Gunslinger Girl
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Gunslinger Girl

Alternative Titles

English: Gunslinger Girl
Japanese: GUNSLINGER GIRL

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 100
Status: Finished
Published: May 21, 2002 to Sep 27, 2012
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, MilitaryMilitary, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Aida, Yuu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dengeki Daioh

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Score: 8.111 (scored by 54715,471 users)
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Ranked: #4962
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Popularity: #600
Members: 16,432
Favorites: 913
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Synopsis

The Social Welfare Agency in Italy is not what it seems. Yes, it rescues young girls who have been brutalized, but it then brainwashes them and turns them into ruthless killers for an elite and secret counter-terrorism unit for the Italian government.

Enter a young girl named Henrietta. After witnessing the savage murder of her family and barely surviving, the Agency takes her in and repairs her injuries using the latest in cybernetic technology. All traces of Henrietta's past are wiped from her mind, as she becomes one of the Agency's most lethal assassins.

(Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)

Background

Gunslinger Girl had six volumes published in English by ADV Manga from December 29, 2003 to December 11, 2007, following several periods of hiatus. After the publisher went defunct, Seven Seas picked up the license, republishing the entire series with new translations and in an omnibus edition (with the exception of the last volume) from February 1, 2011 to July 2, 2013.

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Characters

Triela
Main
Henrietta
Main
Rico
Main
Claes
Main
Angelica
Main
Baranovskaya, Elizabeta
Main
Croce, Jose
Supporting
Pinocchio
Supporting
Hilshire
Supporting
Caterina
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Mar 12, 2016
AvatarRevy (All reviews)
I walked in thinking I was going to get some otaku fetish for 100 chapters. Wrong. This series turns into a whole different monster by the 8th or so volume. I would say it even deconstructs the manga itself. It became way more adult and mature for my taste. But, I can tolerate mature stuff when I am reading. It made this series very engaging.

Gunslinger girls volume one looks nothing like Gunslinger girls volume 15. It's actually brilliant and well thought out writing that overarching led the whole series. I would say, if you get bored of it, keep reading. That piece of read more
Oct 28, 2018
schuyguy (All reviews)
This is a manga with a very silly premise, but it addresses that silly premise so earnestly, in a way that only manga really does. Troubling implications are taken seriously, and disturbing aspects evolve towards their natural conclusions. Violence is never shown as uncritically "good". It's a bit of a stretch to imagine how Italy got to the point of using cybernetically modified little girls as assassins, but aside from that—and a few other details—this is a realistic story about something that could actually happen (and in some ways, something that really did happen in Italy in the 1970s, and in many other places continuing read more
Dec 6, 2018
MOOMONSTER (All reviews)
Gunslinger Girl is a flawed masterpiece. There are plenty of things about this manga that rub me the wrong way. Ultimately, though, it's one of the deeper stories I've read, and it's stuck as one of my favorites. Oh! And I want to say right at the beginning: if you're thinking this is one of those stories where a bunch of older creepy guys have inappropriate relationships with children - it's not at all! So don't let that turn you off.

I'm going to start with the bad.

-The ending is AWFUL. It's weird and it comes out of nowhere.
- Why are at least two read more
Oct 9, 2013
I_Am_Awesome (All reviews)
I once asked my friend “why don’t you like Dragonball Z” and he replied “because back in primary school (when it was very popular) I thought the aliens were creepy and disgusting.” That is how I feel about this manga, I just really dislike the idea of turning people into mechanical beings and on top of it trying to produce a drama manga out of it, simply because is cruel and they’re only expressing feeling programed into their heads, and hence I found it very hard to connect with cyborgs especially Henrietta and Rico. Well, at least that’s how I felt half the time, but read more

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