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Gantz: :  -- A group of people are resurrected from their deaths by a mysterious black ball called GANTZ to combat alien criminals hiding on Earth.
Gantz -- Trailer for Gantz: The Complete Series

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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
12 April 2004 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
A group of people are resurrected from their deaths by a mysterious black ball called GANTZ to combat alien criminals hiding on Earth. Full summary »
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User Reviews:
Not a great series, but has some shining moments See more (41 total) »

Cast

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Alyssa Anderson ... Girl On Date, Additional Voices (unknown episodes)
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Series Directed by
Ichirô Itano (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Greg Ayers (1 episode, 2004)

Masashi Sogo (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Taishi Nishimura .... producer (26 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Cinematography by
Kôjirô Hayashi (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Kiyoshi Hirose (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Shigemi Ikeda (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Takae Iijima .... color designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Jacob A. Gragard .... adr recordist (5 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Yasuhiro Kato .... 3D CG director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Masaki Hosoyama .... key animator (1 episode, 2004)

Toshihiro Nakajima .... mechanical designer (unknown episodes)
Naoyuki Onda .... character designer (unknown episodes)
 

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Also Known As:
"Gantsu" - Japan (English title) (informal alternative title)
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Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Australia:MA (some episodes) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) (Vol 3) | Canada:18A (Manitoba) (some episodes) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (some episodes) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) (volume 3) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (vol 2 & 3) | Chile:18 | Colombia:18 | Germany:16 | Ireland:15 | Ireland:18 (some episodes) | Japan:R-15 | New Zealand:R18 | New Zealand:R16 (some episodes) | Peru:18 | Russia:18+ | South Africa:16LV | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | UK:15 | UK:18 (some episodes) | USA:TV-MA | USA:TV-14 (edited version)
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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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Version of Gantz (2010)See more »
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24 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Not a great series, but has some shining moments, 25 May 2005
Author: fuzzy_wunz from New York, NY

The Gantz anime series is an amalgamation of events that occurred in the first few volumes of the manga. It's an introduction to the Gantz universe and its inhabitants--most notably, the aliens and their human hunters. Like the manga, the anime centers around the growth and emergence of Kurono (Chrono) as a hero and his effort to win and survive at all costs. There's a good deal of sex and violence as well as long stretches of philosophical banter and social critique, but it often comes across as being so self-righteous and ultimately defeatist that most messages would only be appealing to audiences that already had the same beliefs.

The artwork is dark and is true to Oru Hiroya's concepts down to the intricately detailed weapons and power suits. The characters range from the sexually eager and aggressive Kurono, to the gallant Katou, to the buxom Kishimoto. The animation is mostly satisfying. Since Hiroya's artwork uses 3d models for scale and proportion, they can seem stiff and often lack fluidity. That same flaw is evident in the anime as well.

The story is intriguing, at the least, and seems to be inspired by movies such as The Cube. The sci-fi aspects are cool and even I would like to run around in a power suit for a day or two.

Altogether, it has some great ingredients that are marred by plodding progression and preachy characters. The fan-service is there, though not to an excess, but this is certainly not for children or those that are easily offended by violence, gore, or opinions diametrically opposed to your own. It's definitely worth watching and depending on who you are, you might just like it a lot.

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