Golgo 13 (TV)


Golgo 13

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ゴルゴ13
English: Golgo 13
French: Golgo 13
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Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 2008 to Mar 28, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:23 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, SuspenseSuspense
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.521 (scored by 1156611,566 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17472
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3362
Members: 42,608
Favorites: 229

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Synopsis

Golgo 13 is not his real name. Then again, neither is Duke Togo, Tadashi Togo, or any number of the aliases he goes by. A man of mystery, not even the world’s most prominent intelligence agencies can determine who Golgo really is, or just where he came from. But all agree that his skills are nothing short of legendary.

Armed with a custom M16, Golgo is willing to take any job for any agency, from the FBI to the KGB. He has completed every contract he has ever taken and will work for anyone who can meet his price. He is both the greatest weapon and the greatest threat to any nation; no one is safe once they are in Golgo’s sights.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Togo, Duke

Main
Tachi, Hiroshi
Japanese

Mccartney, Dave

Supporting
Senda, Mitsuo
Japanese

Brigitta

Supporting
Fukami, Rica
Japanese

Krugman, Eva

Supporting
Tanaka, Atsuko
Japanese

Sheriff

Supporting
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese

Campos, Jose

Supporting
Yara, Yuusaku
Japanese

Nikolavitch, Ledell

Supporting
Utsumi, Kenji
Japanese

Kaiser

Supporting
Kayumi, Iemasa
Japanese

Charlie

Supporting
Oota, Tetsuharu
Japanese

AX-3

Supporting
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Japanese

Staff

Yamamoto, Mataichirou
Producer
Ooga, Shunji
Director, Episode Director, Chief Animation Director
Koyama, Satoru
Sound Director
Suzuki, Kenichi
Episode Director


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Opening Theme

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1: "Take the Wave" by Naifu (eps 1-25)
2: "So Faraway" by Pinc Inc. (eps 26-50)
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Ending Theme

1: "Glass Highway (ガラスのハイウェイ)" by Doa  (eps 1-12)
2: "Yume no Hitotsu (夢のひとつ)" by Garnet Crow (eps 13-25)
3: "Sono Hohoemi yo Eien ni (その笑顔よ 永遠に)" by Kitahara Aiko (eps 26-38)
4: "Mou Kimi wo Hitori ni Sasenai (もう君をひとりにさせない)" by Yuuka Saegusa (eps 39-50)




Reviews

Jul 18, 2008
As I finally came across the entire subtitled series, it is time to update the review I posted quite some time ago.

To start with, this is an anime that gives off an oldschool-ish feeling and that is to be expected, since the manga started publishing about 40 years ago. The drawing style clearly shows it: all characters have very serious and rough faces, showing each and every wrinkle. The scenery is quite good. Even though it might lack detail, it clearly isn't the type you would shove off as a picture-based-and-streched-over-the-horizon background.

There are no major problems with the sound either. At first it might ...
May 23, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Really crappy, unrealistic, and lame show. It was my guilt watch that I saw while doing other stuff. The character of Golgo is straight up from a 6 year old's imagination of badass. He is a Mary Sue who can never fail and often uses stupid reasons.

The series is so bad that it's good. Other than that, I can't fathom how someone with an IQ of even double digits would genuinely like it.

This is enough of a review, I don't know why MAL would want an unnecessary longer and convoluted review when a short passage can adequately describe and critique a show. So I'll ...
Oct 6, 2018
Golgo 13 is THE PROFESSIONAL at seinen-flavored, satirical camp; much like Kazuo Koike’s Wounded Man and Crying Freeman. An extreme portrayal of masculinity that is meant to revel in as it unveils its strange sincerity. Whether he’s in the bedroom with a woman or sniping an enemy, Golgo’s mask of an expression is stuck in a frozen ennui of eternal botox. This series probably wouldn’t have received any sort of cult following if it hadn’t been for Golgo’s face!

• Golgo is similar to Daisuke Jigen from Lupin III, in the way that he’s the best hitman who ever lived and whatnot―while Jigen is praised as the ...

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