Hiroshi Agasa, most commonly referred to as Professor Agasa, and known in the Funimation dub as Hershel Agasa, is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan. Agasa is Shinichi Kudo’s next door neighbor and family friend. The first person to learn that Conan Edogawa is actually Shinichi, he invented all of Conan’s special gadgets as well as the Detective Boys’ badges and flashlight-watches.
Personality: Hiroshi Agasa
Hiroshi Agasa is a jovial, caring and outgoing person and has many friends in his community, a fact which helped him in his covering up of Conan’s and Haibara’s true origins (he simply claims that they are the children of his friends and acquaintances). Agasa is highly intelligent, having achieved at least one advanced degree and managing to invent a slew of useful gadgets.
He is especially proud of his inventions, and their quality must have been recognized, since they have already been used during official events. While a bachelor, he is very paternal and enjoys the company of the Detective Boys. Agasa has a special love for pasta and tomato juice.
Appearance: Hiroshi Agasa
Agasa is an average size man with slightly-overweight frame. Looking somewhat older than his actual age, he is bald on the top of his head with the rest of his hair silver. He sports thick eyebrows and a mustache and a somewhat bulbous nose. He wears round glasses and is regularly seen in his lab attire.
Background: Hiroshi Agasa
Agasa is a inventor that live next door to Shinichi’s home. He makes his living with a wide number of patents and inventions, including video games. During Agasa early life He went to Teitan Elementary and then Okuho middle school. During that time He met Fusae Kinoshita during sixth grade, though she moved away during the fall term and his family moved from Tokyo to the countryside soon after the term ended.
Childhood and relatives: Hiroshi Agasa
Agasa went to Teitan Elementary and then Okuho middle school. He met Fusae Kinoshita during sixth grade, though she moved away during the fall term and his family moved from Tokyo to the countryside soon after the term ended. Agasa has a rich accountant uncle named Kurisuke Agasa who died 50 years before the present timeline at the age of 38. The uncle liked gadgets. Kurisuke’s sister, Teiko, was alive until a year ago when she passed away at age 76. Agasa’s cousin’s granddaughter is of the right age to be introduced to Takagi.
Agasa’s name comes from mystery writer Agatha Christie. His first name Hiroshi is a pun as it is written with the same kanji for hakase. Agasa’s English given name “Herschel” likely comes from the physician friend of V. I. Warshawski, Dr. Charlotte “Lotty” Herschel.
- Professor Agasa has a mole on his butt with a hair sticking out of it (which Conan revealed while trying to prove his real identity to Agasa).
- In a fan poll, Professor Agasa was voted as the character most likely to be the boss of the Black Organization. In an interview, Gosho Aoyama stated that Agasa is not the boss.
- Professor Agasa has a built-in television in his car.