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Gunslinger Girl


Alternative Titles

English: Gunslinger Girl
Synonyms: Gunslinger Girls
Japanese: ガンスリンガー・ガール

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2003 to Feb 19, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.571 (scored by 46,392 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #13462
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #479
Members: 100,986
Favorites: 867
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

In the heart of Italy, the Social Welfare Agency rescues young girls from hospital beds and gives them a second chance at life using the latest in cybernetic advancements. With their artificially enhanced bodies, the girls are brainwashed and trained as assassins to carry out the dirty work of the Italian Government. Despite all the modifications, they are still just children at heart, struggling for recognition from those they love, even knowing the love they feel is manufactured. This tragic tale unfolds as these girls grapple with their emotions in an agency that treats them as nothing but ruthless killers.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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Sendai, Eri
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Henrietta
Henrietta
Main
Nanri, Yuuka
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Nanri, Yuuka
Rico
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Mitsuhashi, Kanako
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Claes
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Koshimizu, Ami
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Koshimizu, Ami

Staff

Watson, Barry
Watson, Barry
Producer
Hamano, Takatoshi
Hamano, Takatoshi
Producer
Ooi, Mori
Ooi, Mori
Producer
Yoshimoto, Satoshi
Yoshimoto, Satoshi
Producer


Edit Opening Theme

"The Light Before We Land" by The Delgados

Edit Ending Theme

"Dopo il Sogno ~Yume no Ato ni~" by op.



More reviewsReviews

Yuunagi
Nov 14, 2008
“I’ve tried turning you into someone stronger,
but lately, I feel uneasy whenever I look at you.”


Content:
Simply put, Gunslinger Girl is about hopeless children who are granted another shot at life at the cost of their freedom and innocence. They are given cybernetic implants which enhance their combat capabilities and drugs which impose upon them unquestioning loyalty to their respective masters. Paired with their handlers, they are known as “fratello”, and they must face not only terrorists but the tragedies of the past and the uncertainty of the future as well.

Admittedly, the question “Does the end justify the means?” has been asked implicitly in read more
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codehorizon
Aug 20, 2009
Gunslinger Girl is a very tough anime to summarize. Part of it is action, most of the story is drama, some sci-fi, and a dash of comedy make this a blend of many different genres. However, Gunslinger Girl nails the mark on every level, making this one of the most compelling anime shows I have ever seen.

The content of this show is ultimately the highlight, and also the whole reason for the controversy: young girls that have had their lives torn apart are given a second chance by having their memories wiped and insides replaced with mechanical parts, and are then trained to do read more
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Gonzo-lewd
Sep 1, 2013
Any subject matter, whether it be disturbing or not, should not be shied away from being written into a story narrative because of the fact that it’s too dark for the mainstream audience to handle. Almost all of the well-regarded films since the last century have implemented controversial social commentary and bring about heavy subject matter that involve sex, violence, and political corruption. These days we don’t often see anime take advantage of showing people the deep impact our world has within the dark subterfuge of our own universal culture. For all intents and purposes, Gunslinger Girl will leave some people with a sour taste read more
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jzmcdaisy
Mar 16, 2016
A premise is one of the more deceiving parts of a show; a first impression that isn’t easy to explain to my friends untrained to the oddest of Japan’s odd. I could say that Gunslinger Girl is a niche show for middle aged men in unfulfilled marriages that name their guns after loli characters. People who complain the government wants to take away their gun rights, softly licking a handgun and whispering sweet nothings into the ejection port. While this is sort of what I expected, I was actually immersed in a story bearing a premise more introspective and thoughtful than initially thought. A problem read more
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