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Saishuu Heiki Kanojo

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2002 to Sep 24, 2002
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.401 (scored by 20062 users)
Ranked: #17672
Popularity: #640
Members: 42,236
Favorites: 418
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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drama romance school sci-fi

Synopsis

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.

(Source: AniDB)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Saishuu Heiki Kanojo
Side story: Saishuu Heiki Kanojo: Another Love Song
Other: Saishuu Heiki Kanojo Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Chise
Chise
Main
Orikasa, Fumiko
Japanese
Orikasa, Fumiko
Hutchison, Melissa
English
Hutchison, Melissa
...
Shuji
Shuji
Main
Ishimoda, Shirou
Japanese
Ishimoda, Shirou
Sawaya, Ricardo
Brazilian
Sawaya, Ricardo
...
Akemi
Akemi
Main
Liberatori, Perla
Italian
Liberatori, Perla
Sugimoto, Yuu
Japanese
Sugimoto, Yuu
Atsushi
Atsushi
Supporting
Shiratori, Tetsu
Japanese
Shiratori, Tetsu
Graziano, Leonardo
Italian
Graziano, Leonardo
...

Staff

Takahashi, Naoko
Producer
Kase, Mitsuko
Director
Hiraike, Yoshimasa
Episode Director
Miratsu, Takeo
Music



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Oct 31, 2007
Venneh
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
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Sep 19, 2008
Splitter
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
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Recommendations

Both are very good drama type shows.
While the tone of these two series is not very similar they both feature extremely violent situations in which apparently fragile female characters are revealed to have a potential for being highly destructive. Little girls as weapons form the main premise of these series, although it is carried out differently; EL opts for a more graphic approach that maximizes the use of colour, while Saikano is more subdued, using a mostly grey palette to convey a feeling of hopelessness. In both cases romance blooms and is put to a ferocious test. These two series may differ in a lot of aspects - the ecchi factor that is predominant in EL is absent in Saikano, and the apocalyptic impact of the latter is non-existent in the former - but they are similar enough to warrant this recommendation.


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Sayonara" by Yuria Yato

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