Monthly Archives: April 2011

Gunslinger Girl -Il Teatrino- Preview

The Gunslinger Girls are back! With more drama and action than ever before the second season is due for a UK release 16 May.

Without a doubt the first season was an underrated masterpiece with gorgeous animation by Madhouse and a wonderful story of young girls saved from the brink of death and given a second chance at life. Although having a second chance at life is not as melancholy and rosy as you might think. The Social Welfare Agency, a government sponsored agency, takes these near to death girls and fits them out with advanced cybernetic implants and mental conditioning, this second life belongs to the state. Each girl has their own specific speciality including Martial Arts, Covert Ops, Long range sniping and so on.

Each girl is assigned a handler who acts as a mentor for the girl although they are only really there to make sure that the girls perform correctly and carry out their missions successfully. It is these girl and handler bonds that the first season is very much based upon and the focus of the season is mainly on the relationship between Henrietta and her handler Jose although each of the other girls get their turn in the spotlight, showing us how different each girls relationship is with their handler is. Overall it was a fascinating series about love, friendship and loss set in a world of espionage and brutal reality.

With the first season already setting such a high pedigree Season 2, Il Teatrino, has got a lot to live up to, especially with an all new crew and studio in development. This time the story is a lot more focused on plot development rather than character interaction, also the focus has moved away from Henrietta and this time fan favourite Triela play a more prominent role in the story although all the girls from the first season have appearances as well a some new ones.

The change in animation style is well suited to the change in pace, and with any story about young girls wielding guns there is bound to be plenty of debate and controversy abound.

The box set contains all 13 episodes + 2 OVA’s.

Pre order over at Amazon now Gunslinger Girl – Il Teatrino – Series 2 [DVD] (£1.59/episode)

Gunslinger Girl TRIELA 1/8 PVC Figure

ETA: September 2011.

The caring Triela, who serves as a mentor to the other girls of the SWA.
From the popular manga currently being serialized in Dengeki Daiou, ‘GUNSLINGER GIRL’, comes a figure of the second girl to become employed by the Social Welfare Agency, Triela. The pose is based off the front cover image from the 9th volume of the manga, and features her in a more delicate pose than she would normally be seen in.

Obviously it wouldn’t be GUNSLINGER GIRL without a gun – and Triela has her gun in her arms, plus the stand included features a design imitating that of brick paving, helping to bring our the atmosphere from the series as well!

1/8 PVC Figure
19.5cm Tall
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Creators Labo #029 SYLVIA CHRISTEL 1/5 PVC Figure

ETA: October 2011.

1/5 PVC Figure
22cm Tall
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To Heart 2 Another Days SILFA Summer Memories 1/6 PVC Figure

ETA: October 2011.

1/6 PVC Figure
26cm Tall
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Shining Hearts URAYUKIHIME / HAYANE 1/8 PVC Figure

ETA: October 2011.

1/8 PVC Figure
17.5cm Tall
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Queens Blade CATTLEYA Swim Wear ver. 1/7 PVC Figure

ETA: October 2011.

1/7 PVC Figure
13.5cm Tall
Optional Parts
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Cobra The Space Pirate COBRA PVC Figure

ETA: October 2011.

PVC Figure
25cm Tall
Optional Parts
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Muv-Luv Alternative TAKAMURA YUI Lingerie ver. 1/7 PVC Figure

ETA: October 2011.

1/7 PVC Figure
10.5cm Tall
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Native Character Collection TRUNK-GIRL 1/7 PVC Figure

ETA: November 2011.

Limited Edition
1/7 PVC Figure
8cm Tall
16cm Length
Optional Parts
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Native Creator’s Collection 009 CHIE + BATH UNIT 1/6 PVC Figure

ETA: May 2011.

Limited Edition
1/6 PVC Figure
12cm Tall (excluding bath unit)
22cm Length (excluding bath unit)
Optional Parts
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