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Official trailer
Title: The Crimson Love Letter
English Title: The Crimson Love Letter
Japanese Title: 名探偵コナン から(くれない)恋歌(ラブレター)
(Meitantei Conan: Karakurenai no Raburetā)
Original airdate: April 15, 2017
English airdate: December 8, 2019 (CharaExpo USA)
November 19, 2020 (Digital)
December 29, 2020 (Blu-ray)
Broadcast rating when aired on television: 10.8% (aired on April 20, 2018)
Cast: Conan Edogawa
Shinichi Kudo
Ran Mouri
Heiji Hattori
Kazuha Toyama
Momiji Ooka
Kogoro Mouri
Hiroshi Agasa
Ai Haibara
Detective Boys
Sonoko Suzuki
Makoto Kyogoku
Heizo Hattori
Shizuka Hattori
Ginshiro Toyama
Goro Otaki
Fumimaro Ayanokoji
Muga Iori
Koji Yatsukawa
Hideo Akagi
Ryusuke Higo
Kamen Yaiba
Case solved by: Heiji Hattori
Conan Edogawa
Director: Kobun Shizuno
Chika Nagaoka (asst.)
Screenplay: Takahiro Okura
Storyboard: Kobun Shizuno
Iwao Teraoka (co-op)
Jiro Kanai (co-op)
Chika Nagaoka (co-op)
Takamitsu Kudo (co-op)
Producer: Kobun Shizuno
Yoshihiro Sugai
Atsushi Nigorikawa
Keisuke Shinohara
Animation Director: Masatomo Sudo (chief)
Nobuyuki Iwai
Yoshiharu Shimizu
Hiroyuki Horiuchi
Hiroyuki Notake
Nariyuki Takahashi
Yuko Iwasa
Chiemi Hironaka
Kiyotaka Iida
Yumenosuke Tokuda
Kyoko Yoshimi (asst.)
Masako Miura (asst.)
Akiko Motoyoshi (asst.)
Ayu Imoto (asst.)
Tomoko Fukunaga (asst.)
Rie Nakajima (asst.)
Mina Otaka (asst.)
Kousei Takahashi (asst.)
Iwao Teraoka (action)
Jiro Kanai (action)
Yoshinobu Ando (action)
Yousuke Kabashima (action)
Character Design: Masatomo Sudo
Design Works: Hiroshi Ogawa
Theme song: Togetsukyō ~Kimi Omou~
Soundtrack: Detective Conan "The Crimson Love Letter" Original Soundtrack
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Detective Conan The Movie Comics Edition
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Detective Conan Movie Novelization

The Crimson Love Letter is the 21st movie in the Detective Conan franchise. It was released in Japan on April 15, 2017.

Characters introduced





In a Japanese house in Arashiyama, Kyoto's outskirts, the reigning Satsuki Cup champion is murdered. Several karuta cards were spread around the victim.


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Location: Yajima Residence
Victim: Toshiya Yajima
Cause of death: Blunt trauma to the head
Suspects: Koji Sekine, Kensuke Achiwa, Togo Kaieda, and Shikao Nagoro
While Yajima is watching the match of Momiji Ooka, a mysterious man went to his room and killed him with a katana.

A bombing case at Nichiuri TV in autumn. The Satsuki Cup, which crowns the winner of Japan's Hyakunin Isshu, is currently being filmed inside the facility. The incident results in a big commotion and, while the building is burning to ashes, the only people left inside are Heiji and Kazuha. They get rescued just in time by Conan, who rushes to the scene. Both the identity and purposes of the bomber are unknown.


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Location: Nichiuri TV Station, Osaka
Victim: Heiji Hattori, Kazuha Toyama, and Mikiko Hiramoto
Age: 17 years old (Mikiko Hiramoto)
Injury: Explosion
Suspects: Koji Sekine, Kensuke Achiwa, Togo Kaieda, and Shikao Nagoro
Bombs planted in the building exploded, making it engulfed in flames. A bombing threat was sent, of which content is about karuta.

While confusion takes over due to the explosion, Conan meets a mysterious beautiful girl who claims she is "Heiji's fiancée". Her name is Momiji Ooka and she is the high school champion of the karuta game from Kyoto Senshin High School. As fate would have it, Kazuha is going to face Momiji in the Hyakunin Isshu, so she begins to train with the help of Heiji's mother, Shizuka, who is a skilled karuta player.

Later, Ran finds out that Heiji once made a yubikiri/pinkie promise to 'take Momiji as his bride'.

Conan and Heiji, along with the Osaka and Kyoto police departments, begin their investigation on the Satsuki Cup and the related murder case. As the inquiry goes on, they come across a secret connected with the Hyakunin Isshu. They found that the cards that were left at the crime scene and sent by email to victims were all Shikao Nagoro's favorite cards, all of which had 'Momiji' in their poems.


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Location: Road
Victim: Koji Sekine, Momiji Ooka, and Kensuke Achiwa
Age: 17 years old (Momiji Ooka)
Injury: Explosion (Car Bomb) & Accident
Suspects: Koji Sekine, Kensuke Achiwa, Togo Kaieda, and Shikao Nagoro
The culprit detonates the bombs that were planted on the cars.
Bombing (with casualty)

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Location: Storage Shack in the Forest
Victim: Togo Kaieda
Cause of death: Explosion
Suspects: Koji Sekine, Kensuke Achiwa, Togo Kaieda, and Shikao Nagoro


  • Resolution


    Togetsukyō ~Kimi Omou~ (渡月橋 ~君 想ふ~ Togetsu Bridge ~Thinking About You~?), by Mai Kuraki.


    • Aoyama cited the live action adaptations of Yuki Suetsugu's manga series Chihayafuru among his inspirations for making Hyakunin Isshu and karuta subjects of a Conan film. He noted the Kyoto based Karuta Queen, or national champion in the women's division, as depicted in Chihayafuru, as the model for characters in Crimson Love Letter.
    • The poem recited at the beginning of the official trailer is the 77th poem from the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, a classical Japanese poem anthology that is prominently featured in the movie.
    • Shinichi's email address in the movie is "the_sign_of_four@Potmail.cam".
    • The black figure who detonates the bombs with a remote control is seen wearing a ring, which directly indicates the culprit.
    • The movie has a running time of 112 minutes.
    • Muga Iori & Momiji Ooka vehicle is a Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman [X222] (Rubellite Red and Crystal White).
    • Koji Sekine car is a White Toyota Corolla Axio [E140].
    • Togo Kaieda vehicle is a Nissan President [F50].
    • Kensuke Achiwa vehicle is a Dark Blue 1997 Toyota Century [GZG50].
    • The Osaka's Nichiuri TV station is modeled after Yomiuri TV old headquarters, which was still being used during the movie production.
    • Yomiuri TV later moved to new building on September 1, 2019. The new building also become the model of the new Osaka's Nichiuri TV station in Kaiju Gomera vs. Kamen Yaiba.
    • This film is dedicated to Kazunari Kouchi, the real-life screenplay writer of Detective Conan, who died on July 18, 2016. A title card reads "In memory of Kazunari Kouchi" appears during the end credits of the film.
    • This movie was promoted with two special guest voice actors. Comedian and actor Daisuke Miyagawa plays Koji Sekine, while actress Riho Yoshioka voices Kazuha's friend Mikiko Hiramoto.

    In other languages

    Language Title Translation
    Flag of Arabic Arabic رسالة الحب القرمزية The Crimson Love Song
    Flag of US English (American dub) The Crimson Love Letter The Crimson Love Letter
    Flag of Catalonia Catalan (Catalan dub) La carta d’amor escarlata The scarlet love letter
    Flag of China Chinese 唐红的恋歌/殷红的恋歌 The Crimson Love Song
    Flag of Republic of China Traditional Chinese 唐紅的戀歌 The Crimson Love Song
    Flag of France French (Subbed) La lettre d'amour écarlate Crimson Love Letter
    Flag of Germany German Der purpurrote Liebesbrief The Crimson Love Letter
    Flag of Spain Spanish (Castilian sub) La carta de amor escarlata The scarlet love letter
    Flag of Thailand Thai ปริศนาเพลงกลอนซ่อนรัก Mystery of a Love Letter hid in the Poem
    Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Bản tình ca màu đỏ thẫm The Crimson Love Song
    Flag of South Korea Korean 진홍의 연가 The Crimson Love Song


    See also

    Detective Conan Movies
    Movies Movie 01: The Time-Bombed SkyscraperMovie 02: The Fourteenth TargetMovie 03: The Last Wizard of the CenturyMovie 04: Captured in Her EyesMovie 05: Countdown to HeavenMovie 06: The Phantom of Baker StreetMovie 07: Crossroad in the Ancient CapitalMovie 08: Magician of the Silver SkyMovie 09: Strategy Above the DepthsMovie 10: The Private Eyes' RequiemMovie 11: Jolly Roger in the Deep AzureMovie 12: Full Score of FearMovie 13: The Raven ChaserMovie 14: The Lost Ship in the SkyMovie 15: Quarter of SilenceMovie 16: The Eleventh StrikerMovie 17: Private Eye in the Distant SeaLupin III vs. Detective Conan: The Movie (crossover) • Movie 18: Dimensional SniperMovie 19: Sunflowers of InfernoMovie 20: The Darkest NightmareMovie 21: The Crimson Love LetterMovie 22: Zero the EnforcerMovie 23: The Fist of Blue SapphireMovie 24: The Scarlet BulletMovie 25
    Related Cases 16 Suspects!? (movie 4) • Conan, Heiji, and the Vanished Boy (movie 7) • Time Travel of the Silver Sky (movie 8) • Follow the Vanished Diamond! Conan & Heiji vs. Kid! (movie 10) • A Challenge from Agasa! Agasa vs. Conan and the Detective Boys (movie 11) • Magic File 2: Shinichi Kudo, The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Lab (movie 12) • Lupin III vs. Detective Conan (crossover) • Magic File 3: Shinichi and Ran, Memories of Mahjong Tiles and Tanabata (movie 13) • Magic File 4: The Osaka Okonomiyaki Odyssey (movie 14) • Magic File 5: Niigata~Tokyo Souvenir Capriccio (movie 15) • Bonus File 1: Flower of Fantasista (movie 16) • The Missing Sweets in the Old Shop (movie 17) • The Coded Invitation (movie 18) • Promise with a J-Leaguer (movie 16) • Munch's Missing Scream (movie 19) • The Shadow Approaching Amuro (movie 20) • The Mystery of the Vanished Black Belt (movie 21) • The Melting Cake! (movie 22) • The J League Bodyguard (movie 16) • Intrigue at the Food Court (movie 23) • The Beika City Shopping Center Garbage Bin Mystery (movie 24)