Ranked #421

Magic Kaito

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kaito Kid, Majikku Kaito, Kaitou Kid, Magic Kaitou, Detective Conan Special: Secret Birth of Kaito Kid, Kaitou Kid Tanjou no Himitsu
Japanese: まじっく快斗


Type: Special
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2010 to Dec 29, 2012
Producers: TMS Entertainment
Source: Unknown
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.091 (scored by 7,364 users)
Ranked: #4212
Popularity: #1691
Members: 19,767
Favorites: 167
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Kaito Kuroba, a normal teenage student whose father is often absent for vaguely defined reasons. When his father dies under mysterious circumstances, he is made aware of his father's secret identity; a famous international criminal known as International Criminal 1412: the Phantom Thief, and that he was murdered by a mysterious organization for refusing to aid them in retrieving the "Pandora Gem"; a mystical stone said to shed a "tear" during the passing of a particular comet, the consumption of which bestows immortality. He vows to prevent the organization from gaining immortality, and assumes his father's 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, and always returns them after the very next full moon.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kuroba, Kaito
Kuroba, Kaito
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Nakamori, Aoko
Nakamori, Aoko
Fujimura, Ayumi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Nakamori, Ginzo
Nakamori, Ginzo
Ishizuka, Unshou
Ishizuka, Unshou
Edogawa, Conan
Edogawa, Conan
Takayama, Minami
Takayama, Minami


Hirano, Toshiki
Hirano, Toshiki
Nagasaki, Yukio
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Sanpei, Hijiri
Sanpei, Hijiri
Episode Director
Yoshinaga, Aya
Yoshinaga, Aya

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Rebirth of the Phantom Thief
Yomigaeru Kaitou (蘇る怪盗)
Apr 17, 2010
2 Kaitou Kid's Busy Date
Kaitou Kid no Isogashi Date (怪盗キッドの忙しいデート)
Aug 6, 2011
3 The Princess Likes Magic a Lot
Oujo-sama wa Magic ga Osuki (王女様はマジックがお好き)
Aug 13, 2011
4 The Witch Doesn't Shed Tears
Majo wa Namida wo Kobosanai (魔女は涙をこぼさない)
Sep 24, 2011
5 The Blue Birthday of Fate
Unmei no Blue Birthday (運命のブルーバースデー)
Oct 29, 2011

Opening Theme

#1: "Misty Mystery" by GARNET CROW (eps 2-6)
#2: "Kimi no Namida ni Konna ni Koi Shiteru (君の涙にこんなに恋してる)" by Natsu Iro (なついろ) (eps 7-12)

Ending Theme

#1: "Pilgrim (ピルグリム)" by B'z (eps 2-3)
#2: "Your Best Friend" by Mai Kuraki (eps 4-6)
#3: "Koi ni Koishite (恋に恋して)" by Mai Kuraki (eps 7-12)

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May 5, 2013
It's a work of art!

There's a reason why this Ova has a higher rating than the original series. Detective Conan is great but it lacks the flair that only KAITOU KID can do. DC is based on murders and crimes but this OVA is more on the background of our favorite thief. We get to know the makings of KAITOU.

Story 9/10

It's beautiful, it's intriguing and it leaves you laughing or awing. The story of a Thief who hunts down the truth. It's simple but his life is complicated. Just like a roller coaster (watch it and you'll be drawn in)

Art 9/10

It was a great change read more
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Apr 30, 2010
This anime special is an excellent addition to the Detective Conan universe. As a fan of Detective Conan, I enjoyed this in-depth look into the workings of Kaito Kid. It really explains, sort of, why he is the way he is and the reasons for him choosing this path. Unfortunately only one episode has been released so I can't say if the story will be as engaging as Detective Conan, but it looks promising.
The artwork is excellent, in my opinion, and the characters are promising if you haven't already read the manga. I feel any Detective Conan fan will really enjoy this expansion should it read more
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May 10, 2013
Kaito Kid revolutionized the art of theft. He steals priceless gems in front of the police’s face like a magic show. The police hate him, but the people love him. He is glamorous in his ways of stealing. Brilliant entrance! Brilliant escape! The police aren’t dumb, but they get played like fools by Kaito Kid. Kaito Kid is the magician of the sky. Watch Magic Kaito and see what a great thief is like.
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Both series are about master thieves & their attempts to steal high-value targets. 
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Both are about a phantom thief stealing things while being hunted by the police. The main characters act a little similar during the heist but their motives are a bit different. In both, however, the life as a thief runs in their family.
Both shows involve romance but it's more of a subplot in Magic Kaito and plays a more important role in D.N.Angel. They have supernatural elements as well, though more so in D.N.Angel.
D.N.Angel is a bit darker while Magic Kaitou tries to be more comic.  
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Boys that take their JOURNEY with a big smile accomplishing LOTS OF FUN !!! 
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Cat's Eye is a female lead while Magic Kaito is a male lead BUT
Both involves thieves...
Both involves the disappearance/death of their fathers...
Both love interests are somewhat involved in catching them...
Both involves great logic and reasoning...
Both awesome shows!!! xD 
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Gaiking is powerful. Magic Kaito is beautiful.

Gaiking will give you the best mecha battle you'll ever see with flame burning soul, boss robot Gaiking with SUPER AWESOME MOVES.


Magic Kaito will give you the best magic show you'll ever see with his handsomeness, brilliantness, charmingness and SUPER AWESOME MOVES.

Time after time, I will continue recommend these 2 anime because they are just so AWESOMEEE !!! 
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-Overall plot is almost exactly the same.
-Both involve stealing
-Both involve disguising with an identity
-Both involve romance
You get the point 
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