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Release Date:
16 September 2002 (USA) See more »
Kick Their Asses!
A man (was Brandon Heat before he was known as Beyond the Grave) was betrayed and killed by Harry McDowell... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Iemasa Kayumi ... Big Daddy (voice)
Tsutomu Isobe ... Harry McDowell (voice) (as Tutomu Isobe)
Kikuko Inoue ... Maria Asagi (voice)
Tomoko Kawakami ... Mika Asagi (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa ... Dr. T (voice)
Chafûrin ... Bob Poundmax (voice)
Masaya Onosaka ... Balladbird Lee (voice)
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo ... Bear Walken (voice) (as Ryuzaburo Ootomo)
Fumihiko Tachiki ... Bunji Kugashira (voice)
Kazuya Kobayashi ... Men 1 (voice)
Nobuaki Kanemitsu ... Men 2 (voice) (as Nobuaki Kanemitu)
Masako Ôkishima ... Women (voice) (as Masako Oukishima)

Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yasuhiro Nightow  story

Produced by
Toru Kubo .... producer: Red Entertainment Corporation
Yasuaki Nagoshi .... executive producer: Red Entertainment Corporation
Art Department
Hiroshi Hayashi .... original art concept: Red Entertainment Corporation
Sound Department
Shinji Hosoe .... sound director: SuperSweep Co. Ltd.
Koji Katsuta .... sound engineer: Sis Works Inc. (as Kouzi Katuta)
Tomohiro Nishimura .... sound supervisor: Sis Works Inc.
Ayako Saso .... sound creator: SuperSweep Co. Ltd.
Hiroyuki Shibue .... sound engineer: AMG Studio
Keiichi Shiraishi .... sound producer: Sis Works Inc.
Yosuke Yasui .... sound creator: SuperSweep Co. Ltd.
Animation Department
Tsuyoshi Azuma .... stage modeling
Kôsuke Fujishima .... mechanic design & guest character design
Katsuhiro Hirai .... character modeling (as Katsuhirou Hirai)
Kenzaburo Hirai .... character modeling (as Kenzaburou Hirai)
Katsuki Hisanaga .... boss character motion
Kaichi Honma .... object modeling: Ikusabune
Noriyuki Jinguji .... mechanic design cooperation (as Noriyuki Zinguzi)
Junichi Kamiya .... character motion: Ikusabune (as Jun-ichi Kamiya)
Naoki Kumagai .... stage modeling
Kohei Miyazaki .... main stage modeling: Ikusabune
Yasuhiro Nightow .... original character designer
Hirohisa Suzuki .... main character motion: Ikusabune
Ryuji Suzuki .... character modeling: Ikusabune
Hidenori Tanaka .... character modeling chief: Ikusabune
Kazuhiro Tanaka .... object modeling
Music Department
Tsuneo Imahori .... music arranger
Other crew
Hiroyuki Abe .... staff: Victor Entertainment Inc.
Toshio Akashi .... graphic producer: Ikusabune
Bryce Baer .... product marketing: Sega of America
Richard Briggs .... product marketing: Sega of America (as Rich Briggs)
Shawn Dobbins .... localization: Sega of America
Mike Fischer .... product marketing: Sega of America
Yoshiyuki Fudetani .... staff: Shonengahosha
Naohito Hanai .... game planner: Positron
Naohito Hanai .... main programmer: Positron
Takashi Hata .... game planner
Yoichi Hayashi .... programmer: Positron
Jiro Hirano .... programmer: Positron
Ôji Hiroi .... supervisor: Red Entertainment Corporation (as Ohji Hiroi)
Kenichi Iwaida .... game planner: Positron (as Ken-ichi Iwaida)
Kenichi Iwaida .... graphic director: Ikusabune (as Ken-ichi Iwaida)
Masaaki Karube .... boss planning/adjustment
Masaaki Karube .... game planner
Tetsu Kayama .... supervisor: Red Entertainment Corporation
Shigeru Kitayama .... staff: Victor Entertainment Inc.
Osamu Kobayashi .... stage concept designer
Takeshi Koike .... motion image planner: Madhouse
Takako Kyubi .... staff: Kaiyodo
Mahiro Maeda .... logo designer
Masao Maruyama .... staff: Madhouse
Tomohiro Maruyama .... game planner: Positron
Norimasa Matsuura .... programmer: Positron
Kirsten Merit .... product marketing: Sega of America
Yuichi Miyashita .... promotion cooperation
Shuichi Miyawaki .... staff: Kaiyodo
Yasuo Morifuji .... publicity: Red Entertainment Corporation
Masao Morosawa .... staff: Madhouse
Kineo Murakami .... staff: Kaiyodo
Noah Musler .... product marketing: Sega of America
Kenji Ogino .... staff: Kaiyodo
Keisaku Okumura .... publicity: Red Entertainment Corporation
Ko Onuma .... staff: Kaiyodo (as Kou Ohnuma)
Shiro Sasaki .... staff: Victor Entertainment Inc.
Tomoki Sato .... publicity: Red Entertainment Corporation (as Tomoki Satou)
Osamu Shibamiya .... localization: Sega of America
Jin Shimazaki .... localization: Sega of America
Shinobu Shindo .... publishing unit: Sega of Japan
Tsukasa Shindo .... contents director: Red Entertainment Corporation
Mako Shioi .... staff: Kaiyodo
Yosuke Shiraishi .... promotion cooperation (as Yousuke Shiraishi)
Utaro Sugano .... publicity: Red Entertainment Corporation
Junichiro Takahashi .... publishing unit: Sega of Japan
Takayuki Takeya .... staff: Kaiyodo
Hidenori Tanaka .... game planner: Positron
Kyosuke Wakasa .... publicity: Red Entertainment Corporation
Hiroo Yamada .... publicity: Red Entertainment Corporation
Yuko Yamamoto .... staff: Kaiyodo
Wataru Yanagawa .... planner: effect & boss planning
Shuntaro Ashida .... special thanks (as Syuntaro Ashida)
Hiroshi Homma .... special thanks
Masaya Hyodo .... special thanks
Takafumi Ieiri .... special thanks
Mitsuo Iwao .... special thanks
Takashi Kashiwabara .... special thanks
Takahito Miyao .... special thanks
Koji Momioka .... special thanks (as Kohji Momioka)
Naoki Morita .... special thanks
Mariko Nagahashi .... special thanks
Takeharu Oguri .... special thanks
Masaki Okamoto .... special thanks
Seigo Oketani .... special thanks
Hidehito Suzuki .... special thanks
Ayako Toh .... special thanks
Susumu Urakami .... special thanks

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • Activision (2002) (UK) (all media) (PlayStation 2)
  • Sega (2002) (Japan) (all media) (PlayStation 2)
  • Sega of America (2002) (USA) (all media) (PlayStation 2)
Other Companies

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Did You Know?

[after Beyond the Grave defeats Big Daddy]
Harry McDowell:Is it over? Go for it, Brandon, it's your turn now. Do it.
[Beyond the Grave shoots and kills Harry]
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Movie Connections:
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Spectacular action game, 13 July 2004
Author: Artem Isaakian from Moscow, Russia

Gungrave is the best anime-game and one of the best PS2 games. Fantastic movies mixed with spectacular dynamic gameplay. If you want non-stop action, Gungrave is just what you need. Action doesn't stop even while you are standing. In this games everybody shots every time. Gungrave is a good example of a great production design. The design of the main character (Brandon/Grave) is awesome. Bosses are wonderful. Absolutely different locations. Every level, like a new game. Good stylized animation. Especially when you are standing. Grave like a death-dancer and gives 1000 of bullets to his enemies. All this comes along with a good story.

But every great game has drawbacks. Gungrave has them too. First of all - the duration. Gungrave is a very short game. 6 levels only. Just 1,5 hours of game-play. Like a good movie. Then comes unbearable difficulty. One small disadvantage is graphics. It's a great stylized cartoon graphics. But when you approach the enemies, you can see scarecity of polygons. But it happens very seldom. You always have to run and shot everybody. And a very little disadvantage is a monotonous game-play. Sometimes you could get tired of infinite action. That's all. But all of these minuses are nothing. You will enjoy Gungrave. And you will play again and again, because it has many endings and a dozen of special features (production arts, an exclusive making of (after third end), and more).

To conclude with I can say, that a great production design, good story, amazing characters, hi-octane game-play, stylized graphics and spectacular inter-mission movies make Gungrave the best action game of PlayStation 2 and the best action game of the world. My Grade is A.

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