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Magic Kaito 1412 to Join Crunchyroll Simulcast Schedule!

Magic Kaito 1412 Series PosterThe news many had been anticipating leading up to its initial premiere has finally come: Crunchyroll has picked up Magic Kaito 1412 to simulcast alongside Detective Conan.

Episodes one through four of the solo Kaitou Kid series are already available for streaming in the U.S. and Canada. New episodes of the series will be added every Saturday at 7:00 AM EST, with two episodes being uploaded each week until the service is  caught up.

A synopsis for the series from Crunchyroll is replicated below:

When Kaito Kuroba‘s father dies under mysterious circumstances, he finds out 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 jewel that grants immortality.

He vows to stop the organization from obtaining the gem, and assumes his father’s identity. 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. Kaito researches and steals famous priceless gems with interesting histories from incredibly well-defended areas, but always returns them after the very next full moon.

Source: Crunchyroll

Magic Kaito 1412 Episodes 7 through 10 Confirmed; “Phantom Lady” to Be Adapted for the First Time

As a follow-up to the recent confirmation of the first six episodes of Magic Kaito 1412, episodes seven through ten have also been confirmed:

Nov 15—Ep 7 / Based on Chapter 4
“Kuroba Kaito’s Busy Holiday”

Nov 22—Ep 8 / Based on Chapter 10
“The Adult’s Charm”

Nov 29—Ep 9 / Based on Chapters 29-30
“Phantom Lady”

Dec 6—Ep 10 / Based on Chapters 29-30*

This batch will include the first ever adaptation of the “Phantom Lady” two-parter from the Magic Kaito manga. Additionally, episode ten’s title of “Ryoma” suggests it will incorporate elements from the Conan and Kid showdown from the main Detective Conan series. Whether or not it will be a retelling from Kid’s point of view is not yet confirmed.

Special thanks to Conan#1

Opening 39 to Begin Early with Episode 757

Detective Conan Episode 757 Thumbnail NTVAccording to a program listing on NTV’s website, the episode airing November 1st will come with the premiere of the series’ thirty-ninth opening: “Dynamite” by Mai Kuraki. It was previously announced that the song would be the theme song to the upcoming two-hour special The Disappearance of Edogawa Conan ~The Two Worst Days in History~ when it premieres in December. This marks a notably short run for the current opening– “Greed” by newcomers KNOCK OUT MONKEY–which will be replaced after appearing in only twelve episodes.

Special thanks to Conan#1 for the tip


Conan & Kindaichi DS Translation Subsite Open: Full English Release Expected in December

TestWe have long been preparing our translation for one of our most challenging and ambitious projects: a complete English localization of the Nintendo DS video game Detective Conan & Kindaichi Case Files: Chance Encounter of 2 Great Detectives.

We are nearly at the point where we can finally make it available to everyone to enjoy. The game has required more time than virtually any other endeavor we have ever tackled, with a script as long as all of the Detective Conan movies combined. Coupling that with disassembling all of the game data and reworking all of the game’s graphics into English has been a monumental task, but we are doing our best to meet everyone’s expectations.

For more information on the game, check out the new Conan & Kindaichi Subsite. There, you can learn how you will be able to play as well as check out screenshots and videos from the history of the project.

Our current estimated window for release is DECEMBER 2014. Stay tuned for more information as we continue working toward our targeted date and feel free to discuss the project on our forums in the designated discussion topic.

Detective Conan Kindaichi Cast Portrait

Latest Detective Conan Episodes to be Simulcast Subtitled on Crunchyroll! [UPDATE]

Crunchy Roll Case ClosedAt long last, it has been announced that all new episodes of Detective Conan will be simultaneously streamed around the time of their Japanese airing on Crunchyroll. The episodes will be available to viewers in the United States and Canada, subtitled in English.

Their press release is reproduced below:

One of the announcements from Crunchyroll’s NYCC panel this morning was the addition of Case Closed, AKA Great Detective Conan. More information is coming, but for now you can get ready to add more whoddunnits to your weeks in the future with simulcast episodes of the long-running mystery anime.

Case Closed will be available in the United States and Canada.

Based on the Weekly Shonen Sunday manga by Gosho Aoyama—which has been serialized since 1994, racking up 85 volumes and counting along the way—the Case Closed anime series has quite the history behind it. It’s been running since 1996, and soon you’ll be able to catch the latest episodes on Crunchyroll.

UPDATE: A further post on the Crunchyroll website has clarified that they will only be streaming the latest simulcast episodes at this time, meaning back catalogue episodes are not currently included. It is currently unknown which episode count will be used (as the original Case Closed localization split specials into multiple half-hour parts and counted each as a separate episode), though it would stand to reason the Japanese episode numbers are most likely. It is likewise unconfirmed whether Crunchyroll will utilize the Case Closed dub names or not, but precedent suggests the Japanese names will remain intact.

As stated in the update, however, the exact start date has not yet been revealed:

And now for a title that many of you have been asking for, Case Closed, known in Japan as Detective Conan, will finally be making its simulcast debut here on Crunchyroll for members in the USA and Canada! Details on air times will be announced later, and we will be only streaming the simulcast episodes at this time.

Kayumi Iemasa, Voice Actor of James Black, Passes Away at 80

Kayumi Iemasa James BlackVoice actor Kayumi Iemasa, who portrayed a litany of iconic anime characters, passed away on September 30th at 80 years old. His career spanned decades, with performances as hundreds of recognizable characters in many, many successful series. Conan fans will recognize him as the voice of FBI head agent James Black, a role he performed from 2001 all the way to this year’s movie Dimensional Sniper. He also had a cameo role in the previous year’s crossover film Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan: The Movie.

Unfortunately, it is expected that his performance in the eighteenth movie was his last recorded contribution to the Conan series.

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork

First Six Magic Kaito Episodes Confirmed: “Hustler vs. Magician” & “Black Star” Included

Magic Kaito 1-6 Episode ScheduleHot on its premiere one week ago, we now have confirmation of what to expect in the the first six episodes of the new Magic Kaito 1412 anime series:

Oct 4—Ep 1 / Based on Chapter 1
“The Revived Phantom Thief Kid”

Oct 11—Ep 2 / Based on Chapter 19
“Blue Birthday”

Oct 19—Ep 3 / Based on Chapter 13
“Hustler vs. Magician”

Oct 26—Ep 4 / Based on Chapter 15
“A Great Detective in Broad Daylight”

Nov 1—Ep 5  / Based on Chapter 6
“The Scarlet Temptress”

Nov 8—Ep 6 / Based on Chapters 23-24
“Black Star”

While almost all have been touched upon in the former Magic Kaito/Kid the Phantom Thief series, the third episode, “Hustler vs. Magician”, scheduled for October 19th will be seeing an adaptation for the first time.

The episode airing on November 8th entitled “Black Star” will be an adaptation of later chapters that were previously adapted as the first part of Detective Conan episode 219, a two hour special by the title “Gathering of the Great Detectives”.

Source: Baidu

Special thanks to Conan#1

Movie 18 Rental DVD Out Thursday, Retail DVD & Blu-ray Available November 26th & More News

Tsutaya M18 Video Banner

The eighteenth Detective Conan movie, Dimensional Sniper, that opened in Japanese theaters back in April and in other territories in the months since will be available at retail outlets on both DVD & Blu-ray beginning November 26th in Japan. However, the customary early rental period for the DVD version will begin this Thursday, October 2nd.

In accordance with past years, the retail version will be available in both standard and limited edition forms on both DVD & Blu-ray. The limited editions contain similar extras to past releases, including a special sleeve case and second bonus disc with unannounced extras. All four include a postcard featuring art from the movie drawn by Gosho Aoyama.

Magic Kaito Blu-ray Normal Edition CoverAccording to the same listing on Tsutaya, the first two of four tentatively-titled “Treasured Selections” will be issued on Blu-ray beginning December 26th and followed by two more on January 23rd. No further details are currently available as to what this entails, but early indications are they will feature select episodes from the TV series making their Blu-ray debut.

Lastly, the previously reported Blu-ray version of the earlier Magic Kaito anime series will be issued in a standard Blu-ray edition beginning October 17th. Unlike the previous pressing that was limited to 1412 copies and contained numerous extras, this set will contain only the episodes and will be priced at 11,412 yen.

Source: Tsutaya & Being GIZA

Thanks to bluesun for his contributions to this article