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Gunslinger Girl 

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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. ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Yuka Nanri ...  Henrietta 13 episodes, 2003-2004
Hidenobu Kiuchi Hidenobu Kiuchi ...  Jose 13 episodes, 2003-2004
Laura Bailey ...  Henrietta 13 episodes, 2003-2004
John Burgmeier ...  Jose 13 episodes, 2003-2004
Mitsuru Miyamoto Mitsuru Miyamoto ...  Jean 10 episodes, 2003-2004
Hiroshi Shimozaki Hiroshi Shimozaki ...  Giorgio / ... 10 episodes, 2003-2004
Eric Vale ...  Jean 10 episodes, 2003-2004
Kanako Mitsuhashi Kanako Mitsuhashi ...  Rico 9 episodes, 2003-2004
Eri Sendai Eri Sendai ...  Triela 9 episodes, 2003-2004
Luci Christian ...  Rico 9 episodes, 2003-2004
Caitlin Glass ...  Triela 9 episodes, 2003-2004
Ami Koshimizu Ami Koshimizu ...  Claes 8 episodes, 2003-2004
Makoto Tomita Makoto Tomita ...  Terrorist / ... 8 episodes, 2003-2004
Alesa Watson Alesa Watson ...  Claes 8 episodes, 2003-2004
Hiroshi Yanaka Hiroshi Yanaka ...  Section 2 Director Lorenzo 7 episodes, 2003-2004
Masami Iwasaki Masami Iwasaki ...  Alfonso 7 episodes, 2003-2004
Troy Baker ...  Alfonso 7 episodes, 2003-2004
Mark Stoddard ...  Lorenzo 7 episodes, 2003-2004
Masashi Ebara Masashi Ebara ...  Hirscher 6 episodes, 2003-2004
Norihiro Inoue Norihiro Inoue ...  Marco 6 episodes, 2003-2004
Rie Nakagawa Rie Nakagawa ...  Ferro 6 episodes, 2003-2004
Takeshi Maeda Takeshi Maeda ...  Amadeo / ... 6 episodes, 2003-2004
Dameon Clarke ...  Hilshire 6 episodes, 2003-2004
Jim Foronda Jim Foronda ...  Marco 6 episodes, 2003-2004


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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Simply Beautiful
14 May 2008 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

The title might suggest that this will be just about girls with guns going on their various missions. While there is some of that it isn't what the programme is about. It follows the lives of a group of young girls who have all been the victims of some life threatening tragedy. As part of their cure their are given artificial body parts and brainwashed to forget their pasts and become assassins working for the Italian state.

Each of the girls is paired with an adult handler who they are programmed to protect, these handlers each treat their girls in different ways one treats his like a little sister regularly giving her gifts, another it abusive and hits his when she doesn't perform to his expectations. The girls live for their handlers and for their job, we aren't given any angst filled scenes where they question the morality of what they do.

It is impossible to comment on this without praising the visually appearance as it is utterly beautiful to look at, for the most part the colours are of warm sandy shades not garish colours popular in many anime shows. When there are action scenes they are exciting but they don't seem to play up the action, it is just what the girls do and is thus shown in a fairly matter of fact way. The over all feel is sad, by the end of the final episode I was in tears, but I don't think that is a bad thing. If you haven't seen it yet I whole-heartedly recommend you check it out, I doubt you'll be disappointed, I certainly wasn't.

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8 October 2003 (Japan) See more »

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