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)
    Shogakukan Illustrated Encyclopedia Series Let's Try a Curious Experiment!Let's Experience the Jomon Period!The Internet - The Mysterious E-mail CaseA Written Challenge from the Pyramids!Chase the Mysterious Comet Monster!A Large Collection of Surprising Creatures!
    Detective Conan vs. Wooo Fatuous Detective!? Kogoro MouriTelevision Personality Maomi Yuki's Worries
    Others Amuro Secret Call (promotional bonus)