Yusaku Kudo
Japanese name: 工藤 優作
(Kudou Yuusaku)
English name: Booker Kudo
Age: 37-38
Gender: Male

Yukiko Kudo (wife)

Shinichi Kudo (son)

Gender: Male
Hair color: Dark brown
Eye color: Black
First appearance: Manga: Chapter 49
Anime: Episode 43
Appearances: Episodes: 13
Movies: 1
OVAs: 3
Openings: 5
Keyhole number: Volume 22
Japanese voice: Hideyuki Tanaka
English voice: Randy Tallman

Yusaku Kudo (工藤 優作 ,Kudou Yuusaku) is the father of Shinichi Kudo and, along with his wife Yukiko, is one of only a few characters to know he is Conan Edogawa. He is also a world famous novelist and the creator of the popular Night Baron series.

Background Edit

While still attending Teitan High School, Yusaku Kudo was already noted for his sharp intellect and deductive abilities. In those years, he also encountered the girl whom he resolved to marry: Yukiko Fujimine, an already famed and beautiful junior actress. While taking her out in an expensive restaurant to make his proposal, he was involved in a murder case which he solved brilliantly, and right afterwards made his proposal to a startled Yukiko - a proposal which was eventually accepted. (Twenty years later, his son Shinichi would become involved in a follow-up of the exact same case, but unlike Yusaku he wouldn't be able to profess his feelings to his own love.)

Instead of pursuing a career with the police or as a detective, Yusaku became a detective story novelist and quickly won international acclaim, especially with his novels involving the character called Night Baron, who has become a popular cultural item. He also met Inspector Juzo Megure and became a good friend and valuable advisor to him in solving very difficult cases. In the course of his career, he also encountered the first Kaitou Kid and struck a sort of competitive friendship with him, culminating in both becoming foster fathers for each other's sons.

Personality Edit

Yusaku Kudo 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.

Name origin Edit

Yusaku's name comes from Shunsaku Kudo (protagonist of the TV Drama Tantei Monogatari (Detective Tales) and actor Yusaku Matsuda (who portrayed Shunsaku Kudo).

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