Can Detective Conan crack the case...while trapped in a kid's body? When ace high school detective Jimmy Kudo is fed a mysterious substance by a pair of nefarious men in black-poof! He is physically transformed into a first grader. Until Jimmy can find a cure for his miniature malady, he takes on the pseudonym Conan Edogawa and continues to solve all the cases that come his way. Chasing a stray cat, the Junior Detective League stumbles upon a chilling crime. Before they know it, they're trapped in a refrigerated truck with a corpse, and Conan has to figure out how to escape before they become kid-sicles! Then a cooking show heats up when one of the judges is found dead in the secret ingredient, proving that revenge isn't always a dish best served cold. And Conan suspects a suicide case is really murder...but the chief suspect is Officer Yumi's ex-boyfriend!
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.