Ranked #2078

Saishuu Heiki Kanojo

Alternative Titles

English: She, The Ultimate Weapon
Synonyms: SaiKano, Saishuuheiki Kanojo: The Last Love Song on This Little Planet
Japanese: 最終兵器彼女


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2002 to Sep 24, 2002
Premiered: Summer 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Gonzo, Doga Kobo
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.351 (scored by 23,319 users)
Ranked: #20782
Popularity: #870
Members: 52,245
Favorites: 457
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Shuuji and Chise are third year students at a high school in Hokkaido. The shy Chise is finally confessing to Shuuji, and finally the two of them are starting to exchange diary awkwardly. One day, Shuuji tries to escape from a sudden enemy air raid on Sapporo. While desperately escaping from the air raid, Shuuji sees a scene that he could not forget for his life. He sees Chise, with a huge weapon looking as if it was part of her hand, shooting the enemy fighters down one by one. Apparently, Chise is the ultimate weapon with destructive power which is important for the war.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Orikasa, Fumiko
Orikasa, Fumiko
Ishimoda, Shirou
Ishimoda, Shirou
Sugimoto, Yuu
Sugimoto, Yuu
Miki, Shinichiro
Miki, Shinichiro


Takahashi, Naoko
Takahashi, Naoko
Kase, Mitsuko
Kase, Mitsuko
Miyoshi, Keiichirou
Miyoshi, Keiichirou
Sound Director
Hiraike, Yoshimasa
Hiraike, Yoshimasa
Episode Director

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Opening Theme

"Koisuru Kimochi" by Yuria Yato (eps 2-12)

Ending Theme

"Sayonara" by Yuria Yato

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Oct 31, 2007
Title: Saikano , short for Saishu Heiki Kanojo (My Girlfriend, The Ultimate Weapon)

Manga, Movie, Anime: Saikano was originally a manga authored by Shin Takahashi, and ran in the Shogakukan publication Big Comic Spirits from May 30th, 2000 to December 25th, 2001. It totals at seven collected volumes. It has been released Stateside by Viz, and the final volume was released January 3rd, 2006.

A live-action movie was released January 28th, 2006, and has yet to be licensed Stateside. I'll be covering this later in the review.

The anime itself was produced by Gonzo (famous for Gankutsuou and Red Garden), and directed by Mitsuo Kase read more
I found this review Helpful
Sep 19, 2008
Saikano has all of the best intentions for a tragic romance, and it sets its story up really well. And that, dear readers, is where all of my positive remarks end for this emotion-milker.

I do not fault those of you who call this one of the most moving anime out there. Far from it, it's full of emotion. But there is such a thing as pacing and this is where the anime conks out. Saikano's story is so diligent in making sure it's viewers never forget that unspeakable tragedy is inevitably nearing, even from the very first few episodes. The world being at war and read more
I found this review Helpful
Apr 1, 2010
Saikano is awkward. Extremely awkward. And not even in a good way. I watched this series basically over the course of two days, and I have to say if I hadn't just kept watching it, I probably would not have bothered to finish it (unfortunately, I did.) Let me explain why.


Story: 3
If I was able to make any recommendation across media, I would definitely say this show reminded me a lot of Nitro+'s visual novel Saya no Uta. For those of you not familiar with it, it's a somewhat gory and sexually explicit short story read more
I found this review Helpful
Feb 13, 2008
There's no 9.5 option when you come to reviewing, so I guess that a 9 will have to do. Ok, I discovered this anime purely by accident - don't you just love it when that happens? Anyway, a recent purchase and I couldn't wait to watch it. For those who don't know anything about Saikano - the story is essentially a love story, albeit a very tragic one. The anime focuses on the lives of Shuji and Chise, two high school students in Hokkaido who have recently became a couple. However, the happiness that comes along with finding someone to read more
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