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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)
Luci Christian ...
 Rico (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Caitlin Glass ...
 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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I know it sounds wacky...
15 September 2006 | by (Southern Ill) – See all my reviews

Yeah, I thought the same thing when the opening started rolling: girls barely into their double digits kicking ass, killing indiscriminately with a vast array of powerful fire arms. God, it seems anime has gone to far…

But it's absolutely fantastic.

Give it half a chance and you will find it has amazing depth in its characters, beautiful and subtle production, and its not constant action. The majority is quite insights into the chaotic world of these girls. When it does give you action, it will raise the hairs on the back of your neck, it's breath taking.

If you're any kind of an anime fan, you will love this series.

Nick Anderson~


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