Gantz 2nd Stage

Gantz: Second Stage

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Alternative Titles

English: Gantz: Second Stage
Synonyms: Gantz *uncut*, Gantz - Second Stage, Gantz 2nd stage
Japanese: ガンツ


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, Sci-FiSci-Fi, HorrorHorror, PsychologicalPsychological, SupernaturalSupernatural, DramaDrama, EcchiEcchi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.071 (scored by 8610886,108 users)
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Ranked: #34062
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Popularity: #1179
Members: 141,929
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Kurono Kei and his ex-elementary school classmate, Kato Masaru have survived the first two ordeals that the unknown black sphere Gantz has sent them through. Exploding body parts, struggling to stay alive till the last seconds and seeing your fellow comrades fall in a pile of blood and gore are norm to them now. They are aware now that Gantz can call them up along with any new deeds, at any time for another confrontation with aliens.

Will Kato's experiences in the Gantz world give him the same courage in the real world? With fellow veteran Gantzer Kei Kishimoto currently staying at Kurono's home as his "adopted pet", can Kurono stave off his growing lust for her mammaries?

What the heck is Gantz?



As the manga was still ongoing at the time of the production of Gantz 2nd Stage, the anime had to divert from the manga plot halfway through, which lead to the anime concluding with a completely 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

"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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