Kaitou Saint Tail (Mysterious Theif Saint Tail)
The story of Saint Tail follows a simple formula: school girl Meimi Haneoka transforms into the mysterious thief Saint Tail, & steals back what was stolen or taken dishonestly. She’s assisted by a classmate and sister-in-training, Seira Mimori, whose position in the church after school each day allows her to hear the troubles of those who have been wronged and have come to pray to God. While Saint Tail steals to right the wrongs done to innocent people, she’s a thief to the police force. Her classmate Daiki Asuka Jr., called Asuka Jr., and son of Detective Asuka, is hot on her trail. Saint Tail delivers notices of her planned capers to Asuka Jr., to give him a fair chance to catch her.
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne (Phantom Theif Jeanne)
16-year-old high-school gymnast Maron Kusakabe is visited by the angel Finn Fish, who gives her a task. God’s power is scattered across the Earth, and if He does not gather enough by the turn of the millennium, He will die. To block Him, The devil had sent out agents to gather His power, which is the beauty in human hearts, in the form of chess pieces. With Finn’s assistance, Maron transforms into the reincarnation of Jeanne D’Arc in order to hunt demons hidden within works of art. When Maron defeats a demon, the artwork disappears, and to the outside world it is as if she has stolen it, and she becomes known as a kaitou (“phantom thief”). Maron’s best friend is Miyako, the daughter of a police detective in charge of Jeanne’s case.
Maria-sama ga Miteru (Maria Watches Over Us)
Marimite’s story revolves around the students of the Lillian Girls’ Academy (a Catholic school), and can be considered character-driven, focusing on interactions between the characters rather than any sort of ongoing plot or goal to attain. At Lillian Girls’ School, there is a tradition known as the sœur system (sœur being French for “sister”), in which a second, or third-year student, the grande sœur (“big sister”), will give her rosary to a first-year student, the petite sœur (“little sister”), and promise to look after them and guide them.
Set in the United States during the 1920s, Chrono Crusade follows the story of Sister Rosette Christopher, and her soul-bound demon partner Chrono. As members of the Magdalene Order (an organization of the Catholic Church that banishes devils & demons), they travel around the country eliminating demonic threats to society, centered on a search for Rosette’s lost brother Joshua who is shown to have been taken from her by the sinner, Aion, a demon who shares a dark and bloody history with Chrono.