Judge Mitchell Hattaway truly, deeply wants to be summoned by a Gantz, whatever that is.
Our reviews of Gantz: Game Of Death (Volume 1) (published March 24th, 2005), Gantz: Killed Or Be Killed (Volume 2) (published May 5th, 2005), Gantz: Aftershocks (Volume 3) (published May 12th, 2005), Gantz: Process Of Elimination (Volume 5) (published August 25th, 2005), Gantz: Sudden Death (Volume 6) (published October 6th, 2005), Gantz: Fatal Attractions (Volume 7) (published October 27th, 2005), Gantz: Deathwatch (Volume 8) (published October 27th, 2005), Gantz Season 1 Box Set (published March 15th, 2006), and Gantz: The Complete Series (published February 20th, 2011) are also available.
I asked for a mission, and for my sins they gave me one. Guess that means it's time for another Gantz review.
This latest volume is pretty much the calm before the storm, as our (anti-)heroes go about their everyday lives, biding their time until the Gantz summons them for another round of wet-works. As you may recall from Volume 3, Kurono and Kishimoto are now living together (which means Kurono is hornier than ever), and Kato has returned to the home of his abusive aunt. The previous volume also introduced a few new characters and began weaving them into the plot. This time around, we learn a bit more about these individuals and see exactly how the Gantz brings them into the fold.
As before, this release contains two episodes from this controversial series; here's the lowdown:
• Episode 7: "We're After You"
• Episode 8: "Uh-oh."
I don't think I'm starting to like Gantz, but I am starting to hate it less. Then again, these last few episodes have focused more on the characters' everyday lives, and I find it easier to sit through these quieter episodes than I do the ultra-violent ones. I was happy to see more focus on Kato in these installments, as he's the only somewhat interesting character in the series, and I was once again pleased to note the absence of that damn dog and his damn tongue, although I get the feeling he's coming back.
The technical aspects of this release fall in line with those of the previous three: same very good transfer, same very good audio options. The extras are also similar to those found on the other discs. Along with the standard clean opening and closing sequences and ubiquitous previews, this volume also includes another brief chat with three members of the cast (who once again appear to be having more fun than their audience).
Well, that's all for this go-round. What say we meet back in a few weeks for a look at Volume 5? I'm pretty sure I'll be here.
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