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Hello everyone

(first time making topic so ...if its bad dont blame me! thank you)

Anyway im huge fan of Gantz! mostly Manga but also Anime (wish they were making more of it....they ended it best part of gantz *point to anime* they should have continue!!

im wondering if there more fan of Gantz too or only me xD? and do you guys want new Gantz anime`?

anyway again lol, my favourite part of gantz ARc is Dinasour part, ONI, katou revive arc and the one right now Revere invasion!
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A LITTLE INFO OF GANTZ HISTORY AND FACTS!

History and Facts

Gantz (ガンツ, Gantsu?) is a Japanese manga and anime series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. Gantz tells the story of Kei Kurono and his friend Masaru Kato who die in a train accident and become part of a semi-posthumous "game" in which they and several other recently deceased people are forced to hunt down and kill aliens armed with a handful of futuristic items of equipment and weaponry.

The Gantz anime, directed by Ichiro Itano and animated by Gonzo, ran for 13 episodes and had a direct sequel called Gantz: Second Stage, which continued the series for another 13 episodes. Both seasons make up the 26 episode series. It was licensed in North America by ADV Films. The anime series is distributed in the United Kingdom by MVM Films, and in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment. Dark Horse Comics started releasing the manga in English in June 2008. A series of two live-action movies based on the manga was produced and released in January-April 2011.

PLOT :

A pair of high school students, Kei Kurono and Masaru Kato, are hit by a subway train in an attempt to save the life of a homeless drunk who had fallen onto the tracks. Following their deaths, Kurono and Kato find themselves transported to the interior of an unfurnished Tokyo apartment. The pair soon realize others are present and find that they are not able to leave the apartment. At one end of the room there is a featureless black sphere known as "Gantz".

After some time in the room, the Gantz sphere opens up, revealing a bald naked man with a breathing mask and wires attached to his head, and three racks protruding from it, that offer various items for them to use. These include the custom fitting black suits Gantz makes for each of them, giving them super-human abilities, a controller which acts as a radar and stealth unit, and three types of guns.

When the Gantz sphere opens, green text appears on its surface, informing those present that their "lives have ended and now belong" to him. A picture and brief information is shown of some of the Gantz Targets, Gantz ordering them to go and kill them. All but one target shown thus far, have been aliens living on Earth, which take on a wide variety of forms. After a period of time which varies between missions, everyone except Gantz are transported to the location of the mission.

Those sent cannot return from the mission until all enemies have been killed, or the time limit has run out. If they survive a successful mission, each individual is awarded points for the aliens they have killed. They are then allowed to leave, and live their lives as they see fit until Gantz summons them back again for the next mission. The only way to stop having to participate in the missions is to earn one hundred points, and choose the option to be freed. Several participants are killed through the third mission they are given, leaving Kurono as the only survivor and the new leader from the "Gantz Team". However, as the series continues, Kurono participates with the objective to revive his deceased friends with the 100 points he can obtain throughout the missions.

After several missions, Nishi unveils a countdown on Gantz to "Catastrophe" the other players were unaware of. This is thought to indicate the human race will be over in a week for an unknown reason, but it also frees all the participants from the game. A week later, a massive alien force invades the Earth and begins exterminating the human race, while Kurono and his companions try their best to make use of Gantz's advanced technology and weaponry in order to take a stand against the alien invasion.

MANGA

Written by Hiroya Oku, the manga chapters have been published in the Japanese magazine Weekly Young Jump since 2000 and is still ongoing; the individual chapters of the series are being released approximately every fifteen days. Gantz is divided into three main story arcs referred to as "phases". After the completion of Phase 1, the author put the series on hiatus for a short time to work on Phase 2, which is also known as "Katastrophe". Phase 1 consists of the first 237 chapters. On November 22, 2006, the first chapter of Phase 2, chapter 238, was released.[9][10] Phase 2 consists of chapters 238 through 303. The third and final phase began on October 1, 2009, after a brief hiatus. As of March 17, 2011, the series is 336 chapters long. The individual chapters are collected by Shueisha in tankōbon format; the first volume was released on December 11, 2000.[11] Currently, 29 volumes have been released by Shueisha.[12] Publishing company Dark Horse Comics acquired the licensing rights for the release of English translations of Gantz on July 1, 2007, during the Anime Expo.[13][14] The first English volume was released on June 25, 2008.[15] While the first three are being published quarterly, the following volumes will be released on a bimonthly basis.[16] The series is published by Glénat in Spain and by Planet Manga in Germany, Italy and Brazil.It is published by Tonkam in France,[20] by Editorial Vid in Mexico[21] and by Editorial Ivrea in Argentina.

ANIME

An anime adaptation, produced by Gonzo and directed by Ichiro Itano, aired in Japan on Fuji Television and AT-X.[23][24][25] The Gantz anime is divided into two seasons: The first season is known as "The First Stage", while the second season is known as "The Second Stage", which is a direct continuation of the first season. The First Stage aired in Japan with several scenes censored due to inappropriate content such as violence or nudity. However, the DVDs from the series contained the scenes uncensored.[26] The Second Stage aired on Japanese network AT-X on August 26, 2004.[27] There are a total of 12 Japanese DVDs, released from August 28, 2004 to June 29, 2005. Additionally, the DVDs were compiled into box sets.[28]

ADV Films announced and licensed the series for release in the United States. The series was released in uncut form, retaining the violence and nudity previously censored in Japan for broadcast.[29] Ten DVDs were released by ADV films from February 8, 2005 to January 17, 2006.[30][31] They also compiled the series in two DVD box sets in 2006 and in a Perfect Score Collection packaged with a bag in the form of Gantz.[32][33][34] On June 25, 2010, anime distributor Funimation Entertainment announced on their online FuniCon 4.0 panel, that they have acquired the rights to the series, along with 3 other former ADV titles after ADV's collapse in 2009

LIVE ACTION ( MOVIE )

On November 24, 2009, it was announced that two live-action Gantz films were in production. The films star Kazunari Ninomiya and Kenichi Matsuyama in the roles of Kurono and Kato respectively, and were directed by Shinsuke Sato. The films were released in January and April 2011.[38]

The first film, titled simply as Gantz, was released in Japan on January 29, 2011. A special North American screening took place on January 20, 2011, during which the film was simulcast in theaters across 46 states.[39] At the end of this special Los Angeles showing, which took place at the Mann's Chinese 6 theatre, there was a discussion and live interview with both the male leads,[40] as well as a teaser trailer for the second installment, Gantz: Perfect Answer, which is released in Japan on April 23, 2011


History and Facts from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gantz
if you never heard of Gantz before you should give it a shot Anime ,Manga and Movie! there is also a Game! PS2

PS: 18 mature, Blood-gore , Sex, nudity include of the anime and manga!
Posted 5/1/11
I love this show, but my download site doesn't seem to have it *sigh*. Watched it back when I was about 9 or so...I guess it, and all the Zombie movies I watched turned me into a weirdo.

Incredible show, but they really didn't need to put hentai into it. Ugh.
Posted 5/1/11
I liked the anime it was OK. But the manga on the other hand is f*ckin amazing.
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really enjoying it, I'm up to about volume 15 of the Managa. Not my usual kind of series, Bit gory over all but mostly I like it.
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Oku the author is most known as drawing it a bit realistic + mature, sex and nudity is just a little fan service and for older audience.(a bit refreshing lol)
and Dave1004 you can download the complete Gantz anime from piratebay.

but to be honest the anime was ok if i would rate it from 1-10 i would rate it 4/10. anyway great to see more people who loves gantz! :-D
Posted 5/1/11
Have most of the manga in book form. Good stuff.
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There are countless aliens emerging and slaughtering people in every chapter..Victory seems almost impossible. I am filled with anticipation of how the manga will end!

I also watched the live-action part one. It wasn't too bad. The English dub made the movie incredibly mellow. I could barely sense any emotions in their voice acting.
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one of my favorite anime's , the manga got me lost and looking forward to live action version

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at the moment (manga) is at the final phase/arc for Gantz as Oku have said, but you never know if he going to continue it or end it with this Arc, but Gantz can easly continue because of secret of "Gantz" and other stuff like we don't know, cuz they barely tell us what is it we are same as those protoganist haha we just watch/read (they kill and survive).

if he wanna continue it,he can drag it long as Naruto,Bleach and one piece series. because...we don't really know so much about Gantz and the other people who claims to be "Veteran" of Gantz or whatsoever.

but i hopefully he continue after this ARC! :-D
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how come got you lost? they explain whats happening in every chapters ;-p maybe if you jumped a few chapters you will easly get lost! so read the whole thing!
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GANTZ, what can I say about it. the anime was good, but felt weird how it ended. the manga is well as others have said "F**king Awesome". I saw the first movie it was pretty good the suits looked great and the transportation sequence was beautifully done, the only thing I feel that was lacking was the dog and nudity.
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We are Cosplayer Nation (a nationwide cosplay documentary shooting all across America), and wanted to share the following pictures/stories in this post Gantz movie era:

Here's one of our reporters, who is undoubtedly a Gantz zealot, and some pics from cosplay.com:

http://www.cosplay.com/costume/392922/

Here's the youtube channel, where you can see some of him interviewing folks (while in GANTZ suit):

www.youtube.com/CosplayerNationTV

And speaking of Hiroya Oku, we had the honor of going to France to interview Editions Tonkam manga publishing of France, where one of its associates talked to Hiroya about Gantz and here's our footage on it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8zvIRYDjmU
(skip to 8:00 and start listening from there)

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