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Gantz: Perfect Answer (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Mystery | 23 April 2011 (Japan)
Kato's (Ken'ichi Matsuyama) death changes Kurono's (Kazunari Ninomiya) view of life completely. He decides to keep fighting until he earns 100 points so that he can bring back Kato. GANTZ ... See full summary »

Director:

Shinsuke Sato

Writers:

Hiroya Oku (manga), Yûsuke Watanabe (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kazunari Ninomiya ... Kei Kurono
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... Masaru Kato
Yuriko Yoshitaka Yuriko Yoshitaka ... Tae Kojima
Ayumi Itô ... Eriko Ayukawa
Kanata Hongô ... Joichiro Nishi
Kensuke Chisaka Kensuke Chisaka ... Ayumu Kato
Gô Ayano ... Man in Black 1
Shigeru Oxe ... Man in Black 2 (as Shigeru Okuse)
Yasuyuki Hirano Yasuyuki Hirano ... Man in Black 4
Masafumi Oishi Masafumi Oishi ... Man in Black 5
Kyoji Kamui Kyoji Kamui ... Man in Black 6
Masanobu Sakata Masanobu Sakata ... Shinichi Kobayashi
Naho Toda ... Reiko Kitakura
Ryûya Wakaba ... Koki Takahashi
Takayuki Yamada ... Masamitsu Shigeta
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Kato's (Ken'ichi Matsuyama) death changes Kurono's (Kazunari Ninomiya) view of life completely. He decides to keep fighting until he earns 100 points so that he can bring back Kato. GANTZ calls back several other unwilling participants that were allowed to leave after scoring 100 points. Before Kurono succeeds in resurrecting Kato, he unexpectedly comes back. GANTZ and the fighters take on another enemy worse than ever before. To make matters worse, GANTZ starts acting up. GANTZ chooses the next target... this time it's not an alien but a human girl. Each unwilling participant in GANTZ's twisted game has a different motive for fighting, whether to protect a loved one or to do what they think is right. Written by megcak555

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Slightly Bias But Still Pretty Poor
25 October 2011 | by thomasholdingSee all my reviews

Okay so i'll outline the fact that my rating of the film is bias based on my opinion of the manga. Having said that i do give credit where credit is due.

Well i was slightly skeptical of the film before i watched it, since i wondered how it could compare to the manga. The next few arcs in the manga (after what the first film detailed) is where it actually kicks off and gets really engulfing with the characters, the relationships and the aliens. To my surprise though this film doesn't actually continue along the manga's story and instead tries to make up a new story of it's own. The problem with this is that the film needs to work out what it's trying to say in the story. Unfortunately we are left with more questions than answers and a pretty shaky story to hold it all on.

Now moving onto some good points, the cinematography was good, the action scenes started well, but dragged slightly towards the end of the film. The acting was okay... as good as any other live-action Japanese film. i think that might actually be it.

My conclusion is the film might be very slightly better than my rating for anyone who has only seen the first film and not read the manga. Their is a lot of scenes and actions in the film that happen and are unexplained or have no relevance as far as i can see. Beyond the poor makeshift story the film still tries to convey the depth of human actions and emotions. But for me it was too little in a film that didn't seem to have enough attention paid to it.

P.S Just remembered - this doesn't even have the third option when getting 100 points. i guess it keeps it from opening the story up to the fact that their are more Gantz teams all over the world. intrigued? thought so.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 April 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

GANTZ PERFECT ANSWER See more »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,672,515
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Horipro, J Storm, Nikkatsu See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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