Ranked #2120


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ガンツ


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2004 to Jun 22, 2004
Premiered: Spring 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 7.321 (scored by 74,505 users)
Ranked: #21202
Popularity: #240
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kurono, Kei
Kurono, Kei
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Katou, Masaru
Katou, Masaru
Yamaguchi, Mayumi
Yamaguchi, Mayumi
Oosato, Masashi
Oosato, Masashi
Kishimoto, Kei
Kishimoto, Kei
Nabatame, Hitomi
Nabatame, Hitomi
Nishi, Jouichirou
Nishi, Jouichirou
Yabe, Masahito
Yabe, Masahito


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

More episodes Episodes(14/13)

# Episode Title Aired
1 It's the Beginning of a Brand New Day
Atarashii Asa ga Kita (新しい朝が来た)
Apr 13, 2004
2 They Aren't Human
Ningen Janee (人間じゃねぇ)
Apr 20, 2004
3 Kei, You're Awesome!
Kei-chan, suggee (計ちゃん、すっげえ)
Apr 20, 2004
4 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
5 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

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Oct 23, 2015
"God is dead, and Gantz killed him," - Friedrich Nietzche

Whilst many programmes contain no shortage of objectionable content, few (if any) programmes can truly call themselves "the most offensive programme on Earth" quite like Gantz can. Gantz truly does take refuge in its own audacity for being what is hands-down, the most offensive show on the face of the planet and quite possibly, one of the worst shows (animated or otherwise) to have ever come out of the 2000s. To watch an episode of Gantz is to force yourself into an endurance test, one that will ultimately leave you questioning whether or not you're as read more
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May 5, 2015
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*
-mission cleared-

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 read more
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Oct 24, 2015
This is for both seasons* Coming from someone who absolutely loves the manga and gave it a 10/10 on my manga list, the anime adaptation is pretty damn bad. The premise and story of Gantz is great and interesting but is plagued by absolutely horrible pacing. The characters will literally stand there for half an hour crying and yelling debating on what to do while a monster is right in front of them patiently waiting for them while they take their sweet ass time doing fuck all. The visuals are decent but nothing special about it. The characters are pretty good for the most part read more
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Sep 20, 2015
This review is for Seasons 1 and 2 (Gantz and Gantz Second Stage). They shouldn't have been split up in the first place, in my opinion, so I'm rolling it into one.

Ah, Gantz...the only series I've seen with an overall rating that seems to contradict my feelings.

Let me break it down.
Gantz is technically terrible. The pacing is weird and jerky, the characters are range from bearable to god-awful, the animation is mediocre, and the ending is literally not an ending. It's like the studio and writers got so sick of it they just dropped it to move on to something else, hoping read more
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The music in both series sound very much alike. From background  read more 
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