Gantz Review


If someone wanted me to describe the anime in 3 words it would be – Psychological, Action, Sex

Honestly, I somehow think sex plays a huge role in this anime… (no idea why) but from the amount of times sexual annotations have been inserted into the anime, it is hard for me to think otherwise. Not the usual big boob stuff, i really mean seeing a guy and girl get it on.

But that aside, Gantz turned out to be surprisingly good and entertaining to watch. By the end of ep 24 i knew that i liked the anime and i liked the ending though up till now i have yet to understand exactly what had happened in the end of the anime.
Goriness is also a major factor in this anime, there was never a killing action sequence without a bloody scene to help turn your stomach upside down. Heads go rolling, hands chopped off, exploding body parts, green blood, weird stuff, loads of murder (it is probably a main theme of this anime). But what is Gantz without this?
Of course, do not try to eat your dinner while you watch them battle it out. It is NOT a good idea to do so 😉

Apart from that, Gantz can be seen as a ‘deep’ anime that digs into the human psyche and our reactions to situations–thus enabling the anime to connect with its viewer on a certain level.
We find out in the 2nd episode that this anime is actually about a game. They are playing with their lives on their hands and they are made to question exactly how badly do they want to stay alive. Are the cons overweighting the pros? Is what they are made to do even right or justifiable?
Basically, it is your typical trying-to-explore-a-human-mind kinda anime, but throw in some action, gory scenes, sex to spice things up, and really serious character designs, this anime is brewing to kick ass!

I never found a slow minute with this anime, it is quick, captivating and unconventional.

If you are one for the darker side of anime, catch this anime. It is a pleaser.

Rating? 8/10

Unique storyline
Good male buddies that are close but yet not appearing to be gay
Emotional at times
Action pack
Unsettling (it is good when it is an aim)

They could do with lesser content that could lead to a MA18 rating (sexual wise)
Perhaps there were certain parts towards the end that could have been filled with more action and lesser talking. (these are really few)

Why minus 2 points?
Simply cos it is making me lose my appetite, that coupled with the fact there is just too much sexual stuff in it.

What is the anime about?

Think of a bunch of dead people who questions their existence going around killing cos a black ball tells them to do so, if they dont they die and they will get killed by the bad guys. You see a boy who turns into a twisted hero and at the end he can barely understand waht is going on and he finds out (but i for some reason did not find out what exactly the anime was all about!!! T_T yes, i am slow.)

-ra out!


About Saranaufogus

An Anime fan who can't seem to keep her thoughts to herself. Find me on: Instagram | Twitter

Posted on January 17, 2008, in Gantz and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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