Gantz's live-action movie will be released in 2 parts - Gantz in January 2011, Gantz: Perfect Answer in April 2011. it's original manga has 29 volumes (2000), anime has 26 episodes (2004). Gantz was popular back then for being a hardcore seinen (青年) series, targeting male audiences age 18-30. it never held back the amount of gore, sex n violence presented.
Kei n Kato was selected by Gantz, a man barely alive physically but was connected to a machine that enabled him to select n control the players he desired. when a number of players were gathered, they will be shown a picture of the alien they were to kill within the next 20 minutes. they will then be sent off into the area to confront the aliens. it was a game of survival. those who died will be recorded, while those who killed the aliens will be awarded points. gathering a total of 100 points will give the player a choice, whether to be granted a second chance in life, or to revive a dead player.
i didn't watch its anime (アニメ) nor read its manga (漫画) before heading to the cinema, therefore i was unable to make a comparison. the film was great visually, its special effects were also very believing. it took us a while to understand where the story was heading, but in a good way, for it managed to keep us curious n interested. Kei particularly, had my greatest attention. first he started out being timid n shy; after he gained his confidence finishing the first game, he became so absorbed into himself he turned cocky; finally before the film ended, his attitude adjusted being their new leader, making him absolutely stood out among the crowd! i am currently eagerly waiting for its sequel. for it to hit Japan's cinema in April 2011, it will probably only reach us a few more months from now.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Shinsuke Sato (佐藤信介)
- released: 2011
- casts: Kazunari Ninomiya (二宮和也), Ken'ichi Matsuyama (松山ケンイチ), Watanabe Natsuna (渡辺夏菜), Yuriko Yoshitaka (吉高由里子), Ayumi Ito (伊藤歩), Kanata Hongou (本郷奏多)
- language: Japanese
- genre: Action
- Gantz (2004)
- Gantz 前編 (January 2011)
- Gantz: Perfect Answer (April 2011)