I'm sorry to say this but Il Teatrino was a big disappointment for me after seen the first installment of Gunslinger Girl produced by Madhouse. THAT was a superb series that caught you and hold on to you. Fantastic visuals and character design and a gripping story.
Il Teatrino is a bleak copy that falls short of the original. The story was ok but not great and I didn't even finish the show, I was bored and lost track of everything and stopped after 8 eps...
So, IF you havn't seen Gunslinger Girl, go and get it right now and leave this for that day when you don't have anything else to watch and it's raining outside. ;)
this anime certainly gets a lot of sh*t for it's art style. but i certainly liked it, more than any other show i have watched to date *except maybe ef...* i thought it was very colorful and just "pretty"... so it was different but so-what? "i admit this created an awkward mix of a dark story and a bright art style" SO! don't let people discourage you from watching it when they say the art sucks, think of it as a nice change to re-fresh the series and make it seem new and interesting. "i also admit there were some shaky stills in the firstep that were pretty silly"
the story was better than the first season *the first season doesn't really have much of a story* but still only "so-so". but the very well-done characters make up for the lack story to where you don't really even notice it... "i relate this to how to love-ru had the worst story line ever, but i still watched and enjoyed it"
i have only watched the dubbed version, but as far as the voice acting went, i had no problem with it, there was one character whom i remember hating the voice of, but he was a minor character and i cant even remember his name... i do remember he had one cool quote "that's why the only solutions we devise, are riddled in blood-shed" "the voice actors are different for season 2 in the japanese version, but the dub actors are the same for both seasons"
anyway i enjoyed this anime; i would say it's definitively worth your time. *though i seem to be outnumbered =/*
I remember starting this series right after the first Gunslinger Girl, but the animation and voices were so different that I moved on to other series. After a few years had passed, I decided to revisit it. It turned out to be an excellent tale, focusing mainly on Triela this time around. The story unfolded in such a way that it was difficult to choose sides when the final battle came up.