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TV Special The Revived Phantom Thief
Title: The Revived Phantom Thief
Japanese Title: 蘇る怪盗

(Yomigaeru Kaitō)

Original airdate: April 17, 2010 (Animax)

April 24, 2010 (Nippon Television Network affiliates)

Manga source: Volume 1: Chapter 1 (01)
Cast: Kaito Kuroba

Kaitou Kid
Aoko Nakamori
Ginzo Nakamori
Toichi Kuroba
Chikage Kuroba
Konosuke Jii

Next Kid's Magic: Crane
Director: Toshiki Hirano
Screenplay: Junichi Miyashita
Storyboard: Toshiki Hirano
Technical Director: Sei Sanpei
Animation Director: Shingo Ishikawa

Toshimitsu Kobayashi

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"The Secret of the Birth of Kaitou Kid" (怪盗キッド誕生の秘密) is the title that was given to the April 24th airing. It is still the same special as the one featured on this page.

On April 17, 2010, a 22 minute Magic Kaito animated special aired on Animax for the series, adapting the first chapter of the Magic Kaito manga with only minor changes to the story. This special was given the title The Secret of the Birth of Kaitou Kid (怪盗キッド誕生の秘密 Kaitō Kiddo Tanjō no Himitsu?) when it aired during the April 24th timeslot for Detective Conan.

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Kaitou Kid versus the police

The mysterious thief Kaitou Kid has suddenly emerged after an eight year hiatus to steal jewels from museums. Using unbelievable magic tricks, he manages to elude police inspector Ginzo Nakamori.

Meanwhile, at Ekoda High School, it's another ordinary school day for class 2-B as Kaito Kuroba teases Aoko Nakamori causing her to chase him with a mop.

After school, Kaito discovers his mother, Chikage, is away in Las Vegas and muses to himself about some advice his late father, Toichi, gave him about using a Poker Face. Kaito ends up touching a portrait of Toichi on his bedroom wall and stumbles into a secret room of the house with an odd array of gadgets, including a car! While looking in the room, Kaito discovers what appears to be Kaitou Kid's outfit. Realizing that the last appearance of Kid and his father's accident were around the same time, Kaito dons the outfit and heads for Kid's latest heist at the Tokyo City Museum, determined to get some answers.



Thief: Kaitou Kid
Target: Moon's Pupil
Location: Tokyo City Museum
Advanced Notice: Tomorrow at 23:54, I will take the Moon's Pupil located inside the Tokyo City Museum!
A jewel worth 400 million yen.

Kid manages yet again to steal a gem and elude the police using magic, escaping to the roof of the museum. Once there however, Kid comes across Kaito dressed also as Kaitou Kid. Kid tries to startle Kaito using a magic trick that makes his body disappear, but Kaito hiding behind his Poker Face manages to see through the trick and reveal Konosuke Jii as Kid.

Jii realizes that the other Kid is none other than Kaito, Toichi's son, and explains to him that Toichi's death was no accident. Kaito then discovers that his father was the original Kaitou Kid. Kaito then decides to help Jii escape the police and takes over the role of Kaitou Kid. Kaito escapes from the police with the stolen gem using his own magic trick.

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The next day, Kaito is still holding onto the jewel when Aoko approaches him with a gigantic fish, having discovered from Kaito's mother that Kaito has severe ichthyophobia. Startled and frightened, Kaito drops the stolen gem into the fish's mouth, which Ginzo Nakamori discovers later.


Manga to Anime Changes[]

  • In the manga, the heist that opens the story is a low-key affair, with only two security guards standing against Jii (in the guise of Kaitou Kid). In the special, it is far more spectacular, with Inspector Nakamori and an entire squad of policemen chasing Jii.
    • Thus, the scene in the manga where Inspector Nakamori first learns of Kaitou Kid's return is cut.
  • In the manga, Jii's version of Kaitou Kid can only turn his body (sans head) invisible, and uses this tactic purely for intimidation. In the special, Jii also carries around a tarp that can camouflage his entire body.
  • In the manga, Kaito accepts Aoko's challenge to catch Kaitou Kid, flirtatiously asks his teacher's permission to leave, and vanishes. In the special, he does not ask permission from the teacher; instead, he proclaims that he is a martian and attempts to leave on an oversized martian balloon hoisted by a remote-controlled crane. A furious Aoko then tries to tackle him, popping the balloon.
  • The anime adds a scene where Kaito and Aoko walk home together, and Kaito comforts a small boy who has tripped and skinned his knee.
  • In the manga, Aoko enters Kaito's house because he had left his backpack at school, encounters Kaito's mother, and asks her about Kaito's weakness. Kaito does not leave behind his backpack in the special; instead, Aoko e-mails Kaito's mother about Kaito's weakness.
  • In the manga, Kaito decides to press Kaitou Kid for information on his father almost immediately after he finds the hidden door in his room. In the special, he only makes the decision after a news report on Kaitou Kid's next heist.
  • In the manga, the Kaitou Kid dummy that Jii uses to distract the policemen is ordinary in all regards, and falls straight down. In the special, it flies a good distance to a nearby park, and is designed to inflate and explode into confetti after a set time.
  • In the manga, Kaito's escape from the rooftop is not covered in much detail. In the special, it is depicted as a modified version of his martian balloon trick from earlier.
  • In the manga, the epilogue where Aoko's fish swallows the jewel takes place at Ekoda High. In the special, it takes place on the riverbank between Ekoda High and Kaito's house.
    • In addition, Kaito merely whispers the "cost" of the fish (400 million yen) in Aoko's ear in the manga. In the special, his card-gun shoots out a flag with "400 Million Yen" written on it.

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Detective Conan World Wiki

Magic Kaito
Main Characters Kaito KurobaKaitou KidAoko NakamoriGinzo NakamoriAkako KoizumiSaguru Hakuba
Secondary Characters Toichi KurobaChikage KurobaKonosuke JiiKeiko MomoiSnakeRose (OVA only) • Spider (TV specials only) • List of minor Magic Kaito characters
Manga Magic Kaito Volume 1-4Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4Magic Kaito Chapters not yet included in a Volume
OVA adaptations Conan vs. Kid vs. Yaiba - The Grand Battle for the Treasure Sword!!Conan, Kid, and the Crystal Mother
Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief specials The Revived Phantom Thief • Kaitou Kid's Busy DateThe Princess Prefers MagicA Witch Sheds No TearsThe Fated Blue BirthdayLove on the Ski Slope on Christmas EveThe Splendid RivalsThe Secret of the Red TearThe Witch, the Detective, and the Phantom ThiefThe Reminiscent Golden EyeThe Tearful Crystal MotherTears of Love for the Dark Knight
Magic Kaito 1412 Season 1
Crossovers The Gathering of the Detectives! Shinichi Kudo vs. Kaitou Kid (DC anime only)
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