Ikebukuro West Gate Park

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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)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, MysteryMystery
Theme: DelinquentsDelinquents
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.871 (scored by 3774337,743 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #48232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1837
Members: 121,327
Favorites: 367

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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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Opening Theme

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

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)

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Mar 31, 2023
Sometimes you don't have to check review or rates to dig into something , and this anime provide the right example about a good show with low rate , I know everyone has a taste but let's be honest sometimes animes aren't just for fun sometimes can be for relaxing and chilling and this one really made relax it's enjoyable it's interesting and perhaps the story not that deep but it has really good moments , the anime can be a god damn emotions sometimes

if you looking for some action or shounen bullshit this anime definitely not for you and I'm not gonna suggest ...
Dec 29, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I was thinking whether i should watch this or not in the end i gave it a go. First of all the synopsis for this series isnt quite reflected on the episodes. Only 4 or 5 episodes are about the struggle between the local gangs the other are about the so called middle man Makoto doing choirs for local residents or immigrants. There is not the drama implied in the description. Also action is limited and the episodes arent well connected with each other. In the end the anime isnt horrible but dont have high expectations for it. It could have been much much better.
Dec 25, 2020
I am a fan of the Ikebukuro west gate park, the live series. It was amazing. Characters with actual personality, a very realistic approach to a social problem Japan used to have (the colour gangs), mental issues, illegal immigration, drugs, prostitution, relationships, hikikomori... All of those issues were very present in the series. I was so excited about it becoming an anime that I rewatched it for like the fifth time.
Turns out, I was excited for nothing. I can tell they were trying to adapt the series to the modern times and that's fine... But whoever wrote the script seems to have very little real ...

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I've heard the drama is a better adapatation of the novel. Are there any viewers of it out here ?
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