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Japanese: ギルガメッシュ
English: Gilgamesh
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2003 to Mar 18, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Kansai Telecasting
Licensors: ADV Films
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.611 (scored by 1179911,799 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #61952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3452
Members: 42,416
Favorites: 185


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Episodes: /26


In an attempt to gather information on immortality, scientists from around the world have assembled to study "Heaven's Gate"—the tomb turned laboratory of the mythical king Gilgamesh. But soon enough, the research is deemed unethical and all planned work comes to a halt. However, a group of terrorists pay this no thought and storm into Heaven's Gate, ultimately causing an explosion that leads to the collapse of the advanced information civilization.

Many years after the incident, the siblings Tatsuya and Kiyoko Madoka are on the run from thugs. Yet this seems to be the least of their worries as they find themselves in the midst of a war between two powerful cryptic factions. With both groups claiming to fight for the betterment of society, Tatsuya and Kiyoko will have to find a way to decide who to trust.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Omuro, Fuko

Kobayashi, Sanae

Madoka, Terumichi

Namikawa, Daisuke

Yuki, Reiko

Araki, Kae

Kazmatsuri, Hayato

Fujiwara, Keiji


Mito, Takashi


Kawando, Kenjirou
Takahata, Yuuichirou
Assistant Producer
Murata, Masahiko
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Crazy 4U" by Kumi Kouda

Ending Theme

1: "Wasuremono no Mori" by Yuko Ando (eps 2-25)
2: "Shall We Gather At the River?" composed by Robert Lowry (ep 26)


Feb 16, 2024
I want to give this an 8, but I can only justify a 7. Was this completely genius? Absolute nonsense? All of the above? One thing is for sure, it was intellectually fascinating. I just know there are deeper themes and symbolism here that I'm not fully understanding which would help me appreciate it more. The last three or four episodes wrap things up in rather messy fashion, leaving us with a fairly disappointing conclusion that falls flat. I've read the Epic of Gilgamesh before and I don't recall anything in it that matches up to what we get here, except perhaps a very ...
Nov 12, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I can't tell you whether I love this show or hate it. I can't tell you whether it's a brilliant burst of creativity that overcomes a miniscule budget with maniacal glee towards a story nobody else would touch without cleaning up the rough edges, or a cruel and nihilistic attempt at scoring points with the pretentious crowd, name-dropping titles like "The Sheltering Sky" along the way to let them know they're buds. Did I watch an anime that is a wild ride that shows what really happens when people play God, or pointless drivel that punches down on scientists who already have enough problems being ...
Jun 4, 2015
There are a tonne of factors to what kind of anime they like, or how much someone enjoys an anime and why they like it. For some people it’s the story, a lot of people enjoy anime for its artistic (visual specifically) merits. How the characters interact, what kind of characters they are and what kind of adventures they have. Some people enjoy their anime with an air of mystery and complexity, something a little darker, edgier, something that makes you think or something that makes you feel.

Gilgamesh contains absolutely none of this. In a sense it’s good at catching you by surprise in that ...

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