TIME OF THE SEASON Summer 2015 Edition: GANGSTA.


The true anime of the summer has come.

And yes, I’ve already considered this to be one of the best titles of the season.

Ladies and gentlemen, GANGSTA.

Series Director: Koichi Hatsumi

Director: Shukou Murase

Series Composition: Shinichi Inotsume

Music: Tsutchie

Original creator: Kohske

Character Design: Yōichi Ueda

Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki

Director of Photography: Yuuichirou Nagata

Theme Song Performance: Annabel (ED) STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION (OP)

Animation Production: Manglobe

Internet Streaming and Licensed by: FUNimation Entertainment

Plot Summary: In the crime-ridden, mafia-governed city of Ergastulum, Worick and Nicolas are two “handymen” known as “Benriya” who would take any dirty job from either police or mafia — for a good price. After an assignment from police the two met and later joined by Alex, a former prostitute who got interested in the mysterious background of the team, in particular of Nicolas’ abilities.

First Thoughts: Finally, A bad-ass action anime that isn’t an overblown or overrated shonen show! Hearing about this and its plot, I was immediately interested in this show and it all worked out in its first episode from the two interesting leads that knows how to kick all sorts of ass, especially Nicolas who has my favorite character trait of being an assassin with little words to say and the tone makes it so cool and stylish like Black Lagoon meets Samurai Champloo. Especially with the soundtrack for the latter since Tsutchie is on helm on the music and my god, I finally get an interesting anime score again.

I also do want to know more of Alex and what goes on with her especially after that first episode. That’s the thing with characters on this show, I never felt bored with anyone in here so far.

And I might get crucified for saying this……this could be better than Blood Blockade Battlefront.

Yeah, I said it. At least I hope Gangsta doesn’t get its episodes delayed.

This is a show I feel like is made for me. I want shows like this to be the personification of action anime but it’s too early to call so.



Watch the hell out of this show!!! Oh, and if anyone from Adult Swim is reading this…..get this show on Toonami. No, really, get this show on the block. It needs this exposure.


Welp, until then, this is MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid saying WE GOT ANOTHER CLASSIC IN THE MAKING!!


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