Anime 134 Gunslinger Girl

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Gunslinger Girls
Japanese: ガンスリンガー・ガール
English: Gunslinger Girl


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2003 to Feb 19, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Thursdays at 03:48 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: MilitaryMilitary, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.391 (scored by 7797177,971 users)
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Ranked: #23972
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1256
Members: 190,798
Favorites: 1,197

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Ranked #2397Popularity #1256Members 190,798


In the heart of Italy, the Social Welfare Agency rescues young girls from hospital beds and gives them a second chance at life using the latest in cybernetic advancements. With their artificially enhanced bodies, the girls are brainwashed and trained as assassins to carry out the dirty work of the Italian Government. Despite all the modifications, they are still just children at heart, struggling for recognition from those they love, even knowing the love they feel is manufactured. This tragic tale unfolds as these girls grapple with their emotions in an agency that treats them as nothing but ruthless killers.

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Opening Theme

"The Light Before We Land" by The Delgados

Ending Theme

"Dopo il Sogno ~Yume no Ato ni~" by op.


Nov 14, 2008
“I’ve tried turning you into someone stronger,
but lately, I feel uneasy whenever I look at you.”

Simply put, Gunslinger Girl is about hopeless children who are granted another shot at life at the cost of their freedom and innocence. They are given cybernetic implants which enhance their combat capabilities and drugs which impose upon them unquestioning loyalty to their respective masters. Paired with their handlers, they are known as “fratello”, and they must face not only terrorists but the tragedies of the past and the uncertainty of the future as well.

Admittedly, the question “Does the end justify the means?” has been asked implicitly in ...
May 31, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Gunslinger Girl is one of those animes that don't come around very often that the characters themselves make the whole story that made me find GG so moving. During the story you learn a little bit about each character and the organization they belong to along with the handlers perspective of life. Its hard to tell if these girls are being used considering they arent even considered human by some of the handlers. GG was a bit disappointing in the fact I wish the anime would have shown more of the lives the girls lived before they were turned into assasins. I did enjoy the ...
Nov 19, 2016
To preface: I absolutely abhorred this show. While I'm about to bring up many things that I felt were bad with the show, and I'm going to bring up a lot in a concise manner (as I may do an in depth video review in the future) I feel the need to quote my bio on MAL. "Please note that while I intend to be as critical as possible, everyone views a work differently. All my reviews, at heart, are nothing more than personal opinions."

Gunslinger Girl is an abstract way of telling stories about different platonic relationships men have with young girls. By abstract, I ...

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