Because all good things must come to an end eventually...
(this journal is spoiler-free)
Looking back on my pre-show predictions
, I was spot-on about Magic Kaito 1412 having episodes that feature Detective Conan characters and how these episodes would function. I really enjoyed the episodes that had Conan and friends in them, and I would've loved to have seen the chapters where Conan and Kaito Kid first meet from Kid's perspective. Though I can understand why the Ryouma Treasure case episode happened where it did (it's a really nice continuation to the Phantom Lady story), it was very strange to have Conan in the show without any introduction whatsoever. Magic Kaito 1412 has a lot of leaps in continuity like that; it's a good thing the vast majority of people who watch Magic Kaito 1412 are familiar with Detective Conan or they'd be hopelessly confused.
Overall, Magic Kaito 1412 was much better than I initially expected. For the most part the episodes were on par with if not better than the manga chapters they were based on. The animation style grew on me, and while I admit I'm not fond of the gigantic noses, I do love the way the characters' eyes are drawn. The color schemes used in Magic Kaito 1412 are nicer than those in Detective Conan, though I prefer Hakuba with light brown/dark blond hair instead of yellow-blond hair and Akako with dark burgundy hair instead of blue hair.
I was admittedly a bit worried about how A-1 would wrap up the show, since the Magic Kaito chapter it ended on didn't have much closure at all, but the ending scene is very cute.