damosthenes's avatar By on Jul 20, 2014

What started as an incredible story some where along the line turned to utter rubbish. I'm not sure what happened but maybe about half way through it took a 90 degree turn and never looked back. Characters that only recently were introducted were quickly forgotten and even an entire race (species/evolution) of people that were poised to play a significant role just stopped being written about. 

Maybe I'm the one that is missing something but this whole manga just feels like it fell apart. 

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
5/10 overall
shadekat's avatar By on Oct 13, 2009

You will not find another manga that can capture the full range of humanity from glory to depravedness as this one.  The mangaka has an amazing insight into the psyche of people in the modern day, the facades that fall apart under stress and the strengths that come from the strangest of places.  

There are a few fight scenes that go on for a chapter or two too many, but this is well balanced out by the storyline.  

10/10 story
9/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
JtkBasketball's avatar By on Sep 23, 2012

I had always wanted to read Gantz, but all the reviews and stuff I would find said how mature themed it was. It would say something like, "If you like a lot of boobs and tons of unneeded bloody scenes than this is for you." That kind of thing turned me off from reading it, but eventually I gave in. One of the best decsions of my life. 

Story: There are three arcs to Gantz. An introduction one, a middle one, and a finale. That is not very descriptive, but that is how it goes in my mind. One sets up the next very well. So basically you die and are sent to the Gantz room. The Gantz room sends you off to kill aliens with super powered suits and high tech guns. Seems simple enough, but if you read all of Gantz you will realize how in depth and well written Gantz is. There is also love and other themes too. In this manga people are gonna die and people are gonna barely survive. There is no point where I thought, "Oh shits hitting the fan right now, but somehow they will power up and survive." It was more like, "Oh my God, he is gonna die, and the manga is going to change forever." Also there are vampires, I know, really random. They are a third party who does not fully make sense yet, but I am sure they have some huge meaning yet to be determined.

Art: Gantz has some of the best art in all of the manga world. It is really detailed from the characters to the background. Everything looks amazing. The only knock I have on it is that in some action scenes it is so detailed that I cannot distinguish what is what, but do not get me wrong. This is some top notch art work from top to bottom.

Characters: The characters are amazing in Gantz. They are all unique and have their own views. The aliens are all so one of a kind and cool looking. They are just spectacular in every sense. The main character Kei starts off unlikeable, but eventually becomes very likeable... as well as a BAMF. Every character has such a distinguished background that every decision they make I think, "Oh, I could see why they do that." Some characters have sad stories that just makes me feel like I can connect to them somehow. The way some characters are potrayed in death is really well done, and it shows their true colors. Mistakes are often made by characters in this show and they pay the consequences. The "this is your only shot" type of thing that Gantz brings makes it that much more exciting. 

Overall: Overall, I just love this manga. I read through the chapters so quickly. It was evident that I had become a complete addict after 30 chapters. Even when I did not like or I did not think I liked where the story was heading I was always coming back for more. This is a must read in my opinion.

10/10 story
9.2/10 art
9.5/10 characters
9.8/10 overall
JamesGriever's avatar By on Nov 13, 2014

This manga has a great start and i loved it very much.... for the first half or so.  The author jumps around ideas about half way into the series and the manga lost it effectiveness for me.

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
7/10 overall
dante13's avatar By on Jul 12, 2013

well today i finished reading this manga .... now i have so many things to say ....

after reading the first chapter of this manga i became addicted to it ... i can't describe my feelings that i had back then ... it was so cool ... it was exactly what i was looking for ... a mature themed story with so many kills in it but thats not everything this story has so many philosophy behind of itself ... it was so cool ... i can say that i have so many awesome memories with this manga ... i laughed ,cried ,got excited and depressed and so many other feelings on this ....

but after reading 100 chapters it turned so bulshit .... i can say that they just made it for money ... they just ruined everything after that ... gantz turned to a crappy story with no reason behind its events ... and today after reading the final chpater i told myself "why the heck i wasted my life on reading this " ...

the first 100 chapters were so awesome but the rest 200 chapters were something completly diffrent ...tho there are two live actions based on this manga and i enjoyed them so much ...

if you like mature themed and full of gore and kill yet philosophical and addictive stories this one is for you ... but don't except a good ending or a reason for the events in the story ....

5/10 story
8/10 art
3/10 characters
7/10 overall