Gunslinger Girl 1 DVD Review - www.impuslegamer.com -

Feature 7.0
Video 8.0
Audio 8.5
Special Features 2.5
Total 6.9
Distributor: Madman
Running Time:

Classification:
 M15+
Reviewer:
Tory Favro

8.0


Gunslinger Girl 1

An 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, tootin' shootin'! 

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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