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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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Pass on this if you respect anime at all. See more (42 total) »

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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6 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Pass on this if you respect anime at all., 16 March 2012
Author: ImTiredOfThisJunk from United States

Gantz is a series with weaknesses that far outweigh its strengths. The writing, the action, the animation; it's all complete nonsense. It is a series that tries to be edgy and character driven, yet fails on the most basic levels of quality. 7.4 average! What series is everyone watching here?

If there is one lingering thought I had after finishing the entire series, it was the horrible pacing that plagued each episode. Without giving anything away, the bulk of the story follows one main character along with many supporting characters that come and go. Now it is fairly obvious that the director did not have a decent budget to work with, since there were scenes that were drawn out for minutes on end. This is not Dragon Ball Z drawn out either. It is even worse. There are scenes early on that drag and drag with pointless banter in the most unrealistic situations. And when the action finally does come, it is about as memorable as last weeks breakfast.

The animation is poor, as it makes constant use of still shots and low quality CGI. Do not expect anything remotely decent until very far into the series. What is even worse are the character designs. There are gigantic boobs on the women, terribly designed monsters, and about five locations that I can remember. And if you enjoy not having your ears assaulted, at least watch it in Japanese. The dialogue is so bad, it makes Michael Bay and Stephenie Meyer look like Shakespeare.

However if you still find yourself intrigued by the series' notorious violence, you might find something here. But be warned, as this show will try to do anything to get you to hate it. The last few episodes do start to finally pick up the pace, but all of a sudden it's over.

Instead of watching this show, do yourself a favor and watch Black Lagoon instead. It does everything this show does (action, vulgar language, animation, story arcs, and characters, sexy women) ten times better. Skip this if you have any respect for anime.

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