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Noir

Noir

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ノワール

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2001 to Sep 28, 2001
Genres: Action, Mystery, Drama
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.461 (scored by 21437 users)
Ranked: #15972
Popularity: #606
Members: 50,340
Favorites: 580
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Popular Tags

action adventure drama mystery

Synopsis

Mireille Bouquet is a professional assassin, and a very good one at that. But when she follows up an e-mail from a young Japanese girl named Yumura Kirika, inviting her to take "a pilgrimage to the past", her life becomes even more dangerous than it already is. Now, with a haunting melody invoking the memory of an event long past, Mireille and Kirika decide to work together to find the truth about a thousand year old organization that has controlled both of their lives since before they were born. And the only clue in their search, the only thing Kirika remembers about herself, becomes their working codename: a name designating an ancient fate, of two maidens who reign over death--Noir.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors

Bouquet, Mireille
Bouquet, Mireille
Main
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Japanese
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Calene-Black, Shelley
English
Calene-Black, Shelley
...
Yumura, Kirika
Yumura, Kirika
Main
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Kuwashima, Houko
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
...
Chloe
Chloe
Supporting
Hisakawa, Aya
Japanese
Hisakawa, Aya
Haag, Hilary
English
Haag, Hilary
...
Altena
Altena
Supporting
Grant, Tiffany
English
Grant, Tiffany
Tarako, Isono
Japanese
Tarako, Isono
...

Staff

Arie, Yuuki
Co-Director, Episode Director
Kitayama, Shigeru
Producer
Mashimo, Koichi
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Feb 4, 2014
Zarashy
How often do we see an action anime that showcases the usage of literature in the plot, and where plot progression inherently relies on the literature used? And how often do we see an anime that has bloodless gunfights? Lost for words? Noir is one such anime.

The story starts with Mireille Bouquet; a renowned freelance assassin, coming into contact with Kirika Yumura, who knows nothing of her past due to amnesia. Except that she possesses the skills of an assassin and the word ‘Noir,’ which becomes their leading clue in the future. The reason for their encounter lies in the things they hold in common read more
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Aug 16, 2007
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There are a handful of things that truly stand out from their peers. Sometimes, just occasionally, a series manages to do everything perfectly, pull together all the strands that things before and since have tried and failed to do. Fullmetal Alchemist is one example from the fantasy field; Ghost in the Shell another among postcyberpunk sci-fi; Azumanga Daioh an example from slice-of-life comedy. And, among the fairly niche girls-with-guns proto-genre, Noir is another.

Noir isn't remarkable in its premise, in fact it's quite a patchwork of worn ideas; an amnesiac who is unsure whether her amazing combat abilities or complete lack of remorse read more
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Recommendations

These series are extremely similar, sharing the same formula of girls, guns and mystery, as well as a large portion of the crew involved. Madlax is the better of the two in my opinion - they're both slow to start, but Noir is a bit shorter on action and excitement until late in the show.
similar girls with guns, hitman and secret association story

Opening Theme

"Coppelia no Hitsugi (「コッペリアの柩」 Coppelia's Casket)" by ALI Project

Ending Theme

"Kirei na Kanjo (「きれいな感情」 Beautiful Emotions)" by Akino Arai

Recent News

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