Police Academy Arc Wild Police Story CASE. Wataru Date

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Episode 1038
(Int. Episode 1095)

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Title: Police Academy Arc Wild Police Story CASE. Wataru Date
Japanese title: 警察学校編 Wild Police Story CASE.伊達航
(Keisatsu Gakkō-hen Wairudo Porīsu Sutōrī Kēsu. Date Wataru)
Original airdate: March 12, 2022
Broadcast rating: 6.3%
Season: 31
Manga source: Wild Police Story Volume 1: Files 4-6
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Rei Furuya
Jinpei Matsuda
Hiromitsu Morofushi
Wataru Date
Kenji Hagiwara
Hachizo Onizuka
Natalie Kuruma
Next Conan's Hint: With fortitude and vigor
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Nobuharu Kamanaka
Organizer: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Storyboard: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Episode director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto
Animation Director: Seiji Muta (supervisor)
Kenichi Otomo
Asuka Tsubuki
Yui Ushinohama
Marie Nagano
Character Design: Masatomo Sudo
Kyoko Yoshimi and Masanori Hashimoto (sub-character)
Hiroshi Ogawa (design works)
Opening song: SLEEPLESS
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Police Academy Arc Wild Police Story CASE. Wataru Date (警察学校編 Wild Police Story CASE.松田陣平 Keisatsu Gakkō-hen Wairudo Porīsu Sutōrī Kēsu. Date Wataru?) is the 1038th episode of the Detective Conan anime and the 2nd episode of Detective Conan spin-off Wild Police Story anime adaptation.

Characters introduced




Around one month after entering police academy, Matsuda and Rei are now friends. Kenji remains popular among women student. Some women ask Kenji to bring along some guys, especially Amuro, who is called blond foreigner. Hearing that, Date is angry, and both women run away. Later, he meets Hajime Tomori, who has come to get the dirty clothes.

During lunch time, a male student afraid that the English teacher will call him during class. His friend then advised that he should get Rei to teach him, as Rei is blond and half, and even bets that he is better than the English teacher. Hearing that, Date gets up from the seat, and grabs the student's shirt before scolding him. Date also takes the toothpick in his mouth and breaks it, as he doesn't like seeing it. After that, he goes back to his seat. Kenji then asks if Date has a crush on Rei. Both Date and Rei are shocked hearing that, before Date can defend himself that he has got a girlfriend. The others become silent for a while, before they went shocked. That night, Date call his girlfriend Natalie, and tells her about the situation during lunch and his days in police academy. Natalie later ask if they are going to meet his father, but Date says that they can ignore him.

The next day, the group is having martial arts class specialized on arresting technique. Date is very strong that he has beaten ten guys. After got beaten by Date, Matsuda ask Kenji if they want to go somewhere this weekend. Kenji prefer going to car shop or bike shop. Hiro then decide to go with them too. Matsuda later mentioned that he saw a guy with strange tattoo, which looks like a cup with fancy base. Hearing that, Hiro remembers the culprit who kill his parents, who also have the similar tattoo. Hiro then ask Matsuda more about that person, but Matsuda don't know. He later suggest that they go to the bike shop that night.

The next match is between Rei and Date. Matsuda and Kenji are placing bet on who will be the winner. Matsuda bets on Rei, while Kenji bets on Date. Matsuda says that Date's knee is injured, and it will be noticed by Rei. Later, Rei noticed it, and targeted Date's knee, but suddenly stops, and before he realized, he get knocked out by Date. Date then express his disappointment towards Rei, saying that he might be injured in real world if he shows any weakness in front of criminals, ending up with terrible fate as his father suffered. He then walks away, saying "Unless you are stronger than everyone else, you can't carry out justice."

That night, Rei is thinking about Date's words, when Hiro, Kenji, and Matsuda ask if Rei need anything to buy as they are heading out. Rei replies that he don't need anything yet, and the group left. Rei then remembers that he almost out of toothpaste, but the group already gone far. With no choice left, he then go outside. He later meet Date in front of police academy.

On the way to convenience store, Date tells Rei about his father who was a patrol officer. On that day, young Date went to convenience store with his father. He asked his father why he always chew on toothpicks. His father answered that because he looks skinny and doesn't look reliable, he use toothpicks so that people don't underestimate him. Date later interested in doing the same thing, but his father advised that he should do it with candy on a stick. Later in the store, a man whose clothes covered in someone's blood and wooden sword entered the store and demanded money. Date knew that his father will do something, but instead his father begged the man to take his wallet and spare the others. Date then says that his father is an officer and that he will beat up the man. However, the man then beat his father using the wooden sword. He then stop and left the store when he heard sirens. His father ended up in hospital for a year, and later quit the police force because of his injuries. Date then discovered that the man is a gang member who was searching for getaway money, and apparently cause injuries in another store. Date wished that his father had been strong enough to arrest the man.

Robbery (Past)

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Location: Convenience store
Victim: All the people in the store
Culprit: A gangster
Attempted Murder (Past)

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Location: Convenience store
Victim: Mr. Date
Culprit: A gangster

They then arrive at the store. However, some robbers later come in with guns and give a warning shot.

Robbery - Hostage Situation

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Location: Nowson Convenience store
Hostages: All the people in the store
Culprits: Five robbers

Meanwhile, Matsuda, Hiro and Kenji go to the bike shop and ask the worker if he saw the guy with the strange tattoo. However, the worker refused to say anything about customer personal information without a reason. Hiro can't say the reason as he quickly traumatized while remembering the scene. Suddenly, Kenji remembers that he saw Date's father got beaten by the yakuza-looking man.

Back to the store, the robbers take the customers' phone, but not the money in the register. Rei and Date plans to take them down as they are not being tied yet. However, they were busted by the clerk who is also part of the robbers. Later, the leader and another robber come in. The customer later being locked in the storage room with hand tied and mouth sealed. Rei and Date managed to free themselves using shoelace. Rei deduce that the robbers are aiming the ATM cash resupply with the help of the clerk who know when the resupply will happen. Once they are finished, the robbers might not let the hostage leave alive. Rei then discovers the switchboard, and uses the store sign lamp to send Morse Code.

While walking back to police academy, Matsuda says that he understands Date's feeling after hearing Kenji's story about Date's father. Later, Hiro notices the flashing store sign, and tells Matsuda and Kenji about it.


  • Resolution

    Manga to anime changes

    • The anime starts with Conan walking from school , along with his narration about the police academy.
    • Some dialogue are removed:
    • Date saying that he is not an instructor, and Kenji response that Date got large of presence
    • Rei's dialogue about how the others arrest the robbers and Date mentioning that they will get scolding from Onizuka
    • The anime add the appearance of Kenji's sister, Chihaya in the flashback. She never appeared in the Wild Police Story manga, but Gosho has introduced her in the main manga before the release of this episode.


    • The gang member who beat Date's father years ago sedan is a 2004 Black Metallic Nissan Fuga 250XV [Y50].
    • The five thugs van is a Dark Blue Mica Metallic Toyota Hiace Commuter [H200].
    • The Alsok security service van is a 2010 Toyota HiAce [H220].


    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) Un cas de l'Acadèmia de Policia. Wataru Date A case of the Police Academy. Wataru Date
    Flag of France French (Subbed) Académie de police: Wild Police Story - Dossier Wataru Date Police Academy: Wild Police Story - File Wataru Date
    Flag of Thailand Thai ห้าพยัคฆ์นักเรียนตำรวจ CASE. ดาเตะ วาตารุ Wild Police Story CASE.Wataru Date
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Phần học viện cảnh sát - Wild Police Story CASE. DATE WATARU

    See also

    Wild Police Story
    Characters Rei FuruyaHiromitsu MorofushiWataru DateJinpei MatsudaKenji HagiwaraHachizo OnizukaList of Wild Police Story characters
    Key People Takahiro AraiGosho Aoyama
    Volumes Volume 12
    Anime Adaptation Episode 1029103810421061R133
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