Kiyonaga Matsumoto
English name: Kiyonaga McLaughlin
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Relatives: Sayuri Matsumoto (daughter)
Toshihiko Takasugi (son-in-law)
First appearance: Manga: Chapter 78
Anime: Episode 18
Appearances: TV: ?
Movies: ?
Specials: ?
Japanese voice: Seizo Kato
English voice: Bob Carter

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

Background Edit

Matsumoto is the chief of the Tokyo police, 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, 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 (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 negligience. 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.

Matsumoto identity was later used by Irish, a former Black Organization member, who subsequently got killed by Chianti.


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.

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