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Japanese: GANGSTA. ギャングスタ
English: Gangsta.
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2015 to Sep 24, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Thursdays at 02:44 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.411 (scored by 281564281,564 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22242
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #378
Members: 582,891
Favorites: 3,835

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Nicholas Brown and Worick Arcangelo, known in the city of Ergastalum as the "Handymen," are mercenaries for hire who take on jobs no one else can handle. Contracted by powerful mob syndicates and police alike, the Handymen have to be ready and willing for anything. After completing the order of killing a local pimp, the Handymen add Alex Benedetto—a prostitute also designated for elimination—to their ranks to protect her from forces that want her gone from the decrepit hellhole of a city she has come to call home. However, this criminal’s paradise is undergoing a profound period of change that threatens to corrode the delicate balance of power.

Ergastalum was once a safe haven for "Twilights," super-human beings born as the result of a special drug but are now being hunted down by a fierce underground organization. This new threat is rising up to challenge everything the city stands for, and the Handymen will not be able to avoid this coming war.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors

Cristiano Amodio, Loretta

Ueda, Kana


Komatsu, Mikako


Hashizume, Tomohisa


Yuuki, Aoi


Izawa, Shiori



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Ending Theme

1: "Yoru no Kuni (夜の国)" by Annabel (eps 1-7, 9-)
2: "with You featuring ALEX BENEDETTO" by Mamiko Noto (eps 8)


Dec 26, 2022
I have know I deal why this anime is getting such low reviews. I watched it a while back, and it's fantastic. The characters are well develop, the world is dynamic, and it has great fight scenes. The ending was to set up a 2nd season. I loved the mystery about the hunters and the doping aspect. I really wanted to know more about the war. Even with that I think it was an amazing watch for adults. It's nice to not have to just see anime lean into "the power of friendship" and was actually made for adults. Give it watch promise you want ...
Apr 15, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Its called "gansta." cause they didn't finish "gangster", missing the last piece!

So sad! This must be what getting cucked is like.

Mal says this review needs more information, well this is how I feel about the show! It just ends, so abruptly! I get the studio went bankrupt, but no one was willing to finish it and make a second season??? Really??? Sad!!!!
This thing has a 7.4X despite being half baked, imagine how high it would be were it finished.

Is the story unique? If it was predictable, did you enjoy it anyway because you like this genre/set-up?
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Dec 24, 2020
Since when did Shounen with dark colour tones come to be categorized as Seinen?

Tell me if this sounds familiar- a guy unloved since childhood, hated even by peers and teammates, has an incredible power within him and lives his life as a weapon. He finds one person who shows him compassion/kindness and treats him as a human rather than a living weapon and actually loves him. The Weapon becomes indebted to the kind one for life and stays unquestionably loyal to him. The Weapon while being an efficient cold-blooded killer in all respects still has a child-like personality simply because he can play with ...

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