[[folder: Tropes That Apply To Both Series ]]

* AdaptationDisplacement: Wait, the anime is loosely based off of a lesser-known arcade-style third person shooter?
* BrokenBase: Those who like the games tend to complain the lack of cool actions in the anime, while those who like the anime can hardly get into the games due to the lack of plot and CharacterDevelopment.
** The anime's ending. Is it too depressing or just bittersweet and fitting for the whole plot of the anime?
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Bunji is the most popular out of the Big Four.
* HilariousInHindsight: Gungrave is a 2002-2004 series. Harry's title as Millennion's boss is 'Bloody Harry,' and he creates a lot of zombie fighters (Deadmen/Orgmen) to do the work for him. One of the jobs is protecting him from the undead gunslinger Brandon 'Beyond the Grave' Heat, who aims to kill him. Then there's a title of a 2014 flash game titled [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/TargetDetected/bloody-harry 'Bloody Harry,']] which involves killing zombies.
** Episode 3 of the anime. Bringing Franchise/SouthPark into consideration... [[spoiler:A character named Kenny is killed.]]
* HoYayShipping: Bob Poundmax and Balladbird Lee seem to be "very close friends".
** There's some slashy implications between Brandon and Harry as well. Arguably more than "some."
** Come to think of it Bunji and Brandon as well.
*** Pick any two guys and you can conceivably see this: Harry and Lee, Cannon Vulcan and Blood War, Bear and... [[{{Squick}} Okay, maybe not Bear.]]
*** Bear and Sid.
* MagnificentBastard: Harry is a suave, cunning ManipulativeBastard who is fantastic at business and good with women. He also has a better image than Brandon because Brandon is the one who deals with all the necessary bloodshed.
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Harry shooting an unarmed Brandon after Brandon can't bring himself to shoot Harry.]]
** In the anime, Harry claims that Randy betrayed him [[spoiler:and sends Bunji to kill him by setting his car on fire while he's trapped inside]]. Randy is just sending some spies to watch over Harry's money laundering activity...and Randy is also the person who lets Harry and Brandon join the Millennion and recommends them into the Family, which helps them climb the ladder rather quickly.
* StrangledByTheRedString: Maria and [[spoiler:Big Daddy]].
* TheWoobie: Arguably Mika ''and'' Grave.


[[folder: Tropes That Apply To The Video Games ]]

* SugarWiki/CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwPxxLpS_ss Here Comes The Rain]]
* DisappointingLastLevel: In both games.
* ItsEasySoItSucks / ItsShortSoItSucks: A common complaint of the original game, though it was still praised for its aesthetics.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: When Brandon gets his revenge, after a long and TEDIOUS fight you're treated with a cutscene, and Harry says that you must finish him off, in a bit of a twist, nothing happens, because it's A GAMEPLAY SITUATION, the camera is put in an angle that looks like a cutscene, so all you have to do is press square, you hear the shot and the screen fades to black]]. [[EarnYourHappyEnding After that, Grave and Mika go out to live in somewhere else.]]
* SoBadItsGood: On one hand, the name Rocketbilly Redcadillac is trying so hard to be awesome that it's just stupid. On the other hand, it's so stupid that it loops back around to awesome again.
* ThatOneBoss: Bunji in the first game, the robotic tanks in the second game.


[[folder: Tropes That Apply To The Anime ]]

* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Harry a person who [[DrunkWithPower gets]] [[TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget consumed by]] [[AmbitionIsEvil his ambitions]] or someone who loses his cool because Brandon appears to desert him for Big Daddy and Millennion (in other words, losing his HeterosexualLifePartner)?
* BaseBreaker: Many do not like Harry after his actions in [[WhamEpisode episode 14]]. This may overlap with LoveToHate, since Harry is often commended for being a RoundCharacter with substantial amount of CharacterDevelopment.
** To some degree, Brandon. Some fans consider his MartyrWithoutACause nature as idiocy.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** The ending theme "Akaneiro ga Moeru Toki".
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EynJGgIRZ4 B.G]].
* HarsherInHindsight:
** When Maria sees Brandon and his gang are brawling with another gang of thugs, she gets worried. Then Uncle Jester simply tells her that they (the gang) may get killed if they're unlucky, so it's better for the two of them to stay away from the gang. Throughout the anime, the gang members slowly die one by one...[[spoiler:[[KillEmAll until nobody is left]]]].
** Bear doesn't like Sherry's relationship with Harry because Harry is a mafioso. He also warns her that Harry's life is always at risk, so if Sherry is in a relationship with Harry, her life is at risk too. [[spoiler:Much later, Sherry dies in a crossfire between Harry and a rebelling Millennion agent.]]
** In episode 23, Sherry asks why Bear is leaving so soon after having dinner with her and Harry, since opportunities where the family are able to get together for such an event are rare. Bear simply departs and says, "We can see each other anytime." [[spoiler:Not long after that, Bear dies fighting Grave.]]
** In episode 24, Harry isn't looking happy since he's being tracked down by the rebelling Millennion agents. Sherry has a conversation with him as an attempt to comfort him, and leads to Sherry saying, "Please don't die before I do." [[spoiler:Later in the same episode, Sherry is killed in a crossfire. Harry dies later in the anime finale.]]
* HeartwarmingInHindsight: How did Big Daddy, before sending Maria away with their family butler and unborn child, comfort Maria? He convinced her that Brandon was alive [[spoiler:(although he was already dead, or exactly just a reanimated corpse)]] and hiding somewhere. Later in episode 24, although Brandon/Grave [[spoiler:was dying due to his Necrolyze wearing off, Mika insisted that he was alive]]. The Asagis really care for Brandon/Grave.
* LoveToHate: Harry. Having substantial amount of CharacterDevelopment throughout the anime helps.
* MisaimedFandom: Although the show has some actions, StuffBlowingUp and various Demolition Shots aren't the main focus. The major theme is UndyingLoyalty and how it is deconstructed in a mafia-ridden land, or how friendship is torn apart [[spoiler:and then fixed]].
* NightmareFuel: [[spoiler: That Necrolyzed dog really looked like something out of a ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' game. Brrr!]]
** Necrolyzation itself is a horrifying process: you die and some mad scientists get their hands on your corpse. You're revived with the power of science...but everything that makes you ''you'' is destroyed - your thoughts, emotions, memories, all gone - and all that remains is the programming to kill.
* TearJerker: From beginning to end.
* TheScrappy: Mika is often considered to be a very weak female character. And her shrieks don't help.