Magic Kaito Manga Gets TV Anime by A-1 Pictures
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
This year's 35th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on Wednesday that a television anime adapting Gosho Aoyama's Magic Kaito manga has been green-lit. The anime will be animated by A-1 Pictures, and will broadcast in the time slot before the anime adaptation of Aoyama Detective Conan beginning in October. The anime is one of the projects being done in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Detective Conan's serialization in Shonen Sunday.
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 manga was previously adapted into a series of TV specials in 2011. Gosho began serializing the manga in 1987, but put the series on hiatus in 1988. Since then, it has been serialized irregularly, and the fourth compiled volume of the manga was released in 2007.