- 1 Season
In the world of the show Gungrave, death is not always the end. The story centers around two characters, Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell, who are members of a powerful criminal organization known as Millenion. The two become close friends and work their way up the ranks, but their ambition and loyalty to one another eventually leads them down a dark path.
The series is divided into two parts, with the first half focusing on the rise of Brandon and Harry in Millenion. The second half takes place years later, with Brandon being resurrected as a powerful undead creature known as a Gungrave. He has no memory of his past life, but is driven by a need for revenge against those who wronged him.
The show features a large cast of characters, each with their own unique abilities and personalities. Michael McConnohie voices the lead character, Brandon Heat/Gungrave, with Beau Billingslea as his best friend Harry MacDowell. Masahiko Tanaka plays the powerful crime boss Big Daddy, and Kijokava Motomu voices the mysterious Dr. Tokioka.
Kirk Thornton provides the voice for Bunji Kugashira, an enforcer for Millenion who has a deep respect for Brandon. Michiko Neya plays Mika Asagi, a childhood friend of both Brandon and Harry who becomes caught up in their criminal activities. Kari Wahlgren voices Maria Asagi, Mika's mother and the love interest of both Brandon and Harry.
Other notable voice actors in the series include Tomokazu Seki as Lee, Kikuko Inoue as Sherry Walken, and Iemasa Kayumi as Bear Walken. Lex Lang plays Blood War, one of the main antagonists of the series, with Takehito Koyasu as Grave, the original name of Brandon's undead form.
Doug Stone voices Jester, a mysterious figure who seems to have a connection to Brandon's past. Chafurin plays Balladbird Lee, a singer who performs music that sometimes predicts the future. Jamieson Price plays Bob Poundmax, an enforcer for Millenion with a love for big guns.
Other voice actors in the series include Tsutomu Isobe as a doctor who helps Brandon after he becomes Gungrave, Tom Wyner as Vice-President Birdie, Bob Papenbrook as President Harry McDowell, and Dave Mallow as Kenny.
Gungrave was originally a 2002 video game created by Yasuhiro Nightow, and the anime adaptation aired from 2003-2004. The show combines elements of action, drama, and sci-fi to create a unique world and story. The animation is gritty and stylish, with a focus on detailed character designs.
Overall, Gungrave is a complex and emotional tale about loyalty, betrayal, and the consequences of one's actions. The show features a large and talented voice cast, with each actor bringing their character to life in a distinct and memorable way.
Gungrave is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (27 episodes). The series first aired on October 6, 2003.