Does anyone know what city or country the anime Gungrave takes place in? I viewed the wiki and read a couple of forums and could not find an answer.

I know it's mafia-based but the anime shows a town similar to how Roanapur is portrayed in Black Lagoon as a lawless Thai city.

  • It is not placed on any specific country/city. Remember the anime is based on the PS2 game of the same name.
    – Luis
    Oct 30, 2015 at 17:09
  • There isn't really a need for an anime to be based on real life. There can be instances it can be so, but that shouldn't be anything to base your assumptions that it is true for all.
    – Tyhja
    Nov 2, 2015 at 8:15
  • @Tyhja I agree wholeheartedly, however, if there is a physical city that the developers used to base their design from or physical people I'd love to know who they were or where they were from.
    – Callat
    Nov 2, 2015 at 14:12

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The anime Gungrave was made off a game from what I can tell, it doesn't have much thought into its original setting or a place.

Based off of how the anime is set up, I'd anticipate 70's or 80's era in some part of Japan or Italy, but there isn't a real answer to this.


I really think its in Greece or at least easter Mediterranean. A lot of smuggling to the middle east and reminds me of gangs in the Mediterranean.

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