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Golgo 13

Golgo 13

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ゴルゴ13

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.611 (scored by 3792 users)
Ranked: #12142
Popularity: #1979
Members: 12,547
Favorites: 77
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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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)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 50
Aired  Apr 12, 2008 to Mar 28, 2009
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Golgo 13
Prequel: Golgo 13: The Professional, Golgo 13: Queen Bee

Characters & Voice Actors

Togo, Duke
Togo, Duke
Main
Tachi, Hiroshi
Japanese
Tachi, Hiroshi
Wald, David
English
Wald, David
Sheriff
Sheriff
Supporting
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese
Wakamoto, Norio
Guardiola, Illich
English
Guardiola, Illich
Queen Cybele
Queen Cybele
Supporting
Calene-Black, Shelley
English
Calene-Black, Shelley
Yasui, Eri
Japanese
Yasui, Eri
...
Ash
Ash
Supporting
Nakao, Ryuusei
Japanese
Nakao, Ryuusei
Anzaldua, Leraldo
English
Anzaldua, Leraldo

Staff

Yamamoto, Mataichirou
Producer
Suzuki, Kenichi
Episode Director
Kawagoe, Jun
Episode Director
Okawa, Toshimichi
Script



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Nov 13, 2010
Paski
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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Dec 15, 2014
land161
After finishing all of the episodes of Golgo 13, and since no one has reviewed the show in a while, I thought it's time to for me to give a review on this show.

The main character of the show, Duke Togo aka Golgo 13, is portrayed as a mysterious and intimidating figure throughout the show. Not much is know about his past, and he rarely says anything or shows any emotion. Golgo's emotionless and non-existent personality adds a different and interesting touch to the show compared to other anime shows, and one is easily able to draw speculations and theories about Golgo's origin.

Each episode read more
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Apr 8, 2014
THEAnimeHERO
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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Jul 18, 2008
Verdict
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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Recommendations

Phantom ~ Requiem For the Phantom is fanciful than Golgo 13, but both delve into the world of elite assassins. If you liked one, you may well want to consider the other.
Violence, shooting, crime, professionals.

Both are exceptional gunmen in worlds filled with jazz music, ladies and death. Cobra is set in space while Golgo is set in the regular world
Both are episodic series featuring a competent, cool protagonist.
Both are about bounty hunters and incorporate lots of jazz music. Bebop is in a futuristic setting while Golgo 13 is more or less the present. They are both episodic being that pretty much every episode is about chasing a new bounty instead of having an overall storyline.
Both retain a classic feeling art styles with inspiration from 60's and 70's manga and anime

Both have relatively simple stories but are fun

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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