The premiere of Kaitou Kid’s all new anime series Magic Kaito 1412 is right around the corner, with the first episode hitting the airwaves on October 4th. The series will run concurrently with Conan for a total of 24 episodes.
Thus far, very little information has been released indicating what the series will cover. Whether we will see adaptations, re-adaptations of the old Kid manga cases, or anime originals is thus far unconfirmed although an adaptation of 2011’s two-part manga flashback story introducing the “Phantom Lady” seems primed for inclusion. It was also previously revealed that certain events from Kid’s appearances in Conan will be shown from his perspective as well this time around.
It was recently announced that the opening theme for the series is to be “Kimi no Matsu Sekai” by debut girl group LAGOON. Another new group, REVALCY, will be providing the ending theme, titled “WHITE of CRIME”. Both songs will be released as singles on November 26th. Unlike with Conan in which most artists until recently have been signed to Being GIZA, both of the aforementioned acts are represented by Sony Music Japan.
Lastly, broadcaster YTV’s official English portal now includes the following synopsis for potential international distribution partners:
Kaito Kuroba is a seventeen-year-old high school student who is an adept magician due to the influence of his father, Toichi Kuroba who died mysteriously. Eight years after his father’s death, Kaito discovers a secret room in his home that was set up by his father to reveal itself on that very day. Finding Kid the Phantom Thief’s gadgets and costume in the room, Kaito dons the disguise and decides to confront Kid who has recently resurfaced after his eight years of absence. Kaito discovers Kid to be Konosuke Jii, his father’s butler, who ascertains Toichi was the first Kid the Phantom Thief. Jii reveals he took on the role as Kid to lure out Toichi’s murderer. Upon learning that his father was murdered, Kaito continues the role of Kid the Phantom Thief as he searches for his father’s killer.
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