Gantz Review(Anime)

y0l3itches

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Summary: Gantz tells the story of a teenager named Kei Kurono who dies in a train accident and becomes part of a semi-posthumous "game" in which he and several other recently deceased people are forced to hunt down and kill aliens. The missions they embark upon are often dangerous. Many die--again--on each mission, but others replace them in the same manner as Kei Kurono's appearance.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Psychological Thriller, Sci-Fi, Ecchi, Supernatural

Has Nudity

Eposides: 26

Beginning: The story begins when a pair of high school students (Kei Kurono and Masaru Kato) are seemingly run over by a subway train, after saving the life of a homeless drunk who had fallen onto the tracks. Following their untimely deaths, Kei and Masaru find themselves transported — alive and well — along with a number of people who have also just died, to the interior of an unfurnished Tokyo condominium from which the Tokyo Tower may be seen - and none of them are able to leave. At one end of the room is a featureless black sphere we later learn is called "Gantz".

The Rules of the Game
Gantz forces them to participate in what at first appears to be a reality game show, in which they hunt aliens who are secretly living in Japan. Gantz provides them with strength enhancing- skinsuits, guns, and radar. Each participant has a miniature explosive implanted in their brains that prevents them from wandering outside the designated playing field, much like the explosive collars in the series Battle Royale. The designated area is roughly one square kilometer; if the participants cross this boundary or tell anyone of the secrets of Gantz and the apartment, the explosive will detonate. It appears that this trigger only works when the player speaks verbally to someone about it, as Nishi developed a website with written reports of his missions and apparently no harm was done to him because of it.

If the players manage to survive the mission, they return to the room in perfect health (even if they were nearly dead or missing limbs). When a player is injured in the game and returns to the room afterwards, he/she will have no memory of what happened after his/her injury and will be standing in the pose he/she was last healthy in. This leads to suspect that Gantz "copies" an entire individual and later "pastes" that into the room rather than restoring an injured individual. Also note that it seems that later in the manga, this copy and paste method is replaced with the characters remembering their own injuries. Those who are killed during the mission do not return to the room. Gantz then tallies individual scores based on kills and sets them free, only to have them return to play another time. Points are awarded according to the number of kills achieved by the player, less points are given if the alien is captured, and no extra points are given for suitless kills.

Those who manage to accumulate 100 points are given one of three choices:

1. Be set free with their memories of Gantz and the games wiped.
2. Receive a more powerful weapon.
3. Be able to resurrect a deceased human from Gantz's memory bank.
(Wikipedia)

Storyline: There is alot of emotional distress in this anime and the characters start to build on it. Each of them have to be able to kill "aliens" in order to get those 100 points and make it out alive. The missions are done during the night and regular people cannot see you but you are able to get hurt or even hurt them. The main characters are Kei Kurono and Masaru Kato and they died; they are brought back to life to participate in this game to live another day. Kato isn't able to fight in the beginning and thinks that doing teamwork will get the whole team back alive which is very stressful to watch. Kurono is able to adapt quickly partly because of Kei Kishimoto that pretty much dumped him. The anime can resemble situtions that are morally correct in its own way and can effect the human mind. 9/10

Graphics: There is alot of blood and it seems there is a bit too much blood during many scenes but it will not draw too much attention. They have great views on the human body and how it is materilized into the gantz world. There are many horrible deaths and they show it quite well. 10/10

Music: The music is very hyped up and flows through the anime during fight scenes. 8/10

Characters: The characters don't go indept about there childhood but it doesn't really matter because its really about how the human mind reacts to situtions during this game. Very good development where you love the characters, hate the characters and feel simpatie for them also. 9/10

Overall: This anime is great for people that like action, horror and psychological thriller. This takes anime to a new level where living twice is harder then your previous life... 9/10

YouTube - gantz amv
 
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Morcombe

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the Gantz anime ending left me so dissapointed, the manga is still going and tehy could easily make many more seasons for this show.
 

Arczanpakutou

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the Gantz anime ending left me so dissapointed, the manga is still going and tehy could easily make many more seasons for this show.
I Agree with Marcombe...
I'm VERY disappointed with the ending.
They supposed make the series longer because the manga also ongoing.
 

Kenzou

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The anime was horrible if you've read the manga before hand. But if you go from Anime to manga its not so bad. At the end of the show you will throw a big brick at your screen and then start to download the manga. The manga is amazing(for the most part, its struggling right now). Its by far my favorite manga to date. The anime is good but the fillers are garbage.