Gantz (2004– )

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A group of people are resurrected from their deaths by a mysterious black ball called GANTZ to combat alien criminals hiding on Earth.

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High school student Kei Kurono meets up with childhood friend Kato Masaru one day by chance encounter. As the two are in the subway chatting, Kato notices a homeless man on the subway train tracks. Kato goes down on to the tracks to move the man off the tracks and persuades Kei to help. But soon after helping the man, they are hit by a subway train and killed... or maybe not. Immediately after being hit by the train, the two are suddenly in an apartment from which they can't leave, along with some other people who were also in some near death experience. In this apartment there is also a black sphere called Gantz. Kei and the others have to obey Gantz's rules if they want to live. They have to participate in missions in which the objective is to eliminate aliens. But who or what are these aliens? are Kei, Kato and the others alive or dead? Written by Neuman

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In the long version of the opening, you can hear samples from the Atari 8-bit game Archon. See more »

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Pass on this if you respect anime at all.
16 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gantz is a series with weaknesses that far outweigh its strengths. The writing, the action, the animation; it's all complete nonsense. It is a series that tries to be edgy and character driven, yet fails on the most basic levels of quality. 7.4 average! What series is everyone watching here?

If there is one lingering thought I had after finishing the entire series, it was the horrible pacing that plagued each episode. Without giving anything away, the bulk of the story follows one main character along with many supporting characters that come and go. Now it is fairly obvious that the director did not have a decent budget to work with, since there were scenes that were drawn out for minutes on end. This is not Dragon Ball Z drawn out either. It is even worse. There are scenes early on that drag and drag with pointless banter in the most unrealistic situations. And when the action finally does come, it is about as memorable as last weeks breakfast.

The animation is poor, as it makes constant use of still shots and low quality CGI. Do not expect anything remotely decent until very far into the series. What is even worse are the character designs. There are gigantic boobs on the women, terribly designed monsters, and about five locations that I can remember. And if you enjoy not having your ears assaulted, at least watch it in Japanese. The dialogue is so bad, it makes Michael Bay and Stephenie Meyer look like Shakespeare.

However if you still find yourself intrigued by the series' notorious violence, you might find something here. But be warned, as this show will try to do anything to get you to hate it. The last few episodes do start to finally pick up the pace, but all of a sudden it's over.

Instead of watching this show, do yourself a favor and watch Black Lagoon instead. It does everything this show does (action, vulgar language, animation, story arcs, and characters, sexy women) ten times better. Skip this if you have any respect for anime.


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