Kei was a common high school student, selfish n unwilling to care about others. however, during an incident where a drunkard fell onto the subway tracks n his childhood friend, Katou jumped forward to help, Kei was forced to lend a helping hand. the both of them died from the incident, but were suddenly teleported to an apartment, where they met with some others who also just died. their lives were then in the hands of a mysterious sphere in the apartment, called Gantz. they were forced to participate in a game against the aliens, filled with danger n horror.
for an anime created in 2004, it has visual high above the commonly seen. it went as far as swooping the camera high up into the air, creating mild unease n tension as of a roller coaster. the plot was unique, with violence n gore generously divided throughout the anime. flying heads or torn off limbs were common, proving all too many times how frail human life were. the only down side of the anime, was being painfully slow n took absurdly long for explanation. however, Gantz (2004) anime managed to held our attention until the very end, especially after we watched its first Live-Action Movie (2011), which was a lot more simpler n direct, skipping the details that was available in the anime.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 25
- director: Ichiro Itano (板野一郎)
- released: 2004
- language: Japanese
- genre: Action/Science Fiction
- Gantz (2004)
- Gantz Live-Action Movie (2011)
- Gantz Live-Action Movie: Perfect Answer (2011)