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A mysterious email; a haunting melody. Professional assassin Mireille Bouquet's world is knocked askew by an unnerving contact from a young amnesiac, Yumura Kirika, whose killing skills are as deadly as Mireille's, and whose missing memory may unlock the mystery of Mireille's life as well. With their pasts inextricably linked, Mireille conditionally admits Yumura into her confidence. In uneasy partnership, the two-as NOIR-face a conspiracy that quickly calls on all of their lethal resources. It is a journey through the darkness, searching for a truth that they know will mean their deaths.
In Paris, professional assassin Mireille Bouquet meets emotionally shattered Kirika Yumura: neither woman can remember her past, but they're both extremely good at killing people. (Kirika doesn't even look--she just points the gun and fires and her victim falls.) The two women form a partnership as "Noir," but after a couple of murders for hire, they realize someone is trying to kill them. The mysterious Soldats seem to be everywhere, so it's kill or be killed. The only recurring characters in Noir are amnesiacs, who are essentially blank slates and therefore not very interesting. Director Kouichi Mashimo may set a new record for repeating footage in an animated series--some shots crop up three times in a single episode, including portentous images whose significance is more apparent than real. The result feels like a watered-down combination of Gunsmith Cats and Serial Experiments Lain. (Rated 15 and older: violence, grotesque imagery) --Charles Solomon
This is without a doubt my favorite anime. Beautiful, involved, and backed with great music. Both the lead characters are excellent; but I especially found myself drawn to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ernest Ebell
Kirika and Mirielle are assassins for hire. They'll rub out anyone for enough money. Kirika has anmesia. All she recalls is the skills she has as an assassin. Read morePublished on November 27, 2012 by KevinB
This is more a review of multiple reviews I've read for all the different DVD versions available than it is for the series itself. Read morePublished on November 16, 2012 by BobW
Noir is an adventure series based around a French hit woman named Mireille and a Japanese school girl named Kirika. Read morePublished on March 8, 2009 by Graves
Iv'e been watching anime for a while now, and I have to say after viewing many amazing series(Examples: Gankutsuou, Kino's Journey, paranoia agent, cowboy bebop, Elfen Lied etc,... Read morePublished on June 21, 2006
I must say I was quite impressed with this anime. Everything from music to story to characters, this is a definite masterpiece series. Read morePublished on August 11, 2005 by Bokan
From the descriptions I read of "Noir," and the sleekly designed black DVD, I expected something cutting-edge and urban. Read morePublished on July 20, 2005 by L. Mintah
I'm really confused why so many people give this such a high ranking. I have never reviewed anything or any anime in particular but this anime is asking for a bad review. Read morePublished on December 30, 2004 by M. Anderson
No Story Line Reveled.
I have watched the entire series and like most TV series some episodes are better then others. Read more