"Make a pilgrimage for the past with me." It is these words, together with a haunting melody from her past, that draw professional assassin Mireille Bouquet into a partnership with Japanese schoolgirl Kirika Yumura, an amnesiac whose instinctive killing skills match Mireille's own abilities. Pursued by relentless and vigilant foes, Kirika and Mireille form a partnership code-named Noir , and begin a quest to discover the truths of their pasts, truths that could lead to their deaths.

Genre: Action and Adventure, Animation, Drama

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    • Episode 26


      aired: Fri, Sep 28, 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.

    • Episode 25

      The Depths of Hell's Fire

      aired: Fri, Sep 21, 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.

    • Episode 24

      Dark Return

      aired: Fri, Sep 14, 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.

    • Episode 23

      Sentiments for the Remaining Flower

      aired: Fri, Sep 7, 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.

    • Episode 22

      Journey's End

      aired: Fri, Aug 31, 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.

    • Episode 21

      Morning Without Dawn

      aired: Fri, Aug 24, 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.

    • Episode 20

      The Sin Within the Sin

      aired: Fri, Aug 17, 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.

    • Episode 19

      The Two Hands of the Soldats

      aired: Fri, Aug 10, 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.

    • Episode 18

      The Darkness Within Me

      aired: Fri, Aug 3, 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?

    • Episode 17

      Return to Corsica

      aired: Fri, Jul 27, 2001

      Mireille returns to her abandoned home in Corsica where she learns some disturbing information regarding her parents and the Soldats.

    • Episode 16

      The Cold-Blooded Killer Acte II

      aired: Fri, Jul 20, 2001

      Shaoli holds Mireille hostage to lure her partner into a deadly trap. Kirika takes the bait, but she isn't alone.

    • Episode 15

      The Cold-Blooded Killer Acte I

      aired: Fri, Jul 13, 2001

      The ladies of Noir accept an assignment from the Soldats that sends them after the Triad syndicate in Taiwan. The Triads are expecting Noir, however, and have a hitwoman of their own.

    • Episode 14

      A Bouquet of Flowers for Mireille

      aired: Fri, Jul 6, 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.

    • Episode 13

      Season of Hell

      aired: Fri, Jun 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.

    • Episode 12

      Assassination Mission

      aired: Fri, Jun 22, 2001

      Chloe is charged with killing a retired German general who was involved in covert operations with the Soldats during the Cold War. But when her task is interrupted by sabotage, it's clear that she isn't his only enemy.

    • Episode 11

      Moonlit Tea Party

      aired: Fri, Jun 15, 2001

      A mysterious man contacts Noir to give them information on the Soldats, but they're denied much-desired information when Chloe interferes.

    • Episode 10

      The True Noir

      aired: Fri, Jun 8, 2001

      The lethal women of Noir are hired to take down a pair of corrupt law enforcers, but suspicions rise when another assassin appears - who claims to be the true Noir.

    • Episode 9

      Intoccabile Acte II

      aired: Fri, Jun 1, 2001

      Amongst ancient ruins on the coast of Sicily, a kiss of death forces Mireille to quell her terror or die at the hands of the Intoccabile, while a severely injured Kirika battles the two Mafioso she missed last time.

    • Episode 8

      Intoccabile Acte I

      aired: Fri, May 25, 2001

      After killing a crime boss in New York for an old document, Mireille and Kirika find themselves on the Mafia's radar. A woman from Mireille's past is called out of exile to destroy the troublesome pair.

    • Episode 7

      The Black Thread of Fate

      aired: Fri, May 18, 2001

      When Kirika is shot and abducted during an assignment in the Middle East, Mireille faces the facts - and several dangerous rebels - when she realizes she must save her partner or lose her only link to the Soldats.

    • Episode 6

      Lost Kitten

      aired: Fri, May 11, 2001

      While in Russia to assassinate a former KGB agent, Kirika gets closer to their target than she had planned - will her discoveries cause her to hesitate in completing the mission?

    • Episode 5

      Les Soldats

      aired: Fri, May 4, 2001

      When a friend and his family are found dead, Mireille and Kirika follow clues to the catacombs of a cathedral - where a copy of an ancient book reveals the name of their enemy: the Soldats.

    • Episode 4

      The Sound of Waves

      aired: Thu, Apr 26, 2001

      Available on DVD on 7/19/2011! In the country of Ulgia, Kirika and Mireille hunt down members of a faction that sabotages unstable countries. A hitch in mission arises at the Noir hideout when they have an unexpected visit from the Ulgian army.

    • Episode 3

      The Assassination Play

      aired: Thu, Apr 19, 2001

      Available on DVD on 7/19/2011! A woman hires Noir to kill a corrupt businessman whom she suspects murdered her husband. The deadly duo's skills are put to the test when the lights go out in an empty resort hotel.

    • Episode 2

      Daily Bread

      aired: Thu, Apr 12, 2001

      Available on DVD on 7/19/2011! On their first assignment as Noir, Mireille and Kirika carefully track two men connected to terrorist activity in France. The mission takes an unexpected turn when their targets are tipped off about their attack.

    • Episode 1

      Maidens With Black Hands

      aired: Thu, Apr 5, 2001

      Available on DVD on 7/19/2011! Mireille, an assassin-for-hire, receives a mysterious email from Kirika, an amnesiac girl. After Kirika skillfully disposes of gunmen who ambush their rendezvous, the two deadly women team up under the codename Noir to shed light on their connected pasts.

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