Judge Takakura
Biographical information
Full name Takakura (first name unknown)
Gender Male
Status Alive*
Age 62*
Nationality Flag of JapanFlag of USA Japanese-American
Residence The Bahamas
Concordia, U.S. (formerly)
Japan (formerly)
Profession(s) Judge (formerly; retired)
Family Unnamed aunt †
Unnamed sister
Affiliation(s) Criminal Court of Concordia (formerly)
Concordian Flying Squad (formerly)
Concordian Police Department (formerly)
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appeared Case #1: Welcome to Concordia! (s4)
I'm no longer the bright-eyed, optimistic idealist I was when I first entered this profession.
—Judge Takakura

Judge Takakura (Jpn: 高倉) is a recurring character featured in Season 4 of Criminal Case.


As the (now-former) city judge of Concordia, Takakura's main role in the game is to sentence the killers and bring justice at the end of each case in Mysteries of the Past. The sentence Takakura issues depends on the severity of the crime, the mental health of the killer, the motives for the murder, and how much false testimony the killer gave out during the investigation, just to name a few.


Takakura, of Japanese descent, has gray hair that only grows on the sides, brown eyes, and multiple freckles on his face. He is seen wearing a black robe over a white shirt with a brown tie. He often uses his judge's gavel.

Height 5'6"
Age 62
Weight 149 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood B-

Events of Criminal Case

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

After Takakura sentenced Henrietta Vanderbilt to 30 years in prison for the murder of Norah Barnlow, he came to visit the Squad's airship. He went to Chief Wright's office and informed him of his retirement, stating that many years as a judge have turned his optimistic and idealistic self to a cynical self. Furthermore, he stated the granting of Archie Rochester's freedom from his crimes without his consultation as his breaking point. He then asked the team to inform Mayor Cornelius Castletown of his decision to retire.

The Higher You Rise

Takakura came to the Squad's airship, looking for Chief Wright and announcing that he was going to retire once and for all. However, Isaac and the player convinced him to postpone his retirement until at least after the conclusion of their investigation into Celine Georges' murder, which would end in a high-profile trial. Wanting to leave a legacy in the legal world, Takakura decided not to retire just yet.

Takakura's final case would be the trial of his close colleague, Eleanor Halsted, Chief Inspector for the Concordian Police Department, for the sabotage of the inventions in the World Exhibition and the murder of Celine Georges. Halsted gave her motives for her crimes in the court, namely that she was being bribed by Stanley Spark to sabotage the inventions and that Celine found out everything except for the fact that Halsted was the one sabotaging inventions for Spark. Takakura sentenced Halsted to life in jail.

Later, Justin Lawson was sworn in by Mayor Castletown as the new city judge, replacing Takakura after his retirement.

Slayer's End

Because he was involved in Fiona Flanagan's murder investigation, Lawson could not handle Finley Flanagan's trial. Takakura then decided to get out of retirement just once and handle Finley's trial. He sentenced him to 25 years in Stonewall Prison.

While investigating Finley's claims of Stonewall Prison being under control of the Italian gang, the player and Katherine Woolf found that Takakura dismissed the case from court. Despite wanting to re-retire, he explained the prosecution did not have enough evidence against the Italians, hence why the case was dismissed. However, he suspected that Vittorio Capecchi may have greased a few palms among the police, corruption the player knew too well. He also said if they wanted to reopen the case, they would need solid evidence of the Italian's control over the prison, not just the testimony of some inmates.


Name Case Sentence
Nellie Mortimer Welcome to Concordia! 13 years in jail
Colin James Slash and Burn 25 years in Stonewall Prison
Billy Thompson In the Line of Fire Life in jail
Trickster Tim A Murder Carol 12 years in jail
Sheila Black Shear Murder Life in jail
Edward Whimple In the Name of the Father Life in jail
Jordan Wilson Let Me Down Gently 20 years in jail
Ignatius Cottingley The Talking Dead 25 years in jail
Violetta Blue Sweet Revenge 15 years in jail
Ernest Swanswaddle Let Her Eat Cake 15 years in jail
Renée Daucourt That Sinking Feeling 20 years in jail
Henrietta Vanderbilt Breaking the Glass Ceiling 30 years in jail
Bron Sklar Checkmate 25 years in jail
Abe Mullins Out of Steam 15 years in the Concordia Psychiatric Penitentiary
Somerset Osborne Monkey Business 15 years in jail
Susie Nottingham Electrical Hazard 7 years in jail
Eleanor Halsted The Higher You Rise Life in jail
Finley Flanagan Slayer's End 25 years in Stonewall Prison

Case appearances


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