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


Score: 7.521 (scored by 1145511,455 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3314
Members: 42,140
Favorites: 232

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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

Tachi, Hiroshi

Mccartney, Dave

Senda, Mitsuo

Krugman, Eva

Tanaka, Atsuko


Wakamoto, Norio

Campos, Jose

Yara, Yuusaku


Fukami, Rica


Okamoto, Maya


Oota, Tetsuharu

Coleman, Ted

Kuroda, Takaya


Kayumi, Iemasa


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


Opening Theme

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

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)


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 ...
Dec 26, 2014
Mixed Feelings
An action show that takes itself too seriously. It’s so bad it’s good.


Golgo 13 is a rare show I will stop thinking for. To take it seriously would be a mistake. It’s not how you watch it. It’s a show that’s so bad that it’s good. There’s a campiness I don’t see in other shows. To describe Golgo 13: it’s a Japanese person’s interpretation of American action movies. The plots all involve fresh, exciting ideas like the mafia, the CIA, the military, assassins, politicians, beautiful women, exotic places. It’s the James Bond of anime.

The main character is Golgo 13. His real name is Duke Togo. ...
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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