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Gantz (ガンツ) is an anime based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. It was directed by Ichiro Itano and animated by Gonzo, the series contains 26 episodes divided into two seasons.

Synopsis

High school student Kei Kurono meets up with childhood friend Kato Masaru one day by chance encounter. As the two are in the subway chatting, Kato notices a homeless man on the subway train tracks. Kato goes down on to the tracks to move the man off the tracks and persuades Kei to help. But soon after helping the man, they are hit by a subway train and killed... or maybe not. Immediately after being hit by the train, the two are suddenly in an apartment from which they can't leave, along with some other people who were also in some near death experience. In this apartment there is also a black sphere called Gantz. Kei and the others have to obey Gantz's rules if they want to live. They have to participate in missions in which the objective is to eliminate aliens. But who or what are these aliens? are Kei, Kato and the others alive or dead?


Cast

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Main Characters
Kei-kurono-2628.jpg Kei Kurono Daisuke Namikawa Christopher Ayres
Kei-kishimoto-2630.jpg Kei Kishimoto Hitomi Nabatame Shannon Emerick
Masaru-kato-2629.jpg Masaru Katō Masashi Ōsato Illich Guardiola
Ayumu-kato-51273.jpg Ayumu Katō Tōko Aoyama Luci Christian
Sei-sakuraoka-8949.jpg Sei Sakuraoka Mie Sonozaki Kelly Manison
Masanobu-hojo-51282.jpg Masanobu Hōjō Hiroshi Kamiya Xero Reynolds
Secondary Characters
Joichiro-nishi-2631.jpg Jōichirō Nishi Masashi Yabe Chris Patton
Goro-suzuki-51264.jpg Goro Suzuki Bin Sasaki Mike Kleinhenz
Takashi Inamori Susumu Chiba Jay Hickman
Ryota-sugihara-51280.jpg Ryota Sugihara Yumiko Kobayashi Kira Vincent-Davis
Old-woman-gantz-51262.jpg Old Lady Yasuko Hatori Marcy Rae
Chikako.jpg Katō's Aunt Kimiko Saito Laura Chapman
Tetsuo-nemoto-51275.jpg Tetsuo Nemoto Masahito Kawanago Jason Douglas
Sadayo-suzumura-51281.jpg Sadayo Suzumura Yumi Kakazu Kira Vincent-Davis
Hajime-muroto-71482.jpg Hajime Muroto Mitsuaki Madono Greg Ayres
Kiyoshi-miyafuji-51290.jpg Kiyoshi Miyafuji Kentarō Itō Victor Carsrud
Kajiura.png Ryūji Kajiura Kōji Tsujitani John Gremillion
Saito12.png Naozumi Saito Masayuki Nakata John Swasey
Mika21.png Mika Kanda Kahoru Sasajima Monica Rial
Kiyoshi-yoshioka-51267.jpg Kiyoshi Yoshioka Kenichi Morozumi John Swasey
102963.jpg Yoshino Uehara Hikari Yono Emily Carter-Essex
Nozaki.png Daichi Nozaki Takehiro Murozono Mike MacRae
Matsu-chan.jpg Matsumura Naoya Iwahashi Kurt Stoll
Buddha Statue Hiroshi Shirokuma Mike McFarland

Additional Voices

Transmission

Date(s) Channel Country
Anime Network United States United States

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Content Region Country
ADV Films 2005-2006 DVD.jpg The Complete Series 1
NTSC
United States United States
10 Volumes
2006 The Complete Series
2 Volumes
2008 The Complete Series
10 Discs
FUNimation Entertainment 2011 The Complete Series
4 Discs

See Also

  • Gantz: O
  • Gantz (2011)
  • Gantz: Perfect Answer

External Links

  • Gantz at the Internet Movie Database
  • Gantz (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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