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Series cast summary:
Yuka Nanri ...
 Henrietta (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hidenobu Kiuchi ...
 Jose (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Henrietta (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
John Burgmeier ...
 Jose (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mitsuru Miyamoto ...
 Jean (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiroshi Shimozaki ...
 Giorgio / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Jean (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kanako Mitsuhashi ...
 Rico (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Eri Sendai ...
 Triela (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Rico (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Triela (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ami Koshimizu ...
 Claes (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Makoto Tomita ...
 Terrorist / ... (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Alesa Watson ...
 Claes (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiroshi Yanaka ...
 Section 2 Director Lorenzo (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Masami Iwasaki ...
 Alfonso (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Alfonso / ... (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Lorenzo (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)
Takeshi Maeda ...
 Amadeo / ... (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Hilshire (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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It had me in tears at the end!
27 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well the name is misleading, this series is more about relationships between people than Gunbunny action. It is however an awesome series, and when the actions shows up prepare to be made happy, for it is cool. The series is pretty messed up however, the whole concept of bringing girls back from the brink of death and then giving them cybernetic implants and making them fight brainwashed is quite sad.

As I said though, this series is more about relationships. Relationships between the girls and between their partners who they are made to think of as an older brother. The 'brothers' train the girls using conditioning, which is basically brainwashing and through discipline. Different 'brothers' use different amounts and approaches towards their girls, leaving them with radically different personalities. Jose treats Henrietta like a little sister for example, buying her presents, taking her places, and spending quality time with her, while his brother hit his Artificial girl.

Anyway I think that quote in the title, 'The Girl has a mechanical body. However, she is still an adolescent child.' Sums up the anime quite well, it is brutal yet beautiful. 10/10 It takes a lot to make me cry.


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