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Gunslinger Girl

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 8, 2003 to Feb 19, 2004
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.631 (scored by 37575 users)
Ranked: #11092
Popularity: #317
Members: 74,907
Favorites: 729
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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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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Related Anime

Adaptation: Gunslinger Girl
Sequel: Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino

Characters & Voice Actors

Henrietta
Henrietta
Main
Bailey, Laura
English
Bailey, Laura
Nanri, Yuuka
Japanese
Nanri, Yuuka
...
Triela
Triela
Main
Glass, Caitlin
English
Glass, Caitlin
Sendai, Eri
Japanese
Sendai, Eri
...
Rico
Rico
Main
Christian, Luci
English
Christian, Luci
Mitsuhashi, Kanako
Japanese
Mitsuhashi, Kanako
Claes
Claes
Main
Koshimizu, Ami
Japanese
Koshimizu, Ami
Johnson, Alese
English
Johnson, Alese
...

Staff

Hamano, Takatoshi
Producer
Watson, Barry
Producer
Watanabe, Kazuya
Producer
Yoshimoto, Satoshi
Producer



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Sep 1, 2013
Gonzo-nyan
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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Nov 14, 2008
Yuunagi
“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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Recommendations

Both deal with powerful organizations, using assassins, to do their dirty work. Dark psychological themes throughout.
Both series are of similar nostalgic feelings. Problems that they are showing are difficult to assess. Very ambiguous. Both anime are also formally similar (colors, the pace of action, universal message).

Opening Theme

"The Light Before We Land" by The Delgados

Ending Theme

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

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