28 February 2015 | thegaminglegends
Great anime that holds up to the manga in every way, except in the ending.
Recently, I started reading the Gantz manga and I had finished it just a few weeks ago, and I really liked it, so I started watching the anime and it was amazing, amazing story, amazing characters and everything I could possibly wish for in an anime, it had only one problem, and it was that the characters took way too long in making a single decision, sometimes the show needed to do it to make a point an, but sometimes they just did it to make the episodes a bit longer, you can tell which ones are filler because they are just unnecessary and add nothing to the episodes. Anyways, the show was really great, however, due to the extreme violence and graphic sexual content, they heavily censored the show on Japanese television, so they eventually released an uncut version, which is extremely overpriced at about $10 for each DVD, which only contained 2 episodes, and the show had 26 episodes, meaning that I had to pay $130 just to watch the uncut show. One of the things that makes the show so great is that it's unexpected, you never see anything coming until it happens and when it does, it is shocking (unless you have read the manga) it has amazing animation, especially for its time and great music. I was enjoying every second of it, and then the second season started, at first, it was just as good if not better than the first season, and then they start adding filler character after filler character dragging everything on as long as they possibly could, and this is where it jumped the shark, at this point, Gonzo could not make any more episodes because they had caught up with the manga, so they ended the show with a horrendous filler finale that had endless plot holes, character derailments and general stupidity up to its nonsensical ending, I would have given this show a 9, or maybe even a 10, because of how good it was, but the ending left a bad taste in my mouth. After you finish the anime I recommend you read the manga, it is even better than the anime, however it is also more violent and has even more graphic sexual content, so if your stomach is not up for the extreme violence, I don't blame you, but if it is, then read away.