Been a while since I last posted an anime review. I’ve been working my way slowly through a few different seasons however, and hammered out a couple more reviews, with some still pending. Gunslinger Girl is one of my favourites, and don’t let the campy title put you off.
The Social Welfare Agency ostensibly saves the lives of children on the verge of death using cutting-edge medical technology. In fact, it takes them and turns them into deadly government assassins with cybernetic implants. Devoted to their handlers, these girls are at once deadly machines, yet retain the personality of the children they are under the surface. Artful, sombre, subtley told and full of dark notes and interesting contrasts, this series is a high-quality piece of anime as it tells the stories of half a dozen of these girls. Read the full review here.