A Secret Order From London
A Secret Order from London is the eleventh OVA of the anime and manga franchise Detective Conan. The plot revolves about Ai Haibara spending her time with Ayumi while Conan and company travel to London, only to be beset by a group of sinister-looking persons.
While Conan/Shinichi, Professor Agasa, Ran and her father travel to London, Haibara spends her days at Ayumi's home. When the two girls have breakfast, Haibara reminisces about her favorite type of sandwich, which prompts Ayumi to suggest a shopping trip. After making themselves up and dressing nicely, the two girls depart for the city.
However, while trying to sort out the mess his sister has left with her old magazines, which are to be taken away for recycling, Mitsuhiko beholds a page with a startling picture: his schoolfriend (and love interest) Haibara appears to be a former American child actress! What is more surprising is the set of facts printed next to the picture, which introduces her as Grace Aihara, who is now 9 years old - two year older than Haibara "actually" is. Like Haibara, she is half English and half Japanese, and has retired to Great Britain following the conclusion of her acting career. In addition, right after this discovery, Conan calls Mitsuhiko, hurriedly telling him to keep Haibara away from Professor Agasa's house.
After sharing these news with Genta, the two begin (ineptly) spying on the two girls. Based on a newsreel he catches in town, which reports a spy revealed in the super model business, and her half-English background, Mitsuhiko even goes so far as to suspect that Haibara is actually a member of the British secret service MI-6, that she is trailed by the American Mafia, and that Conan and Professor Agasa are somehow in on her secret.
But what is even more unsettling is that the girls have another secret observer, a slim man dressed in a black suit and sunglasses who possesses several pictures of Haibara and is evidently after her. He begins following Haibara and Ayumi through town, and a young woman, also clad in black and with sunglasses, stalks them as well. The two are spotted by Mitsuhiko and Genta, and as they corner the girls in a menacing way, Mitsuhiko and Genta attack, toppling the man. The police arrives quickly, and all are taken to the next police booth, where a surprising revelation awaits. And as the children return to Agasa's house, they catch Subaru Okiya just leaving the premises holding a package, which Professor Agasa had apparently called him about to keep it safe.
- In this episode, Haibara at one point calls Ayumi, if only in her thoughts, "Ayumi-chan" instead of her usual addressing, "Yoshida-san".
- The super model revealed as a spy element is most likely based on the story of Anna Chapman.
|Detective Conan OVAs|
|OVAs||Conan vs. Kid vs. Yaiba - The Grand Battle for the Treasure Sword!! • 16 Suspects!? • Conan, Heiji, and the Vanished Boy • Conan, Kid, and the Crystal Mother • The Target is Kogoro!! The Detective Boys' Secret Report • Follow the Vanished Diamond! Conan & Heiji vs. Kid! • A Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs. Conan and the Detective Boys • The Casebook of Female High-School Detective Sonoko Suzuki • The Stranger from Ten Years Later • Kid in Trap Island • A Secret Order From London • The Miracle of Excalibur|
|Magic and Bonus Files||Magic File • Magic File 2: Shinichi Kudo, The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Lab • Magic File 3: Shinichi and Ran, Memories of Mahjong Tiles and Tanabata • Magic File 4: The Osaka Okonomiyaki Odyssey • Magic File 5: Niigata~Tokyo Souvenir Capriccio • Bonus File 1: Flower of Fantasista|
|Gosho Aoyama's Collection of Short Stories||Wait For Me • The Wandering Red Butterfly • The Santa Claus of Summer • Detective George's Mini-Mini Big Strategy • The Ten Planets in the Night Sky • Play It Again • The Mysterious Murder Plan (The Making of Conan)|
|Detective Conan vs. Wooo||Fatuous Detective!? Kogoro Mouri • Television Personality Maomi Yuki's Worries|