Meimi Haneoka, 14, is a normal girl during the daytime, but during the night, she assumes the "position" of Saint Tail, a modern-day Robin Hood who steals from thieves and gives items back to their original owners. She is aided by her friend, Seira Mimori, a nun-in-training, and she is chased by her classmate (and soon-to-be love interest), Daiki Asuka (often called "Asuka Jr.").
If you\'re looking for a good cops and robbers / cat and mouse anime like Lupin the 3rd, keep looking - because even though this series is about a thief and a detective trying to catch her, the robberies aren\'t really what you will watch out for. In fact, I would describe Saint Tail as a love story or romance anime extended over 43 episodes. The thefts are merely a backdrop to the developing romance between Meimi Haneoka and Asuka Jr.
Meimi, of course, is Saint Tail and the young detective trying to catch her is her classmate Asuka Jr. You\'ll have to suspend your disbelief
with this one as one impossibility after another keep Saint Tail out of the cops\' grasp. And another thing - it\'s not as if she actually hurt anybody. Who will persecute someone who steals somebody\'s running shoes and return them to the original owner, anyway?
But as I said, you won\'t really dwell that much on the robberies. Like me, you\'ll probably get hooked on Meimi and Asuka Jr. and waiting for the moment that Asuka Jr. finally catches Saint Tail. Lighthearted and cute, this anime is definitely one of my favorite classics.
Okay I first would like to make clear that everything I say here is my own opinion and I will give my reasoning, a full fleshed review of three pages is not necessary. Those of you who are thinking of passing this anime by as a bad graphical oldie I suggest you give the first few episodes a watch this show while the art is fairly average for its time it uses color and the magic tricks as a backdrop for Saint Tail's capers and the use of illusions really males up for much of the lack of sophisticated graphics. Art is a 7
ish give or take what you will. The sound track itself shines throughout the show really setting the tone the entire time, the ops and eds are cute but nothing jaw dropping. 9 for me in sound. I loved the character development of the family of both Asuka Jr and his dad Police duo and daughter of a magician Meimi and her parents and Ruby. These characters plus Seira, transfer mayor girl and Saru kun also get some fleshing out of their own. Hell even the main bad guys typically get
like 2 episodes for themselves so I give character a 9. 10 for enjoyment I loved this show so much I reached it immediately, yes a 44 episode show. You may be wondering why I left Story for last, well mostly because it's the shortest but a complex woven tale. This show really centers around the love story between Meimi and Asuka Jr. this is not a only because it is well established in the first episode there seems to be nothing that stands in the way of these feelings. Knowing this before the watching bears no harmful results on ones enjoyment because this show is a love story woven throughout and everything else is merely a backdrop for it to grow. To quote Shakespeare: Life is but a game, men and women, merely players.
Saint Tail is incrediby similar to Kaitou Jeanne, but i'd prefer St. Tail better. St. Tail was so cute, this type of romance is hard to find nowadays. If you haven't watched it yet, you are really missing out. St. Tail is your average, typical middle school girl, who secretly turns into Mysterious Kaitou (Thief) Saint Tail. This was such a sweet and amazing anime, i cried when it was over with...It was so good, i even considered asking Japan to make another series, like season 2, but I realize now that i am statisfied, even without season 2, i will enjoy St. Tail forever.
Basically, I love this Robin Hood meets Sailor Moon kind of thing, from beginning to end I wa always curious to what the next robbery was gonna be and how would she do it, I also loved to see love between her and her classmate/detective junior that was after her