While most series are still getting single volume releases that kick in relatively quickly, some shows are getting the box set treatment, which usually works out to be the same but has its advantages of getting it all at once. Such is the case with Aniplex Japan’s release of Magic Kaito 1412, which began broadcast this past fall. The twenty-four episode series is getting two Blu-ray box set releases with the first release set on March 25th, 2015 alongside a single volume DVD release. The Blu-ray box set is set for 17,280 yen, which is surprisingly good pricing compared to other releases as it will have twelve episodes to it. The first DVD release is priced at 4,104 yen and will have just the first three episodes with new volumes following monthly.
The Blu-ray set will come with special postcards as its only announced first press extra. No on-disc extras have been revealed yet for the three disc box set.
Plot concept: Kaito Kuroba is a normal teenage student whose father is often absent. When his father dies under mysterious circumstances, he is made aware of his father’s secret identity: a famous international criminal known as International Criminal 1412: the Phantom Thief, and that he was murdered by a mysterious organization for refusing to aid them in retrieving the “Pandora Gem,” a mystical stone said to shed a “tear” during the passing of a particular comet (often called the “Volley Comet”), the consumption of which bestows immortality.
He vows to prevent the organization from gaining immortality, and assumes his father’s identity as he begins his quest for the gem. His only clues as to the gem’s location are that it glows red under the full moon and that it is a doublet: a gem hidden within a larger gem. Thus, it would have to be a relatively large one with a bizarre history, and always stored in a place that never receives moonlight. He thus researches and steals famous priceless gems with odd histories from incredibly well-defended areas, and always returns them after the very next full moon.
[Source: Magic Kaito 1412 BD-Boxes]