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)
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 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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 Additional Voices / ... (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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GoodFellas meets Cowboy Bebop..........
27 December 2004 | by (Washington, D.C.) – See all my reviews

Gungrave is, hands-down, the best anime series I've had the opportunity to follow this year. Based on an obscure PlayStation 2 game of the same name, the story chronicles the rise and fall of two childhood friends, Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell, two lowly street punks who join the ranks of Millenion, a Mafia organization that runs the city they dwell in. Driven by youthful exuberance and ambition, Brandon and Harry both rise quickly in the organization. It is clear during their ascent in Millenion that the two friends' paths are diverging. Brandon becomes the most feared "sweeper" in the organization, but all he wants is to be able to protect the people he cares for: Harry, Millenion boss Big Daddy, and Maria Asagi, the only woman he loves. Harry becomes overly consumed with his ambition to rise to the top of Millenion and it threatens to destroy everything both he and Brandon have worked so hard to protect! Gungrave is the brainchild of Yasuhiro Nightow, the creator of Trigun. The animation studio in charge of producing Gungrave is the venerable Madhouse Studios. The show is supported with an awesome soundtrack by composer Tsuneo Imahori, who used to be a member of Yoko Kanno's "The Seatbelts", the band responsible for all of the memorable jazzy tunes from Cowboy Bebop!


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