Kaitou Kid

Kaitou Kid
Kaitou Kid Profile.png
Japanese name: Kid
(Kaitō Kiddo)
English name: Phantom Thief Kid
Age: 18 (Debut criminal appearance)
16-17  ( Kaito Kuroba )
Unknown ( Toichi Kuroba[deceased])
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
First appearance: Magic Kaito Chapter 1
DC Manga: File 156
DC Anime: Episode 76
Appearances: Chapters: 36
Episodes: 24
Chapters: 1
Chapters: 2
Chapters: 66
Chapters: 16
Episodes: 37
Movies: 7
OVAs: 4
Specials: 16
Openings: 19
Closings: 2
Keyhole number: Volume 16
Japanese voice: Kappei Yamaguchi (Kaito Kuroba)
Shuichi Ikeda (Toichi Kuroba)
Koji Yada (Konosuke Jii; Magic Kaito Special)
Michio Hazama (Konosuke Jii; Magic Kaito 1412)
English voice: Jerry Jewell (Kaito Kuroba)

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


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

Toichi Kuroba 

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Toichi Kuroba (黒羽 盗一 Kuroba Tōichi?) was secretly the original Kaitou Kid. Toichi as Kid was the greatest jewel thief in Japan as well as a world-renowned stage magician until he was murdered in a fake magic accident. Sometime prior to his death, Toichi had his attendant and friend Konosuke Jiipromise him that he would never tell Kaito about his thieving. A thief herself, his wife Chikage Kuroba was well aware of his 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 Jii 

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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 Kuroba 

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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.


Toichi as 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 Kid 

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 Kid

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).


Picture Name What they call Kaitou Kid What Kaitou Kid calls them
Conan Edogawa.jpg Conan Edogawa Kaitou Kid
Kaitou 1412 (first time)
Kaitou Kid-san
Detective-kun ( Tantei-kun )
Detective ( Tantei )
Great Detective ( Meitantei )
Ran Mouri.jpg Ran Dead Kaitou Kid
Kaitou 1412
Kid the Phantom Thief
Kogoro Mouri.jpg Kogoro Mouri Kaitou Nantara
Kaitou 1412
Uncle (Otchan)
Old Man
God Of Death
Masumi Sera.jpg Masumi Sera Kaitou Kid
Saguru Hakuba.jpg Saguru Hakuba Kaitou Kid
Bastard Hakuba ( Hakuba no yaro )
Genta Kojima.jpg Genta Kojima Kaitou Kid
Ayumi Yoshida.jpg Ayumi Yoshida Kaitou Kid
Little Miss (ojou-san)
Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya.jpg Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya Kaitou Kid
Ai Haibara.jpg Ai Haibara Kid
Magician in the Moonlight-san ( Gekka no Kijutsushi-san )
Little Miss (ojou-san)
Heiji Hattori.jpg Heiji Hattori Kaitou Kid
Picture Name What they call Kaitou Kid What Kaitou Kid calls them
Ginzo Nakamori.jpg Ginzo Nakamori Kaitou Kid
Inspector Nakamori
( Nakamori-keibu )
Inspector ( Keibu )
Shintaro Chaki.jpg Shintaro Chaki Kaitou 1412
Kaitou Kid
Wataru Takagi.jpg Wataru Takagi Kid
Kaitou Kid
Juzo Megure.jpg Juzo Megure Kid
Miwako Sato.jpg Miwako Sato Kid
Kazunobu Chiba.jpg Kazunobu Chiba Kid
Taka'aki Morofushi.jpg Taka’aki Morofushi Kid
Picture Name What they call Kaitou Kid What Kaitou Kid calls them
Sonoko Suzuki.jpg Sonoko Suzuki Kaitou Kid
Kaitou 1412
No.1412 ( 1412-go )
Miss (Ojōsan/Ojōsama)
Tomoko Suzuki.jpg Tomoko Suzuki Kid
Foolish thief ( oroka na tōzoku )
Kaitou Kid
Pesky kid ( Itazura bōzu )
Thief-san ( Dorobō-san )
Shiro Suzuki.jpg Shiro Suzuki Kaitou 1412
Jirokichi Suzuki.jpg Jirokichi Suzuki Kaitou Kid
White sinner ( shiroki tsumibito )
That thief ( ano tōzoku )
Old man ( jiisan )
Yuzo Tomizawa.jpg Yuzo Tomizawa Kaitou Kid
Lupin (dog).jpg Lupin Lupin
Pet Dog Lupin (Aiken Lupin)
Picture Name What they call Kaitou Kid What Kaitou Kid calls them
Lupin III.jpg Arsene Lupine III Kid-sama
Brat ( Gakincho ) [
Fujiko Mine.jpg Fujiko Mine Kid-sama
Kaitou Kid
Kaitou Raven.jpg Kaitou Crow Kid Thief ( Kodomo Dorobō ) Kaitou Corbeau-san
Black phantom thief ( Kuroi kaitou )
Phantom Lady.jpg Phantom Lady Mother (Hahaoya)
Picture Name What they call Kaitou Kid What Kaitou Kid calls them
Kaito Kuroba.jpg Kaito Kuroba Kaitou Kid
Aoko Nakamori.jpg Aoko Nakamori Kaitou Kid Aoko
Makoto Kyogoku.jpg Makoto Kyogoku Kaitou Nanigashi
The Strongest Crime-Prevention System-san in the World (Sekai Saikyō no Bōhan System-san)[22]
Kazuha Toyama.jpg Kazuha Toyama Kaitou Kid
Snake.jpg Snake Kaitou Kid
Kuroba Toichi
Hiroshi Agasa.jpg Hiroshi Agasa Kaitou 1412
Kaitou Kid
Yukiko Kudo.jpg Yukiko Kudo Kid
Takuya Mifune.jpg Takuya Mifune Kaitou Kid
Joji Hatamoto.jpg Joji Hatamoto Kaitou Kid
Konosuke Jii.jpg Konosuke Jii Toichi-sama
Kaitou Kid
This old man ( Kono jiisan )
Akako Koizumi.jpg Akako Koizumi Kaitou Kid
Naomichi Mugikura.jpg Naomichi Mugikura Kaitou Kid
Vermouth.jpg Vermouth Kaitou Kid
Ebizo Ichikawa XI.jpg Ebizo Ichikawa XI Kaitou Kid


Kaito Kuroba as Kaitou Kid

Toichi as Kid

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 Kid

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 Kid

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 used

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

Kaito Kuroba in disguises 

Plot overview


Main article: Kaitou Kid timeline

Relationships analysis

Toichi Kuroba

Main article: Toichi Kuroba’s relationships

Konosuke Jii

Main article: Konosuke Jii’s relationships

Kaito Kuroba

Main article: Kaito Kuroba’s relationships

People who know Kaitou Kid’s real identity

The canon characters who know Kaito Kuroba is the Kaitou Kid are Konosuke Jii, Akako Koizumi, Saguru Hakuba, Ruby Jones, and Chikage Kuroba. The characters who are or have been suspicious of Kaito are Ginzo Nakamori, and Aoko Nakamori. 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 and Prince Phillip of Ingram in the Crystal Mother’s Tears.

Character popularity

  • 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 origi

When Kuroba Toichi began committing high-profile heists, INTERPOL named him ”International Criminal #1412,” as they were unaware of his true identity. Sometime later, a reporter referred to him as ”Kaitou 1412” in a hastily-written note, since the word ”kaitou” means ”phantom thief” in Japanese. This note was seen by Yusaku Kudo, who misread the numbers as ”KID.” Thus, Yusaku named the Kaitou Kid.

Different looks

Toichi Kuroba 

Detective Conan (episode 473).

Magic Kaito 1412 (episode 9).

Konosuke Jii 

Magic Kaito 1412 (episode 3).

Kaito Kuroba 

Detective Conan (episode 76).

Detective Conan (episode 396).

Detective Conan (episode 724).

Magic Kaito Special (episode 3).

Magic Kaito 1412 (episode 11).


Of Kaito Kid 

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.
Everyone is the main character of their own life.

About Kaito Kid

Heiji: Is that thief really that strong?
Conan: Yes, he’s clever and cunning. You can’t deal with him by ordinary means.

In other languages

Language Name Translation
Flag of Japan Japanese Kaito Kid
Flag of Arab League Arabic The Flying Thief Kid Al-Liṣṣ Aṭ-Ṭa’ir Kid , The Flying Boy Al-Fata Aṭ-Ṭa’ir , The Thief Boy Al-Fata Al-Liṣṣ , The Kāito Kid
Flag of Indonesia Indonesian Kid si Pencuri, Kaito Kid in late episodes/chapters
Flag of Brazil Brazilian Portuguese Kid Fantasma (Phantom Kid) / Kaito Kid
Flag of Catalonia Catalan Kid 1412 / Kid Cat / Kid el Lladre / Kaito Kid
Flag of Republic of China Tradional Chinese Kaito Kuroba guai dao ji de
Flag of US English Phantom Thief Kid/Kaito Kid/Bandit Kid
Flag of Philippines Filipino Kaito Kid
Flag of Finland Finnish Kaito Kid (DC), Kaitou Kid (MK)
Flag of France French (Kid l’Insaisissable)/Kid Cat Burglar/Kaito Kid
Flag of Galicia Galician Caco Kid
Flag of Germany German ”Kaito Kid”, ”Meisterdieb 1412” or ”Phantom Kid”
Flag of Italy Italian Kaito Kid (manga), Kid il ladro / Furto Kid / Ladro Kid (Detective Conan anime), Kaitou Kid (Magic Kaito 1412)
Flag of North KoreaFlag of South Korea Korean Gwedo Kid
Flag of Malaysia Malay Kaitou Kid / Thief Kid / The Phantom Thief / The Strange Thief Kid (Manga)
Flag of Mongolia Mongolian Kaito Kid (Bathaan)
Flag of Spain Spanish Kaito Kid in the manga/ Kid el Ladrón (Kid the Thief) in the anime
Flag of Thailand Thai Thieves think
Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese Super Kid Thief / Super Thief Kid / Kid Thief
Flag of Russia Russian Kaito Kid Kaito Kid


  • Kuroba (黒羽 or クロバ ?) (Kaito and Toichi’s family name) is also a way to pronounce ”clover” (クロバー kurobaa?) in Japanese (the only difference is a long vowel). This is most likely why a clover appears on Kaitou Kid’s monocle. In addition Gosho’s Animal Crossings characters are named after the playing card suits, ”Clover” introduces itself as Kaito Kuroba and dresses as Kaitou Kid (except with a black top hat).
  • 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 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.

Magic Kaito

Main Characters Kaito Kuroba • Kaitou Kid • Aoko Nakamori • Ginzo Nakamori • Akako Koizumi • Saguru Hakuba
Secondary Characters Toichi Kuroba • Chikage Kuroba • Konosuke Jii • Keiko Momoi • Snake • Superintendent General Hakuba • Rose (OVA only) • Spider (TV specials only) • List of minor Magic Kaito characters
Manga Magic Kaito Volume 1-5 • Volume 1 • Volume 2 • Volume 3 • Volume 4 • Volume 5 • Magic Kaito Chapters not yet included in a Volume • Magic Kaito Manga Listed By Heist
OVA adaptations Conan vs. Kid vs. Yaiba – The Grand Battle for the Treasure Sword!! • Conan, Kid, and the Crystal Mother
Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief specials The Revived Phantom Thief • Kaitou Kid’s Busy Date • The Princess Prefers Magic • A Witch Sheds No Tears • The Fated Blue Birthday • Love on the Ski Slope on Christmas Eve • The Splendid Rivals • The Secret of the Red Tear • The Witch, the Detective, and the Phantom Thief • The Reminiscent Golden Eye • The Tearful Crystal Mother • Tears of Love for the Dark Knight
Magic Kaito 1412 Season 1
Crossovers The Gathering of the Detectives! Shinichi Kudo vs. Kaitou Kid (DC anime only)
Related Articles List of characters who know Kaitou Kid’s identity • Kaitou Kid’s Gadgets • Magic Kaito Organization • Pandora Gem • Ekoda • Nonchalant Lupin • Crow • List of Kaitou Kid Heists Items

Main Characters

Protagonists Shinichi Kudo • Conan Edogawa • Ran Mouri • Kogoro Mouri
Detective Boys Ai Haibara • Ayumi Yoshida • Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya • Genta Kojima
Family & Friends Hiroshi Agasa • Sonoko Suzuki • Eri Kisaki • Yusaku Kudo • Yukiko Kudo • Heiji Hattori • Kazuha Toyama • Yoko Okino • Sumiko Kobayashi • Tomoaki Araide • Makoto Kyogoku • Shizuka Hattori • Jirokichi Suzuki • Eisuke Hondou • Azusa Enomoto • Subaru Okiya • Masumi Sera • Shukichi Haneda • Sakurako Yonehara
Tokyo Metropolitan Police District Juzo Megure • Wataru Takagi • Miwako Sato • Ninzaburo Shiratori • Yumi Miyamoto • Kazunobu Chiba • Naeko Miike • Kiyonaga Matsumoto • Inspector Yuminaga • Shintaro Chaki • Hyoue Kuroda
Osaka Police District Heizo Hattori • Ginshiro Toyama • Goro Otaki
Nagano Police District Kansuke Yamato • Yui Uehara • Taka’aki Morofushi
Other police districts Sango Yokomizo • Misao Yamamura • Jugo Yokomizo • Fumimaro Ayanokoji
NPA and Public Security Bureau Rei Furuya (Bourbon) • Hiromitsu Morofushi • Yuya Kazami
FBI Shuichi Akai • Jodie Starling • James Black • Andre Camel
CIA Hidemi Hondou (Kir) • Ethan Hondou
MI6 Mary Sera • Tsutomu Akai
Black Organization The Boss • Rum • Gin • Vodka • Vermouth • Chianti • Korn • Shiho Miyano • Akemi Miyano • Elena Miyano • Atsushi Miyano • Tequila • Pisco • Calvados • Rikumichi Kusuda • Ki’ichiro Numabuchi
Magic Kaito Kaito Kuroba • Kaitou Kid • Aoko Nakamori • Ginzo Nakamori • Toichi Kuroba • Chikage Kuroba • Konosuke Jii • Keiko Momoi • Akako Koizumi • Saguru Hakuba • Snake • Rose (OVA only) • Hakuba’s Housekeeper • Spider (TV special only)
Others ”The Criminal” • Hideo Akagi • Ryusuke Higo • Takahiro Sanada • Scar Akai • Kohji Haneda • Rumi Wakasa • Momiji Ooka • Muga Iori • Kamen Yaiba • Gomera • Night Baron • Detective Samonji