Ranked #1208

Golgo 13

Alternative Titles

English: Golgo 13
Japanese: ゴルゴ13


Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 2008 to Mar 28, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.611 (scored by 4,275 users)
Ranked: #12082
Popularity: #2038
Members: 14,472
Favorites: 92
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Golgo 13 has been called a Japanese counterpart to James Bond, except with a darker character, a much more hardcore attitude towards sex, and a complete lack of morality. Golgo 13 is described as a mystery man of undetermined origin, possibility being at least part Japanese, who takes any assignment for any employer (it has been said he has worked for the CIA and the KGB) as long as the right price is given and will always fulfill his contracts, even if he has two or more opposing contracts at the same time. He is an uncanny sharpshooter, with near 100% accuracy and capable of lethal trick shooting, and regularly uses a customized, scoped M-16 rifle in his assassinations. He also is a heavy smoker of cigars.

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Episode Director
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Script, ADR Director

More episodes Episodes(50/50)

# Episode Title Aired
1 At Pin-Hole!
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Apr 12, 2008
2 Room No.909
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Apr 19, 2008
3 The Masterpiece Assault Rifle
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Apr 26, 2008
4 Pretty Woman
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May 3, 2008
5 The Superstars' Joint Appearance
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Opening Theme

#1: "Take the Wave" by Naifu (eps 1-25)
#2: "So Faraway" by Pinc Inc. (eps 26-50)

Ending Theme

#1: "Glass Highway (ガラスのハイウェイ)" by Doa (eps 01-12)
#2: "Yume no Hitotsu (夢のひとつ)" by Garnet Crow (eps 13-25)
#3: "Sono Hohoemi yo Eien ni (その笑顔よ 永遠に)" by Kitahara Aiko (eps 26-38)
#4: "Mou Kimi wo Hitori ni Sasenai (もう君をひとりにさせない)" by Yuuka Saegusa (eps 39-50)

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Nov 3, 2015
"Cyka Bylat!" -Russian CS:GO Players

If you face this guy in CS:GO, well good luck killing him, whether you're afar from him, doing some sneaky attacks to him, gangbanging him (#NoHomo), and other tactics that you considered to be good but in Golgo 13's case, you're actually dead wrong.

Golgo 13 is an seinen anime about a man name Duke Togo who is a former agent now a lone wolf who likes to play cosplay and stealth like Agent 47 and his main agenda, headshotting those persons who are in Golgo 13's contract.

Golgo 13 is one of the most feared sniper of all time according to some read more
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Dec 26, 2014
An action show that takes itself too seriously. It’s so bad it’s good.

Golgo 13 is a rare show I will stop thinking for. To take it seriously would be a mistake. It’s not how you watch it. It’s a show that’s so bad that it’s good. There’s a campiness I don’t see in other shows. To describe Golgo 13: it’s a Japanese person’s interpretation of American action movies. The plots all involve fresh, exciting ideas like the mafia, the CIA, the military, assassins, politicians, beautiful women, exotic places. It’s the James Bond of anime.

The main character is Golgo 13. His real name is Duke Togo. read more
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Apr 8, 2014
If you don't mind a MANLY episodic anime then it should be a badass experience. Golgo 13 follows the many assignments of the assassin Golgo 13 aka Duke Togo. This series is "character heavy" meaning don't expect any huge arcs or some sort of masterpiece but instead we have episodes where we learn about the lead character. Much of the appeal of this show is Golgo & his mysterious motives. While his origin remains a secret to this day we do learn a bit about him as he is committed to his employment; displaying various traits on what it means to be a coldhearted assassin. read more
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Jan 11, 2015
Do you like character development? Do you like tension? Do you like two equal forces clashing off in an epic battle of ideals and feelings? Do you like the sweet feel of romance? Do you like realism? Go watch something else. Golgo 13 isn't all that good, but it's still fun to watch. Crazy, huh?

I'd like to think this show works out better in manga form. Golgo 13, or Duke Togo, the main character, is incredibly bland. Did you know hes badass? You do know he's badass, don't you? Just for the record, he's badass. The show will constantly force this message down your throat read more
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