Meimi Haneoka seems like an ordinary 14-year-old, but at night she becomes Saint Tail, a cat burglar-Robin Hood figure. She steals only from the dishonest and returns purloined jewels to their rightful owners. She learns a... more »bout these injustices from "nun-in-training" Seira, who assures her of the morality of each assignment. Meimi's escapades attract the local police, whom she eludes as easily as the crooks, using a combination of supernatural powers and sleight-of-hand magic. A more challenging foe is her classmate Asuka Jr., an aspiring detective who's determined to capture Saint Tail. Based on a manga by Megumi Tachigawa, the series ran for two years in Japan (October 1995 to September 1996). American viewers will find that Saint Tail plays like a cross between Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura; Meimi is not as ditsy as Usagi/Serena, but she lacks Sakura's unassuming charm. Unrated; suitable for ages 8 and up: Minor cartoon violence. --Charles Solomon« less
Joan R. (whitlock) from WINTERVILLE, GA Reviewed on 1/28/2014...
Not true manga, but a sweet tale nonetheless.
The most darling thief of hearts!
Kylara | Berkeley, CA USA | 09/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Since Amazon has already given us a description, I won't mince words - Kaitou Saint Tail is an almost perfect show, with no empty plot holes or anything of the sort. They drop a major plot detail right away in episode one, seemingly leaving it open, but really, it is only waiting to show up again near the end of the show, in about episode 40 (three episodes away from the end!). The beginning only sets up the spectacular ending; although there are an unearthly amount of fillers, they all have the same, wonderful essence of Saint Tail. The first episodes all set up plots that will come together in the most perfect, fitting ways. Meimi and Asuka make the most darling couple - tearing out each other's hair and screaming at each other. This really is a *shoujo* anime, but I really think that if you don't like shoujo, that's not something that should mark 'Saint Tail' down. (After all, I don't usually like shonen anime, but that doesn't mean that they all stink.) Overall, Saint Tail is just a great anime that I adored to pieces (I frequently rewatch it). I only wish that more people knew about it!"
This could turn into a beautiful beggining
J. Reel | Avondale, Arizona United States | 11/14/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Just recently I bought this at a store and it came with the first issue of the manga for free. So I'm thinking why not? Give it a chance. So I read the Manga then I watched the first disk, and this is what I think. I didn't think it was fantastic, but I did like it. To me it seemed like a series that would grow over time and I think I'm right. The anime was pretty accurate, at least to the english version of manga, and it made me want to get the second issue on both versions. But if you want to know what I think of the second version your going to have to read that review, but anyway if you like shows like sailor moon and cardcaptor, I would have to say it's similar in it's own way. It is pretty original, but I have to say some of the plot lines are pretty cheesy. So I'm pretty sure your wondering what I did like about this series, well Duh!!! The Love story, to tell you the truth that's why I'm hooked. It's so cute, but the thing is Meime who is also Saint Tail can't tell Asuka Jr. that she's in love with him because he doesn't know that she is Saint Tail, which if you ask me I think he's in love with Saint Tail without knowing that she's his fellow classmate at school during the day. I'm sure you can imagine being around the guy you love and he doesn't even know who you really are. But if you are somewhat interested in watching this I would say go for, mostly just for the chase Asuka Jr puts on for Saint Tail, It makes me wish I was chased after like she is!!!!! A must have if you like cute simple anime!!!"
Saint Tail! the master thief that staels Asuka Jr.'s heart
minimoon | Strongsville, ohio United States | 08/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've read and watched Saint Tail, i like reading it better as you can use your imagination more but hte episodes are really good too. Saint Tail is about a girl named Meimi Haneoka and her friend Seria who is a nun-in-training. During the day Meimi is a regular school girl that goes to Saint paulia academy, But by night she turns into the mysterious thief Saint Tail! but she just isn't any thief, she steals back items that were unjustly taken from their owners, Her friend Seria listend to peoples confessionals and tells Saint Tail what to steal and where. Saint Tail is pursued by a boy in her class named Asuka Jr.(who she likes) he wants to be a detective and is the son of a famous detective. Asuka Jr. challenges her and Saint Tail accepts, She then leaves clues for Askua about her next heist. want more? E-mail me!"
Sega's Magical Girl
HowlyGrowly | Texas, USA | 01/23/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sega's take on the magical girl anime genre is undoubtedly the best. You've probably seen Card Captor Sakura and Sailor Moon, but Saint Tail AKA Meimi Haneoka puts all those other magical girls to shame. Her personality is much stronger than Serena's/Sailor Moon's, and her escapades with Asuka Jr. are full of both humor and intrigue. Sega does a masterful job of holding our interest in the series by setting two characters up for a romance and then frustrating that chance for happiness with everything that could possibly come between them. This series is a must-have if you are a true Sega fan! This DVD collection is the first of six and contains only the first three episodes:
Episode 1 - The Cutest Little Thief! Saint Tail tracks a jewel thief and comes up against her classmate, Asuka Jr.!
Episode 2 - Wonderful Rival! Saint Tail tries to get caught by her rival, Asuka Jr. Or is she playing a game of cat and mouse?
Episode 3 - Meimi's Love?! How will Saint Tail keep her beloved new pet and still catch the bad guys?"
Thief of Viewers?
Yumi | So Kali | 05/19/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Saint Tail is an entertaining anime. It pulses with life and characters; however, it lacks originality. It basically fits the magical girl stereotypes: a high-pitched, sweet, easily angered girl who cries a lot; a boy who thinks that he hates this girl but underneath might not; and a whole lot of magic tossed in. All together, Saint Tail is worth your money as it is quite enjoyable and light-hearted."