Gunslinger Girl (2003–2004)

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Series cast summary:
Yuka Nanri ...
 Henrietta (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hidenobu Kiuchi ...
 Jose (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mitsuru Miyamoto ...
 Jean (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kanako Mitsuhashi ...
 Rico (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Eri Sendai ...
 Triela (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hirofumi Shimozaki ...
 Giorgio / ... (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ami Koshimizu ...
 Claes (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Makoto Tomita ...
 Terrorist / ... (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiroshi Yanaka ...
 Lorenzo 2 Kacho (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Masami Iwasaki ...
 Alfonso (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Masashi Ebara ...
 Hirscher (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Norihiro Inoue ...
 Marco (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Rie Nakagawa ...
 Ferro (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jim Foronda ...
 Marco (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
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The Social Welfare agency, a government sponsored corporation is in the business for saving orphaned or abandoned children who are terminally ill or injured beyond the point of saving. Using cybernetic implants, the Agency uses a process called 'conditioning' to turn orphaned children into emotionless killing machines with hardly any memories, no human comfort and worst of all, no free will. The girls who make up the assassination unit within the Social Welfare agency are Henrietta, Triela, Claes, Rico and Angelica, all whom have shady backgrounds which led to their involvement with the agency. Each girl is skilled in martial arts, weapons and tactics, demolitions, foreign languages, espionage and counter-terrorism, skills that are necessary when dealing with terrorism, illegal arms deals or even crime organizations who have a serious stranglehold on the country of Europe. But while these girls are the perfect weapons against these types of everyday problems, they must constantly do ... Written by Keno Reeves (spywatcher459)

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The girl has a mechanical body. However, she is still an adolescent child.


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Great Anime. A must watch
8 August 2013 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

This anime is very realistic and does not shy away from bloody violence. It has a balance between action and drama. A must see. Soon as you are done with one episode you immediately want to see the next one. I am currently on episode 6 and just can not get enough. The title is a bit misleading. The series focuses on 5 girls and the handler/ brothers. A processes called conditioning can make the girls more cybernetic than human but the more the girls are conditioned the less time they have to live. Each girl's relationship with the handler / brother is shown how they treated by their brother. Some of them are treated as lap dogs, some as a job and some are treated well as a sister. The series has some very interesting characters and story lines.


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