Detective Conan

Season 3 Episode 22

Conan VS Kaitou Kid

Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Sep 22, 1997 on Nippon Television Network Corporation
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Conan VS Kaitou Kid
Conan matches wits against the illustrious phantom thief Kaitou Kid in this one hour special. Kid's target? The Black Star jewel that belongs to the Suzuki family.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • Romanji Title: Conan VS Kaitou Kid

      • Warning: Following trivia contains spoilers for the manga "Magic Kaito"!

        The Kaitou Kid Conan matches wits against in this episode is actually the second Kaitou Kid. The first was Kaito Kuroba's father, Toichi Kuroba. Toichi was a world-class magician and used his magic in his heists, much like Kaito does now as the new Kaitou Kid. Toichi as the first Kaitou Kid never really focused on a certain kind of target and was mainly active in Europe. Kaito as the second Kaitou Kid is mainly after jewels and is basically only active in Japan. It is revealed in Magic Kaito that Kaito is after a jewel known as Pandora which supposedly cries tears of immortality when held up to moonlight. Kaito's father was killed for this jewel, so Kaito is determined to find it and destroy it. The people who killed Toichi were most likely members of the Black Organization; the same organization responsible for shrinking Shin'ichi.

        Note: "Kaito" means you are referring to the normal high school student. "Kaitou" means you are referring to the thief. It is important to be specific because the meaning changes entirely with the "u".

      • 1412:

        As revealed in the episode, a writer twisted the numbers around to read KID. 14 is KI and 12 is D. Some people suggest that the interested writer may have been Yuusaku Kudou (Shin'ichi's father). In the manga series Magic Kaito, however, the thief was already being referred to as Kaitou Kid, so 1412 surely must have been the code number of the first Kaitou Kid; Kaito Kuroba's magician father.

      • Kaitou Kid's normal self is a high school boy by the name of Kaito Kuroba. The girl Kaito is walking with both times in the episode is Aoko Nakamori, the daughter of Inspector Nakamori who is the leader of the Kaitou Kid task force and investigation squad.

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Kaito: (Kaito Kuroba is Kid's usual self) (sneezes)

        Aoko: A cold? Don't get me sick too. Sheesh, what kind of idiot falls into the sea while touring the Queens Elizabeth?

        Kaito: Shut up. (thinks) That brat left me no choice but to swim away.

        Sonoko: (points at Kaito) Hey, doesn't that guy look like Shin'ichi-kun?

        Conan: He does?

        Sonoko: Maybe he was the guy Ran saw in Shibuya.

        Ran: I'm so relieved!

        Conan: Huh?

      • Final note from Kaitou Kid:

        A few days ago, you left in my care

        this bright red dress.

        I really think it suits you.

        Sometimes a dry cleaner.

                Kaitou Kid

      • Kid: (while in disguise, to Conan) Fine, you've got me. I'll give this pearl up. Tell oku-san for me I'm sorry I ruined her party.

        Conan: An apology after all you've done?

        Kid: Oh, that's right. After borrowing these clothes I left the girl sleeping in a lifeboat. If you don't get to her soon, she might catch a cold. I'm a perfectionist when it comes to disguises.

      • Second note from Kaitou Kid:

        On April 19,

        aboard the Queens Elizabeth, which embarks

        from Yokohama Harbor,

        I will arrive to steal

        the real Black Star.

                Kaitou Kid

      • Conan: (about Kid) Without disturbing the stillness of the night, he landed silently in front of my eyes, along with that fearless smirk that said he had foreseen everything.

      • Agasa: (on phone to Shin'ichi) Shin'ichi, I've compiled some information from your father's files and the recent newspapers, but Kaitou 1412 still seems to be shrouded in mystery. He first appeared eighteen years ago in Paris. Ten years later, he suddenly disappeared, and many said he passed away. However, now, eight years later, he has resurrected and is now mostly active in Japan.

        Conan: If he was active eighteen years ago, he must be pretty old now.

        Agasa: He has had many nicknames, like Heisei's Lupin, or Magician Under the Moon, but there seems to be one that's most familiar among people.

        Conan: Most familiar?

        Agasa: Kaitou 1412 could easily fool a police force as if they were kids. A young writer became interested in this fact and twisted the "1412" to read like this: K-I-D.

        Conan: K-I-D?

        Agasa: Right. Kaitou 1412 is otherwise known as "Kaitou Kid"!

      • First note from Kaitou Kid:

        April Fool

        When the moon divides two people

        under the name of Black Star

        pushed by the waves

        I will arrive.


      • Sonoko: (thinking about Kaitou Kid) He must be very handsome! Like Harrison Ford or Jean Reno or...

      • Kid: A thief is a creative artist who takes his prey in style, but a detective is nothing more than a critic who follows in our footsteps.

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    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Lupin:

        The famous literary gentleman-burglar created by Maurice LeBlanc.

      • Kaitou Kid (Kaito Kuroba) along with Inspector Nakamori and Aoko Nakamori come from the manga series "Magic Kaito". Magic Kaito is another work by Gosho Aoyama and was written before he began working on Detective Conan.

      • Heist notes:

        Kaitou Kid is not the first phantom thief to announce his crimes beforehand. Another famous thief to do this is Saint Tail from the anime/manga series, Kaitou Saint Tail.

      • "Hey, doesn't that guy look like Shin'ichi-kun?":

        It's actually more accurate to say Shin'ichi looks like Kaito, but yes, they do look similar. Magic Kaito was a manga about Kaito Kuroba, the second Kaitou Kid, published before Aoyama began work on Detective Conan. Kaito and Aoko seem to have been the original concepts for Shin'ichi and Ran. Both groups look very similar to one another.