IF YOU'RE NEW TO THE SERIES, YOU SHOULD ...
- Become well-versed on the saga.
- Discover the Padania Movement that the series revolves around.
- Get to know the cast, from the politicans, to the fratello, and the terrorists.
- Learn about the guns of the series, all fifty of them.
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Gunslinger Girl (ガンスリンガー・ガール Gansuringā Gāru) is a manga by Yu Aida. It premiered on May 21, 2002, in the monthly shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh. The chapters were also published in 15 tankōbon volumes by ASCII Media Works. Set in modern Italy, the series focuses on young cybernetic girls and their adult male handlers who use them as assassins under the directions of a government organization.
The manga series is licensed for an English language release in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment. A thirteen-episode anime adaptation produced by Madhouseaired in Japan on Fuji Television from October 9, 2003, to February 19, 2004. A sequel titled Gunslinger Girl -Il Teatrino- and created by Artland premiered in Japan on Tokyo MX TV on January 8, 2008. It spanned thirteen episodes, concluding on April 1, 2008. Two additional episodes were released on DVD in Japan on October 24, 2008. The sequel is licensed for release by Funimation.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
|"You all know the truth. We're all going to die, and we'll die cold and lonely, not knowing anything!"
DID YOU KNOW?
|A misfire by Claes at a gun range damages a wall panel in Book Two. When Claes returns to the same gun range one year later (in Book Four), the gunshot hole has been repaired, but is still visible.|