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  • TV-14
  • 2001
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (2,050)

Noir is a Japanese anime television series that aired on TV Tokyo from April 2001 to September 2001. The show consists of twenty-six episodes and follows the story of two female assassins, Mireille Bouquet and Yumura Kirika, who are on a mission to uncover their pasts and the connection between them.

The show features a strong female cast, with the lead roles played by Houko Kuwashima and Kotono Mitsuishi as Mireille and Kirika, respectively. Aya Hisakawa and Tarako also join the cast as supporting characters. The series is known for its sleek animation, intense action sequences, and gripping plotline.

Mireille Bouquet is a professional assassin who is approached by a mysterious young girl named Kirika. Kirika has no memory of her past, but has a talent for killing that rivals Mireille's own skills. Together, they embark on a journey to uncover the truth about their pasts, which leads them down a dark path of conspiracy, betrayal, and violence.

Throughout the show, Mireille and Kirika find themselves in a cat-and-mouse game with their enemies, using their deadly skills to outsmart and defeat those who stand in their way. But as they get closer to the truth about their pasts, they realize that the secrets they uncover may be too dangerous to handle.

The show is notable for its unique portrayal of its female leads. Mireille and Kirika are complex characters with distinct personalities and motivations. Mireille is a confident and skilled assassin who holds a deep sadness within her heart. Kirika, on the other hand, is more reserved and analytical, often relying on her intuition and instincts to survive. Together, they form a powerful and dynamic duo.

The animation style of Noir is reminiscent of film noir, with its use of shadows, reflections, and stark lighting. The show's soundtrack is also a standout feature, with its use of haunting and eerie music to set the mood for each scene.

Overall, Noir is a gripping and intense anime that combines action, mystery, and drama into a thrilling package. Its unique portrayal of female characters, stunning animation, and unforgettable soundtrack make it a standout in the genre. Fans of action anime and mystery thrillers alike are sure to enjoy this heart-pounding series.

Noir is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on April 6, 2001.

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26. Birth
September 27, 2001
One last battle remains to put an end to the ritual - and Altena - for good. While there is no escape from the Soldats, a new Noir is born to seek the light in a world of darkness.
The Depths of Hell's Fire
25. The Depths of Hell's Fire
September 20, 2001
Mireille arrives at the manor to stop the Grand Retour - only to stare down the barrel of Kirika's gun. A bullet-ridden battle begins, and only two may remain to claim the title of Noir.
Dark Return
24. Dark Return
September 13, 2001
Priestesses from the Soldats arrive at the manor to praise Altena for orchestrating the Grand Retour. Chloe savors her time with Kirika as they don their ritual garb and practice fighting in the ruins.
Sentiments for the Remaining Flower
23. Sentiments for the Remaining Flower
September 6, 2001
A Soldats agent approaches Mireille with a mission to stop the Grand Retour: kill either Chloe or her old partner, and eliminate Altena - the zealot behind the ritual. Meanwhile, Kirika is greeted at the manor by another woman from her past.
Journey's End
22. Journey's End
August 30, 2001
Kirika collapses at the edge of a village and is taken in by an old couple who have been expecting her. There she learns about an ancient ritual, the Grand Retour, of which she is an essential part - and a threat to certain factions of the Soldats.
Morning Without Dawn
21. Morning Without Dawn
August 23, 2001
Kirika's final guidance - in the form of a bullet - brings a rush of painful memories. Mireille finally learns the connection to their past, but fails to follow through with her original promise to kill Kirika.
The Sin Within the Sin
20. The Sin Within the Sin
August 16, 2001
Danger lurks around every corner as Mireille and Kirika draw closer to learning the truth behind the Soldats. A rooftop showdown ensues when masked gunmen ambush their apartment.
The Two Hands of the Soldats
19. The Two Hands of the Soldats
August 9, 2001
Mireille and Kirika fly to Austria on a hunt for the ancient manuscript that could solve the mystery of the Soldats, but they run into a familiar face - someone who suddenly has her finger over the trigger to set off Kirika's memory.
The Darkness Within Me
18. The Darkness Within Me
August 2, 2001
An agitated Mireille banishes her partner from her sight at gunpoint. After receiving inside information on Chloe's motives, Kirika is warned of a trap set for her troubled friend - will she make the choice to save Mireille despite their confrontation?
Return to Corsica
17. Return to Corsica
July 26, 2001
Mireille returns to her abandoned home in Corsica where she learns some disturbing information regarding her parents and the Soldats.
The Cold-Blooded Killer (Acte II)
16. The Cold-Blooded Killer (Acte II)
July 19, 2001
Shaoli holds Mireille hostage to lure her partner into a deadly trap. Kirika takes the bait, but she isn't alone.
The Cold-Blooded Killer (Acte I)
15. The Cold-Blooded Killer (Acte I)
July 12, 2001
Shaoli holds Mireille hostage to lure her partner into a deadly trap. Kirika takes the bait, but she isn't alone.
A Bouquet of Flowers for Mireille
14. A Bouquet of Flowers for Mireille
July 5, 2001
Mireille is overjoyed when she runs into her uncle in Paris, but the nostalgia turns sour when she learns who his next target is.
Season of Hell
13. Season of Hell
June 29, 2001
Kirika picks up a new hobby and meets a new friend, but her partner does not approve. One of Mireille's trusted sources warns her that an old enemy has come to Paris with plans to kills her.
Assassination Mission
12. Assassination Mission
June 22, 2001
Chole is assigned to kill Swiss fomer General Dieter Reimann. She discovers that not only the Soldats want him dead but an Ex-East German intelligence officer turned drug lord is after Dieter as well.
Moonlit Tea Party
11. Moonlit Tea Party
June 15, 2001
After meeting the mysterious Chole, Mireille and Kirika recieve an invitation from the Soldats. Altena disproves of the two being brought in and sanctions a hit on the team.
The True Noir
10. The True Noir
June 8, 2001
Noir is hired to kill a corrupt police man and judge. However they find that someone has beaten them to the punch. Prompting the girls to wonder are they once again being shadowed by a hidden enemy.
Intoccabile (Acte II)
9. Intoccabile (Acte II)
June 1, 2001
Lady Silvana returns to Sicily trying to understand why Mireille wants documentation on the Greone family. Mireille who met Silvana as a child has feared her ever since. Silvana wants to take advantage of this fear and challenges Mireille to a duel.
Intoccabile (Acte I)
8. Intoccabile (Acte I)
May 25, 2001
Noir brings the wrath of the Sicilian Mafia down on them after a sucessful hit. This makes the mob bring in Intoccablie a most deadly and heartless killer. She and three other top assassins are poised to take the girls down.
The Black Thread of Fate
7. The Black Thread of Fate
May 18, 2001
On a mission in the Middle East Kirika is wounded and unable to escape at the set time. Mireille considers killing Kirika to make the next rendevous but decides not. While out buying supplies Kirika is captured by rebels after Mireille.
Lost Kitten
6. Lost Kitten
May 11, 2001
Noir is tasked to assassinate Yuri Nazarov a KGB chief who commited genocide years ago. Noir is paid by surviving victims of the genocide but by accident Kirika befriends Yuri complicating the mission.
Les Soldats
5. Les Soldats
May 4, 2001
Not happy about the ambush last mission or the string of them. Mireille seeks out an old friend to get answers as to who's trying to kill her and Kirika. Mireille has to come to a shocking realization upon finding that her friend and his family have been murdered. The person pulling the strings may be closer than she wants to believe.
The Sound of Waves
4. The Sound of Waves
April 27, 2001
Now seeing the danger they are in Kirika and Mireille travel to Ulgia. In an attempt to kill a high ranking official in the country by a group planning a coup d"etat. Although the two known as Noir find themselves once again ambushed and fighting for survival.
The Assassination Play
3. The Assassination Play
April 20, 2001
The widow of a young corporate president hires Noir after his mysterious death. In reality it's a trap by the same people who took Kirika's memory. Now her an Mireille must wage a life or death struggle to escape with the truth and their lives.
Daily Bread
2. Daily Bread
April 13, 2001
After returning to to Paris Mireille and Kirika settle in to life in Paris. Shortly after Mireille gets an assignment to kill the leader of a terrorist group, which she excepts along with Kirika.
The Maidens With Black Hands
1. The Maidens With Black Hands
April 6, 2001
After responding to an email inviting her to take a pilgrimage to the past. Mireille meets a young girl calling herself noir but there's no time to find her real name as the two are ambushed and the mystery of this strange girl begins.
Where to Watch Noir
Noir is available for streaming on the TV Tokyo website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Noir on demand at Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Crunchyroll.
  • Premiere Date
    April 6, 2001
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (2,050)