News New 2-Part Magic Kaito Manga Starts This Month
posted on 2011-08-18 23:38 EDT
Detective Conan manga creator Gosho Aoyama started a new, two-part Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief manga story in this year's 38th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shounen Sunday magazine on Wednesday. It is the first new Magic Kaito story in four and a half years.
The Magic Kaito story follows Kaito Kuroba, a boy who enjoys magic like his deceased father, a former magician, did as well. Kaito discovers that his father was the original, legendary thief Kaitō Kid, and he decides to take up the mantle.
Kaitō Kid often crosses paths with Detective Conan and has appeared as a rival of the diminutive detective both in the Detective Conan manga and in various anime stories.
Four Kaito Kid special episodes have been "hijacking" the Detective Conan timeslot for four weeks this month.