Detective Conan Movie 21: The Crimson Love Letter

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Synonyms: Detective Conan Movie 21: Karakurenai no Love Letter
Japanese: 劇場版『名探偵コナン から紅の恋歌』


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2017
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, HistoricalHistorical, PolicePolice, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.671 (scored by 1181511,815 users)
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Ranked: #11112
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Popularity: #3635
Members: 22,608
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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.

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 Kyoto High School champion of the Karuta game. 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.

At the same time, in a Japanese house in Arashiyama, Kyoto's outskirts, the reigning Satsuki Cup champion is murdered. Pictures of the crime scene reveal Momji's presence. Additionally, several Karuta cards were spread around the victim.

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.

(Source: Detective Conan Wiki)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Shizuno, Koubun
Kanai, Jirou
Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Kuraki, Mai
Theme Song Performance
Aoyama, Gosho
Original Creator


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Ending Theme

"Togetsugyou ~Kimi Omou~ (渡月橋 〜君 想ふ〜)" by Mai Kuraki

May 31, 2017
jin0ugaaa (All reviews)
Every year, my friend and I go to our local cinema to watch the latest instalment of the Detective Conan franchise. We’ve been doing this since 2014, going through the movies whether good or bad.

I entered the cinema with fingers crossed and hoped for the best. After the disaster that was the 20th movie I was cautiously optimistic about this one, and while a small part of me was reluctant to watch it, the squealing fan-girl within me pushed me to give it a chance.

And so fast forward several days later – I can still recall the utter relief that rushed through me read more
Nov 12, 2017
adit2789 (All reviews)
I'm very surprised this movie is getting so much love. I found it to be one of the worst DC movies in a while. The mystery was boring, regardless of whether you knew Karuta. You could see a lot of the plot twists coming from a mile away. It felt like a mystery they could have told in the anime with 2 episodes. The heavy focus on Heiji and Kazuha was completely unnecessary. Any DC fan knows that their romance was never going to develop in any meaningful way in any movie. As usual, the action scenes were also longer than they need to read more
Nov 11, 2017
RezoanNur (All reviews)
This has to be my least favorite Detective Conan film. The film focuses far too much in the romance aspect than necessary. I understand the film is called Crimson Love Letter but I found the romance to be boring and typical. There is no point in exploring the Heiji and Kazuha yet unexpressed love story because we know they are not going to confess in this film. The subplot with Heiji and Momiji went nowhere as expected. The side characters such as Mikiko Hiramoto were not used to their full capacity. Also, there seems to be less detective work in this movie than usual. Conan read more
Mar 13, 2019
ActionManonAnime (All reviews)
I came to this movie hoping to like it. When I first saw this movie, I really didn't understand it very well and ended up not enjoying it as much. But after re-watching Zero the Enforcer and loving it, I thought that maybe this time I'll love this film as well. But alas, that day will have to wait as Detective Conan: The Crimson Love Letter struggles to keep its audience engaged and ends up becoming a very hard to follow film.

As one will know from the summary alone, the film centers on Kazuha competing for Heiji's love in a game of Karuta, an ancient read more

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Did you guys watch the movie recently?
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