I've heard from a lot of people that season 2 of the Gunslinger Girl anime adaptation is significantly more upbeat and brighter than the original, and loses the feeling of dark, morbid 'beauty', yet apparently, the second season follows the manga a lot closer.

Does the corresponding parts of the manga also have a more cheerful feel? (I only watched the anime, didn't read the manga)

  • Are you asking if the 2nd season of Gunslinger Girl reflect the manga, specifically with the "feeling"?
    – Jon Lin
    Commented Feb 23, 2015 at 23:31
  • I'm asking does the second manga also have a more cheerful feel (than the first manga).
    – user0934
    Commented Feb 24, 2015 at 4:35

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Simple answer is no. I think so, because

Many gitai (girls) died: Henrietta, Rico, Triela, Angelica, Beatrice, Silvia, ...


I would like to point out that Gunslinger Girl -Il Teatrino- style and colour scheme is a lot different from Gunslinger Girl. However it does still have it's darkness to it and it does follow the manga comics closer. Although I feel like it basically a remake of Gunslinger Girl but with a slightly brighter feeling to it.

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    Please include relevant sources/references to support your answer.
    – W. Are
    Commented Jul 29, 2019 at 12:12

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