Gunslinger Girl, Volume 1

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Henrietta barely survived a brutal attack that killed her family. "Rescued" by the Social Welfare Agency, her injuries were repaired with robotic components and she was brainwashed. Lost with the memory of her family`s death was almost every trace of her own humanity. Now, she is an extraordinarily lethal cyborg assassin, obediently working with her handler Giuseppe to carry out her deadly tasks. Despite her conditioning and programming, Henrietta still has the heart of a young girl. She has not completely ...
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Overview

Henrietta barely survived a brutal attack that killed her family. "Rescued" by the Social Welfare Agency, her injuries were repaired with robotic components and she was brainwashed. Lost with the memory of her family`s death was almost every trace of her own humanity. Now, she is an extraordinarily lethal cyborg assassin, obediently working with her handler Giuseppe to carry out her deadly tasks. Despite her conditioning and programming, Henrietta still has the heart of a young girl. She has not completely forgotten how to love, yet the very emotion is contrary to her training and programming. Can the Gunslinger Girl survive? Can she find peace in a struggle against her very nature?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413900200
  • Publisher: A. D. Vision, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/18/2003
  • Series: Gunslinger Girl Series , #1
  • Edition description: Not Appropriate For Children
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 462,021
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2005

    Stella Cadente

    The anime adapted from this manga is brilliant too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2004

    Brillaince

    This book is an amazing twist on the 'young brainwashed assassins' theme, as the main characters genuinely enjoy their lives and show no desire to leave or rebel. The author also manages to drive home the surreality of the setting when Rico and Henrietta discuss a boy while cleaning their weapons. The violent scenes are also well done. The action is easy to follow, but not slow enough to be boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2004

    my all time fave manga

    you gotta give this a read. i swear you'l love it. it's so great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2004

    Gunslinger Girl

    This story revolves around three girls, along with their handlers: Henrietta and Giuseppe, Rico and Jean, and Triela and Hillshire. Each girl was once before physically challenged, until the Italian Social Wellfare agency got a hold of them, replaced the injured (or sometimes, in Henrietta's case, MISSING) body parts with robotic parts, and brainwashed them, making then mindless assassins. This can, however, help them-- most of the girls had a sad and painful past, butchered families and so forth, and with this 'Conditioning,' all of those memories are gone. Some emotions are left behind, though, sometimes. One of these emotions is love. This can make killing a difficult task for them, especially if they are in love with their handlers... Be warned-- There is A LOT of blood in this story. If Severed heads and bullet wounds (and blood) everywhere isn't something you'll enjoy, don't bother with this. There is also a lot of dialouge. This manga volume took me almost three times as long as it usually takes me to read something of its size-- around an hour and ½. Gunslinger Girl takes place in Italy, so the mafia is involoved in some chapters. The Italian setting is also a nise change from the over-used Japanese setting. On the back of the book, ADV lists this as 'Action/Comedy'. Action it is; comedy, it is not (Except for two or three scenes). It can be a bit depressing, and also packs in a lot of drama. Overall, this is a very good book. Go buy it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2003

    Gunslinger Girl

    truely amazing. great detail in every page and awesome characters who are litle girls but are also hardcore assasins

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