Gunslinger Girl, Violet Evergarden Recommendations
Both shows are heavily about the aftermath of war, and the change it can have on the world. The main characters were both heavily involved in war, and are very familiar with the bloodshed that it brings. These series both take a deep look into the affects war has on the psyche of those involved, particularly young kids who really shouldn't have any business with it. They are both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. The characters in both are also very well-written and a pleasure to follow.
Both are about young girls who are manipulated by adults and used as tools for violence. The stories depict how the girls struggle with human emotions and grow stronger as they form bonds with different people. Violet Evergarden is optimistic while Gunslinger Girl is quite dark and depressing.
both are about young girls trained as soldiers and their relationship w/ their supervising officer