During these bizarre cases, he calls himself forth to investigate with the help of “Heaven's Door,” which has the special ability to read a person’s life like a book. In addition, he uses his intellect and tremendous self-confidence to get to the bottom of the mystery. Despite this, he seems more focused on his manga rather than solving the actual case… By the way, according to the author, Hirohiko Araki, Rohan Kishibe is his “ideal vision of a manga artist.” If I could use Heaven’s Door, I’d like to take a peek inside of Rohan… (laughs)(My recommendation is…"Millionaire Village")
Aoyama featured Rohan Kishibe as a detective in Volume 101 of Detective Conan, along with a recommendation to read Millionaire Village.
Aoyama had a passion for drawing since he was a kid, and began drawing his own manga in elementary school. He later enrolled at Nihon University College of Art in Tokyo, where he continued to pursue his passion for manga. In 1986, Aoyama won the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award for his debut work, Wait a Minute. Aoyama then begun to work on his debut series, Magic Kaito, which later became a part of the Detective Conan series. Between 1988 and 1993, Aoyama created the series Yaiba, which ran for 24 volumes.
In 1994, Aoyama began serializing Detective Conan. The series follows a high school detective named Shinichi Kudo, who is transformed into a child after being poisoned by a mysterious organization. Under the alias Conan Edogawa, he solves various crimes while searching for a way to return himself to normal. The series has become a cultural phenomenon in Japan, with millions of copies sold and an anime adaptation spanning over a thousand episodes. Due to legal problems with the name "Detective Conan," the English release by Viz Media renamed the series to Case Closed.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
In April 2022, Aoyama featured Rohan Kishibe, the titular protagonist of the series Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan, in his "Detective Picture Book" on the cover of Detective Conan Volume 101, alongside a recommendation to read Millionaire Village. Aoyama described Rohan as a manga artist with an almost inhuman degree of skill who has an ability which allows him to read a person's life like a book. Aoyama praised Rohan's eccentricity and his tendency to get involved in bizarre cases, despite being more focused on his manga than solving the actual case. Hirohiko Araki was later asked about this in Kono Mystery ga Sugoi!, in which he was surprised yet humbled to hear Rohan being given the title of "detective".
Aoyama's recommendation of other manga series continued in the next volume of Detective Conan, where he drew Seiko Fuji from the manga Police in a Pod. In 2021, he also drew Revy, the protagonist of Black Lagoon, in a collaboration with Rei Hiroe and Sunday GX.