The Revived Phantom Thief Kid
The mysterious gentleman thief Kaitou Kid reappears after an eight-year hiatus, stealing a jewel from a museum and escaping the guards with a magic trick that apparently makes his body vanish.
Meanwhile, at Ekoda High School, it's another ordinary school day for class 2-B as Kaito Kuroba takes a peek at Aoko Nakamori's underwear, causing her to chase him with a mop. Irritated by Kaito's antics, Aoko tells him that he'd never be able to defeat Kaitou Kid's magic tricks. Kaito accepts Aoko's challenge, and leaves school early via the window to go home and prepare to face Kaitou Kid. As this occurs, police inspector Ginzo Nakamori watches a news report about Kaitou Kid's reappearance and Kid's advance notice to steal a gem known as the Eye of the Moon.
Kaito sees the news report as well, and notes that eight years ago is when his father, Toichi Kuroba, passed away. Kaito then remembers a lesson about magic he learned from his father about using a poker face. Suddenly a mechanism causes the picture of Toichi in Kaito's bedroom to move slightly and when Kaito places his hand on the image he suddenly falls down into a secret room below. A jukebox then begins playing a record with a message Toichi left behind for Kaito to hear once Kaito entered the room.
At the same time, frustrated with the way Kaito treats her at school, Aoko seeks help online from Chikage Kuroba, Kaito's mother who is away in France, in order to find out Kaito's weak point. The record message from Toichi ends and a box appears out from beneath the floor containing a white suit, cape, top hat, and monocle. Hoping to get some answers from Kaitou Kid, Kaito puts on the outfit and sets out for Kid's reported heist location, Ono Bank.
Manga to Anime changes
- The manga version of this story portrays Chikage Kuroba as a stay-at-home mother. The anime adaptation follows the manga's later depictions of Chikage as a globetrotting party-girl who mainly communicates with her son (and his neighbors) through the Internet.
- The scene where Kid spots Kaitou Corbeau is unique to the anime; Corbeau had not been created when the original story was written.
- In the manga, the epilogue scene takes place at school. In the anime, it takes place in the Nakamoris' kitchen.
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