ACDB DAILY Play SMASH OR PASS
Side Search Franken Stein VS Death the Kid
Side Become a Patreon! Menu Search
( 330 ) votes 94.29% ( 20 ) votes 5.71%

Gangsta

Gangsta Image
Series ID 104414
English Title Gangsta
Aliases
Buy from JList
Romaji Title Gyangusuta
Furigana Title ギャングスタ
Japanese Title ギャングスタ
Japanese Studio Name マングローブ
English Studio Name Manglobe
Content Rating
Genre Tags action, drama, seinen
Release Date
Links Home Page EN Wiki JP Wiki Trends History Compare Anime
Character Popularity * 0
Watching Watching MaliaWolf[ 0 ] LonaXxX[ 12 ] Yui01[ 4 ] gaslighting[ 3 ] HyouLen[ 0 ] ISTC[ 0 ] Watched Skull_Flare10[ 0 ] gentilot[ 12 ] Interested homakp[ 0 ] Saekey[ 0 ] Mycomni[ 0 ]

Extra Info



Story & Information -

Videos

42 of 42 Characters ( 42 uploads )

Male 29 / 42 69.05 %
Show All
Female 13 / 42 30.95 %

Options

 

Bookmark Icon Bookmark this Page

Anime Music

Additional Images

0 Images

Characters

TEXT VIEW OF NAMES

Unsorted

Uranos Corsica
Arnold
Bors
Gawain
Hausen
Heather
Tristan
Dr. Theo
Nina
Chad Adkins
Cody Balfour
Worick Arcangelo
Alex Benedetto
Nicolas Brown
Doug
Loretta Cristiano Amodio
Marco Adriano
Galahad Woeho
Wallace Arcangelo
Nicolas Brown (young)
Erica
Mikhail
Striker
Beretta
Sig
Colt
Emilio Benedetto
Daniel Monroe
Miles Mayer
Yang

Violence

User Rating
Jul 10, 2015
Pearls 20 Diamonds 27 Sapphires 70 Rubies 13 LonaXxX

LonaXxX Avatar

Fleet Admiral
Treasure Hunter 2500 Found

Gangsta

HIGH

Jul 8, 2015
Pearls 1 Diamonds 8 Sapphires 74 Rubies 65 nao10
Fleet Admiral

Gangsta

HIGH

Rated Anime

Similar Series

Comments

Comment
Name
Contact an Admin
By posting, you agree to follow the rules. Posts breaking the rules will be edited or deleted by moderators.

Reviews

7 7 Star Review of Gangsta by AmaterasuWings

I went into Gangsta expecting a pretty simple, "cool" shounen anime about gangsters and scandal. What I got was that, plus a heaping helping of intriguing character drama with a dash of supernatural elements.

Story
Gangsta (mainly) follows the story of a city divided by violence and discrimination. In this city, there are humans with supernatural strength and agility called "Twilights", and in this city, you either want to protect the Twilights or you want them all exterminated. And in the midst of this city is a former prostitute named Alex, who meets two "Handymen" named Worick and Nicolas and gets a front row seat to their conflicts with the city's citizens, police force, and other Twilights. I was immediately drawn in to the story of these characters - however, the pacing, which started out so strong seemed to fall apart in the last four or five episodes, going from too slow to too rushed in different scenes. And the last episode ended right in the middle of a big, unresolved conflict - I get that studios want to hype up a second season, but the ending was abrupt and very graceless.

Characters
This is definitely the strong point of the series. The main characters' backstories were well-explored, especially Worick and Nicolas. I could have watched an entire show just about how they met and their childhoods. The reveals are well-timed too. Every time I started to question a character's actions or motivations, more of their past would be shown. I also give a lot of credit for exploring some very dark themes with a surprising amount of grace. Child abuse, discrimination/prejudice, PTSD, and sexual abuse are just some of the things that these characters go through. These elements were handled very well and gave the characters more depth instead of just trying to make you feel sorry for them. As a side note, this is the first time I have seen a deaf person as a main protagonist in an anime, and I loved all of Nicolas's signing scenes. The creators obviously did their research on sign language.

Animation/Style
Definitely the most noticeable cool-factor of the show. The animation was fluid and awesome to look at, especially during the early fight scenes. The scenery was also nicely detailed, and nothing every stood out to me as "wrong". I will say that some of the character designs can be a little samey - I mostly noticed this with some characters we didn't see in every episode, like the police force members and other gangsters living in the city. But there is a noticeable downgrade in quality in the last four or five episodes, which makes sense when you learn that the studio, Manglobe, went under after Gangsta was released. Knowing this, it's very easy to tell that they had less to work with the further they worked on Gangsta.

Sound
This show has a great soundtrack. It's a nice mix of more traditional anime background music and dubstep-y, electronic music, which was never overused. They used the music theming to their advantage - I always this were getting serious when this track kicked in, never failed to give me chills. The opening and ending themes were also great - I had to download the opening because it was so catchy and fit the show so well. The ending also has a nice touch, ending with Nicolas signing along with the lyrics. The voice acting was also phenomenal for this, with Nicolas's VA, Kenjirou Tsuda, being the major standout. Nicolas is a deaf character, and anyone who has ever heard a deaf person speak instead of sign knows that they can have a unique way of speaking, because of course they can't hear themselves. Tsuda knocked it out of the park - it never sounded silly or forced, I completely bought that this was a deaf person speaking.

Overall
So much potential for an amazing series that fell just a little short in the hands of a failing animation studio. If you're the type who enjoys character-based action anime, and you tend to watch anime more than you read manga, I'd say definitely check this out. However, it might save you some time just to skip right to reading the manga, because for right now, it looks like that's the only way you're going to get the full story. It's a shame that we probably won't see another season animated.

Write a Review

Need Help Identifying a Character?

Who's This Character Board

03:49 pm
Anonymous
Who is this ? View Image JPG
02:42 pm
Anonymous
Who is this ? View Image GIF
11:06 am
Anonymous
Who is this ? View Image JPG

[ View MORE ]

URL
Comment
Name
NSFW (18+) ?

Post a link to an image you want the Anime Characters Database Community to Identify


New Posts New Comments

Latest News

Apr 13, 2018 Easter Event Over
Apr 7, 2018 Anime by Year - Highlight by Tag
Apr 3, 2018 Episode Transcripts
Apr 2, 2018 DAILY
Apr 1, 2018 It's over 90,0000 !!

Latest Characters (90460)

Latest Titles (8489)

Member Activity - Join Us !

We have 46029 members
Deny joined 6 minute(s) 51 second(s) ago
cherrycoloured joined 35 minute(s) 27 second(s) ago
Shpookster joined 3 hour(s) 13 minute(s) 15 second(s) ago
FiaJo joined 8 hour(s) 6 minute(s) 58 second(s) ago
deyachan joined 12 hour(s) 17 minute(s) 17 second(s) ago
Waifu / Husbando
Kisame13 claimed Koneko ToujouKoneko Toujou as their Waifu 46 second(s) ago
Kisame13 claimed Mina AshidoMina Ashido as their Waifu 52 second(s) ago
Kisame13 claimed Mt.LadyMt.Lady as their Waifu 59 second(s) ago
Kisame13 claimed Miku HatsuneMiku Hatsune as their Waifu 1 minute(s) 13 second(s) ago
ShinyShinigami claimed Ezo Red FoxEzo Red Fox as their Waifu 4 minute(s) 19 second(s) ago
Treasure Hunters
zinarue found Sapphires 96 Rubies 3 in a Treasure chest 15 minute(s) 30 second(s) ago
zinarue found Sapphires 3 Rubies 95 in a Treasure chest 15 minute(s) 40 second(s) ago
zinarue found Sapphires 4 Rubies 44 in a Treasure chest 15 minute(s) 53 second(s) ago
zinarue found Sapphires 4 Rubies 20 in a Treasure chest 16 minute(s) 8 second(s) ago
zinarue found Sapphires 84 Rubies 72 in a Treasure chest 16 minute(s) 17 second(s) ago
Cards
zinarue got a S Rank Card 39 second(s) ago
zinarue got a S Rank Card 51 second(s) ago
zinarue got a A Rank Card 3 minute(s) 39 second(s) ago
zinarue got a F Rank Card 7 minute(s) 8 second(s) ago
zinarue got a F Rank Card 7 minute(s) 8 second(s) ago
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Tumblr
日本語 한국어 简化字 Français Deutsch Español Afrikaans English
All images are copyright of their respective owners.
Users Online 122 | Rendered in 85.3 ms. R-57-W-3-M-2927.65 KB Modified: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:02:24 -0400
Copyright © 2007-2018 Goral Software | Privacy Policy | Discord