Comics / Manga

Phantom Thief Jeanne: Volume 1 Advanced manga review

By Leroy Douresseaux
March 1, 2014 - 17:14

Phantom Thief Jeanne Volume 1 cover image is courtesy of

Rated “T” for “Teen”

High school student, 16-year-old Maron Kusakabe, is also Phantom Thief Jeanne.  She sneaks into private art collections, looking to steal paintings in which demons reside.  She seals the demons before they can devour human hearts.

Phantom Thief Jeanne, Vol. 1 (Chapters 1 to 6) introduces Phantom Thief Jeanne on her latest mission to steal demon-infused paintings.  Now, she has a rival, the mysterious Phantom Thief Sinbad, and he promises to steal the paintings before she does.  At the same time, there is a new student at Maron’s school, Momokuri Academy.  He is Chiaki Nagoya, and Maron wonders if he is also Sinbad.

THE LOWDOWN:  Apparently, Phantom Thief Jeanne (originally titled Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne) was manga creator Arina Tanemura’s second manga series.  After reading the first two chapters, I found Phantom Thief Jeanne to be somewhat juvenile, which surprised me.  I have read a lot of Tanemura’s manga the last several years, and I learned that despite the pretty art, her manga can be quite dark and even edgy.

Phantom Thief Jeanne Volume 1 is neither dark nor edgy, but this is early Tanemura.  However, this series is cute, although there are a few moments with a bit of tartness.  I am somewhat interested in reading one more volumes, but I cannot say that I’ll be eagerly awaiting the next volume.

POSSIBLE AUDIENCE:  Fans of Arina Tanemura’s manga will want to try Phantom Thief Jeanne.


Rating: B- /10

Last Updated: August 31, 2023 - 08:12

    RSS       Mobile       Contact        Advertising       Terms of Service    ComicBookBin

© Copyright 2002-2023, Toon Doctor Inc. - All rights Reserved. All other texts, images, characters and trademarks are copyright their respective owners. Use of material in this document (including reproduction, modification, distribution, electronic transmission or republication) without prior written permission is strictly prohibited. Toon Doctor ® is registered trademarks of Toon Doctor Inc. Privacy Policy