Gungrave ep 01-08 review

Gungrave on ANN

I started watching this show because the creator of this anime was the same as that of Trigun. However, this anime is very different from Trigun. Sure there are guns. Sure it is about killing. Sure it is about the main character that does not want to kill others. But as the plot for gungrave progresses, it gets bleaker and bleaker. But the heaviness of the anime makes it a good anime.

It was not what i had expected when i started watching the anime. I was hoping for action, non stop action, or perhaps something like Trigun? But it was not what i got out of this anime.
The world of the Mafia.
The iron code.
Brandon Heat repeats a sentence that i found to be really interesting…

    “To protect means not to think about yourself for the sake of others.
But to keep on protecting means something different.
To keep on protecting means not to betray.

It is quite true really. Protecting means not to think about yourself. Well, just from that sentence you can probably tell the route that this anime is taking.

The characters are not “pretty” (as in cool or handsome or whatever) i mean the character animations are really nice, because the look of those characters bring out the essence of the anime and at the same time it does not make it seem too visually unappealing.

One thing i cannot stand is that the main character talks too little. But i understand why that is so, if he were as talkative as Vash it would not suit his character at all.

I hope that the anime continues to be good.

Hmm, the world of the mafia. I am starting to actually like watching anime that have a little of the mafia essence in it. It makes the anime seem interesting. To be able to get a glimpse (though i very very PG rated version of real life) of what the mafia may have been about or is about. (I am not *that* interested in that world, but it would be good not to think the world as being a pink and fluffy place. LOL)

Anyway, i shall keep on watching and update as soon as possible.

I hate harry macdowel (Brandon Heat’s bestfriend) he just seems to be a very… manipulative person.

Rating so far? 7.5/10
It is good but it can get slow at times.
The beginning is boring but important and as the story progresses it gets more interesting.

I feel for the character(Brandon Heat). He is a really good character. He does not do much, he does not say much, but from not doing and saying anything you can tell a lot of things. It is a very different feeling from those characters that talk non stop without any substance. Plus he is kinda different from the typical tormented heroes. He does not whine about how righteous he is being and how it is killing him inside or blame it on anyone. He does not say a thing about it cept for that phrase above. And he was saying that if he could tell his past self he wish that he was able to say

    “To protect means not to think about yourself for the sake of others.
But to keep on protecting means something different.
To keep on protecting means not to betray.

-ra out ^^


About Saranaufogus

An Anime fan who can't seem to keep her thoughts to herself. Find me on: Instagram | Twitter

Posted on March 22, 2008, in Gungrave and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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