Saikano

Alt title: She, The Ultimate Weapon

TV (13 eps)
3.499 of 5 from 6,732 votes
Rank #2,122

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

roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Sep 15, 2012
Score 5.5/10

Saikano was the first super dramatic anime I had watched when I was still a rookie in the medium. Back then I didn’t know how bad GONZO was as a studio and had no idea of how manipulative shock factor can be into liking a show. Thus to no surprise it brought tears to my eyes. After all these years, I now see things more clearly and know what it really was all along. One big pile of SHOCK FACTOR! But I... read more

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Saikano: Another Love Song OVA 2005

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Saikano 1999
Saikano: Love Story, Killed 2002

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