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Golgo 13: The Professional


Alternative Titles

English: Golgo 13: The Professional
Synonyms: Professional: Golgo 13, Golgo 13 - The Professional, Golgo 13
Japanese: ゴルゴ13

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 28, 1983
Producers: Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 6.931 (scored by 3,202 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #36142
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3620
Members: 6,314
Favorites: 21
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Episodes: /1

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
Togo, Duke
Main
Sagawa, Tetsurou
Japanese
Sagawa, Tetsurou
Dawson, Leonard
Dawson, Leonard
Main
Naya, Gorou
Japanese
Naya, Gorou
Snake
Snake
Supporting
Bragan, Lt. Bob
Bragan, Lt. Bob
Supporting

Staff

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


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

Edit Ending Theme

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




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Archaeon
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 read more
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herbeey
Dec 5, 2015
Trashy 80s action! Relentlessly visually innovative! Fun to laugh at!

Golgo 13 is the longest running manga ever. He's the Japanese James Bond, sort of. He's an assassin who tends to kill people in impossibly skillful and unpredictable ways, usually with just one shot, he's the ultimate sex machine even though he barely moves and keeps the same stern expression he always has... which is hilarious. Especially because of those trademark colossal stern eyebrows. He's cool. Too cool. Emotionless, meticulous, unchanging and amoral. He's the hyper masculine ideal. His codename is Golgo 13 but the name he goes by from day to day is Duke Togo, read more
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literaturenerd
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 read more
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D5
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 read more
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