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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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Mie Sonozaki ...
 Sei Sakuraoka / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
Takurou Nakakuni ...
 Gang Member A / ... (4 episodes, 2004)
Hajime Iijima ...
 Boy / ... (3 episodes, 2004)
Touko Aoyama ...
 Child B / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
Matt Greenfield ...
 Bill Collector A / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
Jason Grundy ...
 Green Statue (2 episodes, 2004)
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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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All of the sexy pinups that appear in Kurono Kei's bedroom are actually cover pages from the Gantz manga. See more »

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Spin-off Gantz: The Game (2005) See more »

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by Rip Slyme
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prepare for letdown
8 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When you wind up dramatic tension in a scene, it has to pay off, in either action or plot revelation. But it's possible to spend so long on the wind-up that no pay-off will be worth it, and all your get for the effort is viewer apathy. This series does this a lot.

Every action is preceded with 5 minutes of internalizing the obvious, and followed with 5 minutes of predictable reaction. It's as if this was written to be accessible an audience too dense to grasp a situation within the first 30 frames -- an audience not mature enough for this level of graphic violence and sex in the first place.

The illustration and sound were very fine, but not enough to make this less grueling to watch. But if you happen to be studying Japanese, this is pretty basic material to listen to, so it won't be a complete waste of your time. The characters aren't much for observation, or any thought that isn't self-involved and too rudimentary for the capacity for real self-consciousness.

However, if you wanted to watch a pack of animal-order personalities get horribly mutilated -- no, forget that, they still don't die quick enough to sustain interest.


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