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Kaitou Kid
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Japanese name: 怪盗キッド
(Kaitō Kiddo)
Age: 16-17 (Kaito Kuroba)
Unknown [deceased] (Toichi Kuroba)
61 (Konosuke Jii)
Gender: Male
Date of birth: June 21 (Kaito Kuroba)
Unknown (Toichi Kuroba)
Unknown (Konosuke Jii)
Occupation: Thief
Nicknames: The Magician Under the Moonlight
The Heisei Lupin
The Last Wizard of the Century
Aliases: Kaitou 1412
Phantom Thief Kid 1412
Statistics
First appearance: Magic Kaito Chapter 1

Manga: File 156
Anime: Episode 76

Appearances: Chapters: 56

Episodes: 34
Movies: 6
OVAs: 4
Specials: 16
Openings: 17
Closings: 2
Chapters: 0
Episodes: 24
Magic Kaito 1412: 24

Keyhole number: Volume 16
Actors
Japanese voice: Kappei Yamaguchi (Kaito Kuroba)

Shuichi Ikeda (Toichi Kuroba)
Koji Yada (Konosuke Jii; Magic Kaito Special)
Michio Hazama (Konosuke Jii; Magic Kaito 1412)

Kaitou Kid (怪盗キッド Kaitō Kiddo, lit. Phantom Thief Kid) is the main character in the manga and anime franchise Magic Kaito, and a recurring character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan.

BackgroundEdit

Kaitou Kid first appeared 18 years ago in Paris, a herald to the quiet retirement of the master thief, Phantom Lady.

Toichi KurobaEdit

Main article: Toichi Kuroba

Toichi Kuroba

Toichi Kuroba (黒羽 盗一 Kuroba Tōichi) was the original Kaitou Kid. Toichi as Kid was the greatest jewel thief in Japan as well as the best stage magician in Japan until he was murdered in a fake magic accident. Sometime prior to his death Toichi had his attendant and friend Konosuke Jii promise him that he would never tell Kaito about his thieving. Chikage was well aware of her husband's double life, having witnessed the inception of Kaitou Kid. Toichi ceased to be Kaitou Kid only upon his death in a fake magic accident arranged by a mysterious rival group.

Konosuke JiiEdit

Main article: Konosuke Jii

Konosuke Jii

Konosuke Jii (寺井 黄之助 Jii Kōnosuke) temporarily portrayed Kaitou Kid eight years following Toichi's death in an effort to lure out Toichi's murderers. Jii ceases being Kid and becomes Kaito's assistant when Kaito dons the mantle of Kaitou Kid himself. Since then, Jii has occasionally been a decoy Kid on Kaito's behalf, but more commonly he assists on heists in other ways.

Kaito KurobaEdit

Main article: Kaito Kuroba

Kaito Kuroba

Kaito Kuroba (黒羽 快斗 Kuroba Kaito) is the current Kaitou Kid. Kaito is a second-year student at Ekoda High School Class 2-B alongside his childhood friend Aoko Nakamori, the witch Akako Koizumi, and transfer student detective Saguru Hakuba. Kaito discovers his father's identity as the original Kaitou Kid after eight years following his death thanks to a secret room inside his house as well as talking with his father's attendant and friend, Konosuke Jii. Wanting to pick up where Jii left off, Kaito continues to be Kaitou Kid in an effort to lure out his father's murderers by making Kid a world-famous thief once again. It isn't until the Blue Birthday heist that the murderers appear and reveal that they are searching for the doublet red-colored gem Pandora, said to shed tears of immortality during the passing of a particular comet. Upon realizing the organization's aim and that his father was killed for his refusal to aid them in retrieving Pandora, Kaito vows as Kaitou Kid to find the Pandora gem first and shatter it into pieces. Kaito's mother is aware that Kaito discovered Toichi's secret room and has taken up the mantle of Kaitou Kid.

PersonalityEdit

Toichi as KidEdit

Elder Kid

Toichi Kuroba as Kaitou Kid

Not much is given about Toichi as Kaitou Kid. However, we do know that at some point in time, a dark organization forced him to steal gems to find Pandora. His refusal led to his death in a "magic accident."

Jii as KidEdit

After the death of Toichi, Jii lived by himself. Over the course of eight years, he grew angrier and angrier until he donned the costume of Kaitou Kid in order to lure out the organization that killed Toichi. He was only dressed as Kid twice before Kaito took over.

Kaito as KidEdit

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Kid seduces Ran by tricking her into believing he is really Shinichi

In both civilian and costumed life, Kaitou Kid is a compulsive trickster who is drawn to any challenge just for the sheer thrill of overcoming all hazards in the end. Kid is infamous for having a rather overconfident (close to the point of arrogance) attitude, always preferring to create as big a bang as possible. He loves nothing more than leading the police in wild goose chases, letting them get within a hair's breadth of catching him, before exiting one way or another. Seemingly having a soft-spot for his fans, there has been more than one occasion when Kid has refused to show when the police tried to bar the general public from witnessing his act. Generally, when these instances occur, one of Kid's tricks rely, one way or another, on his ability to blend in with a crowd.

Kaitou Kid is also quite a charmer, seeming to always know just what to say to the ladies to leave them speechless. Kid hates to see others get hurt, and he never hesitates in leaping to rescue someone, whether physically or mentally. Despite his low reputation in some quarters, Kid does have a sense of honor, in as much as that he decides to leave the loot behind if it has no further purpose other than having challenged his trickster skills, doesn't contain Pandora, or when a more humane background stands behind their existence. These qualities are some of the reasons why he and Conan occasionally end up as allies in a common cause.

For some as yet unexplained reason, Kaito suffers from a severe case of ichthyophobia (fear of fish).

AppellationsEdit

Picture Name What they call Kaitou Kid What Kaitou Kid calls them
Conan Edogawa Conan Edogawa Kaitou Kid
Kid
Kaitou 1412 (first time)
Kaitou Kid-san
Detective-kun (Tantei-kun)
Detective (Tantei)
Great Detective (Meitantei)
Kogoro Mouri Kogoro Mouri Kaitou Nantara
Kaitou 1412
Kid
-
Masumi Sera2 Masumi Sera Kaitou Kid
Kid
-
Saguru Hakuba Saguru Hakuba Kaitou Kid
Kid
That Hakuba Bastard (Hakuba no yaro)
Genta Kojima Genta Kojima Kaitou Kid
Kid
-
Ayumi Yoshida Ayumi Yoshida Kaitou Kid
Kid
Little Miss (ojou-san)
Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya Kaitou Kid
Kid
-
Ai Haibara Ai Haibara Kid
Magician in the Moonlight-san (Gekka no Kijutsushi-san)
-

Picture Name What they call Kaitou Kid What Kaitou Kid calls them
Ginzo Nakamori Ginzo Nakamori Kaitou Kid
Kid
Inspector Nakamori
(Nakamori-keibu)
Inspector (Keibu)
Shintaro Chaki Shintaro Chaki Kaitou 1412
Kaitou Kid
-
Wataru Takagi Wataru Takagi Kid
Kaitou Kid
-
Juzo Megure Juzo Megure Kid -
Miwako Sato Miwako Sato Kid -
Detective Chiba Kazunobu Chiba Kid -

Picture Name What they call Kaitou Kid What Kaitou Kid calls them
Sonoko Suzuki Sonoko Suzuki Kaitou Kid
Kid-sama
Kid
Kaitou 1412
No.1412 (1412-go)
Miss (Ojō-san/Ojō-sama)
Tomoko Suzuki Tomoko Suzuki Kid
Foolish thief (Oroka na tōzoku)
Kaitou Kid
Pesky kid (Itazura bōzu)
Thief-san (Dorobō-san)
-
Shiro Suzuki 1 Shiro Suzuki Kaitou 1412 -
Jirokichi Suzuki Jirokichi Suzuki Kaitou Kid
Kid
White sinner (Shiroki tsumibito)
That thief (Ano tōzoku)
-
Yuzo Tomizawa Yuzo Tomizawa Kaitou Kid -
Lupin (dog) Lupin - Lupin
Pet dog Lupin (Aiken Lupin)

Picture Name What they call Kaitou Kid What Kaitou Kid calls them
Lupin III Arsène Lupin III Kid-sama
Brat (Gakincho)
-
Fujiko Mine Fujiko Mine Kid-sama
Kaitou Kid
-
Kaitou Corbeau Kaitou Corbeau Kid Thief (Kodomo Dorobō) Kaitou Corbeau-san
Black phantom thief (Kuroi kaitou)
Phantom Lady Phantom Lady - Mother (Hahaoya)

Picture Name What they call Kaitou Kid What Kaitou Kid calls them
Kaito Kuroba Kaito Kuroba Kaitou Kid -
Aoko Nakamori Aoko Nakamori Kaitou Kid -
Ran Mouri Ran Mouri Kaitou Kid
Kaitou 1412
Kid
Kid the Phantom Thief
-
Makoto Kyogoku Makoto Kyogoku Kaitou Nanigashi
Kid-sama
The Strongest Crime-Prevention System in the World-san (Sekai Saikyō no Bōhan System-san)
Snake Snake Kaitou Kid
Kuroba Toichi
-
Hiroshi Agasa Hiroshi Agasa Kaitou 1412
Kaitou Kid
-
Yukiko Kudo Yukiko Kudo Kid -
Takuya Mifune Takuya Mifune Kaitou Kid -
Joji Hatamoto Joji Hatamoto Kaitou Kid
Kid
-
Konosuke Jii Konosuke Jii Toichi-sama
Kaitou Kid
Kaito-botchama
This old man (Kono jiisan)
Jii-chan
Akako Koizumi Akako Koizumi Kaitou Kid
Kuroba-kun
-
Naomichi Mugikura Naomichi Mugikura Kaitou Kid
Kid
-
Vermouth Vermouth Kaitou Kid -

AppearanceEdit

Kaitou Kid Manga

Kaito Kuroba as Kaitou Kid

Toichi as KidEdit

The classic Kaitou Kid outfit was originally developed for one of his stage performances to honor Arsène Lupin, but he decided to use it as his thief outfit after saving Phantom Lady.

Jii as KidEdit

Jii donned the costume of Kaitou Kid, but used a smiling mask, in order to lure out the organization that killed Toichi. He was only dressed as Kid twice before Kaito took over.

Kaito as KidEdit

Kid has dark brown hair (black in Magic Kaito 1412) with fringe that ends just above his eyes, but the rest of his hair is normally covered by a white top hat with a blue ribbon band. When dressed in his normal outfit, his right eye is covered by a white monocle that has a dangling green charm with a white clover imprinted on it. Kid's outfit consists of a white suit jacket on top of a blue shirt with a red tie and white dress slacks. The white Hang Glider Cape is attached to the jacket at Kid's shoulders. Kid wears blue socks with white Oxford style shoes with white soles. In his original appearances Kid wore white loafer type shoes.

Kid has been seen wearing black shirts and pants along with a black hat to help cover his face, usually when doing information gathering for heists or when he has his "audience" at his heists looking elsewhere. Apart from these two outfits, Kid is a master of disguise and has been seen disguising as several people throughout the course of Detective Conan and Magic Kaito.

At several instances, it has been demonstrated that Kid shares a close natural likeness with Shinichi Kudo. This, on occasion (particularly in the non-canon appearances), allows him to pass himself off as Shinichi whenever needed, without requiring a special disguise.

List of disguises usedEdit

Main article: Disguise

Kaitou Kid has used many disguises over the course of the series. These are the known ones used so far.

Kaito Kuroba in disguisesEdit

Plot overviewEdit

TimelineEdit

Main article: Kaitou Kid timeline

Relationships analysisEdit

Toichi KurobaEdit

Main article: Toichi Kuroba's relationships

Konosuke JiiEdit

Main article: Konosuke Jii's relationships

Kaito KurobaEdit

Main article: Kaito Kuroba's relationships

People who know Kaitou Kid's real identityEdit

Main article: List of characters who know Kaitou Kid's identity The canon characters who know Kaito Kuroba is the Kaitou Kid are Konosuke Jii, Akako Koizumi, Ruby Jones, and Chikage Kuroba. The characters who are or have been suspicious of Kaito are Ginzo Nakamori, Aoko Nakamori, and Saguru Hakuba. There are also one time characters from Magic Kaito who has found out Kaitou Kid's identity such as Ruby Jones from the Recollection of the Golden Eye. In the Crystal Mother's Tears, Prince Phillip of Ingram also finds out that Kaitou Kid is Kaito Kuroba.

Character popularityEdit

  • eBookJapan held a character popularity poll from April 12, 2011 to May 12, 2011 in which readers of Detective Conan (international included) could vote for their favorite character. Kid placed 1st in the poll with 1,460 votes out of the 5,883 that were cast.
  • Kid placed 2nd in the results of a poll ranking the top 3 "ikemen" ("good-looking men") of the series aired during the promotional special for The Lost Ship in the Sky.
  • In honor of the release of the 15th movie, Quarter of Silence, the official Conan movie website held a popularity poll for the top 10 Detective Conan characters. Kaito Kuroba/Kaitou Kid placed 2nd out of 10 with 18.99% of the votes cast.
  • In honor of the release of the 800th manga chapter, Shonen Sunday held a popularity poll/contest containing 91 Detective Conan characters to choose from. Kaito Kuroba/Kaitou Kid placed 2nd overall with 1,696 votes.

Name originEdit

Originally referred to as Kaitou 1412, Yusaku Kudo saw a reporter's hastily scribbled "1412" on a piece of paper and purposely misread it as "KID". Thus, Yusaku named the Kaitou Kid.

Different looksEdit

Toichi Kuroba Edit

Konosuke Jii Edit

Kaito KurobaEdit

QuotesEdit

Smiles and laughter are always good, but never forget your Poker Face.
A thief is a creative artist who takes his prey in style... But a detective is nothing more than a critic, who follows our footsteps...
You are right. I am not a detective, but a thief. And stealing is what thieves do best, even if it's a person's heart.
Better not.. Just because you don't know what's in it, and want to open Pandora's box, because if you know what's inside the box before you open it, it won't be interesting at all!
It's better trusting someone than to die doubting people altogether.
Magic isn't real. There's always a way to explain it.
A thief will only live by stealing, would you mind if I steal your heart?

(Kid talking to Ran in The Lost Ship in the Sky)

See you later, maybe next time we can meet under the moonlight.
I'm different from a thief that wears all black. I'm bold and flamboyant; I'm Kaitou Kid!
There are things that shall remain a mystery.

TriviaEdit

  • Kuroba (Kaito and Toichi's family name) is also a way to pronounce "clover" in Japanese. This is most likely why a clover appears on Kaitou Kid's monocle.
  • Kaitou Kid was clearly modeled after the fictional gentleman thief Arsène Lupin, by French author Maurice Leblanc. In the French-speaking world, Lupin is as famous as Sherlock Holmes is in the English-speaking world. Interestingly, Holmes appeared in several Arsène Lupin stories; however, after Conan Doyle protested due to copyright laws, Leblanc changed the name to "Herlock Sholmes."
  • Kaitou Kid signs his heist notes with a drawing of his face in abstract. He re-draws this insignia for each note, so that police will know that it was truly him and not an imitator using a scanned copy of a former insignia.
  • He made a cameo in A Challenge Letter to Shinichi Kudo ~Prologue Until Goodbye~, in his Hang Glider Cape when the bomb explodes in mid-air.
  • In The Last Wizard of the Century, the police attribute 134 cases of thievery to Kaitou Kid, fifteen of which have been overseas including America, France, Germany, and 12 other places. In total, 152 gems have been stolen with a net worth of 38,925,000,000 yen but this thing is obviously not considered canonical in the main story of Detective and Kaito Kid .
  • Akako Koizumi once dressed up as the Kaitou Kid to trick Saguru Hakuba into thinking Kaito was innocent. During her escape with the target jewel, she screamed in a revealingly girly manner, causing Aoko to deduce that the Kaitou Kid must be a homosexual.
  • In both the Japanese and English dub, Kaito Kuroba/Kaitou Kid shares the same voice actor as that of Shinichi Kudo.
  • Kaitou Kid apparently knows how to drive as shown when he was disguised as Kogoro Mouri in Volume 30: Sunset Manor Case.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Detective Conan World Wiki

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