A well-made story for each complete character. The characters are not cute, but the inside is well drawn. Although the world view is not shown, it falls into the category of personal preference in an exquisite setting.
The drawing is fine and the line drawing is fine, and the action scene is also at the same level and the movement evaluation is high. The background faithfully reproduces the European stage, which is also highly evaluated.
|Title (Eng)||Gunslinger Girl|
Set in Italy, Gunslinger Girl follows the exploits of the Social Welfare Agency (often referred to as simply “the Agency”), ostensibly a charitable institution sponsored by the Italian government. While the Agency professes to aid the rehabilitation of the physically injured, it is actually a military organization specializing in counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism. It is composed of two independent branches: Public Safety, its surveillance and intelligence-gathering division, and Special Ops, the anti-terrorist division. Special Ops is itself divided into Sections 1 and 2, the latter of which employs young girls who have experienced traumatic and near-death experiences fitted with cybernetic implants as agents. The implants, which consist of synthesized muscles and carbon fiber frames, result in heightened strength and reflexes as well as high resilience to damage and pain. Each girl is paired with an adult male trainer, or “handler”, and together they are referred to as a fratello — Italian for “brother”. The handler is responsible for the training, welfare and field performance of his charge, and is free to use whatever methods he considers suitable. While these methods vary according to the handler, a common part of each girl’s regimen is brainwashing called “conditioning”, which produces a deadly assassin with unquestioning loyalty to her handler but, if used excessively, also limits her life span. Each fratello exhibits a unique dynamic. Most of the handlers have police or military backgrounds and were recruited directly into Section 2. Most also chose their own cyborgs from a list of candidates, though some appear to have been assigned a cyborg. The Social Welfare Agency primarily concerns itself with dealing with the Padania Republic Faction (PRF or RF), an organization seeking an independent Northern Italy through acts of terrorism and bribery.
3. Intermediate can Learn Japanese with This Anime
The character speaking, words and terms are English rather than anime. I don’t think that the world setting is Europe, but the conversation is composed of very real Japanese. Because of the work set in the back organization, words and terminology are difficult, and there are many terms in the back society, so only Japanese language experts can learn Japanese with this anime.
|Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate||8.9 terms/episode||= 115 / 13|
|Difficulty Level||12th grade||= Middle School|
|Total Difficulty Score||106.8 points||= 8.9 * 12|
|Comprehensive Judgment||Normal||in 70 to 129.9 points|
|Recommended Japanese Learner||Intermediate|
- The List of Difficult Terms that Appear in this Anime (=115 terms)
# よみ 漢字 Remarks 1 公社 2 斬殺 Military terms 3 狙撃 Military terms 4 座学 5 義体 6 飲んだくれ 7 生理 8 必中 Military terms 9 大尉 Military terms 10 無為 11 尾行 Military terms 12 下見 13 公安 14 お伽噺 15 暗殺 Military terms 16 相部屋 17 盗聴 Military terms 18 陽動 Military terms 19 引率 20 本命 21 殺し屋 Military terms 22 救命 23 実践 Military terms 24 手榴弾 Military terms 25 猟犬 26 大目に見る 27 善行 28 手柄 29 献身 30 負傷 31 依存症 32 絶品 33 銃口 Military terms 34 匿名 35 代議員 36 偽装 37 一目惚れ 38 穏便 39 発砲 Military terms 40 下心 41 免責 42 出頭 43 買収 44 持ちつ持たれつ 45 足を洗う 46 退役 Military terms 47 教養 48 竿 49 境遇 50 暴発 Military terms 51 暗黙 Military terms 52 回送 53 正当防衛 Military terms 54 間合い 55 根回し 56 お見舞い 57 腹直筋 58 鎮静剤 59 血税 60 潜伏先 Military terms 61 お膝元 62 対岸 63 中州 64 彫刻 65 見納め 66 彫刻 67 返り討ち 68 無賃乗車 69 脱税 70 帳簿 71 徴兵 Military terms 72 本望 73 初心 74 解任 75 瀕死 76 伝道師 77 でっち上げ 78 海兵隊 Military terms 79 暗部 Military terms 80 自業自得 81 火薬 Military terms 82 大円満 83 外伝 84 性分 85 告発 86 腹を割る Idioms 87 同僚 88 冷淡 89 手際 90 コネ 91 気負う 92 出航 93 内務省 94 触らぬ神に祟りなし Idioms 95 目星 96 木偶の坊 97 寮 98 身代わり 99 家政婦 100 忠誠心 101 陰謀 102 思春期 103 慕う 104 茶番 105 脅迫 106 無邪気 107 子息 108 誘拐 Military terms 109 囮 110 収監 111 緯度 112 針葉樹 113 匿名 114 甘党 115 流星群