Ikebukuro West Gate Park

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: IWGP
Japanese: 池袋ウエストゲートパーク
English: Ikebukuro West Gate Park
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2020 to Dec 22, 2020
Premiered: Fall 2020
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 21:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, MysteryMystery
Theme: DelinquentsDelinquents
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.871 (scored by 3203832,038 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #44712
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1722
Members: 101,983
Favorites: 313

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Synopsis

Ikebukuro is home to many different businesses and gangs. This includes Makoto Majima: the infamous "troubleshooter" who mediates between warring factions. Makoto knows all of the ins and outs of the bustling Tokyo district and strives to maintain peace alongside the G-Boys, who assist Makoto in his troubleshooting endeavors. Led by the charismatic and ruthless Takashi Andou, the G-Boys is the most influential gang in all of Ikebukuro.

However, when the new faction "Red Angels" begins to move in on the G-Boys' turf, immediate tensions rise between them. With numerous enemies scattered around and within the G-Boys, navigating through the streets becomes more difficult for Makoto. While continuing to troubleshoot problems, he slowly unravels a plot that may trigger an all-out war and threaten the entirety of Ikebukuro.

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Staff

Koshida, Tomoaki
Director
Tsuchiya, Masaki
Sound Director
Kawagoe, Kazuki
Episode Director
Itou, Ryouta
Storyboard


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"Needle Knot (ニードルノット)" by THE PINBALLS
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Ending Theme

1: "after song" by INNOSENT in FORMAL
2: "Omou mama (思うまま)" by INNOSENT in FORMAL
3: "Boukyoku no Sora (忘却の空)" by Kiyoharu (清春)



Dec 22, 2020
NotCat (All reviews)
‘Cringe’ is the best possible description for this anime.

I do not know, I was really hyped for Ikebukuro West Gate Park. After all, Ikebukuro West Gate Park is an anime, where young men, living in Ikebukuro are supposed to right the wrongs that proper authorities cannot. Where law is helpless, a gang called ‘G-Boys’ is there to save the day. An anime about the ugly side of Japan, this is going to be one of the best anime of this season, or not?

Yet, this is just cringe. Although, I hate this word, this is the best description for the anime. While I did read more
Dec 22, 2020
slavemaster_1991 (All reviews)
Tell me, what did you expect after reading synopsis? I expected a criminal drama, where our mc tries his best to find out the truth while being caught between two fighting gangs. What I did not expect was to see a bunch of boy scouts instead of a gang who do such horrible gang crimes as dance performing, helping single mothers and immigrants and guarding peace in the neighborhood. If it does not sound even remotely close to crime drama - you are not the only one confused. 10 episodes out of 12 are wasted on showing how mc is a good "fixer" guy. I read more
Dec 22, 2020
KANLen09 (All reviews)
The anime that is in every sense of the word, akin to Durarara!!, yet the majority of the people make the assumption/mistake that this series was a rip-off of the former. In actual fact, this show came FIRST (debuted in 2001), and the former (debuted in 2004) was merely inspired from it (that was leaps better in every way). If you're watching this show, please take note of this pointer.

I do have a legitimate worry for people and studios trying to capitalize on decades-old source materials that were lost in time. If you remember the 2 shows that aired in Spring 2020: Yesterday wo Utatte read more
Dec 27, 2020
Conan3dogawa (All reviews)
While the anime is about two gangs in Ikebukuro, you could be very mislead if you think that the"gangs" in the anime are gangs of criminals or actual Yakuza. The term gang definitely has a negative connotation, but in this series a gang is merely a group of people, that protect each other and can be hired for certain services. It actually shows that a gang can also be a good thing. Even though the gangs in the series become agressive very quickly, which is definitely a flaw that they still have, their main intentions are to make their district a better place and provide read more

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