In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Enter the "Handymen," Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle. A new group attempts to muscle in on their block and the cops enlist them to weed out the upstarts no questions asked. The only thing is, there's a witness to the slaughter that they absolutely refuse to silence, so they decide to take her in instead.
Status: Completed (12 Episodes)
We always see the heroes beating the delinquents and continue with the hero's side of the story. Gangsta. takes you to the other side of the story. The anime is all about the bad guys and how they operate and manipulate society to get what they want. I think this is amazing to see the bad guys perspective. However, if you watch the anime, there's more to these "gangsters" than just killing each other for territory and this is explained with the characters backstories which make the anime that much more immersive.
The story revolves around Nic and Worick, who are freelancers who work for those who pay them, no questions asked and they call themselves "Handymen". Nicolas is deaf and communicates mostly with sign-language and an ex-mercenary from a group called "The Twilight" (you will learn more about them in the anime) and has mad strength, speed and sword skills. Worick is the brains between these two and while he doesn't have great fighting skills, he's still proficient with a gun, has an incredible memory and business skills. These two are just bad-ass!
First of all, the fact that they decided to go with the bad guys perspective as their main story is unique enough (for nowadays anime at least). Not only that, the execution of the story and the character development is flawless. The animation is on point as well and the art-style of the anime is just splendid, it has that modern anime art but at the same time kinda rusty which is an amazing combination. The action scenes are the bread and butter of the anime and when it happens, oh it's gonna get violent and bloody believe me. This anime it's just bad-ass!
The opening song is out of this world! Most of the animes go for a J-rock or J-pop cutesy style but man this opening is crazy!! It's a mix of both and it sounds like K-pop <= that right there says it all. It will always get you pumped for the anime and, if you're like me, you won't skip this intro ever! The ending song is the whole opposite and with good reasons. The anime offers so much adrenaline, starting with the opening song, that you need something to calm you down, and the ending song does this perfectly.
Overall, it's one of the better animes lately and even though it's short, it's definitely a must-watch, especially if you need more action in your anime life while waiting for more Attack on Titans and Gangsta delivers.
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