Meimi's a bright and cheerful girl, who inherited her father Genichiro's magic powers and her mother Eimi's abilities as a thief. Now at night she turns into the mysterious thief Saint Tail... See full summary »
Meimi's a bright and cheerful girl, who inherited her father Genichiro's magic powers and her mother Eimi's abilities as a thief. Now at night she turns into the mysterious thief Saint Tail and sets about town righting wrongs (usually stealing back things that innocent victims have been cheated out of), with the help and council of her friend Seira, who's also a nun in training who listens to people's stories. She tells the stories to Meimi, who turns to Saint Tail to settle the problem. But, although her objectives are good, to steal is a crime and Asuka Jr has dedicated himself to catching Saint Tail. But Meimi/Saint Tail likes Asuka, and this complicates matters a bit. Written by
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Tokyopop has just released the English-language version of this 1995 TV show. Not to be confused with the 1999 show Kamikaze Thief Jeanne, Kaitou Saint Tail also deals with a teenage thief who uses her skills for good purposes. The tone of the stories and the character designs makes me think this show is aimed at a very young viewer, someone who might like Pokemon for instance. The premise of the story is a little shakey. Meimi and Seira are both students at St. Paulia, a Catholic school and Seira also hears confessions as a nun-in-training. In reality she wouldn't be hearing any confessions but the story demands that Seira pass on information to her friend Meimi so she can right wrongs as Saint Tail. Saint Tail uses stage magic as her gimmick and her costume reminds you of a stage magician with her top hat and cane. I've seen the first three episodes and the Tokyopop title "Sweet Tales of Saint Tail" describes the series well even though that is not exactly the right translation.
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