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

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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

The Disappearance of Edogawa Conan TV Special in December, Mai Kuraki Providing Theme

Thanks to the new issue of Shounen Sunday, the two-hour anime special The Disappearance of Edogawa Conan ~The Worst Two Days in History~ finally has a rough airdate. This “special collaboration” project will air this December on NTV & YTV’s special Friday Road Show block.

Originally teased one year ago in December 2013, the plot of the special is a Conan-infused version of the 2012 Japanese comedy film Kagi Dorobo no Method (The Key Thief’s Method). Kenji Uchida, the director on the original film, collaborated with Gosho Aoyama to craft the crossover work that essentially works Conan and various characters in the series into the plot of the film, which originally involved a fall in a bathhouse that gave one of the primary characters amnesia—a role now assumed by Conan himself.

The special is to be directed by former Conan movie director Yasuichiro Yamamoto, who has worked on various projects for the franchise in his career. In addition to stints helming the TV series, he was also the director responsible for movies Magician of the Silver Sky in 2004 through the fourteenth movie The Lost Ship in the Sky in 2010. From there, he took on a supervising role for the fifteenth and sixteenth movies.

Additionally, Mai Kuraki will provide a special theme song for the occasion, entitled “Dynamite”. The song will first be found on her upcoming greatest hits album Mai Kuraki BEST 151A -LOVE & HOPE-due out on November 12. The release also includes a great deal of songs familiar to Conan fans, including “Secret of my heart”, “Time after time”, “TRY AGAIN”, “Revive”, and “always”.

Source: Baidu, AnimeNewsNetwork & Mai Kuraki Official Website

Magic Kaito 1412 Trailer, Details, and Themes Revealed

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.

Thanks to Conan #1 and Skyechan for the tips!

New Magic Kaito Chapters in October, Conan Manga Goes on Hiatus

mkFollowing the announcement of a Magic Kaito anime series adaptation a few weeks ago, Shonen Sunday’s latest issue is reporting that a new Magic Kaito story spanning 3 chapters will be published in October from the 44th to the 46th issue of the magazine. This will be the first Magic Kaito story to be published in 3 years. The latest volume was released in 2007.

Consequently, Detective Conan will be going on hiatus for several weeks. After File 908’s publication next week, no new file will be released until the end of October.

Magic Kaito 1412 Voice Cast Revealed

magickaito1412voiceactorsannouncementThe upcoming anime series featuring Kaito Kid in the limelight recently had its final title revealed: Magic Kaito 1412. As previously reported, the series will premiere on October 4th at 5:30 PM on NTV/YTV just before and on the same channel as Detective Conan.

Little is known about the actual plot of the series thus far. What has been revealed is that not only will the usual Kid mainstays appear, including childhood friend Aoko, her father Inspector Nakamori, the witch Akako, and rival Hakuba, at least one other cameo has been confirmed: Conan himself will also be making appearances. One intriguing direction for future episodes was previously revealed when it was mentioned that Magic Kaito 1412 would be showcasing events featured in the Detective Conan anime and manga but from Kid’s perspective instead.

While many familiar faces to Magic Kaito fans will be returning in this series, most of the voice actors have been changed—presumably due to the change in production studios and the increased workload due to going from occasional appearances in Conan to an infrequent guest series and now to a full-time solo series. Kappei Yamaguchi, who has voiced both Shinichi and Kid in the Detective Conan anime, movies, and OVAs from the beginning, will be reprising the lead role. However, most of the other roles have been re-cast.

Aoko will now be voiced by newcomer Mao Ichimichi. Aoko’s role had first been filled by Minami Takayama—Conan’s own voice actress—during earlier appearances including in Conan‘s fourth OVA and in episode 219. Akako, who once was voiced by Haibara’s voice actress Megumi Hayashibara in the character’s showing in the Conan series, will be voiced in this new rendition by Eri Kitamura. Hakuba will also be returning, but the role has now been given to Mamoru Miyano. The character had originally been covered by Akira Ishida in his only movie appearance (The Private Eyes’ Requiem), as well as both episodes in which he appeared in Conan (episodes 219 and 479) and the bout of episodes he made appearances for the previous Magic Kaito series.

Source: Anime News Network

New Anime Themes Compilation Announced

The latest compilation of music from the anime series has been announced and collects opening and ending themes from the previous collection’s release in 2011 to now. Titled THE BEST OF DETECTIVE CONAN 5, the release will come in both a CD-only and a special CD and DVD package that features creditless versions of the included openings and endings.

The CD edition will retail for 3,200 yen, while the CD and DVD package will cost 3,600 yen. Both will be available beginning October 22nd in Japan.

Track listing order to be announced

  • Butterfly Core — VALSHE
  • Q&A—B’z
  • TRY AGAIN—Mai Kuraki
  • Kimi no Namida ni Konnani Koshiteru—Natsu Iro
  • Miss Mystery—BREAKERZ
  • Misty Mystery—GARNET CROW
  • Ima Aitakute—DAIGO
  • Kimi no Egao ga Nani Yori mo Sukidatta—Chicago Poodle
  • Hitomi no Melody—BOYFRIEND
  • Koi ni Koishite—Mai Kuraki
  • Overwrite—BREAKERZ
  • Kanashi Hodo Kyou no Yuhi Kirei da ne—grram
  • Your Best Friend—Mai Kuraki
  • Pilgrim—B’z

Source: Being GIZA

Magic Kaito Anime’s Premiere Date Revealed

mkThe premiere date for the Magic Kaito anime series has finally been revealed in the October issue of the Shounen Sunday Super magazine. The anime will air every Saturday at 5.30 pm on NTV/YTV right before the Conan anime starting October 4th. No additional information is given regarding the number of episodes planned. However, the magazine does mention that the anime will be a “completely new work” and that Conan will be appearing.

In addition, the the YTV website has just been updated and mentions that the anime series will be entitled Magic Kaito 1412 and, as an original work,  will have scenes of Kaitô Kid in Detective Conan but from the perspective of Kid himself.

Source:  Anime News Network


Detective Conan Opening Ratings: The Results!

The polls are closed on the community ratings for the Detective Conan anime openings and the results are in! Many of them were surprisingly close and had to be settled by tiebreakers (entries that received the most 5-star votes were given ranking preference).

See how your favorites and not-so-favorites did below:


We will open another poll seeking ratings in the near future. Keep an eye out, and thanks for participating thus far!

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