Ranked #6431


Alternative Titles

English: GYO: Tokyo Fish Attack
Japanese: ギョ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 15, 2012
Source: Manga
Genres: Horror
Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 5.771 (scored by 12,630 users)
Ranked: #64312
Popularity: #1579
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Something in Okinawa reeks, and it isn't long before Kaori and her friends realize that the smell is coming from dead fish, which are walking out of the sea. The fish are fused to metal legs and are infected with a disease contractable by humans that was invented as a weapon by unknown sources. After what happens to Tadashi, Kaori finds herself in a new world very much like the old one but with the stench of death.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Shirakawa, Tsuyoshi
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Sawahara, Kaori
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Kataoka, Mirai
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Koyanagi, Sazuku
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Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Takakuwa, Hajime
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"Ending Theme" by Nami Nakagawa (中川奈美)

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Feb 25, 2012
If you read the manga and like me, were looking forward to this adaptation - prepare for a dissapointment, that is, if you bother to watch this...

Basically, someone has taken this story and though...
"How can I make this fairly well known story that bit more popular? I know! I'll make it a lot less mature (i.e. easier to follow) and conform to idealism by throwing in some well known cliche's - newbie's and the more impressionable viewers will eat this all up!"
... and her we have this hour long OVA. I'll expand on the above...
Originally, a young couple are at sea, when they see something read more
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Feb 22, 2012
“I wonder if that stench of death will ever vanish.”

It is clear that Gyo was highly anticipated for quite a while since it is the first animated feature from one of the bizarre Ito’s story. For that matter, we may as well say that it will be the only one since Gyo is perhaps the only story that has this cinematic feels to it (and yes, Uzumaki live action was shit). Anyway, Ufotable’s adaptation of the manga completely changes the feeling of the manga to something more action and drama oriented. While it is not a problem by itself, some of those who read more
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Apr 10, 2015
"I can only believe that which I've seen. Is what I've seen the truth?"


Well, what happens when you cross Sharknado with Stink Bomb (from Katsuhiro Otomo, director of Akira) and a zombie fish apocalypse? Gyo, that's what.

Artwork and Animation: 7

Gyo was animated by ufotable (Fate Series), and with that comes their flair for the 3D CGI. While not up to the standard set by Fate before it, for a 2012 anime, the 3D is decent. It's obvious that this movie was on a budget, and it shows through some dodgy animated segments and absolutely average hand drawn animation. While it does a good job read more
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Aug 6, 2015
Do you like fish? Well prepare to hate them after viewing this animated film about fish with legs.

Gyo is more than a dystopic anime. It incorporated drama and horror to it as well.

If there's one thing to like in this movie, it's how well-made it was. After watching this movie, I don't think I'll eat fish for a while. I guess kudos to the animators for that. It had those realistic-ish animations similar to anime like Winter sonata. This is evident from the background and setting of the anime.

I know a lot of people were disappointed with it because it was totally different from read more
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Same Western styled Horror and walkers (albeit different styles). 
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"Gyo" and "Nami" both feature land-crawling fish attacking humans in certain ways.

It is of my best interest to note that these two works will both cause disgust and/or discomfort for the viewer, as they are works of or based on works of someone seeking out to be different. 
reportRecommended by StevenHu
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"Gyo" and "Adventures in Beauty Wonderland" are standalone titles that use wild imagery of fictional creatures in order to disturb your mind.

A similarity between these two works is that they steadily becomes more and more confusing as they progress on, with both being very crazy in general. 
reportRecommended by StevenHu
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Both OVAs deal with predators from the sea going to war with humans. While "Gyo" takes a more surreal and horror'esque approach, "Blue Sub No. 6" plays it rather straight. 
reportRecommended by PhilFightmaster
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Both have adult themes, some scenes that are either a little gore and the idea of biological weapons.There is also the fact of there being a sort of mystery in both movies. 
reportRecommended by Monjoex
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"Gyo" and "Agitated Screams of Maggots" both showcase disgusting creatures suddenly appearing in society, people's fear of them, as well as a certain level of gore. 
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