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16 October 2008 @ 07:45 am
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, by Arina Tanemura  
KAMIKAZE KAITOU JEANNE
By: Arina Tanemura

Spoilers Behind the Cut: Mild

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Kusakabe Maron is the reincarnation of Jeanne D'Arc (Joan of Arc). She, with her angel Fin, steals artwork to get the forces of the devil out of them, stopping chaos from being unleashed. Meanwhile, her best friend Toudaiji Miyako is the daughter of the detective on the case to catch Jeanne. Not to mention that Miyako wants a piece of the action! To make matters worse, her new neighbor, (whose a bit of a pervert) Nagoya Chiaki, starts suspecting something...but he isn't just the good looking next door neighbor. He is really Sinbad, Kaitou Jeanne's arch enemy! (Summary ganked from here)

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Says Risa: I thought this manga was a cute little story. There's enough action and plot to balance out the shoujoness of it all. Chiaki and Maron have a very cute little relationship, and the rest of the cast is just so much love. I'm partial to Access the angel myself, and Miyako's always fun. This is a relatively quick read (30 Chapters, 7 Volumes) that doesn't end too fast, nor does it call for a sequel, which is always good (or bad, seeing as some things that don't need sequels get them anyway. Damn you, Disney!) BUT ANYWAY, it was well done. Tanemura did a good job weaving together the story and breathing life into her characters. She was especially good at developing Maron's character, especially toward the end. This is a story I won't soon forget.

Rating: 3/3

Final Words: I started the first volume of Full Moon O Sagashite, another work by Tanemura. This mangaka makes shoujo really appealing to the action packed shounen loving likes of me. XDD
 
 
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