Golgo 13 anime review

Golgo 13 anime review
Duke Togo, a.k.a. Golgo 13, is a highly-skilled assassin hired only by those who pay top-dollar for his services—whether it's the FBI, CIA, industrial corporations, or mafias. Regardless of who the target is or what situations he encounters, Golgo 13 always gets the job done.

Hi! My name is Golgo 13, and I sleep with anything breathing that's wearing a skirt!

Well, it's not quite THAT bad, but it's pretty darn close. There are a few glaring things about The Professional that really irritate me, and this is one of them. Sex, sex, sex...isn't there anything else Duke does in his spare time? You've got to wonder how no one's figured out who he is, with him sleeping with half the world's population.

Animation is pretty decent, and the action scenes are well animated, which brings me to the next thing about The Professional that really irritates me. While I understand that The Professional is an anime, and thus not really subject to the laws of physics or plausibility, there is a certain limit to how far I can suspend my disbelief, especially since The Professional is supposed to be a "realistic" anime. Dodging bullets is one thing, but dodging THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of bullets? Here's an example:

After a tremendous car chase scene, Duke's car is blown up by a missile (yes, he was in it at the time). About thirty or forty hitmen circle around the flaming wreck to get a better look at Togo's body. Of course, they never considered the possibility that Togo's body might still be alive and working (neither had I, though). Duke gets out of the flaming wreck. The hit men all aim their fully automatic weapons and fire at will. Duke then proceeds to dodge EVERY SINGLE STUPID BULLET and KILL EVERY SINGLE MOBSTER using only a PISTOL!

Okay, here's another if that wasn't enough for you. Duke's in a glass elevator fighting some psycho who's apparently quite good. Helicopters come in (via really bad computer graphics) and proceed to pepper the elevator with machine gun fire and missiles before they fly away (guess they know how deadly a simple pistol can be). When the smoke clears, guess who's still standing? You got it. The elevator stops, and Golgo gets off at his floor, casually stepping over the body of his assailant.

And on and on and on. I always used to think the Golgo 13 NES games were unrealistic, but after seeing the anime, I have to admit that he really DOES demolish countless forces with minimal arms. After awhile, tension died completely because I already knew who was gonna win every time. And I was right.

Plotwise, it's not too bad. There's a quasi-surprise ending at the end (well, of course it's at the end!), but the anime is mostly just a string of preposterous action scenes followed by the gratuitous sex scene. Yeah.

Overall, you might like it. But probably not. James Bond fans may have a better time digesting the unbelievability.

Better than review, is a Trailer video of: Golgo 13. Watch it now:
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