The Wandering Red Butterfly

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OVA The Wandering Red Butterfly

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Title: The Wandering Red Butterfly
Japanese Title: さまよえる赤い蝶
(Samayoeru Akai Chō)
Original airdate: March 17, 1999[1]
Manga source: Gosho Aoyama's Collection of Short Stories: ─The Wandering Red Butterfly─
Cast: Yusaku Kudo
Yukiko Kudo
Case solved by: Yusaku Kudo
Director: Osamu Nabeshima
Screenplay: Kazunari Kouchi
Storyboard: Osamu Nabeshima
Hiroshi Matsuzono
Technical Director: Osamu Nabeshima
Animation Director: Masatomo Sudo (chief)
Yoshiharu Shimizu
Masahiko Itojima
Satoshi Ishino
Character Design: Masahiko Itojima, Satoshi Ishino, and Yasuhiro Moriki (design works)
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This short OVA was released in early 1999. It is only 7 minutes long, unlike the others in this series.



Yusaku receives a phone call from a mysterious woman. She gives him many hints to her location. Yusaku records the conversation, and uses the clues to find the woman. His first conclusion leads him to a hotel, but it soon turns out he's wrong when an old woman comes up and chews him out. Yusaku then continues his search.


  • Resolution


    • The animated version of this short story is much different (and longer) than the manga version. The detective in the original story was named Yusaku Kitakata who ends up meeting a woman at the cinema who resembles Chikage Kuroba.
    • Wait For Me and The Santa Claus of Summer were the two films showing at the Go-Show-Cinema.
    • The pamphlet is the cover of the original manga release of Gosho Aoyama's Short Stories.


    See also

    Detective Conan OVAs
    OVAs Conan vs. Kid vs. Yaiba - The Grand Battle for the Treasure Sword!!16 Suspects!?Conan, Heiji, and the Vanished BoyConan, Kid, and the Crystal MotherThe Target is Kogoro!! The Detective Boys' Secret ReportFollow the Vanished Diamond! Conan & Heiji vs. Kid!A Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs. Conan and the Detective BoysThe Casebook of Female High-School Detective Sonoko SuzukiThe Stranger from Ten Years LaterKid in Trap IslandA Secret Order From LondonThe Miracle of Excalibur
    Magic and Bonus Files Magic FileMagic File 2: Shinichi Kudo, The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black LabMagic File 3: Shinichi and Ran, Memories of Mahjong Tiles and TanabataMagic File 4: The Osaka Okonomiyaki OdysseyMagic File 5: Niigata~Tokyo Souvenir CapriccioBonus File 1: Flower of Fantasista
    Gosho Aoyama's Collection of Short Stories Wait For MeThe Wandering Red ButterflyThe Santa Claus of SummerDetective George's Mini-Mini Big StrategyThe Ten Planets in the Night SkyPlay It AgainThe Mysterious Murder Plan (The Making of Conan)
    Detective Conan vs. Wooo Fatuous Detective!? Kogoro MouriTelevision Personality Maomi Yuki's Worries