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Gunslinger Girl

Gunslinger Girl

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English: Gunslinger Girl


Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 100
Status: Finished
Published: May 21, 2002 to Sep 27, 2012
Authors: Aida, Yuu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dengeki Daioh


Score: 8.171 (scored by 4156 users)
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Chapters: /100
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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)


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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Jan 11, 2008
I once heard this manga described as having a cruel premise, and it does indeed tend to rip your heart out at every opportunity. Unlike many stories in this genre the focus is not so much on fanservice but on the condition of the girls themselves. This is not a nice story. Adults and children are shot up, dismembered, turned into killing machines and go through every imaginable horror, and Yu Aida pulls no punches in portraying the violence and psychological damage inflicted on the girls and their handlers. But nonetheless, I find myself on the edge of my seat waiting for each new volume, read more
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Aug 18, 2008
Gunslinger Girl manga was one of the first manga to be translated into the English language under the newly launched ADVManga in 2002, and due to a 2 year hiatus between 2005 and 2007, only 10 volumes of this popular manga have been released thus far.

One thing that I can really say about Gunslinger Girl is that is has a pretty dark edge to it, especially when you take the actual content and the plot into consideration. It can quite easily give you very mixed emotions at times (sometimes getting a little too heavy). The fragmented, yet detailed, storyline is actually pretty unique read more
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Mar 12, 2016
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
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Dec 19, 2011
This series makes you feel all sorts of confused. On the one hand, the "Social Welfare Agency" is a counterterrorist governmental organization. On the other hand, they brainwash young girls and turn them into assassin cyborgs. On yet another hand, those same girls would've died without the SWA's interference. You'll have mixed feelings reading this series, especially with some of the "bad guys." There are, for the most part, no clearly defined black-and-white good and bad characters.

This book also has a different setup than a lot of other books. There is no central, overarching plot that the book is focused on (apart from the general read more
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