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Synonyms: Short Peace
Japanese: GAMBO
English: Gambo
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 20, 2013
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genre: ActionAction
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology
Duration: 12 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.531 (scored by 40514,051 users)
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Ranked: #64582
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Popularity: #6437
Members: 9,019
Favorites: 2

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Gambo is about a battle between a creature who's been killing members of a royal Japanese family, and a mysterious white bear who protects them.

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Winner of the Platinum Grand Prize during the 2014 Future Film Festival, held in Italy.

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Arias, Michael
Ishii, Katsuhito
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Andou, Hiroaki
Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
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Jun 25, 2021
Poster may look like, it's for all age of audience but it's actually meant for adults only. There is violence, profanity and nudity and the form of animation actually makes it more raw with the fights. Gambo is the third short story from the movie Short peace. Begin as a historical story ends up with being mystery. It's definitely a good watch. 8/10 for me.

In the period closest to Edo, there is a big white bear appears, who tends to show no harms toward the citizens but the shogun's knight encounters it as the source of evil. In the fight a miracle happens as a ...
Oct 27, 2018
It's only 11 minutes long so my review will be brief as well. The story takes place a few hundred years before our time, in Japan. I found Gambo very powerful and raw. The action was bloody, but not excessively gore either.

The battle scenes themselves are what you'd expect between a bear and a giant Oni type of monster : claws, bites, punches. No fluffy moves.

I highly recommend this one for those who like straight to the point action.

The art was ok. The character development wasn't something that could be fit in such a short piece, but it was satisfying to ...
Dec 6, 2016
Rate Good (7)
seen via japanese audio with english subtitles.

Warning:not for the faint of heart. Reason being involves rape in minor girls(aftermath).

Normally i consider these snuff films garbage but this one i disagree. True it did have an evil tone but i can't help but to wonder in the ancient path if demons roamed the earth. If that was the case i would thank my lucky stars if i had the aid of a monster on my side. Which is why i liked the show. Not only was it a tad unique but despite how bad things are there was hope if you had faith. ...

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