Gantz:O 3D CG Anime Film's New Footage Reveals Daisuke Ono in Lead Role
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The official website for GANTZ:O, the upcoming "full 3D CG" anime film based on Hiroya Oku's Gantz manga, posted new footage to announce that Daisuke Ono will voice the lead role of Masaru Katō. Ono is a self-professed fan of the original manga. The new footage shows Katō at the Shinjuku train station in Tokyo when a certain incident occurs.
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. The GANTZ:O film depicts the Osaka arc in which the Tokyo and Osaka mission teams take on the subjugation of the Yōkai Army.
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, which adapts the original manga's Osaka arc, is slated to open in Japan on October 14.
Oku launched the 37-volume Gantz manga in Shueisha's Young Jump magazine in 2000, and he ended the manga in 2013. 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.
Oku and Keita Iizuka (Blue Gralia) launched the GANTZ:G manga in Shueisha's Miracle Jump magazine in November.
Source: Comic Natalie