|Full name||Takakura (first name unknown)|
Concordia, U.S. (formerly)
|Profession(s)||Judge (formerly; retired)|
|Family||Unnamed aunt †|
|Affiliation(s)||Criminal Court of Concordia (formerly)|
Concordian Flying Squad (formerly)
Concordian Police Department (formerly)
|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.||„|
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.
Events of Criminal Case
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.
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.
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.
|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|
- Welcome to Concordia! (Case #1 of Mysteries of the Past)
- Slash and Burn (Case #2 of Mysteries of the Past)
- In the Line of Fire (Case #3 of Mysteries of the Past)
- A Murder Carol (Case #4 of Mysteries of the Past)
- Shear Murder (Case #5 of Mysteries of the Past)
- In the Name of the Father (Case #6 of Mysteries of the Past)
- Let Me Down Gently (Case #7 of Mysteries of the Past)
- The Talking Dead (Case #8 of Mysteries of the Past)
- Sweet Revenge (Case #9 of Mysteries of the Past)
- Let Her Eat Cake (Case #10 of Mysteries of the Past)
- That Sinking Feeling (Case #11 of Mysteries of the Past)
- Breaking the Glass Ceiling (Case #13 of Mysteries of the Past)
- Checkmate (Case #14 of Mysteries of the Past)
- Out of Steam (Case #15 of Mysteries of the Past)
- Monkey Business (Case #16 of Mysteries of the Past)
- Electrical Hazard (Case #17 of Mysteries of the Past)
- The Higher You Rise (Case #18 of Mysteries of the Past)
- Slayer's End (Case #24 of Mysteries of the Past)