I feel like we’ve reached the final stretch of “100 Characters For 100 Otaku” as we enter the top 20! From this point on, the characters gain a very real importance to me. We’ve been on a steady incline of character importance, but now there’s a very steep jump into characters that I truly love. So let’s see what they have to offer! We’re rolling 20 down through 16!
Chapter #: 4 & 5 (vol. 1) 67 pgs. Chapter Title: The Death of Elsa de Sica Focus Characters: Henrietta, Giuseppe, Rico, Jean, Pietro Fermi, Elenora Gabrielli Short Summary: The Elsa-Lauro fratello is found death with no evidence as to who might have killed them. Section 1 sends a pair of investigators to learn more about the cyborgs to see if they can put some pressure on Section 2. When section 2 learns what happens, they bury the evidence and blame it on Padania then send Henrietta and Giuseppe on vacation. Fermi doesn’t buy the explanation so he and Gabrielli decide to visit Giuseppe and Henrietta on their vacation. Henrietta concludes that Elsa, who was in like with Lauro but always ignored, probably shot him and then shot herself.
NOTE: I put these chapters together because there’s not as much to say about them that the chapters don’t say themselves.
I don’t get many chances to talk about Gunslinger Girl, and in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever had a post centered on it. This is a travesty because Gunslinger Girl is my favorite franchise. I’d go so far as to say that I like the Gunslinger Girl manga more than any single anime. The first GG anime was very excellent, but only covered the first 2 volumes of the manga, which were mostly plot setup. When they decided to make a second season, some how Il Treano happened and PLEASE NEVER AGAIN. Anyway, I have a lot to say about the GG manga (understatement) and I want to do a chapter-by-chapter analysis. I’ve created a system to keep things organized.