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 »

Creator:

Reviews

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2004   2003  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Claymore (TV Series 2007)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organization that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability... See full summary »

Stars: Todd Haberkorn, Houko Kuwashima, Stephanie Young
Trigun (TV Series 1998)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Vash the Stampede is the most infamous outlaw on the planet Gunsmoke and with a 60 billion double dollar price on his head the most sought after!

Stars: Masaya Onosaka, Hiromi Tsuru, Satsuki Yukino
Basilisk: Kôga ninpô chô (TV Series 2005)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession Tokugawa ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Bailey, Nana Mizuki, Kôsuke Toriumi
Black Lagoon (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Youichi Nishijima
Wolf's Rain (TV Series 2003)
Action | Sci-Fi | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Kenta Miyake, Akio Suyama
Hellsing Ultimate (2006–2012)
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The vampire Alucard and his newly sired ward Seras tries to protect England from a war-crazed SS-Major who seeks to start an eternal war with his vampire army.

Stars: Katie Gray, Crispin Freeman, Victoria Harwood
Darker Than Black (TV Series 2007)
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In Tokyo, an impenetrable field known as "Hell's Gate" appeared ten years ago. At the same time, psychics who wield paranormal powers at the cost of their conscience also emerged. Hei is ... See full summary »

Stars: Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat
Hellsing (2001–2002)
Action | Animation | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A British taskforce, lead by the daughter of the vampire hunter Prof. Van Helsing, battles the supernatural with the aid of two vampires.

Stars: Jôji Nakata, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Fumiko Orikasa
Black Blood Brothers (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Remnants of a vampire clan that wanted to rule the world alone, but got defeated in a war by joined forces of other vampires and humans, kidnap the brother of a vampire war veteran. He looks for them in a secret vampire city.

Stars: Omi Minami, Takahiro Sakurai, Michael Tatum
Berserk (TV Series 1997)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court.

Stars: Nobutoshi Canna, Unshô Ishizuka, Marc Diraison
Trinity Blood (TV Series 2005)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In a futuristic world of an unsteady truce between humans and vampires a superhuman priest battles to secure a peaceful co-existence.

Stars: Russell Wait, Hiroki Touchi, Mamiko Noto
Ergo Proxy (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In a post-apocalyptic future humans live in peace with androids in a domed city. However, a strange series of murders has intruded into bored inspector Re-l Mayer's life.

Stars: Taliesin Jaffe, Kôji Yusa, Akiko Yajima
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Kirk Thornton ...
 Brandon Heat / ... (23 episodes, 2003-2004)
...
 Bear Walken (16 episodes, 2003-2004)
...
 Ballardbird Lee / ... (16 episodes, 2003-2004)
...
 "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)
...
 Big Daddy / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Go Beyond the grave!


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

6 October 2003 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Gungrave  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Gungrave (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Akaneiroga Moerutoki
by Scoobie Do
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An Anime that Reflects the Main Character
24 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gungrave is a brilliant anime. The construction of the story, the characters, and the motifs/themes are all outstanding. When I watched this anime I was addicted after the 3rd episode because of the story and characters. The anime plays like a revenge tragedy, a Doctor Faustus of sorts. Except the way the story is told is all jumbled up which reflects back on the mind of the character Beyond the Grave. The entire anime reflects the mind of Beyond the Grave and in the end we understand and know who he is even if his actions sometimes confuse us. By doing this we see the past that lead Beyond the Grave to revenge in the same way that he remembers the past. We learn with Beyond the Grave what cause The Organization to become corrupt. And the evolution of the human psych drives us to watch further and deeper understand the relationship between the characters. These characters raise questions, motifs, and themes that make the viewer realize that The Organization is more complicated than the mafia may have first looked. Motivation for sins, for betrayal, and loyalty are core concepts in this anime and by the end there will be more questions than answers. But the anime closes as nicely as it unraveled with the story clear but the implications of the story sticking with the viewer long after it is over.

So far all of that is outstanding but the anime does falter in the actual animation. There are times where the animation feels forced or awkward. That being said it hardly takes away from the experience and will probably be only a slight annoyance in the beginning

Overall I gave Gungrave a 10/10 because all together the simplicity and precision of the anime overall the slight imperfections.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Real Crap fullmooninu
Maria and Big Daddy Delpheno
What happened to Bunji????? Backlash007
a very moving show lordofthemountain
Where to get? Shadowvamp
Poissble survival?? bobischinese
Discuss Gungrave (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?