Wait For Me

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OVA Wait For Me

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Title: Wait For Me
Japanese Title: ちょっとまってて
(Chotto Mattete)
Original airdate: March 17, 1999[1]
Manga source: Gosho Aoyama's Collection of Short Stories: Wait For Me
Cast: Yutaka Takai
Mamiko Abe
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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  • Plot

    High school genius Yutaka Takai is sick and tired of being called "young" and feels embarrassed about what people would think if he and his girlfriend Mamiko Abe, two years his elder, were seen together. To solve his problem, Yutaka builds a time machine with the intent of going back in time two years in order to be the same age as Mamiko. Mamiko expressed her concerns about there being two Yutakas around, but Yutaka explains that his younger self will simply be erased from the time-stream. While Yutaka is distracted just before using the machine, Mamiko takes the machine, sets the dial for the future, and jumps off the school roof, telling Yutaka to "Wait for me". Alarmed, Yutaka discovers that Mamiko has set herself forward two years in time and that everyone, including Mamiko's family, is beginning to forget she ever existed. If Yutaka forgets, Mamiko will end up falling to her death at the school two years later. Despite Yutaka's best efforts, he too forgets about Mamiko's existence, although two years later something seems to be nagging at his mind. What was the important thing he had forgotten?



    • In the original manga story, Yutaka tells Shiozawa she reminds him of somebody, prompting Shiozawa to suggest she reminds him of Mamiko Takai. Mamiko Takai was a popular Japanese idol in the 1980s. The animated version was made in the 1990s, so it is assumed the animators replaced the reference with the scene with the little girl since the reference would be lost on more modern audiences.



    See also

    Short Stories
    Self-published Mococo (HOLEMAIL 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)
    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
    Others Amuro Secret Call (promotional bonus)