This is the story of a 14 year old boy, Daisuke
Niwa, who turns into Phantom Thief Dark when he becomes enamored
with a certain local girl that he is fond of. Poor little Daisuke
is sucked into this tale of thieving, and the only thing that will
return his life to normal is to steal the heart of the woman he
loves. Too bad that the object of his affections only has eyes for
his other, more dangerous self! Daisuke, or as his alter-ego, Dark
steals artwork that have some sort of cursed power and cause troubles
for the town and its people. Once the works of art are obtained,
their power is sealed by him or his family (Daisuke’s grandfather
Episode Guide (Volume 1)
Stage 1: Dark Revived
On his14th birthday, Daisuke tries to give a love letter to
Risa, but he backs down when she says she wants them to stay good
friends. When he gets home, he learns that he turns into Phantom
Thief Dark when he fondly thinks of Risa. Although he is reluctant,
his grandfather and mother send him to his first mission to steal
a statue titled “the Sacred Maiden”. On the way back
from stealing the statue, Dark is spotted by Riku and to keep her
quiet he kisses her.
Stage 2: Rekindled Feelings
Daisuke/Dark’s next mission is to steal a bird relief that
is atop of the Central Church. However, Risa, who has a crush on
Dark, makes Daisuke promise to go with her to see Dark late at night.
Once Dark obtains the relief, he challenges Daisuke to escape without
Dark’s help, and the winner gets to do whatever he wants.
When Daisuke got back on the street, Risa was standing there and
seeing her causes Daisuke turns into Dark, who then asks her out
on a date.