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Phantom Thief Jeanne: Volume 5 manga review

By Leroy Douresseaux
December 24, 2014 - 22:38

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Rated “T” for “Teen”

There are demons that reside in certain paintings.  Maron Kusakabe, a 16-year-old high school student, transforms into Phantom Thief Jeanne, and sneaks into private art collections.  There, she steals such possessed paintings and seals the demons before they can devour human hearts.  However, Jeanne has a rival, Phantom Thief Sinbad, but he is also Chiaki Nagoya, a boy in love with Maron.

As Phantom Thief Jeanne, Vol. 5 (Chapters 26 to 29 to Final Chapter) opens, Maron realizes that Chiaki is under a spell.  Perhaps, that is why he is dating Maron's friend, Miyako Todaiji, even after declaring his love for Maron.

Also, Finn Fish, the “Minor Angel” that, until recently, served Maron, explains her dark actions – including betraying Maron.  That seems minor next to the fact that it is time for Maron to visit God, who created her.  It is also time for Maron to face the Demon Lord.

[This volume includes four bonus stories.]

THE LOWDOWN:  The Phantom Thief Jeanne manga (originally titled Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne) is an early work from beloved manga creator, Arina TanemuraPhantom Thief Jeanne Volume 5 is the final graphic novel in VIZ Media's English-language publication of the series.

This fifth volume does not demand the emotional involvement from readers that the fourth did (which was not that much, actually).  Still, these characters are full of love and a strong desire to sacrifice for the ones they love, and that is hugely evident in this final volume.  So we get a super-happy ending in the way that only Tanemura can do it.

POSSIBLE AUDIENCE:  Fans of Arina Tanemura’s manga will want to try the Shojo Beat title, Phantom Thief Jeanne.

Rating: B /10

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