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Anime / Phantom Thief Reinya

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Front: Reinya, Chutaro. Background (from left to right): Inspector, Detective, Nocchi, Chutaro, Reinya

Reinya is a sly Cat Girl who steals golden treasures, such as the golden kids' meal, golden instant noodles, and others. She is often accompanied with her mouse sidekick, Chutaro. Other than being a Phantom Thief, she works as a convenience store worker. She lives under the convenience store, being her secret hideout. Next to her convenience store, there is a police station, with an inspector, who is perverted, Nocchi, the airhead of the show, and a detective, who is in fond with Reinya. Each episode is episodic, with little-to-no character development. In each episodes, while she still steals treasures, she does different things, and getting into different situations, such as (trying) to becoming a ninja, going on a date, and being cursed.

Phantom Thief Reinya is a 2010 anime series by the former Morning Musume member, Reina Tanaka.


This anime is available to watch on Crunchyroll.

This show provides examples of:

  • Art Shift: Near the end of episode 4, there's this scene drawn in crayons while Reinya talks about how Chutaro had to stay home while Reinya is doing a robbery.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: In episode 3, when Reinya and Chutaro are on their way, about to steal the golden kids' meal, Reinya gets tired, so then Chutaro distracts her with a butterfly cat toy.
  • Verbal Tic:
    • When Reinya accomplishes something, especially when she successfully steals a golden treasure, (but it can be other than that,) she goes, "otsukareinya".