Movie Gantz: O (2016)

Masaru Kato (jp: Daisuke Ono / en: Kaiji Tang)

This movie had great animation. In fact, my fiancee Ada wasn't quite paying attention at the start and she thought it was a 2D anime that had suddenly consisted of real live actors, but a second look revealed it was just 3D animation.

Reika (jp: Saori Hayami / en: Laura Post)

In any case, while the animation was visually stunning and the movie was filled with a decent amount of action, the movie failed to flesh out some of the details.

After the movie, I read that Gantz: O was based on the manga series Gantz, so perhaps it assumed its viewers would know some /all of the background. However, the movie saves a revealing moment for the end, but that moment is only a surprise to anyone who is unfamiliar with the series.

Nurarihyon (jp: Masane Tsukayama / en: Josiah Wills) and Kato

With that being said, I wish I knew it was part of a series prior to watching the movie, but I suppose it stood enough on it's own that it didn't matter. And as such, I would recommend the movie within that context: it's a visually great movie which attempts be self-explanatory, but might actually benefit from some prior knowledge of the manga.

Anzu Yamasaki (jp: M.A.O. / en: Cristina Vee)

As a side remark, I'll be sure to put Gantz on my list of manga to read.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 91% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down.

Instant Comments:
Why didn't the boss die the first time he was pounded?

George Shimaki (jp: Masaki Sumitani / en: Steve Heiser)

Hmm. I think I understood the ending, but I'll have to watch that bit again. [Yeah, so the line is "You didn't tell Kato that he used to fight with us." The response was, "If I had, he'd fight to resurrect everyone who'd ever died in the game." She says, "You're right." Then he eventually says, "I never thought he'd be back!"

Motion capture performers

Watched 20170521 (Netflix, Instant) (Japanese audio, English subtitles)
Gantz: O (2016) Yasushi Kawamura, Keiichi Saito. 95 min

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Yoshikazu Suzuki (jp: Shuuichi Ikeda / en: Todd Haberkorn), Reika, and Joichiro Nishi (jp: Tomohiro Kaku / en: Kyle McCarley)

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