Gunslinger Girl (2003–2004)

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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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Not an action show, but still great nonetheless.
25 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

A lot of people were misled by the anime entitled "Gunslinger Girl" mainly due to the fact that these girls are armed to the teeth. The show isn't so much about the fact that these girls ARE killers, but about how they deal with being given a new life, being trained to kill and still having to live vastly shortened lives as little girls. Henrietta has to deal with not being able to act as most little girls should. Rico just wants to please her abusive fratello "brother". Triela just wants to be respected as a person and not a tool. Claes suffers from the severe emotional trauma of losing her fratello "brother". And Angelica is losing her memory and usefulness fast from her "conditioning". Very well done and well written and acted in the sub AND dub. Overall kind of depressing, but it's worth the purchase and stands up to repeat viewing.


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