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Gantz, Vol. 2 (2005)

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  • Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: March 8, 2005
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007D4MA4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,409 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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SURREAL HORROR. In a digital realm between life and the hereafter, there lies an empty room, a black sphere, and the trapped souls of the unfortunate. Here, the only meaning left is in the brutal game. Welcome to GANTZ, the next level of action, horror, and science fiction. Inspired from nightmares, Gantz brings forth a shocking vision produced in precise 2D/3D animation to showcase a slick and bizarre tale.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Gantz Vol.2 Review March 24, 2005
**Plot Summary: **

The brutal game continues, but only half of the original players remain alive. As the Gantz clock counts down and the body count continues to rise, the only way to survive is to join the cycle of death; to kill or be killed. Trapped between monstrous foes and their inhuman master, the survivors' only hope is to unlock the secrets buried inside their alien weaponry and combat suits... but will they live long enough to use them?

**Review (Spoiler free): **

Ah, yes. Here are the two episodes I needed! After having finished the first volume I was slightly bemused as to where exactly this show was trying to go. But now, after the credits started to roll for the fourth episode, I can say that I know what the hell is going on. Well, not entirely of course. But I do have a much better idea. With what was revealed in these two episodes, you get a better idea as to how exactly the Gantz works. And with the first mission out of the way we get a fairly good idea of what to expect from future ones.

**-Animation (4 out of 5) **

Is it just me or does the animation seem better than it did in the first two episodes? Maybe I've just grown use to it already, but one thing's for sure, my gripe about the mix of CG and 2D animation in this show is nonexistent now. I actually like the way it's all put together as I do with most Gonzo productions. The way they use CG to move your viewpoint around in ways not usually seen in anime is quite amusing. Although the character movements are still laughable at times.

**-Story (5 out of 5) **

I just love where this show is going! Already I can get an idea of some of the gruesome things Gantz will have set out for its puppets and I just can't wait.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In Defense of `Gantz' May 8, 2005
By C. Chow
Ask any anime fan today what the best current anime is, and you'll hear, "Full Metal Alchemist, and Ghost In the Shell: Stand Alone Complex." I've never heard such a unanimous answer in all of anime history. Everyone agrees these are the two best current anime. This tells me that not enough people have been watching `Gantz' otherwise it'd be on their list.

The plot: I'm not sure a description of the plot will really persuade you to buy `Gantz' but here it is. A perverted teenage boy is killed and finds himself along with other recently deceased being forced by a machine Gantz to assassinate aliens living in Tokyo's slums.

It's not so much the plot of `Gantz' but its characters that make it work. Our hero is a high school nerd; he's worried more about bullies and having enough money for porn than he is about aliens. His goal is sex, not protection of the human race. As you might guess this leads to laugh out loud scenes.

Yes `Gantz' has TONS of sex, violence, and profanity, but it really does have context. We care very deeply for our hero, even if his biggest adventure of the day is buying porn.

I can't really compare `Gantz' to any other anime except in terms of production quality. THE BEST I'VE EVER SEEN! And yes I've seen them all, yes even better than `Last Exile' or `Ghost In the Shell' or `Night Shift Nurses'.

The only reason I can think of as to why so few of my fellow anime fans on Amazon are giving `Gantz' a low rating is that they've never seen or just don't care for R rated or boarder line X-rated anime like `Gantz'.

NEWCOMERS NOTE: Volume 1 is not the best volume to start `Gantz' because as with all stories there's an introduction. Start with volume 3, you can catch up and trust me! After the first five minutes of volume 3, you'll be ordering every volume of `Gantz' there is.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Is It Really Worth It January 9, 2007
I have to say that Gantz is a very addictive anime but it has a crappy DVD deal. I rarely review the DVD itself unless it really sucks and I want to warn future buyers. Anyone that is going to buy a Gantz DVD has to know that these two episodes per DVD aren't working that well. Though it is cheaper you still get very little in return for your money. Trust me when I say that most likely you'll be ticked off when the end of that fourth episode which isn't as detailing or informative as the three before it. Especially when Gantz is the type of show where your clawing for every piece of info you can get. Actually I am one of those people that saw the first two episodes on the Anime Network and went and bought the 2 volumes and found out that I didn't need to. Anime Network did some awful blending and editing as they mashed episodes 1, 2, and 3 together, so this may also be why I hated this DVD because I could've just bought volumes 3 and 4 instead. The only new episode to me was episode four and it really didn't have anything new on it and then the DVD teases you with the previews for volume 3 showing tons of good stuff. Episode 3 is very exciting; you get to see the end of the battle between what players remain and that giant ugly green guy. You'll see who the cowards are and the veterans that has been through this before but will let little information go. To be honest to anyone that is planning on getting this DVD, I can't stress enough for you to just save some cash or if you have it to just buy the season box sets instead of these individual DVD's.
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