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Two beautiful female assassins travel the world accepting assignments to kill various culprits, and at the same time, having deadly traps set against them by their own employer.
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Series cast summary:
Houko Kuwashima ...  Kirika Yumura 26 episodes, 2001
Kotono Mitsuishi ...  Mireille Bouquet 26 episodes, 2001
Shelley Calene-Black ...  Mireille Bouquet 26 episodes, 2001
Monica Rial ...  Kirika Yumura 26 episodes, 2001
Jason Douglas ...  Additional Voices / ... 26 episodes, 2001
Aya Hisakawa ...  Chloe 12 episodes, 2001
Hilary Haag ...  Chloe 12 episodes, 2001
Tarako Tarako ...  Altena 11 episodes, 2001
Tiffany Grant ...  Altena 11 episodes, 2001
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Storyline

Noir is a tale of assassins, in particular one named Mireille Bouquet, a contract killer who receives a message from a young girl with no memory about herself, but is an incredibly efficient killing machine. The story takes us on a pilgrimage to the pasts of both girls, which leads them to Paris, France, and someone is trying to stop them... Written by <vainandidlesongs@yahoo.fr>

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Country:

Japan

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

6 April 2001 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Нуар See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Art director Toshihisa Koyama reportedly got annoyed with the director Mashimo over the constant change of setting every week. See more »

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On a few occasions, when Mireille reads something, she reads from left to right. But when Kirika reads the same thing, she reads from right to left - even when it is shown that the text she's reading is in western writing. See more »

Quotes

Altena: If love can kill a person, surely hatred can save them.
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Referenced in Yuki Kajiura Live (2008) See more »

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Clear a space on the shelf for the entire collection.

On first appearance, Mireille Bouquet would strike the most vigilant eye as nothing more harmful than a beautiful young woman who spends her afternoons in the markets of Paris; shopping for groceries and riding to and from her loft apartment on a moped through the cobbled streets of charmingly rustic neighborhoods; a perfect disguise for one of the most deadliest assassins in the world.

On first appearance, Kirika Yumura would strike the most vigilant eye as nothing more harmful than an innocent young girl, living a school girl's life in Tokyo, Japan; another perfect disguise for another one of the world's most deadliest assassins.

The only real difference that sets these two apart is that Mireille stands out as a woman who's never had the obsessed questions of her past answered, while Kirika is literally unable to remember her past.

The only clues that Kirika has ever had to her missing memory are the ones that have now forced her to seek out Mireille's help. Resigning herself to the fact that their lives are inextricably linked, Mireille is forced to team up with this mysterious and dangerous stranger in the hopes of finding the answers she's always sought, while at the same time helping to recover Kirika's lost memory. From this point on it becomes only a matter of time before their quest takes them deeper into a world of dark conspiring forces, savagely intent on bending these femme fatales to their own will and at any cost.

As the first installment of a seven disc collection, Noir: Shades of Darkness is an impressive debut that succeeds through a combination of consummate storytelling, beautiful art and a praiseworthy soundtrack. Audiences will walk away feeling compelled to make space in their DVD library for the entire series.


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