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Gunslinger Girl

In the heart of Italy, the Social Welfare Agency rescues young girls from hospital beds and gives them a second chance at life using the latest in cybernetic advancements. With their artificially enhanced bodies, the girls are brainwashed and trained as assassins to carry out the dirty work of the Italian Government. Despite all the modifications, they are still just children at heart, struggling for recognition from those they love, even knowing the love they feel is manufactured. This tragic tale unfolds as these girls grapple with their emotions in an agency that treats them as nothing but ruthless killers. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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User Count14719
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Start Date9th Oct 2003
Next ReleaseInvalid date
Popularity Rank797
Rating Rank2305
Age RatingR
Age Rating Guide17+ (violence & profanity)


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The story is about an agency called The Social Welfare Agency who take young girls who have been severely injured and give them new lives as assassins, the subject can be rather contreversial, the yioung girls are partned with an adult man which further adds controversey as these girls have strong feelings towards their handlers.I found that the art was great, and it really portrayed its setting of Italy brilliantly, all the backgrounds look nice and well painted and the buildings look even better, i found some characters that only made a couple of appearences or less looked similiar to each other but had maybe one thing that differed them slightly, there is a little CG but it was barely noticable. The animation was fluid and there was hardly a still frame during the cation scenes. I like how they even added a few bits with Italian text to give the sense they are actually in Italy (Buon Natale)Sound is magnificant in this show, the opening is a wonderful slow song that often gets described as melencholic and really fits the feeling of the show, the background music had a variety of orchestra classical music, some lovely work on the piano and some pieces with a violin, and each gives a nice feel and adds to drama/action. The ending is nice song with almost opera like vocals. Each voice actor did a perfect performance in the English dub and really made the girls seem cute.Each girl gets an episode that focuses on them and we get to explore how each girls relationship with her handler differs from the others, there are cases like Henrietta and Jose who are close and treat her like a little girl, and then theres Rico and Jean who can be distant and treats her like the weapon she is, each girl is also portrayed with very different personalities, Triela get looked up to, Claes is the smart one. One thing i would of liked to see was the bomb makers more as they seemed like their story could have been expanded upon.Overall Gunslinger Girl is a magnificant show that portrays is characters well. The show blends multiple genres together, it uses some action and shows what the girls are capable of, then throws some drama in and we get to see how they feel about everything and even some sci-fi but it never delves into it.

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