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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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2 Seasons, 27 Episodes
October 6, 2003
Anime, Drama
8.0/10
Cast: Kirk Thornton, Beau Billingslea, Steve Blum, Lex Lang
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  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Grave and Mika bury their dead friends before the resurrected assassin readies himself for a violent altercation with Bear.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kenny is abducted by ruthless thugs after stealing a priceless necklace, so Harry rounds up the gang for a rescue mission.

  • After emerging from his death-like slumber, Beyond the Grave must defend Mika and Dr. Tokioka from a bloodthirsty hoard of shape-shifting creatures.

  • 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?

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