Henrietta is a young girl who works for a "welfare group" that does the government's dirty work. Cybernetically-enhanced and specially-trained, she is one of a group of elite hit-girls, remorseless killers with no memories of their past. Jose, her partner, has taken care of her since she was brought into the organization following the murder of her family, and struggles between his affection for her, and his opposing duty to his employer. But, time is running out.. for with each bullet they fire, Henrietta and the other girls lose a little more of their humanity.
It is the year 2029, and as many rush to embrace the changes that cybernetic technology bring to mankind, the seedier side of humanity is even quicker to take advantage of it. This series follows Public Peace Section 9, a government organization that plays behind the scenes to stop the worst of these criminals. Join Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team as they take you through an incredibly vivid world filled with plots of such depth and intrigue as is seldom seen.
Both Gunslinger Girl and GITS: SAC have a lot of similarities since they present advances in cybernetic technology, political issues, and plenty of gun fights, but in very different points of views and timelines. I think you will like one if you liked the other.
If the psychological aspect is more your thing when you're watching a show, these go together pretty well. They're both about cybernetcially enhanced people, only Ghost in the Shell is more centered on the technological aspect of things. Still, it's mostly a thinking man's (or woman's) show so if you're into that, this is one you'll like.
The country of Gazth-Sonika has been engaged in a civil war for more than a decade, struggling to stay afloat amidst attacks from the anti-government faction known as Garza. With lies and corruption seeping into the political food chain, a mysterious book in one young girl’s possession may be the only key to uncovering the truth and bringing an end to the war. This book, however, is sought by many. And when the invincible agent Madlax is hired to protect those in search of its truth, Gazth-Sonika dispatches a ruthless soldier to make sure that truth stays in the darkness...
In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.
In Gunslinger Girl and Neon Genesis Evangelion the main characters are adolescent children fighting for some shady semi-government organizations. In both series it leads to all kind of mental problems and weird relationships. Also some plot elements and themes appear in both series. If you liked this title you most probably like the other.
P.S. In both series the organizations are very twisted and do almost anything to achieve their goal. In my opinion the gals from Gunslinger Girl, for some reason, seem like a combination of the Eva pilots and Eva Units.
Though at first these two anime might seem dissimilar, they share something together; both focus on the psychological ramifications of have young children in roles where they can't act like children. In Evangelion, 14-year-olds pilot biological mecha; while in Gunslinger Girl, there are female assassins. The reactions of the children can be heartwarming or tragic. Each series explores not just the action element of the story; instead, they center on the characters.
One fateful day, Reiji was on his way to a hotel in Los Angeles when he ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time: in the middle of an assassination. After these traumatic events, the young man was kidnapped, his memories erased, and given a choice: fight for the organization, or die. Now, with a new name and identity, Zwei must kill at the drop of a hat along with the organization's top assassin Ein (codename Phantom). As the bodies pile and the blood is continuously spilled, Ein and Zwei find themselves growing closer together in a world where they have no past and no future...
Both shows have the main character being a girl who is an assassin and a guy character who assists them. The girls are controled by other in both shows. In gun slinger girl the girls work for the government while in Phantom they work for a criminal organization.
Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?