Judge Mitchell Hattaway was hoping that this disc had something to do with Most Extreme Elimination Challenge, so that maybe Takeshi Kitano would come out and kick this lousy show in the teeth.
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: Terminal Dispatch (Volume 4) (published June 16th, 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 told you I'd be back. It's now time to take a look at the latest installment in the anime series Gantz. The last volume ended with the newest recruits and our old regulars gathered together in the room housing the mysterious black sphere that is the Gantz; the episodes presented on this release pick up immediately thereafter.
Like the previous four discs, two episodes are included on this disc:
• Episode 9: "I'll Kill You Without a Moment's
• Episode 10: "Yuzou-kun?"
Last time out I mentioned I was starting to hate this series less. Well, I take that back. The two episodes presented here are boring, pointless, and irredeemably awful. Do we really need 25 minutes of Kato explaining to the others why they should put on their suits? Do we really need Kurono once again whining about how he's doomed to die a virgin? Do we really need a murderous thug giving lessons on the sanctity of life? Do we really need more shots of Kei changing clothes? Do we really need more shots of that damn dog performing oral sex on Kei? (As if that weren't bad enough, this time we actually get the lapping sounds to go along with the visuals.) Will I ever learn my lesson and stop volunteering to review these discs?
The folks at ADV have performed another exemplary job on the technical side of things. You get another fine transfer, a very good stereo Japanese audio track, and a rather nice English 5.1 dub. (Let me clarify that: the mix is good, but the voice acting in the dub is just plain awful.) Extras include clean opening and closing sequences, as well as previews for other ADV releases.
Okay, so that's it for this session. I hope you will join me again when I badmouth Volume 6!
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Studio: ADV Films
• Clean Opening/Closing Animation
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