History VideoGame / Gungrave

29th Sep '17 3:05:32 PM Oreomaniac
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After Overdose, the series was put to rest. But during Sony's Tokyo Game Show 2017 press conference, a new game was announced for the "UsefulNotes/PS4" as a PSVR title. Developed by Iggymob, Gungrave VR will be a sequel to Overdose.
23rd Jan '17 1:03:29 PM Willbyr
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** Rocketbilly Redcadillac looks suspiciously similar to Vash The Stampede, the main character from {{Trigun}}.

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** Rocketbilly Redcadillac looks suspiciously similar to Vash The Stampede, the main character from {{Trigun}}.''Trigun''.
8th Jan '17 1:39:17 PM DustSnitch
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* BadAss: Billy, Juji, all of the Big Four, and of course, the main character himself.
23rd Jun '16 5:21:02 PM TwistedGrimm
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''Gungrave'' (2002): The original game revolves around a former hitman named "Brandon Heat", who had been been betrayed and murdered by his former best friend, Harry [=MacDowel=], about fifteen years ago. However, Brandon's body was brought back to "life" through the Necrolization Project--an advanced technology that can reanimate the dead. Brandon was reborn as "Beyond the Grave", a techno-engineered gunslinging revenant. He receives his necessary sidearms from a young girl named Mika (who just so happens to be the daughter of the former head of the Syndicate). Seeking his protection, Mika returns to Grave his pair of massively-sized handguns, the "Left Head and Right Head" (or "Cerberus" for short). Grave's caretaker and creator, Dr. T., also provides him with a secondary weapon, the "Coffin", a large device stocked with multiple heavy weapons.

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''Gungrave'' (2002): The original game revolves around a former hitman named "Brandon Heat", who had been been betrayed and murdered by his former best friend, Harry [=MacDowel=], [=MacDowell=], about fifteen years ago. However, Brandon's body was brought back to "life" through the Necrolization Project--an advanced technology that can reanimate the dead. Brandon was reborn as "Beyond the Grave", a techno-engineered gunslinging revenant. He receives his necessary sidearms from a young girl named Mika (who just so happens to be the daughter of the former head of the Syndicate). Seeking his protection, Mika returns to Grave his pair of massively-sized handguns, the "Left Head and Right Head" (or "Cerberus" for short). Grave's caretaker and creator, Dr. T., also provides him with a secondary weapon, the "Coffin", a large device stocked with multiple heavy weapons.



** Juji's blocking animation shows him with his blades crossed. The stance is almost identical to [[Manga/Hellsing Father Anderson]]'s iconic pose.

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** Juji's blocking animation shows him with his blades crossed. The stance is almost identical to [[Manga/Hellsing [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Father Anderson]]'s iconic pose.
23rd Jun '16 5:16:37 PM TwistedGrimm
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** In his boss fight, [[spoiler: Fangoram]] sometimes does this before firing [[spoiler [[ImpossiblyCoolGun The Center Head]]]] at you. Considering just how fucking '''[[{{BFG}} huge]]''' that gun is, this should tell you something.

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** In his boss fight, [[spoiler: Fangoram]] sometimes does this before firing [[spoiler [[ImpossiblyCoolGun [[spoiler: [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon The Center Head]]]] at you. Considering just how fucking '''[[{{BFG}} huge]]''' that gun is, this should tell you something.


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** Juji's blocking animation shows him with his blades crossed. The stance is almost identical to [[Manga/Hellsing Father Anderson]]'s iconic pose.
28th May '16 12:30:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: [[spoiler: Garino]].
** [[spoiler: Bob Poundmax]] eventually falls into this trope [[spoiler: once Brandon is killed]].
** Laguna Glock in the anime also counts since, as [[BigBad Harry]] himself said:
--> '''Harry:''' He has the eyes of a man who would sell his soul to Satan to find the answers he's looking for.
** Completely averted in the case of Rocketbilly Redcadillac. Hell, aside from Maria and Mika, he might very well be the nicest person in the series.
14th Mar '16 2:23:22 PM Prfnoff
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'''Gungrave (2002)''': The original game revolves around a former hitman named "Brandon Heat", who had been been betrayed and murdered by his former best friend, Harry [=MacDowel=], about fifteen years ago. However, Brandon's body was brought back to "life" through the Necrolization Project--an advanced technology that can reanimate the dead. Brandon was reborn as "Beyond the Grave", a techno-engineered gunslinging revenant. He receives his necessary sidearms from a young girl named Mika (who just so happens to be the daughter of the former head of the Syndicate). Seeking his protection, Mika returns to Grave his pair of massively-sized handguns, the "Left Head and Right Head" (or "Cerberus" for short). Grave's caretaker and creator, Dr. T., also provides him with a secondary weapon, the "Coffin", a large device stocked with multiple heavy weapons.

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'''Gungrave (2002)''': ''Gungrave'' (2002): The original game revolves around a former hitman named "Brandon Heat", who had been been betrayed and murdered by his former best friend, Harry [=MacDowel=], about fifteen years ago. However, Brandon's body was brought back to "life" through the Necrolization Project--an advanced technology that can reanimate the dead. Brandon was reborn as "Beyond the Grave", a techno-engineered gunslinging revenant. He receives his necessary sidearms from a young girl named Mika (who just so happens to be the daughter of the former head of the Syndicate). Seeking his protection, Mika returns to Grave his pair of massively-sized handguns, the "Left Head and Right Head" (or "Cerberus" for short). Grave's caretaker and creator, Dr. T., also provides him with a secondary weapon, the "Coffin", a large device stocked with multiple heavy weapons.



'''Gungrave: Overdose (2004)''': Three years has passed since the first game, while Grave has been placed into hibernation. Unfortunately, the deadly drug called "Seed" has resurfaced and Mika Asagi, now Grave's young ward, knows all too well of the chaos that will ensue if the drug spreads worldwide. Thus she awakens Grave for his protection and help once again. The game introduces two new playable characters--Juji Kabane (a swordsman skilled with flaming sword techniques and fellow deadman), and Rocketbilly Redcadillac (a rockabilly ghost haunting an electric guitar and a friend of Juji's). A supporting character is also introduced--a young amnesiac boy genius who calls himself Spike Hubie, whom Mika met on her travels.

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'''Gungrave: Overdose (2004)''': ''Gungrave: Overdose'' (2004): Three years has passed since the first game, while Grave has been placed into hibernation. Unfortunately, the deadly drug called "Seed" has resurfaced and Mika Asagi, now Grave's young ward, knows all too well of the chaos that will ensue if the drug spreads worldwide. Thus she awakens Grave for his protection and help once again. The game introduces two new playable characters--Juji Kabane (a swordsman skilled with flaming sword techniques and fellow deadman), and Rocketbilly Redcadillac (a rockabilly ghost haunting an electric guitar and a friend of Juji's). A supporting character is also introduced--a young amnesiac boy genius who calls himself Spike Hubie, whom Mika met on her travels.



'''Gungrave (anime, 2003)''': The 26-episode anime is an alternate retelling of the original video game. It follows Brandon's life from his start as a "street punk", to his rise as a Millenion sweeper, to his "fall" and rebirth as Grave. Despite having the same cast, the anime comes at the same basic plot from a more character-driven angle, and is best considered an AlternateContinuity. It definitely holds its own, and is recommended to anyone who's fond of mafia drama in the vein of ''Film/TheGodfather''.

Created and designed by Yasuhiro Nightow, the creator of ''{{Trigun}}'' and ''[[Manga/BloodBlockadeBattlefront Kekkai Sensen]]''.

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'''Gungrave ''Gungrave'' (anime, 2003)''': 2003): The 26-episode anime is an alternate retelling of the original video game. It follows Brandon's life from his start as a "street punk", to his rise as a Millenion sweeper, to his "fall" and rebirth as Grave. Despite having the same cast, the anime comes at the same basic plot from a more character-driven angle, and is best considered an AlternateContinuity. It definitely holds its own, and is recommended to anyone who's fond of mafia drama in the vein of ''Film/TheGodfather''.

Created and designed by Yasuhiro Nightow, the creator of ''{{Trigun}}'' ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' and ''[[Manga/BloodBlockadeBattlefront Kekkai Sensen]]''.
12th Feb '16 3:42:27 AM sunwufan47
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** Mika and Brandon/Grave, both in the anime and the game. Overlaps with IntergenerationalFriendship and InterspeciesFriendship, since Mika is a thirteen-year-old girl while Brandon/Grave is a forty-year-old (or biologically, twenty-seven) reanimated corpse.

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** Mika and Brandon/Grave, both in the anime and the game. Overlaps with IntergenerationalFriendship and InterspeciesFriendship, since Mika is a thirteen-year-old girl while Brandon/Grave is a forty-year-old (or biologically, twenty-seven) twenty-six) reanimated corpse.



* SolemnEndingTheme: The usual ending theme [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1soyz7DeEDU Akaneiro ga Moeru Toki]] is an upbeat song. However, in the finale, the slow, bittersweet tune Happy Ending, which is a happier version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZNtBp8F4CY Bitter Ending]], plays instead.

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* SolemnEndingTheme: The usual ending theme [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1soyz7DeEDU Akaneiro ga Moeru Toki]] is an upbeat song. However, in the finale, the slow, bittersweet tune Happy Ending, which is a happier version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZNtBp8F4CY Bitter Ending]], com/watch?v=wSJyvn8B9a8 Happy Ending]] plays instead.



** The entire anime focuses on Brandon and Harry being TrueCompanions. They started out as ChildhoodFriends in an orphanage, grew up in the slum, participated in street brawls and betting, watched their teammates die, joined [[TheSyndicate Millennion]] together, and climbed the ladder quickly together. [[spoiler:Then a betrayal happened. Harry killed Brandon, who actually '''still''' remained loyal to Harry. Brandon was resurrected as Grave, since he wanted to deal with Harry by himself. Much later, a decomposing Brandon met Harry and was about to shoot him. But Brandon was out of bullets. Then Brandon and Harry spent their time in Jolice's bar talking and arguing about the wrong choices they made. As they were about to shoot each other, the splinter-faction of Millennion attacked. They fought them, with Brandon shielding Harry from bullets and falling slab of concrete. In the end, Harry was shot multiple times and severely injured, while a weakened Brandon was shot in the leg by Anti-Necrolyze bullet. Brandon admitted the wrong choice he made: he actually chose Harry over the Millennion, and could never shoot Harry. Harry wailed, shed TearsOfRemorse, and apologized to Brandon. In the end, they agreed to shoot each other to 'go home'. And they did. [[GoOutWithASmile With a smile.]]]]

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** The entire anime focuses on Brandon and Harry being TrueCompanions. They started out as ChildhoodFriends in an orphanage, grew up in the slum, participated in street brawls and betting, watched their teammates die, joined [[TheSyndicate Millennion]] together, and climbed the ladder quickly together. [[spoiler:Then a betrayal happened. Harry killed Brandon, who actually '''still''' remained loyal to Harry. Brandon was resurrected as Grave, since he wanted to deal with Harry by himself. Much later, a decomposing Brandon met Harry and was about to shoot him. But Brandon was out of bullets. Then Brandon and Harry spent their time in Jolice's bar talking and arguing about the wrong choices they made. As they were about to shoot each other, the splinter-faction of Millennion attacked. They fought them, with Brandon shielding Harry from bullets and falling slab of concrete. In the end, Harry was shot multiple times and severely injured, while a weakened Brandon was shot in the leg by Anti-Necrolyze bullet. Brandon admitted the wrong choice he made: he actually chose Harry over the Millennion, and could never shoot Harry. Harry wailed, shed TearsOfRemorse, and apologized to Brandon. In the end, they agreed to shoot each other to 'go home'. And they did. [[GoOutWithASmile With a smile.]]]]]] [[AmbiguousEnding Maybe, as in Brandon's fate.]]]]
* TurnTheOtherCheek: [[spoiler:How the anime concludes. Instead of getting his revenge done by shooting Harry dead, Brandon protects Harry. After both of them are seriously injured, Brandon admits that he can never shoot Harry, because Harry is always his best friend. This has Harry [[VillainousBreakdown breaking]] [[HeelRealization down]] and [[HeelFaceTurn apologizing]] to Brandon.]]
11th Feb '16 4:35:03 PM nombretomado
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A series of "stylish action/shooters" by Seta Corporation and Creator/RedEntertainment released for the PlayStation2, in the vein of ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' minus the platforming and puzzle-solving.

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A series of "stylish action/shooters" by Seta Corporation and Creator/RedEntertainment released for the PlayStation2, UsefulNotes/PlayStation2, in the vein of ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' minus the platforming and puzzle-solving.
24th Jan '16 11:38:09 AM GrammarNavi
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* BadassNormal: Zell Condorbrave in ''Overdose''. Though only human, he and his squadron have fought many a deadman, even killing four of them. In the anime, Brandon before becoming Grave definitely, definitely counts. Brandon can throw a '''mean''' right hook that hits almost as hard as a [[SuperSmashBros Falcon]] [[MemeticMutation Punch]]...

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* BadassNormal: Zell Condorbrave in ''Overdose''. Though only human, he and his squadron have fought many a deadman, even killing four of them. In the anime, Brandon before becoming Grave definitely, definitely counts. Brandon can throw a '''mean''' right hook that hits almost as hard as a [[SuperSmashBros [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Falcon]] [[MemeticMutation Punch]]...
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