Grenadier

TV (12 eps)
3.12 of 5 from 6,221 votes
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In an era where guns are replacing swords, samurai are desperately trying to keep their ideals alive, though many become honorless mercenaries in desperation. Yajiro Kojima is one such mercenary who led an average life until running across the beautiful Rushyuna Tendo, an expert gun wielder (known as a senshi, or Enlightened One) who upholds one ideal above all others: never kill, simply destroy one's will to fight. Together, the duo travel the world encountering dangerous enemies and bathhouses galore, all while removing their adversaries' "armor" with a smile!

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Wanginator's avatar by Wanginator on Dec 9, 2010
Score: 6.5/10

Take Trigun, swap out about 75% of the "cool" factor and 50% of the drama factor, and replace it with ecchi and fanservice (and perhaps a touch more comedy that stems from the ecchi), and in a nutshell you have Grenadier. For viewers who haven't watched Trigun, all this means basically is that it's all but impossible to not notice the fanservice (I mean, it's a key element in how Rushyuna reloads... read more

hitlechro's avatar by hitlechro on Jan 15, 2012
Score: 9/10

I really liked this anime because it was very uplifting and very motivating. The energy and honesty you'd see in Yajirou was really bad ass -- I even dressed up as him for anime north. Also, Rushuna was just a great person with whom to team up. She was a really nice person with a respectable stance on things. The whole story would focus on the benefits of positive actions and views of life -- peace vs war... read more

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