Apr 13, 2004 to Jun 22, 2004
23 min. per ep.
R+ - Mild Nudity
7.311 (scored by 77,589 users)
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SynopsisThought 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.
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Characters & Voice Actors
||It's the Beginning of a Brand New Day
Atarashii Asa ga Kita (新しい朝が来た)
|Apr 13, 2004
||They Aren't Human
Ningen Janee (人間じゃねぇ)
|Apr 20, 2004
||Kei, You're Awesome!
Kei-chan, suggee (計ちゃん、すっげえ)
|Apr 20, 2004
||OK, Here Are Your Scores
Soreji wa, Chiiten wo Hajinuru (それぢわ、ちいてんをはじぬる)
|Apr 27, 2004
||Then That Means, at That Time...
Tteiukoto wa, Ano Toki (っていうことは、あの時)
|May 4, 2004
Opening Theme"Super Shooter" by Rip Slyme
Ending Theme"Last Kiss" by Bonnie Pink
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, and women, get treated like utter crap. They are either getting humiliated and/or abused (physically or sexually). What I'm trying to say is: Gantz is pretty F'd up.
The funny thing is I don't even really dislike Gantz, but I'd be lying if I said Gantz had any kind of depth. They do a lot of talking, but they don't really ever say much. The plot could be described in a paragraph but is stretched out over 13 episodes where you only get two encounters with Gantz/aliens and lots of discussions about whether to shoot or not.
Let's start with the easy part, the pros:
1) So where does Gantz go right?
Well... I suppose the idea behind the show is interesting? Guys with special suits and secret missions caught up in some bizarre intergalactic excursion. The opening theme isn't bad, at least at first, it starts to get old pretty fast though. The sectioned layer teleportation was kind of cool. There's quite a bit of funny "engrish" like "You can be RIDER powful" and "hear are your skores" that amused me. I also enjoyed the Dragonball Z, Fist of the Northstar and possibly Akira references. If you like violence with a lot of nudity mixed in, Gantz has you covered. I guess there is a certain level of... honesty(?) in Gantz's sadistic depiction of humanity. Kato is the only real trace of decency and dignity in the whole show. Gantz is probably the funniest/best part of the show, you bastards.
At best Gantz is a cutting criticism of the dark side of human beings and a hard look at the many flaws that can make people detestable. As such, people are mostly portrayed as weak, cruel, manipulative, inconsiderate and degenerate. Now to some extent I suppose one could consider this seemingly realistic, but more likely, Gantz is the cynical machinations of a misanthrope with deep seated resentment towards the world and some deviant wish fulfillment. Now I'm not passing judgement here, if that's what you are into, then... ok... but let's call it what it is.
2) So what does Gantz do wrong?
First, the main character (Kei) is, to be blunt, an insufferable, lecherous prick who doesn't know that he's an unlikeable, pathetic prick. Almost every other character is as well, or they are gullible and naive. As if that's not bad enough, the show seems to actually attempt to glorify or sympathize with Kei's adventures in douchebaggery. Now, I'm not allergic to douchey characters, I've liked both Light from Death Note and Lelouche from Code Geass. I liked Light's perseverance and determination, and Lelouche's cunning and bravado, but Kei... he's cowardly, perpetually perverted, selfish, and kind of stupid. I'm not just "hating" or saying this out of some kind of predetermined bias, in all honesty, he really just doesn't have a single redeeming quality to speak of. I didn't think this character could get any worse, but, the dub somehow manages to make him sound like even more of a shameless creep.
Then there's the animation. I'm not like some people who gripe and complain about the use of CGI in anime, and I don't even mind it here either, but some of the actual animation is so lazy and terrible...
There are scenes with random pixelation and (intentional?) ghosting and plenty of still/pan scenes where it looks like they were cutting corners in order to afford preserving the CGI to animation ratio that makes up half the show.
Lastly there's the female main character. Her method of death was apparently suicide (bathtub cutting). So we are introduced to one of Gantz dubious and faulty premises. Let's be serious for a second. Does this girl even seem like the suicide type? The reasons they give for her "motive" aren't very convincing. She's not ugly, she's well endowed (i.e. HUGE breasts) and she shows none of the trademark signs of mental scarring. It's not like she would have trouble finding someone willing to employ her or a boyfriend. I think we can all admit someone like that is not in living hell just because of some bad grades. So we are forced to conclude that the whole bathtub scenario is merely a contrived device just to have an excuse to throw in a big boobed girl completely naked.
Here is where Gantz shows its true colors. As if it's not bad enough that 99% of the show seems to be populated by complete jackasses, within seconds of Kishimoto's introduction we are treated to a scene where the girl is very nearly raped, by MULTIPLE people AND a dog. The rest of the show either flashbacks to this or comes up with new ways to have her naked and/or molested.
Classy, and this is just season one. This is pretty much all you need to know to make a decision on if Gantz is the kind of show you'd be interested in watching. Did I mention this show is also kind of gay? Like, literally.
All that aside, the character motivations and plot development are erratic. Characters ask stupid questions and have to repeat the same answers continuously over multiple episodes. They also do very stupid things. Such as, doing nothing and just gawking like dumbfounded idiots. The best was the genius plan of inviting yourself into someone's home, offering yourself as a pet, getting in their bed, and then expecting it to NOT lead to sex... yeah, that makes a lot of sense... wait, no, IT DOESN'T.
It's kind of hard to like Gantz because it's a very dark and absurd show. There really aren't any likable characters other than Kato and maybe Kishimoto. The worst is how deliberate everything is. Characters take FOREVER to make a decision about ANYTHING. It's really kind of deceptive that way. They look like a bad-ass action squad, but in actuality they're a way-too-chatty and indecisive INACTION squad. For example, in this one episode they spend the whole time arguing over whether or not to put on their super powered suits. Sheesh. The only things one can really take away from watching Gantz is maybe appreciating it for its harsh depictions of reality or basking in its scattered brutality and rampant depravity. read more
Good guy A: I'm gonna shoot it!
Good guy B: Shoot it now!
Alien: *kills random guy*
Good guy B: Shoot it already!
Good guy A: I will for sure!
Alien: *kills another guy*
Good guy A: Okay, I'm serious, I think I should shoot it right now...
Good guy B: Yeah, sounds like a good idea...
Alien: *kills nearly everyone but good guy A and B*
Good guy A: *finally shoots the alien*
Fun aside, but this is mostly what this anime felt like. It's not that it's bad at all (the story is quite interesting and offers great potential to make this show an awesome anime), but there's still so much that made me feel uncomfortable watching this show. But let's start with the good thing:
The main characters die in the very beginning and get kinda reborn in an appartment in Tokyo. They receive some super cool weapons and a suit, that offers superhuman strength, as well as the mission to use this equipment to kill some aliens, that are hiding in town, within 60 minutes. Why they got to do that remains unexplained, but I didn't mind that.
That actually seemed to be a pretty cool concept to me, and I did enjoy the first episodes.
The characters are cheap... like... really cheap. We got the generic loser, that fell for a beautiful girl, we got the generic beautiful girl, that fell for a tall, muscular guy, and we got the generic muscular guy, that's not interested in the girl at all. Besides that we have a lot of annoying side characters, that are mainly used to be crushed by some aliens. Also there's no bit of character development in the course of the anime, which would be necessary to make the characters even a little more interesting. So long story short: The characters aren't really bad, but they're also far from being special or at least interesting.
The anime looks alright, no more, no less, a 5 out of 10, the least you could expect but nothing better. I'm really struggling how to describe what the show looks like, but I think "alright" just describes it perfectly well. There's a lot of splatter and a lot of nudity; fans will like it, others won't. The design of the aliens is alright aswell (an onion-frakenstein's monster-hybrid and birds without wings). Nothing to get excited about, but they're okay.
The soundtrack is actually pretty good. It fits the whole scenario and accompanies the action scenes as well as the not-so-action-scenes. The opening's still stuck in my head right now by the way.
First of all I did enjoy most parts of the show, because I like the idea and the way the story is told. BUT! Now we get to the big minus, that made some of the episodes a pain in the ass: The fighting scenes are sooo drawn out. I heard a few people comparing it to Dragonball Z, but Gantz is completely different (in a bad way). In DBZ both the hero and the villain stop fighting for hours just to talk about how much they hate each other, but at least they're as fair not to attack their enemy while he's still talking. In Gantz the "heroes" stop fighting to do nothing, while the aliens keep crushing them. It sometimes felt like they didn't even want to kill these monsters, and I personally really do hate that. It even made me fast forward some scenes because I just couldn't handle it, and eventually it's the reason I rate this anime not as good as I'd actually like to.
Don't watch it if you can't see blood. Don't watch it if you don't like sex scenes. Don't watch it if you get worked up over characters standing on the sidelines. Watch it if you're into sci-fi/aliens/mystery/superpowers/whatsoever, and you'll be having a good time.
NOTE: This review is intended to cover Gantz in its entirety.
Gantz is about as close as you�ll ever get to a love it or hate it anime. It�s littered with so much gore, profanity, nudity, and sex that it�ll either immediately turn you off or immediately glue your eyes to the screen. Being a person from the latter group I have to say I absolutely loved Gantz right from the start. Well, okay, not exactly right from the start. Gantz starts out in the life of Kei Kurono, an angst ridden teenager who has nothing better to do but think negatively to himself and get boners in class. He�s always worrying about something, and doesn�t care about anyone else except for himself. To put it simply, he�s like an emo kid on acid. He complains about everything, but mostly dwells on the fact that he�s never gotten laid. Hmm�wonder why. Ten minutes of listening to this punk whine and cry while so eloquently squeezing in the occasional F-word and I dare anyone to not want to turn this anime off and forget all about it. Thankfully things pick up from there, albeit with all the whining and crying still intact.
After we get acquainted with our main protagonist we get to meet Katou. Katou is an old time friend of Kei�s who used to look up to him. You see, before Kei was a whinny little punk he was actually a really cool and adventurous kid. Lack of character development doesn�t exactly show why Kei went from hero to zero, but Katou tries to emulate the Kei he once knew throughout the series, starting with attempting to save a homeless guy who fell on the subway tracks, with the help of Kei of course. Here is where the feces (and blood, guts, and various other nasty things) really hits the fan. Kei and Katou successfully aid the drunk homeless guy to safety, but soon realize that a subway is coming their way. Their plan of avoiding it? Run up the tracks passed where the subway should stop. Bad plan? You bet. I don�t know about you, but I�d much rather try my luck at climbing back onto the platform rather than outrunning a damn subway train. But that�s just me. It turns out that Subway isn�t going to stop at the station after all, and both Kei and Katou are royally screwed. They get hit, and heads go flying.
Welcome to the true start of Gantz. Here is where things go beyond the boundaries of typical anime. Here is where things get fun. Kei and Katou wake up in this room with a number of random people who all seem to have died. They can�t leave the room, and trying to make sense out of it all is only a waste of time. Introduced into the story next is who I like to call the third wheel. Her name is also Kei, but like everyone else in the series I�ll just call her Kishimoto. Kishimoto serves little to no purpose other than for Kei to obsess and angst over, and as fan service, but with her flakey and often times clueless personality I don�t think she�s doing anyone a service. Luckily Gantz isn�t about character depth; it�s all about violence, nudity, and all that juicy stuff. That�s where the true main character of the anime comes in: Gantz. Gantz is probably one of the coolest anime characters to come around in years, and he doesn�t even have to say a word. He�s psychotic, yet fully in control. He�s evil, yet lovable. He�s the gears in the machine.
Gantz is a game of survival that you can�t help but love. Everyone in the room is soon transported to an area of town and can�t leave until they have eliminated the targets selected by Gantz. These targets are as wacky as they are terrifying, and while many of them look harmless or relatively easy to dispatch of that is rarely the case. Part of the excitement of watching Gantz comes from not knowing what everyone will have to go up against next. It�s also worth mentioning that this isn�t your typical �bad guy of the week� series. Each time our reluctant cast is forced into battle it usually lasts for a lot more than just a single episode. This is good, because Gantz is one anime that will probably have you thinking �So many characters, so little time to kill them all.� Gantz sets its characters up like dominos. Very few of them are ever developed, and very few survive long enough to see the last episode. There is a lot of death in Gantz and plenty of gory scenes to cringe at and watch over and over again, trust me.
Gantz does suffer from one major flaw, or at least I thought it was major: the ending. For an anime that is so straight forward and brutal right from the start it sure did have a weak and vague ending. Maybe the writers just didn�t know of a good way to end it. The movie The Cube had a very similar ending and plot, so I must wonder if that is what inspired Gantz in the first place. I would have liked to get a little background info on Gantz before it ended. Like where did he come from, and what was the purpose of these �games�. Either way, there is a lot to love (and hate) in Gantz. It�s lack of character development, almost completely unlikable protagonist, and strict R rating is sure to turn many viewers off, but if you�re a fan of the brutal and nasty stuff I see no reason why you won�t like the fun little rollercoaster that is Gantz.
My Score: 9.0
Version Watched: English Dub read more
The anime had potential, the concept was well thought up and creative, but the story was AWFUL. Everything was so slow and boring i had to force myself to watch it. Too much talking and preaching its so annoying. The characters are a bunch of cry babies and most of em annoyed the crap out of me. ii wanted to shoot 3/4 of the characters personally. the episodes are all epically slow. i swear for like a whole 3 episodes it was like "im gonna do it! im gonna shoot, im gonna do it. yeah im gonna do it now, im gonna shoot now, oh no i cant shoot oh no but i have to oh no i cant okay im gonna do it now." just dreadful. This is the harshest review i have ever written. but i have to say, this is the worst anime i have ever seen. i wanted to shoot myself. you still thinking about watching it? ha go ahead. waste your time. read more
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.
The survival mode, main characters and the bloody action style.
In both these animes, the main characters are forcefully removed from their realities and forced to live in a survival "game"
Both main characters get involved in a game where they have to kill others for their survival.
Both are gritty survival games with an imperfect protagonist. Similar themes, characters, and overall feeling.
The theme involving a group of individuals in a dangerous game for survival is present in both series. The main protagonist's life is suddenly thrown into chaos as he is put into such a dangerous game.
Both series has the main protagonist who meets a young girl early in the series and has strange interactions with her.
Both series contain a lot of action, drama, and violence.
Both series also has a mysterious like atmosphere that holds a secret to the true purpose of the game.
Survive or morality? Two survival animes which tests morality and will of life, but GantZ is focused on aliens and Btooom! on man vs. man fights.
i was always trying to find an anime that is like gantz and even though btooom is less gory and less nudity, btoom is probably the closest anime to gantz, so if you like btoom, gantz should be on your list, both about people getting into games they never wanted to be in
They boy share the idea for survical, BTOOOM! is more of a game (is you watch it you will know what i mean) and Gnatz is more of bounty hunting for eliens but it has a twist to that.to me, they have a good story line but the manga for Gantz goes beyond the anime.
Gantz and Btooom! are gritty, disturbing, and not for the easily offended. Both series create the same atmosphere and feeling; I feel like I need a shower after watching an episode of each. Kei, the main character in Gantz, is an insufferable piece of shit, whereas Ryouta of Btooom! seems to have some redeeming qualities.
Both are murder games with a lot of violence and gore.
In both anime the main characters are forced into a life or death game that questions morality, society, etc. Both are also somewhat gory (Gantz being more). So if you love psychological thrillers, check it out!
Both involve people stuck in a game where characters die brutally.
Gantz is also like a game where you have to kill others using special weapons.
-Both have similar atmospheres
-Both have roughly the same setting (fight for survival)
-Both can be pretty disturbing to some people
Gantz is much more gory, but they are both psychological and focus a lot on morality, so if you liked one, you'll probably like the other.
main characters in both animes are trying to protect their friends in a deadly game
Strangers are collected in order to play a game of death. They don't kill each other, but monster and ghost like creatures. They can collect special weapons along the way. Violent, bloody and plenty of surprises. There's even a live action mover (that was terrible.)
The players and the creatures they fight are invisible to regular people, but the damage caused in the aftermath of their battles is not.
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.
Both of these anime have lots of over-the-top action, blood, and boobies. Lol. They push the limits of censorship, animation, and your imagination.
Blood, gore, and an overwhelming sense of fascination at the amount of blood one anime can have. There technically isn't much else they share in common but both are really engaging and action packed (sort of).
Both have a lot of blood and killing, and are more or less psychological animes.
Also the style somehow corresponds.
These two... are so alike in so many ways o_o
Gantz is more of a senseless violence type of thing... but they're both series with blood and violence and eechi type stuffs at one point or another... very similar =3
Blood, blood, more blood, gore and boobs.
Both Elfen Lied and GANTZ are seinen animes containing lots of ecchi and plenty of brutality, killing and gore. They're both horror animes with a supernatrual theme. I personally think that they're both amazing and they both received a 10 from me.
Both are incredibly violent action anime with strong psychological themes and lots of sex
Both series have pretty simple plots that don't progress much, but cover for it with plenty of shock value, and teh BOOBIES!
Both are full of despair,of life-sucks themes full of violence and hatred.and both leave a strong aftertaste
Elfen lied is more serious though and gantz has some panties
Both are tottally worth seeing
Plenty of gore, this two are probably in the top of the shows with more gore. Plenty of action which messes up with viewer mind and his emotions. Highly psychological and adult shows.
Both Gantz and Elfen Lied have Psychological, supernatural horror atmosphere that keep your adrenaline pumping throughout the series.
Both have high amounts or gore, with excellent fights and even romance elemnts!
Elfen Lied and Gantz are cut from the same cloth, despite having different plots and characters. How so? Well, both shows are incredibly tasteless with virtually no regard for standards, practices, or even common decency. These are programmes where actual gore, and not just a shitload of blood like programmes such as Another and Attack on Titan. However, Elfen Lied's gore never really goes beyond severed limbs and decapitations, while Gantz has more in the way of variety (entrails are a relatively common sight). What's more, Elfen Lied takes a break from all of the carnage and tries to be cute/romantic/dramatic with a dash of ecchi harem thrown into the mix whereas Gantz does no such thing. There's quite a lot in the way of ecchi, don't get me wrong. However, Gantz has almost no regard for its female characters. There's wanton rape, nudity, and such scattered throughout the programme.
From a production standpoint, Elfen Lied's production values are significantly better than Gantz's. Gantz was produced by Gonzo, a company whose works generally have randomly fluctuating animation quality as well as a lot of conspicuous CG. Elfen Lied on the other hand was produced by Arms, a company that's known for creating shows that many would find... questionable (like Ikkitousen, Queen's Blade, and Brynhildr in the Darkness) and have actually gone on to produce full-blown hentai as well.
HOWEVER, Gantz actually has the edge over Elfen Lied when it comes down to production when you look at their dubs. Both shows were licensed by ADV Films, so you'd assume that the dubs for both shows would be of the same quality. That couldn't be further from the truth. One of the more infamous facts of Elfen Lied's production is that BOTH the Japanese dub and the English dub are considered atrocious by native speakers of both languages. While I can't say much about Gantz's Japanese dub (aside from the fact that Kei Kishimoto in the Japanese dub seems to enjoy having a dog eat her out directly after an attempted rape...), ADV Films did a MUCH better job with the localisation than they did with Elfen Lied. Given the raunchy nature of the programme, Gantz has no shortage of swearing and the like and adds an extra layer of immersion to the mix.
Lots of blood, nudity and misanthropy to go around.
Darkness, gore and absolute dispair. If you like that kind of style, check em out both. Both mediocre though, they're worth watching for the insane carelessness and hate of most characters in both series.
Plus Gantz has titties.
Well I dislike both but they are similar. Too much gore trying to show evileness of people. If you enjoyed one you would most likely enjoy the other. Gantz has nudity and the like.
Both show a group of people who fight by their lives and freedom in a kind of game whose aim is to kill or to die.
Both are very violent, have brutality, suffering and pain.
Both have a lot of misteries, challenges and conflicts.
The main characters of both animes get themselves in a horrible circumstances and die (in Gantz, more literally, and in Deadman Wonderland, become deadmen). They then play games to survive.
There's a lot of similarity to this because in both stories many have to do the unnecessary to in order to survive. Same thing with the points system. You have to keep getting points or otherwise you will die. Many characters do die and it is almost as graphic as gantz. Very Good Anime
Both series has quite a bit of violence and action as the main protagonist's life is changed forever after a certain circumstance.
Both series features the main protagonist in a sort of almost twisted game situation where he feels and is trapped a long with others. There also seems to be a bit of mystery behind the setting that they are in involving their initial circumstances.
Both series features tragedy as well as action, drama, and gore.
Both anime are violent death games in which the characters are forced to fight and kill.
Both give a look into the dark side of society as people fight to survive in world unknown to them.Also in both series the main character seems reluctant to fight but keeps on fighting in order to survive and get revenge on the person/thing who dragged them into all the fighting.
Both feature a character who is thrust into a game of survival.
People have to kill in order to survive
Violence, gory animes
If you take away Gantz's fondness of boobs/nudity/twisted humour, the death games between humans and creatures that crush men like insects - not even the respective main characters being safe - makes Gantz & Shingeki one and the same. The despair the cast convey when confronted with the terror of a threat beyond human understanding sticks the two together like glue.
There's very little out there that can make people feel the same sense of dread as its characters do, whether on page or screen. The casts of the two are forced into 'do or die' confrontations with freaky creatures, knowing either it or themselves will die, and the bloodshed that results is a matter of inevitability.
...However, these were both aired on TV. Since the respective manga series never pandered to the faint of heart with their gory/brutal death scenes and general violence, there HAD TO BE censorship. In the case of Gantz, content from episodes had to be held back until the DVD releases and it didn't get the best of adaptations. In the case of Shingeki, so far there's been a 'cut away from death-shot' policy. Just pointing this out since the shock value is obviously drained by censorship.
A team of humans must work together to defeat dangerous enemies who are much larger and more powerful. The humans have advanced technology to help them fight. There are many life or death situations and there is a lot of violence.
There's this sense of violence present in both Gantz and Shingeki no Kyojin that I find similar. In both series, they involve a group of humans who must fight for survival against monsters like they have never faced before. These monsters tests their abilities for survival and puts their lives at jeopardy on many various occasions.
Obviously, there is a lot of violence in both series as blood is spilled from the action. The monsters themselves in both series seeks to kill the characters where they show no mercy. On the other hand, there's the main characters who struggles for survival but are determined to survive, especially the main male protagonists.
Both series have a dark tone where death is common and often ends in a brutal way.
Both anime will put the hair on your nuts. There is outstanding action in both series, although Shingeki has a better soundtrack. There are amazing characters in both series. Both series also love to kill off people.
Both series have a easy to follow history with tons of violence. Special for kids.
They are brutal in the same way but Shingeki no Kyojin has a better story and also some funny moments you wouldnt see in Gantz.
The show has that similar feeling of desperation that you get from watching SnK. Both featured normal people fighting against immensely overpowered enemies. Brutal and cruel scenes also exists in abundance throughout both series, although Gantz is somewhat darker and shows many more ugly sides of humanity. If you are looking for lots of bloody action and brutality (and profanity) this is the show for you.
Very similar to Gantz. Although the anime finishes before more interesting things are introduced, it was still very similar to the Manga.
Gantz has a dark story where mostly people die, monsters, giants are introduced for the characters to kill and survive.
If you have watched Shingeki No Kyojin i strongly recommend you watch/read Gantz!!
Why? I have re-watched/ reread still (ongoing Manga) the series. You will find this Manga to be better or equal to this show. It can be a bit sexual but obviously no one minds that !! ;)
- People fighting stronger creatures in order to survive
- Bloody & Gore
- Many people die each battle
Both Bokurano and Gantz are about a dreadful game that entraps its players and submits them to inhuman torment. Gantz is considerably more violent in terms of credible gore while Bokurano is more pervasive insofar as the violence is mostly psychological yet in both there is an overwhelming feeling of unfairness and unavoidable doom. The mystery that surrounds the nature of the game is similar in both series, Bokurano eventually provides an explanation that ties up with larger than life consequences while Gantz remains enigmatic through and through.
Both series are about people being forced into hopeless battle, against unknown beings. Plus each have a bad-mouth mascot character: Gantz has the Gantz ball & Bokurano has Dung Beetle. ^_^
Both anime deal with an unknown seemingly all powerful entity with childish behavior forcing the protagonists in dangerous and lethal situations.
Both Bokurano and Gantz have similar concepts: There is a horrible "game" in which one must kill to survive. However, although Gantz approaches this concept in a dark fashion, Bokurano makes it darker. Whereas in Gantz one can survive the game, in Bokurano you have no choice but to die once you've signed up for it. Both animes are thought-provoking and deep, with great character development.
The players are put into a dreadful game, where they kill beings of other planetes/universe.
Gantz has more gory violence while Bokurano has more psychological violence.
Very similar, both gets people to enter a so called "game" but they find out it's not what they thought. Difference is that bokurano is more mecha with middle school kids. But it is very similar.
A bunch of unfamilliar people get involved in a some sort of a game where their lifes are put on a scale and rules at the beginning are yet unknown. Both anime have strong psychological aspect and are pretty serious and interesting to watch till the end.
* deadly game
Both "Gantz" and "Ichi the Killer" are shocking, disturbing, dark exercises in ultraviolence. Both series will show you disturbing images you probally don't ever want to see, but like a train wreck, you can't look away. Also both surprisingly have a large amount of dark humor. Half the time your watching these anime series you will be laughing, and the other half you will be repulsed. They are both full of gore, sex scenes, screwed up scenes, and show more blood then most other anime series, in a shorter time then though possible.
The music in both series sound very much alike. From background music to the songs used, they all sound very much alike. Both series music seems to be inspired by rap, and their odd beats seem to match the dark ultraviolence of each show. Listening to the opening themes of both series back to back (which sound a like), might want to make you do some killings of your own...
Both series also have character designs that look the same. They seem to both have that weird "ugly" seinen style designs, that work for each show. The characters in both are very well detailed, and look almost ugly (the intent sometimes) and realistic. The characters in each series are also a little alike, so it's fitting they are drawn the same way.
If you liked the dark comedy/ultraviolent horror that was "Gantz", give "Ichi the Killer: Episode 0" a try (or vice versa)...
The protagonists behave of seemed form. Both animes has much insane violence and some complementary scenes of nudity and sexual relation. Gantz is a great anime to who likes gore with a drama mixture.
Because both of them are very psichologic, a lot of gore, human thinking and a lot of fighting.
Blood, gore, violence, very dark atmosphere, also a few sexual scenes.
Both are the worst adaptations that I've ever seen. Just ignore those two and go read the manga.
Both are very violent with lots of blood and gore.
Both protagonists can be considered evil.
Both have unique stories about survival.
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