The Wandering Red Butterfly
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|OVA The Wandering Red Butterfly|
|Title:||The Wandering Red Butterfly|
|Japanese Title:||さまよえる赤い蝶 |
(Samayoeru Akai Chō)
|Original airdate:||March 17, 1999|
|Manga source:||Gosho Aoyama's Collection of Short Stories: ─The Wandering Red Butterfly─|
|Cast:||Yusaku Kudo |
|Case solved by:||Yusaku Kudo|
|Storyboard:||Osamu Nabeshima |
|Technical Director:||Osamu Nabeshima|
|Animation Director:||Masatomo Sudo (chief) |
|Character Design:||Masahiko Itojima, Satoshi Ishino, and Yasuhiro Moriki (design works)|
|Prev ova:||« Wait For Me|
|Next ova:||The Santa Claus of Summer »|
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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.
- 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.