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.
Joe Shimamura is one of nine humans abducted and experimented upon by the mysterious “Black Ghost” organization. Awakening to find he has super powers no mere mortal could possess and the name of Cyborg 009, Joe escapes from the lab to meet up with the other eight humans that escaped. Together, they join forces to stop the mad scientist Dr. Gilmore, their creator, and Black Ghost itself. Can they prevail against this nigh unstoppable enemy before the world falls into their villainous control?
Gunslinger Girl and Cyborg 009 might have different plots but the premise is the same. Normal human beings are basically taken away by a mysterious organization and are given new parts to amplify their abilities and become superhuman.
As cybernetic technology advances, criminal activities are becoming daily common occurrences. For Chief Aramaki and his ELITE squad, Section 9, they are the only ones with the means to put an end to cyber terrorism. Join Togusa, Ishikawa, The Major, Batou, and the rest of the Section 9 team through a intellectual roller coaster ride in the 21st century.
Duke Tougou - otherwise known as Golgo 13; he's loved by the ladies, hated by his enemies, is enamored with firepower, and can take out a target from several kilometers away. With an arsenal of weapons at his command, Golgo 13 is hired by a variety of people to take down hijackers and more - but he also must protect himself against those who want to take down the legend himself!
Professional assasins! Both shows are not about Ninjas, but rather modern-day, gun-armed killers. There's a curious simularity between the principal characters, too: they do not feel the slightest remorse for what they do. This is because the Gunslinger Girls have been brainwashed, and because Golgo 13 has a completely inscrutable personality--we never learn his motivations. In both cases, killing people is just a job, nothing personal, you might say. Also, both shows delve into the dark underside of society--crime, corruption, etc. There are no "good guys" in these shows, which is an original and intriguing dramatic technique in itself.
In the year 20XX, insects have developed immunity to every kind of insect spray. To counter the incredible rise in insect numbers the Japanese government developed tiny extermination robots code named "Hoihoi-san". The popularity of Hoihoi-san units rises not only as a night time extermination unit, but for doll collectors as well! However, when a rival company introduces its own tiny extermination robots a new form of corporate sabotage begins, as they target not only the insects, but all Hoihoi-san units themselves!
Gunslinger Girl and Hoi Hoi san both show cute little weapons in action; whether it's a doll or a kid, their small hands holding huge weapons are just cute to look at. If you liked that in one, you'd like the other.