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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: Tuesdays at 02:28 (JST)
Producers: Fuji TV
Licensors: ADV Films, Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: GoreGore, High Stakes GameHigh Stakes Game, PsychologicalPsychological, SurvivalSurvival
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.991 (scored by 180661180,661 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #48752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #655
Members: 360,213
Favorites: 2,437

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Knowing that he is risking his life, Kei Kurono makes the uncharacteristic decision to jump onto train tracks to save a homeless man from death, only to perish in the process. But when he comes to, Kei finds himself in a room with several other recently deceased people, as well as a large, mysterious black ball. While the people in the room are trying to make sense of their situation, the ball suddenly opens, revealing a cache of weapons and strange black suits. The ball then instructs everyone that they have to hunt down an alien and teleports them to an unknown location.

With very little information to work off of, Kei teams up with his childhood friend Masaru Katou and an unfamiliar woman, and the trio explore their new surroundings. It quickly becomes apparent, however, that they have stumbled into a dark and dangerous world where anything could happen to them.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Itano, Ichirou
Director, Storyboard
Hayase, Hiroyuki
Sound Director
Mizumoto, Hazuki
Episode Director
Ayres, Greg


Opening Theme

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"Super Shooter" by Rip Slyme

Ending Theme

"Last Kiss" by Bonnie Pink


Jun 24, 2023
I found Gantz to be a very enjoyable watch and I ended up binging it all in 2 days. This review is for the entirety of the show, which is split into two parts on MAL. I suggest watching the English dub if you do get around to Gantz. It had a lot of personality and it was hilarious.

Overall opinion:
I loved watching Gantz. The characters are unlikable at times, punchable even, and I only liked that more as I found myself cheering for different people. The main character is someone who is unlikable but so funny, honest and blunt, and realistic (at times) that I ...
Jan 9, 2022
Mixed Feelings
What can be said about Gantz? It was a big deal when it came out, ahead of it's time probably since it had to deal with a lot of censor and bans all over the world. If you were a teenager (like me at the time) you loved the violence and anxiety it gave you, it's was almost as if you were there.

(Since this is the first half of the series I'll keep my harsh critic to the second part)

If you want to get into the world of Gantz it's ok to watch this first half of the anime, but after that go an ...
Feb 23, 2024
This is easily the worst anime I have ever seen. Holy fucking shit, this is so fucking bad.

I am stunned. I cannot believe this show exists. I cannot understand how studio Gonzo released this. I feel genuinely thunderstruck right now. The night after watching this, I literally had a dream in which I was retarded. That has never happened before, nor since. Bleach, I need bleach. Someone fucking stab my fucking eyes out. Who the fuck thought releasing this was a good idea? I mean, what the fuck is going on? Am I in the Twilight Zone?

Studio Gonzo isn’t a studio whose work you would ...

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