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Synonyms: Gantz Movie
Japanese: GANTZ:O


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2016
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Digital Frontier
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological, SurvivalSurvival
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 36 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.411 (scored by 5798757,987 users)
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Ranked: #20322
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1988
Members: 95,505
Favorites: 336

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Death does not have to be the end; one can live again, but only through beating the game posed by the black ball called Gantz.

On his way home to celebrate his younger brother's birthday, brave and kind-hearted student named Masaru Katou is stabbed to death. He awakes in a small room with a cityscape view in the heart of Tokyo—and he is not alone. To his surprise, it is not the afterlife, but the waiting room for a high stakes game with their lives on the line. Before he has the chance to process the situation, Masaru is handed a gun and teleported into the center of Osaka to carry out one simple task: eliminate any alien on sight.

Accompanied by the aged Yoshikazu Suzuki, the stunning idol Reika Shimohira, and the cold but experienced Jouichirou Nishi, Masaru must overcome his fears in order to survive the game and return home to his waiting brother.

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"Ningen Video (人間ビデオ)" by The Dresscodes (ドレスコーズ)

Oct 18, 2016
Watched at Toho Cinema, Tokyo.

While Gantz O follows the Osaka Arc it makes some big changes, ones you can see the reason for and some you can't.

Rated at PG12 in Japan, the drug abusing Kyo Hanaki and Rapist Kazuo Kuwabara are absent, understandable.

Less understandable is that most of the Tokyo team are abscent too, it's faster to say the only ones shown are Kurono, Suzuki, Reika, Nishi & Kato....I'm so sad that Host Samurai was absent.

The movie also incorporates an alternative end to the Oni Arc that starts the film off, which was so awesome it gave me goosebumps.

The CGI is amazing and despite it ...
Oct 26, 2016
Watched it today in Tokyo, did not regret it.

Gantz:O is a CGI adaptation of a manga that was an extremely enjoyable piece of work. The CGI was consistent and beautiful, the fight scenes were amazing, and the makers stayed true to the storyline to an extent, which is excellent as well. The gore was something that I had worried about since this movie is PG12, but it was very vivid for a PG12 rated film, and personally it was satisfying enough for me.

There are some changes to the characters and storyline which ...
Dec 13, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Basically, if you don't know anything about Gantz, I'd say don't bother. The movie clearly tries to introduce newcomers to the Gantz game concept but does so in such an awkward and incomplete way that I'd say it's very hard to understand unless you're at least kind of familiar with the rules.

The story makes some drastic changes from the manga, which by themselves wouldn't make it bad, but together make the Osaka Arc a much simpler and more boring experience (You can feel this in particular during the first half of the movie). The new ending is the only change I think affected the movie ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Gantz:O Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
pacuuuuu3 - Dec 4, 2016
78 repliesby ambza»»
Mar 19, 4:58 AM
How is kato alive?
FrontierAK - Jun 10, 2017
6 repliesby MalyRBT»»
Jan 5, 2:12 PM
Do I need to watch Gantz or read the manga to watch Gantz:0?
_juno - Mar 5, 2017
11 repliesby Maxto21»»
Nov 9, 2022 3:53 AM
Poll: Kato or Kei as the MC?
cHowaito - May 9, 2019
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May 9, 2019 12:17 AM
guy550 - Apr 1, 2017
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Apr 1, 2017 2:22 PM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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