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Gantz 01 (Gantz #1)

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Edición argentina de Gantz #1: Contiene los capítulos 0001 al 0010, más los extras "Cómo se hace Gantz" y aclaraciones de la traducción de Marcelo Vicente, el traductor.
Tras morir atropellados por un subterráneo, Kurono y Kato aparecen de golpe en una rara habitación junto a otra gente. Todo es parte de un juego. Algo llamado Gantz los equipa con armas y rastreadores para
Paperback, Tankoubon, 200 pages
Published September 2009 by Editorial Ivrea Argentina (first published December 11th 2000)
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Mar 17, 2013 Fanny rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There are just too many women in manga created for sexual gratification, and it is just gross. I just started reading Gantz, due to commentaries like “The one we all love”, ”The amazing plot”, or ”A great atmosphere”. But then I find out the interesting and creative plot is not even the most important part, because there is just too much emphasis in female nudity and in first sexual experiences and in rape. Which amazes me: are people really consuming the erotic fantasies of a man (who poorly di ...more
Nov 17, 2011 Petros rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The French may have said “Make love, not war” but then Gantz appeared and said “Why not do both”…

Gantz is one of my favorite dark sci-fis and I gladly suggest it to everyone who likes this sort of themes. The characters are all unmoral and carnal, violent and devoid of sympathy, a bunch of miserable cowards and horny creeps instead of idealistic super-powered kids. It is both a plus and a minus, depending on what types of people you want as a main cast. I personally have gotten fed up with the
Mayank Agarwal
Oct 31, 2013 Mayank Agarwal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, sci-fiction
Had a marathon reading all 383 chapters in one go- took me two days. The manga can be divided in three Arcs and i will give different ratings to them

Arc 1- (rating -5/5) - Original concept- starts off slow but the interesting plot with the beautiful art keeps you hooked. The battle scenes are unique in being clean and well drawn (normally battle scenes in manga are just plain bad).Loved the Buddha battle scenes. Add in the character development, love angles , suspense , story - we end up with a
juan carlos
Dec 20, 2015 juan carlos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Santo señor, este libro me dejo ensimismado, perplejo y con muchas dudas. Nunca había visto una mezcla tan idonea de terror, ciencia ficción y muerte en tan cortas paginas. Muy recomendable.
Apr 05, 2013 Mizuki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mind-fuck
This basically and actively goes out of its way to mind fuck you.

Is it a good thing, or is it a bad thing? It depends on how much mind fuck you can handle and how willingly you can allow yourself to get mind-fucked over. *smirks* It also depends on how much you can put up with nudity and half-naked girls as gimmicks.
N.M. Martinez
Oct 22, 2011 N.M. Martinez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the strangest series. I started reading it, and I can't put it down! manga doesn't usually catch me that way, especially when there's a lot of action involved.

But Gantz is so strange. The best I can figure this is what's caught me:

1. Great action scenes. Yes, they're bloody, but they're always clear. No exposition is ever needed.

2. An interesting mystery. What the hell is going on here? The main character learns a lot along the way, but it's never THE answer that he's looking for.

3. The
Baal Of
I bought the entire run of this manga without having read any of it, and now I'm going to work my way through it. My intent is to read one volume each day. We'll see how well I stick to that plan. It starts off a bit weird, with the odd onion alien, and no explanation as to what or why. The characters are pretty straightforward so far - typical manga tropes. The premise is interesting, the artwork is good, and the violence is well done.
May 11, 2016 Xwirus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
IzamaRi H. Fabela
Sep 27, 2015 IzamaRi H. Fabela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Gantz nos presenta a Kurono un adolescente que un día está viendo una revista porno en el andén del tren. Cerca de él esta Kato un ex compañero de Kurono. Mientras Kurono está rememorando sus días de con Kato, un indigente cae a las vías del tren y nadie alrededor parece querer salvarlo hasta que

Kato se lanza a las vías para ayudar, sólo que el hombre es demasiado grande para él y al buscar ayuda descubre a Kurono al cual ínsita ayudarlo.

Kurono y Kato logra
Stuff I Read - Gantz Vol 1 by Hiroya Oku Review

This manga was weird. I mean that in both positive and negative ways, because strangeness can definitely be entertaining and fun, but there is also a rather frustrating part of the weirdness, because I had no idea what was going on for most of the volume. Or maybe all of the volume. It's really odd. And it's very violent and a bit senseless and the characters aren't entirely formed, but I'm getting ahead of myself. This was a strange volume of manga
Candice M (tinylibrarian)
Meh. Will definitely appeal to fans of violence, gore, action and tons of FANSERVICE. The main character is basically a sexist jerk and looks down on the "idiot" that tried to save a girl from raped. It is marked "For Mature Readers" on the back cover and some copies have stickers that say "Parental Advisory" on the front.

Personally, that's not my cup of tea, but I'm sure it will circulate like crazy if you add it to your collection.
Feb 12, 2015 Lucie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Masakr. Všemi postavami kromě jedné opovrhuju. Sakra, jak já chci ty zmetky z Triády, tu blond fuchtli, zdegenerovaného učitele, nadrženého puberťáka, vypatlanou nahou sebevražedkyni i toho úchylného psa přivázat k židli a pořádně je spráskat! Ten Cibulový klučina byl příliš roztomilý!
Apr 07, 2015 Werehare rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Xian Xian
Feb 08, 2017 Xian Xian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not going to talk about it until the last volume. because it would be totally pointless to review every volume.
Tom Ewing
Apr 07, 2015 Tom Ewing rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
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First an advice to those who would have a thought of reading Gantz: This manga is full of gore, violence and sexual explicit scenes.

There are several reasons why I decided to pick Gantz.

1. The film adaptation of this manga has two of the Japanese actors/idols that I like - Ninomiya Kazunari (from JPOP band Arashi) and Kenichi Matsuyama (one who played L of Deathnote and Senechi/Kauser of Detroit Metal City).

2. Its a seinen manga like Battle Royale.

3. Its science fiction.

So the first volume of
M. A. P.
May 01, 2015 M. A. P. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
After listening this series get praise from a friend, I was curious to see what exactly it would be like. Colour me hugely unimpressed by this first volume of Gantz!

The mature content promised in the back cover ended up referring to the amount of gore and gratuitous, pointless female nudity that had no other purpose besides providing the reader with an object of lust. If I could have detected anything that'd given me even a weak promise of this series having hope of becoming more interesting, st
Oscar  Leal
Sep 19, 2015 Oscar Leal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gantz Tomo 1 . Había escuchado mucho de Gantz , lo ponían como una clase de historia de culto que marco un antes y un después en su temática , que dejo boquiabiertos a todos con la gran cantidad de historias crudas llenas de imaginación tanto como en el guión como con el dibujo a toda una generación . Pues es así . Me ha encantado el concepto tan alucinado que se marca el autor en cada esbozo de hoja .

Se nos presenta una historia con un protagonista apatico que se queja de la vida , que tiene u
Daken Howlett
Jan 07, 2016 Daken Howlett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, horror
Gantz è una serie estremamente singolare e piena di momenti unici e complessi,il primo volume si limita a stabilire una serie infinita di domande sui protagonisti e sul mondo in cui vivono senza però rispondere a nessuna delle suddette domande...anzi...
anche lo stile del volume è estremamente singolare,sembra iniziare come una classica storia body horror tanto in voga nel giappone post-akira,ma subito devia verso toni sci-fi e mistery,senza dimenticare una buona dose di gore e splatter,il tutto
Most probably the best manga I have ever read. The story, the pacing, the action, the drama, the suspense, and the drawing. All those elements are beautifully woven and intricately laid. I have been following the series for 13 years and will be waiting for as long as it takes to read it until the end. The main story is simply like this: An alien invasion of epic proportion is threatening the entire world. The human race needs to prepare for the worst possible future by designing a machine, Gantz ...more
Dec 29, 2010 Ken rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My guilty pleasure. The lure of it is just so great that I was able to start from Chapter 1 and in less than a month catch up with the latest chapter (around 210 at that time). Yes, it's not that text heavy but it's still no light feat as I have other things to do (play video games, work, play video games :p). Oku is just so brave exploring a lot of concepts and he doesn't hold back on scenarios a typical author would try to keep away from (that may complicate the story too much).
Alejandro Orradre
Nov 02, 2016 Alejandro Orradre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una serie realmente original y cuyos primeros diez tomos son una auténtica (de ahí mis cuatro estrellas) pero que a medida que avanza en su trama (y son 37 tomos en total...) se convierte en algo bizarro, sin sentido alguno en demasiadas ocasiones y que da toda la impresión de ser producto de largas noches anfetamínicas de su dibujante y guionista.

Un arco argumental final delirante pone a Gantz como una de las series para el gran público más extrañas de los últimos años.
Sep 12, 2008 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Violent and graphic, but very well done. Unfortunately, this is only the first volume and it is the very beginning of the story whereas in Japan, where the series is ongoing, the story is quite far along. Note to those who watched the anime based on this: Some of the content in the first volume is different than the television show.
Nov 24, 2015 Monse rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-manhwa
La historia me sigue gustando, pero no me acordaba que en los primeros tomos los personajes tuvieran tan "cara de niños". Además de que son todos muy odiosos. Kei Kishimoto esta sexualizada al extremo, pero lo soporto ya que la historia me atrapa. Lo mejor: lo bizarro que son los aliens.
Adonay Rivas
Interesantísimo, pero no sé. No sé.
3.5 en realidad....
que manga tan más raro...
Stuti (Turmeric isn't your friend. It will fly your ship
This manga is so fucked up, I can't even. For now.

But truly, so fucked up, why won't I love it?
Sep 01, 2008 Lord rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, sci-fi, horror
bloody good manga
Gabriella Alaniz
Dec 23, 2015 Gabriella Alaniz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great start to a series. Can't wait to get further into it.
Sam Valladolid
Raro, sangriento e interesante. Parece que está escrito especialmente para mi :3 ❤
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Hiroya Oku (奥 浩哉 Oku Hiroya, born September 16, 1967 in Fukuoka, Fukuoka) is a mangaka who is the creator of Gantz, Zero-One and HEN, all of which have been serialized in Young Jump. He is currently working on Phase 3 of Gantz, due to be released in October 2009. His manga often contain explicit violence and gore, as well as sexual situations.

He won the second prize of the Youth Manga Awards in 19
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