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Gunslinger Girl Omnibus 1

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by Yu Aida
     
 

After Henrietta barely surives the savage murder of her family, Italy's Social Welfare Agency takes her in and repairs her injuries using the latest in cybernetic technology. All traces of Henrietta's past are wiped from her mind as she becomes one of the Agency's most lethal assassins.

Despite her progamming, Henrietta is troubled by fragmented memories. Her

Overview

After Henrietta barely surives the savage murder of her family, Italy's Social Welfare Agency takes her in and repairs her injuries using the latest in cybernetic technology. All traces of Henrietta's past are wiped from her mind as she becomes one of the Agency's most lethal assassins.

Despite her progamming, Henrietta is troubled by fragmented memories. Her handler Jose must keep her feelings in check and ensure that she stays on mission; a task made all the more difficult by Henrietta's striking resemblance to Jose's late younger sister.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Gunslinger Girl is one of those manga series that makes you think about what you've read once you put the book down. Unlike so many manga on the market, Gunslinger Girl has some real substance.” —IGN.COM

Gunslinger Girl is a surprisingly dark but fascinating story with as much psychological drama as action. I strongly recommend it.” —MANIA.COM

Library Journal
This gripping psychological/action drama about a squad of cyber-enhanced tween girl assassins was never hugely popular in the United States, but perhaps the darker superhero plots in recent years have warmed up a potential readership. First published in fits and starts from the now defunct ADV, the English translation has been tweaked and republished by Seven Seas, which is reprinting the ADVs in omnibus editions and then switching to singles to catch up to the 12-volumes-and-counting Japanese originals. With social relevance themes related to morally ambiguous good vs. principled evil, coming-of-age, and the development of emotional attachments, this one is just crying for classroom use, high school and up.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934876923
Publisher:
Seven Seas Entertainment LLC
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Series:
Gunslinger Girl Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
485,930
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

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Meet the Author

Yu Aida, best known as the writer and artist of Gunslinger Girl, resides in Tokyo, Japan.

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