Gunslinger Girl ~Il Teatrino~ 01

The show starts off with the usual GSG style, with guns, bombs and terrorists. There was also a lol scene of Henrietta and Jozé on a Vespa chasing the terrorists all over town, with Henrietta providing fire support. I’m actually displeased at that since the whole freaking section is supposed to be, erm, top secret? I’m wondering how are they going to cover up the fact that a little girl was riding passenger on a scooter holding a FN-P90 all around town.

Okay, that aside, the art really feels like crap and looks “cheap” to me. Seriously. It’s miles away from the original GSG anime with the noir atmosphere etched in to every scene. Il Teatrino’s art just looks like budget anime, no matter what way you can spin it towards.

Then, they went and hired a whole new cast of seiyuus for the show. Henrietta feels totally off from the first GSG anime. Henrietta is supposed to be shy but the Il Teatrino version is just… chirpy? Not to mention the voice is totally way off. Well, at the least the other new seiyuus seem to be doing an okay job of the other characters for now.

Sigh… I wonder if I should continue with this show.


  1. Fat Cat Lim Said,

    January 8, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

    Watch it for the lolis and guns! I know I would. :p

  2. Jounin Said,

    January 8, 2008 @ 3:39 pm

    Henrietta is carrying a FN P90. It’s my fav gun in games (since CS) and TV shows (SG-1 mainly).

  3. FortMan Said,

    January 8, 2008 @ 4:25 pm

    Look like the show has been impacted by censorship as well (note that they omitted bullet entries from many gunshot scenes.)

    Oh well, I’ll wait til I see their treatment of Pinocchio (which should be next week) to make up my mind.

  4. 0rion Said,

    January 8, 2008 @ 8:28 pm

    Wow Kurogane, first you mess up on your jet fighters, and now on your firearms?? *tsk tsk*


    Anyway, I totally agree with you on the art side of things. I compared a bunch of side by side screenshots, and it’s just a night and day difference in quality. On the other hand, I do like the new crop of seiyuu so far, especially Mizuno Risa as Claes.

  5. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 8, 2008 @ 8:32 pm

    I was typing a bit too fast then, made a bad typo there. Hey only the initials were exchanged anyways!

    As for the new crop of seiyuu.. my main beef is Henrietta still. They hired a total newbie to voice her, and it kinda shows.

  6. Lss Said,

    January 8, 2008 @ 10:36 pm

    my issue with the new season is the badly rendered guns.

    thats 1 reason less to watch it. i just hope claes and hanazawa kana is enough of a reason.

  7. Epic Win Blog » Gunslinger Girl -Il Teatrino- 01 - Meh Said,

    January 9, 2008 @ 11:30 am

    […] As Kurogane pointed out, Henrietta sounds far too “chirpy” now, and is really missing the quiet, almost whisperlike shyness Nanri Yuuka lent her voice. […]

  8. Ruki: The Running Blog » Blog Archive » Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino 01: Sigh~ Said,

    January 13, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

    […] out the differences. But it’s true, this will take some time to get used to. The animation is cheap, at first I didn’t even recognise José but I guess what annoyed me the most was that the […]

  9. Jinx! » Blog Archive » Winter 08 Season Start Commentary Said,

    January 14, 2008 @ 12:02 pm

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