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Gantz

Gantz

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ガンツ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 2004 to Jun 22, 2004
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.391 (scored by 57755 users)
Ranked: #18002
Popularity: #193
Members: 99,796
Favorites: 1,273
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Thought your life was bad? Sometimes, death is worse. There is no salvation, peace, nor god waiting to receive you into their care. But wait, a god? Maybe you are talking about that big black ball stuck in the room with you. Now you are thrown into a game, fighting green aliens and robot monsters for the chance to survive.

When Kei Kurono is killed, he thus finds himself caught in such a game—a test of his skills, morals, and will to survive. His life is not his own; his death is spat and trampled upon over and over again. What happens if he does not listen? God knows.

A word of warning: Gantz is not for the faint-hearted, but neither is it as simple as it looks. Gore, rape, and violence is rampant, as are portrayals of greed, violence, and all the ugliness that one sees in society today.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Related Anime

Adaptation: Gantz
Sequel: Gantz 2nd Stage

Characters & Voice Actors

Katou, Masaru
Katou, Masaru
Main
Boone, Jessica
English
Boone, Jessica
Guardiola, Illich
English
Guardiola, Illich
...
Kishimoto, Kei
Kishimoto, Kei
Main
Nabatame, Hitomi
Japanese
Nabatame, Hitomi
Emerick, Shannon
English
Emerick, Shannon
...
Kurono, Kei
Kurono, Kei
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Ayres, Christopher
English
Ayres, Christopher
...
Gantz
Gantz
Supporting
 

Staff

Itano, Ichiro
Director, Storyboard
Ayres, Greg
Script
Sogo, Masashi
Script, Series Composition
Auten, Christine
Script



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Oct 14, 2013
brdobu
This review is for the entire series, it contains no major spoilers and is for the anime only. Gantz presents all of the best elements that a series in the mindless gore genre should provide. It's positively chalked full of blood, sex, violence, dark comedy, unpredictably, and absurdity. If you enjoy Robert Rodriquez and the likes of Dusk Till Dawn, Machete, and Planet Terror you WILL enjoy many of things that Gantz has to offer. The most promising trait Gantz has is that it is willing to kill off any character, main or minor, at any time. This creates a very intense suspenseful environment that read more
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Oct 8, 2009
Maur
Gantz is gritty. Gantz is gruesome. Gantz is a show where a bunch of people who have died essentially become the Japanese MIB, only with a Battle Royale twist.

Now that may sound like an intriguing premise, but let me continue. I'm a pretty easy going guy and I can tolerate more nonsense than most people. For instance, I've actually watched (and in some cases enjoyed) Ikkitousen, Elfen Lied, Mezzo Forte and even some hentai, so I know tasteless when I see it. Gantz is many things, but someone would have a hard time trying to defend it as tasteful. Everyone, including old folks, kids, read more
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Recommendations

Elfen Lied and Gantz revolve around shock value and how it can be turned into a narrative devise. Both push the envelope in terms of graphic violence and excessive gore with plenty of nudity to boot. EL has peaceful interludes that keep it from becoming utterly without hope while Gantz hardly ever slackens its pace of bloody action. These series manage to horrify and move the viewer, in EL the cute character design makes the massacres all the more poignant while Gantz's mostly realistic design adds an air of verisimilitude to the insanity.

A psychological thriller that focuses on human nature and violence. It puts people into a situation that tests their morality in order to survive. The main characters are very similar and they are both action-packed and mildly disturbing.

Opening Theme

"Super Shooter" by Rip Slyme

Ending Theme

"Last Kiss" by Bonnie Pink

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