|Episode length||24 minutes|
|Original Run||April 6, 2001
– September 27, 2001
- This article is about the anime. For the group, see Noir.
Noir (ノワール, Nowāru?) is a Japanese anime that aired in 2001. It was created by Bee Train.
The story follows Mireille and Kirika in the year 2010, two young female assassins who meet when Kirika sends a message to Mirielle to "make a pilgrimage for the past." They join together under the codename Noir that holds more secrets to their intertwined pasts.
As the two assassins continue their journey, they find out that a secret organization, Les Soldats, has something to do with them their new codename.
After Noir was created, the girls-with-guns franchise became more popular and Bee Train produced two more spiritual successors: Madlax and El Cazador de Bruja.
- ADV first released Noir in English between February 18th and October 28th in 2003.
- After ADV's downfall, Funimation bought the license for Noir on November 1st, 2010 and has re-released it as an anime classic on August 9th, 2011.
- In Australia and the UK, Madman Entertainment holds the license.