The Santa Claus of Summer

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OVA The Santa Claus of Summer

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Title: The Santa Claus of Summer
Japanese Title: 夏のサンタクロース
(Natsu no Santa Kurōsu)
Original airdate: March 17, 1999[1]
Manga source: Gosho Aoyama's Collection of Short Stories: The Santa Claus of Summer
Cast: Keisuke Hara
Asuka Anzai
Kogoro Mouri
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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    Keisuke Hara has just been dumped by his girlfriend who tells him not to call or page her anymore. Depressed, Keisuke goes for a ride on his motorcycle only to crash into two gentlemen, one of which is carrying a gun. During the collision Keisuke's telephone card and a man named Gray's card fall out onto the street. Gray accidentally grabs Keisuke's telephone card by mistake, thinking it's his own card, while Keisuke ends up grabbing the other card. Gray tells Keisuke to forget what he's seen and gives him an alcoholic drink as compensation. It isn't until later that Gray discovers Keisuke grabbed his card, which is the activation key for a weaponized satellite system.

    Drunk, Keisuke ignores his ex-girlfriend's request to not page her and mistakenly uses the activation key as a telephone card. Inputting his message to the ex-girlfriend, he activates a countdown for the satellite, setting Earth as its target. Much to Gray's dismay, because Keisuke was drunk he doesn't remember the passcode number he input for the satellite. Gray now has less than 24 hours to get Keisuke to remember by any means necessary or the Earth is doomed.



    • The song Asuka sings is "Kitto ieru", the main theme for the Gosho Aoyama Collection of Short Stories OVAs. In this episode, Wakana Yamazaki, her voice actress, sings the song instead of Yukari Tamura.



    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)
    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)