Updated
08-07-03
      Magic Kaito
         
Volumes available
3 (complete?)
 
Author
Goushou Aoyama
 
Publisher
Shogakukan
 
Company
Shonen Sunday Comics
 
Translations
Conan and Kid
 
More by Goushou
-Detective Conan
 
ISBN Numbers
1 ~ 4091220819
2 ~ 4091220827
3 ~ 4091220835
 
      Kuroba Kaito loves to do magic, and he is certainly a great performer. At high school, his childhood friend/girl friend tries to keep the boy inline. Of course Nakamori Aoko isn't gentle with the boy she'd never admit to loving. One morning, the classroom is filled with the talk about "Kaitou Kid," a jewerly thief who uses magic in his robberies. Kaito isn't impressed with this so called legend that reappeared after eight years, and says he could easily take the thief magic to magic.

At home, thinking about his dead father who was also a magician, Kaito stumbles upon a hidden doorway in his room. He discovers his father was the original Kaitou Kid. But since he is dead, who is the supposed Kaitou Kid from recent robberies? Kaito puts on his father's silk hat and cape, becomes Kaitou Kid to search out the imposter.

This is a hilarious series, which is unfortunately too short. It's somewhat a collection of random short stories about Kaito/Kaitou Kid. And when I say 'random' I mean random. There are normal, ever so fun thievery type stories and then the odd ones with witches, demons, and robots. For those who enjoy Kaitou Kid from the Detective Conan series, this three manga set is for you. It gives more to the character, thus making the Conan stories even more fun. Perhaps when Conan is done, Aoyama-sensei will go back to more of the Kaitou Kid arc.

Rating -- 7.5

 

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