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Gantz:O 3DCG Film's New Visual, Main Staff Revealed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Tiger & Bunny director Satou to be chief director on film opening October 14

This year's combined 22nd and 23rd issued of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump shared a new key visual on Thursday for GANTZ:O, the upcoming "full 3DCG" anime film based on Hiroya Oku's Gantz manga. The visual shows Masaru Katō in his battle suit.

The magazine also announced the film's main staff. Keiichi Satou (Tiger & Bunny, Asura) is the chief director for the film, and Yasushi Kawamura (Appleseed: Ex Machina CGI director) is directing the film. Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film Gold script) is writing the screenplay. Digital Frontier is handling production.

The film adapts the original manga's Osaka arc. It is slated to open in Japan on October 14. A teaser video will debut at 6:00 p.m. JST on Thursday.

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

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