Aww man!! This is a really touching anime. Well, both touching and depressing. Hmm, maybe touching is not the word to use, more like… moving perhaps?
Friendship, the iron code, turmoil, it is a really good anime overall.
I don’t like the idea of how the anime gets from bad to worst. Well, not the anime itself, but the situations in which the characters are placed in. It is one thing after another. And though they are all related (one huge situation that just kept spiraling out of control until it ends in the end ), it never gets happy. It is forever getting sadder and sadder.
However, this a excellent anime.
The internal turmoil that Brandon Heat AKA Beyond the Grave feels is portrayed in a different manner from the usual. Instead of giving you an insight into the head of the main character, all you are faced with is silence. Simply because he is a quiet guy.
The characters are all solidly developed and the story has a nice start to finish. There are no episodes that were unnecessary in my opinion. I like the way the flashback sequence was used in the final episode. I mean, i am pretty sure about what happened in the end. But you are not really given an outright answer as to the conclusion of the anime, which pleases me cos i get to think happy thoughts! haha
Overall, this anime is filled with blood and violence and is quite a heavy anime (not information wise, but mood wise). This is probably more of an anime for guys.
It is good stuff.
Nice character development as well as animation. A solid plot.
What i don’t like about this is the occasional slow pace of the anime, and Grave’s cowboy outfit! (i know it is suppose to look cool, but the character looks cooler in a white tee and pants.) I like grave’s specs though, they look nice.
One thing i was shock to discover. I keep seeing promotional pictures of Gungrave, and grave is wearing that hideous outfit all the time. I thought that i would hate the character cos it was ugly but honestly, Brandon is a really good looking anime character. -shocked- ^^
seeeee… the character is actually good looking. And his specs is cool. (Though i don’t get the gray hair part. ^^; why did his hair turn gray?i mean it is not cos of age cos his hair suddenly appeared gray right after he *spoiler* died and got brought back from the dead and decided to start killing all the out of control monsters.)hmm…
-anyway, ra out! take care all!