View Full Version : Gilgamesh - Ehhhhhh
08-19-2008, 07:25 PM
I bought the Gilgamesh box set a couple of months ago. i gotta say thay was the single most disappointing anime ive ever watched in my life. I saw the trailer of it on my Gantz season 1 DVD set. I thought it was all about monsters, and a really dark atmosphere, world ending style thingy, which it was, but in my opinion it just sucked beyond belief, and i was so disappointed with it. I had a hard time understanding it, and everything i thought it was in the trailer really wasn't. It was slow, and it seemed like it was stuck on one thing and just would move on.
Someone please if possible, explain to me the true story behind Gilgamesh, cause i cant get it out of my mind, and i don't really feel like watching it right now, if at all ever again.
08-19-2008, 10:05 PM
The tomb of Gilgamesh in Uruk from the story 'The Epic of Gilgamesh' was discovered by a young genius-scientist named Terumichi Madoka, who was drawn to the energy called Dynamis, a word meaning 'power', resonating from the site. He reports his findings to the world, and all of the world's best scientists gather there and a research facility called Heaven's Gate is built to do research on Gilgamesh himself. Their goal is to find out the factor in his genetic material to make him a half-god, and eventually to find out the secret to eternal life. The scientists who worked there cloned themselves as embryos that would be used if something were to happen to the scientists.
When an unknown life form called Tear materialized in Delphys (a pit that seems to have no dimensions and that surrounds the tomb of Gilgamesh) and began to contaminate embryos that surrounded it, the scientists were about to stop all of the experiments. Dr. Madoka went down to Delphys, breached all of the guards around it and came into direct contact with Tear, causing an immense explosion that blocked out the sky with a mirror-like layer. This was considered an act of terrorism, as after the explosion, computers and wireless communications stopped working, and the planet fell into war and famine. The human population was nearly wiped out. This occurred on October 10, so the incident is called "Twin X" (after the Roman numeral symbol for the number 10).
Of the people who worked at Heaven's Gate, which was left in ruins, only Dr. Madoka and a woman introduced as the Countess of Werdenberg survived. Dr. Madoka fled, taking with him ten test subjects contaminated by the life form Tear from the rubble of Heaven's Gate, who grew up to become the ten Gilgamesh. The Countess of Werdenberg leads a team of three children (the orga-surperior) who can use the Dynamis to battle the Gilgamesh that work for Dr. Madoka. The present Dr. Madoka (who calls himself Enkidu and that the Gilgamesh refer to as the Professor) does not appear until the very last episode of the series, it is learned through the Gilgamesh that he wants to wipe out the human race in a 'Cleansing Flood' and give rise to a new, more powerful human race.
Later in the series, a company known as the Mitleid Corporation throw themselves into the fray. The charismatic son of the Mitleid Chairman, Hayato Kazmatsuri, is a hardline anti-gilgamesh military contractor who has made it his goal to wipe out the Gilgamesh through whatever means possible. However, Kazmatsuri cannot stand The Countess of Werdenberg because she refuses to tell the orga-superior and the siblings the truth about Twin X and their father's connection to it as well, the siblings want to know the truth about how they were born.
Enkidu needs his two children, Tatsuya and Kiyoko to help him achieve his goal, but they want nothing to do with their terrorist father. The story starts out with them on the run from the Yakuza, because of their dead mother's debt. The story follows the repeated clashing of the four groups as the siblings, who can be called the main characters, try to figure out who to trust (the Gilgamesh who appear to want a better world, the Countess and the orga-superior, who are fighting the Gilgamesh and trying to prevent what they believe is the end of humanity, or the Mitleid Corporation who are the only ones trying to tell the children the truth.)
In the end of the series, The Countess of Werdenberg finds out that her heart itself was Tear and that the embryos were contaminated because of her hatred and jealousy towards Terumichi's wife. After a lengthy battle in which both sides are left virtually annihilated, the Countess surrenders her one-woman war against the sheltering sky, allowing Tear to enter her body and bring the Cleansing Flood. The sky descends, and the human world comes to an end.
In the last scene, Tear's goal of creating a new world is destroyed by the very same harmful human emotions it was trying to do away with when Kiyoko kills her child of the new generation.
...go to wikipedia next time it's easier for me.
08-19-2008, 11:21 PM
Thanks for the description.
Originally i thought this was a monster anime, with massive action, and possible gore, but it reminded me of Gundam Wing, a whole lot more talking then fighting, and it bothered me. Except i really like Gundam Wing. Id have to think about watching this anime again, cause this is way to much for me to handle, especially in the summer since i hate the summer.
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