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Comic Review: Phantom Thief Jeanne Vol. 3

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Keeping secret identities a secret is hard work for an on-the-go magical girl in Phantom Thief Jeanne Volume 3!

Phantom Thief Jeanne, Volume 3 cover via VIZ Media

Phantom Thief Jeanne, Volume 3 cover via VIZ Media

Phantom Thief Jeanne Volume 3
Written by: Arina Tanemura
Publisher: Shueisha
English Publisher: Viz Media

Release date: July 1, 2014

Add Phantom Thief Jeanne, Vol. 3 to your shelf today!

On a cloudless night, a lone figure leaps across the sky line. The full moon illuminates a girl in a strange outfit flitting over the rooftops, searching the darkness for a evil presence. The Demons hiding in our world are trying to prevent God from regaining his scattered power and only the reincarnation of Joan D. Arch, Phantom Thief Jeanne, can stop them!

In reality the great phantom thief who has been stealing works of art through out the city and eluding police is just a young high school girl named Maron Kusakabe. After discovering a small angel named Finn Fish, she was given a mission to prevent demons from stealing the beauty from human hearts. Finn gives Maron a magical rosary and the ability to transform into a magical girl to seal the demons away. Since the demons reside in works of art and destroying them means the painting is also gone Maron’s alter ego becomes known a thief, which she kind of likes.

In the latest volume of this series Maron struggles to keep her identity a secret after someone witnesses her transformation into Jeanne. Always one step ahead of the police, along with the police chief’s daughter who is also her best friend, Maron worries that her nights of demon banishing are at an end. Having to compete against the a new phantom thief named Sinbad, Maron has her hands full! Can she trust this new thief on her turf or is he working against her? And who was the person who discovered Maron’s alter ego? Will the police finally catch the great Phantom Thief Jeanne!?

A great addition to any Shojo manga fan’s library, Phantom Thief Jeanne is the perfect magical girl cocktail! Magical transformations, secret identities, romance and of course beautiful illustrations! Arina Tanemura is one of my favorite manga artists, her stories always have very interesting plots for shojo manga. The stories always seem to twist about halfway through but still keeps true to the whimsical magical girl genre. The whole series is about 7 volumes long and Viz has just started the English releases! With the third volume just out this month it’s a perfect time to jump into this absolutely fabulous and magical series.

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