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Gantz – Check out the live action version of the Japanese manga

Posted by LiveFor on February 10, 2010

Gantz is a very violent and sometimes saucy manga and anime.

Above we see Natsuna Watanabe as Kei Kishimoto standing in front of the sphere known as Gantz. Natsuna certainly fills the black suit extremely well.

This from wiki should bring you up to speed:

A pair of high school students, Kei Kurono and Masaru Kato, are run over 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.

AnimeVice found the magazine scans and the film will debut in Japan in 2011.

One Response to “Gantz – Check out the live action version of the Japanese manga”

  1. Phil said

    I watched the anime and really didn’t enjoy it. It started off well enough, full of possibility but then it didn’t explore any of it. It never really felt like it resolved itself.

    In fact for most of the action you’d have one guy struggling on the verge of death whilst the rest of them debated for half the episode what to do about it whilst stading 10 yards from the action.

    It wasn’t a straght up adaptation of the manga though, which I haven’t read. I think, like a lot of these things, the 2 were produced side by side and eventually the anime caught up and had to go its own way. So maybe this series will have learnt from the anime’s mistakes.

    It did have the potential to be a sort of Lost meets The Matrix, which can’t be a bad thing!

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