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Old 02-27-2006, 06:31 PM   #1
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I've been watching too much anime lately so I decided to start this thread on Gantz...there's probably one already out but my computer is freaking out and freezes up a lot when I hit search..

Which character was your favorite and why?

I'm still confused about the ending...
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Old 07-27-2006, 05:40 AM   #2
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IŽm watching GANTZ right now and has almost finished it. And it makes me so sad to see that they ruin what could have been an excellent anime by making the characters so non-belivable. The serie starts up with a nice and dark episode where they die in the subway and nobody really lifts a hand to help them, marking some of the fact that mankind has become deaf and blind to everything that that doesnt directly concern themselves. And it also shows how modern violence has influenced man in becoming deaf, blind and totally immune to it, leaving them to almost wanting the violence and with a small desire for it.
But that is where it all stops. Character reactions are sometimes so impossible to indentify yourself with that you almost want to throw the TV out the window. They sometimes act and react like total retards. You can indentify yourself with a crazy serialkiller if you just make him trustworthy as a character and that he reacts in a logical way according to the background you give him. But in this series thay have not succeded with that. And that makes me somewhat sad, because i can see the good intentions in it but it doesnt go all the way. IsŽnt there someone in the TV-companys that watch these animes first that can tell the creator that the characters could need modifications to make people belive in them and so on?........
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:00 AM   #3
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Default Re: GANTZ, why do they have to ruin it?

That's what happens when Gonzo tries to make their own ending. It followed the manga pretty closely up till the "shrine arc", from there on it's all gonzo
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:34 AM   #4
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HaveŽnt read the manga so i can say nothing there. But i can say i dont like most of the monsters either. Perhaps they work in the manga, but in the anime they just look like something a 7 year old kid would come up with.
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Old 07-31-2006, 07:40 PM   #5
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Default Re: GANTZ, why do they have to ruin it?

Gantz is a concept I found rather intriguing. Execution wise it was abysmal. THe show so reaks of being a back burner project. Subpar animations, really stupid camera work, and so on point to a "who cares about this, so let's mess around a bit to test for when a real project comes along". That, and the TV editing made it unwatchable back when it aired.

It sounds like you take issue with the concept itself, not just Gonzo's poor treatment of it. I've been meaning to read the manga myself. I'm not going to bother with the rest of the series for awhile.

Just me two cents.
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:01 AM   #6
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Default Re: GANTZ, why do they have to ruin it?

I don't care about Gantz anime one bit. So I recommend you to read excellent G. manga and forget about anime - lol - just my 2 cents...
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:48 AM   #7
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wow, i thought gantz was amazing, personally. the ending was indeed ass, but the sheer excess of violence and everything else made it very powerful.

http://www.anime-planet.com/reviews/241.html
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Old 08-01-2006, 11:17 AM   #8
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sothis: Well I like manga much much more - mainly because the really good part starts later

Edit: Reading Gantz was awesome experience. Well, and end (of first manga stage) is nice.
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Old 08-01-2006, 02:24 PM   #9
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indeed, i dont read manga so i know series can probalby suck comparitively (just like live action movies versus the books they are based on) :) i've heard that about gantz actually, that the manga is much better.
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Old 08-01-2006, 02:54 PM   #10
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Default Re: GANTZ, why do they have to ruin it?

Really? was it that bad? I stopped watching it when they took the anime in a completely different direction.

Sothis, it is one manga I would highly recommend reading. I'm not a big manga reader, but this one is actually worth it.
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