Gunslinger Girl

 GUNG   (ADV Manga, 2005, 2007, 2011)

™ and © ADV Manga

This is disturbing from the first page: a beautiful color illustration of a sweet-looking lead in her school uniform, cradling an automatic weapon that’s almost as long as she is tall.

Readers know from La Femme Nikita and its endless imitators that vulnerable girls make the best government-sponsored assassins, but Gunslinger Girl has an even more distasteful twist on the concept. The “Social Welfare Agency” turns physically challenged Japanese teens into cyborg killers. Thoroughly brainwashed, the lead, Henrietta, can kill in cold blood one moment and cuddle a teddy bear in another and has a standard schoolgirl-crush-with-a-much-older-guy relationship with her Agency handler. But even worse than all its bad taste aspects combined is that it’s just not very interesting. Who knew having a license to kill could be this dull?

— S.A. Bennett

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  10/1/2003
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Read right to left, back to front; Graphic novel; B&WYu AidaYu Aida

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Read right to left; Graphic novel; Translated by Amy Forsyth, Kay Bertrand, Brendan Frayne; B&WYu AidaYu Aida

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  7/1/2007
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Published by Seven Seas; ca. 2011Defilippis, WeirKriss Sison

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