Magic Kaito 1412
In celebration of Detective Conan's 20th manga anniversary, an anime adaptation of the Magic Kaito manga began broadcast October 4, 2014. The show is truer to the original Magic Kaito series than previous Specials, but contains numerous references and innovations to Kid's story that developed in Detective Conan. It is animated by A-1 Pictures instead of TMS Entertainment. The show's official website is http://www.ytv.co.jp/magickaito/. The production company's website for the series is http://a1p.jp/works/magickaito/.
The series is simulcast in France by J-One (starting October 16, 2014), in Italy by Man-ga (from October 30, 2014 to April 9, 2015), and internationally by CrunchyRoll.com.
Season 1 - Episodes 1-24
|Jpn#||Eng#||Episode title||Original airdate||English airdate||Plot||Manga source|
|1||1||The Revived Phantom Thief Kid||October 4, 2014||MKV1 - C1|
|After a hiatus of eight years, the infamous gentleman thief known as Kaitou Kid reappears in Tokyo. Kaito Kuroba, a cocky magician and class clown from Ekoda High, takes it upon himself to catch the thief, but finds that the connection between him and Kid is far deeper than it seems to be at first glance.
|2||2||Blue Birthday||October 11, 2014||MKV3 - C6|
|Kaito's string of successful heists as the new Kaitou Kid has attracted the attention of a shadowy criminal syndicate that also chases valuable jewels. As the two parties clash over the Indian sapphire known as Blue Birthday, Kaito may just uncover a clue as to the truth behind his father's death...
|3||3||Hustler vs. Magician||October 18, 2014||MKV2 - C7|
|The Blue Parrot, a billiards bar owned by Kaito's faithful assistant Konosuke Jii, is about to go out of business. In hopes of saving the bar, Kaito sets out to win the Legendary Cue, a diamond-inlaid cue that had been swindled from Jii years ago by the billiards club across the street.
|4||4||A Great Detective Steps Into the Light||October 25, 2014||MKV3 - C2~C3|
|Saguru Hakuba, famed teen detective from London and son of Tokyo's police superintendent-general, returns to Japan seeking to capture Kaitou Kid. Kaito may have found his toughest opponent yet - especially when Hakuba enrolls in the same class as him!
|5||5||A Temptation in Scarlet||November 1, 2014||MKV1 - C6|
|Come Valentine's Day, transfer student Akako Koizumi seems to have captured the heart of every boy at school... except for Kaito Kuroba. Unfortunately for Kaito, Akako happens to be a witch of considerable power - and she'll stop at nothing to make sure every man in sight adores her!
|6||6||Black Star||November 8, 2014||MKV4 - C3~C4|
|On the eve of his latest heist, Kaito stops and reminisces over one of his closest calls - a bid to steal Ekoda's clock tower, and the other renowned teen detective who almost stopped him.
|7||7||Kaito Kuroba's Busy Holiday||November 15, 2014||MKV1 - C4|
|When Inspector Nakamori catches a glimpse of Kaito's face at the latest Kid heist, he begins to suspect that Aoko's friend isn't all he seems. Fortunately, Aoko is determined to clear Kaito's name... unfortunately, she plans to do so by having Kaito take her on a date at Tropical Land!
|8||8||The Adult's Charm||November 22, 2014||MKV2 - C4, C6|
|Ekoda High is haunted after hours... or so the rumor goes. The ever-intrepid Kaito and Aoko take it upon themselves to investigate, but the real source behind all the scares may turn out to be more fearsome than any mere ghost.
|9||9||The Phantom Lady Appears||November 29, 2014||MKV5 - C1~C2|
|A distributor of fake antiques targets Kaitou Kid, suspecting that Inspector Nakamori and his daughter may have been orchestrating the thief's exploits all along. How are Kaito's father and the mysterious thief known as the Phantom Lady connected to all this? And how will this knowledge help Kaito when the syndicate corners him and Aoko atop Tokyo Tower?
|10||10||The Phantom Lady and Ryoma's Treasure||December 6, 2014||MKV5 - C2|
V70 - F2
|Kaitou Kid may have escaped from the Tokyo Tower alive with Aoko and sent the perpetrators to justice, but his work is only half-done. There are more fake antique dealers following their master's lead, and his new assignment is to uncover them at the Suzuki Museum's new Ryoma exhibition!
|11||11||Kid and Conan’s Ryoma Treasure Illusion||December 13, 2014||V70 - F3~4|
|Kaito's gambit to reveal the fake antique dealers should go off without a hitch... if it weren't for a certain irritating, pint-sized detective attending the Ryoma exhibition. To pull off this trick, Kaitou Kid must contend with not only the dealers, the police, and the glory-hungry Jirokichi Suzuki, but also the razor-sharp mind of Conan Edogawa!
|12||12||Christmas Eve - Two Kaitou Kids||December 27, 2014||MKV3 - C1|
|Kaitou Kid has been off Tokyo's streets for three months, leaving Inspector Nakamori with a serious case of the holiday blues. But as Christmas approaches, the unscrupulous owner of a certain department store is determined to use a Kaitou Kid heist to drive up sales... even if he has to make his own!
|13||13||Stay Away From Him||January 10, 2015||MKV2 - C1|
|Ekoda High's ski trip ends on an eccentric note: a ski masquerade where every boy and girl must pair up! Through it all, the tangled relationship between Kaito, Aoko, and Akako grows thicker than ever.
|14||14||Crystal Mother||January 17, 2015||MKV4 - C1|
|Kaitou Kid's next target: the Crystal Mother, a topaz in the possession of Queen Selizabeth of Ingram. Kid has two-and-a-half hours to steal the gem before the queen's train makes its final stop in Osaka, but that may not be enough when a certain gunman also makes it aboard...
|15||15||The Princess and the Thief's Improv||January 24, 2015||MKV1 - C2|
|Princess Anne of the Principality of Sabrina arrives in Japan, bringing with her Europe's biggest diamond and a trigger-happy European cop who quickly kicks Inspector Nakamori to the curb. To outwit this new foe, grab the jewel, and restore Inspector Nakamori's standing, Kid will need help from a most unlikely assistant.
|16||16||Kid Vs Conan, Miraculous Midair Walk||January 31, 2015||V44 - F7~10|
|Travel down memory lane to see Kid's first-ever match against the egotistical millionaire Jirokichi Suzuki. The competition: hordes of cops, the best private security that money can buy, and the ever-tenacious Conan Edogawa.
|17||17||Green Dream||February 7, 2015||MKV3 - C7|
|Kaito usually isn't the theater-going sort, but things change when the world's biggest emerald is going to be used as a prop. In-between snatching the jewel from under Inspector Nakamori's nose, Kaitou Kid may just find the time to lend some confidence to a young, bullied actress.
|18||18||Golden Eye (Part 1): Challenge from Chat Noir||February 14, 2015||MKV4 - C5~6|
|Another world-famous thief sets foot on Kaitou Kid's turf: Chat Noir of France. Never one to back down from a challenge, Kaito quickly finds himself braving the security system of Hotel Ocean to steal a ring that once belonged to Marie Antoinette.
|19||19||Golden Eye (Part 2): Kid vs Chat Noir Showdown||February 21, 2015||MKV4 - C5~6|
|In the dark of the night, Kid and Chat Noir clash over the Golden Eye, each looking to outwit the other. But what secrets lie behind this mysterious ring?
|20||20||Dark Knight||February 28, 2015||MKV4 - C7~8|
|On a heist gone sour, salvation comes to Kid in the form of the infamous criminal mastermind called Nightmare. But Nightmare's help always comes with a price, and no other thief has ever escaped paying it with their freedom... or their lives.
|21||21||Kid vs Conan: Teleportation Under the Moonlight||March 7, 2015||V61 - F1~4|
|Kaitou Kid never backs down from a challenge... not even one that he has less than twenty-four hours to prepare for. But it'll take more than bravado for him to overcome what may be Jirokichi Suzuki's cleverest setup yet!
|22||22||Red Tear||March 14, 2015||MKV4 - C2|
|When an English magician troupe comes to Tokyo with the world's biggest ruby, Kaitou Kid does the unthinkable: rescind a heist notice! What could possibly have spurred this? And will it make a difference when certain other parties pursue the jewel?
|23||23||Midnight Crow (Part 1): The Name is Phantom Thief Corbeau!||March 21, 2015||MKV5 - C3~C4|
|Another new phantom thief appears in Tokyo: the black-clad Kaitou Corbeau, who claims to have studied alongside Toichi Kuroba himself! The newcomer poses a challenge to Kaito: see through his tricks, or hang up Kaitou Kid's mantle for good.
|24||24||Midnight Crow (Part 2): Clash! White or Black!?||March 28, 2015||MKV5 - C4~C5|
|What should have been a private battle of wits between Kid and Corbeau is compromised by Snake and his lackeys, still searching for Pandora after all this time. Can the two phantom thieves put aside their differences to overcome a common foe? And just how does Corbeau know so much about what makes Kaitou Kid tick?
|#||Episodes||Song name||Artist||Release date||Oricon chart peak|
|1||1~12||Kimi no Matsu Sekai||LAGOON||November 26, 2014||30|
|2||13~24||Ai no Scenario||CHiCO with HoneyWorks||February 4, 2015|
|#||Episodes||Song name||Artist||Release date||Oricon chart peak|
|1||1~12||WHITE of CRIME||REVALCY||November 26, 2014||63|
|2||13~24||Koi no Jumyō||Galileo Galilei||March 11, 2015|
Manga to Anime Changes
Note: This tab is for overall settings changes only. For changes unique to each storyline, please see the episodes' individual articles.
- The manga version of Kaito casually uses his card-gun in both his civilian and costumed personas. The anime has Kaito use the card-gun only as Kaitou Kid; while out of costume, Kaito flicks playing cards with his bare hands.
- In the anime, Kaito and Aoko are next-door neighbors, with Aoko and her father frequently having Kaito as a dinner guest. Nothing in the manga supports or contradicts this.
- In the manga, Toichi Kuroba leaves behind a single message on an old cassette player, confessing that he was once Kaitou Kid. In the anime, the cassette player is changed to a jukebox with twenty-four records, each of which contains a different message from Toichi.
- In the manga, the Blue Parrot bar is established as little more than Jii's source of income. In the anime, both Jii and the Blue Parrot appear much more frequently.
- In addition to assisting Kaito on certain heists, the anime version of Jii also supplies Kid with new gadgets (which are hinted to be developed by Dr. Agasa).
- In the earlier chapters of the manga, Saguru Hakuba usually wears a stereotypical Sherlock Holmes outfit (deerstalker and Inverness cape) when not at school. The anime version of Hakuba follows the manga's later chapters, and wears ordinary (if upper-class) clothing outside of school.
- Overall, technology in the series is updated to reflect the mid-2010s instead of the 1980s and 1990s (when the early chapters of the manga were written). Jumbotrons are now omnipresent in Ekoda City, and characters read the news on tablet computers and cell phones instead of newspapers.