The North Star No.3 Express Leaving Ueno
|Title:||The North Star No.3 Express Leaving Ueno|
|Japanese Title:|| 上野発北斗星3号 |
(Ueno-hatsu Hokutosei Sangō)
|Original airdate:|| May 10, 1999 (Part 1) |
May 17, 1999 (Part 2)
|Manga source:||Volume 22: Files 4-7 (215-218)|
|Cast:|| Conan Edogawa|
|Case solved by:|| Conan Edogawa |
|Next Conan's Hint:|| Disguise (Part 1)|
Exercise bike (Part 2)
|Director:|| Yasuichiro Yamamoto|
|Technical Director:|| 144 Nana Harada|
145 Minoru Tozawa
|Animation Director:|| 144 Atsushi Aono, Keiko Sasaki|
145 Keiko Sasaki
|Opening song:||Girigiri chop|
|Closing song:||Still for your love|
|Prev episode:||« The Suspicious Astronomical Observation|
|Next episode:||Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story »|
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 Characters introduced
 Part 1
Conan, Kogoro, and Ran take the overnight North Star Express to Hokkaido to meet a former client. On the train, they meet up with a series of people. However, in the night, a murder case occurs when a burglar seemingly kills a jewelry trader, and escapes through the window.
The train stops to find his dead body outside.
Conan noticed that the plot is very similar to an unpublished novel written by his father that had been stolen ten years before. However, unable to contact Yusaku Kudo, Conan takes the case into his own hands, and finds his mother on the train.
 Part 2
Conan reveals to the suspicious woman that he knows her identity - it is Yukiko Kudo, his mother, in disguise. As they discuss the case, Kogoro calls all the passengers to witness his inaccurate deduction, enabling Conan to figure out the trick. However, a worried Conan recalls that in the novel, the detective boy who solved the case was murdered by the trap he set for the criminal. Yukiko volunteers to act as a decoy to help him find the proof.