Gungrave

Gungrave

  • TV-14
  • 2003
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (4,624)

Gungrave is a Japanese television animation based on a video game, also known as Gungrave. A single season of the anime was produced by the Japanese studio Madhouse with a total of 26 episodes produced detailing the lives of an undead assassin called Beyond the Grave and a crime boss, Harry MacDowell. Gungrave opens with the city of Billion under the control of a criminal gang, called Millenion. Headed by Harry MacDowell the gang are constantly seeking out and trying to kill an assassin known as Beyond the Grave, the assassin has no memory, but feels he must inflict a violent revenge on the members of Millennion. Harry MacDowell spends a large amount of his time searching for Beyond the Grave for reasons that remain unknown at the beginning of the season. As the series progresses a series of flashbacks show the lives of the young Harry MacDowell, and the original identity of Beyond the Grave, Brandon Heat. The series details the early lives of the pair as best friends, before Harry MacDowell's quest for power leads to his decision to plot the overthrow of Brandon and the leader of Millenion, Big Daddy.

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Dusk of the Destroyers
26. Dusk of the Destroyers
March 29, 2004
At long last, Grave and Harry have come face to face. Will they fight to the death? Or will they join forces for one final run at glory?
Then
25. Then
March 22, 2004
Harry lays his wife to rest before being attacked by those who would see him dead. He's knocked unconscious during his escape attempt, and when he comes to, Grave has him cornered.
Last Bullet
24. Last Bullet
March 15, 2004
The Millennion board members make an ill-fated attempt on Harry's life, but someone he cares about is mortally wounded in the process. Meanwhile, Grave shows signs of long-overdue decay.
Daughter
23. Daughter
March 8, 2004
Grave and Mika bury their dead friends before the resurrected assassin readies himself for a violent altercation with Bear.
Remorse
22. Remorse
March 1, 2004
Lee uses Mika as bait to lure Grave within striking distance, and Dr. Tokioka races to the scene of the fight with powerful new ammunition he prepared for the occasion.
Duty
21. Duty
February 23, 2004
Dr. Tokioka risks his life to gather top secret information on the enemy's weaknesses, and Lee goes on a murderous rampage to avenge the death of his friend.
Brother
20. Brother
February 16, 2004
After escorting Mika on a walk down memory lane, Grave prepares for a showdown with Bunji, who has a few deadly tricks up his sleeve.
Superior
19. Superior
February 9, 2004
Grave begins his quest to track down Harry, and Bob volunteers to test out a risky procedure in the hopes of saving his best friend's life.
Grave
18. Grave
February 2, 2004
Upon his resurrection, Brandon is a given a new name, Beyond the Grave, and a new job: protect Mika from harm as she investigates her mother's murder.
Mika
17. Mika
January 26, 2004
Years after Bid Daddy's murder, Harry orders his men to eliminate a rumored heir to the dead man's kingdom. When Maria is killed in the process, Brandon moves one step closer to his awakening.
Letter
16. Letter
January 19, 2004
Big Daddy learns the truth about Harry's underhanded dealings, so he sets out to settle the score with his once-trusted ally. Maria is given the job of protecting Brandon while he "sleeps."
Harry
15. Harry
January 12, 2004
Before making his play for control of Millennion, Harry covers his bloody tracks by painting Brandon as an embezzler. Back at the lab, Dr. Tokioka breathes new life into a slain gunslinger.
Die
14. Die
January 5, 2004
Harry's true nature is finally revealed when he asks Brandon to do the unthinkable. The sweeper draws on his old friend, but his inability to pull the trigger may lead to his downfall.
Betrayal
13. Betrayal
December 27, 2003
Big Daddy tricks Brandon into visiting Maria before dropping a bombshell on his number one killer. Harry frames an innocent man to protect his interests in a very secret project.
Kind
12. Kind
December 22, 2003
While Brandon takes a long look at his solitary existence, Harry considers life as a married man. Meanwhile, Bunji botches a job, and Bid Daddy finally tells Maria the truth.
Heat
11. Heat
December 15, 2003
Harry strikes a bargain with a traitor, and Brandon puts a bullet in an assassin who doesn't plan on staying dead for very long.
Conflict
10. Conflict
December 8, 2003
Millennion's top executives are being murdered, and Harry is given three days to deal with the problem. Elsewhere, Brandon receives a job offer from a murderous madman.
Dispute
9. Dispute
December 1, 2003
A ruthless hit man responsible for over three hundred kills is released from prison only to discover that an old friend has been working on project that will literally raise the dead.
Family
8. Family
November 24, 2003
Brandon and Harry are officially inducted as members of the family, but the party screeches to a halt when a murderous traitor is discovered amongst the guests.
5 Years Later
7. 5 Years Later
November 17, 2003
Half a decade after joining Millennion, Brandon has become one of the gang's top sweepers and Harry is more powerful than ever. Their success was hard-earned, and they've got the enemies to prove it.
Big Daddy
6. Big Daddy
November 10, 2003
Brandon's visit with Maria raises concern among his new friends. Elsewhere, a rival gang makes plans to crash a Millennion party and take a shot at Big Daddy.
Millennion
5. Millennion
November 3, 2003
After joining up with Millennion, Brandon is put to work persuading gamblers to make good on their bets, and Harry becomes the right hand man to a top executive.
Go
4. Go
October 27, 2003
A somber visit to the graveyard turns ugly when Brandon and Harry make a dangerous enemy. Lucky for them, a powerful mourner is there to bail them out.
Rain
3. Rain
October 20, 2003
Harry and his men return from their mission only to find Joris dead. Later, Mad Dog responds to his brother's pathetic cowardice by going on a killing spree.
Young Dogs
2. Young Dogs
October 13, 2003
Kenny is abducted by ruthless thugs after stealing a priceless necklace, so Harry rounds up the gang for a rescue mission.
Destroyer In The Dusk
1. Destroyer In The Dusk
October 6, 2003
After emerging from his death-like slumber, Beyond the Grave must defend Mika and Dr. Tokioka from a bloodthirsty hoard of shape-shifting creatures.
Description

Gungrave is a Japanese television animation based on a video game, also known as Gungrave. A single season of the anime was produced by the Japanese studio Madhouse with a total of 26 episodes produced detailing the lives of an undead assassin called Beyond the Grave and a crime boss, Harry MacDowell.

Gungrave opens with the city of Billion under the control of a criminal gang, called Millenion. Headed by Harry MacDowell the gang are constantly seeking out and trying to kill an assassin known as Beyond the Grave, the assassin has no memory, but feels he must inflict a violent revenge on the members of Millennion. Harry MacDowell spends a large amount of his time searching for Beyond the Grave for reasons that remain unknown at the beginning of the season.

As the series progresses a series of flashbacks show the lives of the young Harry MacDowell, and the original identity of Beyond the Grave, Brandon Heat. The series details the early lives of the pair as best friends, before Harry MacDowell's quest for power leads to his decision to plot the overthrow of Brandon and the leader of Millenion, Big Daddy.Gungrave is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (27 episodes). The series first aired on October 6, 2003.

Gungrave is available for streaming on the Other website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Gungrave on demand at Hulu, Apple TV and Crunchyroll.

  • Premiere Date
    October 6, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (4,624)