• TV-MA
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (3,350)

GANGSTA., a stylish and gritty anime from 2015, follows the daily lives of two "Handymen" - Worick Arcangelo and Nicolas Brown - who take on various jobs in the gang-ridden city of Ergastulum. The show is produced by Manglobe and licensed by FUNimation Entertainment, and features a talented voice cast including Mamiko Noto, Felecia Angelle, and Jun'ichi Suwabe.

Set in a fictional city where organized crime and corruption are the norm, GANGSTA. explores the lives of its two protagonists, who are far from ordinary. Worick is a charming and street-savvy womanizer who often spends his nights with clients from the red light district, while Nicolas is a deaf and mute fighter with superhuman strength, endurance, and agility. Together, they form a unique and deadly team that accepts jobs from both the mafia and the police - as long as the pay is good.

Despite the dangerous nature of their work, Worick and Nicolas are not your typical antiheroes. They have a complex relationship with the gangs they work for, and their pasts are shrouded in mystery. As the story progresses, we learn more about their troubled histories and the dark secrets that haunt them.

Alongside the two protagonists, GANGSTA. features an extensive cast of colorful characters, each with their own motivations and agendas. We meet Alex Benedetto, a former prostitute who works for Worick and struggles to come to terms with her own traumatic past. There's also Chad Adkins, a veteran police officer who clashes with the "Handymen" but ultimately finds himself drawn to their unconventional methods.

In addition to its compelling characters, GANGSTA. is known for its unique animation style and gripping action scenes. Despite its relatively short run of 12 episodes, the show manages to pack in plenty of intense fights and visually stunning set pieces that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

However, what sets GANGSTA. apart from other action anime is its exploration of complex themes such as prejudice, discrimination, and mental illness. The show tackles these issues head-on, without shying away from their darker and more painful aspects. We see the characters struggle with the consequences of their actions, and are often forced to confront the harsh realities of the world they live in.

Overall, GANGSTA. is a must-watch anime for fans of action, drama, and character-driven storytelling. It manages to balance thrilling fight scenes with poignant character moments, and its exploration of complex themes adds depth and nuance to the story. Whether you're a long-time anime fan or new to the genre, this stylish and gritty series is sure to leave a lasting impression.

GANGSTA. is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on July 5, 2015.

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Odds and Ends
12. Odds and Ends
September 27, 2015
With Galahad at the Paulklee Colony, the Cristiano Family looks to Nicolas to protect Loretta. Joel confronts Marco about Constance's disappearance. Worick has suspicions about Ivan.
11. Absence
September 20, 2015
Delico and Yang go out looking for Erica. Sig, Colt, and Emilio attack the Paulklee Guild, setting off bombs whose smoke robs the Twilights of their sensory advantages. Loretta leaves her hiding place at the Handymen's office.
Land of Confusion
10. Land of Confusion
September 13, 2015
While Nicolas is again treated for his injuries, Alex discovers how important Dr. Theo is to the city's Twilights. Cody learns why the Handymen are independent. A lone woman is seen entering the Abandoned District, leading to the Paulklee Colony.
9. Siblings
August 30, 2015
A few of the Twilights inside the night club suddenly pull knives and start attacking those around them, forcing Marco and Galahad to take action. Mikhail joins the fray, collecting dogtags, as Worick begins connecting the dots.
Evening Dress
8. Evening Dress
August 23, 2015
When three more Twilight bodies are found, all signs point to an anti-Twilight campaign being carried out. The Handymen are hired to repair Constance's gun shop, and Alex discovers that she has some important memories missing.
7. Birth
August 16, 2015
Worick has a nightmare, flashing back to when he found out that Nicolas was a Twilight. Doug returns to the Guild, disappointed that Nicolas wasn't who he thought he was. The Four Fathers meet to discuss the slain Twilights.
6. Thorn
August 9, 2015
Monroe makes arrangements to bury the men lost in the previous day's shootout. Corsica works to tie up any loose ends that can lead back to him. Nina tends to Nicolas' injuries as Worick pieces together the threat to the city's balance of power.
5. Sanctions
August 2, 2015
The Paulklee Guild learns that Doug, one of their Twilights, has taken a job without their knowledge that would violate the Three Laws. Worick and Nicolas have their hands full trying to protect Monroe.
4. Nonconformist
July 22, 2015
After a massive body dump is discovered, Chad must take Worick and Nicolas in for questioning. Daniel Monroe enlists the aid of the Handymen during a gun battle. Worick recalls the first time he and Nicolas met.
3. Ergastulum
July 15, 2015
When Worick has to make himself available for his primary occupation, Alex accompanies Nicolas as he makes deliveries around Ergastulum. Joel offers Alex some advice about staying with the Handymen.
2. Hundemarken
July 9, 2015
Nina, Dr. Theo's young nurse, shows up to deliver some medicine to Nicolas, and to ask for the Handymen's help in dealing with a Tag who is threatening their clinic. Alex learns more about the dogtags that Nicolas wears.
Naughty Boys
1. Naughty Boys
July 5, 2015
In the city of Ergastulum, which is run by four crime families, a pair of "Handymen" provide a service doing dirty jobs for anyone who calls and hires them. A fifth power tries to gain a foothold within the city.
Where to Watch GANGSTA.
GANGSTA. is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch GANGSTA. on demand at Hulu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 5, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (3,350)