Masaru Kato died by an accident in which he was unintentionally involved. Surprisingly enough, he wakes up in a room he’s never seen. There he meets the members of the so-called Team Tokyo, whose leader, Kuruno, has just died fighting the aliens that are infesting the cities of Japan. Together with Team Tokyo, Masaru is transferred to Osaka City, which is surrounded by an ocean of fire. He encounters their rivals, Team Osaka, whose members are a bunch of crooks, with the exception of single mother Anzu Yamasaki. Kato keeps fighting, trying to stay alive and wanting to get home to his brother, his only remaining family.
Hiroya Oku’s manga Gantz, which follows the battle between the resurrected, those who should otherwise have died, and mysterious aliens, has so far sold over 24 million copies worldwide. The first anime adaptation was aired in 2004 and a series of two live action films were released in 2011. One of the most popular chapters of the series, the Osaka Arc, has now been adapted into a big budget extravaganza that will certainly delight the numerous fans of the series.
|Genre(s)||anime , science-fiction|
|Subtitles||Dutch, English, French|
|Director||Keiichi Saito, Yasushi Kawamura|
|Cast||Chris Jai Alex, Daisuke Ono, M. A. O., Kenjiro Tsuda, Saori Hayami, Yuki Kaji|
|Distributor||Fields Corporation, Toho Co., LTD.|