Gunslinger Girl

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  • 4
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  • 3
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4.6
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Gunslinger Girl is something special and not what you'd expect.
    This isn't your typical anime y'all.
    You're in for a ride that slow, hard hitting, emotional, tragic, atmospheric, and incredibly rewarding. It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but if emotional mafia narratives that explore death and bonds between siblings with real repercussions and extremely likable characters, then you're going to love this. I know I did.
    This is a wonderful ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Feels boring and "Gray" until you understand the lore
    The story starts off somewhere years long into the business of Italy employing little girls that:
    A) Died
    B) Should be dead
    C) Suffered extreme traumatic experiences

    -- And have them as lethal assassins and escorts for their Master (aka "Big Brothers")

    I won't explain any more than this, as the story very quietly explains the lore in a subtle tone you simply don't find anymore in anime. ...
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  • Given its confines of anime production...
    Gunslinger Girl--the first season--is one of the best animes ever. Given the often confining constraints of anime production, neither season does the manga justice in terms of dwelling deep into the political plot lines and emotional growth (or stuntedness) of the characters. But taken at face value, with the number of characters involved and the time constraints of a commercial television show, ...
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  • Well thought out story with emotional impact
    This is a show whose story stays with you even after you have finished. Reminds me of requiem for the phantom in feel. This is, a well-crafted story on an intellectual basis, but emotionally hard to watch. Not for someone looking for a slice of life or funny anime, but I believe that it is in the top 10 percent of anime in terms of delivering on its premise.
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  • Yu Aida's Masterpiece
    Gunslinger Girl takes a bit to get going, but it's well worth it in the end.

    For an anime about cyborg girl assassins, this isn't your typical shonen action show. Instead, it's a slow-paced drama about the lives and tribulations of each of the girls and their handlers, and the connections between them. This series nails the emotional atmosphere, and the underlying political themes are deep ...
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  • Gunslinger girl is an oldie but a goodie
    One of my favorite older animes that came out in 2003. I think if you are at all interested in the idea and plot of this anime you should definitely give it a shot. It has a really good story, character development, and the animation still holds up today
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  • 0 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    fine plot, animation only OK
    Other reviews commented on the plot. It mixes aspects which are real enough -- sinister government agencies, terror plots, peoples' feelings and dilemma with anime principal rule: cute girls have to be involved. Animation uses nice pictures from Italy in a very stilted manner. A detail that ticked me off: a "kaleidoscope" is used as a gift, but it is actually "theodolite telescope" that is one ...
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  • 3 out of 22 people found this review helpful:
    boring anime singular characters
    this is a boring and long drawn out story about child solders trained to kill people for a living. like many they think it there duty or the only way out. i find the story horribly thought out the characters are very 2d and the ending after the second season still not satisfying at all
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