but after some time they disbanded to pursue their own careers. Yoko has remained successful and quite popular in the pop idol and acting business.
Yoko first met Conan Edogawa, Kogoro Mouri and his daughter Ran Mouri when she asked for Kogoro's help in apprehending a stalker who had even penetrated her apartment (and of course, Kogoro would not hesitate to take the case). But in the apartment they found an unknown man impaled upon a knife, turning this case into a murder investigation. Soon, however, Conan figured out that the 'victim' had actually committed suicide: The man was Akiyoshi Fujie, Yoko's old boyfriend who still loved her. Due to a fatal misunderstanding, however, Akiyoshi fell into despair and plunged himself on to the knife, making it appear as if he had been murdered in order to take revenge on Yoko. Luckily, Conan found out the truth before damage could be inflicted on Yoko's career.
Overcoming her grief, Yoko has carried on her career and has remained a friend and valuable contact to Kogoro and Conan in the TV and idol industry ever since.
Family & FriendsEdit
Kogoro Mouri is completely infatuated with the young popstar and has all of her appearances in movies and music on tape and DVD, and has even once appeared on her cooking show. Yoko considers Mouri, Ran, and Conan to be good friends. She often suggests Kogoro for participation in her TV shows and commercials, and often invites him, Ran and Conan to parties and dinners. However, the latter often tend to evolve into murder cases.
Kaoru Kusano, Yuki Takeno, and Terumi HoshinoEdit
She has remained close to her former band members throughout the years. In episode 249 she invited Kogoro, Ran, Conan and her former band members Yuki Takeno, and Terumi Hoshino to Kaoru's wedding party, although it was ruined when Kaoru was attacked and almost killed by getting her throat slit, however she survived.
The name "Yoko Okino" is probably a reference to the Japanese-American artist and musician Yoko Ono (小野 洋子 Ono Yōko).