Kengo Akechi

明智 健悟
An extremely intelligent elitelevel police detective superintendent who is Kenmochi039s supervisor. First appearing in quotDeath TVquot he is presented as an arrogant and snobbish character that becomes a rival to Kinda039ichi in crimesolving. However Akechi indeliberately not only helped Kinda039ichi solve the case but also aided him out of trouble. His relationship to Kinda039ichi is abraisive at the least but they have an unspoken mutual respect for each other039s abilities. He often compares the crimes in Japan to his experience in Los Angeles. He is proficient in English and French. In quotThe Magical Expressquot it039s revealed that he met Reiko Chikamiya before her death and this eventually helps Kinda039ichi solve the case. In quotMurder at Hell039s Schoolquot disguised as a math teacher he claimed that he had actually been a teacher in a very famous prepschool for three years. His name may be a reference to the classic Japanese detective Kogoro Akechi created by Edogawa Rampo. Source: Wikipedia