Gantz

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  • TV-MA
  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.2  (8,610)

Gantz is a Japanese anime television series based on the manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. The series is produced by Gonzo and directed by Ichiro Itano. The show first aired in April 2004 on AT-X and consists of a total of 26 episodes. The story of Gantz follows the life of Kei Kurono, a high school student who is run over by a train along with his childhood friend, Masaru Kato. After their deaths, they find themselves in a room with a large black orb called Gantz, alongside other recently deceased humans. The orb gives them a chance to stay alive by participating in a game where they must hunt and kill strange alien beings that invade Earth. The game also serves as their way to earn points, which can be used to buy a variety of tools and weapons that can help them survive each mission.

As the game progresses, Kei and Masaru soon realize that they are not alone in this unusual setup. A group of other participants, including the cold and manipulative Kishimoto, the tough and straight-talking Reika, and the kind-hearted Nishi, also join the game. Together they must navigate a world of danger and death as they fight to survive and earn the ultimate prize - a chance to be resurrected back to their normal lives.

Throughout the series, the participants face various challenges and threats, including powerful and cunning alien creatures, rival factions, and the mysterious organization that oversees the game. As the stakes get higher and the challenges get tougher, Kei and his friends struggle to keep their humanity intact and stay true to their principles, even as they are forced to confront their deepest fears and darkest desires.

One of the most notable aspects of Gantz is its graphic and violent content. The show features intense, gory action scenes that depict brutal and disturbing violence, as well as explicit sexual imagery and provocative themes. The series is definitely not for the faint of heart, and it's recommended that viewers exercise caution before watching, especially if they are sensitive to such content.

However, despite its controversial and often disturbing content, Gantz still manages to tell an engaging and compelling story that explores themes of life, death, and the human condition. The show's characters are well-developed and multi-dimensional, each with their own unique personality and backstory that adds depth and complexity to the overall narrative. The animation and visual effects are also impressive, with fluid and dynamic action scenes that are both thrilling and intense.

Overall, Gantz is a controversial but highly enjoyable anime series that is sure to thrill and engage viewers who are looking for something different and unconventional. With its graphic violence, mature themes, and complex characters, the show is not for everyone, but for those who are willing to take the plunge, it offers a unique and unforgettable viewing experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Gantz is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (37 episodes). The series first aired on January 25, 2011.

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Seasons
Live!
13. Live!
November 18, 2004
The final fight for Kurono and the game ends
Let's Go Back Alive
12. Let's Go Back Alive
November 11, 2004
Madness is taking over as the team hunts the two brutal maniacs in their midst. The number of fatalities grows quickly, and Kei begins to understand that the Gantz might not be his worst problem.
No Maze is Inescapeable!
11. No Maze is Inescapeable!
November 4, 2004
The team realize the bum hunters are psycho and team up with Kurono to try and stop them.
Kurono Alien
10. Kurono Alien
October 28, 2004
With no explanation, the Gantz has chosen Kei to be hunted. At first, the rest of the players are unsure of what they should do - but the black sphere soon helps them decide that Kei should die.
Don't Say It Twice
9. Don't Say It Twice
October 21, 2004
Having barely survived the last mission, Kurono is drawn back in. This time the players include the bookshop clerk, his teacher, and the bum hunters. The rest introduce themselves and Kurono snaps.
Brother
8. Brother
October 14, 2004
The final battle with the statues, who will survive?
Shoot Me
7. Shoot Me
October 7, 2004
The battle with the statues continues, with tragic consequences.
What the Hell is This?
6. What the Hell is This?
September 30, 2004
After the fight with the Red and Green Colossi, the team must take on several man sized statues, plus a Colossal Buddha!
Welcome Back
5. Welcome Back
September 23, 2004
Kei is on a rampage, leading the battle against the giant aliens. Unfortunately, when the towering beasts fall, the group discovers that their fight to survive is only just beginning.
Is It OK to Shoot Them?
4. Is It OK to Shoot Them?
September 16, 2004
The team takes on the Colossi, the bum hunter continue.
It's Me!
3. It's Me!
September 9, 2004
The priest convinces the others that Kato is a demon. The game begins. Meanwhile two punks go bum hunting.
Go Fast!
2. Go Fast!
September 2, 2004
Kei is crushed by Kishimoto's decision.
Goodbye
1. Goodbye
August 26, 2004
Change is in the air for the players of the deadly game. Fed up with his aunt, Kato finds a new place to live with his little brother. Meanwhile, Kei's attitude pushes Kishimoto away, and Tetsu's life spirals brutally out of control.
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Where to Watch Gantz
Gantz is available for streaming on the AT-X website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Gantz on demand at Netflix and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    January 25, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (8,610)