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Post by Kiskaloo on Mon 27 Oct 2008 - 14:34

I know we have the "Wiki Clean-Up" thread, but I believe that applies to just the character entries.

For the Gunslinger Girl Manga entries, only Volumes 1, 2 and 10 have synopses (and 10's will need to be expanded as soon as we have the scanlations or someone sends me the translation script for Chapters 57 and 58).

Since I recently re-read the entire manga, I took a shot at creating some synopses for the other volumes. Since the existing synopses are short, I tried to do the same, just "hitting the highlights" of each chapter.



Volume 3

In Chapter 12, Henrietta finds a kaleidoscope that Giuseppe has purchased for her as a gift, but misinterprets who it is for. Chapter 13 introduces us to the mafia child killer Pinocchio and his sponsor Christiano Savonarola, first mentioned in Chapter 09. Chapter 14 sends Triela and Hillshire to Montalcino to follow-up on a Public Safety operative shadowing Pinocchio there. They mount an assault on the house where Pinocchio, Franco and Franca are staying in Chapter 15, but the three escape. Chapter 16 has Marco and Angelica in Milan following their own leads. In Chapter 17, the SWA has to protect the chairwoman of the Straight of Massina Bridge project from an assassination attempt.

Volume 4

Chapter 18 concentrates on a normal day for Claes, though events result in some abnormal reactions. In Chapter 19, Triela deals with her loss to Pinocchio and makes a surprising new friend in Naples. Chapter 20 introduces a new Generation 1 cyborg, Beatrice, and her handler, Bernardo and the SWA launches an operation to eliminate a rogue military group smuggling weapons to the terrorists. In Chapter 21 the SWA learn that eliminating the Colonel didn’t eliminate the smuggling and one of the ringleaders is an old comrade of Giuseppe’s. Chapter 22 provides more insight into Triela’s rescue in Amsterdam.

Volume 5

Chapter 23 revolves around Marco’s ex-girlfriend Priscilla and her investigation into the truth behind the Social Welfare Agency. Chapter 24 opens with the revelation that Priscilla and Franca went to school together. It also explains how Franca and Franco met. Franca is captured by Public Safety, but is rescued by Franco and Pinocchio and they all escape to Franca’s farm in Frascati. In Chapter 25, four months have passed and Pinocchio returns to the home of Christiano Savonarola just before the SWA launches an operation to arrest him. Chapter 27 closes out the “Pinocchio” arc as Triela gets her revenge and Franco, Franca and Christiano make a break for it.

Volume 6

Chapter 28 opens with Jean visiting the grave of his fiancé and we learn why he joined Section 2. In Chapter 29, Jean and Giuseppe vacation at their place in Sicily and Jean dreams of their dead younger sister. Chapter 30 introduces us to Alessandro and the first “Generation 2” cyborg, Petrushka. Chapter 31 explores Petrushka’s life before she went to Italy and was made into a cyborg. Chapter 32 takes Petrushka on her first lesson operating outside the Agency compound.

Volume 7

In Chapter 33, Claes takes Petrushka around the Agency compound, but when Petrushka puts on Claes’ glasses, Claes does not respond well. In Chapter 34, Claes is allowed to leave the compound on “vacation” to Lake Maggiore on the Italian-Swiss border. However, two explosive smugglers are detected trying to escape to Switzerland and Claes and Petrushka are sent to stop them. In Chapters 35, 36 and 37 we learn that the people caught in Lake Maggiore were trying to kill the prosecutor trying the case of the people who killed Jean and Giuseppe’s family. Triela and Hillshire join Petrushka and Alessandro as Prosecutor Guellfi’s protective detail and must try and prevent an attempt on her life.

Volume 8

Chapter 38 alternates between Petrushka’s past and present. In Chapter 39 we learn that Alessandro seduced many female Padania members in order to gain information about the group, a role that Petrushka is not so comfortable with. Chapters 40 and 41 explore how Alessandro was recruited into Italian Intelligence by the spy Rossana and his relationship with her. In Chapter 42, Petrushka leans about the concept of “cyborg love”. In Chapter 43, Alessandro sees Rosanna for the first time in almost four years. We learn she has a daughter by a northern separatist. In Chapter 44, they extricate Rosanna and her daughter before the separatists can kidnap or kill them. Alessandro invites Petrushka back to his apartment and a confession is made.

Volume 9

In Chapter 45, Angelica begins to see her old dog, Perro and has dreams of a time before she came to the Agency, though she has a difficult time remembering recent events. She accompanies Marco into Rome as the fratellos search for a bomb threat. A truck bomb is driven into the Ministry of the Interior and Angelica shields Marco from the blast. We learn in Chapter 46 that while they were able to repair Angelica’s physical injuries, the mental damage from years of surgery and conditioning has finally accrued to a level that will soon prove fatal. Priscilla, who is close to Angelica, is deeply upset with Marco in Chapter 47 over the latter’s apparent lack of interest in Angelica’s impending death. However, Marco is not as heartless as some of the staff believe him to be. In Chapter 48, Angelica, who now only remembers her life before her arrival at the Agency, tells Marco a story about a prince who lived in the Land of Pasta. As the rest of the girls watch the start of a meteor shower, Angelica quietly passes away, Marco by her side to the end. In Chapter 49, while the handlers are counseled to help the cyborgs deal with the passing of Angelica, it is the cyborgs themselves who perform that role for their handlers. As Chapter 50 opens, Triela finds that her own memory is starting to fail her. She accompanies Hillshire on a mission to Naples and is slightly injured. While she feels such a risk is normal for a cyborg to face, after the death of Angelica, Hillshire starts to realize that the cyborgs, for all their abilities, are still mortal.
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Re: Expanding the Wiki Manga Entries

Post by emperor on Wed 29 Oct 2008 - 4:40

Wow! That's alots of detail,Kiskaloo!

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Post by Kiskaloo on Thu 6 Nov 2008 - 18:08

Updated the formatting:

Volume 3

Henrietta finds a kaleidoscope that Giuseppe has purchased for her as a gift, but misinterprets who it is for. Pinocchio and his sponsor, Christiano Savonarola make their appearances and Triela and Hillshire travel to Montalcino to follow-up on a Public Safety operative shadowing Pinocchio there. They mount an assault on the house where Pinocchio, Franco and Franca, but the three escape. Marco and Angelica in Milan following their own leads and the SWA has to protect the chairwoman of the Straight of Massina Bridge project from an assassination attempt.

Volume 4

Claes experiences a normal day, though events result in some abnormal reactions. Triela deals with her loss to Pinocchio and makes a surprising new friend in Naples. A Generation 1 cyborg, Beatrice, and her handler, Bernardo help the SWA eliminate a rogue military group smuggling weapons to the terrorists.

Volume 5

Marco’s ex-girlfriend Priscilla launches an investigation into the truth behind the Social Welfare Agency with a colleague. Franca is captured by Public Safety, but is rescued by Franco and Pinocchio. Giuseppe and Henrietta arrive at the location where they were holding Franca to find their comrades dead. Franco, Franca and Pinocchio escape to Franca’s farm in Frascati and Pinocchio returns to the home of Christiano Savonarola just before the SWA launches an operation to arrest him. Triela gets her revenge and Franco, Franca and Christiano make a break for it.

Volume 6

Jean visits the grave of his fiancé and both he and Giuseppe vacation at their place in Sicily where Jean dreams of their dead younger sister. The first “Generation 2” cyborg, Petrushka, is introduced, along with her handler Alessandro.

Volume 7

Claes takes Petrushka around the Agency compound, but when Petrushka puts on Claes’ glasses, Claes does not respond well. Claes is allowed to leave the compound on “vacation” to Lake Maggiore on the Italian-Swiss border. However, two explosive smugglers are detected trying to escape to Switzerland and Claes and Petrushka are sent to stop them. The people caught in Lake Maggiore were trying to kill the prosecutor trying the case of the people who killed Jean and Giuseppe’s family. Triela and Hillshire join Petrushka and Alessandro as Prosecutor Guellfi’s protective detail and must try and prevent an attempt on her life.

Volume 8

Alessandro’s past before he joined Section 2 is explored, including his recruitment into Italian Intelligence by the spy Rossana and his relationship with her. Alessandro sees Rosanna for the first time in almost four years and he learns she has a daughter by a northern separatist. They extricate Rosanna and her daughter before the separatists can kidnap or kill them. Alessandro invites Petrushka back to his apartment and a confession is made.

Volume 9

Angelica begins to see her old dog, Perro and has dreams of a time before she came to the Agency, though she has a difficult time remembering recent events. She accompanies Marco into Rome as the fratellos search for a bomb threat. A truck bomb is driven into the Ministry of the Interior and Angelica shields Marco from the blast. The doctors were able to repair Angelica’s physical injuries, the mental damage from years of surgery and conditioning has finally accrued to a level that will soon prove fatal. Angelica, who now only remembers her life before her arrival at the Agency, tells Marco a story about a prince who lived in the Land of Pasta. As the rest of the girls watch the start of a meteor shower, Angelica quietly passes away, Marco by her side to the end. Triela finds that her own memory is starting to fail her. She accompanies Hillshire on a mission to Naples and is slightly injured. While she feels such a risk is normal for a cyborg to face, after the death of Angelica, Hillshire starts to realize that the cyborgs, for all their abilities, are still mortal.
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Post by Kiskaloo on Thu 6 Nov 2008 - 19:18

As requested, new synopses for Volumes 1, 2 and 10:

Volume 1

Henrietta, a combat cyborg working for a secret Italian intelligence agency, and her handler Giuseppe attack a Five Republics terrorist safe house, supported by Giuseppe’s brother Jean and his cyborg, Rico. In Naples, the cyborg Triela and her handler Hillshire are searching for a Mafia turncoat who wants to turn state's evidence. And the SWA suffers their first operation deaths as a cyborg and her handler are found dead in a public park.

Volume 2

While she is alone now, Claes was once partnered with a handler. The Five Republics plot to bomb the Piazza di Spagna in Rome, but their haste allows the SWA to respond in time. Jean and Rico travel to Florence to save the life of an accountant with information that can bring down a billionaire financing Five Republics operations. And the story of the first cyborg, Angelia, is revealed.

Volume 10

The death of Angelica hits the handlers harder then the cyborgs, as they come to realize their charges are mortal. Triela chafes under Hillshire’s desire to keep her for harm, since she believes her purpose is to protect him. They return to Naples to see Mario Bossi and Triela learns the truth of what brought her to the SWA and the sacrifices Hillshire made for her in doing so. When he leaves her behind on a mission and is injured, she is torn between conflicting emotions of fear and love, especially as she feels her own life will end soon. For Christmas, Giuseppe takes Henrietta to the opera, but she is frightened by her inability to remember what they had done the previous Christmas. On New Year’s Day, Alessandro and Petrushka trail Aaron Cicero, a person of interest in the killings of the prosecutors trying the terrorists who killed the Croce brother’s family in a bomb attack some five years prior. Jean, Giuseppe, Rico and Henrietta capture Cicero and learn that the person who led the killings is back in Italy and planning to bomb Da Vinci International.
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Post by KodokuRyuu on Thu 6 Nov 2008 - 19:40

All updated! Thanks for all the hard work! You're so much better of a writer than I am. Do you think you could expand the summaries for Il Treatrino 7, & 10-13 as well as the OVAs? I haven't seen past episode 5 so there's no way I could really do it myself right now.
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Post by Kiskaloo on Thu 6 Nov 2008 - 19:45

I can give them a shot, to be sure. I've watched them all.
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Post by Kiskaloo on Fri 7 Nov 2008 - 0:40

Okay. Hopefully this will be sufficient:

Episode 7

Flashbacks reveal that Franca (whose given name was Catrina) was the person who introduced Priscilla to Marco when they were both going to the University of Rome. She, Franco and Pinocchio are hiding out and recovering at her farm in Frascati after the escape from Section 2. Additional flashbacks reveal how, after her father dies in prison, Franca seeks out the bomber Franco to get revenge on the national government. Driving back from a meeting with her uncle, Franca stops to assist some stranded motorists, who instead turn out to be Section 1 agents. Franco and Pinocchio rescue her, killing all the agents in the process, and take her to a nearby hotel to recuperate. Section 2 arrives and sets off an anti-personnel mine left under one of the agent’s bodies, but Henrietta’s quick actions save everyone from fatal injury.

Episode 10

Triela is still upset at her failure to defeat Pinocchio. Mario Bossi is testifying against the Mafia and Hillshire and Triela are sent to Naples to guard his teenage daughter, Maria Machiavelli. Maria chafes at the restrictions and tries to escape, being captured by Mafioso sent to capture her as leverage to prevent her father from testifying. Henrietta and Giuseppe rescue her, however. Triela undergoes Close-Quarters-Combat training at a Carabineri base. And a series of flashbacks also tells the story of how Hillshire and Rachelle Belleut met at Europol and while investigating a child torture/murder ring, rescued Triela at the cost of Rachelle’s life. It ends with Triela having one of her legs replaced and when she awakes, she notes that she dreamed of someone…someone who was maybe her mother.

Episode 11

An assassin walks through a house, killing everyone he encounters. He calls Cristiano to report the successful completion of the job and he arrives to confirm it. As he leaves, Cristiano detects a false floor and in a room below they find a young boy - a boy who will become Pinocchio. Back in Frascati, Franco, Franca and Pinocchio rest and recuperate. Franca’s uncle calls, informing them that the police almost arrested him and will soon make a move to arrest Cristiano. They discuss plans to bomb the Straight of Massina Bridge. Section 2 is expecting them, however, and multiple fratellos are in position to guard the structure along with Army and Naval forces.

Episode 12

Back at the bridge, the fratellos are searching for Franco, Franca and Pinocchio. Henrietta discovers the three setting charges in the main support. She opens fire and a fire-fight ensues. They escape in a boat and Franco sets off the charges, though it is insufficient to drop the bridge. They return to the farm in Frascati and Triela returns to the house in Naples where she had her first fight with Pinocchio. Pinocchio goes to Cristiano’s house in Milan just prior to Section 2 launching their assault. They take out a gas station where some of Cristiano’s men are using as a guard house and then set up a road block to prevent anyone from escaping. In his house, Cristiano is planning his escape, but Section 2 arrives and launches their assault. Triela and Pinocchio face each other for the second time.

Episode 13

The “Pinocchio Arc” comes to a conclusion. Franco and Franca decide to come to the aid of Cristiano and Pinocchio. Triela and Pinocchio battle it out with guns and knives while Hillshire looks for Cristiano. Pinocchio shoots Triela with her own pistol and Cristiano is shot and then captured by Jean and Rico. Franco and Franca arrive to rescue Cristiano and make their escape by car. They reach the roadblock and Angelica shoots Franca. They fail to negotiate a bend in the road and crash into the Mediterranean. Triela finds Pinocchio and her training allows her to finally defeat him. In the aftermath of the battle, they dredge the car from the sea, but no bodies are found. All of the cyborgs are congratulated by their handlers for jobs well-done. Back at the compound, the girls settle back into their daily routine.

OVA 1

Jean goes to visit the grave of his fiancé and encounters her brother, Fernando and the two have a fight. Fernando decides to attack a Five Republics safe house, but is stopped by Jean and Giuseppe. Marco and Angelica then proceed to wipe it out. Jean and Rico travel to Venice to try and capture some terrorists, enlisting the help of a local guide. While shooting terrorists fleeing on a motor yacht, Rico is knocked off a perch and into the lagoon, where she starts to sink. Jean rescues her and as a reward, gives her the rest of the day off to go play on the beach.

OVA 2

Rico and Henrietta, escorted by Hillshire, are travelling by ferry to Sicily to meet Jean and Giuseppe, who are on vacation in the house Henrietta and Giuseppe stayed in Episodes 10 and 11 of Season One. Henrietta discovers the clothes of the Croce brother’s dead younger sister, Enrika, in the closet and Giuseppe has her wear one of her summer dresses. Jean gets drunk and dreams of Enrika, who scolds Jean for letting Giuseppe dress Henrietta in her clothes, saying it is not fair for Henrietta to replace Enrika in Giuseppe’s heart. But Jean blames himself for how Giuseppe is and tells Enrika to be upset at him, instead. Down on the beach, Henrietta and Giuseppe walk along the shore. The following day, the girls are playing in the water as the handlers discuss matters before walking out to be with them.
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