What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

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


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
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.401 (scored by 231084231,084 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19512
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #333
Members: 481,570
Favorites: 2,920

External Links


Imagine a world where the law plays no vital part in, it’s your way or the death highway… if your attentions are drawn in then prepare yourself for a joyous ride filled with money and bloodshed. The quality of the songs presented by these giants are just the tip of the iceberg in this overwhelming experience. ‘Gangsta’ plunges right into business, showing the sickening circumstances and filth which existed in front of your very doorstep. Might makes right and territory comes with it, the only victors are the ones equal in footing but deadlier in passion and would do whatever necessary to erase a target. Sexual  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
Both are located around criminals, mafia and revenge. The action in Gangsta is more dynamic than it is "91 Days" Both are prey to a mental game that can lead to loyalty or family love. 
report Recommended by Omura
Since Gangsta. deals more of the seriousness of the underworld, Baccano! is the lighter version of that and yet it still retains its action sequences and intrigue in terms of its mysteriousness in certain things. However, there is more comic relief in Baccano! than Gangsta. Both also deal with heaviness of the characters' pasts as well as current predicaments. The biggest difference would be that Baccano! has more characters that take center stage which makes it a little bit more complicated as it also has a wide interval of time that's involved. All in call, Baccano! is a less serious version of Gangsta. 
report Recommended by Noehlina
Both shows emphasize on their style and have similar music, sharing a mutual music composer, Tsutchie. Gangsta and Samurai Champloo both have 2 main male characters who are skilled in combat and 1 female character in its central cast. They both encompass slow paced action and are produced by the same animation studio Manglobe. The main contrast is that Gangsta's setting is more modern while Samurai Champloo is set during the Edo Period. 
report Recommended by LeFlower-kun
Both shows are centered around the underground, crime filled lifestyle. Both of the shows are influenced by drugs, gangs, sex, and violence which add together into the overall gritty, slummy, and bleak atmosphere. Michiko to Hatchin differs however by having a quite different approach to it's story by presenting a more linear plot while Gangsta' story line appears to be driven more through character development.  
report Recommended by reluctantbeeswax
Both shows have a similar style and vibe. The setting of both worlds focus around a gritty kind of lawlessness where crime and corruption run rampant in their location. Both main characters have something off about them. Their jobs are even quite similar. The characters that surround them are unique and strong in their own way with some exceptionally strong female characters. Worth mentioning that both opening songs are bangers.  
report Recommended by ZB_Blades
Both anime have lots of action, fights, shooting and killing, gangs, mafia, drugs and sexual abuse. Main protagonists had a rough childhood, but now as grown up's they're pretty smart and good at fighting.  
report Recommended by Hutai
Both anime deal with gangs, mafias, and other groups fighting over turf through crimes of violence and drug-dealing. Both also have characters with physical abilities that surpass the limits of normal humans. There's a good amount of action and mystery in both anime plus the art styles are somewhat similar. 
report Recommended by Xenovius
Small cast of main characters, good action, older hero. And I think its the same band for the opening song. Despite this being futuristic, I think some of the aerial martial arts has some of the same feel. Gangsta would not be the only anime I could use to be similar, but just for the opening song it fits well enough. 
report Recommended by THSWESSEL
Two dark and austere cities. One has people who possess supernatural powers, the other inhuman abilities. But in both cases, they have to compensate for their powers and they are feared by many and admired by few. Wrapped in secrets, the cities harbour a mystery or two that are only waiting to be unveiled. 
report Recommended by tameiiki
Watching Gangsta. I felt the same feeling that Dogs. Maybe it's because the crime vibes and mafia stuff, and their styles are very similar. So, if you enjoyed Dogs: Bullets & Carnage, you gonna like Gangsta. as well. 
report Recommended by puccapardini
the story of how violence controls the world and only violence can save you from said world 
report Recommended by slime14
Both animes have to do with the main protagonists fighting against criminal organizations who have ties with drugs, prostitution and other criminal activities. Also both animes have their share of blood and some ecchi moments. 
report Recommended by Steven15ify
Character driven series that are full of interesting characters and mystery. With their fare share of fights. The main cast in both series hold mysterious pasts that led them to be together and are key elements of the plot. There is a chill and mello vibe that is felt in the portrayal of both series and they both have awesome music that really adds to the viewing experience.  
report Recommended by retii
I couldn't help but compare the whole "Twilight vs Non-Twilight" aspect of Gangsta. to the "Coordinator vs Natural" aspect of Gundam SEED. Both series also feature great visuals. 
report Recommended by RoarkTenjouin
As the story develops it is similar to Gangsta a bit supernatural, yakuza, friends and their life after being pulled in shady kind of life :)  
report Recommended by LCFaraven666
The same underworld theme where gangs rule and action is involve. But, while IWGP were good gangsters in Gangsta, the MC's involve were merely dogs to the big gangs.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
Though on the one hand, both these series have different atmospheres and settings they they share quite a bit in structure and plot. Both have factions warring against each other. They have people who are incredible powers to fight pitched battles. The two shows have lots of side characters with drawn out back stories that are played out in both stories.  
report Recommended by reluctantbeeswax
Set in European places with a focus on the underground world where crime, cops, poverty, corruption, blood and battles are prolific and part of daily life. The tough lives of the inhabitants of the "underworld", where organized crime reigns supreme, is portrayed without holding back. Both series hold dark and mysterious pasts that are pivotal to the development of the plot. They are both series that are for a mature audience with very dark, heavy and serious topics.  
report Recommended by retii
Bungou's 2nd season and Gangsta both focus on gang wars which center around multiple gangs trying to be the strongest  
report Recommended by Short_Circut
The are lots of elements of the following: -There are many action scenes -The main characters has many symptoms like abilities and modes. -The main characters are the sword fighters. -Lots of drama scenes -Lots of guns and melee weapons -Killing and arrested all the criminals and gangs -Lots of climax parts 
report Recommended by KurtDexter
Both are gritty anime about the underbelly of society. Both feature extremely likable and charismatic characters doing not so likable or nice things.  
report Recommended by chipi1016
Both female protagonists suffer from amnesia due to circumstance and end up in unfamiliar worlds. While highlighting dark themes both shows in fact prioritise character relationships as opposed to senseless gore.  
report Recommended by FinnDevitt
They show the plot in a very mature way like you can find in real life, also both contain guns and street fights. 
report Recommended by ismaarino
let's see gangs check, violence oh yes, with two polar opposite mc's check. the differennces are mc in tokyo revengers is a lost cause with no hope at a lame job and time travel which is used as a tool, gangs whole lot of them ,in gangsta gangs ofcourse, nicolas is somewhat of a wild guy with i forgot his name smoking one as other mc with no aim somewhat like takemitchi although he's getting beaten often mikey is the leader of the gang the other mc. ignore the time travel  read more 
report Recommended by misthistoric
Both series develop in a seemed environment, characters gangsters or "bandits", battles between bands. Drugs, prostitution, corruption, etc. 
report Recommended by FelipeSL
-Both series involve in gang warfare -Both have a similar plot and atmosphere -Both protagonists (Yatogami Kuroh and Nicolas Brown) use a katana as their signature weapon -Both have a strange girl (Neko and Alex Benedetto) as their sidekick -The difference is that K Project is more on superpowers, while Gangsta is much more violent, bloody, and realistic.  
report Recommended by Markdoka
Violence, blood and battles, brutality and unfortunate circumstances are prevalent in both series. Both portraying the "ugly" side of humanity and the struggles of life. The way the main cast live their lives in both series is similar and how they both center around a trio consisting of two men and a woman. Both are very well paced and consist of interesting characters. 
report Recommended by retii
The whole feel of both animes are similar. The colors, character designs, and minimal dialogue.  
report Recommended by Mily490
Both anime have anti-heroic main characters, who work as guns for hire and take all kinds of jobs. Both explore similar themes, such as crime, violence, sex etc. They are both quite stylish and action-packed, and have an overall similar vibe. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both series are Action and Supernatural. Both series includes gang fights. 
report Recommended by HatMadder
The first thing I thought watching Gangsta is that there are so many parallels to Saiyuki! First off, the bromance and strong feelings that Worrick and Nico have are similar to how the main protagonists relate to each other. The piano music and sad themes that weave into Gangsta is VERY similar to Saiyuki's approach as well. Honestly, even though both stories are different, its interesting to see a badass Goku vibe coming from Nico when he gets into one of his fighting moods too! I would 100% recommend Saiyuki as an candidate for post-Gangsta anime. Yes, the theme of the show and characters are  read more 
report Recommended by Chikkii
They had the same course of action and the same vibe except this anime have a slow paced and a little bit bizarreness. 
report Recommended by Titon