Phantom Thief Jeanne was adapted into an anime series, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne. The anime aired in Japan, animated by Toei Animation.
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne Anime Review
As far as I know, but I haven’t read the manga yet, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne closely follows the plot of Phantom Thief Jeanne by Arina Tanemura. The story revolves around Maron Kusakabe, a high school student who leads a double life as Phantom Thief Jeanne to seal demons that possess artworks. Guided by the angel Finn Fish, Maron embarks on a mission to save innocent souls and prevent the demons from wreaking havoc.
I especially love the relationship between Maron and Chiaki and how it develops over time. With his secrets and dirty humor, Chiaki has always had a place in my heart.
Also, the friendship between Maron and Finn, they go through some hard times together. I feel so bad for the friendship between Maron and Miyako some times, she’s a great character.
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne retains the magical girl, romance, and fantasy elements, plus the anime explores themes of love, friendship, and the struggle between good and evil as Maron fulfills her duties as a phantom thief while navigating the challenges of adolescence, first love, friendships, and growth.
Toei Animation adapts Arina Tanemura’s distinctive art style to the animated format, which overall looks great with some fun parts. The character designs, settings, and magical transformations reflect the aesthetic of the manga while adding dynamic movement and action sequences.
The soundtrack complements the themes and atmosphere of the series. Opening and ending theme songs contribute to each episode’s overall emotional tone and energy. And I personally love the opening, couldn’t just skip it.
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne received a positive reception, particularly for its faithful adaptation of the source material. Fans of the manga appreciated seeing the characters and story brought to life in animated form. The series is regarded as a classic within the magical girl genre.
And, after all, I agree with that. It’s a great show, I enjoyed so much. Couldn’t keep myself from a re-watch anytime soon.
I recommend it for magical girl anime, romance, and fantasy fans. Would I re-watch? Absolutely!
The anime serves as a delightful adaptation for fans. As a teen, there’re episodes that made me afraid for the sake of the characters. I was absolutely into it back then and love it ever since.
Even since I haven’t read the manga – I am planning to, tho – I love the anime. Not sure, if anything will ever change that. from episode one when Chiaki first appears, their dynamic is so much fun. I can’t go much into that without spoilering too much but I can absolutely say it’s worth the watch and also a re-watch!
Have you seen the anime series? What do you think of Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne?