Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story 4 (本庁の刑事恋物語4 Honchō no Keiji Koi-monogatari 4) is the 253rd and 254th episode of Detective Conan anime.
Sato is having an arranged marriage meeting with a man due to her mother's persistence. She arrives to find out it's Ninzaburo Shiratori. She proposes that if Takagi does not arrive to her before sunset, she will marry him whether she wants to or not. He accepts, but Takagi is busy with a store robbery.
||Hiroshi Zama, Eiko Koshimizu, and Yasuo Kamieda
Three of the eye witnesses all give different description and the three suspects are kept in the back of the police car. Conan gives help using his gadget. The witnesses are an old man who accidentally bumped by the running suspect after Takagi run after him, teen girl who is a shopper at the store where the crime happens, and a restaurant owner who also notices the suspect running near his restaurant. The suspect is wearing a coat and helmet. After he robbed at the store, he runs very fast outside and escapes. Takagi follows him to a restroom where the coat and helmet are leave unattended but inside the restroom, there are 3 suspects. Which of them is the real one ?
There are three witnesses who each give different accounts of the robber.
An old man who bumped into the robber said the robber was a woman in blue. A woman in a store said the robber was a man in green over 180 cm tall. A cafe owner wearing glasses said a person in black 170 cm tall.
Manga to anime changes
- After being told by Mamehara that the culprit was wearing a coat over black clothes and height being 5'6, Takagi thinks of Kamieda who is of that height, but not wearing black clothing. Immediately after in the manga, he thinks of the other accounts given by the other two witnesses, with the anime cutting off after considering Kamieda.
- File 328 ends with Sato agreeing to Shiratori's deal. File 329 follows up immediately with her specifying that Takagi is given until sunset to pick her up, with Conan, Ran, Sonoko and Araide commenting on their discussion. Episode 253 switches that scene to follow Takagi and Chiba's reflection on the robbery clues given to them by the witnesses and deciding to question the suspects.
- Unlike the manga, Part 2 of the episode in the anime shows Takagi recapping the robbery, the suspects and the witnesses to Conan (who's calling as Shinichi).
- The Spanish dub mistook the title of the episodes, "Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story 4", for "Love story between 4 metropolitan police detectives".
- Although in has already been revealed that practically Every Single Male Police Officer is in love with Miwako Sato, this is the first case that clearly shows a romantic triangle between Detective Wataru Takagi/Detective Miwako Sato/Inspector Ninzaburo Shiratori.
- This is the first case that Yumi is seen talking with Ran, Sonoko, and Conan.
- This is the first case that Takagi is shown riding with Detective Chiba.
- This is the first case, and may be the only one, where Yumi refers to Takagi as her "Servant."
- This is the first case that shows that Yumi is really into Karaoke, since when Chiba told Takagi that Yumi wanted him to check his mail before this case showed up, and Takagi mentioned, "It is probably about Karaoke," so apparently she frequently invites Takagi, and other Detectives, like Sato, who she is close to, to Karaoke freguently, although the last part is mostly an assumption.
- This is the first case that Conan, using Kudo's voice, helps Takagi to crack the case, due to conversing with him over the phone.
- This is the first case to mention 'Mamehara' by name.
- This is the first case that showed Shuichi Akai walking past Ran in the restaurant and she noticed him, and is wondering where she saw him before.
In other languages
| Catalan (Catalan dub)
||Continua la història d'amor a la comissaria central
||Continues the love story in central Headquarters
| Catalan (Valencian dub)
||Historia d'amor entre policies 4
||Love story between policemen 4
||Historia de amor entre detectives 4
||Love story between policemen 4
||Love-Story im Polizeihauptquartier 4
||Love Story in the Police Headquarter 4
||Storia d'amore alla centrale di polizia
||Love Story in the Police Headquarter
| Spanish (Castilian dub)
||Historia de amor entre cuatro detectives
||Love story between four detectives
| Spanish (American dub)
||Historia de amor en la policía metropolitana - Tomo 4
||Love story in the metropolitan police - Volume 4
||นิยายรักตำรวจนครบาล ภาค 4
||Metropolitan Police Love Story - Part 4
||Câu chuyện tình yêu ở trụ sở cảnh sát 4
||Metropolitan Police Headquarter Love Story 4