Posted by psgels on 12 February 2008 with categories: Gunslinger Girl - Il Teatrino


Thanks to Windspirit, for pointing out that last week’s episode wasn’t a half-recap at all. It seems that I just had gotten a wrong file from Share, and it looks like there are no signs at all that the budget is running out. Of course, it was relatively small to begin with, but something tells me now that the creators knew exactly how to use it. After watching the first half, the second half also made much more sense, not to mention the bit of development for Triela.

This episode finally was about Henrietta again. I can’t really say that she’s my favourite member of the cast, but thankfully enough other things made this episode worthwhile enough. I especially liked the old acquaintance of Franca. He’s the member of a terrorist group, working at an antique repair shop. He originally joined the terrorist group in order to take revenge on his brother, who died a few years ago. But in this episode, he gets second doubts after meeting Henrietta, if I understood correctly. I like how he turned down Franca’s request in the end.

In this episode, Henrietta and Rico also have a small fight, after Rico accidentally breaks the Jose’s microscope. While it was enjoyable, I’d much rather see more of Angelica, Triela or Claes. Ah well, there are enough episodes left for them to shine. :)

8 Responses

  1. Danny Choo says:

    Never got into this series – I probably should try to pick it up again.

  2. ์NetNN says:

    People kept complain about how art a\wasn’t as good as the first one.

    Heck, I never give the first series a glance but I found this second one very interesting.

    I like how they potray both side as equally human not just random terorist waiting for the girls to kill them.

  3. Windspirit says:

    Ha, glad you’ve seen the entire 5th episode, which was, in my opinion, the best Gunslinger Girl -Il Teatrino- episode yet.
    I’ve noticed that the art in the 5th episode was a lot better than, say, the first episode’s. Especially Patrizia is very well drawn, and not so badly animated at all…

    The 6th episode looks interesting.
    And especially the art seems to have gotten once again better (second image rocks).

  4. Windspirit says:

    Okay… I’ve just seen this one…

    psgels, do you also think that if this thing had twice more budget, it would’ve been the best anime since a long time ?

  5. psgels psgels says:

    I’m not sure whether it would be THE best anime since long time, but it would definitely be among the top series that aired. Plus, it would be a lot more popular than that it was now.

  6. Mr E says:

    Can I hask you all where can I find these episodes subbed on the net? Because I looked almost evrywhere I know and I found nothing…

  7. psgels psgels says:

    you can find the first 7 episodes on tokyo toshokan.

  8. chris west says:

    WHY DID THT HAVE 2 HAPPEN 2 PINOCCHIO I MEAN DANG DID THEY REALLY HAVE 2 DO THT?!!?! THEY COULD’VE KEPT SOME1 ON THT SIDE ALIVE!!! THT PISSED ME OFF!!

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  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 03:17 AM)
    @Bam: Amazing really the almost creative/strange manifestations human ridiculousness takes =<
  • k-off
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 03:16 AM)
    @Bam Ha, they should learn from 28 Days Later. The entire f*king outbreak happens only because the animal rights terrorists release the animal test subject, lol.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 03:16 AM)
    Of course you have nutcases like Peta.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 03:15 AM)
    Bestiality I see as another form of animal abuse.
    I should specify I am neither an animal nut, furry, zoophilic or animal >humans person.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 03:13 AM)
    lol the sadjob thing is, when I was younger I didn’t even want to hurt an insect, when I saw my garden full of worms on the path I asked my father to lift me over them so they wouldn’t get hurt =<
  • k-off
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 03:13 AM)
    @Bam What would one count bestiality under? I think they’re the textbook definition of a sociopathic pervert.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 03:12 AM)
    But yeah, some so-called liberals take animal rights to ridiculous heights. Farah the former queen of the Shah of Iran donated all her money to the cats of Paris, where she was exiled to. This was the Persian people’s money that was straight stolen from the royal treasury after the Islamic revolution mind you!
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 03:10 AM)
    *to be
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 03:09 AM)
    I think it’s agreed upon that whoever kills animals with no remorse out of morbid curiosity or sheer pleasure is a Sociopath who has to under serious supervision.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Oct 21. 2014 03:08 AM)
    @K-off: haa! Right on with the Quinons reference, I dig it.

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