GANTZ:O Film Gets 4D Screenings in Japan

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official website of Gantz:O, the upcoming "full 3D CG" anime film based on Hiroya Oku's Gantz manga, revealed on Monday that the film will get 4DX and MX4D screenings alongside its conventional screenings.

With the 4DX or MX4D systems, certain theaters have motion seats that move in sync with certain action sequences onscreen. Similarly, effects such as scents, wind, and mist will operate in accordance with the action onscreen. The second Attack on Titan compilation film, the live-action Attack on Titan films, the Girls und Panzer film, and One Piece Film Gold all used the same or similar technology in special screenings of the films alongside the conventional screenings. The King of Prism by PrettyRhythm film also launched its own 4DX and MX4D screenings in June, and Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions will similarly screen in 4DX and MX4D starting on September 24. The upcoming MX4D Kagerou Daze -in a days- film is the first "short movie" in Japan to be produced exclusively with MX4D presentation in mind.

The film opens on October 14 in Japan, but will screen out of competition at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, which takes place from August 31 to September 10.

The film's new cast includes:

  • M.A.O as Anzu Yamasaki
  • Tomohiro Kaku as Jōichirō Nishi
  • Saori Hayami as Reika
  • Shuuichi Ikeda as Yoshikazu Suzuki
  • Masane Tsukayama as Nurarihyon
  • Masaya Onosaka as Susumu Kimura
  • Kenjiro Tsuda as Sanpei Taira
  • Teruaki Ogawa as Tetsuo Hara
  • Yuuki Kaji as Kei Kurono

The CG anime film is based on Hiroya Oku's manga, which followed a young Tokyo man named Kei who is reanimated after a deadly subway accident. Kei and other resurrected people go on violent, seemingly endless missions at the behest of an unseen host. The GANTZ:O film depicts the Osaka arc in which the Tokyo and Osaka mission teams take on the subjugation of the Yōkai Army.

Source: Anime! Anime! (Yuma)

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