Gunslinger Girl 1 DVD Review - www.impuslegamer.com -
Reviewer: Tory Favro
Gunslinger Girl 1
interesting proposition in terms of storyline and morality, Gunslinger
Girl Vol. 1 deals with the issue of advanced science when the government
agency know as the Public Corporation for Social Welfare gives young
girls special abilities by enhancing them life advanced prosthetics and
equipping them to be able to do wetwork. Each girl is paired with a
trainer, in almost a Buffy kind of way and taught advanced rootin,
The title is a really well drawn and executed title that kind of
reminded me of Witch Hunter Robin in the way that the girls interacted
with the trainers. There is a real intimacy between the two and you can
tell that they are very much reliant on each other. The girls are sent
on missions which for the most part feel a little disjointed with only a
vague hint being given really that the ones that the gunslingers are
being sent after are actually the bad guys. In this series we follow the
story of Henrietta who is rebuilt when surviving the attack which saw
the rest of her family capped.
The anime itself is well done and the attention to detail is awesome,
especially the audio and representation of weaponry. The sounds are
realistic to say the least (based on the fact that I've not fired a
great deal of guns!) and the drawings look pretty faithful to existing
firearms as well. The overall look and feel is pretty graphic with lots
of the red stuff (blood) on display.
Despite the claret, the actual story is fairly slow which is surprising
so if you are after something constantly fast paced then you might find
that this tale lags at times. If you are after a strong character
developed and led story then you should enjoy! Extras on the disc
include the Building of Henrietta and Textless Credit which really are
not extras at all.
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