Play It Again
|OVA Play It Again|
|Title:||Play It Again|
|Japanese Title:||プレイ・イット・アゲイン |
|Original airdate:||December 22, 1999|
|Manga source:||Gosho Aoyama's Collection of Short Stories: Play It Again|
|Cast:||Sanjuurou Tsurugi |
|Technical Director:||Osamu Nabeshima|
|Animation Director:||Atsushi Aono|
|Prev ova:||« The Ten Planets in the Night Sky|
|Next ova:||The Mysterious Murder Plan (The Making of Conan) »|
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Michiko Tsurugi refuses to allow her grandfather Sanjuurou Tsurugi to show up for parent day at her high school, causing him to make a bet with her. If she can beat him in a sword fight, Sanjuurou won't go to the school. Michiko tricks Sanjuurou by forcing him to chase her around a large cherry blossom tree, tiring him out so much that she easily wins the fight. Disappointed, Sanjuurou lies down underneath the tree and admires the fact that despite the fact the tree was planted when he was young it still blooms beautifully and doesn't look any different unlike himself and he wishes to himself to be young again.
When he wakes up, Sanjuurou decides to go to Michiko's school anyway to demand a rematch. When he arrives in her classroom though Michiko doesn't recognize him and Michiko's teacher tells him to change his clothes and to head back to his own classroom. Confused, Sanjuurou goes to look at himself in a mirror and discovers he's returned to being a teenager! Sanjuurou decides to take advantage of his newfound youth and goes exploring the town eventually finding himself at the home of his first love who he'd given a comb to 60 years ago. Sanjuurou then returns to the school and stops in the restroom. While in the restroom Sanjuurou overhears Nakadai from the kendo club talking to his friends about taking advantage of Michiko as his next target. Can Sanjuurou protect his granddaughter from the lecherous Nakadai?
- Ran Mouri and Sonoko Suzuki make a cameo appearance while Sanjuurou is perusing the bookstore.
- The animation staff fleshed out the short story by making this short story OVA connect with the story presented in Detective George's Mini-Mini Big Strategy. The comb George retrieves for the client in the previous short story is in fact the comb that Sanjuurou gave his first love over sixty years ago.