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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.
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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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Overstated for the Sake of Subtlety 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)
 
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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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"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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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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Version of Gantz (2010)See more »
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8 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Overstated for the Sake of Subtlety, 28 July 2007
Author: jak7890-1 from United States

"Gantz" (2004) is somewhat of a curiosity within its genre. While it boasts an high-octane action reputation built on almost absurd levels of violence, this is not the end-all be-all of "Gantz". The plot is the vehicle of this absurd tumult, revolving around the dead being coerced into forcibly evicting or executing transient aliens, and is itself somewhat absurd even if it is intriguing. The story itself is driven by the character development, however.

The characters are remarkably well written, having many facets to their psyches complete with strengths and flaws. Early on, the anime begins by exploring the Bystander Phenomenon (many people watching another in distress, though nobody helping) and Groupthink/Mob Mentality through an interesting usage of the Protector Archetype. Best of all, the characters, particularly Kurono Kei, are dynamic.

Though it is easy to get lost in the exaggerated violence, apathy, and cruelty which weave in and out of the storyline, this ultimately serves as a vehicle for age-old philosophical quandaries, though you have to look through the Tarantinoesque bloodshed to see them. Chief among the questions raised, are: "Is life truly sacred?" "Is it kill or be killed?" and, "What, if anything, can one person do to change the world?" While the viewer may make his or her own conclusions to these questions, the director still hasn't given his answer yet, forcing the public to wait for "Gantz" Season 2.

This anime contains adult themes including violence, nudity, and profanity. Not recommended for children.

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