Kei, a cynical and arrogant high school student, has minimal regard for others; so it's much to his surprise that when he's asked by his elementary school friend Kato to save a drunken bum laying on the subway tracks, he actually complies. However, no good deed goes unpunished, and they are swiftly decapitated by the oncoming train. Kei and Kato awaken in a nondescript room occupied by a black sphere and a variety of other people, and thus begins Gantz's game. In it, the players must face off against aliens in battles where death is inevitable and rewards are minimal. Unfortunately for them, this is just the beginning of their nightmare - at least, for those who manage to survive...
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... read more
Wow. Reviewed after completing the manga. This series was unlike anything I've read previously.. Although initially put off by the art style (which I got used to), its extremely cynical take on humanity and its grey-morality of the whole thing really managed to make me think about a lot of things to do with the state of the world and everyone's potential for evil given the circumstances. It went on to show... read more
|Gantz no Moto: Oku Hiroya to SF Eiga Monogatari||2011|
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