Good morning everyone!
Today I’ll be talking about a movie called,” Gantz:O” which is an animation movie made by Yasushi Kawamura and Digital Frontier. It was based on the Gantz manga series and yes, I will admit that I didn’t read the manga so I won’t be making comparisons between the two.
Anyway, the story is that the world sometimes gets plagued with monsters and mysterious people in black suits come out of nowhere and kill them before they do any major damage. Where the monsters come from and why is still a big mystery in this movie. All we know is that there just there.
Now, the main character in this story is Masaru Kato, who was just going about his business until he decided to play the hero when he tried to save someone from a knife attack in the subway. Unfortunately, he gets killed in the process and the next thing he knows he’s in a white room with five other people. Most of them knew what was going and explained to him that he has been chosen to play the Gantz game. In this game you have to defeat the boss within the time limit or your erased from existence. This game is based on points the tougher the monster you killed the more points you get and if you get 100 points then the Gantz computer will offer you three options.
- Upgrade your weapons and equipment.
- Resurrect a dead player.
- Erase you memories and quit the game.
For most people in this movie they wanted to get out as fast as possible and tried really hard to get the 100 points. But, there were others that enjoyed killing and doing anything they want, so they didn’t really care about the quitting the game. They didn’t even care if they lost a limb or another team member died. How does Gantz decide who plays the game after they die? We may never know.
If I had favorite characters for this it would be the bad ass, Kei Kurono, who died in the beginning of the movie protecting his friend, Reika, who was a famous pop star when she was alive and Anzu Yamasaki who was this hyper teenage girl who followed the Kato around even though she was on the Osaka team. I liked her carefree nature and hyper energy.
This movie is action packed and if you’ve read the manga already then you know what I’m talking about. This will make you believe that even in the darkest of times a good show of humanity will be there showing people that not all is lost. If your curious about Gantz and mysteries behind it then I’m sure all questions will be answered in the manga and if their not then it will truly be a mystery.
This is something that you can get into real fast. If the killing monster action doesn’t catch your eye then the lovely ladies and the sci-fi themed world will. Enjoy!