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Gangsta.


Alternative Titles

English: Gangsta.
Japanese: GANGSTA. ギャングスタ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2015 to Sep 24, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Thursdays at 02:44 (JST)
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Drama, Seinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.521 (scored by 96,305 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #14872
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #200
Members: 194,930
Favorites: 1,442
7.52
Ranked #1487Popularity #200Members 194,930
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Brown, Nicolas
Brown, Nicolas
Main
Tsuda, Kenjirou
Japanese
Tsuda, Kenjirou
Hanae, Natsuki
Japanese
Hanae, Natsuki
...
Arcangelo, Worick
Arcangelo, Worick
Main
Suwabe, Junichi
Japanese
Suwabe, Junichi
Murase, Ayumu
Japanese
Murase, Ayumu
...
Benedetto, Alex
Benedetto, Alex
Main
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko
Doug
Doug
Supporting
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Yoshino, Hiroyuki

Staff

Murase, Shukou
Murase, Shukou
Director
Umetsu, Yasuomi
Umetsu, Yasuomi
Storyboard, Animation Director
STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION
STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION
Theme Song Performance
Annabel
Annabel
Theme Song Performance


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"Renegade" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION

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



More reviewsReviews

ZephSilver
Sep 29, 2015
If I can describe Gangsta in one word it would be... disappointingpieceofshit.

And if you're one of the fortunate few who haven't watched Gangsta yet then HALT, do not pass go, do not collect $200, stay away! As for the rest of the poor souls that suffered through the pilgrimage that is Gangsta, on with the review.

Gangsta, a title name that immediately invokes imagery of money, sex, power and violence... and as luck would have it, a very appropriate namesake as well, as we're given just that in spades. This is a story that takes us to the deepest depths of society's bustling underbelly. Where read more
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Stark700
Sep 27, 2015
Gangsta is the type of show that sounds catchy as it gets. As the name implies, there are gangsters which means there’s crime. However, there are people who takes care of business these problems in the city of Ergastulum. Enter Nick and Worick, a pair of badass bishounen who takes cares of crime like another day in the park. As ordinary as the show sounds, it gets more complicated once they are assigned to a task that goes beyond their expectations. But for the audience, what should your expectations be for the show?

Based on the manga written by Kosuke, Gangsta is essentially a series of read more
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glassknuckles
Sep 27, 2015
Despite a few extraordinary contributions, the pulp crime genre is one that anime does not do particularly well. I felt compelled to write this review of Gangsta because of the many unwarranted comparisons to Black Lagoon. Gangsta is nothing like Black Lagoon, and it will be especially disappointing to watch with such an expectation.

If you want to watch pulp crime involving heists, car chases, and briefcases full of guns, cash and drugs, well that's not this anime. Gangsta has no grounding in real world politics or criminal activity. In fact, the mob families seem uninterested in any actual criminal activity, outside read more
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Satire
Sep 27, 2015
In the Ergastulum justice system, breaking any of the three laws is considered especially heinous. In Ergastulum, the dedicated individuals who investigate these vicious felonies are members of the laid-back duo known as the Benriya. These are their stories.

In the city of Ergastulum, violence, narcotics, and sex run rampant. For a series named Gangsta, it comes as an expectation of sorts. For anime, as a medium, an excess of violence, drugs, and real world sexual themes (doping prostitutes and pimping, which is far different than ecchi) are rarely put in place as a combination to form the core of a series. Gangsta utilizes this fact read more
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