Gungrave (2003) Movie Review

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2003 | Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Crime, Animation

User Score: 80/100

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Gungrave Review


Gungrave follows the story of best friends Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell as they join and rise in...

This anime that starts off real fast and action packed. The first episode is like a glimpse into the future of the protagonist. It starts off with some creatures that look like zombies running after or rather hunting a truck. It’s snowing when the chase ends in the middle of a bridge. The zombies close in on the truck. Just then, our main character emerges guns blazing shooting anything and everything in sight, a simply great opener.

The rest of this mini-series tells the story of what preceded before this mind blowing the first episode. In the next majority, it tells the how the main character was in the local gangs and then joins the mob and becomes their enforcer. Then a villain comes out of jail and along with his partner in crime head up destruction against Brandon Heat, the main character. Brandon ultimately sells his soul to protect the ones he loves. GunGrave has a great story but personally a little boring during the beginning mob scenes for me mainly because I am not into mobster movies.

26 episodes in all

About Gungrave 2003

Title: Gungrave
AKA: "Gangureivu"
Year: 2003
Type: Anime Series
Genre: Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Crime, Animation
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 4/5 stars from 5 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 5
Starring: Lex Lang, Beau Billingslea, Steve Blum, Kirk Thornton, William Knight, Michael McConnohie, Doug Stone, Tony Oliver, Michelle Ruff
Writers: Yôsuke Kuroda, Yasuhiro Nightow