COMIC A7 Review - Gunslinger Girl

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  1. TriShield

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    Gunslinger Girl ( ƒKƒ“ƒXƒŠƒ“ƒK[EƒK[ƒ‹ )
    Madhouse Studios/MediaWorks/Marvelous Entertainment/Fuji TV/Bandai Visual, 2003
    Bandai has no plans to release this in the U.S.
    Directed by Morio Asaka (Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits).
    Not Rated (Suggested 16-Up). Contains scenes of minors killing people with guns.

    "The girl has a mechanical body. However, she is still an adolescent child."

    "Henrietta" was an innocent little girl when her entire family was massacred and she was left for dead. She was rescued by a privately-owned social welfare organization and given cybernetic components over her battered body. Brainwashed by the organization, she and four other girls now work as cold-blooded assassins.

    Story: A-
    Reminiscent of Luc Besson's 1990 masterpiece La Femme Nikita and the 2000 runaway anime hit NOIR, Gunslinger Girl captures the essence of the European spy thriller. The major twist is children killing others like trained professionals. Gun afficionados will want to pick this title up, especially the first episode where Henrietta cleans house with an FNP90.

    Animation: A+
    Madhouse (Ninja Scroll, The Animatrix) is no stranger to ultra-violence, and they do an excellent job animating Gunslinger Girl's hard-boiled shootouts. Hisashi Abe's (Chobits, Aquarian Age) character designs completely shine throught the series.

    Soundtrack: A+
    Toshihiko Sahashi's European-style jazz/orchestra score is arguably his best work since The Big O. Add the opening theme, "The Light Before We Land" by The Delgados, and you have a soundtrack worth adding to your playlist.

    Cast
    Gunslinger Girl features Yuka Nanri (Mao in Macross Zero) as Henrietta, Kanako Mitsuhashi (Killua in Hunter X Hunter) as Rico, Eri Sendai (Yuki in Neo-Ranga) as Triela, Ami Koshimizu (Ashita no Nadja) as Claes, and Hitomi Terakado (Hanon in Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch) as Angelica.

    The Bottom Line
    Gunslinger Girl can and will offend PTA groups, but who cares? It still kicks ass!

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    it sounds like it's playing off noir's success, but i liked noir so i'll be checking it out.

    "Contains scenes of minors killing people with guns." always :cool:
     
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    bleh I couldnt stand it.
     
  5. Klepto

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    yeah. It's verrrrry slow and it tires to be all sentimental shit. I would like it better if they stuck to having the girls kill people, instead of making them play a violin for 3 minutes for no reason other than to put some sad music in the episode.
     
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    i like it :cool:
     
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    I'm at episode 9 and it's decent. It's not the orgy of violence I expected but worth watching nonetheless.
     
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  9. 触手強姦姫 ap13

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    so you started watching this in 03 and are now only on episode 9?
    :confused:
    BTW fuck the last episode its better off not watching it
     
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    Why would you think that? I started it last week.
     
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    meh i didnt really like this was kinda boring to me. i didnt care bout any of teh characters and reminded me of noir way too much. i only got up to like ep 10 ... this was a while ago that i watched it
     
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    uhh you started this forum.... thought you would atleast have watched it
     
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    No, I haven't seen most of the titles discussed here. Yet. :coolugh:
     
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    Most open-ended ending ever. :hsugh:

    The song they used for the opening is pretty cool, I downloaded it last night.
     
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    Is Noir better?
     
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    noir is better... deeper storyline
    gunslinger girl would have been better if they would of gone deeper into the emotional side of having little girls murder people
     

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