The WORST episodes of Golgo 13

Every episode of Golgo 13 ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Golgo 13!

Duke Togo is a professional assassin. His age and birthplace are unknown and there is no consensus in the worldwide intelligence community as to his true identity. Most of his jobs are completed through the use of a customized, scoped M16 rifle.

Last Updated: 11/13/2022Network:TV Tokyo
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The Skill of Angels & Devils
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#1 - The Skill of Angels & Devils

Season 1 - Episode 50 - Aired 3/28/2009

Albert Stantz, a governor election candidate, hires Golgo 13 to assassinate Wassant, a philanthropist dedicated to transforming orphans into valuable members of society. They both shared a history belonging to an anarchist street gang and Wassant is now trying to atone for his past. However Duke is involved in a car accident where his dominant right arm is severely injured and next to useless. He finds Dr. Cutter surgeon with amazing dexterity and skill to heal his arm. Overhearing a telephone conversation between Cutter and another orphan, he learns that Cutter is one of Wassant's orphans and deduces that Stantz had mentioned Golgo 13, breaking Duke's terms of agreement. After successfully shooting Wassant and leaving the weapon at the scene he shoots Stantz, again leaving the weapon at the scene. The M16 used to kill Wassant was modified to be shot left-handed while the other M16 was unmodified. Cutter theorises that Duke had used his left hand as an obligation to him for healing his arm. The series ends with Duke leaving for the airport.

Directors: Shunji Ooga
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Young Girl Sara
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#2 - Young Girl Sara

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired 12/27/2008

A boy, Patric, picks a man's pocket on the Paris metro and drops off the wallet in his accomplice Sara's hands in front of Golgo 13. Minutes later the man whose pocket was picked, Henri Bazaine, is found dead. Later, just before Patric meets up with Sara he notices a man who he suspects is a detective and so he slips away unnoticed. The man follows Sara and it turns out he is an assassin who killed Bazaine and knows that Sara saw him sitting next to Bazaine. Suddenly Golgo shows up and saves Sara and beats up the assassin. Patric is found by the assassin and is beaten into revealing Sara's location as the wallet contained a memo. Having located Sara, he chases after her but once again she is saved by Golgo. The assassin contacts his client, Carnac, but Golgo kills the assassin having let Carnac know where Sara will be. Golgo takes Sara to a hotel and Carnac appears, and Golgo kills him. Carnac had belonged to a group of biologists working on a project and had stolen the funds for his own purposes. Bazaine was to deliver the memo containing the key to the project that could turn it into a contagion but as he was unable to he was killed. Golgo had been hired by the biologists to ensure Carnac failed.

Writer: Midori Natsu
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Wine of Renown
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6.00
3 votes

#3 - Wine of Renown

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired 11/22/2008

Albert is from a proud family of French wine producers but his wines are being bought up by Yanagida, a Japanese man who cannot distinguish between vintages. After an auction where Albert fraudulently sells a 1900 vintage in place of a 1800 vintage, Yanagida hosts a party to show off the wines with several noteworthy sommeliers, who will be able to taste the fraudulent wine, attending. Desperate to retain his pride and not be exposed as a fraud, Albert hires Golgo 13 to shoot the bottle of fake wine during the uncorking. However at the party Yanagida invites Albert, as guest of honor, to perform the uncorking.

Writer: Ran Inumaru
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A Crossover of Murderous Intent
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6.00
3 votes

#4 - A Crossover of Murderous Intent

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired 11/15/2008

Jonathan Earp, a company executive hires Golgo to assassinate one of the owners of the company. The plan is already laid out with no witnesses or physical evidence, all Duke has to do is pull the trigger, while Earp controls the plane. However a disgruntled employee has switched Earp's lucky bowling ball with a bomb and Earp takes his lucky charm everywhere he goes. The assassination goes off without a hitch but the remaining owner has already worked out what Earp will do and fires him. With Golgo leaving the employee celebrates when the bomb detonates killing Earp and the other owner. Having nearly been blown up Golgo murders the employee.

Writer: Kazuo Koike
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Touchdown
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6.00
3 votes

#5 - Touchdown

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/27/2008

In Baltimore, Maryland, a rising American football star named Lionel Blue was assassinated by Golgo 13 by using his M-16 in a hidden rangefinger after being hired by a disgruntled football player via football gambler. An old-fashioned detective and the Baltimore police try to pin the evidence on him, the difference by the use of technology before Golgo 13 destroys the CSI Department's computer equipment with assistance from Flannagan despite being in a hospital under pretense of a potential cholera infection.

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The Midnight Sun Means Sighs of Love
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6.20
5 votes

#6 - The Midnight Sun Means Sighs of Love

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired 10/18/2008

A woman, whose husband cheated on her, feels she wants to die to escape the pain he caused. By chance she shares a taxi to the airport with Golgo 13 and also the seat next to his. When the plane is forced to perform a belly landing Golgo reveals to her that she does actually want to live and enjoy life. At their destination, having made love at night, she follows him to his job. Golgo can't allow a witness to the job and so kills her.

Writer: Kazuo Koike
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Fearless
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6.25
4 votes

#7 - Fearless

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 10/11/2008

An ex-KGB agent who has a grudge against Golgo tries to kill him with his army of soldiers - people who have survived near-death accidents and have been drugged and trained to be fearless. Golgo defeats the fearless army and then goes after the former agent.

Writer: Takashi Arai
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Santa Anna
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6.25
4 votes

#8 - Santa Anna

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 9/20/2008

Brigitta, a female assassin is hired to kill Golgo 13 but she knows she is no match for him. As a means to even out the contest she meets with him and gives him the job of taking out a mafia boss who is using a meat factory as a front. Whilst Duke is preparing for the job she informs the boss of Golgo 13 who promptly sends over his band of goons to kill him. However he escapes and leads the goons straight to the meat factory and lures them out of their cars where the sirocco wind is blowing the sand from the desert restricting their visibility, where he picks them off. Brigitta planned this as a way to put Duke at a disadvantage so that his eyesight would be impaired when it came to the duel. Donning a pair of goggles she sets out to finish off Golgo but she underestimates just how well-prepared he is.

Deadly Shadow of the Setting Sun
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6.33
6 votes

#9 - Deadly Shadow of the Setting Sun

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/11/2008

The American government hires Golgo 13 to eliminate a Syndicate-established hideout where poisons from various animals are weaponized by the CIA. However, another assassin named AX-3 is also hired out to do the same thing Golgo was suppose to do. AX-3 is eventually killed when his handler informs him of his orders to eliminate Golgo 13.

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Garimpeiro
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6.50
2 votes

#10 - Garimpeiro

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 8/30/2008

Golgo is hired by a man from the rural part of Brazil, seeking revenge on a man named Falcon a leader of the Garimpeiro and his minions for the death of his family and the Brazilian Military Police for letting it slide. He performs this task by hijacking a plane and asking three million in ransom to lure the Garimpiero and the police into chasing him by jumping down to the amazon.

Writer: Kyota Kita
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Love is a Knife
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6.50
4 votes

#11 - Love is a Knife

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 11/1/2008

A former circus knife-thrower, who can only get well-paid jobs by posing as the real Golgo 13, decides that he should be his own man by killing the real Golgo 13 in order to prove he is the best. He tracks down a target and plans to kill Duke during a job but ultimately ends up biting off more than he can chew.

Writer: Kotaro Mori
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Rockford's Ambition
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6.50
2 votes

#12 - Rockford's Ambition

Season 1 - Episode 44 - Aired 2/14/2009

David Rockford, the most powerful and influential man in the world, attempts to hire Golgo 13 on a permanent basis but is refused. Using his vast wealth and connections he has Golgo's secret bank accounts and cards frozen. Golgo finds out about a man named Ou Kyouson, the leader of a group of Chinese ex-pats in Taiwan who have an extensive intelligence network who can find Rockford. Ou Kyouson hires Golgo 13 to kill Rockford as the ex-pats are being squeezed by Rockford for their resources. Rockford flees to his villa in Switzerland and calls the US president. In return for ensuring his rigged re-election the president calls Golgo 13 and warns him to leave Switzerland or face every law enforcement agency in the world. Golgo shoots Rockford from a boat outside the Swiss border.

Writer: Kazuya Kudou
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Casting
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6.67
3 votes

#13 - Casting

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 10/25/2008

A movie director is hired to film Golgo 13 in action in a bid to expose him to the public and thus end his career. He uses un unknown actress whose life story is similar to the scripted events as a way of appearing genuine to hire the hit-man. During the job Duke notices an inconsistency and realizes what is happening and he sets about cleaning up the mess.

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Melancholy Summer
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6.67
3 votes

#14 - Melancholy Summer

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/23/2008

Golgo is sent to Malta on a secret mission on an assignment from the British government after a Foreign and Commonwealth Office employee named Arnold Glaston went rogue and was said to have sold national secrets to Russian companies, forcing him to escape overseas by marrying a girl named Stella in Malta. The mercenary follows Stella everyday to determine Arnold's location despite being told that he had escaped to America. Even with persistence from MI:6, Golgo was able to determine that Arnold had planned to return back to Malta, which enabled the assassin to complete his mission with success.

Writer: Kazuo Koike
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Cold-Blooded Catherine
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6.75
4 votes

#15 - Cold-Blooded Catherine

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 10/4/2008

MI5 hire Golgo to assassinate Pamela, a woman from a radical PIRA faction against the cease of the armed campaign. Catherine, a friend of Pamela's and was once an infamous cold-hearted terrorist who once hired Golgo 13, now follows the pacifist ideals following the death of her son. When Pamela kills a friend of Catherine's she also hires Golgo 13 to assassinate Pamela to prevent more widespread bloodshed but she has no means to pay for his service. He still accepts but, due to Pamela's paranoia, will have to snipe her blind as she will be behind a blackout curtain. Catherine will lure Pamela to a specified spot and give Golgo a signal to shoot. During the meeting an argument breaks out and Pamela shoots Catherine. Acting blindly Golgo calculates Pamela's position from the bullet hole in the window and successfully snipes her.

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Action in the 4/24
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5 votes

#16 - Action in the 4/24

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/30/2008

Golgo 13 is hired by a mafia boss to kill another heavy-handed mafia boss. The targeted boss learns of Golgo's attempt and installs bulletproof glass and sends emissaries to analyze Golgo's handgun response time. Golgo 13 must now find a way to defeat the bulletproof glass and overcome research of his own abilities while avoiding three assassins sent to kill him.

Writer: Yukio Hamaie
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At Pin-Hole!
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6.90
10 votes

#17 - At Pin-Hole!

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/11/2008

Duke Togo, aka Golgo 13, gets out of jail with assistance from the FBI and the CIA in Texas. Jake Quade, a gangster turned CIA informant, hijacked a domestic flight after killing a sky marshal and stealing his side arm with the threat of blowing it up with smuggled C-4 explosives. Golgo 13 snipes him in the aircraft's cockpit from a long distance from a nearby airfield after getting a highly modified .308 Winchester bolt action sniper rifle.

Directors: Shunji Ooga
Writer: K. Motomitsu
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Florida Chase
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7.00
3 votes

#18 - Florida Chase

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 9/27/2008

The aide to the US minister of foreign affairs hires Golgo to kill Jose Campos, an immigrant drug distributor who is in custody but is still organizing the smuggling of drugs into Florida. Meanwhile a new type of armored van is stolen and used in springing Campos from a prison bus. In order for the US to save face and with the authorities unable to stop the armored van, the aide requires that Golgo completes the job before Campos makes it to Mexico. Duke acquires the schematics to the van and a specialized gun with armor piercing bullets and masquerades as a SWAT team member at a roadblock and successfully shoots Campos through the van's weak point.

Writer: Midori Natsu
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Armored Soldier SDR2
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7.00
1 votes

#19 - Armored Soldier SDR2

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired 3/21/2009

Following a successful assassination, Golgo's escape plane crash lands on an island where the American military are testing the new SDR2 armoured suit against captured terrorists. The inexperienced pilot is ordered to kill Golgo as he is a witness to the new technology. As the pilot becomes increasingly unstable after being outsmarted several times Golgo is finally able to destroy the SDR2 with a well-placed shot. The American officer has Golgo brought in where he demands his services as an advisor. Not wanting to comply Golgo kills the officer and the guards.

The Lingering Night
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7.00
1 votes

#20 - The Lingering Night

Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired 3/7/2009

Mayor Bardot's wife, Danielle, recognizes Duke Togo at a party at a hotel from a previous sexual encounter. Bardot hires some thugs to persuade him to leave town but they are easily overpowered and are forced to lead Duke to Bardot. There he recognizes Danielle as a former prostitute who had killed her pimp that same night she met Golgo. Fearful that Golgo was responsible for threatening to blackmail Bardot about Danielle's past he tried to get Golgo to leave but, just as he had done before, Golgo warned them to never bother him. However Danielle had also hired an assassin to kill Golgo for the blackmail but now realizes that he was not responsible and tries to persuade the assassin to abort but due to pride he continues. Golgo shoots the assassin during a car chase causing Danielle to die in the ensuing crash.

Writer: Takao Saito
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End-of-the-Century Hollywood
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7.00
2 votes

#21 - End-of-the-Century Hollywood

Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired 2/28/2009

Loi, an Asian film producer is looking to shoot on location in America but the actors and producers are continually being assassinated. In order to protect the star of his movie, Lee, and secure the future of the Kong Kong film industry, he hires Golgo 13 to kill those responsible for the attempts on Lee's life, however he does not know who is being the attacks. An American company is behind the attacks using the DIA to try to kill Lee out of fear that the Kong Kong film industry will bankrupt them and erode into the American film industry, reducing the American influence around the world. Golgo moves Loi and Lee to a Chinese secret armored building and when DIA elite troops attack, he has planned its defense and is able to kill most of the troops and determine who is responsible. Some make it to where Loi and Lee are and fatally shoot Loi. Golgo shoot the halogen gas fire system releasing the gas into the airtight room. Shooting the window with a grenade the air pressure difference sucks out the remaining troops. Golgo finishes the assignment by killing the one responsible for the assassinations.

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The Blank Request
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7.00
1 votes

#22 - The Blank Request

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired 2/7/2009

A group of terrorists, whose aim is to kill the king, try to prevent their leader from being assassinated by Golgo 13 by blowing him up. However he escapes but crashes his car. Krista, a woman at the crash scene, takes him back to her place as he refused to go to hospital and realizes that he is a criminal. Golgo is left with amnesia but his instincts saves them from death on more than one occasion and as he slowly regains his memory they make their way to a small village in the country where the king is due to visit soon. As the king arrives Golgo shoots in the air to alert security to his presence as he tries to pressurize himself to remember the target. He remembers that a priest hired him to kill the terrorist leader, Father Vernon, who is also a priest due to lok after the king on his visit. He takes aim and kills Father Vernon but Krista witnessed the job. Before Golgo can kill her, she is shot by a terrorist thug as Golgo dodges out the way and shoot the terrorist. The security forces only find Krista's body as they reach the shooting point.

Directors: Shunji Ooga
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The Night Fog of Petticoat Lane
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7.00
2 votes

#23 - The Night Fog of Petticoat Lane

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired 1/24/2009

In the aftermath of the murder of a Russian diplomat and his mistress, a woman walks into bar in a rough area where Golgo 13 is visiting. When he leaves she runs after him and asks him to buy her. Suddenly some men try to kill them but Golgo dispatches them. They go back to a hotel and have sex and again more men try to kill them. A chase ensues and they escape to the sewers where she reveals that she is a CIA assassin behind the diplomat's death and that the men are chasing her and that she managed to hire Golgo 13 for free. After killing all the chasing men she pulls a gun on Golgo but he is quicker and kills her first.

Writer: K. Motomitsu
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The Law of Lineage
star
7.00
4 votes

#24 - The Law of Lineage

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired 12/6/2008

The chairman of the Jockey Club hires Golgo 13 to kill a racehorse that is fraudulently labeled a thoroughbred. Shamed by his fraud he had tried to get his niece, Celia, to kill the animal. However as she had raised it and the horse is winning race after race she becomes fiercely protective. Sensing that she will try to put her own life on the line to protect the horse, he decides to tell her that he employed Golgo 13 to kill it, in the knowledge that the assassin would come after him. After failing to persuade Duke to stop, Celia tries to snipe Golgo before he can kill the horse, but his skill easily outmatches hers. Once the horse is dead and knowing that his job was revealed he goes after the chairman.

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Angry Waves
star
7.00
3 votes

#25 - Angry Waves

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired 11/8/2008

A gang of thugs hijack an oil tanker and are prepared to kill the crew who are taken hostage. Among the hijackers is an expert marksman and in hurricane conditions the authorities are not confident that the local coastguard marksmen have the ability to take out the hijackers. With the tanker about to leave US waters, where their jurisdiction ends and the hostages will no longer be needed, they hire Golgo 13 to take clean house.

Writer: K. Motomitsu
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