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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--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)

Completely Scanlated?

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 (2255 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.18 / 10.0
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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

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English Publisher
Dark Horse (26 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Weekly Pos #371 decreased(-5)
Monthly Pos #339 decreased(-45)
3 Month Pos #296 decreased(-109)
6 Month Pos #187 decreased(-3)

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A less extreme version of this 61 days, 7 hours, 56 minutes ago
im looking for gantz spoilers 125 days, 12 hours, 25 minutes ago
Gantz ended...your thoughts 452 days, 8 hours, 32 minutes ago
Chapter 278 Discussion 481 days, 17 hours, 21 minutes ago
GANTZ to end in 2, second-to-last chap tomorrow?? the last scanlated release I read 489 days, 16 hours, 2 minutes ago

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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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Rating: N/A
by lamansonbleue
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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agreed with dude below   
Rating: N/A
by blaznazn22
March 28th, 2011, 1:34pm
man oh man, the beginning of the manga was just a freakin roller coaster ride, and then these fukn UFOS had to show up and mess up the entire plot line. Damn I hate how such a god like manga can go to sht after a few years. Gantz is still a decent read, but hopefully the author decides to end it sometime soon and not milk it like another manga we know cough "berzerk"cough
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Oh god!!!@! >.> give me more   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by iguy bin
December 26th, 2010, 5:12pm
the story is good and the art is improve overtime. This manga keep killing new character and another new one come in make me mad sometime but so far the story looking good and everything is come to concluse and the mystery will reveal soon i hope. this is one of the craziest manga out there
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by callmebaboon
December 15th, 2010, 7:25am
compare the other manga i have read so far....this manga lead it way to the top of my have the whole overpower character...acceptable fanservice..great story..balance manga..enough it and you will know...
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Graphic, Violent and sometimes Good   
Rating: 7.7 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
December 11th, 2010, 8:53am
Its good but it also has its share of weaknesses. I think the story starts out really strong. Its mysterious because no one has a clue what's going on at first, with fatal consequences. It has elements of horror in the beginning because the characters never know the whole situation that they are going to get thrown into, they are powerless against Gantz and its machinations so there's a good feeling of being trapped, and anyone can die. There are alot of bad people in this series, some are supposed to be on the "good guys" side, which sometimes makes it more disturbing than what they are supposed to be fighting. On top of that, one of the main leads starts off as kind of a selfish jerk, who slowly evolves over time. All of this is decent.

Unfortunately, there are weaknesses, some plot holes, and a few things that never get explained as the series moves on. A few times, it felt like the author was stretching for ideas and some of it became filler. The story started out small but has ramped up relatively quickly, arc after arc to mega-scale confrontations. The result is that some of the character development, plot and romance aspects have taken a back seat. This is unfortunate because its become a bit shallow, and lost some of the atmosphere it had in the beginning.

Another criticism that other reviewers have made and I agree with is the artwork. The characters look good and the art style has matured in contrast to early Gantz and certainly since the mangaka's earlier work Hen. However, the backgrounds are sometimes terrible. Its obvious that some are photos that have been run thru some Photoshop-type filter and it doesn't match the artwork well.

I still like Gantz and I am sticking with it, hoping that the writing will turn its focus back on the characters and resolve some of the many issues that have been left hanging.

... Last updated on December 11th, 2010, 8:57am
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Gantz=Men In Black   
Rating: N/A
by AiFever
October 26th, 2010, 6:51pm
to all the people saying gantz is uninteresting, try reading all the new chapters now that there out in succession. it may have just seemed that way since months would go by before a new chapter was released and a lot of those chapters were just 20 pages of nothing, leaving u sitting for another month until something happened......thats why i just kinda let gantz slip from my mind for some months, looked at it today and had like over 10 chapters to read in a row, really makes a diff.

... Last updated on October 26th, 2010, 6:55pm
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