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Gungrave 

Gangureivu (original title)
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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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 Ballardbird Lee / ... 16 episodes, 2003-2004
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 "Mad Dog" Ladd Carabel / ... 16 episodes, 2003-2004
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 'Dr. T' Doctor Tokioka, Butler Tokioka / ... 13 episodes, 2003-2004
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 Harry MacDowel - 20's 12 episodes, 2003-2004
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 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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Bunji Kugashira bears a strong physical resemblence to Nicholas D. Wolfwood who is a main character of Trigun, also created by Yasuhiro Nightow. See more »

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Spin-off Gungrave: Overdose (2004) See more »

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A rare gem
30 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

As of late a flood of Japanese animated series have hit the American shores. Gungrave is the most amazing of any one of those. It has beautiful animation, potent voice acting, and a storyline that requires multiple viewings to fully understand. Ten out of Ten. Perhaps the thing that makes Gungrave stand out above its anime competition it the multitude of underlying messages. It has some of the more obvious dialectical themes, love/hate, hope/despair, devotion/betrayal but it is also driven by a gathering of more subtle ideas (I will leave the viewer to find those for themselves. Anyone who has the time that it takes to fully appreciate Gungrave should do so. Also, if you are a fan of mafia violence and a scarface like rise to power then this is the show for you. For me, that is merely a bonus to an amazing piece of art.


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