The Metropolitan Police force is in an uproar over the big news: at long last, star-crossed police detectives Sato and Takagi are going on a date! But their romantic afteron at an amusement park turns into a roller-coaster ride when they find a backpack full of smuggled heroin. Can Conan catch the drug runners and save the detectives' date? Then the Junior Detective League decides to track down Doc Agasa's long-lost first love. But to find her, they'll have to crack a numerical code that takes them on a wild goose chase through the local zoo!
Gosho Aoyama made his debut in 1992 with Chotto Matte (Wait a Minute), which won Shogakukan's prestigious Shinjin Comic Taisho (Newcomer's Award for Comics) and launched his career as a critically acclaimed, top-selling manga artist. In addition to Detective Conan, which won the Shogakukan Manga Award in 2001, Aoyama created the popular manga Yaiba, which won the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1992. Aoyama's manga is greatly influenced by his boyhood love for mystery, adventure and baseball, and he has cited the tales of Arsene Lupin and Sherlock Holmes and the samurai films of Akira Kurosawa as some of his childhood favorites.