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Gunslinger Girl and the Human Spirit

(This post is part of a series of posts covering Christmas-themed anime episodes. For more posts like these, check out the 12 Days of Anime tag.)

Watching Gunslinger Girl is simultaneously humanising and dehumanising. It’s humanising because all of its characters display such poignant depths of emotion. It’s dehumanising because these characters are cyborg assassins whose love for their handlers is partly a result of brainwashing and conditioning.

It’s no surprise that Christmas in the world of Gunslinger Girl is as heartwarming as it is heartbreaking.


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