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Gantz (2010)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 29 January 2011 (Japan)
After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.

Director:

Shinsuke Sato

Writers:

Hiroya Oku (manga), Yûsuke Watanabe (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kazunari Ninomiya ... Kei Kurono
Kanata Hongô ... Joichiro Nishi
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... Masaru Kato
Natsuna ... Kei Kishimoto
Ainosuke Shibata Ainosuke Shibata ... Tanaka Seijin
Yuriko Yoshitaka Yuriko Yoshitaka ... Tae Kojima
Ayumi Itô ... Eriko Ayukawa
Chieko Ichikawa Chieko Ichikawa ... Kayo Sugimoto
Donpei Tsuchihira Donpei Tsuchihira ... Muso Tokugawa
Hidekazu Nagae Hidekazu Nagae ... Green Onion Father
Kazuhide Kobayashi Kazuhide Kobayashi ... Kiyoshi Hatanaka
Kazuyuki Asano ... Kenichi Kurono
Kensuke Chisaka Kensuke Chisaka ... Ayumu Kato
Matsuri Hashimoto Matsuri Hashimoto ... Ball Man
Merii Merii ... Izumi Shiraishi
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Storyline

After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.

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Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 January 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gantz - L'inizio See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,459,386
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The first song in the credits is in German. The lyrics consist only of the four words "Kämpfe gegen die Aliens!" ("Fight against the aliens!"). See more »

Connections

Version of Gantz (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Kitte no Nai Okurimono
by Seiji Tanaka
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User Reviews

 
What a great surprise!!!
16 February 2011 | by eduardo-peixotoSee all my reviews

I did not read the manga, but I did watch the entire anime a few years back. The anime had 2 full seasons to tell the story, the movie had just two hours. So clearly while it is not as rich as the anime, the movie does a very good job given the time restriction.

I had no expectations when I started to watch it, however after 15 minutes I was a believer, and even if I didn't know the story, still a pretty decent movie. Very nice FX and a high quality production to it.

As fiction flicks goes, it is not for everybody, but If you like the theme and/or anime/manga culture, go for it for sure. And the sequel is already in the works, so we will get our Gantz fix soon enough.


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