Ranked #1224

Golgo 13

Alternative Titles

English: Golgo 13
Japanese: ゴルゴ13

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.611 (scored by 4,469 users)
Ranked: #12242
Popularity: #2080
Members: 15,265
Favorites: 99
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Synopsis

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.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Togo, Duke
Togo, Duke
Main
Tachi, Hiroshi
Japanese
Tachi, Hiroshi
Flannagan
Flannagan
Supporting
Arimoto, Kinryuu
Japanese
Arimoto, Kinryuu
Coleman, Ted
Coleman, Ted
Supporting
Kuroda, Takaya
Japanese
Kuroda, Takaya
Charlie
Supporting
Oota, Tetsuharu
Japanese
Oota, Tetsuharu
Takemura, Hiroshi
Japanese
Takemura, Hiroshi
...

Staff

Yamamoto, Mataichirou
Yamamoto, Mataichirou
Producer
Koyama, Satoru
Koyama, Satoru
Sound Director
Suzuki, Kenichi
Suzuki, Kenichi
Episode Director
Kawagoe, Jun
Kawagoe, Jun
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(50/50)

Episode Title Aired
1 At Pin-Hole!
At Pin-Hole! (At Pin-Hole!)
Apr 12, 2008
2 Room No.909
Room No.909 (Room・No.909)
Apr 19, 2008
3 The Masterpiece Assault Rifle
Kessaku Assault Rifle (傑作・アサルトライフル)
Apr 26, 2008
4 Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman (プリティウーマン)
May 3, 2008
5 The Superstars' Joint Appearance
Superstar no Kyouen (スーパースターの共演)
May 10, 2008

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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Verdict
Jul 18, 2008
As I finally came across the entire subtitled series, it is time to update the review I posted quite some time ago.

To start with, this is an anime that gives off an oldschool-ish feeling and that is to be expected, since the manga started publishing about 40 years ago. The drawing style clearly shows it: all characters have very serious and rough faces, showing each and every wrinkle. The scenery is quite good. Even though it might lack detail, it clearly isn't the type you would shove off as a picture-based-and-streched-over-the-horizon background.

There are no major problems with the sound either. At first it might read more
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Paski
Nov 13, 2010
Well the Final Episode has finally been subbed, so it feels like time for a full review. Welcome to Golgo 13, The epitome of anime manliness. A masterful sniper who can take out any target, from nearly any distance with a single shot.

Story: 6

Each episode is non-sequential, and has no bearing on future or previous episodes so you can essentially watch the episodes in no particular order and have more or less the same enjoyment. Each episode begins with Duke Togo aka Golgo 13, receiving a request to kill a target, and the rest of the episode usually involves Golgo 13 undertaking some read more
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ImTheJuggernaut
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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THEAnimeHERO
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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