The Santa Claus of Summer
|OVA The Santa Claus of Summer|
|Title:||The Santa Claus of Summer|
|Japanese Title:||夏のサンタクロース |
(Natsu no Santa Kurōsu)
|Original airdate:||March 17, 1999|
|Manga source:||Gosho Aoyama's Collection of Short Stories: The Santa Claus of Summer|
|Cast:||Keisuke Hara |
|Storyboard:||Osamu Nabeshima |
|Technical Director:||Osamu Nabeshima|
|Animation Director:||Masatomo Sudo (chief) |
|Character Design:||Masahiko Itojima, Satoshi Ishino, and Yasuhiro Moriki (design works)|
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Keisuke Hara has just been dumped by his girlfriend who tells him not to call or page her anymore. Depressed, Keisuke goes for a ride on his motorcycle only to crash into two gentlemen, one of which is carrying a gun. During the collision Keisuke's telephone card and a man named Gray's card fall out onto the street. Gray accidentally grabs Keisuke's telephone card by mistake, thinking it's his own card, while Keisuke ends up grabbing the other card. Gray tells Keisuke to forget what he's seen and gives him an alcoholic drink as compensation. It isn't until later that Gray discovers Keisuke grabbed his card, which is the activation key for a weaponized satellite system.
Drunk, Keisuke ignores his ex-girlfriend's request to not page her and mistakenly uses the activation key as a telephone card. Inputting his message to the ex-girlfriend, he activates a countdown for the satellite, setting Earth as its target. Much to Gray's dismay, because Keisuke was drunk he doesn't remember the passcode number he input for the satellite. Gray now has less than 24 hours to get Keisuke to remember by any means necessary or the Earth is doomed.
- Kogoro Mouri makes a cameo appearance when Keisuke is in the telephone booth leaving a message for his ex-girlfriend.
- The song Asuka sings is "Kitto ieru", the main theme for the Gosho Aoyama Collection of Short Stories OVAs. In this episode, Wakana Yamazaki, Asuka's voice actress, sings the song instead of Yukari Tamura.
- Keisuke Hara has essentially the same character design for Kaito Kuroba, but with Wataru Takagi's voice.
- Asuka Anzai reappears only in a poster in The Locked Bathroom Murder Case and Which One's Deduction Show, and Keisuke Hara on a TV program in Kogoro-san is a Good Man.
|Self-published||Mococo (HOLE • MAIL RUNNER) (1986) • WALK MAN (1986)|
|Competition entry||Nonchalant Lupin (1987)|
|Shōnen Sunday||Wait For Me (1986) • The Santa Claus of Summer (1987) • Sunday 19 Show - The Wandering Red Butterfly (1988) • Play It Again (1988) • Excalibur (1988) • K∀ITO (1989)|
|Young Sunday||Tell Me A Lie (2007)|