Magic Kaito TV Anime to Premiere on October 4
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The October issue of Shogakukan's Shōnen Sunday S magazine is announcing on Monday that A-1 Pictures' television anime adaptation of Gosho Aoyama's Magic Kaito manga will premiere on October 4 at 5:30 p.m. JST. New episodes will air every Saturday. The magazine also lists that the anime will be a "completely new work" and that Conan will appear.
The original Magic Kaito manga revolves around a young budding magician named Kaito Kuroba who follows in his late father's footsteps as the legendary thief Kaitō Kid. The character has since appeared in Detective Conan stories, often as a formidable rival.
The anime is part of a project to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Detective Conan manga's serialization in Shonen Sunday. A-1 Pictures is animating the series that will air in the time slot before the Detective Conan anime.
The manga was adapted into a series of television specials in 2011. Gosho launched the manga in 1987 but put the series on hiatus in 1988. The manga has been serialized irregularly since then. The fourth compiled volume shipped in 2007.