Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne. Vol. 1

by Tanemura, Arina.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Graphic Novel GR K v.1
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Graphic Novel
Call Number  GR K v.1
Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Graphic Novel
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Teen Books
Call Number  Graphic Novel
By day, Kusakabe Maron is an ordinary high school girl with more than her share of problems. But by night, she is Kamikaze Kaitou Jeannereincarnation of Joan of Arc! Her mission? Hunt down demonpossessed paintings and exorcise the evil spirits! But accomplishing this mission puts her in conflict with the authorities who only see her as a mysterious stranger vandalizing works of art. With only the help of angel-in-training Finn, she must survive high school during the day and fight evil by night!
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "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.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Angels -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher La Jolla, CA :DC Comics,2005
Contributors Abernathy, Ben.
Drzka, Sheldon.
Audience For all ages.
Language English
Notes Translation and adaptation, Sheldon Drzka ; editor, Ben Abernathy.
Translated from the Japanese.
Published in the original Japanese format; i.e. the pages and art content should be followed from right to left ('backwards').
Description 172 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
ISBN 9781401205553
Other Classic View