Synonyms: Phantom Thief Jeanne, Divine Wind Thief Jeanne
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 13, 1999 to Jan 29, 2000
24 min. per episode
PG - Children
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comedy magical girl romance shoujo
SynopsisA normal looking high school girl on the outside, Kusakabe Maron is actually the reincarnation of Jeanne d' Arc. With the help of the angel, Fin Fish, Maron works as the thief Jeanne at night to seal the demons that reside in pieces of artwork, preying upon the weak hearts of the owners. She is branded as a thief due to the fact that the artworks disappear after she seals the demons. One day, a new neighbor and classmate appears, as well as a rival in her night job, the thief Sinbad. With her own best friend being the detective's daughter, out to capture her and the appearance of her new rival, Maron's work is anything but easy.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne,
Characters & Voice Actors
A mahou shoujo show, a genre that might interest some, and chase off pretty much everyone else. KKJ might not give us any new spins in this highly niche genre, we can't help but love it anyway?
KKJ doesn't exactly provide anything ground breaking story-wise. It's standard mahou shoujo material. Like many other thieves you may find in other anime, Jeanne oddly enough tells the police beforehand she actually plans to steal something, and magically completes her missions successfully, foiling the police each time. While there is an obvious plotline, majority of the anime is fairly episodic. It follows a monster of the week pattern, so each week (or should I say each episode) Jeanne seals another artwork, normally helping non-returning characters that have problems most likely due to the demons. The second half has the plot picking up, with new (and returning) antagonists as well as development of the romance between the two main characters. It's fairly standard, but interesting enough if you don't mind standard to begin with.
Unfortunately, the infamous reused transformation scene is used in KKJ, and is quite frankly an annoyance to watch after the first time. Animation is also reused a lot when it comes to the demon sealing. The animation is bright and colorful, and this being based off a manga by Tanemura Arina of course means awesome character designs, at least for the thieves' costumes. An irritating number of still screens are also often used in KKJ, detracting enjoyment at times, simply because nobody likes to stare at a still screen when something else could be done. Anyhow, if you're looking for amazing animation, look no further, because it certainly isn't here.
Nothing too special can be found from sound either. The opening and endings are fairly catchy, although perhaps a more slow song would have been more fitting for the first ending. Background music is quite forgettable, but at least there's nothing that ruins the scenes, proving that the BGM does its job. Voice acting is fairly satisfying, with Maron's VA doing an excellent job showing her strength, will and loneliness. Fin Fish's VA, while befitting her role, is fairly annoying to listen to however, probably due to the extremely high pitch.
KKJ's characters would have to be its strongest point. Most of the characters develop throughout the series, especially the leads. Maron is a seemingly happy person, but behind it all is one who suffers from extreme loneliness. Chiaki is a somewhat trouble male who has a reluctance in engaging in any serious romantic relationship with another girl. The developing romantic relationship between her and Chiaki is pretty much the highlight of the show for the romance lovers, but it's quite predictable from the start how it would all turn out. There's more to Miyako then what appears at first, with this and the history behind some of the antagonists, make up for a fairly interesting cast of characters.
Did I like it?
If you're wondering whether I actually enjoyed Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, I didn't really. I'm a fan of the manga and thought the drama especially portrayed in it was brilliant. I was disappointed when I saw the anime had taken the mahou shoujo approach, with long and tedious transformation scenes, and pointless clashes between Jeanne and the police. I also hate monster of the week setups, as they prove to be far too boring and repetitive.
Overall, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne is your everyday mahou shoujo. Complete with transformation scenes, flashy (and unrealistic) action, and a bit of romance here and there. Take that with some of the drama and twists presented in the show, an interesting cast of characters, and we have an anime the mahou shoujo lovers could waste their lives on for a while. read more
There isn't much to see just:
1)must see; 2) must see; 3)must enjoy ^_^
Then I was a teenager I used to watch this and imagined that I am that brave, strong, lissome girl. I knew all phrases when she is transforming and that was my inducement to be better and alarm-clock which woke me up every morning with smile, bravery and impulse to continue what I have started.
Story is about friendship which could be very mystical and disloyal, about love which can be beautiful but in the same made-up, bet from the start till beginning it always is truthful to yourself which teaches us to love ourselves too. Great! read more
Both are about stealing and love.
Both have female thieves who steal for the good of others.
they are both (so call)thiefs
I have always found these shows to be similar. Both steal for the sake of god, and to help people. both have crazy female characters who want to catch the main character. and both shows have romances between people who shouldn't know the main character's identity. They're both very good shows :)
The whole thing is almost the same. The mai character has a secret the she is a super theif who steals things for good rather that bad. They are both being followed by the police closely, and are close with the child of the main police officer. And they have the typical magical girl transformations.
they both are thiefs. and both girls are chased by a person they know. also there is romance. and the girls transform.
Kaitou Saint Tail and Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne are two much alike animes.
The main character is a girl and a thief with another identity as a kaitou than normal.
One classmate trying to capture the kaitou self.
Both revolve alot around the God subject etc...
Both contain romance, drama, adventure, Shoujo and more romance..
If you like one you'll love the other..
If you haven't seen either, Both are highly recommended..
KKJ is like the newer version of St. Tail.
Both girls steal in the name of god. The roles are a little mixed-up but they are all classmates: The best friend in St. Tail is a nun-in-training that helps her, and in KKJ she is the detective. The boy in St. Tail is the detective while in KKJ he is the competition.^^
I heard Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne was a remake of the anime Saint Tails. Plots same, Girl same powers, both recarnation, but one difference was that, the guy in Saint tails was the son of the dectective instead of the anime Jeanne, it was a girl.
have fun, they are extreamly very simular,
If you liked Kaitou Saint Tail, then you might enjoy Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne because obviously the creator of KKJ "borrowed" some ideas of Saint Tail. So, yeah, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne is a rip-off of Kaitou Saint Tail.
Both revolve around stealing ... but not for yourself but for others and religion (kind of). Of course there's love and transformation too. A person that want to capture the thief, in Kaito Saint Tail the love interest and in Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne the best friend of the thief.
Both are about an average girl that turns to a thief. And the both have romance.
well both anime has romance... both main character steals art works for reasons and in both show's another main character comes in and falls inlove
In both anime the main character steals the stuff that evil power is possesed
Both involve Kaitous who are stealing the artwork for various reasons. Deep plotlines and such you will enjoy. ('Specially their manga versions.)
Both series feature the main character turning into a "phantom" thief to steal objects of value for the greater good of the world. In actuality, Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne is like the female version of D.N.Angel.
the story is kinda the same. two people goin after works of arts, and someone trying to catch a thief. it's pretty cool!
The only difference is that in Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne the main characters is a girl, and in DNAngel the main character is a boy. They both morph and kill demons. And the police is chasing both :)
Yup, they're REALLY similar o_____o'' Its cuz of the thieves, the police and stuff... A friend who wants to catch the thieve. Weird o___o'
Well i still like this series cuz Dark is soooo hot 8DDD
Both the main characters transform into someone else to "steal" works of art
both are about love and stealing painting to save the world!!
They both evolve around a main character who is a phantom thief. There is comedy, romance and action.
The main characters are both thieves trying to hide their identities and know the detective after them. In D.N.Angel the main character is a guy while in Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne the main character is a girl.
Opening Theme#1: "Piece of Love" by Shazna (eps 1-27)
#2: "Dive into Shine" by Lastier (eps 28-44)
Ending Theme#1: "Haruka..." by Pierrot (eps 1-27)
#2: "Till The End" by Hibiki (eps 28-44)
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