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Yūjin Mikotoba
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Yūjin Mikotoba was a forensic pathology professor at Teito Yūmei University and Kazuma Asōgi's mentor. Shortly before Ryūnosuke Naruhodō's trial for the murder of John Watson, he instructed Naruhodō to take over the defense from Asōgi so not to jeopardize the latter's study abroad. A year later, he assisted his daughter Susato (then disguised as "Ryūtarō Naruhodō") to defend Haori Murasame.

A child in need[edit | edit source]

Main article: Professor Killings

The chest containing all his adventures

Sometime after the death of his wife, Mikotoba left his daughter, Susato, in the care of her grandmother and traveled to England with Genshin Asōgi and Seishirou Jigoku to study abroad. Whilst there, he worked at the St. Entre-Deux Hospital alongside John Watson and his partner Courtney Sithe. He also shared a flat with London's soon-to-be legendary detective, Sherlock Holmes, eventually becoming his investigative partner. He wrote down all the adventures they had together and locked them in a chest in Holmes' flat.

When the secret trial for the Professor was held, Mikotoba took part in the autopsy of Klimt van Zieks as first assistant and was responsible for writing the autopsy report. Though Mikotoba had qualms about the findings of the autopsy, he wrote down John Watson's findings dutifully -- Genshin Asougi's ring was discovered in Klimt van Zieks' stomach. As such, Genshin Asougi was convicted as the Professor.

During Mikotoba's last visit to Genshin's cell, Genshin asked for one final favour, and gave him an address to go to. Mikotoba acquiesed, and when he arrived he found a woman in critical condition and about to give birth. He helped to deliver a baby girl, but could not save the mother. Upon looking around the room and noticing a certain crest, Mikotoba realised that the baby he had helped to deliver was the child of Klimt van Zieks, and the woman who had died was his wife. 

As he had to return to Japan immediately, he left the baby in the care of Sherlock Holmes. He named the baby Iris, after his wife Ayame. Upon his return, he told Genshin's son, Kazuma, that his father died of an illness, and took him in.

Naruhodō's first trial[edit | edit source]

Main article: The Adventure of the Great Departure

Mikotoba first appeared with his daughter Susato when Kazuma was getting ready to defend his best friend, Ryūnosuke Naruhodō, for the murder of John Watson before his own study abroad. He told Kazuma to go to the judge's chambers with Susato before revealing to Naruhodō that Kazuma would not be able to go on his trip if he lost the trial. Yūjin told him to say "I am" when Judge Jigoku asked a question.

That question was "Who is standing for the defendant?", which meant that Naruhodō defended himself. During the recess, Kazuma was mad a Yūjin thinking he didn't have what it took. Yūjin reveals that he was the one who invited Watson overseas to become a professor. Eventually, Watson's killer was revealed to be a British woman named Jezail Brett. When her crimes were revealed, Yūjin announces with Satoru Hosonaga that Brett could never be tried in Japan due to the consular court of Great Britain. So she would soon be sent to Shanghai, the group then went off to celebrate.

Yūjin caught Susato looking at the box containing the manuscript for the Professor Killings while she was cleaning before accompanying Asōgi. He told her never to tell anyone about what she saw.

Calling Susato back[edit | edit source]

Main article: The Adventure of the Unspeakable Story

About nine months after John Watson's death, Yūjin received a letter from Holmes about the "Case of the Haunted Lodging", it contained the dog collar Klimt's dog wore during the Professor Killings. Remembering that Susato saw the box containing the manuscript, he was worried that her daughter might soon reveal that Iris' father was a serial killer and didn't think she could handle it. So he sent a telegraph to Susato saying he had an illness and she needed to come back. He also appeared on the steamship Sōseki Natsume was on when he was returning to Japan asked him about the incident.

Assisting Susato[edit | edit source]

Main article: The Adventure of the Blossoming Attorney

In the newspaper with Sōseki Natsume

Yūjin then spoke to Natsume during a lecture at Teito Yuumei University, the author was accompanied by Heita Mamemomi, a reporter for the Taikoku News. Then he went off for some work to do. Meanwhile, Jezail Brett, we one day left before she would leave for Shanghai, was killed in a bathhouse. The suspect was one of the late Dr. Watson's students and Susato's best friend, Haori Murasame.

As women in Japan were not allowed to be attorneys, Susato decided to disguise herself as "Ryūtarō Naruhodō", cousin of Ryūnosuke Naruhodō, to defend Murasame. Yūjin was impressed at his daughter's disguise but feared that her nervousness will give herself away. Before the trial, he informed Jigoku of the situation so that things could go more smoothly for Susato. He then acted as his daughter's counsel while she defended Murasame and indicted Mamemomi as the real killer.

After the trial, Yūjin was approached by Susato as to why she was allegedly called back to Japan because of his sickness, when he was actually well. But their conversation was cut short when Mamemomi appeared and asked Yūjin about his connections to Kazuma, and later went off to spend time with Jigoku.

Trip back to England[edit | edit source]

Main articles: Twisted Karma and His Last Bow and The Resolve of Naruhodō Ryūnosuke

Yūjin first appears in the Bandol Hotel with Jigoku.

Name[edit | edit source]

  • His given name "Yūjin" (悠仁) is homonymous with the term '友人' (ゆうじん), meaning friend. Such references his friendship with Watson, Holmes, Jigoku, and Asōgi.
  • His family name "Mikotoba" (御琴羽) is homonymous with the expression '御言葉' (みことば), which can either mean 'word of God' or to take someone at their word.
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