Crunchyroll to Stream Magic Kaito 1412 Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the Magic Kaito 1412 anime in the United States and Canada. The first four episodes will premiere on Friday at 7:00 p.m. EST and episodes 11 and 12 will stream on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. EST, when the simulcast begins. Crunchyroll will add two catalog episodes a week at that time until it catches up.
Magic Kaito 1412 adapts Gosho Aoyama's Magic Kaito manga. Kappei Yamaguchi plays the title magician thief and his Kaito Kuroba alter-ego, after playing the same role in the Detective Conan anime. (Yamaguchi also plays Shin'ichi Kudo himself in Detective Conan.)
Kaito Kuroba is a seventeen-year-old high school student who is an adept magician due to the influence of his father, Toichi Kuroba who died mysteriously. Eight years after his father's death, Kaito discovers a secret room in his home that was set up by his father to reveal itself on that very day. Finding Kid the Phantom Thief's gadgets and costume in the room, Kaito dons the disguise and decides to confront Kid who has recently resurfaced after his eight years of absence. Kaito discovers Kid to be Konosuke Jii, his father's butler, who ascertains Toichi was the first Kid the Phantom Thief. Jii reveals he took on the role as Kid to lure out Toichi's murderer. Upon learning that his father was murdered, Kaito continues the role of Kid the Phantom Thief as he searches for his father's killer.
Since it began, the show has regularly appeared among the top ten highest-rated animated shows in Japan.
Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip.