Gantz 2nd Stage

Gantz: Second Stage

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Synonyms: Gantz *uncut*, Gantz - Second Stage, Gantz 2nd stage
Japanese: ガンツ
English: Gantz: Second Stage
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 26, 2004 to Nov 18, 2004
Premiered: Summer 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: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.051 (scored by 9185291,852 users)
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Ranked: #36942
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Popularity: #1269
Members: 150,463
Favorites: 429

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Despite having seemingly returned to their normal lives, Kei Kurono, Masaru Katou, and Kei Kishimoto are forced back into the lethal game after Gantz's recent activity. The black sphere continues to summon recently deceased people to fight alien invaders. And having survived the two previous encounters, the trio are more than prepared for the upcoming missions.

As they progress through the tournament's stages, the three proceed in their attempt to earn 100 points, which is said to be the only way to leave the parallel dimension for good. However, with the constant onslaught of alien invaders and the threat of imminent death, they must first focus on the task at hand—immediate survival.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Due to the ongoing serialization of the manga during the anime's production, Gantz 2nd Stage diverts from the manga's plotline midway and features an original ending.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Itano, Ichirou
Director, Storyboard
Suzuki, Shingo
Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Nishimori, Akira
Tsukasa, Sunaga


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Super Shooter" by Rip Slyme

Ending Theme

"Last Kiss" by Bonnie Pink

Aug 15, 2010
deleteme234 (All reviews)
The anime version of Gantz is split into two seasons, and I'm reviewing the second season; Gantz - Second Stage. Check my earlier reviews as I have already reviewed the first season of Gantz and the manga version of Gantz.

Gantz - Second Stage is a mixed bag since it contains one of the best missions that Gantz has to offer (the Buddha mission), but also contains a lackluster ending to the anime that makes people scratch their heads.

The Buddha mission continues where the first season left off, and is highly addictive and kick-ass to watch. It contains everything I love about Gantz; the unpredictability read more
Jul 4, 2008
Deep (All reviews)
I think overall, the second season of Gantz was my favorite. However, I watched it without even realizing there was a second season at first (I watched all 26 episodes straight.) There wasn't really a break in between the first and second season, at least I could barely tell. If it showed in the opening song, I didn't really watch all of that. Otherwise, this is really a great series.

I started watching this only a few days ago and I finished yesterday actually and I really wanted to write a review for it but I couldn't access the site for some reason. And going read more
May 26, 2015
Wickardo (All reviews)
Gantz (both first and second season) is a prove that no matter how attractive and original an idea is, it's condemned to a monumental failure if the execution isn't the adequated. I don't know about the manga since I've never took a look on it, perhaps it is a masterpiece without any comparison, but regarding the anime, I couldn't have been more disappointed.

On the first instance, the series tries to show a distorted and exaggeratedly negative view of society on which is based a great part of the storytelling, which consists of the saddest and poorest attempts of plot devices. Seriously, the vortex of stupidity read more
Dec 25, 2014
literaturenerd (All reviews)

Merry Christmas! I'm going to celebrate this cheery and wonderful day by ripping apart a shitty, old anime from 10 years ago that nobody cares about and new otaku have probably never even heard of! Why? Because I am an odd man! Today we look at huge #2! Gantz 2: the filler season.

Plot and characters: 2/10

Is it possible to have a REALLY stupid plot that absolutely revels in its own absurdity, but is still entertaining and awesome? Of course it is! A few series that actually pulled this off well would be: Hellsing Ultimate, Afro Samurai, FLCL, etc. Then there is Gantz, which tries to read more

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