Archive for the ‘Gunslinger Girl’ Category

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Eight new cards

December 7, 2008

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As announced here are the next 8 cards for the anime top trump set. This time the featured studios are Madhouse Production and Studio Deen, both having a rather broad spectrum in story themes and in quality of their animation. In fact  I was pretty surprised about which basically different animes were produces by the same studio, because I never really took notice of the producing studio while watching anime until recently. Of course it’s quite natural for a big studio to produce on different quality levels and within different anime themes, but I just haven’t bothered to think about it until now.

Well, here are the links:

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Gunslinger Girl – Il Teatrino & Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

January 15, 2008

Gunslinger Girl – Il Teatrino

Gunslinger Girl - Il Teatrino

It’s quite sad that they obviously couldn’t raise the same budget for the second season of Gunslinger Girl that was available for the first season. With so many changes (to the worse) it just feels too different from the first season to smoothly connect both. This alone already gives this second season a rather bad start which is, like said, quite sad. After all it’s not that they are doing that ill of a job with Il Teatrino. The (re)introduction of the characters and the world they live in was done well enough and the pacing was most of the time right, too. The animation quality is decent, the girls don’t look bad at all (albeit they sound to much like, uh, girls now) and the soundtrack might be even better than the original one. I especially like the opening song here.
So, if they manage to translate the intriguing story of the manga at least half-decent into anime and somehow recreate it’s atmosphere I’m sure this will still be really entertaining. But I guess it can in any way only fall short compared to it’s precursor which definitely isn’t something that should be so crystal-clear from the start of a second season.

Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

With me liking the first season of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and this seamless continuation from the first season (there was never something like a story after all, so it’s just madness following madness) I just can’t see what might possible go wrong here.

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Gunslinger Girl’s Second Season News

August 22, 2007

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Happy happy, joy joy! Now it’s official (article from ANN):

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Gunslinger Girl’s Second Season Officially Announced

posted on 2007-08-21 12:23 EDT

The October issue (on sale August 21) of Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh has officially announced that a second season of the Gunslinger Girl anime series will be produced. The Japanese magazine runs Yu Aida‘s original manga about cybernetically enhanced girl assassins that inspired the anime. The production company Marvelous Entertainment had revealed that a sequel was in the works in its 2006-2007 financial report on May 30, but the company then edited the report to remove the Gunslinger Girl reference in early June. Source: Ultimatum

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Update (again from ANN):

The second season is now also confirmed by the official website of Gunslinger Girl. It will feature the Pinocchio arc from the manga.

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Sequel Rumors

June 6, 2007

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Source: Star Crossed Anime Blog, AnimeSuki Forum, Moon Phase, ANS

Surely a blast if this turns out true. The first Gunslinger Girl anime series, while great for itself, sadly stops at the point where the story (in the manga) really gets interesting. Definitely a must-see for me.

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My Wallpapers 05

December 14, 2006

Gunslinger Girl

Today it’s more or less standard to have girls with guns in anime, but at the time Gunslinger Girl aired (2003) it was not (at least as far as I remember). The only other anime I recall from that time featuring something similar is Noir. Both series have a compelling story and great soundtracks. Sadly the Gunslinger Girl anime is much to short  with it’s 13 episodes and ends at a time where much is still left to be told. The manga is great also.