That supposed crossover anime of Detective Conan and Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo (Young Kindaichi's Casebook) may have been just an April Fools' joke
, but this one, apparently, isn't. According to Shogakukan's Weekly Shounen Sunday magazine, a special crossover OVA was announced
to combine Gosho Aoyama's flagship shounen manga Detective Conan
(Meitantei Conan) with another short story of his, called Excalibur.
The resulting Detective Conan / Excalibur OVA
will be offered as a mail-away DVD to applicants who fill out a form that's being published in various magazines in Japan, throughout June 2012, with the OVA probably releasing this summer.
For now, a short trailer
is giving fans a glimpse of what to expect from this joint special anime. In Gosho Aoyama's version of the Excalibur story, a young girl who plays baseball tries to obtain a legendary baseball bat.