Gungrave (2003) Movie Review

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Gungrave (2003)

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

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Gungrave Plot Synopsis:

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.

Gungrave (2003) Review

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

  • Gungrave Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 8.00
  • IMDB: 8.0

About Gungrave 2003

Title: Gungrave
Year: 2003
Runtime: NA
Type: Tv
Genre: Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Crime, Animation
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 4/5 stars from 4,125 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 4,125
MPAA Rating: R
Gungrave Cast Starring: Lex Lang, Beau Billingslea, Steve Blum, Wendee Lee, Michael McConnohie, Kirk Thornton, William Knight, Steve Kramer, Doug Stone, Tom Wyner, Kari Wahlgren, Steve Staley, Jamieson Price, Dorothy Elias-Fahn, John Snyder, Michael Forest, Bob Papenbrook, Paul St. Peter, Julie Ann Taylor, Michelle Ruff, Michael Sorich, Dave Wittenberg, Dan Woren, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Kim Strauss, Dave Mallow, Tony Oliver, Christopher Corey Smith, Melvin Katt, Sam Riegel
Gungrave Writers: YĆ“suke Kuroda, Yasuhiro Nightow
Gungrave Director:
Language: English, Japanese
Country: Japan