A Couple of Trailers for the Japanese Sci-Fi Actioner Gantz
Check out a couple of trailers for “Gantz”, a live-action feature based on the popular anime and manga series created by Hiroya Oku, which will be getting its world premiere January 20 at Mann’s Chinese 6 in Hollywood — a whopping nine days before the film debuts in its native land of Japan.
The dark, violent story opens as alienated high school student Kei Kurono (Kazunari Ninomiya) and his friend Masuru Kato (Kenichi Matsuyama) are killed trying to rescue a drunk who’s fallen on the subway tracks. They wake up in a room dominated by Gantz, a mysterious black sphere that sends them and other newly dead people to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.
Just in time for the movie, a four-disc set of the original animated series is being released at the same time Stateside.