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Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne: Volume 1

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ISBN13: 9781401205553
ISBN10: 1401205550
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By day, Kusakabe Maron is an ordinary high school girl with more than her share of problems, but by night, she is Phantom Thief Jeanne. As the reincarnation of Joan of Arc, her mission is to steal demon-possessed paintings and neutralize their evil. Jeanne's only ally is the angel-in-training Finn.DC Comics

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"Kusajabe Maron, the heroine of this manga series, will remind Americans of television's 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer': both are high school students who secretly combat supernatural evil by night. But the concept behind Tanemura's series is more convoluted and downright wacky. As Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, Maron is the reincarnation of Joan of Arc, a historical version of the warrior woman archetype that is now widespread in pop culture. Just how reincarnation can fit Joan of Arc's Catholicism goes unexplained. The devil has dispatched demons to enter into paintings, whose beauty 'enslaves' onlookers' hearts, enabling demons to possess them. As God's agent Jeanne must exorcise these demons despite opposition from the police, who think she is vandalizing art. Further complicating matters are Maron's supposed best friend Miyako, who helps her detective father hunt Jeanne, and Maron's handsome classmate Chiaki, who, unsurprisingly, turns out to be Jeanne's masked rival Kaito Sinbad. What the stories lack in suspense they make up in energy with Tanemura's busy art style and stereotypically cute characters. The story of Maron's learning how to balance her two sides — confident Jeanne and emotionally vulnerable Maron — is what makes this book work. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781401205553
Author:
Arina, Tanemura
Publisher:
CMX
Illustrator:
Arina, Tanemura
Author:
Arina, Tanemura
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Fantasy
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Manga
Subject:
Manga - General
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20051101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.42x5.06x.53 in. .34 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages DC Comics - English 9781401205553 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Kusajabe Maron, the heroine of this manga series, will remind Americans of television's 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer': both are high school students who secretly combat supernatural evil by night. But the concept behind Tanemura's series is more convoluted and downright wacky. As Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, Maron is the reincarnation of Joan of Arc, a historical version of the warrior woman archetype that is now widespread in pop culture. Just how reincarnation can fit Joan of Arc's Catholicism goes unexplained. The devil has dispatched demons to enter into paintings, whose beauty 'enslaves' onlookers' hearts, enabling demons to possess them. As God's agent Jeanne must exorcise these demons despite opposition from the police, who think she is vandalizing art. Further complicating matters are Maron's supposed best friend Miyako, who helps her detective father hunt Jeanne, and Maron's handsome classmate Chiaki, who, unsurprisingly, turns out to be Jeanne's masked rival Kaito Sinbad. What the stories lack in suspense they make up in energy with Tanemura's busy art style and stereotypically cute characters. The story of Maron's learning how to balance her two sides — confident Jeanne and emotionally vulnerable Maron — is what makes this book work. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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