6 Marvelous Anime Like Kaitou Saint Tail

Kaitou Saint Tail (Mysterious Thief Saint Tail) is a twenty-four part manga by Megumi Tachikawa which got adapted into anime series in 1995.

The story revolves around a middle school girl named Meimi Heneoka, who can transform into the mysterious thief Saint Tail. Saint Tail steals back random belongings that were stolen or taken dishonestly from innocent people using simple magic tricks.

She also has the help of her best friend and sister-in-training, Seira Mimori, who can hear the troubles of the ones who were wronged and have come to pray to God in the church she visits after school.

These 6 anime are extremely similar to Kaitou Saint Tail.


6. Magic Kaito

  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Shounen
  • Episodes: 12

Why it’s similar

Magic Kaito and Kaitou Saint Tail are focused on stealing valuables, disguising their real identity, and, of course, romance.

Plot Summary

Magic is not real—everyone knows that. When performed by a true expert, however, magic possesses the ability to amaze and wonder its audience. Kaito Kuroba, son of world-famous stage magician Touichi Kuroba, is no stranger to this fact. Well-versed in the arts of deception and misdirection, Kaito frequently disrupts the lives of those around him with flashy tricks and pranks. But when Kaito accidentally stumbles upon a hidden passage in his home, he discovers a secret that may well have been the cause of his father’s death eight years ago—the dove-white outfit of Kid the Phantom Thief.

Wanting to find out more about his father, Kaito dons the outfit and searches for the Pandora Gem that is said to grant immortality. However, he is not the only one after the gem—the organization responsible for his father’s death is also hot on his tail!

(Source: MAL)

5. Princess Tutu

Art by YEN
  • Genres:  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Mystery, Romance
  • Episodes: 38

Why it’s similar

Similarly to Saint Tail, Ahiru is helping people thanks to magic. Both anime are lighthearted and warming stories with a spark of romance.

Plot Summary

In a fairy tale come to life, the clumsy, sweet, and gentle Ahiru (Japanese for “duck”) seems like an unlikely protagonist. In reality, Ahiru is just as magical as the talking cats and crocodiles that inhabit her town—for Ahiru really is a duck! Transformed by the mysterious Drosselmeyer into a human girl, Ahiru soon learns the reason for her existence. Using her magical egg-shaped pendant, Ahiru can transform into Princess Tutu—a beautiful and talented ballet dancer whose dances relieve people of the turmoil in their hearts.

With her newfound ability, Ahiru accepts the challenge of collecting the lost shards of her prince’s heart, for long ago he had shattered it in order to seal an evil raven away for all eternity.

(Source: MAL)

 

4. Cat’s Eye

  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Magic, Romance, Fantasy, School, Shoujo
  • Episodes: 73

Why it’s similar

Cat’s Eye is also about thieves and romance. In this case, it’s about three sisters who are thieves leaving a calling card at the scene of each theft.

Plot Summary

The three Kisugi sisters—Rui, Hitomi, and Ai lead a double life. During the day they run a small cafe “Cat’s Eye” but during the night they steal artworks of their missing father in hopes of getting some clues about his whereabouts.

 

3. D.N.Angel

  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Magic, Romance, Fantasy, School, Shoujo
  • Episodes: 26

Why it’s similar

The genres are pretty identical – we can find in both magic, romance, some action, and shoujo. The main characters of both shows don’t steal for their own good + they both transform magically.

Plot Summary

D.N.Angel follows the adventures of Daisuke Niwa, a clumsy and silly middle schooler who undergoes a weird mutation after being rejected by his love interest. This gene-triggered, inherited mutation is granting him the ability to transform into an infamous Phantom Thief, Dark Mousy whenever his mind is set on Risa, his crush.

 

2. Cardcaptor Sakura

Art by Moonknives
  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Magic, Romance, Fantasy, School, Shoujo
  • Episodes: 70

Why it’s similar

They are both older mahou shoujo series with a bit of romance here and there. The main protagonists are trying to protect the world from evil in a sense.

Plot Summary

Ten-year-old fourth-grader Sakura Kinomoto scattered the magical Clow Cards all over the world after she had opened a strange book in her family’s basement. She learns that only those gifted with magical powers can open the seal, and thus, she was born with magical powers. Due to Clow Cards being extremely powerful and possessing a grave danger to the world, she embarks on a journey to retrieve them along with Keroberos, the Beast of the Seal.

 

1. Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne (Phantom Thief Jeanne)

  • Genres: Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, Demons, Drama, Magic, Mystery, Romance, Shoujo
  • Episodes: 44

Why it’s similar

These anime are so much alike it’s almost like a remake – both are adventure/action/romance shoujo with a God theme centered around a girl who has a hidden identity (thief) with a classmate of hers who is trying to capture her. The main characters of both series undergo a magical transformation.

Plot Summary

A young Japanese girl, Jeanne, discovers that she is the reincarnation of Jeanne d’ Arc and takes on the task of destroying the evil possessing valuable art with the help of an angel.

Related: 7 Anime To Watch If You Like Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne

 

Misaka

Hi, my name is Mia and I'm the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune. I love anime, games, and esports (I am also a bit weird). My passion for anime sparked when I was about 7 (Phantom Thief Jeanne, hello!) and has never stopped.

2 thoughts on “6 Marvelous Anime Like Kaitou Saint Tail

  • January 30, 2020 at 4:24 am
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    Have you heard of case closed, better known as detective conan Mia?. Well its actually magic kaito that gave birth to conan. The longest series running!.

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    • January 31, 2020 at 3:31 pm
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      Yes! I used to watch Detective Conan when I was about 8, lol.

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