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'''{{nihongo|Kaito Kuroba|黒羽 快斗|Kuroba Kaito}}''' is the current Kaitou Kid. Kaito is a second-year student at Ekoda High School Class 2-B alongside his childhood friend [[Aoko Nakamori]], the witch [[Akako Koizumi]], and transfer student detective [[Saguru Hakuba]]. Kaito discovers his father's identity as the original Kaitou Kid after eight years following his death thanks to a secret room inside his house as well as talking with his father's attendant and friend, Konosuke Jii. Wanting to pick up where Jii left off, Kaito continues to be Kaitou Kid in an effort to lure out his father's murderers by making Kid a world-famous thief once again. It isn't until the ''Blue Birthday'' heist that the murderers appear and reveal that they are searching for the doublet red-coloured gem Pandora, said to shed tears of immortality during the passing of a particular comet. Upon realizing the organization's aim and that his father was killed for his refusal to aid them in retrieving Pandora, Kaito vows as Kaitou Kid to find the Pandora gem first and shatter it into pieces.<ref>{{cite book |last=Aoyama |first=Gosho |title=Magic Kaito |volume=3 |publisher=Shogakukan |date=1994-10-15 |isbn=4-09-122093-5 |chapter=Blue Birthday |language=Japanese |location=Tokyo |page=144 }}</ref>
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'''{{nihongo|Kaito Kuroba|黒羽 快斗|Kuroba Kaito}}''' is the current Kaitou Kid. Kaito is a second-year student at Ekoda High School Class 2-B alongside his childhood friend [[Aoko Nakamori]], the witch [[Akako Koizumi]], and transfer student detective [[Saguru Hakuba]]. Kaito discovers his father's identity as the original Kaitou Kid after eight years following his death thanks to a secret room inside his house as well as talking with his father's attendant and friend, Konosuke Jii. Wanting to pick up where Jii left off, Kaito continues to be Kaitou Kid in an effort to lure out his father's murderers by making Kid a world-famous thief once again. It isn't until the ''Blue Birthday'' heist that the murderers appear and reveal that they are searching for the doublet red-coloured gem [[Pandora Gem | Pandora]], said to shed tears of immortality during the passing of a particular comet. Upon realizing the organization's aim and that his father was killed for his refusal to aid them in retrieving Pandora, Kaito vows as Kaitou Kid to find the Pandora gem first and shatter it into pieces.<ref>{{cite book |last=Aoyama |first=Gosho |title=Magic Kaito |volume=3 |publisher=Shogakukan |date=1994-10-15 |isbn=4-09-122093-5 |chapter=Blue Birthday |language=Japanese |location=Tokyo |page=144 }}</ref>
  
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
  
 
=== Toichi as Kid ===
 
=== Toichi as Kid ===
Not much is given about Toichi as Kaitou Kid. However, we do know that at some point in time, a dark organization forced him to steal gems to find Pandora. His refusal led to his death in a "magic accident."
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Not much is given about Toichi as Kaitou Kid. However, we do know that at some point in time, a dark organization forced him to steal gems to find [[Pandora Gem |Pandora]]. His refusal led to his death in a "magic accident."
  
 
=== Jii as Kid ===
 
=== Jii as Kid ===
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* ''The organization that killed Toichi and searching for Pandora is the [[Black Organization]] in Detective Conan''
 
* ''The organization that killed Toichi and searching for Pandora is the [[Black Organization]] in Detective Conan''
  
It has been suggested that the organization in question may actually be the Black Organization in Detective Conan, but this theory has yet to be proven. The member of the organization that claimed responsibility for killing Toichi eight years ago is referred to as "Snake"<ref>{{cite book |last=Aoyama |first=Gosho |title=Magic Kaito |volume=3 |publisher=Shogakukan |date=1994-10-15 |isbn=4-09-122093-5 |chapter=Blue Birthday |language=Japanese |location=Tokyo |page=140 }}</ref>, a nickname that doesn't fit in with the codenames of the Black Organization, suggesting they are two separate groups. This though may not be the case if Snake refers to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_wine Snake Wine], but because Kaitou Kid's origins have yet to be reexplained within the Detective Conan story, this is only speculation. It does not help that in Snake's second appearance during the ''Crystal Mother'' heist he is referred to as "Jackal", yet another name that doesn't fit with the Organization's codenames.
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It has been suggested that the organization in question may actually be the Black Organization in Detective Conan, but this theory has yet to be proven. The member of the organization that claimed responsibility for killing Toichi eight years ago is referred to as "Snake"<ref>{{cite book |last=Aoyama |first=Gosho |title=Magic Kaito |volume=3 |publisher=Shogakukan |date=1994-10-15 |isbn=4-09-122093-5 |chapter=Blue Birthday |language=Japanese |location=Tokyo |page=140 }}</ref>, a nickname that doesn't fit in with the codenames of the Black Organization, suggesting they are two separate groups. This though may not be the case if Snake refers to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_wine Snake Wine], but because Kaitou Kid's origins have yet to be reexplained within the Detective Conan story, this is only speculation. It does not help that in Snake's second appearance during the ''Crystal Mother'' heist he is referred to as "Jackal", yet another name that doesn't fit with the Organization's codenames.  However, both the [[Pandora Gem]] and the goal of the [[Black Organization]] have to do with granting immortality.
  
 
== Trivia==
 
== Trivia==

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Kaitou Kid

Kaitou Kid Profile.jpg

Profile
Japanese name: 怪盗キッド
(Kaitou KIDDO)
English name: Phantom Thief Kid
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of birth: June 21
Relatives: Toichi Kuroba (father, deceased)
Chikage Kuroba (mother)
Nicknames: The Magician Under the Moonlight
The Heisei Lupin
Aliases: Kaitou 1412
Phantom Thief Kid 1412
Statistics
First appearance: Magic Kaito Chapter 1
Manga: File 156
Anime: Episode 76
Appearances: Chapters: 36
Episodes: 24
Chapters: 63
Chapters: 12
Episodes: 35
Movies: 8
OVAs: 4
Specials: 16
Openings: 18
Closings: 2
Keyhole number: Volume 16
Actors
Japanese voice: Kappei Yamaguchi
English voice: Jerry Jewell

Kaitou Kid (怪盗キッド Kaitou KIDDO?, lit. Phantom Thief Kid) is the main character in the manga franchise Magic Kaito, and a recurring character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.

Identities

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Toichi Kuroba

Toichi Kuroba (黒羽 盗一 Kuroba Touichi?) was the original Kaitou Kid. Toichi as Kid was the greatest jewel thief in Japan as well as the best stage magician in Japan until he was murdered in a fake magic accident. Sometime prior to his death Toichi had his attendant and friend Konosuke Jii promise him that he would never tell Kaito about his thieving.[1] It seems that Kaito's mother was aware of her husband's double life and is aware that Kaito discovered Toichi's secret room within their household.[2]

Konosuke Jii

Konosuke Jii (寺井 黄之助 Jii Kōnosuke?) temporarily portrayed Kaitou Kid eight years following Toichi's death during a fake magic accident in an effort to lure out Toichi's murderers. Jii ceases being Kid and becomes Kaito's assistant upon seeing Kaito rightfully take Toichi's place as the Kaitou Kid.

Kaito Kuroba

Kaito Kuroba (黒羽 快斗 Kuroba Kaito?) is the current Kaitou Kid. Kaito is a second-year student at Ekoda High School Class 2-B alongside his childhood friend Aoko Nakamori, the witch Akako Koizumi, and transfer student detective Saguru Hakuba. Kaito discovers his father's identity as the original Kaitou Kid after eight years following his death thanks to a secret room inside his house as well as talking with his father's attendant and friend, Konosuke Jii. Wanting to pick up where Jii left off, Kaito continues to be Kaitou Kid in an effort to lure out his father's murderers by making Kid a world-famous thief once again. It isn't until the Blue Birthday heist that the murderers appear and reveal that they are searching for the doublet red-coloured gem Pandora, said to shed tears of immortality during the passing of a particular comet. Upon realizing the organization's aim and that his father was killed for his refusal to aid them in retrieving Pandora, Kaito vows as Kaitou Kid to find the Pandora gem first and shatter it into pieces.[3]

Personality

Toichi as Kid

Not much is given about Toichi as Kaitou Kid. However, we do know that at some point in time, a dark organization forced him to steal gems to find Pandora. His refusal led to his death in a "magic accident."

Jii as Kid

After the death of Toichi, Jii lived by himself. Over the course of eight years, he grew angrier and angrier until he donned the costume of Kaitou Kid in order to lure out the organization that killed Toichi. He was only dressed as Kid twice before Kaito took over.

Kaito as Kid

Kid is infamous for having a rather arrogant attitude, always preferring to create as big a bang as possible. He loves nothing more then leading the police in wild goose chases, letting them get within a hair of catching him before exiting one way or another. Seemingly having a soft-spot for his fans, there has been more then one occasion when Kid has refused to show when the police tried to bar the general public from witnessing his act. Kaitou Kid is also quite a charmer, seeming to always know just what to say to the ladies to leave them speechless. Kid hates to see others get hurt, and never hesitates in leaping to rescue someone, whether physically or mentally.

Relationships analysis

Kaito and Aoko.
  • Kaito Kuroba and Akako Koizumi

Since Akako's first appearance in Volume 1, she's attempted to get Kaito to fall head over heels for her using whatever means necessary, including using a voodoo doll and hurting him in the process. Akako's obsession with Kaito comes from Kaitou Kid, whom she realizes is Kaito, being the only man on Earth able to resist her. Despite Akako injuring Kaito during their first confrontation, Kaito as Kid behaves like a complete gentleman and encourages Akako to be herself in order to get someone to like her instead of forcing them through witchcraft.[4] Akako grows to have great concern for Kaito as evidenced by her warning Kaito[5] against going to a heist and later assisting Kaitou Kid to escape safely from the heist that she had foreseen him being captured at.[6] In Volume 2, Akako openly states she likes Kaito in front of Aoko.[7]

  • Kaito Kuroba and Saguru Hakuba

The relationship between Hakuba and Kaito is a rather tense one; since Hakuba convinced himself early on that Kaito was instead Kid, and during the first few volumes he's constantly throwing out offhand comments that show his suspicion. However, later on in the manga, we have a small scene where Hakuba calls Kaito from Paris in order to give him some information on 'Chat Noir', a dangerous, fellow gem thief trying to outshine Kid.[8] Though Kaito continues to vehemently deny being Kid, Hakuba gives him the information anyways, ending the conversation with, "Do your best at least. I don't want to see you lose to anyone before I capture you myself". Whether or not that was his actual motive, or if he was merely concerned for Kaito's well being, is unknown.

  • Kaito Kuroba and Conan Edogawa

The relationship between Kid and Conan is very much a rivalry in terms. Kid seems to find Conan a threat to his plans, and once he has knocked out Conan to prevent him from finding out the trick in the theft [9]. Conan doesn't not seem to like Kid, saying once "He's only a thief that uses magic" [10]. However, if necessary, the two can put their rivalry aside (for a little while) and work together [11]. In the movies, Kid is aware that Conan is Shinichi, but how he knows this is unknown. Since movies cannot be considered canon, it's unclear whether Kid knows Conan is Shinichi in the official manga.

People who know Kaitou Kid's real identity

Plot overview

Fan Theories

  • The organization that killed Toichi and searching for Pandora is the Black Organization in Detective Conan

It has been suggested that the organization in question may actually be the Black Organization in Detective Conan, but this theory has yet to be proven. The member of the organization that claimed responsibility for killing Toichi eight years ago is referred to as "Snake"[12], a nickname that doesn't fit in with the codenames of the Black Organization, suggesting they are two separate groups. This though may not be the case if Snake refers to Snake Wine, but because Kaitou Kid's origins have yet to be reexplained within the Detective Conan story, this is only speculation. It does not help that in Snake's second appearance during the Crystal Mother heist he is referred to as "Jackal", yet another name that doesn't fit with the Organization's codenames. However, both the Pandora Gem and the goal of the Black Organization have to do with granting immortality.

Trivia

  • Originally referred to as Kaitou 1412, Yusaku Kudo saw a reporter's hastily scribbled "1412" on a piece of paper and purposely misread it as "KID". Thus, Yusaku named the Kaitou Kid. [13]
  • Kuroba (Kaito and Toichi's family name) is also a way to pronounce "clover" in Japanese. This is most likely why a clover appears on Kaitou Kid's monocle.
  • The Kaitou Kid was clearly modeled after the fictional gentleman thief Arsene Lupin, by French author Maurice Leblanc. In the French-speaking world, Lupin is as famous as Sherlock Holmes is in the English-speaking world. Interestingly, Holmes appeared in several Arsene Lupin stories; however, after Conan Doyle protested due to copyright laws, Leblanc changed the name to "Herlock Sholmes."
  • Kid signs his heist notes with a drawing of his face in abstract. He re-draws this insignia for each note, so that police will know that it was truly him and not an imitator using a scanned copy of a former insignia.
  • Akako Koizumi once dressed up as the Kaitou Kid to trick Saguru Hakuba into thinking Kaito was innocent. During her escape with the target jewel, she screamed in a revealingly girly manner, causing Aoko to deduce that the Kaitou Kid must be a homosexual.
  • In both the Japanese and English dub, Kid/Kaito shares the same voice actor as that of Shinichi Kudou.

See also

References

  1. ^ Aoyama, Gosho (1988-05-15). "The Resurrected Kaitou" (in Japanese). Magic Kaito. 1. Tokyo: Shogakukan. p. 35. ISBN 4-09-122081-9. 
  2. ^ Aoyama, Gosho (1988-05-15). "The Resurrected Kaitou" (in Japanese). Magic Kaito. 1. Tokyo: Shogakukan. p. 20. ISBN 4-09-122081-9. 
  3. ^ Aoyama, Gosho (1994-10-15). "Blue Birthday" (in Japanese). Magic Kaito. 3. Tokyo: Shogakukan. p. 144. ISBN 4-09-122093-5. 
  4. ^ Aoyama, Gosho (1988-05-15). "The Scarlet Temptress" (in Japanese). Magic Kaito. 1. Tokyo: Shogakukan. p. 180. ISBN 4-09-122081-9. 
  5. ^ Aoyama, Gosho (1994-10-15). "Akako's Delivery Service" (in Japanese). Magic Kaito. 3. Tokyo: Shogakukan. p. 93-95. ISBN 4-09-122083-5. 
  6. ^ Aoyama, Gosho (1994-10-15). "Akako's Delivery Service" (in Japanese). Magic Kaito. 3. Tokyo: Shogakukan. p. 100-103. ISBN 4-09-122083-5. 
  7. ^ Aoyama, Gosho (1988-11-15). "Let Go of Him" (in Japanese). Magic Kaito. 2. Tokyo: Shogakukan. p. 11. ISBN 4-09-122082-7. 
  8. ^ Aoyama, Gosho (1994-10-15). "Golden Eye Part 1" (in Japanese). Magic Kaito. 4. Tokyo: Shogakukan. p. 18. ISBN 4-09-122093-5. 
  9. ^ Anime Episode 586: The Kirin's Horn That Vanished in the Dark
  10. ^ Anime Episode 515: Kaitou Kid's Teleportation Magic
  11. ^ OVA 10: Kid in Trap Island
  12. ^ Aoyama, Gosho (1994-10-15). "Blue Birthday" (in Japanese). Magic Kaito. 3. Tokyo: Shogakukan. p. 140. ISBN 4-09-122093-5. 
  13. ^ Aoyama, Gosho (1996-18-01). "File 3" (in Japanese). Detective Conan. 55. Tokyo: Shogakukan. p. 151. ISBN 4-09-120628-X. 
Magic Kaito
Main Characters Kaito KurobaKaitou KidAoko NakamoriGinzo NakamoriAkako KoizumiSaguru Hakuba
Secondary Characters Toichi KurobaChikage KurobaKonosuke JiiKeiko MomoiSnakeSuperintendent General HakubaRose (OVA only) • Spider (TV specials only) • List of minor Magic Kaito characters
Manga Magic Kaito Volume 1-5Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4Volume 5Magic Kaito Chapters not yet included in a VolumeMagic 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 ThiefKaitou Kid's Busy DateThe Princess Prefers MagicA Witch Sheds No TearsThe Fated Blue BirthdayLove on the Ski Slope on Christmas EveThe Splendid RivalsThe Secret of the Red TearThe Witch, the Detective, and the Phantom ThiefThe Reminiscent Golden EyeThe Tearful Crystal MotherTears 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 identityKaitou Kid's GadgetsMagic Kaito OrganizationPandora GemNonchalant LupinCrow