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Gungrave

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Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel were best friends who lived by the law of the street, until one day they picked a fight with the wrong people and their life of freedom was suddenly taken away. With no one to turn to and nowhere to run, the choice to join Millenion, the city's most powerful syndicate, seemed like an offer they couldn't refuse. Now, amidst heartache, tragedy, and utmost betrayal, Brandon must take up the gun and help Harry climb the ranks of Millenion to succeed, in order to protect the people he loves, even if it means killing countless others in the process.

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Name Role
Masanori SHINO Character Design
Toshiyuki TSURU Director
Tsuneo IMAHORI Music
Shigeru KITAYAMA Producer
Hideki GOTO Producer
Masao MOROSAWA Producer
Toru KUBO Producer

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Official Editorial Reviews

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Gungrave vivafruit 7.5/10 Apr 12, 2007
Gungrave sothis 10/10 Aug 6, 2005

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Gungrave ParaParaJMo 9/10 Mar 13, 2014
Gungrave PhdInCartoons 7.8/10 Feb 28, 2013
Gungrave StevenSAKUJO 2.5/10 Jul 21, 2012
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Devil May Cry

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Dante works as a demon hunter for the office of Devil May Cry, and as he is always in debt he doesn't have the luxury to turn down jobs as long as they pay well. His latest assignment is to be a bodyguard for the young Patty Lowe while she receives her inheritance. During the mission he was able to defeat the demons that got in his way and deliver Patty safely, but upon completion of the mission Dante discovers that Patty will be staying with him – indefinitely! Now, Dante must not only hunt demons and coexist peacefully with other hunters, but also handle the responsibility of taking care of a little girl!

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k1r1h1t0k1r1

Both Gungrave and Devil May Cry are a very similar style, with similar styles of writing, direction, and animation.  Similar themes run through both, along with similar characterizations and design.  Fans of one series will doubtless also enjoy the other.

Annalyn

First of all, Gungrave has much more depth and story than Devil May Cry, which focuses almost entirely on the action. However, they have a similar style of animation, guns, and truly cool main characters. If you finish Devil May Cry and are looking for anime with a similar feel and action, you'll probably like Gungrave. Gungrave fans looking for more action will certainly find it in Devil May Cry. Just be prepared for less plot.

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Dogs: Bullets & Carnage

Dogs: Bullets & Carnage
  • OVA (4 eps x 15 min)
  • 2009

In a city laced with crime, four individuals face their own personal trials. Mihai, a middle-aged hitman, seeks closure with an old student; Badou the information dealer learns a little too much; Naoto, an orphaned girl, lives for revenge against her parents' killer; and Heine, the result of underground genetic experiments, hopes to save another like him. Each must find the strength to overcome their dilemma and continue to live in this tough world...

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DeathCrunch

Although GunGrave is far longer and deeper (at the moment) the series hold common elements in gang warefare, loyalty and betrayal.

The diffrence comes in the latter half of GunGrave being somewhat sci-fi infected and Dog's being more comedy centered at some points.

Though the first OVA of Dogs might as well be a direct rip it's so similar.

NimirRa

Though not necessarily equal in quality (though both shows are good), these two share the similar themes of loyalty and betrayal; people with dark pasts in rough situations and the ways they chose to overcome their plights.

Monster

Monster

Dr Kenzo Tenma is a genius surgeon working in post-Cold War Germany who has a bright future ahead of him. He is admired by his colleagues, loved by his patients, and due to marry his boss' daughter, the beautiful Eva Heinemann. One day, when two patients in desperate need of emergency surgery are wheeled into his hospital, Tenma faces a terrible choice of saving the orphaned boy who came first or the mayor of Düsseldorf, whose recovery would raise the hospital's profile and boost his own career. Against the demands of his superior, Tenma does what he believes is right and saves the child. However, his decision not only damages his prospects, but unleashes a chain of events so horrific that it might have come from the depths of his worst nightmares. Laden with guilt, Tenma begins a journey across Germany in search of a formidable young man who will challenge his morals, his love for life, and his very sanity.

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Releashi

If you enjoyed Gungrave’s portrayal of the, often, complex and difficult relationships between the characters on the shadowy side of society as well as the action and suspense Monster ticks all these boxes. Monster has a subtle exploration of the characters choices and development that feels epic in depth and scope and although more sporadic it also has a good share of action and suspense.

badazz5001

BOuth series have a simmiler tone and fell to them. bouth sereis also have charecters who had  slightley normal lives untill somone desttroyed them and bout ask very complex morel question and have very simmiler animation as well as thems of memory and past and redemption

Sanctuary

Sanctuary
  • Movie (1 ep x 70 min)
  • 1996

Two Japanese survivors of the Khmer Rouge massacres in Cambodia vow to find a sanctuary, even if they have to build it themselves. Returning to Japan, they take seemingly opposite paths: one becomes a politician, the other a gangster. As Asami and Hojo work through the linked worlds of politics and crime in modern Japan, they don't hesitate to do anything necessary to secure their own positions and stay true to their vow. Loyal to no one else, they find their friendship increasingly tested as they rise in their chosen fields.

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LinkSword

These two anime are very similar. Both portray the story of two life-long friends who support each other and buld their own futures with the underworld of yakuza/gangsters as their base to begin from, and using whatever underhanded tactics are needed to go up in the scale. The only difference on this premise is that, in Sanctuary, one of the two moves on the world of politics, but through the path of corruption nonetheless.

Watch Gungrave for a superior, longer and more fulfilling version of this same idea, but if you're already a fan of Gungrave I think you'd enjoy this hour-long yakuza flick.

Lorgan

Sanctuary is a simple, yet intriguing mafia story. Like in Gungrave, a certain friendship is fundamental to the plot. Both anime is worth watching enteries to the world of yakuza.

Strait Jacket

Strait Jacket

In a world of science, sorcery is rediscovered and rapidly adopted in all areas of industry – but at a high price: an invisible pollution is spreading out across the world. Those who do not take proper precautions become infected, lose their sanity, and become demons. The Sorcery Administration Bureau, along with their Tactical Sorcerers, monitor magic uses and respond to any demonic outbreaks that occur. In this world, Ray Otto is a rogue tactical sorcerer who hunts down demons with reckless abandon. Given that he always gets the job done, the administration generally lets his activities slide. Together with the mysterious girl Kapel Theta, Ray risks his life and humanity to destroy demonkind... when the price is right.

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badazz5001

BOuth anime have a lot to do with thems of couroption and betrayel. Also bouth have a very simmiler animation style. BOuth have simmiler charecter disgins and mounstierss. Action scens in bouth are very simmiler as well. so if you like gun grave you will like straigh jacket and likewise.

DeathCrunch

The character setup is near identical and anyone who's seen both will instantly recognise similar points.

The melancholic monster killer, who's powers are awakened in the container on the back of their HQ on wheels but only with the help of the young girl who's tragic past is linked to the past wrongs of the hero.