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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 »
Tagline:
No One Knows Where It Came From. No One Knows Who Sent It. And It Chooses Who Lives And Dies. (DVD 01) 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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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 37)
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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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)
John Ledford .... executive producer / producer (13 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
Wade Shemwell .... sound mixer (20 episodes, 2004)
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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Great miss, 16 July 2015
Author: throbert

This anime has everything you can hate an anime for... Usually Japanese cartoons are great because the medium gives the opportunity for artists to express themselves, their ideas even if they haven't billions of dollars for it. They can communicate thoughts through moving images, but in a price of a Hollywood car chase with blow ending. They can draw thing for a relatively tiny amount of money and they let the viewers imagination finish the job. The problem with Gantz is here the vision is missing. The makers had one idea and they tried to blow it up to a series. The content is almost none existent. They could have put the 26 episodes in max. 8. Every episode start with a recap, there are a lot of flashbacks just to show the same things again and again. You have to (HAVE TO) watch the OP every time and you hate ED every time it starts. Usually that isn't a problem at other occasions: by hearing them many-many times you get to like the song, but with Gantz it just won't work: especially the ED is annoying as f.ck. There are a lot of plot holes, inconsistencies - you get facepalms in almost every episode (the positive reviewers just missed this for some reason). There is a lot of fan service, violence, gratuitous nudity (the problem is not nudity, but gratuity - just to show some tits without serving the plot or anything). You feel like every character is a retard. You never develop any emotional bond to them, because they are just so unearthly stupid. They chit-chat or give a sermon when they are shot at, or in danger of imminent death. Sometimes (you think gloating) it's like they better be dead, it is easier for the rest of the world. The animation is subpar, that would be a minor annoyance if the plot would be OK. But it's not.

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