Username/Email: Password:
Manga Info
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
From Dark Horse:
Tokyo teens Kei and Masaru are killed by a subway train but awaken in a room with an ominous black orb that gives them weapons, suits and orders. Fighting bizarre alien monstrosities in a deadly game, will they win their freedom or die for the final time?


Related Series

Associated Names

Groups Scanlating
Utopia Scanlations
Franky House

Latest Release(s)
v.37 c.383 by Whatever over 7 years ago
v.37 c.382 by Whatever over 8 years ago
v.37 c.381 by Whatever over 8 years ago
Search for all releases of this series

in Country of Origin
37 Volumes (Complete)
18 Volumes (Bunkoban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 8, Chap 91 (Original Ending starts in E22)

User Reviews
Gantz by Manick
Gantz by Master_M2K
Gantz by xombiemonkey
Gantz by Anonymous

126 topics, 1346 posts
Click here to view the forum

User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (2798 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.08 / 10.0

Last Updated
November 7th 2022, 4:30am



Category Recommendations





Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Dark Horse (37 Vols - Complete; 10 Omnibus - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #610 increased(+132)
Monthly Pos #984 increased(+25)
3 Month Pos #1086 increased(+85)
6 Month Pos #1223 increased(+275)
Year Pos #1509 decreased(-190)

List Stats
On 5259 reading lists
On 1398 wish lists
On 4018 completed lists
On 421 unfinished lists
On 657 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

tickmark preload xmark preload xmark preload
User Comments  [ Order by usefulness ]
You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
An amazing manga.  
by Clo_wn47
August 23rd, 2022, 5:33am
Rating: 9.8  / 10.0
Gantz is really good, however some of the arc's are a bit over the place regardless the mc is really good and it's interesting to see his development as the story progressed. Also the ending felt odd but that's fine I guess.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
battling aliens to bitter end.  
by wansmor
August 3rd, 2022, 12:27am
Rating: N/A
I think if there's some things that are true to Gantz are fighting aliens. Lots lots of them. The reason why there's Gantz G and Gantz E after Gantz is simple, it is very good in depicting alien fights. If I have to describe the series from what I still remember about the series, then it would be 90% aliens killing and 10% fanservice.

One peculiar thing about these fights is that even at the very start it has been a struggle and it remains that way until the very end. There has never been an easy bosses here and it kind of keep me on the edge of my seat all the time. Gantz will always have a position in a rank of Monster series for me, it's just that good on that side. You can literally ignore everything else and still have a good time.

... Last updated on August 3rd, 2022, 12:27am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Great Action, Awesome Sex, Garbage Plot  
by egress63
March 3rd, 2018, 6:09pm
Rating: 3.0  / 10.0
What happens when you have lots of style, lots of sex, lots of action, lots of imaginative villains and no over-arching plot? You get Gantz.

This is an awesome manga that is tremendous fun for its first 20-25 volumes which then devolves into a plot-less incoherent jumble of fight scenes with characters who are as two dimensional as they come. Overarching mysteries are not resolved, character motivations are weak and the ending is mediocre. If you can stomach all this, by all means - go ahead and read this. In the meantime, I'll go and read SnK instead.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
by Arsene1412
April 22nd, 2017, 2:17pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
Very original and interesting plot, first of all, the characters are actually fine, average ones with social complex that remarks their craziness, anxiety etc.
The way the story develops is cool and of course not a boring lecture, I acknowledge being 15 years old but I actually enjoy the some of the erotic, comedy and sexual scenes that fit the atmosphere..
To finish, the End of world/ earth is a pretty well made plot with some epic fights and scenes, the best thing in this manga in my opinion is how each character have a struggle on surviving through each arc and how they ended up fighting to save the earth instead of giving up!
The author act out some character's feeling very well and follow a straight-forward plot according to each character personality.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
One of the best mangas  
by Elisabel
February 2nd, 2017, 2:18pm
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
You have to like this kind of fantastic sci fi kind of reading. For me It Was an awesome reading.
There IS a great BUT: the fan service. Why mangakas and editors think men are the only ones Who read manga or watch animéconfused In most well known mangas put boobs ass And panties at some point. That IS disgusting.

... Last updated on February 2nd, 2017, 2:28pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
by TheIro
November 4th, 2016, 9:50pm
Rating: 3.0  / 10.0
I watched the anime and read the manga. But really I don't see what the fuss is all about. The premise of the story may of been new when this initially came out, but nowadays there are better variants of this survival game genre that are better written.

For one thing I dislike about the manga is amount of gratuitous nudity that's in it. Don't get me wrong I like boobs as much as the next guy, but way it's placed it feels cheap and unnecessary. For example, almost every chapter cover page has some chick with her boobs hanging out (that have nothing to do with the plot). The author even places these between dramatic events. Like say what is suppose to be a shocking grief stricken scene where one of the protagonist's teammate dies, you go to the next chapter transition, and suddenly you're staring at a pair of knockers... It's more disruptive than entertaining to say the least. Then there's this obnoxious vibe that's present in the manga that feels like, I don't know, "exploitative" to women? I found the whole manga filled with too many cruel and obnoxious people like rapists and thugs to be enjoyable. Add this to amount of gratuitous nudity that's in it. It just gives the whole thing a bad feeling that I'm not a fan of.

But the real down point of the manga is not that, it's how poorly written and how frustratingly dumb the characters in this story are. Take the protagonists for example, the story begins with them dying because they tried to outrun a train instead of stepping back onto the platform to avoid it. What kind of an idiot does that? I think the excuse was that they forgot it was an express train and thought it would stop by itself. But if you stop for 2 seconds, you'd realise how stupid that is. One, they had been waiting on the platform in the first place so obviously they would know what the next train would be. Two, unless they were waiting at the very end of the platform why would they think it would be faster to sprint to the end of a long train station platform instead immediately getting back where they jumped off?

The whole manga is filled with poorly thought out writing like that. You got civilians constantly getting themselves getting themselves killed because they stand around foolishly, even taking photos on their mobiles instead of immediately running away from danger. The way they nonchantedly spout lines like "Is this CGI" or "Oh they're shooting a movie" before dying just beggars belief.

Another example would be the Gantz players. They are given these unlimited ammo sci-fi energy guns that are "accurate to 1km". These godlike wpns can even "lock on" and not require line of sight. As well as super suits that can jump buildings and guarantee mobility. The enemies they're asked to fight are basically nearly all melee range aliens. So do these idiots do?

They run right up to the alien just to "shoot" and get surprised when their hands get chopped up. To top it all off, they like to make faces at the aliens for a long time before they actually pull the trigger. There is literally ONE guy in whole manga that realises what they're holding in their hands are in fact GUNS not baseball bats and shot the aliens at long range. But inexplicably the guy decides to run close to melee them half way through and inevitably get himself killed.

Finally there's that stupid god awful ending. Without spoiling too much, Earth ends up almost destroyed bc after the defeating the aliens, the Gantz players were too busy raping alien prisoners and forcing them into fights before properly securing the mothership. I'm not kidding.

To this all I can say is WTF Japan, WTF.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Good action. Characters are the worst.  
by sakirol
May 13th, 2016, 12:39am
Rating: N/A
The redeeming quality of Gantz is the gore and action. There some novelty in the plot, but really - we've all read insane death survival games, and they all summarily progress in the same way.

The worst thing about Gantz are the characters.The MC is really hard to bear in the beginning because he's pretty sleezy. His best friend is heroic and just ... but so much to the point that he feels fake and two-dimensional.

You will get really sick of the female characters, especially if you're reading this as a girl. There is a lot of fanservice. You have boobs, panty shots, and what have you pushed into your face every chapter.. The imbalance in the way female characters are treated and male characters are treated gets really irritating because let's face it - they're just there so that there are tits in story. The girls are damsels in distress or sexual objects ... and that's pretty much it.
In general, all the characters are flat, and I ended up not caring at all when they died.

... Last updated on May 13th, 2016, 12:44am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
A great manga...until you reach its disastrous ending  
by Mr. White
January 27th, 2016, 4:17am
Rating: 4.0  / 10.0
I loved 'Gantz' for having an insanely unpredictable plot, characters you could care for, thrilling action, scenes that moved me and great artwork. But then my love for 'Gantz' stopped when I reached its disastrous ending. I felt like Hiroya Oku stopped caring for his series. And it showed. Characters disappeared from the story for no reason, sub plots stayed unresolved and characters remained undeveloped. For a story to end with so many glaringly obvious loose ends is an insult to the readers who spent so much time, focus, energy and money reading it. They deserved so much better. What a way to stop a manga from being great!
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Good read.  
by LUEser
March 6th, 2015, 7:15am
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
You know, I'm really glad I gave this manga another chance.

When I first read it (up to the part where Kurono's girlfriend becomes the target), all I understood was that they get transferred back to Gantz again and again to kill aliens Gantz had created. Don't worry. I now know Gantz didn't create them. I didn't like Kurono at all because of his behavior in the beginning.

The artwork took me a little while to get used to. The first few girls that Kurono goes through are very typical big-breasted women who are obviously attracted to him because of his heroism and his confidence to fight (almost without fear). Not to mention that at the start of every chapter, there's always a pinup of some naked or half-naked chick with some cool weapon or vehicle to show off her body. Just some shitty ecchi to keep audience invested. It gets old fast. I've even considered stopping because seeing so much it made me assumed that maybe this was just gonna be a shallow fighting manga. But I'm glad I stayed with it. Despite all the naked chicks, the artistic ability of the characters (later on in the manga), the "aliens", the fighting scenes and so forth were extremely detailed.

The story has great character development. I have to say that the buildup of the Gantz killings to Katastrophe was pretty good; each Gantz game makes a little more sense as to the purpose of it. The Vampire Arc, however, I find it utterly boring and irrelevant. This was where I find the need to question the mangaka as to why he plopped it in there. I think this Vampire Arc with Kurono's brother was introduced so that we can further dwell into Kurono's past, but it was poorly executed. And what about his brother (who was a vampire), as Shinjite Florana stated, seemed like he might've played a pivotal role but then was killed off screen? Well, that was a waste of time to get to know his brother then. Two vampires joined them in one of their Gantz adventure and when it was over, was never seen again, almost as if the vampire arc never existed. Then we have the ending, Katastrophe, after Kurono defeated an Alien war veteran, drops back to earth, and then...end. I wish more could have been added to it, like Kurono's true happiness.

This is one manga I'll never forget. It had all the components to a good manga, even though I've stated quite a few wrongs in it. I definitely recommend to anyone who likes dark action, tragedy, love (not boring romance), and heroism (with a little ecchi, I guess). Enjoy your reading and hope this helps.

... Last updated on November 17th, 2020, 1:08am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
F***ing funny  
by tnwls523
December 7th, 2014, 11:31am
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
Haha this manga was so absurd it was just...ridiculous. Aliens, vampires, clones and the whole bag. Hahaha... Well, I have to say it was a pretty interesting read. Nothing lacking in the action/suspense department. Art was truly amazing. So bloody gruesome.*evil smirk* (although, I do think there was an excessive amount of big boobs, and surprisingly, d*cks!! being bounced around...can't.stand.ecchi..) I believe there was some character development but I don't feel like he explored them far enough. I would have liked more for the ending, maybe just a chapter more for an epilogue or something, explaining what happened in the aftermath. It all just ended...
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
after the battle.
I can't say it was on the super freaking awesome level because the characters just didn't seem to character the whole time. I feel like the author could've just developed the manga a little more just...didn't have that final oomph. Very fun, engaging read though, if you can sit through a ton of what the f*** scenes thrown at you. I think I too would have found this series infuriating if I had to wait chapter after chapter for it to give some answers to all the questions, especially when it didn't really deliver a satisfying ending. I for one really enjoyed it since I read it in one sitting.

... Last updated on December 7th, 2014, 11:38am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Pages (16) [ 1 2 3 4 5 ... ]
 per page 
You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.