Gunslinger Girl #15 Finale (Manga Monday)

Gunslinger Girl, Vol. 15: Finale - Yu Aida This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.leafmarks.tumblr.com by express permission of this reviewer

Title: Finale

Series: Gunslinger Girl

Author & Artist: Yu Aida

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Genre: Manga

Pages: 192

Synopsis:

The End of the series and the Social Welfare Agency. The terrorists are defeated but their sympathizers in the government mobilize to destroy the Agency. Which in turn allows the legitimate gov’t to take out the rogue elements which have been hiding in plain sight.

We get to see how the various girls and handlers handle the future and in the end, how something good comes from all the death and destruction.

My Thoughts:

I am so glad that the previous volume was not the ending, as it showed the end of the battle but not the aftermath.

This was Sad and melancholic.

Seeing Henrietta and her handler dead [for sure with no questions] just cut me. I liked her the best of all the girls.

Watching the survivors wear out was hard too. You know they are going to die, we knew that right from the beginning, but seeing them drop off one by one, it was heart wrenching.

I did like the fact that the story ended with Triella’s daughter making a success of herself in a normal life. The ending quote was very uplifting:

Yes, there is still

HOPE

in our world!

As a series overall, I found this went from the Action’y to Deeply Life Affirming to simply Touching. I highly recommend it.

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