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Gantz


Alternative Titles

English: Gantz
Synonyms: GANTZ
Japanese: ガンツ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2004 to Jun 22, 2004
Premiered: Spring 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Fuji TV
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.291 (scored by 84,575 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #23222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #280
Members: 155,115
Favorites: 1,646
7.29
Ranked #2322Popularity #280Members 155,115
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Episodes: /13

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]

Background

There is also a live action film adaptation that was released in 2011, and a video game by Konami released on PlayStation 2 in 2005.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

Itano, Ichiro
Itano, Ichiro
Director, Storyboard
Hayase, Hiroyuki
Hayase, Hiroyuki
Sound Director
Ayres, Greg
Ayres, Greg
Script
Auten, Christine
Auten, Christine
Script


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"Super Shooter" by Rip Slyme

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"Last Kiss" by Bonnie Pink



More reviewsReviews

Maur
Oct 8, 2009
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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Corbert
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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NaughtyCalibur
Apr 25, 2007
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 read more
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Gangoke
Sep 2, 2008
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 read more
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