New Series of Magic Kaito Manga Launches in Celebration of Detective Conan’s 30th Anniversary

Shogakukan’s Shonen Sunday magazine’s 19th issue revealed on Wednesday that Gōshō Aoyama is set to kick off a new series of his Magic Kaito manga in the magazine’s 20th issue, slated for release on April 10. This comeback marks the 30th anniversary of Detective Conan’s serialization.

Magic Kaito

The announcement also hinted at the introduction of a fresh character. Aoyama has been sporadically releasing chapters of the manga since 1988, with a brief return for three chapters in 2014. The most recent chapter of Magic Kaito was published in 2017, alongside the fifth compiled volume released that same year. The manga’s protagonist, Kaito Kid, frequently intertwines with Detective Conan narratives and plays a pivotal role in the forthcoming Detective Conan: The Million-dollar Pentagram film.

The ninth issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday in January teased the resurrection of a manga that had been on hiatus for seven years, slated for April 10.

The original Magic Kaito manga centers around Kaito Kuroba, a young magician following in his late father’s footsteps as the renowned thief Kaitō Kid. This character has become a significant presence in Detective Conan’s universe, often appearing as a formidable adversary.

The Magic Kaito manga was adapted into television specials in 2011, while Aoyama initially launched the manga in 1987 before placing it on hiatus in 1988. Since then, the manga has seen irregular serialization.

A-1 Pictures produced a television anime adaptation of the manga in 2014, which was also streamed on Crunchyroll. Detective Conan manga briefly halted serialization in December to mark its anniversary.The upcoming 27th Detective Conan movie titled Detective Conan: The Million-dollar Pentagram is set to premiere in Japan on April 21, 2024.

Further details revealed that the character Kid’s secret, which was not revealed in the original manga, will be revealed in this film.

The official website also reveals the upcoming film’s synopsis:

A notice from Kaito Kid arrived at the repository of the Onoe Zaibatsu in Hakodate, Hokkaido. This time, Kid is aiming for a Japanese sword which is said to be related to Toshizo HIijikata, the vice commander of Shinsengumi, who lived in the end of Edo period. Why does Kid, who has pursued Big Jewel, go after the sword? Meanwhile, Heiji Hattori, the great detective from the west, and Conan, also visited the site for a kendo tournament to be held in Hakodate. On the day of the crime announcement, Heiji discovers Kid’s disguise and hunts him down…!?At the same time, the body with a cross cut on the chest was found in Hakodate warehouse district. A Japanese-American man known as the “Merchant of Death” who works as an arms dealer throughout Asia has emerged from the investigation. He was looking for treasures believed to have been hidden somewhere in Hakodate by the first head of the Onoe family, who was heavily involved in the war industry during the World War II. Rumor has it that it is such a powerful weapon that it could change the war situation that Japan was losing at the time… And the treasure and the sword Kid is aiming at seem to have something kind of connection. The shadow of a mysterious swordsman looms over Kid who is aiming at the sword …”

Detective Conan or Case Closed began as a long-running manga series by Gosho Aoyama. The manga premiered in Japan on January 5, 1994 and still ongoing. The manga expanded to an anime series, anime films, and other media.

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Source: ANN

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