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Gangsta. 

Gyangusuta (original title)
In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Mamiko Noto Mamiko Noto ...  Alex Benedetto 12 episodes, 2015
Jun'ichi Suwabe ...  Worick Arcangelo 11 episodes, 2015
Kenjirô Tsuda ...  Nicolas Brown 11 episodes, 2015
Brandon Potter ...  Nicolas Brown 11 episodes, 2015
Aoi Yûki ...  Nina 8 episodes, 2015
Tetsuo Kanao Tetsuo Kanao ...  Chad Adkins 8 episodes, 2015
Takahiro Sakurai ...  Marco Adriano 8 episodes, 2015
Katsuhisa Hôki Katsuhisa Hôki ...  Daniel Monroe 8 episodes, 2015
Tomohisa Hashizume Tomohisa Hashizume ...  Delico 8 episodes, 2015
Atsumi Tanezaki Atsumi Tanezaki ...  Mikhail / ... 8 episodes, 2015
Yosuke Sugiyama Yosuke Sugiyama ...  Bastard Employee - Glasses / ... 8 episodes, 2015
Bryn Apprill Bryn Apprill ...  Nina 8 episodes, 2015
Kaito Ishikawa Kaito Ishikawa ...  Cody Balfour 7 episodes, 2015
Tsuyoshi Koyama Tsuyoshi Koyama ...  Miles Meyer 7 episodes, 2015
Tomoaki Maeno Tomoaki Maeno ...  Yang 7 episodes, 2015
Hironori Saitô Hironori Saitô ...  Bastard Employee - Side-parted Hair / ... 7 episodes, 2015
Yamato Kinjo Yamato Kinjo ...  Gangster / ... 7 episodes, 2015
Terri Doty Terri Doty ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 2015
Jarrod Greene Jarrod Greene ...  Yang 7 episodes, 2015
Masako Isobe Masako Isobe ...  Joel Raveau 6 episodes, 2015
Kana Ueda ...  Loretta Cristiano Amodio 6 episodes, 2015
Takuya Kirimoto Takuya Kirimoto ...  Ivan Glaziev 6 episodes, 2015
Hiroyuki Yoshino Hiroyuki Yoshino ...  Doug 6 episodes, 2015
Chad Horii Chad Horii ...  B5-rank Twilight / ... 6 episodes, 2015
Greg Ayres ...  Doug 6 episodes, 2015
Clifford Chapin Clifford Chapin ...  Mikhail 6 episodes, 2015
Rachel Robinson ...  Joel Raveau 6 episodes, 2015
Alexis Tipton ...  Loretta Cristiano Amodio 6 episodes, 2015
Satoshi Mikami Satoshi Mikami ...  Theo 5 episodes, 2015
Ayumu Murase Ayumu Murase ...  Wallace Arcangelo 5 episodes, 2015
Junji Majima Junji Majima ...  Emilio Benedetto / ... 5 episodes, 2015
Yôji Ueda Yôji Ueda ...  Diego Montez 5 episodes, 2015
Hideyuki Umezu Hideyuki Umezu ...  Uranos Corsica 5 episodes, 2015
Tetsu Inada ...  Galahad Woehor 5 episodes, 2015
Justin Briner Justin Briner ...  Wallace Arcangelo 5 episodes, 2015
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In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Enter the "Handymen," Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle. Until the day when a cop they know on the force requests their help in taking down a new gang muscling in on the territory of a top Mafia family. It seems like business (and mayhem) as usual, but the Handymen are about to find that this job is a lot more than they bargained for.

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Japanese

Release Date:

1 July 2015 (Japan) See more »

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Manglobe See more »
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Bleak, violent and uncompromising
29 September 2015 | by joelherroSee all my reviews

Ergastulum is a place filled with gangsters loyal to four main families. A violent city filled with hookers, thugs, drugs and Twilights. Twilights are humans born with extraordinary strength and speed, but who live short lives and generally have a handicap to 'compensate' for their abilities. The Twilights are ranked according to their skill level and wear dog tags, and are often referred to as 'tags'.

Nicholas is a high level tag and life-long friend of Worick (a 'normal') and together they're the Handymen. They do odd jobs around town (kill people, act as gigolos, etc) and are not loyal to any of the main families. Occasionally they help the cops solve particularly nasty crimes. The story mainly revolves around Worick and Nicholas as they try to keep the streets safe for their friends in an increasing violent turf war and as anti-Twilight factions try to kill off all the remaining Twilights.

This show was definitely my kinda thing. The character development was good (for only a 12 episode series), the animation was good and the violence factor was high. Not a show for kids though or anyone looking for light-hearted entertainment. As for why I only gave it a 7/10, well without spoiling the ending, I'm thinking they already have a second season planned, or otherwise just dropped it due to budget constraints or a lack of interest, because it seemed very abrupt. Well worth a watch anyway.


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