Gantz: The Complete Series
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If you are chosen by the bizarre black sphere known as the Gantz, you are already dead. You remember dying, yet you can eat, sleep, have sex; it feels a lot like life. Strangers join you in this limbo. While some are good, some are very bad. All are dead like you for now.
You might be able to reclaim your mortality. But first, the Gantz demands that you undertake missions of brutality and madness, killing aliens hidden among the population. It is your only chance and you have no choice. You must play this disturbing game. You must experience this nightmare. And if you die again and you likely will it's permanent.
(1. It's the Beginning of a Brand New Day, 2. They Aren't Human, 3. Kei, You're Awesome, 4. Okay Hear Are Your Skores (sic), 5. That Means at the Time, 6. All Right! 7. We're After You, 8. Uh-oh! 9. I'll Kill You Without a Moment's Hesitation, 10. Yuzo? 11. He Can't Shoot, 12. Kato, You Wait Here, 13. Please Die, 14. Goodbye, 15. I Wanna Be There Now! 16. I'm on It! 17. I Can Shoot Them, Can't I? 18. Welcome Back! 19. What the Hell Is That? 20. Just Shoot Me! 21. Big Brother, 22. Don't Ever Say That Again! 23. Kurono Alien! 24. No Labyrinth Is Inaccessible, 25. Let's All Go Back Alive, 26. Please Live)
Interview with Daisuke Namikawa (Kei Kurono)
Interview with Hiroya Oku (Gantz Creator)
Cast Talk Featuring Daisuke Namikawa (Kuron), Masashi Osato (Kato), Hitomi Nabatame (Kishimoto) andRakkyo Ide (Suzuki Alien)
Japanese TV Spots
The Secret Behind the Impeccable Images of Gantz
Gantz Music Video
Textless Opening Songs
Textless Closing Songs
Top Customer Reviews
Gore: If you like it's got it. Body parts explode; Limbs are cut off, entrails strewn about, and plenty of blood. A lot of people die in this one.
Sex: There are a couple sex scenes; nothing to the level of Mezzo or Kite, There's some breasts and some thrusting no worse than a R rated movie. Another reviewer mentioned rape scenes, but there aren't any, although attempts were made, nothing beyond a girl being naked and screaming before other people prevent it.
Plot/Story: The concept is cool. Basically, every person involved has died, been "copied" by Gantz and is now forced to kill whoever Gantz says or be killed. Obviously the characters are all "normal" people and have to check their "moral compass" on killing, as well as process the fact they're dead, transported to a room of strangers, and thrust into fighting aliens all in one night.
Characters: The anime does a good job at providing back story for all the important characters. They also throw in some drama via stalker-stalkie relationship, denied love, new love, and lots and lots of moral quandary.
Hesitation: There are SO many times during Gantz I found myself yelling at the T.V. "SHOOT `EM! JUST BLEEPING SHOOT `EM!" Now I have watched numerous anime and I understand they go inside characters minds and share their thoughts mid-battle, I don't mind that at all, but in Gantz they take it to the extreme, lots of times the people aren't even thinking anything; there are just long pauses of distraught looks on the characters faces as stuff unfolds before their eyes.Read more ›
Like The Count Of Monte Cristo, it focuses much screen time on the characters back stories, which will not appeal to everyone. Also, much screen time is used for the characters discussing moral dilemmas. Sometimes, during a fight sequence the characters will even delve into philosophical discussion. While not being entirely realistic, I feel these moments were meant to come across theatrical in a sense so we could watch in slower motion what goes through everybody's head during times of crisis (before it gets blown off anyway).
The animation is great. The CG work was cool, especially during the "statues" thread on the second half.
The music is fantastic with a mix of different styles. One track reminded me of the theme from Final Fantasy III.(U.S. FFIII).
The U.S. and Japanese voice tracks were great. I may have to go with the Japanese track overall though, especially with the main character Kei.
The last 4 episodes were not covered in the manga (I've never read the manga though). Even though there was a lot to like in the final episodes, you won't learn much about Gantz or much else when the final episode finishes. Like in Evangelion, it won't tie up loose ends much. Also, since the manga was still running, they couldn't really do much about explaining Gantz in the anime.
Overall though, the show did a great job exploring society's hypocrisies while still leaving room to hope for the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.Read more ›
But a major underlying theme (note I said theme, and not plot/story) in the series is how unfair and f#^%ed up life is and can be.
Most of the characters in this Anime have (or had, depending on how you view Gantz's resurrection of the characters) difficult hardships and struggles in their lives. Yes, I understand the concepts of Back Story and Character Development and, yes, I was able to feel more empathy/attachment towards the characters. But, I do not need to be reminded on how much of a downer life can be. I watch TV/Movies as an "Escape from Life", not as a Reminder of it (...basically I want to be entertained, not depressed).
Maybe, I am just taking this Series too seriously?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gantz the anime is definitely something that's worth watching. By now it's pretty well known that the anime decided to end the series in a convoluted way that leaves a stain on the... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
made me yell at the tv so much great concept but way too stupid characters and sometime slowPublished 17 days ago by matt
Anime was really boring, every moment of it pissed me off. One of the worst Animes if ever seen! The story was good, but the graphics and how they created it seemed as if they... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoy this series, and the packaging is good, no issues with disc quality.Published 9 months ago by Tristian Gabriel
This series is vile, vulgar and in your face and I must admit I like it. It does not hold back. Crazy series! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Frankie D
This was a crazy series I did enjoy it's Syfy with some spice lots of blood crazy characters but if you don't like it send it to it you will get lost but in all it was good.Published 12 months ago by Jennifer L