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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: 6.621 (scored by 1116311,163 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #57482
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3285
Members: 39,864
Favorites: 177


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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


Takahata, Yuuichirou
Assistant Producer
Murata, Masahiko
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Tokoro, Tomokazu
Episode Director, Storyboard


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)

Apr 22, 2008
I can safely say that this is one of the more origianl series that I've had the fortune of seeing. Edgy, dark, and tantilizingly mysterious this series will grip your mind and emotions and squeeze them violently before letting them go. That being said, this is definetly more of an "accquired tase."


The plot synposis does not in the least do this anime justice. I get the impression that most people who just look at the plot summary provided here will perceive the anime as being something radically different from what it actually is, not to mention it really over-simplifies matters. Let me say that the ...
Jun 17, 2015
Last review is very old so... for me? One from best anime i've watched - it was like 4/5 times a watched Gilgamesh - like 4 times few years ago, close to 2007 in TV when i was little bit young - and i watched it some time ago again and it still is so goood to watch.

Characters are really cool, the good ones and the bad ones - all of them seems really enjoyable to watch - the dark in whole anime with amazing soundtrack (and the piano one
Oct 25, 2007
This is probably one of the best shows that no one has seen, yes it can be slow, it's dark and it can be dreary.

But to me it was one of the best shows I ever saw. Obviously this is not going to be everyone's cup of tea. First of all this show should definitely be watched in English, the English dub is phenomenal, more specifically the show's dub is generally made better by the addition of Alice Fulks playing the Countess, there was nobody who in my opinion could have played this role, she is a very confusing woman and I think that Alice ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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