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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.


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Status in Country of Origin
37 Volumes (Complete)

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Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 8, Chap 91

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (2467 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.18 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 3rd 2016, 9:01am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Dark Horse (37 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #537 increased(+1)
Monthly Pos #634 increased(+39)
3 Month Pos #697 decreased(-75)
6 Month Pos #635 decreased(-30)

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On 5195 reading lists
On 1170 wish lists
On 3058 completed lists
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Gantz Gets Full 3DCG Anime Film in 2016 185 days, 8 hours, 46 minutes ago
Hiroya Oku, Keita Iizuka Launch Gantz Spinoff in November 371 days, 7 hours, 14 minutes ago
Gantz - Spanish Full Color Volumes 699 days, 18 hours, 7 minutes ago
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by weaklin6z
December 13th, 2011, 4:41am
This will be my only comment:
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The most unpredictable manga ever that i'have seen.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xeno01
October 26th, 2011, 5:18pm
Too good of a manga the live action was ok but i was disappointed that it left out so much good scenes from the manga but i guess they had a budget well anyways the story is amazing the art is good characters interesting and unique a must read...nuff said
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by AsianLOL
October 14th, 2011, 3:08am
I started reading this a while back. When I originally read the first chapter, I immediately dropped because I thought it would suck. I then came back to it. Best decision ever. I really underestimated it, it's amazing. The way it uses the no one is safe story point is awesome.
The first 100 or so chapters may be a bit bad but it gets much better after.
The way it's heading now is very different from how it originally started, but I still enjoy it
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by liquidsin
September 14th, 2011, 9:54pm
Absolutely, positively fucking beautiful. I had my doubts after seeing how the anime turned out, but the manga itself is a whole different story. Bit by bit you discover the mysteries surrounding Gantz and it's such a satisfying experience. I'm touchy about how I rate the manga I read, and Gantz is easily a 10.
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One of the best I've read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by DanteInRed
August 29th, 2011, 7:37pm
Gantz hits the ground running with action and one hell of a story. Its changed a bit and taken a slight turn in story but still good. The art improves once it hits the mid 80 chapters. This is a manga I would recommend anyone looking to find out, just what happens after we die...
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Be prepared   
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by StephenIII
August 13th, 2011, 11:35am
This manga is not for the faint of heart. It is bloody and gruesome, and it depicts several of the more disgusting sides of the human psyche. I found it particularly painful to read towards the beginning, simply due to the protagonist's personality at the time (I like him much better now) My recommendation is still solid; the manga contains stunning art and originality, and the plot is certainly an interesting one. I don't think there is a single point in this manga which did not contribute to the overall development of the protagonist.
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Pure garbage, only it seems like I am not allowed to tell you about it   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by alphaGulp
August 5th, 2011, 5:46pm
As far as this manga is concerned, notice how several attractive characters go on shooting rampages killing children and innocents, just like what happened a few weeks ago in Norway. It is just one small part of the whole monstrous agenda that is progressively making people dumber, meaner and unhappier (and easier to control).


They keep deleting the main points of my review, fascist bastards that they are. I encourage you sheeple to look outside the mainstream and WAKE UP.

... Last updated on August 25th, 2011, 7:04am
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by Jalapeno-san
June 5th, 2011, 3:59pm
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Can you find manga better than gantz? Yes, you can - like Berserk. Well anyway Gantz is good... no, gantz is AWESOME but only because of the maincharacter. Osaka arc was boring and shitty and it made me almost skip the whole crap but I didn't do it because it's almost the same thing like kicking graves (to otaku world) and that's because the main character was dead.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Gunzy
May 14th, 2011, 8:31pm
I'm going to take back my former thoughts. This manga had a wonderful start however at some time, it drifted from it. The storyline is pretty good and the art is really nice. I can't exactly pin point the chapter that the plot shifted but the manga is still a good read (probably because I love with gore with a splash of romance, but hey, we've all got our own taste...)

... Last updated on June 25th, 2013, 12:40am
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Simply Amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Treice
May 12th, 2011, 5:32pm
I used to be a big fan of anything manga. I used to watch Chobits and Great Teacher Onitsuka. But one day I picked up Gantz and I simply couldn't find any joy in regular manga anymore. I needed something only dark and gorey manga like Gantz could give me. There is nothing I do not like about this series.
The black ball gripped me like no other manga had done since One Piece (Yes, I know, they have nothing in common whatsoever). The main character is an actual person, unlike the generic manga high schooler he has regular issues and regular wants. He doesn't only have them, he even gives in to them.
I've read several reviews pointing out how the series supposedly fails after a certain chapter. Lucky for me I can't agree. Granted I could've done without the vampire arc and "Cherry" but even they added to the story. I especially enjoyed the Osaka arc and I think anyone who can't agree with me should not read Gantz.

I would suggest this to anyone who wants something different then the run-in-the-mill high school boy with super powers and no psychological problems. If I offended anyone with this review, then you should not use the internet.
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