Judge Mitchell Hattaway notes that when the best thing you can say about an anime show is that there are fewer episodes on the disc than last time, you know there is going to be trouble.
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: Sudden Death (Volume 6) (published October 6th, 2005), Gantz: Fatal Attractions (Volume 7) (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.
And the dead shall walk the earth.
This is a little better. We're back down to three episodes per disc.
Anyway, when we last left off, the Gantz warriors were battling alien statues outside a temple. The episodes on this volume continue that story arc; here's a rundown of each:
• Episode 18: "Welcome Back"
• Episode 19: "What the Hell is That?!"
• Episode 20: "Just Shoot Me!"
Oh, how I hate this series. This volume is just more of the same. Three more episodes of unlikable characters bitching, arguing, fighting, and dying; will it never end? Think about it—this show is so bad it can't even generate sympathy by killing a dog. Hell, that's the easiest trick in the book.
The technical presentation is once again stellar. The anamorphic video is flawless, although the animation is starting to look more than a bit rushed as the series progresses. Both the 5.1 English dub and Japanese stereo tracks do their jobs extremely well (the voice acting in the dub still sucks, though). Extras this time around are pretty scant. You get the standard clean opening/closing animation and previews (Volume 9 looks to be more of the same), as well as a pointless music video (it's nothing more than a grating speed metal riff played over footage from the series).
You see the title of the twentieth episode? I know that feeling.
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Scales of Justice
Studio: ADV Films
• Clean Opening/Closing Animation
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