|Japanese name:|| 小泉 紅子|
|First appearance:|| Magic Kaito Chapter 6|
Anime: OVA 1
|Appearances:|| Episodes: 1|
|Japanese voice:|| Megumi Hayashibara (Episode 219 and OVA 1)|
Miyuki Sawashiro (Magic Kaito Special)
In Magic Kaito, Akako is very vain and proud of her beauty. She likes to be center of attention and laughs in a unique way. "Ohohoho!" is common to hear when near Akako.
 Plot overview
Akako enrolls Ekoda High School, becoming a classmate of Kaito Kuroba and Aoko Nakamori. On Saint Valentine's Day, all the boys want chocolate from her, but Kaito: knowing that the only one in the world who can resist her is Kaitou Kid, Akako realizes that her classmate is the phantom thief. She then uses a voodoo to attract Kid and win his heart using magic, but she fails and the thief runs away.
During a school trip to the snow mountains, after telling Aoko that she likes Kaito, Akako forces him to ski with her. She attaches a magic sticker on the boy's back, casting a spell by which (according to her) Kaito will fall in love with her, but she fails again and Kaito ends up skiing with Aoko.
Akako then decides that she has to kill Kaito: after his death, it will be true that all men love her. She gives a cursed necklace to Ginzo Nakamori, but the inspector is unable to kill Kaitou Kid, who runs away. Akako waits for him on Touto Tower, but her feelings for Kaito prevents her from killing him.
When Saguru Hakuba suspects that Kaito is Kid, Akako disguises herself as Kaitou Kid to protect her friend's secret and fend off Spider as well in which she fails to do so with Spider but is able to trick the police and Hakuba that Kaito is not Kaitou Kid. Later on, she tries to use her magic to prevent the police and Shinichi Kudo from arresting Kid, but her assistant stops her before using her powers publicly. Kaitou Kid still manages to escape.
 Relationships analysis
 Family & Friends
 Kaito Kuroba/Kaitou Kid
Akako likes Kaito, as she said to Aoko during the Love on the Ski Slope on Christmas Eve episode, but she also hates him because he's the only man in the world who doesn't adore her. Akako knows Kaito's identity as Kaitou Kid: her crystal ball has told her that only Kid can resist her, and when Kaito refuses her Saint Valentine chocolate, she figures out the truth. She tries many times to kill Kid, but sets aside her project as her feelings for Kuroba grow. Akako starts protecting him, advising Kaito to be careful during robberies, but the boy always denies being Kaitou Kid.
 Aoko Nakamori
Akako sees Aoko as a rival for Kaito's affections.
 Name origin
The name "Akako" means "red child". This contrasts with Aoko Nakamori's first name, which means "blue child".
- Akako's anime voice actress for appearance in Detective Conan, Megumi Hayashibara, also provides the voice for Ai Haibara, and with the similarities between Magic Kaito and Detective Conan this serves to reinforce the love triangle theme revolving around the central character.
- In both the manga and anime version, the three cobras attached to Akako's headband and magical costume are able to adjust their emotional expressions by themselves to match with Akako's.
 See also
- ^ Manga (must pay close attention):
|Main Characters||Kaito Kuroba • Kaitou Kid • Aoko Nakamori • Ginzo Nakamori • Akako Koizumi • Saguru Hakuba|
|Secondary Characters||Toichi Kuroba • Chikage Kuroba • Konosuke Jii • Keiko Momoi • Snake • Rose (OVA only) • Spider (TV special only)|
|Manga||Volume 1 • Volume 2 • Volume 3 • Volume 4|
|Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief||The Revived Phantom Thief • Kaitou Kid's Busy Date • The Princess Prefers Magic • A Witch Sheds No Tears • The Fated Blue Birthday • Love on the Ski Slope on Christmas Eve • The Splendid Rivals • The Secret of the Red Tear • The Witch, the Detective, and the Phantom Thief • The Reminiscent Golden Eye • The Tearful Crystal Mother • Tears of Love for the Dark Knight|
|Related Articles||List of characters who know Kaitou Kid's identity • Kaitou Kid's Gadgets • Magic Kaito Organization • Pandora Gem|