"Ever since my dad's company went under, she's been depressed. I'm just happy that she's finally going to try to get a job, so I want to have dinner waiting for her."
Oto talks about her mother to Haruto[src]

Edogawa (江戸川 (えどがわ) ) was the wife of Makoto and mother of Oto. Her best friend was Miyoko Hase, the late mother of Tenma. Edogawa was deeply affected by her friend's death. Following her family's bankruptcy, she lived in a small apartment with her daughter.


Early life

She married her husband, Makoto, before she had a chance to consider working.[1] They had one daughter, Oto. Makoto later started a successful cosmetics company.[2] The family lived in Paris at one time.[3]

Edogawa was close to Miyoko Hase, whom she graduated from college with. They wished to see their children, Oto and Tenma, marry in the future. An engagement between them was informally arranged around the time of Miyoko's death. Edogawa was devastated by her death.[4]

Oto at Eitoku

When her husband's company went under,[2] all of the family's things were repossessed. She and Oto moved into a small apartment in Tokyo. Mrs. Edogawa missed her family's old lifestyle,[4] despite only being rich for a short time.[5] Mrs. Edogawa obtained a part-time job working with registers to help support the family.[6] Meanwhile, her husband worked in Kyushu for a relative to pay off his debts.[1][7]

Physical appearance

Her most noticeable trait were her eyes, which were always shut or slightly opened. Mrs. Edogawa wore her hair in a short-bob that curled on the ends toward her face. Her bangs were parted to the left. She dressed nicely, despite her tight budget. Her wardrobe consisted of skirts, blouses, and sweaters.

Personality and traits

Prior to the bankruptcy of her husband's company, Mrs. Edogawa enjoyed the lavish lifestyle. She later often talked about the things she missed about it. Another source of sadness for Edogawa was the untimely death of her best friend. She tended to dwell in the past, fixating particularly on these to two events. Edogawa was often oblivious to Oto's feelings, not realizing what her daughter really wanted. Nevertheless, she loved her daughter and began moving on from her past, when she obtained a part-time job.

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