Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino OVA (Japan 2008)

Rating: **
Review Date: 2/1/14

Contains 2 episodes.

A disappointing and lackluster epilogue to the "Il Teatrino" series that features a recovering Rico going on vacation with Henrietta in Rome, while Triela stays at home and mopes about her empty victory over Pinocchio. Jean and Guise feel the melancholic pain of nostalgia and are visited by the ghost of their dead sister. The show ends on an exceedingly creepy note, as the two strapping young lads take off their shirts and jump into the ocean to play with their young charges. Apart from a very brief and ultimately pointless chase in Venice, there is no action in either of the episodes, and the package adds nothing to the overall "Gunslinger Girl" story arc or experience. One has to wonder why these OVAs even exist at all.