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Synonyms: GANTZ
Japanese: ガンツ
English: Gantz
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2004 to Jun 22, 2004
Premiered: Spring 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Fuji TV
Licensors: ADV Films, Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological, SurvivalSurvival
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.991 (scored by 174829174,829 users)
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Ranked: #40282
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Popularity: #625
Members: 347,072
Favorites: 2,355

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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


Itano, Ichirou
Director, Storyboard
Hayase, Hiroyuki
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Super Shooter" by Rip Slyme

Ending Theme

"Last Kiss" by Bonnie Pink

Oct 8, 2009
Mixed Feelings
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, ...
May 5, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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*
Aug 1, 2007
Skip the anime, read the manga. The pacing is awkward and the artwork pales in comparison to that in the manga. The artwork of the manga is drawn over 3d models whereas the animation is completely flat. Also the exquisitely drawn blood and gore of the manga is translated into a few seconds of short unskillfully animated blood squirting. I suppose they could not invest any money into animating most of it since they knew it would be edited out for several releases.

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