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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, SupernaturalSupernatural, EcchiEcchi
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological, SurvivalSurvival
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.011 (scored by 166583166,583 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #38772
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #580
Members: 326,814
Favorites: 2,239

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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
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Super Shooter" by Rip Slyme

Ending Theme

"Last Kiss" by Bonnie Pink

Oct 8, 2009
Maur (All reviews)
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
May 5, 2015
Corbert (All reviews)
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
Apr 25, 2007
NaughtyCalibur (All reviews)
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
Aug 1, 2007
nervous_system (All reviews)
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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