Distribution Rights: none
Genres: Shoujo, Comedy
|Mysterious Thief Saint Tail (TV)|
Alternate Titles: Kaito Saint Tail,
Description: Young schoolgirl Meimi
Haneoka moonlights (literally) as the mysterious thief
Saint Tail, wearing a ponytail, a very cute magician's
costume including a jacket with tails (hence the name)
and a top hat, but no mask. Saint Tail steals only from
thieves and swindlers, and only to return goods to their
rightful owners. Although her good motives are clear,
she is pursued by the somewhat inept police detective
Asuka and his less inept young son, Asuka Junior, who
just happens to be Meimi's school classmate. Saint
Tail's only confidant is the young Catholic nun, Sister
| Reviewer: Clyde Adams
Episodes reviewed: 1-4,
is a cute, fun, comical series, with good (for TV)production
values, highly recommended. It uses the "good thief/trickster"
motif together with many elements from the "magical girl"
genre. The main character is not literally magical, however;
her magic is prestidigitation and illusion.
The elements for enjoyable, slapstick comedy, with
not-too-dangerous suspense and tension, are all here and put
to good use.