Gunslinger Girl (2003–2004)
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Rico, another one of the young assassins working for Section 2, recalls when she was assigned to her handler Jean and how she first learned to operate with cybernetic transplants. In ... See full summary »

Director:

Morio Asaka

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Yu Aida (manga), Junki Takegami (script) | 2 more credits »
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Episode credited cast:
Yuka Nanri ... Henrietta (voice)
Kanako Mitsuhashi Kanako Mitsuhashi ... Rico (voice)
Eri Sendai Eri Sendai ... Triela (voice)
Ami Koshimizu Ami Koshimizu ... Claes (voice)
Hidenobu Kiuchi Hidenobu Kiuchi ... Jose (voice)
Mitsuru Miyamoto Mitsuru Miyamoto ... Jean (voice)
Masashi Ebara Masashi Ebara ... Hirscher (voice)
Norihiro Inoue Norihiro Inoue ... Marco (voice)
Hiroshi Yanaka Hiroshi Yanaka ... Section 2 Director Lorenzo (voice)
Tomo Saeki Tomo Saeki ... Emilio (voice)
Rie Nakagawa Rie Nakagawa ... Ferro (voice)
Masami Iwasaki Masami Iwasaki ... Alfonso (voice)
Hiroshi Shimozaki Hiroshi Shimozaki ... Mario (voice)
Yuichi Tsuchiya Yuichi Tsuchiya ... Nihad (voice)
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Greg Ayres ... Emilio (voice)
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Rico, another one of the young assassins working for Section 2, recalls when she was assigned to her handler Jean and how she first learned to operate with cybernetic transplants. In present time, Rico and Jean are assigned to kill a politician. During her reconnaissance of the building, Rico meets a young boy around the same age as her named Emilio- who seems very caring and shows interest in her. Unsure of how she should react to his forward friendliness, Rico faces a harsh dilemma when Emilio gets tangled up in her mission. Written by Kevlar01

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TV-14
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29 October 2003 (Japan) See more »

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The Light Before We Land
by The Delgados
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To bé amoral or, to be nót amoral .... succinctly put
7 February 2009 | by huh_oh_i_cSee all my reviews

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This is the best episode of the entire 26-part series, despite the heartbreaking, moving and action-laden first two episodes. It is the best, because it sums up the dilemma of the cyborg-prepubescent girl and her human partner so very, very nicely: What to do (as said girl) when a innocent bystander happens to get in the way of your mission? Why, you kill him, of course! But not AFTER you said sorry, of course. Goes without saying. The writers had the good sense to let the two characters establish a friendly rapport before. Even if that's a tat obvious.

But Rico shoots him nevertheless, because as she ponders in the beginning and the end of the episode: "Before, I didn't have a body, strong enough to get out of bed. But now, the Social Welfare Organisation has given me one, and as long as I follow orders, nothing will disturb this happy symbiosis ..."


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