Gungrave (2003–2004)

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Gungrave follows the story of best friends Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell as they join and rise in the ranks of Big Daddy's Millenion crime syndicate. The story begins in the future ... See full summary »

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 Brandon Heat / ... (23 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Bear Walken (16 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Ballardbird Lee / ... (16 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 "Mad Dog" Ladd Carabel / ... (16 episodes, 2003-2004)
Michelle Ruff ...
 Maria Asagi (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
William Knight ...
 'Dr. T' Doctor Tokioka, Butler Tokioka / ... (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tony Oliver ...
 Harry MacDowel - 20's (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Doug Stone ...
 Alzac Tino / ... (11 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Big Daddy / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
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Gungrave follows the story of best friends Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell as they join and rise in the ranks of Big Daddy's Millenion crime syndicate. The story begins in the future revealing Brandon Heat has become a creature now known as Beyond The Grave killing monsters with two very large guns and wicked looking machine gun on his back and that Harry MacDowell is now the Boss of Mellinion and has become a cruel leader who has earned himself the nickname Bloody Harry. The story strafes between the past and the future to reveal why Brandon has become a non-talking monster killer and the series of events that caused Harry to become so evil. Written by Clinton Kittrell

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Perhaps the greatest anime of all time
28 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gungrave is the story of two friends who join the mafia and progress up the ranks of the family. It is filled with sub plots of love, friendship, trust, and finally, betrayal. It takes you on an emotional journey of the two friends, Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel. It shows you how the two men grow and change over time, and the different paths they take in life. For Brandon, the family is all about honor and trust, while for Harry it is for power. You can see the development of both of these characters, and how much they change, throughout the entirety of the 26 episode series.

The ending is absolutely heart shattering, all the loose ends are tied together and it gives you a perfect sense of closure to a great series. The story among the best in all of anime, and the execution of this story is flawlessly done. This is definitely an anime to see, even for those who don't usually watch it.


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