Magic Kaito (まじっく快斗 Majikku Kaito) is a shōnen manga series by Gosho Aoyama, about a thief named Kaitou Kid. Aoyama stopped work on the manga after three volumes due to the fact that he started Detective Conan, which was an instant hit. Chapters of the Magic Kaito manga have been released in Shōnen Sunday since then, and have only recently been collected into a fourth volume in February 2007.
Kaito Kuroba, a normal teenage high school student, stumbles across the secret of his father's death: his father was not only a magician, but the famous phantom thief Kaitou Kid, and was killed by an organization for reasons unknown. Taking up his father's mantle in an attempt to bait the killers, Kaito performs a number of thefts and eventually learns that his father died for interfering in the organization's quest to find the Pandora Gem. Pandora is said to glow in the light of the moon, and beneath the moon and a certain comet, will shed a tear granting immortality to whomever drinks it. Kaito then decides to search for Pandora as Kaitou Kid and destroy it, in order to prevent the organization from obtaining their goals.
|Kaito Kuroba||Main character of the story. A high school student with a mischievous attitude and a knack for performing magic tricks. Kaitou Kid's secret identity.|
|Kaitou Kid||Kaito Kuroba's alter ego. A master thief known to use magic tricks and send warning notes to the police before a heist.|
|Konosuke Jii||Toichi and Kid's loyal assistant.|
|Toichi Kuroba||The original Kaitou Kid and Kaito's late father. Was a world-renowned stage magician.|
|Chikage Kuroba||Kaito's mother. Was once a thief known as Phantom Lady.|
|Aoko Nakamori||Kaito's childhood friend and love interest.|
|Ginzo Nakamori||Aoko's father who's in charge of the Kaitou Kid taskforce.|
|Akako Koizumi||A witch currently at the same school with Kaito who wishes to win the heart of Kaitou Kid.|
|Saguru Hakuba||A high school detective from England determined to catch Kaitou Kid.|
|Keiko Momoi||Aoko's friend and classmate.|
|Snake||A mysterious agent responsible for the death of Toichi Kuroba, he and his gang of subordinates violently target big jewels. He was once referred to as "Jackal."|
|Magic Kaito Sub-boss||A chubby old man who is Snake's superior.|
|Magic Kaito Boss||The boss of the Magic Kaito Organization, this person seeks to obtain Pandora and achieve immortality|
|Rose||An assistant of Snake's when he targeted the big topaz "Crystal Mother" belonging to the Queen of the Principality of Ingram|
|Spider||A newly established anime only character who appears to work under the same person Snake works under.|
|Release date||ISBN||Release date||ISBN|
|01||1-6||May 15, 1988
August 5, 2011 (reissue)
ISBN 4-09-123276-0 (reissue)
ISBN 4-09-941723-9 (reissue w/ DVD)
|02||7-13||November 15, 1988
September 16, 2011 (reissue)
ISBN 4-09-123277-9 (reissue)
ISBN 4-09-941724-7 (reissue w/ DVD)
|03||14-20||October 15, 1994
November 18, 2011 (reissue)
ISBN 4-09-123317-1 (reissue)
ISBN 4-09-941727-1 (reissue w/ DVD)
|04||21-28||March 15, 2007
December 16, 2011 (reissue)
December 14, 2011 (reissue w/ DVD)
ISBN 978-4-09-123318-9 (reissue)
ISBN 978-4-09-941726-0 (reissue w/ DVD)
Chapters not yet included in a Volume
- Chapter 29: The Phantom Lady (Part 1)
- Chapter 30: The Phantom Lady (Part 2)
|Special||Title||Original airdate||English airdate||Plot|
|1||The Revived Phantom Thief||April 17, 2010|
| The mysterious thief Kaitou Kid has reappeared after an eight year hiatus stealing jewels. Meanwhile, high school student Kaito Kuroba discovers a secret room in his house behind a portrait of his father along with Kaitou Kid's outfit. What does this mean?
|2||Kaitou Kid's Busy Date||August 6, 2011|
| While stealing the Angel Crown, Inspector Nakamori catches a glimpse of Kaito's face while in his disguise as Kaitou Kid. Determined to prove to her father Kaito isn't Kid, Aoko convinces Kaito to go on a date with her to Tropical Land at the same time Kid's next heist is to take place. If Kaito is caught by Aoko leaving from Tropical Land or if Kid never shows up for the heist, Kaito's identity will be exposed! Can Kaito manage to go on the date with Aoko and complete the Kid heist at the same time?
|3||The Princess Prefers Magic||August 13, 2011|
|Princess Anne of the Duchy of Sabrina visits Japan along with her trigger-happy bodyguard Detective Delon. While in Japan, Anne longs to meet Kaitou Kid while Delon plans to put an end to Kid once and for all. Inspector Nakamori worries that Delon will succeed and he'll lose his job chasing Kid and dream of capturing him. Kid's next heist is Princess Anne's jewel, Beaucoup de Soleil à Paris, which Anne plans to wear at a party. Can Kaito manage to steal the jewel, make Anne's wishes come true, make Nakamori look good, and manage to survive an encounter with Delon?|
|4||A Witch Sheds No Tears||September 24, 2011|
| Akako Koizumi, a witch attending Kaito's school, is furious to discover that there's only one man in the world who can resist her charms: Kaitou Kid. It's Valentine's Day so all the girls in school are giving chocolates to boys they care about. Kaito notices a bunch of boys surrounding Akako and decides to ask her for a chocolate. Akako tells Kaito she'll give him one...if he throws away all of the others he's received. Kaito declines leading Akako to realize that since he managed to escape her charm, he must be the Kaitou Kid. Akako decides that if she can't have Kaito fall in love with her, then no one shall have him and plots Kid's demise on top of the Tokyo Sky Tree after a heist. Can Kaito survive his heist and Akako's threat?
|5||The Fated Blue Birthday||October 29, 2011|
| Aoko is upset because her father, Inspector Nakamori, will miss her birthday because he needs to chase Kid as Kid attempts to steal India's largest sapphire, The Blue Birthday. Kaito cheers her up by promising he'll perform a magic show at her birthday party. Kid successfully steals the Blue Birthday only to be stopped in his escape by a man named Snake who reveals that he killed Toichi Kuroba, the original Kaitou Kid, eight years ago. Will Kid escape this situation alive and make it to Aoko's party in time?
|6||Love on the Ski Slope on Christmas Eve||December 24, 2011|
|Ekoda High School Class 2-B goes on a trip to the mountains for some skiing but Kaito and Aoko quickly discover that Aoko can't ski very well at all. The teacher announces a costumed skiing competition in which boy-girl couples will ski down the slope together and Akako sees her chance to woo Kaito. Much to Kaito's surprise, Aoko partners up with another male student from the class who also can't ski well. To his dismay, Kaito ends up partnering with Akako. Neither Kaito nor Aoko are happy with this outcome, but could an appearance by Kaitou Kid turn things around?|
- Magic Kaito on Wikipedia.
|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|