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Silly premise, wonderful story
on January 17, 2006
On the surface, the premise of this manga seems silly and dismissable; Maron is the reincarnation of Joan of Arc, and charged with the responsibility of sealing the demons who inhabit paintings to corrupt people's souls. But it's so much more than that.
For one, Maron's relationships with her friends and absent family prove a key point to the plot of this beautifully drawn manga. Her parents have been abroad for many years, and she awaits just one letter from them, to show her they're still thinking of her. Also, a rival is introduced early on in the story: Kaitou Sinbad, who has the same power to seal demons. At the same time as he shows up, a student transfers to her school, and, despite herself, she develops a crush on him.
I recommend this title for anyone who likes the magical girl genre of manga, or who has enjoyed Arina Tanemura's other works.