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» Company
ADV Films
» Running Time
50 mins
» Genre
Action, Drama
» Type
TV Series
» Final Score
8.9
» User Rating
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Gantz Vol. 3: Aftershocks

» written by Wai Yung (Wayne) Chim [Discuss]

Synopsis
The first game is over, but will the horrors committed be forever burned into the souls of those who remain? As new shocking developments rip the survivors’ ‘real’ worlds to shreds, the sins of the flesh grow and spread like cancer, festering until the line between good and evil ceases to exist. In a world where the laws of life and death have been overturned, what other forbidden passions remain?

Review
And the award for the most perverted anime character of the year goes to… Kei Kurono. With the quick paced plot brewing we pause to learn something rather interesting. In the world of Gantz, that is, when you ‘die,’ you are sent to the apartment. Yeah, we all know that already, right? But what happens when you are not quite dead? What happens when your original just happens to be saved from the light, while a copy of you continues on living within the Gantz? That is the case in volume three. Kei Kishimoto discovers that her original is alive and kicking, which then brings us to the unlucky and lucky day of Kei Kurono.

His day commenced with some drama; bullies demanding ‘protection’ money from him. During the process, you can see just how much of a coward he really is, not to mention, pervert as well. In the process of getting his ass kicked, all his mind focused on what how stacked Kei Kishimoto is. As he was in his day dream his tight suit harden and gave him the power to take care of the bully. Now, the lucky part starts. Who do you think he finds sitting in front of his apartment door? That is right, the adorable, Kei Kishimoto. (Man, I am just going to address her as Ms. Melons from now on :P). The confused Ms. Melons asked to be Kurono’s ‘pet,’ and heheh, dig your mond out of the gutter. Although a bunch of interesting sequences occur, us Ms. Melon fans get what we want! (No, nothing hentai rated, so do not get your hopes up).

Okay let us keep off the ecchi for a moment, and focus on the story development of this volume, which is not much really. This volume is more like everything you would expect before Gantz. The characters went on with their regular lifestyles, except Ms. Melons, who has a little twist, as mentioned before. The next volume will be where the action is. I cannot wait for it. Although volume three was good, it is a step back from volume one and two. Hopefully, volume four will pick it back up to where Gantz should be.

The Breakdown
In volume three, we learn a bit more about the three main characters. All three of them have their own problems to deal with and by bringing the issue to the viewer’s attention, allows us to connect to them a little more than we usually would. Overall, volume three is quite good. You will enjoy it, I can guarantee it.

 

» The Pros
The ability to keep viewers entertained is one of the pros that Gantz possesses. Even though the action was limited, we get to see so much more of the other things that sometimes get overlooked in a violent anime series.

» The Cons
Sometimes you want the show to move along faster than it is already. It is like you see a scene that is not as appealing and just want it to get it over with.

» Animation
9
Already rated in volume one review.

» Sound
9
Already rated in volume one review.

» Story
8.5
Here is the volume that finally slows down Gantz's pace a bit. The development was entertaining to watch. So everything works out fine.

» Recommend
9
You owe it to yourself if you have not already begun your Gantz collection.

 

» Other Information
Language: English/Japanese Dialogue with English Subtitles.

Extras:
Clean Opening and Closing Animation, ADV Previews, Cast Talk Featuring Daisuke Namikawa (Kurono), Masashi Ogato (Kato), and Hitomi Nabatame (Kishimoto).

Package:
Oh yeah! Ms. Melons on the cover.

 

 

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