Saishuu Heiki Kanojo
She, The Ultimate Weapon
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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
Premiered: Summer 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, MilitaryMilitary, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.191 (scored by 3113931,139 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #27632
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1520
Members: 79,621
Favorites: 557
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Synopsis

Chise is an ordinary schoolgirl: small, frail, and not particularly intelligent. Her greatest joy is her budding romance with her classmate and childhood friend, Shuuji. They both live in a small military town in Hokkaido, where high schoolers have few concerns other than who is dating whom and complaining about the steep climb up "Hell Hill" every day before school.

One day, Shuuji and his friends make a trip to Sapporo to buy gifts for their girlfriends. A massive air raid on Sapporo that day kills thousands, including one of Shuuji's friends, and signals the beginning of a war. Fleeing from the carnage, Shuuji spots Chise, though now she has steel wings and a massive gun where her right arm should be. Against her will, she has been transformed into the ultimate cyborg weapon, capable of leveling entire cities.

As the war rages closer and closer to their hometown, Chise and Shuuji's relationship is strained by her transformation, and they are left to wonder whether she is even still human.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Chise
Main
Orikasa, Fumiko
Japanese
Shuuji
Main
Ishimoda, Shirou
Japanese
Akemi
Main
Sugimoto, Yuu
Japanese
Atsushi
Supporting
Shiratori, Tetsu
Japanese
Tetsu
Supporting
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Shuji's Father
Supporting
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese
Fuyumi
Supporting
Itou, Miki
Japanese
Nori
Supporting
Shimowada, Hiroki
Japanese
Yukari
Supporting
Kojima, Sachiko
Japanese
Take
Supporting
Taniyama, Kishou
Japanese

Staff

Miyoshi, Keiichirou
Sound Director
Hiraike, Yoshimasa
Episode Director


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

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"Sayonara" by Yuria Yato



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Oct 31, 2007
Venneh (All reviews)
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
Sep 19, 2008
Splitter (All reviews)
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
Apr 1, 2010
Cheating (All reviews)
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.

☢CAUTION!!☢  SPOILERS AHEAD ☢CAUTION!!☢

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
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Akaike (All reviews)
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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