From left to right: Rui, Hitomi and Ai.
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(original title キャッツ・アイ) is a manga by Tsukasa Hojo published between 1981 and 1985 and adapted to anime format from 1983.
The three Kisugi sisters are at first sight perfectly normal young ladies who run a cafe. In fact, they are the daughters of famous German artist Michael Heintz, who disappeared several years ago, and at night they turn into cat burglars. Their hope is to assemble their missing father's entire oeuvre in order to find clues as to his whereabouts.
Their modus operandi is to announce their forthcoming passage by leaving a Calling Card
. Every time, the police will deploy forces in order to catch them, and every time they evade capture and make off with the painting they were after. It helps that the police detective assigned to their case is, in fact, middle sister Hitomi's boyfriend; while he has no idea of the sisters' nighttime activities, he unwittingly helps them stay one step ahead of law enforcement.
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