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Kiyonaga Matsumoto
Kiyonaga Matsumoto Profile
Japanese name: 松本 清長

(Matsumoto Kiyonaga)

Age: 54
Gender: Male
Relatives: Sayuri Matsumoto (daughter)

Toshihiko Takasugi (son-in-law)

Occupation: Police Superintendent
First appearance: Manga: File 78

Anime: Episode 18

Appearances: Chapters: 22

Episodes: 16
Movies: 1
Openings: 1

Keyhole number: Volume 64
Japanese voice: Seizo Kato

Kiyonaga Matsumoto (松本 清長 Matsumoto Kiyonaga), known as Kristopher McLaughlin in the Funimation dub, is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.


Matsumoto is a superintendent (Rank 5) of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, and Juzo Megure's superior, often giving him specific instructions on very dangerous cases. Sometimes, Megure puts his plan through to Matsumoto first, and then sees what he has to say about it. Matsumoto got the scar over his left eye from his chasing a serial killer fifteen years ago who wounded him with a katana slash, a case that remained unsolved until Conan helped unravel it and enabled the killer's arrest. He was married, but his wife died at some unspecified point in the past.

Matsumoto first appears during the wedding of his only daughter, Sayuri (dub name Catherine McLaughlin), who used to be Shinichi's, Ran’s, and Sonoko's music teacher in middle school, all three of them having been also invited to the wedding (though Shinichi had to attend as Conan, obviously). When his daughter fell victim to a poisoning attack, a sad case was revealed in which the groom attempted to avenge his mother's death by Matsumoto's negligence. But unexpectedly, the case did take several good turns in the end, and Matsumoto ended up with the victim of his past mistake and would-be-murderer of his daughter as his son-in-law.


Although Chief Matsumoto looks to be a stern, harsh, brute man, he can be a very kind and gentle person, only getting very angry when a loved one is put in danger. However, his demeanor changes to complete seriousness and professionalism while at work.


Picture Name What they call Kiyonaga What Kiyonaga calls them
Juzo Megure Juzo Megure Superintendent Matsumoto (Matsumoto-kanrikan)
Superintendent (Kanrikan)
Wataru Takagi Wataru Takagi Superintendent (Kanrikan) Takagi
Miwako Sato Miwako Sato Superintendent (Kanrikan) Sato
Ninzaburo Shiratori Ninzaburo Shiratori - Shiratori
Detective Chiba Detective Chiba Superintendent (Kanrikan) Chiba

Picture Name What they call Kiyonaga What Kiyonaga calls them
Conan Edogawa Conan Edogawa Superintendent Matsumoto (Matsumoto-keishi) -
Ran Mouri Ran Mouri Superintendent Matsumoto (Matsumoto-keishi) -
Kogoro Mouri Kogoro Mouri Superintendent Matsumoto (Matsumoto-keishi-dono)
Superintendent (Keishi-dono)

Plot overview[]

Canon Depictions[]

Poisoned Bride Case (Manga: 078-080, Anime: 18)[]

Girl Clubbing Case (Manga: 285-286, Anime: 217-218)[]

Serial Bomber Case (Manga: 370-372, Anime: 304)[]

Scar and Ginger Case (Manga: 667-669, Anime: 532-533)[]

Whistling Killer Case (Manga: 670-673, Anime: 534-535)[]

Talent Blog Murder Case (Manga: 920)[]

Matsumoto didn't appear in this case, but it was implied by Hyoue Kuroda (who is now replacing him) that he has been promoted.

Non-Canon Plot Overview[]

In the movie The Raven Chaser, under the Boss' orders, Matsumoto's identity was used by Irish, a former Black Organization member, who subsequently got killed by Chianti.

Relationships analysis[]

Juzo Megure[]

Name origin[]

His name, Kiyonaga Matsumoto (松本 清長) comes from Seichō Matsumoto (松本 清張), a Japanese mystery writer.

Different looks[]



See also[]


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