Hanako Nishihara
Biographical information
Full name Hanako Nishihara
Gender Female
Status Alive
Birth 1986
Personal information
Nationality Flag of Japan Japanese
Origin Osaka, Japan
Past profession(s) Accountant
Affiliation(s) International Bureau of Justice
Rank Administrative Assistant
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appeared Case #1: Popping Your Clogs (s2)
Next time you try to insult me, do remember that I know each and every one of your secrets.
—Hanako Nishihara

Hanako Nishihara (Jpn: 西原華子) is a main character appearing in Season 2 of Criminal Case, where she serves as the Administrative Assistant of the International Bureau of Justice.


Hailing from OsakaJapan, Hanako is the 30-year-old administrative assistant and secretary of the International Bureau of Justice who worked as an accountant prior to her tenure in the Bureau. She is a short woman with fair skin, long wavy black hair, brown eyes, and pink lipstick on. She wears a blue leopard print shirt underneath a black buttoned waistcoat. Hanako is known to be authoritative, mysterious, and witty.

Notable Events of Criminal Case

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As of the release of the World Edition, the player may choose Hanako from their list of "teammates" (friends who play Criminal Case and are recruited to the player's team, as well as Leo, Chloe, Altus, Darren, Ida, and Oliver) to join the investigation of each crime scene (in any World Edition case) and provide hint bonuses. She is available as a 3-hint partner.

Note that this feature is only available on the mobile version of the game.


  • Hanako is one of the characters who animate (or move) during at least one cutscene in the game.

Case Appearances

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