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Magic Kaito

Magic Kaito
Cover of the first tankōbon volume of Magic Kaito, as published by Shogakukan on April 18, 1988.
(Majikku Kaito)
Genre Comedy-drama, crime, Kaitō
Written by Gosho Aoyama
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday
Original run 1987 – ongoing
Volumes 4
Anime film series
Directed by Toshiki Hirano
Produced by Masahito Yoshioka
Music by Atsushi Umebori
Studio TMS Entertainment
Released April 17, 2010December 29, 2012
Films 12
Anime television series
Magic Kaito 1412
Directed by Susumu Kudo
Written by Kunihiko Okada
Toshiya Ono
Music by Taku Iwasaki
Studio A-1 Pictures
Network NNS (ytv)
Original run October 4, 2014March 28, 2015
Episodes 24

Magic Kaito (Japanese: まじっく快斗 Hepburn: Majikku Kaito) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama, that began in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday in 1987. The story tells of a phantom thief named Kaito Kid (怪盗キッド Kaitō Kiddo). Aoyama stopped work on the manga after the first two tankōbon volumes were published in 1988, and only occasionally draws new chapters; a third volume was published in 1994 and a fourth in 2007. Kaito Kid and other characters from Magic Kaito make occasional appearances in Detective Conan, another manga series by Aoyama that has also been adapted into an anime.

Twelve animated television specials based on the series have been produced by TMS Entertainment and aired between 2010 and 2012. A 24 episodes anime series titled Magic Kaito 1412 (まじっく快斗1412) was created by A-1 Pictures and aired from October 4, 2014 to March 28, 2015.


  • Plot 1
  • Characters 2
  • Manga 3
    • List of chapters 3.1
  • Television specials 4
    • List of specials 4.1
  • Television series 5
    • List of episodes 5.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Kaito Kuroba is a normal teenage student whose father died under mysterious circumstances eight years ago. Eight years later, he is made aware of his father's secret identity; a famous international criminal known as Kaito Kid, and that he was murdered by a mysterious organization because he tried to steal a gem which was also targeted by them. The goal of the organization is to find within a year the Pandora Gem, a mystical stone said to shed tears during the passing of the Volley comet (which happens once every 10,000 years): drinking these tears bestows immortality.

He vows to prevent the organization from gaining immortality, and assumes his father's thief identity as he begins his quest for the gem. His only clues as to the gem's location are that it glows red under the full moon and that it is a doublet: a gem hidden within a larger gem. Thus, it would have to be a relatively large one with a bizarre history, and always stored in a place that never receives moonlight. He thus researches and steals famous priceless gems with odd histories from incredibly well-defended areas, but returns them after the very next full moon as they are not the Pandora.


Kaito Kuroba (黒羽 快斗 Kuroba Kaito)

The protagonist, is a smart, quirky and arrogant 17-year-old boy who is an excelled illusionist. He is in love with his childhood friend Aoko Nakamori who he teases constantly. His alter ego is the Kaito Kid, a gentleman thief who publicly announces his heists; after his heists he returns the stolen items to their owners. His Japanese voice actor is Kappei Yamaguchi and his English voice actor is Jerry Jewell.

Aoko Nakamori (中森 青子 Nakamori Aoko)

Aoko Nakamori is Kaito's childhood friend and love interest. She is an obstinate, impulsive and lighthearted girl. As the daughter of Inspector Nakamori, she despises the Kaito Kid. Her Japanese voice actresses are Ayumi Fujimura in the specials and Mao Ichimichi in Magic Kaito 1412, Yukiko Iwai in episode 76 of Detective Conan, Minami Takayama in episode 219 and OVA 4 of Detective Conan.

Saguru Hakuba (白馬探 Hakuba Saguru)

Saguru Hakuba is a famous high school detective based out of Japan and Kaito's rival.[1] As the son of a high police official, he had many chances to capture the Kaito Kid.[1][2] He believes that Kaito is the Kaito Kid but lacks the evidence.[3] His Japanese voice actors are Akira Ishida in the Magic Kaito specials and in Detective Conan, and Mamoru Miyano in Magic Kaito 1412.

Akako Koizumi (小泉 紅子 Koizumi Akako)

Akako Koizumi is a witch who uses real magic. Before meeting Kaito, her goal was to enamor every man in the world but Kaito's immunity to her spells makes him a target for her. She learns Kaito's identity as the Kaito Kid and becomes the only friend who knows his secret. Her Japanese voice actresses are Miyuki Sawashiro in the Magic Kaito specials, Eri Kitamura in Magic Kaito 1412, and Megumi Hayashibara in Detective Conan.

Ginzo Nakamori (中森 銀三 Nakamori Ginzō)

Ginzo Nakamori, known as Mace Fuller in Funimation Entertainment's Detective Conan dub, is the inspector in charge of capturing the Kaito Kid.[4] His Japanese voice actor is Unshou Ishizuka and his English voice actor is Jay Jones.[5][6]

Toichi Kuroba (黒羽 盗一 Kuroba Tōichi)

Toichi Kuroba is Kaito's father. He was the original Phantom Thief Kid and took on the role to overshadow his wife's alter ego, the Phantom Lady, allowing her to leave her life of crime. He originally used the name Phantom Thief 1412 but due to Shūichi Ikeda.

Konosuke Jii (寺井 黄之助 Jii Kōnosuke)

Konosuke Jii is the Kuroba family's butler. He took on the role of Kaito Kid to lure out Toichi Kuroba's killer.


Written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama, Magic Kaito has been sporadically serialized in Weekly Shōnen Sunday since 1987. It was halted in 1988 after two tankōbon volumes, but new chapters have been occasionally released since then; a third volume was published in 1994 and a fourth volume in 2007, two more chapters were released in 2011,[7] and another three chapters were released in October 2014.[8] In 2011 the first four volumes were republished in "Treasured Editions" from August 15 to December 16. Two versions of each volume were released, one containing a DVD of one of the TV specials.

While there has not been an official English-language release of the manga, it has been translated and released in Italy, Spain, Germany and Taiwan, by Star Comics, Planeta DeAgostini Comics, Egmont Manga & Anime and Chingwin Publishing Group respectively.

List of chapters

No. Release date ISBN
1 April 15, 1988 ISBN 978-4-09-122081-3[9]
  1. "Return of the Phantom Thief" (蘇る怪盗 Yomigaeru Kaitō)
  2. "The Police are Everywhere" (警官がいっぱい Keikan ga Ippai)
  3. "A Clockwork Heart" (時計仕掛けのハート Tokei Jikake no Hāto)
  4. "Kaito Kid's Busy Weekend" (怪盗キッドの忙しい休日 Kaitō Kiddo no Isogashii Kyūjitsu)
  5. "The Underwater Pirate Ship" (海賊船浮上せず Kaizokusen Fujōsezu)
  6. "The Scarlet Temptress" (緋色の誘惑 Hiiro no Yūwaku)
2 October 15, 1988 ISBN 978-4-09-122082-0[10]
  1. Stay Away From Me (彼から手をひいて Kare kara te o hiite)
  2. Japan's Most Irresponsible Leader (日本一の無責任総理 Nippon'ichi no Musekinin Sōri)
  3. I Am The Master (わたしが主人だ Watashi ga Masutā Da)
  4. Adults Don't Understand (大人とわかってくれない Otona to Wakattekurenai)
  5. On The Ball (ボールにかける少年 Bōru ni Kakeru Shōnen)
  6. Ghost Game (ゴースト・ゲーム Gōsuto Gēmu)
  7. (unpublished chapter) - The Hustler VS. The Magician (ハスラーvs.マジシャン Hasurā vs Majishan)
"The Hustler VS. The Magician" is actually the second chapter Aoyama created for the series, but it was never published in the magazine.
3 September 15, 1994 ISBN 978-4-09-122083-7[11]
  1. Star Wars (スターウォーズ Sutā Wōzu)
  2. Enter the Great Detective!! (名探偵登場!! Meitantei Tōjō!!)
  3. Nearby Enemy (眼下の怪盗 Ganka no Kaitō)
  4. Akako's Delivery Service (紅子の宅配便 Akako no Takuhaibin)
  5. Yaiba VS. Kaito Kid! (〈番外編〉刃vs.快斗! (Bangaihen) Yaiba vs. Kaito!)
  6. Blue Birthday (ブルーバースデー Burū Bāsudē)
  7. Green Dream (グリーンドリーム Gurīn Dorīmu)
4 February 16, 2007 ISBN 978-4-09-121005-0[12]
  1. Crystal Mother (クリスタル・マザー Kurisutaru mazā)
  2. Red Tear (レッド・ティアー Reddo Tiā)
  3. Black Star (Part 1) (ブラック・スター(前編) Burakku Sutā (Zenpen))
  4. Black Star (Part 2) (ブラック・スター(後編) Burakku Sutā (Kōhen))
  5. Golden Eye (Part 1) (ゴールデン・アイ(前編) Gōruden Ai (Zenpen))
  6. Golden Eye (Part 2) (ゴールデン・アイ(後編) Gōruden Ai (Kōhen))
  7. Dark Knight (Part 1) (ダーク・ナイト(前編) Dāku Naito (Zenpen))
  8. Dark Knight (Part 2) (ダーク・ナイト(後編) Dāku Naito (Kōhen))
Chapters not yet in tankōbon format
  1. Phantom Lady (Part 1) (ファントム・レディー(前編) Fantomu Redī (Zenpen)). Published on August 17, 2011.
  2. Phantom Lady (Part 2) (ファントム・レディー(後編) Fantomu Redī (Kōhen)). Published on August 24, 2011.
  3. Midnight Crow (Part 1) (真夜中の烏(ミッドナイト・クロウ)(前編) Mayonaka no Karasu (Middonaito Kurō) (Zenpen)). Published on October 1, 2014.
  4. Midnight Crow (Part 2) (真夜中の烏(ミッドナイト・クロウ)(中編) Mayonaka no Karasu (Middonaito Kurō) (Chūhen)). Published on October 8, 2014.
  5. Midnight Crow (Part 3) (真夜中の烏(ミッドナイト・クロウ)(後編) Mayonaka no Karasu (Middonaito Kurō) (Kōhen)). Published on October 15, 2014.

Television specials

Twelve animated television specials based on Magic Kaito have been created between 2010 and 2012.[13][14] All have been directed by Toshiki Hirano, produced by TMS Entertainment and aired on Nippon Television Network System during Detective Conan's time slot. Several have been titled as "Detective Conan Specials" despite the fact that none have had anything to do with the Conan series. The first aired on April 17, 2010.[15]

List of specials

Ep. no Title Original airdate
1 "Detective Conan Special: Secret of the Birth of the Kaito Kid"
"Meitantei Konan Supesharu 「Kaitō Kiddo Tanjō no Himitsu」" (名探偵コナンスペシャル 「怪盗キッド誕生の秘密」) 
April 17, 2010[15]
After being in remission for eight years, the Kaito Kid suddenly makes a reappearance by robbing a jewelry store. The news about the theft spreads around the school of Kaito Kuroba, a prankster magician. When his friend Aoko Nakamori informs him that the Phantom Thief uses magic as well, Kaito decides to catch him, claiming that his tricks are the best. At home, Kaito finds a secret room which was timed to reveal itself on that day and discovers a room full of Kaito Kid's equipment. Later that day, inspector Ginzo Nakamori, Aoko's father, learns that the Phantom Thief is targeting a jewel known as the Moon's Pupil and prepares an ambush at the jewel's location. Meanwhile, Kaito deduces that eight years ago is the same time, his father, Toichi Kuroba, died and suspects the original Phantom Thief was his father. To confirm that theory, he decides to don the Kaito Kid costume to confront the current Kid. Kid manages to successfully steal the Moon's Pupil but is confronted by Kaito. The current Kid reveals that he is Jii Kounosuke, Toichi's servant who confirms that Toichi was the Kaito Kid and also reveals that Toichi’s death eight years previous was the result of murder. Kaito decides to take over the role of Kid, and he and Jii escape from the police. Later the next day, as Kaito is admiring the Moon’s Pupil, Aoko comes and scares him with a fish which causes him to toss the Moon's Pupil into the air and fall into the fish's mouth. Consequently, Inspector Nakamori finds the jewel when he cooks the fish for dinner that night. 
2 "Detective Conan Special: Kaito Kid's Summer Festival: Kaito Kid's Busy Date"
"Meitantei Konan Natsu no Kaitō Kiddo Matsuri "Kaitō Kiddo no Isogashii Dēto"" (名探偵コナン 夏の怪盗キッド祭り 「怪盗キッドの忙しいデート」) 
August 6, 2011[16]
During Kaito's latest heist of the Angel Crown, a crown embedded with jewels, Nakamori sees his face and begins to suspect Kaito to be the Kaito Kid. After failing to steal the crown, Kaito leaves behind a calling card announcing the time and date of his second attempt. Nakamori shares his suspicions with Aoko, who decides to take Kaito out on a date at Tropical Land on the day of Kid's heist to prove his innocence. Kaito, realizing Aoko's intentions, concludes he must use her to establish an alibi while also completing his heist to clear his name. While watching a movie, Kaito sneaks away and completes the heist while demonstrating his perfect disguise ability, throwing off Nakamori's suspicions. He returns to Aoko before she notices his disappearance who expresses relief Kaito was not Kid. 
3 "Detective Conan Special: Kaito Kid's Summer Festival: The Princess Loves Magic"
"Meitantei Konan Natsu no Kaitō Kiddo Matsuri "Ōjosama wa Majikku ga Osuki"" (名探偵コナン 夏の怪盗キッド祭 「王女様はマジックがお好き」) 
August 13, 2011[16]
Princess Anne, a European princess, travels to Japan with Detective Delon. She announces she is hosting a party for magicians and publicly challenges Kid to steal her jeweled necklace, the Beaucoup de Soleil à Paris. Delon opts to capture Kid and removes Nakamori from the case. Nakamori, saddened by this, asks Kaito to help him enter the party so he could attempt to catch Kid before Delon does. After doing so, Kaito dons the disguise and uses Delon's inexperience to successfully enter the Princess' room. Anne reveals she is a big fan of the Phantom Thief and goes along with Kaito's plan allowing him to escape and gives Nakamori credit for foiling Kid's heist. 
4 "Kaito Kid Special: The Witch That Sheds no Tears"
"Kaitō Kiddo Supesharu "Majo wa Namida o Kobosanai"" (怪盗キッドスペシャル  「魔女は涙をこぼさない」) 
September 24, 2011[17]
The witch Akako Koizumi, using her magic mirror, learns that the Kaito Kid is the only male in the world immune to her charms. She transfers to Kaito's school and deduces his identity when she fails to charm him on Valentine's Day. Akako decides to confront Kid on his next heist and uses her magic to predict the time and location. Kaito escapes Akako's attempts at his life but is trapped by a magic circle atop Tokyo Tower. She demands Kaito into eating her chocolate which will enslave his will to her but is freed when the snow disrupts the magic circle. Nakamori, under the influence of Akako's magic, attempts to shoot Kid but hits a gas tank causing an explosion and knocking Akako off the tower. Kaito saves her, convincing her enslaving him through magic is wrong, and departs. 
5 "Kaito Kid Special: The Fated Blue Birthday"
"Kaitō Kiddo Supesharu "Unmei no Burū Bāsudē"" (怪盗キッドスペシャル 「運命のブルーバースデー」) 
October 29, 2011[18]
After a successful heist, Kid receives a phone call from a payphone and is told to stop stealing gems. At school, Kaito promises Aoko he will attend her birthday party, which is on the same day as his heist for the gem known as the Blue Birthday. Kaito succeeds but is met by an organization and learns that they are the cause of his father's death. After seemingly killed by a man codenamed Snake, the organization steals the Blue Birthday and departs. Kaito follows them and learns the organization are searching for an immortality granting jewel known as Pandora which resides in a large gemstone and can only be found if shone in the moonlight. After determining the Blue Birthday is not pandora, Kaito threatens to find and destroy Pandora before they can find it. Unable to make it to Aoko's birthday in time, Kaito rigs an apartment complex's lights to spell out Happy Birthday Aoko. Elsewhere, the organization contacts their boss who decides to hire the magician known as Spider to counter Kid. 
6 "Kaito Kid Special: Love on the Ski Slope on Christmas Eve"
"Kaitō Kiddo Supesharu "Ivu wa Koisuru Gerende de"" (怪盗キッドスペシャル 「聖夜は恋するゲレンデで」) 
December 24, 2011[19]
Kaito's class travel to a ski resort and hosts their own class costume couple skiing contest. Aoko partners with an unpopular classmate after being told by Akako that Kaito is her partner. Akako places a magic charm on Kaito in an attempt to make him become enamored by her, but is ineffective on Kaito who remains dejected by Aoko's pairing. Kaito is told by Aoko's partner that Aoko wants to be with him and the two agree to switch places. Kaito and Aoko win the contest dressed as Kaito Kid and his bride. 
7 "Kaito Kid's Summer Festival: Magic Kaito (The Brilliant Rival)"
"Natsu no Kaitō Kiddo Matsuri Majikku Kaitō "Kareinaru Raibarutachi"" (夏の怪盗キッド祭り まじっく快斗「華麗なるライバルたち」) 
August 4, 2012[20]
Kaito aims to steal a gem in the right eye of a bronze statue from a museum. There, Saguru Hakuba is chasing after Spider, the magician hired to kill Kid. Kaito's heist is successful and after confirming it is not pandora, returns it and flees. He is confronted by Spider but is able to ward him off with Hakuba's help. Hakuba decides to stay in Japan until Spider is captured and enrolls in Kaito's class. In the end, Spider's identity is revealed to be the famous magician, Gunter Von Goldberg. 
8 "Kaito Kid's Summer Festival: The Secret of the Red Tear"
"Natsu no Kaitō Kiddo Matsuri "Reddo Tiā no Himitsu"" (夏の怪盗キッド祭り 「レッド・ティアーの秘密」) 
August 11, 2012[21]
Kaito cancels his heist of the Red Tear after remembering his father telling him the secret to the gem. However, Kaito runs into the gem's owner, Jody Hopper, and sees Snake following her. Deducing the organization is after the gem, Kaito attends Jody's magic show and protects her from the organization. After successful eluding Snake, Kaito reveals when the gem is shone with light from fire, the gem emits pictures of Jody's childhood and a message from her grandfather telling her to regain her love for magic regardless of her parent's death. 
9 "Kaito Kid Special: The Witch, The Detective, and The Phantom Thief"
"Kaitō Kiddo Supesharu "Majo to Tantei to Kaitō to"" (怪盗キッドスペシャル 「魔女と探偵と怪盗と」) 
September 29, 2012[22]
Kaito Kid strikes again, leaving the jewel behind where the Police got confused on what he is after. Hakuba then found an evidence left by Kid, his strand of hair. Then after they examined the hair, they found out that it belong to a high school student. After putting an all-nighter, Hakuba suspected Kaito then invites him. Where Akako intervene saying it is a trap. Knowing that it is all a trap he took up the challenge. Kaito's identity was almost revealed until another Kaito showed up which is Akako, flying with a broom. Spider then caught Akako and used her to take Kaito out but failed. Hakuba then interfere saying Spider is Gunter von Goldberg which is a fake name. Spider escaped and Hakuba failed to reveal the identity of Kaito Kid. Kaito returned again the stolen jewel. 
10 "Magic Kaito: The Reminiscent Golden Eye"
"Majikku Kaito "Tsuioku no Gōruden Ai"" (まじっく快斗 「追憶のゴールデン・アイ」) 
November 3, 2012[23]
On Sunday at 9 o'clock PM, a showdown will commence between Kaitou Kid and Chat Noir; a French thief who seeks the last piece out of seven accessories that were collected by Marie Antoinette for exorcism. Haido City Hotel will witness the challenge between the flashy Kid and the dark Noir. Will Kid succeed in stealing Golden Eye before Noir does and win the bet? 
11 "Kaito Kid Winter Special: The Teary Crystal Mother"
"Fuyu no Kaitō Kiddo Supesharu "Namida no Kurisutaru Mazā"" (冬の怪盗キッドスペシャル 「涙のクリスタル・マザー」) 
December 22, 2012[24]
This TV Special is a remake of the fourth OVA of Detective Conan with some changes. Kid seeks the Crystal Mother, which is held by the Queen. In this episode, Snake and Spider aboard the same train to get the jewel. 
12 "Kaito Kid Winter Special: Tears of Love of the Dark Night"
"Fuyu no Kaitō Kiddo Supesharu "Dāku Naito ni Ai no Namida wo"" (冬の怪盗キッドスペシャル 「ダーク・ナイトに愛の涙を」) 
December 29, 2012[25]
A very notorious thief, Nightmare, forces Kid to help him get the jewels he desires after helping Kid escape capture. By one incident, Kid recognized that the ICPO inspector Conelly, sent to catch Kaito Kid, was Nightmare. He became a thief in order to gather money for treatment of his son's illness. Thus Kid disguises the crime as if ICPO Inspector Conelly got injured by Nightmare before he fled from the crime scene. 

Television series

A 24-episode anime series titled Magic Kaito 1412 (まじっく快斗1412) was created by A-1 Pictures and aired on NNS from October 4, 2014 to March 28, 2015.[26] The series was announced as a new simulcast beginning with episode 13 on Crunchyroll for audiences in North America.[27] The two opening theme songs are "Kimi no Matsu Sekai" by Lagoon (eps. 1–12) and "Ai no Scenario" by Chico with HoneyWorks (eps. 13–24), while the two ending themes are "White of Crime" by Revalcy (eps. 1–12) and "Koi no Jumyō" by Galileo Galilei (eps. 13–24).

List of episodes

No. Title Original Airdate
1 "Kid the Phantom Thief Returns"
"Yomigaeru Kaitō Kiddo" (蘇る怪盗KID) 
October 4, 2014
When the Mysterious Kid the Phantom Thief returns Kaito Kuroba vows to capture him with the power of magic. However his plan quickly backfires as Kaito learns that his father was the original Kid the Phantom Thief. Now Kaito must decide if he is going to accept this fact and become the new Phanton Thief or if the legend should be sealed away for good. 
2 "Blue Birthday"
"Burū Bāsudei" (ブルーバースデイ) 
October 11, 2014
When Kaito begins stealing jewels, he gets a mysterious call from someone telling him not to take any jewels unless he wants to die. Kaito ignores the warning and vows to steal a giant blue jewel. After gaining possession of it, he learns that the group responsible for killing his father is stealing large jewels. They believe one of the large jewels contains the Pandora stone, which can grant an individual eternal life. Kaito vows to find the jewel with the Pandora stone and crush it as a token of revenge for his fathers death. 
3 "Hustler vs. Magician"
"Hasurā VS Majishan" (ハスラーVSマジシャン) 
October 18, 2014
Kaito learns his faithful butler was once a master pool shark that had a jeweled pool cue. The pool cue is supposed to only be kept by a master pool player. Kaito vows to steal it and return it to his butler, but instead he gets pulled into a game of 9-ball as himself against a hustler. Does Kaito know enough magicians skills to be able to literally steal the win? 
4 "A Great Detective Comes to Light"
"Meitantei wa Hakujitsu no Moto ni" (名探偵は白日の下に) 
October 25, 2014
When Detective Saguru Hakuba returns from London, he vows to capture and learn the identity of Kid the Phantom Thief. Saguru quickly becomes a classmate to Kaito. When he sees Kaito refuse tickets to a concert with Aoko Nakamori, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Him and Kaito get into a bet. If Aoko can capture the Phantom Thief then he can take Aoko to the concert. If he fails to do so, then Kaito becomes the winner. Kaito gets trapped in the basement by Saguru, and the two race to the lone gas mask there. Kaito manages to claim it and comes out of the basement disguised as Saguru. However Saguru has the last laugh as he has bolted the goddess statue to the ground. In the end Ginzo Nakamori shoots Kaito Kid's escape balloon, forcing him to fly away into the sky. Both Saguru, overcoming the gas, and Kaito, with bruised bones, end of in the hospital vowing revenge on each other, and Ginzo ends up taking his daughter to the concert. 
5 "Scarlet Seduction"
"Hiiro no Yūwaku" (緋色の誘惑) 
November 1, 2014
When a sorceress named Akako Koizumi moves into town she vows to steal all the men's hearts. However her magic mirror warns her that her magic will have no effect on Kid the Phantom Thief. The next day arrives, and it is Valentines Day. Kaito is excited because it's his first Valentines Day not in the hospital, and he can't figure out why all the girls are giving him chocolate. He asks for chocolate from Akako, and she says she will only give him chocolate if he gives up all the other chocolate he's received. Kaito refuses, and Akako realizes he must be the Phantom Thief. Kaito learns of real sorcerers that exist, and on his next heist he is called to by Akako due to her red magic. Just as it appears Kid is about to become her newest puppet, snow begins to fall and her spell is broken. Kid reveals he knows whom she is and also reveals the reason he performs magic isn't because it tricks others but because they enjoy being tricked by his illusions. Before she can spill a tear and lose her powers Akako runs away but vows she will eventually make Kid into her lover. 
6 "Black Star"
"Burakku Sutā" (ブラックスター) 
November 8, 2014
As Kaito plans to steal the big jewel the Black Star, he is reminded of a case where he was almost caught once and for all- the theft of the bell tower. The police force comes out with tank cars, two helicopters, and officers on every floor to prevent the bell tower theft. What none of them expect however is the additional force of Shinichi (Jimmy) Kudo and Inspector Meguire joining the party, causing Kaito his greatest challenge to date as his identity is revealed by the tiniest mistake imaginable. Now Kaito must figure out how to reveal the bell tower jewels are false while escaping from his greatest threat to date. 
7 "Kaito Kuroba's Busy Day Off"
"Kuroba Kaito no Isogashii Kyūjitsu" (黒羽快斗の忙しい休日) 
November 15, 2014
During one of Kaito Kid;s thefts, Inspector Nakamori gets a brief look at the thief's face and recognizes him as Kaito. He tells Aoko of his suspicions, but she tells her father Kaito can't be the Phantom Thief because he is taking her on a date the day that Kid is supposed to steal some crown jewels. Aoko forces Kaito to take her to Tropical Land, and just as it is about time for Kid to steal some crown jewels she handcuffs Kid inside the 3D movie that lasts 40 minutes. Luckily Kaito has a dummy with him that can stay and watch the movie. He rushes to steal the crown jewels, only to learn Inspector Nakaori is hiding under the crown and hasn't been gassed like the others. Kaito dons the disguise of Aoko and reveals he is a master of disguise, allowing him to escape suspicion from Inspector Nakamori and Aoko. With a little help from the Dragon Coaster Kaito makes it back before the movie ends, temporarily clearing himself from suspicion. 
8 "Adult's Charm"
"Otona no Omajinai" (大人のおまじない) 
November 22, 2014
Aoko hears stories of a ghost haunting the school and forces Kaito to stay after with her to investigate the stories. Mysterious voices seem to haunt the school halls, and Kaito realizes someone might be using the megaphone to scare others away, Eventually he locks Aoko in a room and goes to investigate on his own. He learns that Akako has been staying after practicing magic, and when he lets this slip to Aoko he is forced to make it look like it is illusion magic instead of real magic. The next day Akako becomes angry because she can't get Kaito to pay attention to her. She summons Lucifer to find a time as Kid the Phantom Thief that Kaito will be in danger. Then she arranges for Inspector Nakamori to get a cursed necklace that will make him want to destroy everything he thinks is evil. Akako waits on the tight rope for Kid to come out, but when he does Inspector Nakamori is behind him and knocks the clip off the side of the building. Kaito is forced to save Akako with his glider, once again turning her anger for wanting to destroy him away for a time. 
9 "Enter: The Phantom Lady"
"Fantomu Redi Tōjō" (怪盗淑女 登場) 
November 29, 2014
After stealing a jewel a mysterious man takes pictures of Kid, disguised as Aoko, returning the jewel. The man delivers the photos to another man, one who has placed a note on the jewel telling Kid to return to the scene of a previous crime 18 years ago. Kaito is confused by the reference and passes it over until Aoko gets an invitation to a diner as a contest winner. Kaito and Akako both believe it is a trap for Kid and decide to take actions. Kaito disguises himself as Inspector Nakamori, not knowing that the mysterious man believes that Inspector Nakamori is Kid the Phantom Thief, and walks into the trap. At the exhibit, Aoko sits into a car and switches on the engine which causes knockout gas to flow from the exhaust pipe. Aoko is knocked out and it is then that the mysterious man comes out and forces Kaito to remember a story that his mom told him of when she met his Father. Kaito realizes this man wants to make millions of dollars by selling off fake jewels, but with Aoko knocked out and with tons of guns pointed at him it looks like it could be the end for Kid the Phantom Thief and Aoko. 
10 "Phantom Lady and the Ryoma Treasure"
"Fantomu Redi to Ryoma no Otakara" (怪盗淑女と龍馬のお宝) 
December 6, 2014
The mystery man is finally revealed to be one President Gouzo. Kid unveils his guise as Inspector Nakamori and uses some gas to allow him to sneak into the car and escape. Afterward he uses some wire to tie up President Gouzo and his henchmen, and he escapes much the same way his father did when he became Kid the Phantom Thief. However Kaito chooses not to steal a kiss from Aoko. Afterwards Kaito confronts his mom on the phone, and she reveals that President Gouzo had two apprentices that are making money the same way he did. The Phantom Lady wants him to return all the counterfeit items she claimed as the Phantom Lady back to the counterfeiters, but only if they can get their just deserts in the process. As Kaito scouts the set-up he runs into none other than Conan Edogawa, but seeing the miniature detective there and knowing it will rain the next day allows a plan to form in his head. 
11 "Kid, Conan, and the Ryoma Treasure Illusion"
"Kiddo Konan no Ryōma Otakara Iryūjon" (KID コナンの龍馬お宝イリュージョン) 
December 13, 2014
Kaito learns who it is that his mother wanted to expose from the counterfeit scheme and decides to expose them by returning the fake cups, pistols, and letters that belong to the Ryomoa exhibit. His plans are put at jeopardy when Conan Edogawa appears on the scheme and a new security system is installed. Kaito carefully disguises himself as a middle-class overweight man and removes the lead from the fake pistols so he won't set off the metal detector. Next he carefully places signs on items where he his hiding the replicas, and with his butler he carefully places the replica pistols on security officers. Conan finds out that Phantom Ladies crimes have never been reported, and Kid shows Conan one of the replicas to get his mind on the right track. As the time arrives, kid appears and sets off the fire detector, causing water to wash down on everyone. Gouzo's henchmen make it look like a rare pistol was stolen just as the fake signs are discovered revealing the replicas and the warehouse where additional replicas are hidden. Conan visits with Kid afterwards and reveals he won't be turning him in his time since his mom is a Ryoma fan, at which time Kid reveals his mom was the Phantom lady to Conan. As Kaito leaves disguised as the older gentleman, he hears Aoko say some unflattering words about him which make him self-conscious. 
12 "Holy Night: Two Kid the Phantom Thieves"
"Seiya - Futari no Kaitō Kiddo" (聖夜・二人の怪盗KID) 
December 27, 2014
Three months have passed since Kid last committed a crime, and people are beginning to wonder where he has gone. A scheming store owner sends out a fake Phantom Thief Kid notice claiming that he is going to steal the stores very valuable star tree jewel, which is supposed to be donated to the orphanage after Christmas. When spectators start showing up hoping to get a glance of Kid, the store manager starts selling Kid merchandise. When the real Kid learns of the charade, despite having a cold and getting ready for a Christmas party, he decides to make the store owners wish come true. A fake Phantom Thief is hired and gets caught by the cops, but then the real Kaito shows up. He uses rockets at the base of the tree to send the tree crashing into the store, forcing the store owner to use all the money he just gained from the Kid merchandise on repairs. He then confiscates the star and vows to Detective Nakamori that they will be each other's biggest foes the rest of their lives, even if there is a bit of a lapse in time occasionally from then on out. 
13 "Get Away from Him"
"Kare kara Te o Hīte" (彼から手をひいて) 
January 10, 2015
The school class is taken on a ski trip, and the final nights exhibit is a couple's masquerade ski contest. Akako Koizumi aims to make Kaito her partner for the masquerade and even places a heart sticker on him trying to claim him as hers. However when Kaito learns that Aoko is planning on dressing up as her father and partnering with a man disguising himself as the Phantom Thief, he decides to take matters into his own hands to make sure he wins the competition and that Aoko is not left crashing in second place to Akako. 
14 "Crystal Mother"
"Kurisutaru Mazā" (クリスタル・マザー) 
January 17, 2015
Kaito and Aoko manage to get passage on the same train as the Queen of Ingram, her large jewel known as the Principality of Ingram's Crystal Mother, and her son the Prince Philip. Kaito has sent out an advance message saying he's after the jewel. After realizing the queen has a replica with her Kaito tries to figure out where the real jewel is hidden. When the Queen tricks Detective Nakamori into drinking with her the entire night Kaito realizes that his ice hasn't melted and realizes it must be the jewel. Kaito manages to steal the jewel only to be followed onto the roof by Philip and a man in black. Kaito learns the aurora stone isn't in the Crystal Mother and so he changes his focus to rescuing Prince Philip. In the end Kaito manages to get the Queen to show she isn't a strict mother but a caring mother, and he leaves the Crystal Mother in Aoko's glass. 
15 "The Princess and the Thief's Improv"
"Ōjo to Dorobō no Sokkyōgeki" (王女と泥棒の即興劇) 
January 24, 2015
When the Princess from a foreign country arrives in Japan, Kid decides to make her jewel his next target. However his job is made much harder when Detective Delon is brought in from Europe to replace Inspector Nakamori as head of security. Detective Delon shoots his rivals before asking any questions. When Kaito learns that Inspector Nakamori is about to be taken off the case, he reveals to him that a magician always has their next trick planned i advance and that a magician tricks their audience into looking elsewhere while that trick is performed. After embarrassing Detectice Delon and the European security. Kaito makes it look like Inspector Nakamori saves the jewel and leaves with a speech about how hard Inspector Nakamori is making it for him, cementing Inspector Nakamori's position on the Kid hunt crew. 
16 "Kid vs. Conan: Miraculous Airwalking"
"Kiddo VS Konan Kiseki no Kūchū Hokō" (KID VS コナン 奇跡の空中飛行) 
January 31, 2015
When an obnoxious old man issues Kid a challenge to steal his blue jewel, Kid comes up with a scheme that will make it look like he is walking on air. With the help of his Butler and Chopper #7, Kid is able to sneak through more than 20 helicopters without any of them seeing the wires attached to his back. However Kid has another challenge in the crowd that makes things difficult. None other than Detective Conan is on the scene. Conan recognizes kid impersonating the old man and waits in his escape car. When Kid tries to escape he unknowingly takes Conan with him. When Conan reveals himself, he has his tranq gun pointed right at kid. Luckily Kid has another escape planned, a trick he only uses when his fuel line gets shot by the tranq gun. 
17 "Green Dream"
"Gurīn Dorīmu" (グリーンドリーム) 
February 7, 2015
Kaito targets a jewel known as the Green Dream, which is being used in the production of a local play. In order to scout the scene he disguises himself as a part-time worker on the set. He learns that the woman playing the hero in the play is the daughter if the theater owner and that she constantly ridicules everyone around her and ad-libs so they look bad. When he learns the girl playing Servant A has memorized everyone's line but that she suffers from stage fright, he decides to turn her into the production's new star. However Inspector Nakamori has brought in a giant force of police officers and is guarding the electric room thinking Kid will use a blackout to get in and out. What he doesn't know is the extra lights on the stage have been programmed to blind the audience so Kid can make his move, but will he be able to pull everything off in time? 
18 "Golden Eye (Part 1): Chat Noir's Challenge"
"Gōruden Ai (Zenpen) Shanowāru no Chōsen" (ゴールデン・アイ《前編》 黒猫の挑戦) 
February 14, 2015
While finishing a recent heist Kid is challenged by one of France's top Phantom Thieves, Chat Noir. Chat Noir wants the two of them to try and steal the seventh jewel in the Cat's Eye collection for a local Japanese hotel. Kaito looks to refuse the challenge until Chat Noir publicizes the challenge in the Japanese and French newspapers. The hotel has been customized for easy access in but severe difficulty getting out. It has titanium wires outside the windows about the 20th floor, making escape through the windows impossible, and the elevators are going to shutdown and be trapped on the top floor at 9 p.m. Inspector Nakamori is going to be wearing the ring on his finger, and his hand will be rolled up into a fist, meaning the only way someone can get it is to chop off his finger. Kaito infiltrates the building when he comes to bring the Inspector dinner with Aoko, and he drugs a police officer so he can disguise himself as him. Kaito also gets a call from Saguru Hakuba giving him intel on what has happened after the other six cats eye jewels have been stolen, though Kaito continually denies being Kid to him. At the end both groups are shown to be in the room disguised, and the big question is who will prevail in Part 2. 
19 "Golden Eye (Part 2): Kid vs. Chat Noir: Endgame!"
"Gōruden Ai (Kōhen) Ketchaku Kiddo vs Shanowāru" (ゴールデン・アイ《後編》 決着KIDvs黒猫) 
February 21, 2015
5 minutes before the theft is supposed to occur officers begin bringing in 20 sets of floodlights supposedly at Inspector Nakamori's order. All 20 sets of floodlights are turned on causing a blackout. Chat Noir takes this time to cut off the bottom of Inspector Nakamori's tie while Kid places slides the ring in a circle around Inspector Nakamori's finger and places a dummy sticker on it. When the lights come back on Inspector Nakamori reveals his fist remained clinched tight, but when he sees the sticker he assumes the jewel was stolen, rips off the glove, and throws it on the ground. Kid picks it up before running off to change, and Ruby Jones storms off in protest over the last Cat's Eye being stolen. Kaito returns disguised as a police officer and presents a fake jewel guardian, causing them to maul the real one. Kaito uses this opportunity to escape into the elevator and climb to the top of it where no titanium wires exist. Just then he gets a phone call. Chat Noir calls to brag about how he got a fake off the Inspectors finger and she has the real one, but when he looks at it closely she realizes she has a replica. Kid reveals he stole the real ring earlier in the evening and that he knows she is Ruby Jones. He describes how he got the real on and led her into this loss. He reveals he knows that Ruby Jones's father actually created the rings and that she has been collecting them because they are fakes and she doesn't want them sold on the black market. Kid stuns her even further when he proclaims the jewel will be returned to her in 5 seconds. The jewel falls into her champagne, having been brought by Kid's associate. The police find out the jewel guardian is real and pursue Kid onto the top of the elevator, but not before someone accidentally pushes the down button seeing a fake hole Kid created. The downward pull of the elevator causes a real hole to form in the window, and Kid escapes successfully with both Kid and Chat Noir being pleased with the outcome. As the episode ends Kid announces that Chat Noir will likely never be seen again with her mission having been completed in his inner thought. 
20 "Dark Knight"
"Dāku Naito" (ダーク・ナイト) 
February 28, 2015
When Kid is unable to make a move with his hand glider due to a rainstorm, and international thief known as Nightmare appears on the scene and helps him escape. The cost of using Nightmare though has a history. Nightmare's partners typically end up dead or captured by police the next day with their half of the loot found on them. A week passes after Nightmare helps Kid escape and Inspector Nakamori calls Kaito in to inspect the tricks he has to trap Kid as he attempts to steal the rare black opal jewels. Kaito finds no flaws in the plan. During the process he meets Interpol agent Chuck Connery and his son Kenta Connery. Kenta suffers from a rare brain disease that could lead to his death if it isn't treated. Chuck has promised Kenta that if Nightmare is stopped they will be able to treat the disease, but until then he must travel the world looking for a way to stop him. Kenta is being taken care of by a Japanese orphanage and has snuck out to tell his father the orphanage has found someone to take care of the disease. Before he can do so though his father sends him out with Aoko. While leaving with Aoko, Kaito receives word that Saguru Hakuba has returned to Japan and is making his way to the scene. Kaito calls the driver and pretends to be Inspector Nakamori, insuring that Hakuba won't be present when his magic show begins. That night Kaito transforms into Kid and takes out the museum's head of security. He does one final check of the case as the head of security before placing the jewels in the case. The lights go out, and when the emergency lights are turned on the jewels appear to be floating in the water. Kid, as the head of security, inspects the jewels and reveals they are fakes. He takes them to dispose of them just before Harukba arrives. Harukba inspects the case and finds a see through glass has been placed inside the case, which caused the appearance of the jewels to be floating. Inspector Nakamori then gets word the head of security has been found knocked out. He tells his officers to look for the imposter, but Harukuba tells him to change his plan and head toward where Chuck Connery said to meet him at because Kid will have escaped on his hang glider. Kid arrives at the rendezvous point and reveals that Nightmare is Chuck Connery. He gives Chuck both of the opals and Chuck threatens to shoot him, because his identity has been discovered. However Kenta had seen his father driving away from the scene and had him followed. His father hears his voice calling out for him and loses his balance at the edge of the cliff. Kid tries to save him, but Chuck refuses to give up the opals and falls to his death. The police arrive and praise Chuck as a hero while his son mourns after seeing his father has died. Before his son sees him, Kid uses his card gun to shoot away the Nightmare mask so his son doesn't know his father was Nightmare. Kid and Harukuba walk away from the scene knowing the truth. Chuck was Nightmare trying to save his sons life. 
21 "Kid VS Conan: Teleportation Under The Moonlight"
"Kiddo VS Konan Gekka no Shunkan Idō" (KIDvsコナン 月下の瞬間移動) 
March 7, 2015
When an obnoxious old man issues Kid a challenge to steal his purple gemmed sandal, Kid comes up with a scheme that will make it look like he is porting as if he teleported. With the help of his Butler and Amount of Observers, Kid is able to sneak through more than 2000 pesple without any of them seeing the scheme attached to the stage. However Kid has another challenge in the crowd that makes things difficult. None other than Detective Conan is on the scene. Conan recognizes kid deceiving the old trick and makes his escape way. When Kid tries to escape he unknowingly meets Conan waiting him. When Conan reveals himself, he announced the trick that is done by kid. Luckily Kid has another escape planned, a trick he only uses when his helper get helped from the trap of the stage. 
22 "Red Tear"
"Reddo Tiā" (レッド.ティアー) 
March 14, 2015
Kaito cancels his heist of the Red Tear after remembering his father telling him the secret to the gem. However, Kaito runs into the gem's owner, Jody Hopper, and sees Snake following her. Deducing the organization is after the gem, Kaito attends Jody's magic show and protects her from the organization. After successful eluding Snake, Kaito reveals when the gem is shone with light from fire, the gem emits pictures of Jody's childhood and a message from her grandfather telling her to regain her love for magic regardless of her parent's death. 
23 "Midnight Crow (Part 1): His Name is Phantom Thief Corbeau!"
"Middonaito Kurō (Zenpen) Sono Na wa Kaitō Korubō!" (真夜中の烏 《前編》 その名は怪盗コルボー!) 
March 21, 2015
24 "Midnight Crow (Part 2): Clash! Black or White!?"
"Middonaito Kurō (Kōhen) Gekitotsu! Shiro ka Kuro ka!?" (真夜中の烏 《後編》 激突!白か黒か!?) 
March 28, 2015


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