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Gilgamesh


Alternative Titles

English: Gilgamesh
Japanese: ギルガメッシュ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 2, 2003 to Mar 18, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: ADV Films
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.801 (scored by 7,393 users)
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Ranked: #41062
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Popularity: #1812
Members: 25,255
Favorites: 132
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

The half-divine King of Uruk, Gilgamesh, was considered but a paltry legend... until his majestic tomb was discovered in the Middle East. This imperial crypt drew scientists from across the globe to the land, and with that came recognition of their fame. In a joint effort, they built Heaven's Gate in pursuit of advancing human knowledge.

One day, a group of terrorists driven by greed attack Heaven's Gate, causing an explosion within the facility for archaeological excavation. The resulting phenomenon had much more impact than anyone could have imagined.

More specifically, it triggered the birth of supernatural beings. In the midst of this mess, two siblings by the names of Kiyoko and Tatsuya encounter mysterious men with supernatural powers who, despite the scientific crisis around them, claim the ability to restore good to the world. Nevertheless, these seemingly heroic and all-powerful creatures act under the rule of factions. Are they here to save the world, or destroy it?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Madoka, Tatsuya
Madoka, Tatsuya
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Kageyama, Hiroko
Kageyama, Hiroko
Main
Saiga, Mitsuki
Japanese
Saiga, Mitsuki
Novem
Novem
Supporting
Shibuya, Shigeru
Japanese
Shibuya, Shigeru
Madoka, Kiyoko
Madoka, Kiyoko
Supporting
Nakamura, Chie
Japanese
Nakamura, Chie

Staff

Murata, Masahiko
Murata, Masahiko
Director
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Foster, Steven
Foster, Steven
Script, ADR Director
Kouda, Kumi
Kouda, Kumi
Theme Song Performance


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"Crazy 4U" by Kumi Koda

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




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Tsumayouji
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."

~Story~

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 read more
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JackCox
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 read more
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NeBuchan
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
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FallnKnightFakir
Oct 29, 2009
This was a horrible series, what more can I say? Well plenty, I checked this out because many anime review sites gave it overwhelmingly positive scores (I mostly check for how the ratings change on a per disc basis and Gilgamesh's scores for the most part went up from the first volume to the last). Now, I try not to let other reviews flavor my opinion of what to expect from the show, but at the very least I was expecting something actually good.

The story was just horrible, I popped in the first disc and saw the first 5 episodes and found myself with a read more
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