If I can only pick one anime to watch for the rest of my life, it would be Kaitou Joker. I will not regret those words.
Let me start with QUEEN is really CUTE and PRETTY, and my most favorite anime girl ever. I AM IN LOVE WITH QUEEN !!! Her diamond eyes are so attractive and her design just sings cute cute and cute. In the first season, she don't debut until episode 8 if you waiting for her, and at the start she is filled with hatred because of Professor Clover, so no diamond eyes yet.
Since this is Season 1 review, I'll give
an introduction to Kaitou Joker. It is the trollest anime I've ever seen and it is also a children's show. WOW, I did not know I'd be loving it that much! The anime opening is really addicting, and troll XD Sai Sai Hai Hai, can't stop listening to it yup LOL
Things get deadly, even braver than Magic Kaito. There's a really good villain here, Shadow Joker under Professor Clover and the plot, really good, finishes in Season 2. I will talk more about Professor Clover in the Season 2 review.
I've seen both Kaitou Joker and Magic Kaito, on paper they're similar, but are different. Magic Kaito is putting on a magic show, stealing under police surveillance, then doing a disappearing act using smokescreens and disguises.
Kaitou Joker is more fancy and creative being the miracle maker the anime is themed about. Joker is not afraid of being caught or arrested, in fact unlike Kaito Kid he don't need to hide his real identity, he's a full time Kaitou thief living on an airship lol. Joker is much bolder with entrance and escape, there is lots of trolling and fun. Joker likes to disguise a FAKE DOUBLE of people and the stuff he trying to steal in his tricks to confuse. Using a gimmicky tool, Joker cleverly camouflages, pulls off switcheroos, creates distractions, and uses mind tricks to fool people. Joker comes up with brilliant ideas even when things look bad. Kaitou Joker is putting on a game, a challenge.
As a person I'm also trolly, that's why seeing Joker trolling so hard when stealing is really hilarious. Joker is trolly with his friends too even when they need help, but he's joking. He would help them, just not out of the reason to be helping. He is takes pride as Kaitou Joker with playing cards as main weapon, would never give up, and is simply the best troll.
Spade is super cool and is as good at the heist as Joker and he is handsome. He's another Kaitou trained also by the same master Silver Heart and plays as Joker's rival and ally with great enough skills to outsmart him. His assistant Dark Eye and Joker's assistant Hachi also have their competition who can be the better assistant. Spade uses an ice gun and his appearance always makes the episode more interesting.
I've talked about Queen in the beginning, she is a villain in this season because of a misunderstanding, but is really a sweet girl. Queen, Spade, and Joker were all friends trained under Silver Heart in the past. She has a diamond sword that is her favorite weapon. Right now she got the angry eyes, but until we see Queen happy again with her diamond eyes, her hatred and struggling side was also good to see. We know it's flat to see a cute girl just being the good and cute girl, even if she is cute lol This is a little out of topic, but from the SukaSuka anime, I was happily surprised to see a picture of Rhantolk crying, cause she is a strong girl, the crying side is cute XD
I will be writing reviews for the remaining Kaitou Joker seasons as well. I love Queen and Kaitou Joker from the bottom of my heart. If you are a Kaitou Joker fan, you are welcome to be my friend :D
Honestly, I freaking love this. Although others compare it to Magic kaito, it isn't the freaking same! Just because both are phantom thieves doesn't make them copy cat one another..
Kaitou joker is a thrilling, comedic relief, adventurous anime that will set you on your toes to cheer for Joker. Although this anime may not seem ideal for those who are looking for a more "mature and serious" atmosphere, the anime does have its serious moments. Joker is a magician who has a lot of tricks up his sleeve, from balloon gums to flashing cards and joker's funny disguises, there are even times where he
runs out of items to showcase his tricks.. Joker with his sidekick Hachi they embark on adventures to steal the finest artworks..and treasures, in the while they find old friends and defeat the rich who are up to no good.
The art is adorable and very animated. Not stiff. I quite like the art style. Sometimes there may be a mistake (joker going out in disguise in public) or missing a mark, but rarely do they appear and because of all the things going on it's easy to overlook it.
Sound. Can I just say how much I love the opening? I sing to it. It's very catchy and makes you want to dance. Also there are a couple seasons so you can check up on those too.
I love jokers voice acting as well. As well as the other characters Hachi, Spade, and Queen. Their voices match up to their character.
Characters: the characters each have their own story to them and it is interesting. Joker, queen and Spade are childhood friends who share their story of becoming phantom thieves. They often appear as well, but they are no companions most of the time. Because Hachi is the main sidekick. The villains are your typical rich guys-but since it's a gag, they are more comedic.
Overall, I really liked this. And I watched all the seasons which I recommend you do if you are taking up this anime because it makes it EVEN better.
I've found this anime by random chance, and got attracted to it due to its art style, that it is kinda good for the target audience, kids.
The story on show is episodic, but vaguely connected as the plot advances to expand on the characters. The structure on the episodes it's usually that the main characters plan a heist, announce it into advance and then execute.
The way the heist is realized is usually with disguises, dispositives and gadgets, but it always amuse the viewer. The humour/comedy is the kind of thing that works for kid shows, like the sidekick getting mad at the protagonist because he
doesn't clean his room, or the antagonist hitting his head in a sign while climbing a train on movement. Simple humour but it works.
The art style is clearly focused on kids, with strong colors and characters with a good shounen style - colorful costumes and identifiable symbols. The sound has a good work by the voice actors, and the effects are good as expected.
The characters are as good as a shounen kids show is - have some flaws so you can identify, but are really good on what the show proposes. They are funny, and some with a small sad backstory, but all in a good mood.
Overall, I would recommend this show if you are looking for a simple, cheerful anime but with the protagonist winning by using his wits instead of super-powers or magic.
Joker is about said Phantom thief who travels the globe in search for treasure to steal, but he always sends an advanced notice so it's fair challenge between him and the current owner of the treasure.(it's still stealing though). What I like about joker is that this is an episodic anime, anime usually has story progression in every episode unless it's has filler or is poorly written but this series is like an action cartoon like Miraculous Ladybug or Danny Phantom where there are stand alone adventures but They also have episodes with story progression. It's a nice change of pace considering it's anime. I
also like the fact that it takes place all around the world And they use that to there advantage like an episode in Greece has Medusa guarding the treasure, in France they fight a painter who can bring paintings to life and in the middle of the ocean they engaged pirates. Not every treasure has be based on a specific place to stand out like the golden Egg or the ones from there flash back episodes. The show's color-scheme matches it tones great with flashy colors too. Any flaws I have is that Joker can kind of be a dick sometimes but it never that bad and some jokes don't always hit. Still I recommend it a lot.