Kogorou Mouri

Kogorou Mouri

Mouri Kogorou is a private detective and Ran’s father. Some time ago, he worked in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Division One with Inspector Megure, but while an excellent marksman he was not a particularly good investigator. Around the time Mouri left the police force, his wife Kisaki Eri also moved out, though they have never officially divorced despite ten years having passed.

Mouri has an overinflated sense of his own importance and detective prowess to the point where he doesn’t investigate why he is suddenly and consistently passing out at crime scenes and solving cases in his sleep with different deductions than he was making while awake. He is also frequently unprofessional in his work, frequently making sarcastic and blunt comments about suspects or even his own clients.

On cases, Mouri is typically lax with his deductions and investigation, following only the most obvious clues or assumptions to reach his conclusions, which are often silly or fall directly into a culprit’s trap. The police, especially Megure, often find him to be an embarrassment while awake and hope to see “Nemuri no Kogorou” (Sleeping Detective) as soon as possible. Mouri does have a serious side which only emerges when the case has personal importance to him, such as when Eri and Ran are involved. When this happens, Mouri’s entire personality and demeanor changes and he begins acting professionally, demonstrating improved deductive skills and cunning. While he is not up to the standards of Shinichi and he still can have problems with finding clues, his logical reasoning becomes better, and Mouri often demonstrates he has a better sense of interpersonal relationships than Shinichi does.

Mouri easily becomes infatuated with beautiful women. His favorite celebrity is pop idol Okino Yoko, and he never misses (or tries not to miss) her television shows. He also keeps a large collection of Yoko related goods and his office and bedroom have Yoko posters. Because of his flirtatious behavior around attractive women, he often embarrasses Ran, and while it is not stated as the reason why Eri left him, it is one of the primary reasons why she hasn’t come back.

While never outright called an alcoholic, Mouri has a tendency to get intoxicated and Shinichi/Conan often makes sarcastic remarks about him spending money on alcohol. In the anime, particularly in early episodes, his office is littered with empty beer cans, and he keeps a well-stocked liquor shelf. Mouri is also a heavy smoker, and is usually seen with a cigarette in his mouth. Other hobbies include watching his favorite idol star, Okino Yoko, betting on horse races, playing mahjong (which he tends to lose) and playing or watching baseball (he even plays in his neighborhood’s team).

In the movies, Mouri suffers from a mild acrophobia (fear of heights) and is quite uncomfortable in high settings where he has the chance to see how high up he is. He does not have this fear in the manga.

Anime

Detective ConanDetective Conan Movie 01: The Timed SkyscraperDetective Conan Movie 02: The Fourteenth TargetDetective Conan Movie 03: The Last Wizard of the CenturyDetective Conan OVA 01: Conan vs. Kid vs. YaibaDetective Conan Movie 04: Captured in Her EyesMeitantei Conan: Tengoku e no Count DownDetective Conan OVA 02: 16 SuspectsDetective Conan Movie 06: The Phantom of Baker StreetDetective Conan Movie 07: Crossroad in the Ancient CapitalDetective Conan Movie 08: Magician of the Silver SkyDetective Conan OVA 05: The Target is Kogoro! The Detective Boys' Secret InvestigationDetective Conan Movie 09: Strategy Above the DepthsDetective Conan OVA 06: Follow the Vanished Diamond! Conan & Heiji vs. Kid!Detective Conan Movie 10: Requiem of the DetectivesDetective Conan OVA 07: A Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs. Conan and the Detective BoysDetective Conan Movie 11: Jolly Roger in the Deep AzureDetective Conan OVA 08: High School Girl Detective Sonoko Suzuki's Case FilesDetective Conan Movie 12: Full Score of FearLupin III vs. Detective ConanDetective Conan Magic File 3: Shinichi and Ran - Memories of Mahjong Tiles and TanabataDetective Conan Movie 13: The Raven ChaserDetective Conan OVA 09: The Stranger in 10 Years...Detective Conan Movie 14: The Lost Ship in the SkyDetective Conan Movie 15: Quarter of SilenceDetective Conan Magic File 5: Niigata - Tokyo Omiyage CapriccioDetective Conan vs. WoooDetective Conan Movie 16: The Eleventh StrikerDetective Conan OVA 12: The Miracle of ExcaliburDetective Conan Movie 17: Private Eye in the Distant SeaLupin III vs. Detective Conan: The MovieDetective Conan Movie 18: The Sniper from Another DimensionDetective Conan: The Fugitive Kogorou MouriMagic Kaito 1412Edogawa Conan Shissou Jiken: Shijou Saiaku no FutsukakanDetective Conan Movie 19: The Hellfire SunflowersDetective Conan Movie 20: The Darkest NightmareDetective Conan: Episode One - Chiisaku Natta MeitanteiDetective Conan Movie 21: The Crimson Love LetterDetective Conan Movie 22: Zero's Executioner

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