(W/A/CA) Hiroya Oku
The last thing Kei and Masaru remember was being struck dead by a subway train while saving the life of a drunken bum. What a waste! And yet somehow they’re still . . . alive? Or semi-alive? Maybe it’s reanimated . . . by some kind of alien orb with a nasty message . . . “Your lives are over. What you do with your new lives is up to me!” And what this orb called “Gantz” intends to do with their lives is make them play games of death, hunting all kinds of odd aliens, along with a bunch of other ordinary citizens who’ve recently met a tragic semi-end. The missions they embark upon are often dangerous. Many die-and die again.
This dark and action-packed manga deals with the moral conflicts of violence, teenage sexual confusion and angst, and our fascination with death.
Hang on to your gear and keep playing the game, whatever you do; Gantz is unrelenting.
* Gantz has been one of the most popular adult anime in recent years with over 175,000 copies sold!
* Dark Horse makes Gantz available in English for the first time with its U.S. debut.
* Gantz has been running weekly in the Japanese magazine Young Jump, which has a circulation of over 1 million.
* Each volume comes shrink-wrapped and carries an 18+ content advisory.