[quote]Genres: action, drama, mystery, psychological
Themes: assassins, girls with guns, secret organizations
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Mireille Bouquet is a professional assassin, and a very good one at that. But when she follows up an e-mail from a young Japanese girl named Yumura Kirika, inviting her to take “a pilgrimage to the past”, her life becomes even more dangerous than it already is. Now, with a haunting melody invoking the memory of an event long past, Mireille and Kirika decide to work together to find the truth about a thousand year old organization that has controlled both of their lives since before they were born. And the only clue in their search, the only thing Kirika remembers about herself, becomes their working codename: a name designating an ancient fate, of two maidens who reign over death–Noir.
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 2001-04-06 to 2001-09-28[/quote]
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This is the first in the “girls-with-guns” Bee Train trilogy.
The depth of storytelling throughout the series is highly impressive as the plot just sucks you in, then culminates into the supremely outstanding last 6 or so episodes.
The music, composed by Yuki Kajiura, is also another highlight in the series that makes it all worth while.
All in all, definitely a series no one should be without in their collection.