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Gantz - Vol 1 - Game of Death (2004)  link to Gantz - Vol 1 - Game of Death on IMDb

Number: 50

cover Gantz - Vol 1 - Game of Death

IMDB Rating: star star star star star star star star star star

Country: Japan, 50 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese

Genre(s): Thriller, Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Animation

Director: Ichirô Itano

Cast: Alyssa Anderson

Medium: Unknown

Plot Outline:
High school student Kei Kurono meets up with childhood friend Kato Masaru one day by chance encounter. As the two are in the subway chatting, Kato notices a homeless man on the subway train tracks. Kato goes down on to the tracks to move the man off the tracks and persuades Kei to help. But soon after helping the man, they are hit by a subway train and killed... or maybe not. Immediately after being hit by the train, the two are suddenly in an apartment from which they can't leave, along with some other people who were also in some near death experience. In this apartment there is also a black sphere called Gantz. Kei and the others have to obey Gantz's rules if they want to live. They have to participate in missions in which the objective is to eliminate aliens. But who or what are these aliens? are Kei, Kato and the others alive or dead?

Episode 1 "It's the Beginning of a Brand New Day"
Kei Kurono, an apathetic, self-centered teenager, is on his way home when he crosses paths with Masaru Katou, an old childhood friend. When a homeless man falls onto the tracks of the subway in his drunken stupor, the pair risk their lives to help the man to the platform. The pair are gruesomely killed by the oncoming express train and are transported to a room centered around a black globe with other people who have recently died: a school teacher, a dog, a politician, a long-haired blond man, two Yakuza gang members and a mysterious young 8th-Grader named Nishi. Before long, a naked young girl is teleported to the room and is almost the victim of rape from one of the Yakuza men before Katou stops them.

Episode 2 "They Aren't Human"
The Black Globe suddenly starts playing a 1940s radio exercise tune, interrupting Katou and the Yakuza fighting. The globe tells them to kill Neigi Seijin (green onion alien). The globe opens up, revealing guns and suits. The men take the guns but ignore the suits, except Kei who puts one on. Kei is thrown into the deadly "game". Everyone goes off looking for the alien after Nishi shows them a GPS indicating the alien and tells them that there is a reward for killing it. Kei, Katou, and the girl go off on their own trying to find a way home. The politician tries to get home, but his head inexplicably blows up after a while. The Yakuzas, schoolteacher and the blond man find 'Neigi Seijin', who is a young boy with an affinity for spring onions. He runs and they chase him, eventually killing him with the guns they received from Gantz. The boy puts up little resistance and is very weak, but we see his father come into the scene looking enraged at what has happened.

Comments: ADV Films;UPC702727116223;Vol 1 - Episodes 1-2;With Art Box;

Loaned: No

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