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Gantz (Manga)

Gantz

Alternative Titles

English: Gantz
Synonyms: Gantz/Osaka
Japanese: ガンツ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 37
Chapters: 383
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 13, 2000 to Jun 20, 2013
Authors: Oku, Hiroya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump

Statistics

Score: 8.301 (scored by 25779 users)
Ranked: #3792
Popularity: #16
Members: 43,254
Favorites: 5,986
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Popular Tags

action sci-fi seinen supernatural

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 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 Manga

Prequel: Gantz/Minus, GANTZ/NISHI
Other: GANTZ no Moto: Oku Hiroya to SF Eiga Monogatari
Adaptation: Gantz 2nd Stage, Gantz

Characters

 Shion
Izumi, Shion
Main
 Masaru
Katou, Masaru
Main
 Daizaemon
Kaze, Daizaemon
Main
 Tae
Kojima, Tae
Main
 Kei
Kurono, Kei
Main
 Joichiro
Nishi, Joichiro
Main
 Hiroto
Sakurai, Hiroto
Main



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Jun 27, 2008
Beatnik
A Japanese teenager waits at a train station, reading a trashy magazine featuring an idol enticing the reader with her big boobs. An elderly lady approaches the teenager, asking for directions. The teenager quickly mumbles a non-informative reply while thinking to himself what an annoyance the lady is, why should he give a shit about her? Oh look, a drunken tramp just fell onto the tracks and no one is going to help. Why should they? It’s none of their business, just look away and pretend you didn’t see it happen.

This is Gantz. Hiroya Oku's exploitative, violent and cynical read more
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Oct 29, 2007
Master10K
Here we have a manga that I cannot help but loathe and love all the same. Gantz being a thrilling Seinen, Sci-fi, Action manga that would take the reader on a gory rollercoaster ride, featuring amazing battles for survival. Yet it also happens to be riddled with poor dialogue and spontaneous plot developments that may stem one's enjoyment.

It all begins as two young Japanese high school boys, meet their end by a homicidal underground locomotive. And that would have been the end for them, if this wasn't a manga. So having been semi-posthumously transported to an apartment, along with others in the same situation; they read more
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User Recommendations

Both follow the same concept of people being forced into a death game. Both are very graphic and gory with interesting story and characters, GANTZ is a little more supernatural with more nudity as well but above all both are very similar.
I like to think of Psyren as the shonen-version of Gantz. both series involve a "game" with real lives at stake, set up by some mysterious person, while the main characters try to beat the game to win back their freedom or for other goals later realizing there´s more at stake

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