Tuesday, April 6, 2010

「Kamikaze Kaitou Jeannu」

Hi ^ ^
Today, I´ll introduce you ´Kamikaze Kaitou Jeannu´ written by Arina Tanemura.
This is a fantasy comic for girls. I read it when I was in elementary school.
It is really famous and popular comic. I think most of the Japanese girls have read this.
It was also adapted as a anime series. Of course, I watched it too ^^
Then, I´ll show you the summary of this comic.

16-year-old high-school gymnast Maron Kusakabe is visited by the angel Finn Fish, who gives her a task. God's power is scattered across the Earth, and if He does not gather enough by the turn of the millenium, He will die. To block Him, the Devil has sent out agents to gather His power, which is the beauty in human hearts, in the form of chess pieces. With Fin's assistance, Maron transforms into the reincarnation of Jeanne D´Ark in order to hunt Demons hidden within works of art. Since that time, she began defeat damons in the night. When Maron defeats a Demon, the artwork disappears, and to the outside world it is as if she has stolen it, and she becomes known as a `Kaitou ("phantom-thief") Jeanne`. Therefore, she began chased by police. However, she always defeat damon elegantly. POlice has never succed in catch her. Maron's best friend is Miyako, the daughter of a police detective in charge of Jeanne's case. Therefore, she always feels sorry for her.
As the series progresses, Maron and Miyako fall in love with new classmate Chiaki, who is also secretly a demon hunter, Kaitō Sinbad. He is the guy who moved to Maron's apartment. His room is next to her room. He has really good looks and became popular among girls soon. Chiaki at first "fakes" falling in love to get closer to Maron, knowing Maron is Jeanne. Maron is also attracted by Chiaki, but she doesn't know he is Kaito Sinbad.she is Later he falls in love truthfully after realizing that Maron's worth the effort, even if she does "hate" him. Maron, on the other hand, is confused and does not know what "love" means because her parents abandoned her when she was around ten years old because they were having problems getting along, so no one taught her. As a result, she does not know how to respond to Chiaki's advances. Eventually, she realizes that Chiaki is not a bad guy after all. She is deeply hurt, however, when she learns that Chiaki is her rival, Sinbad, and that he only went after her because he knew she was Jeanne.
(I got most of this summary from wikipedia since this story is too difficult for me to explain by myself... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamikaze_Kaito_Jeanne )

Maron is depicted as a lonely young woman who hides her feelings behind a warm smile.
She suffers a lot, because she has to hide the truth that she is `Kaito Janne´to her best friend Miyako. And also, after she knew Chiaki is `Kaito Sinbad´, she suffers because she couldn´t be sure how should she deal with him. Behind such a suffering, she grows a lot. I think she has a deep inner strength.

I really recommend you to read ` Kamiaze Kaitou Jeannu` .
These sites show about it in details.

Thank you ^^


Alisha Stafford Feitosa said...

This sounds a little bit familiar. Would you still recommend this comic, or is it written more for elementary age people?

Alisha Stafford Feitosa said...

This is disappointing.


akig said...

Sorry, I took from wikipedia since this story is too difficult for me to explain by myself...
I put some other informations by myself and also put the resources.