Two beautiful female assassins travel the world accepting assignments to kill various culprits, and at the same time, having deadly traps set against them by their own employer.
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Series cast summary:
Houko Kuwashima ...
 Kirika Yumura (26 episodes, 2001)
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
 Mireille Bouquet (26 episodes, 2001)
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 Mireille Bouquet (26 episodes, 2001)
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 Kirika Yumura (26 episodes, 2001)
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 Additional Voices / ... (26 episodes, 2001)
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 Chloe (12 episodes, 2001)
Hilary Haag ...
 Chloe (12 episodes, 2001)
Tarako ...
 Altena (11 episodes, 2001)
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 Altena (11 episodes, 2001)
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Noir is a tale of assassins, in particular one named Mireille Bouquet, a contract killer who receives a message from a young girl with no memory about herself, but is an incredibly efficient killing machine. The story takes us on a pilgrimage to the pasts of both girls, which leads them to Paris, France, and someone is trying to stop them... Written by <vainandidlesongs@yahoo.fr>

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The show creators described the series to being a gender flipped version of the John Woo film The Killer (1989) with Kirika as Yun-Fat Chow and Mirelle as Danny Lee. See more »

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On a few occasions, when Mireille reads something, she reads from left to right. But when Kirika reads the same thing, she reads from right to left - even when it is shown that the text she's reading is in western writing. See more »

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Altena: If love can kill a person, surely hatred can save them.
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Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »

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if 'La Fem Nikita' were anime...
27 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

... then this series would be it.

the story centers on Mireille and Kirika. Mireille is the sole surviving daughter of a Corsican crime family and has become an assassin to pay the bills. Kirika is an introverted Japanese girl with no memories of her past and an inexplicable talent for extortionary violence. (you will *never* look at schoolgirls the same way again after you've seen Kirika in action!)

they adopt the codename 'Noir' and set to business taking bids from gangland for contracted assassinations, developing a reputation as killers to be particularly feared.

but as the story goes on, both girls come to realize that the name 'Noir' has history all it's own: a dark legacy that links both Kirika and Mireille together in ways that could never have imagine...

look past the obvious hyper-cute character designs (both Mireille and Kirika are *very* easy on the eyes), mind-blowing action sequences and a soundtrack that absolutely keeps the adrenaline pumping, you'll find things very rare in anime of this genre: a story with an actual purpose and very well-written characters.

'Noir' is anime that ain't anime. if you get the chance to watch any episodes, grab it.

you won't regret it.


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