Saint Tail


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Name:Saint Tail
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un-checked Comedyun-checked Mechsun-checked Drama
un-checked Violencechecked Shoujo 
un-checked Hentaiun-checked Explicit Sexun-checked Brief Nudity
Running Length:100
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Saint Tail
Saint Tail partial review...

(Remember, if this review is helpful or well-written, please give me a good rating (down below)! Thanks for your support! *^__^)

To begin with, I haven't seen this entire series because they haven't released it all yet. I'll just cover what I know for now.

Animation:
I liked the animation for this show and felt it really contributed to the overall feel: Cute. Whenever I can tell within one episode exactly what to expect from the rest of the series just by watching the show in action, I'll give it a good grade.
Granted, we're not talking "Battle Athletes Victory" and "Rurouni Kenshin" level here. In fact, it's not even that high-quality at all. But what it lacks in quality, it makes up for with style, and I liked it.

Plot:
Before I get to the storyline itself, let me cover the feel of the show: Ever seen Cardcaptor Sakura? If you didn't like that show, and if super-sweet isn't your style, then turn back now.
With that said, on to the plot: This is more or less a magical girl show without magic.
The main character, Meimi, transforms into Saint Tail, but she doesn't actually have powers. Instead, she uses magician tricks that I guess she picked up from her dad, since he's a magician. Luckily, tricks are all she needs because this show isn't about fighting evil creatures, it's about trying to do the right thing.
Meimi's best friend Seira, you see, is a nun in training. Apparently, she gets a lot of troubled people coming in to confess to her and when she hears something that it seems like Saint Tail can fix, she tells Meimi about it. The extent of what Saint Tail can fix, by the way, is anything that involves sneaking in and stealing something at night.
Just to give an example (and I'm just making this up; it doesn't happen in the episodes I've seen), a guy might have a ring that he has to give to his bride-to-be. Unfortunately, he loses that ring on the way home, but doesn't have money to buy another one. He later tells Seira about it, feeling bad.
After that, a little girl comes in to confess something to Seira: Her mother actually stole the ring from the guy. The girl knows it's wrong, but doesn't know what she should do...
Which would lead to Seira telling Saint Tail, getting Saint Tail to go sneak into the little girl's house and steal the ring back from the girl's mother, and then sneak into the guy's house and put the ring on a table somewhere, returning it to its rightful owner.
Things like that are pretty much how things go from episode to episode, except that they're usually a lot more creative than my example.
Naturally, that would get boring after a while, so we start off with Meimi's "enemy," a detective's son named Asuka Jr. Saint Tail's continuous thievery has made her wanted by detectives everywhere, but she keeps eluding Asuka's father.
Asuka Jr. thinks that if he can catch Saint Tail, it'll make him sort of a hero among the other detectives. He tries and tries to catch her throughout the series, and Meimi plays with him a little by always leaving little hints on where he might find Saint Tail that night. In case you haven't guessed, she has a thing for him and she likes dodging him every time and frustrating him in her little game.
There was another girl, Rina Takamiya, who was introduced at one point, making a neat little love triangle. She had a crush on Asuka Jr. too, but she quickly found that all he cared about was catching Saint Tail. She decided to try and catch Saint Tail too in order to impress him...
But unfortunately, that ended after only a few episodes, which brings me to a vital point:
There is practically no ongoing storyline to this show in the 22 episodes that have been released here. If you like ongoing storylines, look for another anime to watch.
For the rest of us, I found this show to be really sweet and cute while actually bringing up a lot of important questions: Can stealing really make something right? Can telling others something that you heard in confession really be a good move?
The funny thing is that the show itself doesn't talk too much about those big questions (at least, not in what's been released here), but they're still an interesting little quirk to the story.
I do hope they address those issues at some point or other and that there'll be some big 12-episode plot at the end, but I've enjoyed what I've seen and if you like cute, you should like this.

Humor:
Sort of hard for me to grade... It's not really that Saint Tail's funny so much as it is FUN. It's amusing... But in a cute, endearing way, not in a really comedic way.
I guess all I can say is: You shouldn't expect many witty remarks, but there ARE some funny situations throughout the series. Besides, it's a fun show and it's got a sort of "feel-good family entertainment" tone to it. It's amusing in its charm.

Soundtrack:
Nothing really memorable here, but the background music is good enough to work and the opening and closing songs are pretty good.

Overall:
I think I've said just about everything I have to say about this series... It's cute, light-hearted, simple, sweet, and charming. As long as you don't go in expecting anything more than that, you won't be disappointed.
Recommended.

All reviews by me:
Ah My Goddess! OAV, Battle Athletes, Blue Seed, Dragonball Z, Dragonball Z: Dead Zone, Dragonball Z: The Tree of Might, Dragonball Z: The World's Strongest, Earthian, El Hazard: The Wanderers, Green Legend Ran, Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Irresponsible Captain Tylor OAVs, Legend of the Last Labyrinth, Mononoke no Hime, Outlaw Star, Pokemon, Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back, Rurouni Kenshin, Sailor Moon R movie, Sailor Moon S, Sailor Moon S: Hearts In Ice, Sailor Moon SuperS, Sailor Moon SuperS: Black Dream Hole, Saint Tail, Shinesman, Slayers, Slayers: The Motion Picture, Tenchi in Tokyo, Tenchi Muyo, Tenchi Universe

Overall Rating: 8
Animation:8 Plot:9 Humor:8 Sound Track:7
Weight: 43 (Reputable Vote)
Date:
By: Jiggy
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=119096


Saint Tail
Meimi is your tipical school girl, with your tipical friends, your tipical parents,and your sorta tipical pet heghog. The only thing not so tipical about Meimi is that whenever her friend Seira tells her about something being stolen, she dicides to help get whatever was stolen, back to its rightful owner, and she does so under the name Saint Tail. The only thing thats standing in her way is Asuka jr. who happens to be her love intrest. Saint Tail is...well..... very sweet. It's a really good romance comedy about a theif and a detective. It's a show people of all ages can enjoy. the animation is ok, its what you'd see in a tipical shojo anime. The music is quit good, the opening and ending fit the show perfectly. It has just enough humor to make you laugh. The character interaction is wonderful, there personality fits each character well. Seira is very sweet and holy like wich fits her cause she's a nun in training. Meimi is short tempered but kind and Asuka Jr. is short tempered, nice, headstrong, and stuborn.The plot is very sweet. Saint Tail is a show you can't miss.

Overall Rating: 8
Animation:6 Plot:8 Humor:6 Sound Track:8
Weight: 16 (Trustworthy Vote)
Date:
By: MEGAMI
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