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Gantz - Vol 2 - Kill or Be Killed (2004)  link to Gantz - Vol 2 - Kill or Be Killed on IMDb

Number: 51

cover Gantz - Vol 2 - Kill or Be Killed

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: Original DVD

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 3 "Kei, You're Awesome!"
The big Neigi Seijin rapidly attempts kills the four men while an unseen figure laughs. The schoolteacher accidentally shoots the Yakuza being held by Neigi Seijin, which accounts for the penultimate death. With only three people left, the alien attacks Katou who falls over a steep hill after failing to shoot the alien. It then chases the other two and Kei jumps over a slope and finds the suit allows him to jump further and survive. The alien rolls down the hill, and badly wounds Katou with his nails, angering Kei so much that he finds the suit makes him strong enough to beat him. The unseen figure fires a belt that ties up the alien. The invisible figure reveals himself to be Nishi and urges Kei to shoot the alien.

Episode 4 "OK, Here Are Your Scores"
Not being able to shoot the alien, Kei drops his gun. Thus, Nishi takes the points and finishes it. Nishi says that anyone still alive can return home fully recovered. Kei and the girl look to Katou, who is near death. They try to wake him up so that he can return. He just survives. Back in the room the scores are revealed-Nishi got three giving him 90 points, the others get nothing. Nishi explains he has been coming to the room for a long time, that it makes fax copies of people just before they die. They turn on him asking why he didn't tell anyone this earlier, to which he casually remarks that he wanted the target to drop his guard. His cold rationality enrages the others, but Nishi makes it clear that he is stronger than they are by clenching Katou's wrist. When Kei threatens him with a gun, he makes himself invisible and leaves the area. When Kei awakes in his apartment, he sees the deaths of the men killed earlier announced on the news, including the supposed death of himself. He knows that it was not simply a dream when he notices the suit lying on a chair in his room.

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