Chikage Kuroba

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Chikage Kuroba

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Japanese name: 黒羽 千影
(Kuroba Chikage)
Age: Unknown
Gender: Female
Relatives: Toichi Kuroba (husband, deceased)
Kaito Kuroba (son)
Aliases: Phantom Lady
Statistics
First appearance: Magic Kaito Chapter 1
Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief
Appearances: Chapters: 2
Episodes: 1
Specials: 3
Magic Kaito: 3
Actors
Japanese voice: Michie Tomizawa

Chikage Kuroba (黒羽 千影 Kuroba Chikage?) is a character in the manga franchise Magic Kaito.

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Background

Not much is known about Chikage yet as her appearances in Magic Kaito have been limited. In the manga she is aware of Toichi's secret life as Kaitou Kid and that her son, Kaito, discovered Toichi's secret for himself.[1] In the TV special she was away in Las Vegas at the time and in a video message to her son said that she knew he'd probably "be very busy very soon", implying she knew about Toichi's secret room, his identity, and that Kaito would likely become Kid.

In a Detective Conan chapter, it was revealed that Chikage was once a phantom thief herself known as Phantom Lady. A background story of this is revealed in two new Magic Kaito chapters, which included Toichi's first heist. In it, Chikage met Kid there who then saved her and fell in love with each other. She mentions about this later, which sets the stage for the chapter.

Plot overview

Chikage first appeared in a minor supporting role in Magic Kaito. In the manga, she lives with Kaito and seems to be a stay-at-home mom.

In the anime adaptation of the first chapter of Magic Kaito, however, Chikage is abroad. From a video message to her son, it seems that she has been traveling extensively, as Kaito grouses "Geez, spending Dad's savings..." At the time of the episode, she was in Vegas with another unnamed woman, and claimed to have already seen three magic shows that day.

Before Toichi's first appearance as Kid, Chikage was a thief known as Phantom Lady. During one of her heists in Paris, Toichi dressed in the Kid outfit appears and rescues her from being captured. As they escape, Toichi kisses Chikage, comparing her to a jewel. In order to protect Chikage he decides to become a famous phantom thief to take attention away from Chikage's previous heists as the Phantom Lady. He then asks if she would "take up residence in his jewelry box" to which she agrees. [2] Kaito as Kid alludes to his mother being the Phantom Lady to Conan during the Ryoma Gunbelt heist which he completed as a favor for Chikage. [3].

Personality

Although not much is known about Chikage, it can be implied she has a mischievous side to her character because she tells Aoko about Kaito's one weakness: fish.[4]

Name origin

The name "Chikage" means "one thousand shadows" in Japanese.

Trivia

  • Chikage name was first revealed in the credits of the first Magic Kaito special. Her name was later confirmed as canon during The Phantom Lady storyline in the manga.

See also

References

  1. ^ Aoyama, Gosho (1988-05-15). "The Revived Phantom Thief" (in Japanese). Magic Kaito. 1. Tokyo: Shogakukan. p. 20. ISBN 4-09-122081-9. 
  2. ^ Aoyama, Gosho. "30: The Phantom Lady (Part 2)" (in Japanese). Magic Kaito. Tokyo: Shogakukan. 
  3. ^ Aoyama, Gosho. "733: The Cleaning" (in Japanese). Detective Conan. Tokyo: Shogakukan. 
  4. ^ Aoyama, Gosho (1988-05-15). "The Revived Phantom Thief" (in Japanese). Magic Kaito. 1. Tokyo: Shogakukan. p. 21. ISBN 4-09-122081-9. 
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