I always wondered if Kaitou Kid's uniform

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I always wondered if Kaitou Kid's uniform

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isn't inspired by Professor Moriarty's from the Meitantei Sherlock Holmes anime...

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I've actually made this comparison myself eons ago. While it is possible, both outfits were likely inspired by gentleman thief Arsene Lupin.
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wikipedia wrote:El disfraz de Kaito Kid es exactamente igual que la ropa del personaje de Moriarty del anime Sherlock Hound y la de Arsène Lupin.
translation: the disguise of Kaito Kid is exactly the same as the clothes of the character Moriarty of the anime Sherlock Hound and that of Arsene Lupin.

the english wiki doesnt say this :-\
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Re: I always wondered if Kaitou Kid's uniform

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Kaito Lady wrote:
wikipedia wrote:El disfraz de Kaito Kid es exactamente igual que la ropa del personaje de Moriarty del anime Sherlock Hound y la de Arsène Lupin.
translation: the disguise of Kaito Kid is exactly the same as the clothes of the character Moriarty of the anime Sherlock Hound and that of Arsene Lupin.

the english wiki doesnt say this :-\
Because there's no need to...? O_o Toichi claims the outfit was inspired by that of Arsene Lupin, but I highly doubt that in the Lupin stories that Lupin is claimed to be all dressed in white. Actually all depictions I've ever seen of him have Lupin in proper-for-the-time gentleman's clothing. Black suit, black top hot, monocle, gloves, black cape, etc.

As for Moriarty in Meitantei Holmes his outfit is also likely inspired by Lupin, but again, the colours are very different. My thinking is that knowing that Hayao Miyazaki is behind a lot of what went on with that show he likely decided to go against the norm of "dressing the villains in black clothing" on a kid's show so he changed the colours to something brighter.

Are Kid and Moriarty's costumes similar? Yes. Are they identical? Heck no.
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