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Old 03-21-2010, 05:12 AM   #16
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^ lol DBZ is on everyone's list, and I started watching Wolf's Rain but never finished ><
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:02 PM   #17
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Once I watch stream anime. But when Animax hit my place. I stop.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:06 AM   #18
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Just started Gantz, seems like something I could get in to thx guys!
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:55 AM   #19
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As long as you've got no problem with horrendous stupidity in characters, you should enjoy it.
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While I agree that most characters are stupid ('cept Oka >:3), I think given the majority of the situations it's sort of a realistic type of stupid. And I think that's always something to appreciate in a work of art. Realism in portraying the characters.

But yeah, Oku definitely does not portray humanity as a generally intelligent race, and rightfully so.


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Old 03-22-2010, 05:04 PM   #21
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To me, Gantz is on the same level of stupidity as The Mist, when their solution for the big bugs being attracted to the lights in the store was "turn on more lights."
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lmao. That was pure comedy when that happened.

But, please, name one example in Gantz that portrays that level of stupidity.

And I do not like that tone of "voice", Mr.

You went from asserting that the characters are stupid to asserting the manga itself is.

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I was speaking in terms of the characters of each.

My memory of Gantz isn't very fresh, so about all I can think of is
For me, personally, if the last thing I remembered was dying, then I found myself in a room with a bunch of strangers (and possibly saw someone else teleported in), I would be incredibly cautious (ie, not see people die and be all "yeah, whatever.")

Of course, my opinion may be biased because I think it would kick ass to be given guns and one of those suits and told "kill this thing," while the chance of a GLORIOUS DEATH on the BATTLEFIELD awaited me.
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lol. That would make sense.

And while that is true, I don't think not being cautious is on the level of turning on more lights, when the main characters are yelling, "turn them off!" and you can blatantly see that the bugs are being attracted to said light.

Maybe I'm just too biased to properly evaluate it, I dunno. I'll probably make a thread later to evaluate more in-depth all of the stupid things in Gantz.
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I just read the first 6 chapters of Gantz and the only thing in my head the whole time was "WTF?!"

...I must say, it is the most disturbing manga I have ever read.
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I just read the first 6 chapters of Gantz and the only thing in my head the whole time was "WTF?!"

...I must say, it is the most disturbing manga I have ever read.
LOL, you haven't seen shit yet. Wait until you get to chapter 80. That's were it gets good. Everything after chapter 250 is insane. Makes the first 6 chapters look like nothing.

...This is far from the most gruesome manga I've seen. You should check out Arm of Kannon. Now that's some fucked up shit. Sorry, I don't have a link

Anybody looking for a great manga with giant robots (but not the typical gundam ripoffs) check out Cannongod Exaxxion. It really is great. It's got aliens, giant robots, cyborgs, sexy women, porn (hell ya) and loli actions (just a little). What else could you want. http://manga.animea.net/cannongod-ex...-1-page-2.html Note: READ LEFT TO RIGHT.
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^ looking into this
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I've read a little further into it, but I still have NO FUCKING IDEA whats going on. Its pretty psychedelic.
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^ yeah it is kind of messed up at times. When I first started reading gantz I had trouble following it too. I thought of it as a "fighting manga". When I realized it's really more like a drama/mystery it started making sense.

Here's what I think about the story, and what it's underlining themes are. I think it's better to find out on your own, but I'll put this here just in case. It doesn't contain significant spoilers but I'll put it in spoiler tag anyway.

Gantz isn't really about the fighting. It's more about how the fighting/killing affects people and what they are willing to do to survive. It examines society in general and how people behave differently around strangers then they do around people they know. It also explores the dark parts of the human soul. At times some characters have to choose between their own well being and the others in their group. This brings up the notion of "how much is someone's life worth". To some it's priceless. To others it's worthless. Is someone you know worth more then someone you don't? Aside from the "Is one human more valuable then another." issue, there's the question of "Is a human life worth more then an alien?". The first 250 chapters revolve around this theme.

From 250 onwards it becomes more of a mystery. They start to question what exactly gantz is, and what purpose it serves. The fights/hunts become secondary (although cool as hell). They begin to find out more about gantz and it's origins.
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^ Thanks for clarifying that... lol its still pretty freakin weird though.
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