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She, the Ultimate Weapon / Saishū Heiki Kanojo / SaiKano


###She, the Ultimate Weapon

Genres: action, drama, romance, science fiction
Themes: apocalyptic, military, tragedy, war
Objectionable content: Intense
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2002-07-02 to 2002-09-24

Plot Summary: Shuji and Chise are two Hokkaido high school students barely starting a relationship with each other. Then, with no warning, a squadron of bombers from an unknown country destroy the city of Sapporo. All hope is lost when suddenly, the bombers are destroyed by a small red light floating across the sky. At this point, Shuji finds out that the one responsible for eliminating the enemy forces is Chise, who reveals herself as a cyborg engineered for mass-destruction.

ANN Info Page

She, the Ultimate Weapon: Another Love Song / Saishū Heiki Kanojo: Another Love Song (OAV) - Vintage: 2005-08-05


[size=20]Saikano official site online[/size]
posted on 2004-03-09 11:22 EST

Viz has created a website for SaiKano, the first series-specific site from the company. Not much is available at the moment, but the most notable information is the list of release dates. With three months between each manga release, the final volume will not be available until December 2005.

[size=20]New Saikano Projects in Japan[/size]
posted on 2004-10-10 13:53 EDT

According to Shin Takahashi’s website, a new live-action production of Saishū Heiki Kanojo (She, The Ultimate Weapon) is in the works. Tentatively scheduled for 2005, Aki Maeda is cast as the protagonist. In other news, Shin Takahashi also announced that two volumes of a new Saikano OAV are scheduled for a Spring 2005 release.

[size=20]Saikano OAV series[/size]
posted on 2004-12-13 14:18 EST

The official Japanese Saikano website has announced that a Saikano OAV is under production and that details about the staff and story will be announced at Comik Market 67 in Tokyo at the end of this month.

[size=20]Saikano OAV Trailer[/size]
posted on 2005-01-01 16:10 EST

The official webpage for the Saikano OAV has put up a 30 second trailer here.


Press Release


Sentai Filmworks Adds Saikano/She, The Ultimate Weapon

posted on 2014-12-17 14:19 EST

Viz Media previously released 2002 anime series on DVD

Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the anime She, The Ultimate Weapon (SaiKano). The company plans to release the series digitally and on home video.

Viz Media previously licensed the 2002 anime series based on Shin Takahashi’s manga and released it on DVD in North America in 2004.

Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

Not every soldier wants to fight. Not every weapon wants to be used. But when an unexpected force attacks their city, the hopes and dreams of students Shuji and Chise are shattered by the fires of war. Surviving the bombing after a mysterious defender decimates the attackers, Shuji discovers Chise in the ruins. But she is no longer the girl he has always known. Changed and twisted by military experiments, she has been altered into something no longer completely human. And even worse, though they both fight to deny it, the things that made her the person she was are slowly beginning to fade away. Can a human soul exist inside a device that was created to kill? And can any heart continue to feel love for something that is only a shell of the person it once was?


Well there’s a blast from the past. I have a couple of tattered bargain-bin DVDs for this series that I got to complete a bargain offer years ago. I recall starting this series but never finishing it or progressing very far in it.


A show like this, and with a title like that, needs a “classy, pulpy” cover. Here are some examples for Sentai to take inspiration from:


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I’m picturing those ads with the loli-looking Saikano char in them and it cracks me up.

…unfortunately there’s a generational thing with the name Ursula: people born before a certain time think of what you posted while others think of the morbidly obese octopus woman from that Disney flick :open_mouth:


Complete Collection cover art


[size=16]English Dub Cast[/size]
(will remain the same as previous release listed at ANN)

Shuji - Mark Atherlay
Chise - Melissa Hutchinson
Tetsu - Abie Hadjitarkhani
Akemi - Amy Provenzano
Fuyumi - Elaine Clark
Atsushi - Joe Wyka
Take - Abie Hadjitarkhani
Mr. Kawahara - David Arendash
Shuji’s Mother - Elaine Clark
Shuji’s Father - Jesse Spencer
Nori - M.J. Reynolds
Kazu - Nick Shakoour
Yukari - Nicole Emi


[size=16]Coming to the Anime Network Online Player[/size]
She, the Ultimate Weapon
Shuji and Chise are caught in the middle of a bomber attack when it’s revealed Chise is more than a high school girl.
Starts: 4/3/2015
Language: Japanese w/ English Subtitles

[url=][/url] [b]All 13 Episodes (Sub) are now LIVE![/b]


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[size=19]All 13 Episodes (Sub) are now LIVE![/size][/quote]

These episodes are now listed as FREE.


Q. I bought a copy of Saikano/She the Ultimate Weapon and the video does not take up the entire screen, as in there are black bars all around it. Do you know why, or is this only happening to me?

A. Good question! I went back and asked one of our production guys about this issue and here’s what he had to say:
“The original Japanese DVD was 4x3 letterboxed. We matched the original Japanese release.
We could have cropped the letterboxing and stretched the show to 16x9, but the video quality softened and artifacts in the original masters were magnified. We ran tests and then decided to keep the original format.”


[size=19]Ten Years Later: ‘Saikano – Another Love Song’ Anime Series [/size]
Posted by Luis Cruz
September 15, 2015 at 05:00 PM


[size=16]Premiering on AN Online Player[/size]
Episodes: 1-13
Starts: Sunday, 10/4/2015
Languages: English Dubbed and Japanese w/English Subtitles


Eps 1-13 (Dub) are delayed.

[url=][/url] [b]Episodes 01-13 (Dub) is now LIVE![/b]