DirectorKenji Kodama Initial DVD releaseAugust 25, 2008 (Germany) LanguageJapanese
WriterGosho Aoyama (creator) Release dateApril 19, 2003 Based onDetective Conan by Gosho Aoyama Featured songsTime After Time (Hana Mau Machi de), Kimi Ga Ireba CastMinami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki, Kappei Yamaguchi, Akira Kamiya (Richard Moore), Megumi Hayashibara (Vi Graythorn) Similar moviesCase Closed movies, Related Kenji Kodama movies
Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital(,Meitantei Konan: Meikyu no Kurosurodo) is the seventh Detective Conan feature film, released on April 19, 2003. The movie brought a box office income of 3.2 billion yen.
Mouri Kogoro is called to a special case in the ancient capital of Kyoto. There, Conan meets Heiji and they team up once again to solve the case, recover the stolen Healing Buddha statue, and even discover the identity of Heiji's first love.
Heiji Hattori searches for a girl he fell in love with after he saw her playing outside a temple when he was little. Meanwhile, Kogoro, Ran, Conan, and Sonoko go to Kyoto and meet up with Heiji and Kazuha to investigate a robbery and several murders. The killer tries to kill Heiji several times and severely injures Heiji. The killer kidnaps Kazuha, but Heiji collapses before he can reach her. Conan swallows a pill Haibara gave him and a bottle of wine, temporarily turning him back into Shinichi. He disguises himself as Heiji and attempts to arrest the killer and save Kazuha and manages to stall the murderer until Heiji arrives. Using kendo, Heiji fights the culprit while Shinichi runs into the woods to hide while his transformation into Conan occurs. In the woods, Shinichi bumps into Ran and stuns Ran with his tranquilizer watch to prevent her from seeing his transformation into Conan. Conan then reaches Heiji and Kazuha in time to save them by kicking sticks of fire at the culprit. The culprit continues to fight Heiji and manages to push the Osaka detective to the edge of the roof. Conan kicks a soccer ball at the enemy, giving Heiji time to regain his footing. In the end, Heiji finds out that the girl from his childhood was Kazuha and does not tell Kazuha that she is the girl he was looking for.
This was the first film in full-length traditional digital paint. Studio A-CAT did the 3D graphics.
Minami Takayama as Conan Edogawa
Wakana Yamazaki as Ran Mori
Akira Kamiya as Kogoro Mori
Kappei Yamaguchi as Shinichi Kudo
Chafurin as Inspector Megure
Atsuko Yuya as Officer Sato
Kazuhiko Inoue as Officer Shiratori
Ikue Ohtani as Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya
Megumi Hayashibara as Ai Haibara
Naoko Matsui as Sonoko Suzuki
Wataru Takagi as Genta Kojima and Officer Takagi
Yukiko Iwai as Ayumi Yoshida
Ryo Horikawa as Heiji Hattori
Yuko Miyamura as Kazuha Toyama
Original creator: Gosho Aoyama
Screenplay: Kazunari Kouchi
Music: Katsuo Ono
Character design and chief animation director: Masatomo Sudo
Art director: Yukihiro Shibutani
Director of photography: Takashi Nomura
Sound director: Yasuo Uragami
Sound effects: Masakazu Yokoyama
Sound production: Audio Planning U
Producers: Masahito Yoshioka, Michihiko Suwa
Animation production: TMS Entertainment
Director: Kenji Kodama
The theme song is "Time After Time ~In the City of Whirling Blossoms~" (,"Time after time ~Hana Mau Machi de~) by Mai Kuraki. It was released on March 5, 2003. Crossroad in the Ancient Capital is the second Case Closed movie for which Mai Kuraki wrote the theme song, after Countdown to Heaven.
The official soundtrack was released on April 16, 2003. It costs ¥3059 including tax.
The DVD was released on December 17, 2003. It contains the movie and trailer and costs ¥6090 including tax.
The Blu-ray version of the film was released on December 24, 2010. The Blu-ray contains the same content as the DVD plus a mini-booklet explaining the film.