Ikebukuro West Gate Park

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English: Ikebukuro West Gate Park
Synonyms: IWGP
Japanese: 池袋ウエストゲートパーク


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: MysteryMystery, DramaDrama
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.851 (scored by 2334623,346 users)
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Ranked: #43262
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Popularity: #1774
Members: 83,871
Favorites: 226

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Crime-ridden Ikebukuro is a haven for violent gangs, the Yakuza, and home to Makoto Majima. To protect his friends, this charismatic troubleshooter mediates disputes among the warring factions—even fixing problems the police can't.

But when a rising tide of violence results in Makoto losing a loved one, can he ride out the storm, or will he drown in all the spilled blood that floods his streets?

(Source: Funimation)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Koshida, Tomoaki
Tsuchiya, Masaki
Sound Director
Kawagoe, Kazuki
Episode Director
The Pinballs
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

#1: "after song" by INNOSENT in FORMAL (eps 1-3, 5-6, 9, 11-12)
#2: "Omou mama (思うまま)" by INNOSENT in FORMAL (eps 4, 8, 10)
#3: "Boukyoku no Sora (25th Anniversary Ver.) (忘却の空(25th Anniversary Ver.))" by Kiyoharu (清春) (ep 7)

Dec 22, 2020
DannyTheDonkey (All reviews)
For a studio that is well-known for handling many many anime featuring lots of cute girl, Ikebukuro West Gate Park (IWGP hereafter) is certainly a surprising line-up for studio Doga Kobo and for that reason alone I think it was interesting to keep an eye for this series. Whether or not it’s your cup of tea — whether or not you enjoy 24 minutes of angst every week — there’s one thing going for this anime: it wants to dream a little bigger. The bottom line here isn’t about money nor is it about broad appeal. This isn’t a show engineered from the ground up read more
Dec 22, 2020
Watame (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

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