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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Information

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

Statistics

Score: 6.781 (scored by 77687,768 users)
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Ranked: #50932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4853
Members: 18,400
Favorites: 61

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Synopsis

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)

Background

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

Main
Sagawa, Tetsurou
Japanese

Dawson, Leonard

Main
Naya, Gorou
Japanese

Pablo

Supporting
Aono, Takeshi
Japanese

Paco

Supporting
Shima, Shunsuke
Japanese

Bragan, Lt. Bob

Supporting
Tomita, Kousei
Japanese

Cindy

Supporting

Snake

Supporting
Senda, Mitsuo
Japanese

General T. Jefferson

Supporting
Kobayashi, Kiyoshi
Japanese

Albert

Supporting
Kitamura, Kouichi
Japanese

Rita

Supporting
Takizawa, Kumiko
Japanese

Staff

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


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Opening Theme

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

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




Reviews

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 21, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Golgo 13: The Professional.

To me, its was The Eighties: The Anime.

Golgo 13, an assassin who lives by a samurai code and never breaks his word, shoots his way through a Sicilian mafia and uncovers that a mysterious organisation is trying to put him 6 feet into the ground. He's a mix of James Bond and Agent 47, which makes him even more badass.

This movie has all the action you could wish for, and more. He pulls off seemingly impossible shots with his rifle, gets into fistfights with special forces and extremely sinister villains, engages in high speed car chases where he drifts round the ...
Mar 28, 2015
Overview:

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 ...

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