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Gunslinger Girl 

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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
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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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

FUNimation | Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

8 October 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Школа убийц See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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This series changed the way I view anime.
26 August 2013 | by EternltySee all my reviews

Let me start by saying this Anime has a great story I would recommend to everyone! Gunslinger Girl alone changed the way I view anime I'll admit I used to only want to watch anime I was told had great fight scenes cause I really only liked it for the fighting but after watching gunslinger girl I now view it in a totally different way and am now in it for the story and character development.

Gunslinger Girl starts off with an awesome opening immediately leading you to believe your in for an action packed ride but this is not the case, although the anime does have action scenes where these cyborg girls really show you what they can do (assassinating people) where the story really shines is these cyborg girls and their love for their handlers or "Fratello". Each girl and their Fratello counterpart have a unique relationship and you find yourself equally interested in each one and wanting to see more and more as the story progresses. The things these girls will go through just to please their Fratello and do the best they possibly can and the affection shown from girl to handler really shows you how much these girls love their Fratello and will go to extreme lengths even giving their own lives if needed to ensure the protection of their Fratello.

As you get deeper into the story you find you no longer care about seeing flashy fight scenes, you now only care about the story and seeing these girls characters develop into some of the most interesting characters I've ever seen.

While the girls seem sweet and innocent (Which they are) the thought of knowing they could snap anyone's neck in a heart beat just adds to the enjoyment as you watch them and their Fratello go on missions together and in their everyday lives you cant help but wish someone would maker one of these girls angry so you can see them do what they've been trained to do, although there aren't a whole lot of action scenes the ones they do show are tastefully done and leave you feeling satisfied.

Keep in mind there are only 13 episodes and for the 13 episodes they had they did very well and with only those 13 this series made it into my top 5 favorite anime if that gives you any idea as to how good this series is you will not be disappointed after watching this anime.


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