The Secret of the Red Tear
"The Secret of the Red Tear" (レッド・ティアーの秘密 Reddo Tiā no Himitsu) is an animated special for Magic Kaito based on the second chapter from the fourth Magic Kaito volume. It aired in August as part of the 2012 Kaitou Kid's Summer Festival (夏の怪盗キッド祭り Natsu no Kaitō Kiddo Matsuri) event.
Saguru Hakuba looks at a magazine saying that Gunter Von Goldberg II has returned to Europe on a show tour. When Hakuba looks at Akako, Hakuba blushes because of Akako's beauty. Aoko also giggles about it. Kaito remembers the Red Tear which was long time ago when his father, Toichi Kuroba as the original Kaitou Kid tried to steal it.
That night at Minato Police Station, the police inspector Ginzo Nakamori receives the new calling card from Kaitou Kid. It seems that Kid annouces that he will not be going through with his heist of the Red Tear. Nakamori was so surprised about it.
The next day, Aoko was surprised that Kaitou Kid has given up on the news. When Aoko and Kaito passed the man, Kaito saw that the man stole Aoko's purse. Kaito went after him but the lady got it back when the man tried to get away. The lady got Aoko's purse back with her swift hands and Aoko thanks her. The lady is revealed to be the magician, Jody Hopper. The Red Tear ruby goes on tour with the Hopper Magic Show owned by Jody Hopper, granddaughter to famed magician James Hopper. Jody expesses distain to magic as her life has had many tragedies from magic: both of her parents died in an accident on stage, and her grandfather passed away a couple of years prior. Jody invites Aoko and Kaito to the Hopper Magic Show at the Minato Hotel and walks away. Kaito also notices Snake tailing Jody after seeing her on the streets.
That night at the Hopper Magic Show in Minato Hotel, Nakamori is still wondering why isn't Kaitou Kid really coming. Aoko is still disappointed that Kaito isn't coming to the magic show. Snake and his agents are still targeting the Red Tear. They are now the audience of the Hopper Magic Show. Meanwhile, the magician named Paul is doing an outstanding magic tricks and the audience enjoyed it a lot.
Kaitou Kid appeared and the rest of the policemen went after him. Jody went back inside and found the people that got held hostage by Snake. Snake demands Jody to hand over the Red Tear or else Snake will kill her if she refuses. Snake shoots and Paul takes a hit aimed for Jody. Meanwhile throughout the hall, Nakamori is chasing Kaitou Kid. The Organization has a goon disguised as Kid to distract the police while Snake and some other thugs try to steal the ruby after the Hopper Magic Show concludes. Jody is about to give the Red Tear to Snake, but stopped by Paul and reveals he is wearing a vest when he got shot. Paul is actually Kid who disguised himself as Paul after the real one performed- for Jody's attention to continue the show- and tries to get Jody upstairs. Kid and Jody run to the rotating observation restaurant on the roof where Kid tries to tell Snake that the gem isn't Pandora before Jii sets the restaurant to rotate at full speed causing Snake to be thrown against the windows due to G-forces. Kid uses his card-gun to break the glass so Snake is ejected and crashes into the Kid-decoy.
- The English text from the magazine article that Hakuba is reading at the beginning of the episode is from a July 11, 2012 Asahi Shimbun article written about radiation exposure from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in children's thyroids.
 See also
|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|