Golgo 13

Golgo 13: The Professional

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Synonyms: Golgo 13: The Professional
Japanese: ゴルゴ13
English: Golgo 13: The Professional
German: Golgo 13: The Professional
French: Golgo 13: the Professional
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 28, 1983
Producers: Streamline Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 33 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.771 (scored by 71437,143 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #49792
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4683
Members: 16,627
Favorites: 56

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After assassinating the son of business tycoon Leonard Dawson, Golgo 13 finds himself prey to the CIA and the U.S. Army, whom Dawson has personally hired to kill the assassin. As days pass by, Dawson slowly loses his sanity as he continues to plot every attempt to kill Golgo 13 even without caring about who hired the assassin to kill his son.

(Source: ANN)


Golgo 13: The Professional was one of the first anime to incorporate 3D computer graphics—a relatively new technology at the time.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Togo, Duke

Sagawa, Tetsurou

Dawson, Leonard

Naya, Gorou


Aono, Takeshi


Shima, Shunsuke

Bragan, Lt. Bob

Tomita, Kousei


Senda, Mitsuo



Dawson, Laura

Mutou, Reiko


Takizawa, Kumiko




Macek, Carl
Producer, ADR Director
Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Tsuno, Gouji
Theme Song Composition
Aki, Youko
Theme Song Lyrics


Opening Theme

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"Pray for You (プレイ・フォー・ユー)" by Cindy Wood

Ending Theme

"Golgo 13 and I (ゴルゴ13 and I)" by Cindy Wood

Sep 23, 2009
I'm amazed that there's no review for this movie, especially as Golgo 13 is pretty well known in anime circles. But then again, anime that are over 25 years old don't seem to get much love these days, no matter how good or bad they are.

Golgo 13: The Professional was released in 1983, a full 7 years after the manga by Saito Takao ended serialisation. During it's run the manga saw phenomenal success in both Japan and the rest of the world, with over 200 million sales in various formats. The series was adapted into two live action movies in 1973 and 1977, both of ...
Mar 28, 2015

When you think of the most successful and best selling manga series of all time, you probably think of stuff like: One Piece, Bleach, Naruto, Dragonball, etc. However, there is a manga that has been running non-stop since the 1960s! That manga is Golgo 13, and it is basically unknown outside of Japan. Golgo is one of those series along with Lupin 3rd that is not just HUGE in Japan, but at the level of cultural icon, yet they are utterly irrelevant everywhere else outside of Japan. In Japan, Golgo has sold well over 200 million copies, which is more than Rurouni Kenshin, Yu Yu ...
Dec 1, 2009
As a person new to anime, Golgo 13: The Professional was one of the most recommended movies. It ranked in the top 5, along with Ninja Scroll, and later, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Vampyre Hunter D, and other classics.

Over time, the graphics have come to appear a bit dated, so i would only give it 8/10 for graphics (unlike Ghost In The Shell, there doesn't seem to be a remake coming), but this is mostly in the CG sequences and, considering limits of the time, overall, it is still well presented.

However, the reason why I came to like this movie is because of ...

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