Saikano

Alt titles: She, The Ultimate Weapon

TV (13 eps)
3.534 of 5 from 6,353 votes
Rank #1,847

In the not-so-distant future, mankind is at war with itself. The lives of Chise and Shuu are torn apart when Chise is chosen to become the ultimate weapon to fight for Japan against their enemies. Death, sadness, and the hardships of love accompany Sai Kano in its grim look at war and its consequences.

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Ultima's avatar by Ultima on Nov 11, 2004
Score: 8.7/10

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When I first read the description for Saikano, I already developed preconceived notions about the series. Taking into account the DVD’s front cover and genres, I was expecting a series along the lines of a heart-warming romance or maybe even a heroine that kicked ass the whole series. Either of these ideas could have been great, but this isn’t what Saikano is about. Saikano is about war, its... read more

stalwartwalnut's avatar by stalwartwalnut on Apr 23, 2015
Score: 8/10

Polarizing (as in, love it or hate it, with no middle ground). Hard to watch. I "enjoyed" it, if that word even applies, I'm glad I watched it, and I never want to see it again. read more

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