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Hiroya Oku Draws Gantz Manga 1-Shot Spinoff

posted on 2011-05-13 07:30 EDT
Gantz/Nishi focuses on Jōichirō Nishi character outside main story

Manga creator Hiroya Oku drew a one-shot Gantz spinoff titled Gantz/Nishi for this year's 24th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump, which shipped on Thursday. The spinoff depicts the previously unrevealed life of middle school student Jōichirō Nishi outside the deadly game of Gantz.

The magazine also notes that a Gantz exhibition is running at Tokyo's Shueisha Museum until June 30. On display in the museum are the X-Guns, Gantz Suits, Gantz Sphere, and the multi-limbed Senjukannon enemy seen in the live-action films.

The publication of the one-shot spinoff marks the theatrical release of the second live-action film based the manga, Gantz: Perfect Answer. The film, which hit theaters on April 23, opened at #1 on the Japanese charts.

Dark Horse Comics is releasing the 17th English volum of the manga in North America this month.

Source: Comic Natalie


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