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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 (diverges into anime original ending starting at S2EP9 12 minutes 55 seconds)

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (2506 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.18 / 10.0
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February 26th 2017, 8:32pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

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English Publisher
Dark Horse (37 Volumes - Complete)

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Gantz Gets Full 3DCG Anime Film in 2016 345 days, 3 hours, 53 minutes ago
Hiroya Oku, Keita Iizuka Launch Gantz Spinoff in November 531 days, 2 hours, 22 minutes ago
Gantz - Spanish Full Color Volumes 859 days, 13 hours, 14 minutes ago
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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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Absolutely love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
December 15th, 2011, 12:06pm
Action, Gore, Romances, Ugly aliens, Unpredictability, and a lot more stuff make up this manga.
The anime follows the manga, more or less and the first part of the live-action movie follows the manga loosely, but the second part sucks! it an original ending.
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Rating: N/A
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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Rating: N/A
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   
Rating: N/A
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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