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Gantz  
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Description
Somewhere in Tokyo, there is a room. In that room is a black sphere. Periodically, people who should otherwise have died are transferred to the room. There, the sphere gives them special suits and weapons and sends them out on a mission to kill aliens here on Earth. While these missions take place, the rest of the world is largely oblivious to them. These missions are lethal and few participants survive them. The sphere calls the shots and it's not the slightest bit nice. Its name: Gantz.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
ガンツ
杀戮都市

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Latest Release(s)
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Status in Country of Origin
37 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 8, Chap 91 (diverges into anime original ending starting at S2EP9 12 minutes 55 seconds)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (2479 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.18 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 4th 2016, 3:53pm PST


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Year
2000

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Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Dark Horse (37 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #552 increased(+66)
Monthly Pos #773 decreased(-74)
3 Month Pos #731 decreased(-41)
6 Month Pos #660 decreased(-55)

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On 5198 reading lists
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I'll give it a 10 cuz it made me read 375 chapters... in ONE SITTING.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Aadieu
November 5th, 2012, 12:03am
So, yeah, very addictive read, excellently drawn by army of sweatshop assistants, more flying limbs than there are pages (impressive when page count is OVER 10K, literally), plenty of random boobage, cool action, good suspense, lotsa of tearjerker moments, and NO PLOT ARMOR. On anyone. (Though they have a habit of coming back inworld months/RL years later)... However, be warned that this thing has NO pre-planned design whatsoever, much less for hundreds of chapters (nor does it gain one for the first ~200, unless you go with character development = the plot... in which case, it's simply about how various random and extreme experiences plus conscious choice interact to turn pairs of similar characters into opposites, creating both heroes and asshats from pretty much identical dough).

Weaknesses:
1. Everybody dies A LITTLE TOO RELIABLY... At least once per person, often moreso.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
375 chapters in, the ONLY characters to feature in a foreground KNOWN TO NOT have experienced death yet are Kuruno's estranged mom/dad, a journalist, and several random Japanese faces occasionally used to display public opionion, and presumed-not-deads are circa three little boys and maybe the only person to ever like Nishi

2. FANSERVICE (traditional), bit too rampant. We WILL see every female's teats for one reason or another, sometimes dozens of times in thematically unrelated centerfold mode on chapter title pages. Specfic characters spend DOZENS - HUNDREDS of chapters without the benefits of bra and/or panties.
3. FANSERVICE (Guro): gore for gore's sake.Ludicrous quantities thereof.... Some of it VEEEEEEERY imaginitive.
4. FANSERVICE (Textures/Shading/3D) OH LOOK, PAHW, I GOTS ME A COMPUTER...and a crowd of sweatshop slaves ("assistants"). Everything gets rendered and textured, with tertiary details far more worked through than secondaries, and secondaries dominating over primaries (which might be missing entirely). Ex: long boss fight leaves you unsure of how it was finished, entirely unsure of who the heck finished it, but REAAAALLY lets you appreciate the detail on that vase on the desk in the corner.
5. Identical/confusing/androgynous anime faces on important people (like same face on 5 key chars, including a male lead and two of his romantic interests - only reliably differentiated via context, generally need height hair AND speech too make a 100% id)... but at the same time, REEEEAALLY detailed and well-drawn third-tier characters... with SOME decent recurring characters, seemingly due to them getting promoted from "assistant draw some sorta face here please" chars due to reader popularity (aka one lazy author, one really good'n'thorough lead assistant, and some ludicrously enthusiastic junior assistants - and that's the known truth, since mangaka's lower-profile earlier and later manga have identical faces for everyone/period).
6. Perverts and virgins (exclusively male... one exception). Sometimes, hell often - both. AND THEY'RE EVERYWHERE.
7. Did I mention the no underwear thing? One chick actually SURVIVES AIRBREAKED ORBITAL REENTRY W/0 PANTIES ON. And that's just the habitual fanservice, since otherwise the scene fits.
8. DADDY ISSUES... Big ones. Recurring cases of accidental paternity for virgins. Only one case of presumed-ongoing-seemingly-wholesome-2-original-parent-household, and we only find this out when the parents get killed off consecutively (don't think dad ever got drawn or mentioned before). Everyone's got daddy issues.
9. Out-of-the-blue killing of arcs or characters... though, more often than not, years later they resurface. That's kinda what makes it addictive.
10. Veers off on a huge hundred-chapter tangent, circa chapters 100-200, and almost drops the ball entirely there. That part's my imho, yeah... I'm referring to the school-heavy second hundred. See delinquents? Groan inwardly. Fortunately, occasionally punctuated by a mission, nonetheless. GETS FIXED.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Author seems to organize excessive class kills/schoolhouse destructions to apologize for that later, though


... Last updated on November 5th, 2012, 12:33am
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Readers?? What's that??   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by fahmedbd
October 22nd, 2012, 12:21am
Seriously. This manga does NOT give a toss about us. Yes, us meaning the readers. It'll just do what it wants, when it wants and doesn't at all care about how we might feel about it. That's what I love and hate most about this manga. Its topsy turvy chain of events. But hey not everyday that I get to enjoy a story where things get a lot of build up, only to be thrown back at my face and the end result being me wanting more!!
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most badass manga i've ever read   
Rating: N/A
by kobbie
August 25th, 2012, 2:22am
at first i was shocked how bloody the manga is but after just reading it i got sucked into it
the main character is very realistic, selfish and simple-minded
after couple of arks i began to like him very much, his badassness and all that monster killing
my advice is just not think abt the manga too much, the picture burns into your brain and hauts you at night loll 300-ish chapter are chapters i really like, you can skip chapters and start reading then wink
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hurm   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by TaoPaiPai
August 8th, 2012, 12:12pm
It feels like the mangaka dont really know/understand how humans interact
alot of weird conversations
Izumi...just IZUMI
awful character
after 100s of ppl die...no1 cares
[if my child...even if she is17 wanted to go at night after 50cops,100s ppl got killed just the other week with no explenations or anything]...i would not let her go out
school just continues 1 day after a whole class gets killed
characters learn how to use their suits without explenations
as soon as a girl have "weird" sex...she is going to die
characters get long backstory just to die a chapter later
silly godawful shitbucket vampires
and all the pinup pics
the only good think is that the MC looks alot like Kyo from KOF did back when SNK still could draw

hmm now when i think about it...japanese ppl might not get scared when lunatics run around
the akiba knife murderer the other year was obviously dangerous...yet ppl just loled in a got stabbed
and then after when tv shows up...idiot ppl stand around laughing and waving at the camera
so maybe the mangaka gets japanese...and its me that dont understand the way the japanese mind work
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WTF   
Rating: N/A
by Shadow Kross
July 10th, 2012, 9:21pm
I just started reading because a friend of mine was going on and on about it...this and deadman wonderland. Anyway I've gotten through the first volume and the story isn't bad...what i want to know is how do they get hit by a train and there heads fall off. I could understand it really if one head fell off but both, isn't that a bit extreme. I know it's a manga and that's okay but that was weird, very.
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Strange   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by gofl
June 13th, 2012, 3:13am
This is a real good story, I can assure you that in case you're reading like, 10 first vols and still wonder why you read it. But why this story is strange? I think it's because, no manga would have it REAL climax revealed after 300 chapters. Man what if I didn't have the will to stick with the manga 'till this point O.O? I bet many would give up reading this after a dozen volumes and really miss the great story. But that's the mangaka's fault =v=.
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:/   
Rating: N/A
by Verix
May 27th, 2012, 11:16am
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I hate manga were loads of innocent people die for the sake of plot. It's cheap. Around chapter 130 there's a mass killing which really is bad taste. I'll keep reading since it was interesting up 'till now, but let that be a fair warning.
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A really good read   
Rating: N/A
by alpholimt
May 4th, 2012, 8:47pm
Can I just say that this is one of the best action mangas Ive ever read. This is coming from a person who mostly likes romantic shoujo.yeaaaahh. Can you believe that? I went from reading stuff like Kimi ni Todoke to Gantz. Tells you just how good this manga is.
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Darn   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hawk12321
April 19th, 2012, 8:56pm
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Kinda sucks that Reika died she was nothing but nice to him and, he treated her like shit.
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The first 100 chapters or so have to be sloughed through.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by enaikelt
January 31st, 2012, 11:58pm
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So in the first... half... or so of Gantz, the one thing that comes to mind when is "Holy cow, the protagonist is a pervert!" And he is... and not in the comedic played-for-laughs way, either. And could the girl he likes be any more useless? Masaru is really the only decent person in this bit.

However, lots of Character Development happens around, say,chapter 140 or so, and Kurono graduates from being a total butthead to... maybe about 20% butthead. You really begin enjoying the story around this point. Before, it was just an 'okay' manga, with great action and a shallowness rating of 10, but around here, the protagonists kick butt and take names, and it's amazing.

Unfortunately, it later devolves into this really strange alien-invasion story (not like it wasn't one in the first place, so I don't feel like I'm really spoiling anything), and some of the fights are truly interminable. The sheer scale of it makes it hard to tell what's going on. Toward the end of about 300 chapters, you start wishing it would be over already.

To sum it up, in the first 100 chapters, the main characters mostly think with their hormones. In the second, it's a great story. And in the last 100, you start skipping chapters.


... Last updated on February 5th, 2012, 12:12am
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