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Poll: Gungrave Episode 4 Discussion

Apr 10, 2009 6:59 PM
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To be honest, it's getting far better than I expected. Whoever directed the first episode should be fired, though...
Sep 1, 2009 7:16 AM

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The first episode shall have show some hint about this plot.
Anyway, this episode is better than the previous one. A lucky timing made them meet. Sometimes, having a Mafia walking around can save you. :D
Aug 10, 2010 9:28 AM

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Good episode. Harry is so blatantly set up for a massive fall though.
Nov 7, 2010 1:45 PM

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Good episode , nice atmosphere.I think i will enjoy the entire anime.
Jan 14, 2011 6:08 PM
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Ya, Harry is the typical: "MORE POWER-MORE POWER-MORE POWER" guy. Poor Brandon. Well there are some hints on both opening and ending, that it was not only going to be a "kill the monster" anime. Anyway that is the proof that one should give an anime a chance, and not stop watching it after just one episode. ^o^
Jan 7, 2013 10:34 PM

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Tbh, that analogy of the invisible power was spot on. Anyways, hope they find Maria soon, especially for Brandon.
Jan 31, 2013 3:12 PM

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Harry is a prick. We was going to sell out his friendship with Brandon just for a spot in the mafia.

Dec 21, 2013 8:51 PM

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With just coming from Trigun this show doesn't really compare to the quality that show has, we're 4 episodes in and it's not even close to getting good!
Mar 26, 2014 2:36 PM
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Continues to be excellent, really enjoying this show. As expected of Yasuhiro Nightow.
Jan 4, 2015 9:02 AM

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Was there a some sort of mix up or why did the mafia boss say to Harry that "you told me your enemy was the biggest guy in town" when Harry didn't actually say anything of that sort.

Kinda distracting.
Apr 18, 2015 10:03 PM

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Very bland episode, the part where the Mafioso comes in and scares those dudes was cool but other then that nothing else really grabbed my attention.
Oct 5, 2015 2:21 AM

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After this episode I have a feeling that Harry will do everything for the power, using Brandon in all the ways is one of them, we all know that Brandon just joined because of Maria...
Oct 11, 2015 4:30 AM

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Wouldn't be surprised if the whole reason Brandon got into fights was because he followed Harry around all the time. That fella is trouble waiting to happen.
Sep 11, 2016 6:38 AM

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nice being saved by mafia lol those brats

Mar 23, 2017 5:27 PM

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Okay episode.. saved by Millennion..
Jul 13, 2017 6:08 AM

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So now they joined the big boys.
Sep 3, 2017 10:43 PM

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The characters expressions and animations, normally the small ones like swinging a bag around, all look really robotic and unnatural. Luckily I don't mind, I'm not an art or animation guy, but it's very noticeable.

That moment where Randy told Descartes boys off was really well done, and I find the way the mafia talks around Maria highly amusing. Words like business, president, negotiate, or how Daddy/Asagi got one of his men to put his gun down. The other little detail I loved was the makeshift gravestones Brandon and Harry made with rocks and a hat on one. Cute, and sad, we'll never forget you guys, or at least Brandon and Harry won't.

I find ED themes are really important weirdly enough, more so than openings, Berserk for instance has my favorite ED ever and I feel it really supports the atmosphere of every episode, creating a sound that resonanates with what's going on and promotes thought of what just happened. This ED is the same way for me, just in a different way, after an awesome episode it ends with super awesome music, leaves me to think about the episode in the right state of mind, keeps the flow going and gets me excited for the next. Really keeps the fire going from start to finish. I think the OP does it's job as well, perhaps a little less due to some kinda boring visuals.

I'm still somewhat glad I skipped episode 1 like everyone says to, everyone seems to really hate it. Episode 2 was my favorite so far, the others have been enjoyable but none came close to how good it was. Again, the Randy vs Descartes squad scene rivaled it, but not really the others.
I wonder if Descartes is actually inspired anyway by Rene Descartes, cogito ergo sum and all. From how he's appeared so far I would doubt it.
Nov 4, 2017 1:33 PM

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This is getting pretty tiring, hopefully we'll get back to the present day before I decide to drop it.
"At some point, I stopped hoping."
Feb 12, 2018 11:04 AM
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Since the 2nd episode this show has steadily been improving. I like the direction this story is going and the music is simply awesome.
Mar 20, 2018 6:50 AM
Hitagi's Pet

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I'm baffled at reading some of the comments about this show. This show is carefully setting up the prices to what we know is building up to happen (there's even been some important clues in episodes past about stuff that's going to happen). But it seems half of the people watching want instant gratification. Very noticeable when you see their favorites.
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Apr 18, 2018 5:17 PM

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What a good mafia guy. 'Listen to your parents. Live an honest life.'