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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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User Reviews:
A Fantastic Piece of Anime. It Has It All. 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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The Japanese TV broadcast of season one of this series was heavily censored to remove the graphic violence and nudity that it otherwise possesses. However, the DVD releases, as well as ADV's release, are complete and uncensored.See more »
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Version of Gantz (2010)See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Fantastic Piece of Anime. It Has It All., 26 May 2012
Author: Chrispy_G from United States

I don't like to use the word 'masterpiece'...but it wouldn't be an insane adjective to use to describe Gantz. This is one of the best all around anime I've ever seen.

It has an extremely interesting and rather unique concept that is thoroughly explored and discussed through the characters. It has the surface level 'low brow' entertainment like extreme amounts of violence and a pretty hefty amount of nudity. It does an excellent job of going against the typical story clichés. Moments of character empowerment are shot down in the flash, people who seem like throwaway characters come back later, and none of the characters are safe from harm.

Speaking of the characters, they are very dynamic and what makes this show last. Good guy heroes often come off as cowardly, douchebags save the day, etc etc. The characters also come across plenty of moral dilemmas and have plenty of discussions about the nature of society.

Some say they hate the ending, or that it is confusing. I don't see why, if you just pay attention a little bit to the visuals and how the fundamentals of the whole thing works...it's quite clear. Yes, there are some things that aren't fully explained...but the end result, what happens to our hero(and/or heroes) is quite clear.

In conclusion, it's an anime with a great concept, great characters to explore it, great animation, a ton of violence, plenty of nudity, a decent amount of action and some good social commentary. Regardless of the manga, if you've read it or what you think of it, Gantz is a fantastic stand alone anime...and I think I'd prefer THAT to a seemingly endless story.

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