Episodes: S1 13 – S2 13 = 26
Status: Finished Airing
S1 Aired: Apr 13, 2004 to Jun 22, 2004
S2 Aired: Aug 26, 2004 to Nov 18, 2004
Premiered: Spring 2004
Producers: Fuji TV
Licensors: ADV Films, FUNimation Entertainment
Genres: Action, Drama, Horror, Psychological, Sci-Fi, Supernatural
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity
Synopsis: Thought your life was bad? Sometimes, death is worse. There is no salvation, peace, nor god waiting to receive you into their care. But wait, a god? Maybe you are talking about that big black ball stuck in the room with you. Now you are thrown into a game, fighting green aliens and robot monsters for the chance to survive.
When Kei Kurono is killed, he thus finds himself caught in such a game—a test of his skills, morals, and will to survive. His life is not his own; his death is spat and trampled upon over and over again. What happens if he does not listen? God knows.
A word of warning: Gantz is not for the faint-hearted, but neither is it as simple as it looks. Gore, rape, and violence is rampant, as are portrayals of greed, violence, and all the ugliness that one sees in society today.