3DCG Gantz Film Titled, Slated for October 14 in Japan
posted on by Karen Ressler
The staff of the upcoming "full 3DCG" anime film based on Hiroya Oku's Gantz manga announced that the film will be titled GANTZ:O and will open in Japan on October 14. The staff also unveiled a visual, pictured right. The film will adapt the original manga's Osaka Arc.
Oku launched the original Gantz manga in Young Jump in 2000, and he ended the manga in 2013. Shueisha published the 37th and final volume in Japan in August 2013. The original manga 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.
Oku and Keita Iizuka (Blue Gralia) launched the GANTZ:G (previously titled G-GANTZ) manga in the December issue of Shueisha's Miracle Jump last November.
The manga inspired a television anime series animated by Gonzo (and released by ADV Films in North America) and two live-action films (released by New People Entertainment). Dark Horse Comics released the final English volume of the manga in North America in October.
Source: Comic Natalie