Saikano

Alt titles: She, The Ultimate Weapon

TV (13 eps)
3.553 out of 5 from 6,229 votes
Rank #1,742

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

Garyuu's avatar by Garyuu on Jul 2, 2010
Score: 7/10

Mini-review:This is the anime that could have been so much more. It tries really hard to be a sad show, but it tries too hard. It feels like I am just getting overloaded. Like when I saw my first R rated horror movie. I was really grossed out. Now, I don't get effected by that stuff anymore. This show desensitized me to the sad moments in the same way. I also feel that for a scene to be really sad, it should be... read more

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Saikano: Another Love Song OVA 2005 TBD

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