‘Gantz: O’: CG Aliens, Youkai, and Japanese Folklore

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Hi! I’m Mokugyo, the MANGA.TOKYO writer who just loves anime and manga! Japan’s education system is a little different than the rest of the world, and March is graduation season over here. It’s the time when students who have graduated middle school and high school prepare to move on to their next stage in life. Also, many companies start their fiscal year from April. I wish all those people good luck in their new environments!

Speaking of new environments, Gantz is a story which takes place in a new and harsher world. In the anime, people who have died come back to life and battle with mysterious aliens. Today, I would like to talk about Gantz’s new CG-anime movie adaptation, Gantz: O!

What is Gantz?

Gantz is a manga series written by Hiroya Oku, popular for its fine computer-graphics, violent scenes, and sexy characters. It was serialized in Weekly Young Jump from 2000 to 2013. Weekly Young Jump is one of the bestselling manga magazines in Japan for young men. The magazine publishes popular manga such as Terra Formars (a sci-fi action story in which the characters battle enormous cockroaches), Tokyo Ghoul (a dark fantasy illustrating the battle between humans and cannibalistic