This year’s 35th issue of Shogakukan’s weekly shonen Sunday magazine will be announcing on Wednesday that a new Magic Kaito anime series has been green-lit and slated for October, airing during the fall 2014 anime season. It will be animated by A-1 pictures and air every Saturday at 5:30pm starting from October in the time slot right before Detective Conan. More information will be revealed soon.
Magic Kaito is a spin-off of the popular detective series Detective Conan. Magic Kaito had a total of 12 special episodes and was produced by TMS Entertainment and aired from April 17, 2010 to December 29, 2012.
Magic Kaito synopsis from Haruhichan:
Kaito Kuroba, a normal teenage student whose father is often absent for vaguely defined reasons. When his father dies under mysterious circumstances, he is made aware of his father’s secret identity; a famous international criminal known as International Criminal 1412: the Phantom Thief, and that he was murdered by a mysterious organization for refusing to aid them in retrieving the “Pandora Gem”; a mystical stone said to shed a “tear” during the passing of a particular comet, the consumption of which bestows immortality. He vows to prevent the organization from gaining immortality, and assumes his father’s identity as he begins his quest for the gem. His only clues as to the gem’s location are that it glows red under the full moon and that it is a doublet: a gem hidden within a larger gem. Thus, it would have to be a relatively large one with a bizarre history, and always stored in a place that never receives moonlight. He thus researches and steals famous priceless gems with odd histories from incredibly well-defended areas, and always returns them after the very next full moon.
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