Gunslinger Girl episodes 12 and 13 are about to come out (episode 12 on 2/11/04), and they will be the conclusion to one of the far better anime shows I have seen. It's basically about a corporation that trains mentally-damaged girls to become assassins for the government, under the veil that they are the "Social Welfare Corporation" and that they give help to those who need it the most. Problem is: mental training takes emotion in one sense, but leaves it in other ways. Great gun battle scen
According to all the latest reports, there was no truth in any of the earlier reports.