Judge Mitchell Hattaway wonders, if he scores 100 points killing the icky creatures that made this anime, can he go home too?
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: Process Of Elimination (Volume 5) (published August 25th, 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.
The genocide option.
Hey, this isn't fair. Who snuck in an extra episode?
This sixth volume in the ongoing Gantz series contains three (three!) episodes of this violent, misanthropic anime tale. Here is a synopsis of each:
• Episode 11: "He Can't Shoot"
• Episode 12: "Kato, You Wait Here"
• Episode 13: "Please Die"
I'm starting to believe I will never rid myself of this series. I keep thinking it eventually has to end, but every time I turn around more characters are brought in for the slaughter. This could go on forever. And I think I've mentioned this before, but it wouldn't be half as bad if they would simply get on with it. Yeah, there's some action in the series, but this is far outweighed by the amount of time the characters spend arguing with one another about whether or not they're actually going to do anything. It's fairly obvious who is going to stand and fight and who is going to try to get away, so why do we need these endless scenes in which the characters bicker? Cut out all of the fat and the three episodes here could have easily been condensed down to two, or possible even one. At this rate, I am sure this series will ultimately run twice as long as need be.
The technical presentation is once again topnotch. The anamorphic transfer is first-rate. The stereo Japanese track does its job very well; the 5.1 English tracks features good surround action and is quite immersive, but the voice acting work is grating. Extras include clean opening/closing sequences, a few promo spots from the show's original Japanese broadcast, previews for other ADV releases, and a preview for Volume 7.
Speaking of Volume 7, I'm sure you can check back in a few weeks and I will have suffered through it. Until then, pray for my sanity.
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Scales of Justice
Studio: ADV Films
• Clean Opening/Closing Animation
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