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Gangsta. (Manga)

Gangsta.

Alternative Titles

English: Gangsta.
Japanese: GANGSTA. ギャングスタ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jan 21, 2011 to ?
Genres: Action, Drama, Seinen
Authors: Kohske (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic@Bunch

Statistics

Score: 8.301 (scored by 2764 users)
Ranked: #3622
Popularity: #371
Members: 9,503
Favorites: 548
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Synopsis

In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Enter the "Handymen," Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle. Until the day when a cop they know on the force requests their help in taking down a new gang muscling in on the territory of a top Mafia family. It seems like business (and mayhem) as usual, but the Handymen are about to find that this job is a lot more than they bargained for.

(Source: VIZ Media)

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Prequel: Postman
Spin-off: Gangsta:Cursed.: EP_Marco Adriano
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Characters

 Worick
Arcangelo, Worick
Main
 Alex
Benedetto, Alex
Main
 Nicolas
Brown, Nicolas
Main
 Veronica
Veronica
Supporting
 Colt
Colt
Supporting
 Delico
Delico
Supporting
 Yang
Yang
Supporting


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Aug 23, 2014
Meshi_chan
Okay, let me just get this started. I just read it couple weeks ago, and I fell in love instantly.

Story : Gangsta tells you about two 'handymen' who lives in dysfunctional city of Ergastulum where crimes, thieves, prostitutes, mobsters, and corrupted cops are everywhere. Worrick, an easy-going freelance gangster and Nic, a deaf, aloof also a freelance gangster, together they sometimes got hired for doing 'dirty' work people normally won't do. And then the plot develops. From Worrick and Nic's daily life as 'handymen', some big problems began to show up. The story caught my interest, and I was surprised how interesting the story is read more
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Mar 2, 2015
Marthgun
This manga has defeated me and i will stop reading it now. I'm not very good with depressing material, but the intensity and mood this sets is unlike anything i've ever seen or read.

The story is about two middle aged friends who live in a crime infested city filled with abnormal humans, some of which are very powerful. Not shounen type powerful, but very strong / hard to kill. The focus is on the two main characters who do odd jobs for the local mafia type gangs, from bodyguards, to delivering packages. Early they meet a prostitute doing tricks read more
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Dec 16, 2012
xDistortedxMoonx
Gangsta is your overall enjoyable manga.

The story involves around two guys that work for an assassination organization, it's nothing original, but what is now and days? Besides, Kosuke adds in her own plot twists here and there to keep the reader interested.

In the story, the two main male characters Nicolas and Warrick, have dark pasts, which are revealed bit by bit, but not all at once and they have side jobs that they do extra to get by in their town of crime and mafias. Then there's Alex, who is trying to make her life right, but is psychologically haunted and disturbed by read more
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User Recommendations

Even though there are only a few chapters of Gangsta ist pretty similar. characters are similar. eyepatchys that smoke to much- there almost identical. 
Both manga contain characters, with their past dark and painful. They all commit crimes and do dirty work just to get by. Despite committing heinous crimes, they are renowned in their field of expertise. If you enjoy a manga that holds the truth of the world, where people lose their lives and where you can see how people are truly greedy, these mangas both fit the criteria quite well. Both main characters are very good fighters. 
If you're looking for a series taking place in a mature setting, then you're in luck. Gangsta and Shi ga Futari o Wakatsu chronicles the stories of characters in an environment where there is violence. Survival also plays a part for the characters as events becomes evident that threatens their existence. There is also focus on specific characters and their relationships with others throughout both series that becomes prominent for development.  
Both feature feature working for a freelance agency of people with special powers in a basically corrupt town. Gangsta gives the impression that it takes place in Italy somewhere while Bungou definitely seems to take place in Japan, but the settings are both vaguely semi-corrupt cities where mafia violence breaks out on a day to day basis, giving the characters a chance to be badasses. Their art styles are rather different, with Bungou leaning toward bishounen-style art, and Gangsta being more seinen, but both are high quality. The abilities in Gangsta are also clearly stigmatized and given a more or less thorough explanation, whereas in  read more 
If you're looking for some action and violence, then Gangsta and Sun-Ken Rock may be something to keep a keen eye on. Both series takes place in a setting where there is violence, politics, and corruption. The main characters also gets involved with local gangs that spawns rivalries with deadly consequences. There is character dynamics as well focusing on the main protagonists. Recommended for mature fans of action-drama. 
Characters are similar. Both Vash and Warrick are easygoing while Nicholas and Nicolas have a more serious nature. Both Trigun and Gangsta are somewhat bloody. 

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