Gungrave (2003) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
This is an anime that starts off real hot. The first episode is like a glimpse into the future of the protagonist. It starts off with some creatures that look like zombies running after or rather hunting a truck. It’s snowing when the chase ends in the middle of a bridge. The zombies close in on the truck. Just then, our main character emerges guns blazing shooting anything and everything in sight, a simply great opener.
The rest of this mini-series tells the story of what preceded before this mind blowing first episode. In the next majority it tells the how the main character was in the local gangs and then joins mob and becomes their enforcer. Then a villain comes out of jail and along with his partner in crime head up destruction against Brandon Heat, the main character. Brandon ultimately sells his soul in order to protect the ones he loves. GunGrave has a great story but personally a little boring during the beginning mob scenes for me mainly because I am not into mobster movies.
26 episodes in all
Gungrave follows the story of best friends Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell as they join and rise in the ranks of Big Daddy's Millenion crime syndicate. The story begins in the future revealing Brandon Heat has become a creature now known as Beyond The Grave killing monsters with two very large guns and wicked looking machine gun on his back and that Harry MacDowell is now the Boss of Mellinion and has become a cruel leader who has earned himself the nickname Bloody Harry. The story strafes between the past and the future to reveal why Brandon has become a non-talking monster killer and the series of events that caused Harry to become so evil.
About Gungrave (2003)
Starring: Inoue Kikuko, Kawakami Tomoko, Koyasu Takehito, Otomo Ryuuzaburou, Seki Tomokazu, Kayumi Iemasa
Runtime: 127 minutes
Director: Toshiyuki Tsuru