Sunday, January 13, 2008

January 2008 New Anime: Gunslinger Girl ~ Il Teatrino ~

Link: (official) (English sub available through
Genres: Drama
I've watched: 1 episode
Art style: Common

Audience: Needs to be tolerable of the concept, tolerance to graphical violence to some degree

Richard's rating (of 5) - first impression: 3.5 - Not as good as first one

Personal comment: Instead of Madhouse Studios, the animation production is done by Artland. I can definitely see lots of traces of Bokura ga Ita (also produced by Artland). Though I didn't mind Bokura go Ita, I liked the original Gunslinger Girl's art work better. Also, just a hunch, I feel that the overall theme is much much lighter, not nearly as heavy as the first series. I very much prefer the heavier theme because of its concept.
One other thing I'm not quite comfortable with, is that it does not try to conceal them as much as the first series does. There are things like showing up as agents in front of normal roit police and chasing the criminals with the girl carrying a P90 on a public street.

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