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.
Akako Koizumi warns that if people try to own that ruby, a misfortune occurs to them. 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, he blushes because of her beauty. Aoko Nakamori marks that and Akako giggles about it. Kaito tries to remember something about the Red Tear which was long time ago along with his father.
That night at Minato Police Station, the police inspector Ginzo Nakamori receives the new calling card from Kaitou Kid. It seems that Kid announces that he will not be going through with his heist of the Red Tear. That leaves Nakamori so surprised about it.
The next day, Aoko is happy about the news and is sure that Kaitou Kid has given up out of fear of her father. When Aoko and Kaito pass the man, Kaito immediately recognizes that the man stole Aoko's purse. Kaito goes after him, but a lady gets it back when the man tries to get away. The lady got Aoko's purse back with her swift hands, and Aoko thanks her. Kaito is pretty impressed about it and wonders who might she is. 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. Jody expresses disdain to magic as her grandfather passed away a couple of years prior. Jody invites Aoko and Kaito to the last Hopper Magic Show at the Minato Hotel and walks away. Kaito notices Snake tailing Jody recognizing that The Organization is after the ruby. Aoko then asks Kaito if he will come to the show but Kaito refuses so he can have the chance to disguise himself as Kaitou Kid and come to the show in order to protect the ruby from Snake and The Organization.
That night at the Hopper Magic Show in Minato Hotel, Nakamori is still wondering why Kaitou Kid isn't really coming. Aoko is also disappointed that Kaito isn't coming to the magic show. Snake and his agents are still targeting the Red Tear and are acting as the audience of the Hopper Magic Show. Meanwhile, Kaito arrives at the hotel and is about to release the hypnotic gas on the magician Paul. However, he marks him trying to do a magic trick over and over slowly. When Paul expresses his desire to get Jody change her mind and make the the magic troupe continue, Kaito empathizes with him and decides to help him but in return, he wants something from him.
Meanwhile at the show, Aoko notices Jody wearing the Demon Stone, and marks that although it's a ruby, it's colored blue. A member of the Magician Troupe named Robert tells Nakamori and Aoko that the jewel is considered a trademark to the troupe, and that Jody got the ruby from the first leader James, Jody's grandfather. Aoko asks the old man about Jody wondering why she is not on the program. He says it's because of her parents' death 10 years ago in an accident during a show. It was exactly the day her parents became the next leader and were about to accept the jewel. That explains for Aoko why the Demon Stone brings misfortune. Since that event, Jody stopped doing magic. After that, Paul is doing outstanding magic tricks and the audience are enjoying it a lot, which leaves Jody wondering how Paul had such skills. When the finale show comes, Kaitou Kid appears and Nakamori goes after him with the rest of the policemen. Jody goes back inside and finds the people got held hostage by Snake. He demands Jody to hand over the Red Tear or else she will be killed. 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 who reveals that he is wearing a bulletproof jacket when he was shot. Paul is actually Kid who disguised himself as Paul after the real one performed -for getting Jody's attention to continue the show- and tries to get Jody upstairs after clearing that he came to protect her along with the ruby. 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 fallen 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.
|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 • Superintendent General Hakuba • Rose (OVA only) • Spider (TV specials only) • List of minor Magic Kaito characters|
|Manga||Magic Kaito Volume 1-5 • Volume 1 • Volume 2 • Volume 3 • Volume 4 • Volume 5 • Magic Kaito Chapters not yet included in a Volume • Magic Kaito Manga Listed By Heist|
|OVA adaptations||Conan vs. Kid vs. Yaiba - The Grand Battle for the Treasure Sword!! • Conan, Kid, and the Crystal Mother|
|Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief specials||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|
|Magic Kaito 1412||Season 1|
|Crossovers||The Gathering of the Detectives! Shinichi Kudo vs. Kaitou Kid (DC anime only)|
|Related Articles||List of characters who know Kaitou Kid's identity • Kaitou Kid's Gadgets • Magic Kaito Organization • Pandora Gem • Nonchalant Lupin|