GANGSTA Episode 9.5

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Recap Planning and Organization: Bandai Visual

Narrator: Hashizume Tomohisa [Delico’s seiyu]

I am not a fan of recaps unless they are treated like Garo handled it last year.  This doesn’t make sense at all.  First, there’s a recap episode here and secondly, the creators decide to take a week break to air episode 10.  Now I’d understand splitting up a two-cour series or even long-running series like Naruto but GANGSTA is 1-cour.  Clocking in at around 12 episodes–having a recap is a waste of time and money for both MANGLOBE and Bandai Visual.  Not to mention the broadcasting networks like TV Tokyo and ABC.  The only thing I can think of is they didn’t get enough time to animate episode 10 for its scheduled airing.  I sure hope the creators announce some kind of sequel to this.  They need to animate more of Kohske’s manga!  With only 3 episodes left, you have to wonder how much left they can adapt.  I’m betting on them getting up to at least chapter 38.

Regardless, this is a decent primer for first-time viewers.  Getting  lot of the important scenes displayed from episodes 1 through 8.  I’m not sure why episode 9 wasn’t covered since this recap is 9.5, but oh well.  The transitions weren’t tied together very well but this did have one amazing re-edited opening sequence using Stereo Dive Foundation’s “Renegade” theme.


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