What’s the deal here with two shows about Kaitou the phantom thief? I don’t know if this is terrible timing or what, but both Kaitou joker and Magic Kaito 1412 are essentially the exact same concept for a show. Both anime are kid show about the same mystical magician known as phantom thieves. Both anime came out this fall 2014, now that is terrible timing because no matter how good one or the other is, the one on top will make the other show completely invalid. There is really no reason to watch two anime about the same thing, so which one will be forgotten this season, is it going to be Kaitou Joker or Magic Kaito 1412?
While I cannot talk for the entire populace, the choice seemed rather obvious to me after watching only the first few minutes of Kaitou Joker. Magic Kaito 1412 is definitively ages beyond this little kid show. Kaitou Joker is such a childish show that an adult couldn’t possibly like the show in any way shape or form, while Magic Kaito 1412 is a kid show too, it does a much better job at staying appealing to a wider audience. I don’t think I would have considered Kaitou Joker to be a good show no matter what, but with the existence of an identical anime which is much better it is just impossible for this one to go anywhere. The art is worse, the voice acting is worse, the story is even more childish, there is just no redeeming elements to this story. Kaitou Joker even lacked the drama and emotional depth that its counterpart was slightly showing. This is a lost cause.
I won’t be watching this show for obvious reasons, but I wouldn’t recommend for anyone to watch it either, if it is something you liked, you should really just watch Magic Kaito 1412 instead, unless for some reason you REALLY want to make a comparison between the two anime and therefore you want to watch both.
ZeroGhj signing off