Meimi is a regular schoolgirl cheerfully attending a Catholic
school.... by day. At night she "transforms" into the magic Kaitou
Saint Tail, using tricks she has learned from watching her father,
who is a magician. Her best friend, Seira, a nun-in-training, is
the only person who knows Meimi is Saint Tail. People who are sad
because something has been stolen from them come to Seira and tell
her their problems. Seira relates the stories to Meimi, who then
steals the items back (hence the name Kaitou, or Mysterious
Thief). Saint Tail has a friend who often accompanies her on her
stealing trips - Ruby, a cute hedgehog. The elusive Saint Tail is
known to wear her hair in a ponytail, but noone has ever seen her
Asuka Jr. is a classmate
of Meimi's. A detective and the son of a policeman, he is intent
on catching Saint Tail. He doesn't know, of course, that Meimi is
the girl he wants to capture, nor does he realize the true Robin
Hood-like nature of her thievery. He proclaims his opinion to be
"A thief is a thief. This is going against God's wishes." His
emotions can get out of control when his classmates rave about the
spectacular, quick, never-failing Saint Tail of the newspaper
articles, and he's not reserved about calling them animals or
idiots, or muttering that they will all get what they deserve.
What mostly gets his temper up is frequent arguments with Meimi.
Sometimes, however, his proud and boastful facade will melt for a
moment and he can be quite sensitive and sweet. Actually, despite
getting angry often, he is one of the cutest characters in all
Meimi leaves Asuka Jr.
notes from Saint Tail all the time to let him know where she'll be
next. Every night he tries to capture her, but each time he does
manage to catch her she gets away or he lets her go. He truly
likes Saint Tail, and that is why he wants to catch her, not to
turn her in to the police.... though he could never admit this to
himself. In fact, he will even defend her to the thieves she
steals from ("As far as I know, she has a good reason for
everything she's stolen.... please don't just accuse her as a
criminal!"), which, needless to say, is in complete opposition to
his statements at school.
Meimi has affection for
Asuka Jr., but he is too interested in finding Saint Tail to pay
much attention to anyone else. Rina, one of their schoolmates,
also has a crush on Asuka Jr. Eventually, she finds out that he
really only cares for Saint Tail, and it makes her sad.... and
then mad. She decides to catch Saint Tail herself as revenge.
Meanwhile, Sawatari Manato, a tan-haired boy who takes pictures
all the time, has a crush on Meimi. He tells her things like
saying she is the princess of legend. Being talented in the area
of photography and writing, he is very involved in the school
newspaper. He adores getting wind of the newest Saint Tail rumors
and snapping any photos he can of the mysterious girl. Asuka Jr.
isn't too thrilled about Sawatari's interest in Saint Tail and
Meimi. Asuka Jr. calls him "Saruwatari", which puts the Japanese
word for "monkey" into his name, especially when the aspiring
journalist has printed untrue reports about Saint Tail.
Romantic, emotional Meimi
and loud, sometimes thick-headed Asuka Jr. wouldn't seem to be a
perfect match, would they? Seira can see right through their
pretending and has a pretty good idea of their deep-down feelings.
What amazing events will transpire to encourage the two to express
how they feel?
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This page was updated
on March 2, 2001 by Stephanie
This page was created on
March 15, 2000 by Stephanie