Once again, Kaitou Kid has a target in mind: the Crystal Mother, Europe's largest topaz owned by Queen Selizabeth of the Principality of Ingram. He intends to steal this jewel while the Queen is stuck on a train from Tokyo to Osaka. However, Kid's abilities are put to the test, as the Queen has already concealed the gem somewhere aboard the train.
Conan Edogawa, who is among train's passengers, suspects an attack from the phantom thief and begins investigating on his own, while Inspector Ginzou Nakamori is ready for a new confrontation against the elusive jewelry robber.
I am a huge Kaitou Kid fan so I was very happy to see an OVA that featured Kaitou and had Conan as a background character. I loved the story, it was believable and everything fit in place nicely. The story flowed smoothly and it was nice seeing Kaitou's thinking process.
The art is very typical Detective Conan and like a normal episode of the tv series.
Like the art the music is also typical of Detective Conan and it fits the story well.
If you are a Conan fan then you will most likely be disappointed since he is not center stage for this OVA. Instead Kaitou Kid along with Aoko, Inspector Nakamori, a queen, and young prince are the main characters fort he OVA. The story did a good job explaining the background of the queen and young prince in the short amount of time and also showed believable growth for both the queen and her son.
I loved Kaitou Kid so I enjoyed this OVA immensely. I would love to see the young prince return in a future OVA since he was adorable.
The story here is a pretty standard Kaitou Kid heist tale, but I feel like it's characters are well presented, and really bring some life to the story. The story pushes Conan into the background and focuses on Kid as the protagonist, but I found that to be more interesting, to be honest. There's also a pretty good twist on the story that I won't spoil here, but it was a good change of pace.
The art is about on-par with the early Detective Conan TV series. It's good, I enjoy the character designs, and everything moves well enough... but there isn't any overly impressive or flashy sequences. Above average and gets the job done, but it's nothing special overall.
Audio is about the same, but it's boosted a little bit higher because of the great soundtrack and solid voice cast.
The returning cast are just as fun as they are in the main series, but the new characters that were introduced for this OVA are also fairly well done, which was surprising. All of the new characters don't really have the time to get too well developed over the course of 25 minutes, but the OVA still tries to give them a little bit of depth. By the end of it, I still managed to enjoy the moments the new characters had on screen... and I'd definitely like to see some of them return in future episodes.
Overall, I really enjoyed this OVA. Parts of it definitely seemed somewhat average, but it really shined in other parts. Out of the Detective Conan OVAs I've seen (That is, the first four), It's definitely my favorite so far.