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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 1140511,405 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #60292
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3408
Members: 41,482
Favorites: 181


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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)


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 ...
Jan 13, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Damn. Definitely had me sitting at the edge of my couch in silence for a long while after I finished it.

This is an anime I came across by chance, by digging deep. I mean DEEP. I've never heard a soul talk about it, nor can you hardly find anything about it online, which is crazy to me. I'm in multiple anime related fb groups with millions of followers and not ONCE was this anime ever posted about (that's wild, cuz they have EVERYTHING). So its definitely a hidden gem.

I'm pretty critical when it comes to what I watch, I'll judge every little thing and I've ...
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 ...

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