Gungrave

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  1. yoda313

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gungrave_(anime)

    I just started this and didn't see a thread on it so i thought id start one. Its pretty sweet. The art style reminds me of cowboy bepop. Its before the widespread use of 3dcgi. It looks more like it could be a 90s action anime like gits or bubblegum crisis.

    I like the wild gunplay. The mafia story isnt exactly original but its mixed with zombie type monsters that gives it a little men in black type feel amost, the guys in the suits and all.

    If you want action in a stylized, pleasing pace and mysterious background this one for you.
     
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    This also has one of the best ED tracks...actually got me into Scoobie Do & Funkalismo...

     
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    Thanks ill have to pay attention next time. I finished ep 2 and i do like it. Is it just a bad part of town or does it have a post apacolyptic story i havent gotten to yet? I justgot that it was a bad part of town not sure if there is more to it than that.
     
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    One of my all time fave animu incase anyone was wondering. I loved the mafia arc the most but I dug zombie elements especially the 'mini boss' battles. Kunji ftw. And basically it has the ending Berserk should've had. 10 years ago.

    Only negative I can think of is beyondthegrave looks like he's cosplaying as Alucard.
     
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    Ooh more fistacuffs between semi important gurus?? Cool.

    Does brandon ever say more that two words?
     
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    I liked the whole friendship and betrayal and friendship and confused friendship-betrayal

    The courtly love in this one irked me though.
     
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    Just finished ep 6. Wow incredibly well done. Montages and flashbacks of the highest order!

    Im thinking it reminds me of that thirty one days gangster rum running series from last year. Its pretty dramatic. Its as good as some movies in terms of production value alone :)
     
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    Really loved this anime. Wish I could find more like it.
     
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    Thirty one days is a crime drama.

    Gunslinger girls is an action underground spy/crime drama series.

    Noir is a spyish/crime one too.

    Cowboy bepop of course :)

    Bubblegum crisis is a mecha suit one but its got a crimefighting element to it.

    Thats it for now.
     
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    The main thing that I liked about Gungrave was the whole mafia hitman aspect of it. Plus watching him go from bottom to top was an interesting feeling you don't often see in Seinen anime.

    I also liked the whole character interactions between the two. How they started out as best friends, kinda took their own roads, and reached that emotional conclusion at the end.


    But yeah, I also really love Yakuza anime lol.
     
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    You know another similar one is durarara. Thats got the crime element and supernatural too. And a rise through the ranks too.
     
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    You mean 91 Days?
     
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    Doh that must be it :d.
     
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    I've always felt this show is awesome. I bought the old Geneon set way back in 2006 and I've been saying for years how great this show is.

    I admire its ability to take a conventional mafia story and smoothly integrate sci-fi elements into it making the transition to borderline superhero/monster series a graceful one. And it never loses that oppressive tone and mafia element in the story.

    Also, a fan theory is that it takes place in the same universe as Trigun - wouldn't surprise me considering that it has some of the same animals.
     
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    Seen it lol. Though I need to rewatch it, now that all the seasons have aired.
     
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    Wasnt someone here going to make a supercut in linear order? :D

    @Neon Walrus - should i do trigun next? Sounds like a nice action series just by the name.
     
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    You've never heard of Trigun until now? Missing out.
     
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    I think its one of those ive probably seen in a rec list but couldn't tell you the first thing about it.

    How does it compare to john wick?

    Oh sorry thats not fair :D Tell me that it has some headshots at least. With a name like trigun it has to have some right???
     
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    I think Trigun and Blood Blockade Battlefront have some of the same people who worked on GunGrave involved with them. Personally I like all three anime with Blood Blockade Battlefront and GunGrave among my top favorites.
     
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    Thanks i added both to my rec list.

    Funny thing is its only 34 on mal.:D i copied down like 60 or more from my old requests before anime forums went to hell. I have those somewhere and should add those too.
     

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