Magic Kaito 1412: A story about thieves, magicians and secret organizations. A main character with a very cool character design and very compelling backstory. How to lead a double life and avoid the police when you’re trying to avenge your father’s death by being a thief using magic tricks? Mystery, action and comedy are ensured.
In a Nutshell
Kaito Kuroba is a 17 year old student. He likes playing magic tricks and he wants to be a magician, just like his deceased father. He lives a pretty normal life along his best friend and romantic interest, Aoko Nakamori. That’s until one day, where he decides to face the famous thief, Kaito Kid, and ends up finding out a shocking truth. From that day, he leads a double life as a high school student by day and a magic thief by night. Will he be able to defeat the secret organization without no one finding out who he really is?
Meet the Characters
Kaito Kuroba is the lead character. He’s funny, very smart and he’s a gentleman with everyone except for Aoko (we wonder why?). He’s the famous phantom thief Kaito Kid by night. He loves playing magic tricks and he’s very brave. He’s really scared of fish, though.
Aoko Nakamori is Kaito’s childhood friend and romantic interest. She has a very temperamental personality and, much like Kaito, she’s secretely in love with her friend but keeps fighting with him all the time. She lives with her father, inspector Nakamori. She hates Kaito Kid for always mocking her father.
Ginzo, best known as Inspector Nakamori, is the father of Aoko. He works for the Tokyo police and dedicates all his time and efforts to catch Kaito Kid. Nakamori is usually very self-confident thinking that, this time, his plan will finally work and he’ll finally catch Kaito Kid. But obviously that never happens.
Akako is a witch that uses black magic. She’s incredibly attractive and makes all boys fall in love with her. All except one… Kaito. She’s the only one that knows Kaito’s true identity. She’s got evil motives and she can’t cry, because if she does she’ll lose her powers.
Hakuba is a young detective, just like Shinichi Kudo and Heiji Hattori on Detective Conan. He’s from England. Hi main goal is to catch Spider, an assassin that works in the secret organization. He’s obsessed with time and he’s always counting down the hours, minutes and exact seconds until something happens.
A brief history of Magic Kaito 1412: the When, Where and How
Magic Kaito is a manga that was created by Gosho Aoyama, best known for his other work, Detective Conan. Magic Kaito started being serialised in 1987 and has released 4 volumes until now. Another series of TV specials called Magic Kaito aired from 2010 to 2012. Magic Kaito 1412 was released by A-1 Pictures and will consist of 24 episodes. Kaito Kid is also a story that forms part of the Detective Conan universe.
Why it’s awesome
Pretty much for the same reason as Detective Conan. Magic Kaito 1412 is able to create that atmosphere that just makes you want to live in Japan and deal with thieves and assassins in mysterious cases. And this show is specially interesting because the protagonist seems to be the villain. And I say “seems to be” beacuse there are many facets: the police, Kaito Kid, the secret organization, Spider, Akako’s magic powers… There are so many things going on!
You’ll also love the relationship between Kaito and Aoko. They’re the cutest because they like each other, but instead of showing it, they just spend all the time fighting. But you can tell that, at the end of the day, they really care for each other.
The contrast between Kaito Kuroba and Kaito Kid is also very interesting. While Kaito Kid is usually mysterious, intelligent and a gentleman (and that’s also how he’s portrayed in Detective Conan and why he’s considered the coolest character), Kaito Kuroba is a more childish, dorky, scared-of-fish type of person. In fact, my brother told me he didn’t want to watch this show because he didn’t want his idea of Kaito Kid to be ruined!
Overall, this is a very good show. It’s very short, and either if you start with Magic Kaito (2012) or Magic Kaito 1412 (2014) you’ll end up loving it because it’s entertaining, easy to watch and full of golden moments!
|Show Quality||7’5 / 10|
|Show Longevity||5/ 10|
|Fandom||8 / 10|
|Show – Fandom Relationship||8 / 10|
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