Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Gantz Perfect Score Collection|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
A tsunami of blood, guts, and stone-cold nihilism make GANTZ the most notorious and controversial anime series of the 21st century. Now, just in time for the holidays, ADV salutes this cavalcade of ultraviolence with the ... more »
R. Versey | 05/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gantz is in imo the one the most realistic films/shows ever.It's disturbingly acccurate in the way it portrays humans and the way they react in situations. Reminds me of the film the Mist,where the protagonists are battling aliens yet the real monsters seem to be the humans.Yes there are aliens(you will be surprised at the aliens)and very deep social morals in every episode.It has gore,profanity,and nudity too.But if you are mature and you love women,that shouldnt bother you or distract from the point of the series. Its a series in which the main characters have very real personalities and they grow as the series goes along because they have to make some strong decisions like taking lives to save lives.I really felt like I knew the protagonists more and more as the series progressed.Its too complex of a plot to describe more and I feel like that could cheat the viewer.Gantz is really just pure genius and might be the best anime ever.Its two seasons( 3rd season one day?), 26 episodes in an ultra cool black sphere(yes the dvds are safe from getting scratched),the english dubbing is the best Ive ever heard,great animation.This show will stay on your mind for sure whether you like it or not and may even make you value life more.Well worth your time and money."
A Very Mixed Bag
Zaku77 | Oregon | 02/01/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This series is a very mixed bag. If you can handle the over the top vulgarity, obscenity, and gore there is actually a good story lying beneath it all. The story is both the best and worst part. See, it's a great story, but the anime ruins it. The last disc is comprised entirely (save for the first episode on it) of non-manga made up story. It gives a very sloppy and absolutely ridiculous ending, and never ties a single thing up. This is a pretty series, it looks great, and is fun to watch, but it will leave you running for the manga.
The case itself is fairly nice. The top of the ball pops off to have this little fold out holder for the discs. No complaints here.
In closing, this is a fun anime if you don't mind some very vulgar moments. If you like the story I recommend the manga so you can see what actually happens.
I give it:
Sound: 4 1/2
Story: 3 (needs the manga!)
Existential Survival Horror Anime
Mike | NYC | 04/22/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This review is for the Gantz Season 1 & 2 collection. It includes the season 1 & 2 sets shrinkwrapped together (listed separately on Amazon). I purchased the set for 29.99 at Best Buy.
*****Review Contains Minor Spoilers*****
Gantz is a series about a bunch of humans who are whisked away at their moment of death to a strange room with a large black ball called Gantz. This black ball in turn whisks them to a battlefield in an alternate Japan where they must hunt aliens in a grim game of survival. During the course of this, they often take time to ponder the human condition. And naturally, as in all good anime, while this pondering is happening limbs are flying left and right.
The series is very grim and seinen in tone, though somewhat oddly there's an extensive amount of fanservice (expect every woman's shirt to fly or get torn off once per episode). Really not for everyone, but if you like horror anime or grim, nihilistic, character-driven stuff like Berserk Complete (even though it's very different story-wise and in terms of setting) you'll love this. The pacing is fantastic, the characters (well, the male ones at least) are fairly deep. It's something you're going to want to marathon.
If you can't stomach gore (it's about on par with Elfen Lied: The Complete Collection in terms of the fairly outrageous amount of severed limbs and the body count) or have a problem with fanservice nudity, you won't like it.
It's a very good series but it has some problems. The major problem is how it never actually reveals anything about Gantz, which is ultimately disappointing.
Also, the ending is just baffling. I haven't seen something so incomprehensible since Neon Genesis Evangelion - Perfect Collection. I'm assuming it's one of those "let's wrap up a 20 volume manga in an episode" kinds of things, but it really was something of a letdown seeing as there really was no climax, even though there was tons of leadup. There were a number of story threads left completely unresolved.
Highly recommended for any anime fan who can stomach the brutal violence. Also recommended for horror fans and the existential types."
Johnny J. Moncada | 01/24/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love gantz, had good animation, characters, and scenes, only one thing got to me, how long it was, the manga is way longer than this, but oh well, what can ya do?"