Gantz:O CG Anime Film Reveals New Cast, Visual, 'Love' Teaser Video
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The tagline on the new visual reads, "I will definitely live and return."
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 new cast will join Daisuke Ono, who stars in the film as Masaru Katō.
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, Yoshihiro Ike (Karas, Tiger & Bunny, The Empire of Corpses) is composing the music, and Digital Frontier is handling production.
The film will open in Japan on October 14, but will first premiere at the 73rd Venice Film Festival in August-September.
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.