22 thoughts on “Gantz Omnibus Vol. 1 by Hiroya Oku

    1. You sure could! Can’t imagine what it would’ve been like as a HARDCOVER though.

      It’s funny that you and gore don’t mix well, yet you love haunted houses!

      Oh man, I’d show you the explicit content if I could but I avoided them for the slideshow. 😉

      Thanks for reading, Icky! 🙂

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      1. I’d only heard about how violent it was, hadn’t really heard about the pornography included.
        But from everything you said about the manga, they definitely seem to have carried that over to the anime.

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  1. This sounds intriguing and a bit macabre. Though I would have to push past the gore, you had me with your review till this happened and beyond:
    “Here’s where the manga loses its hold on me: the eroticism.”
    I could not agree more with you…it would most likely turn me off.
    Awesome review, Lashaan 🙂

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  2. I’ve never read the manga, but I did try the first episode of the anime way back. Never made it past that episode, though I did end up watching both live action movies and an animated spinoff movie. Though I wouldn’t consider them favorites, I did actually enjoy the movies. I think they had to scale back the eroticism quite a bit, though there is still some of it, just not as graphic or obvious as with the anime or as it sounds with the manga. The creatures were a bit odd, and it often felt like that style of “monster of the week” sort of program. A very strange creation, that’s for sure.

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    1. I think the movies scales down immensely on the unnecessary erotic elements. And the movies do have really original giant crazy monsters to make it somewhat appealing. Have you tried Gantz: Zero? I wonder if it’s any good. I won’t lie that watching the animated or live-action movies is still in my plans someday. However, I’ll hit the breaks on continuing the manga for now…


      1. Yeah, I watched Gantz:O. That was the animated spinoff I saw. It was CG animated. I enjoyed it, probably more than the two live action movies, though I don’t recall all that much about it. I think it seemed a bit more serious than the other two, perhaps even less like the manga. But again, my memory of it is a bit foggy. I definately understand putting aside the manga.

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    1. Oh yes, stay clear from this one. It’s not worth checking out… Even if it might get better at later volumes, I think the mere presence of erotic content makes this harder to indulge.

      I wouldn’t mind trying the animated or live-action movies though. They seem to be a lot better for some reason hahah 😀

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  3. Ooooh wow! I was looking at the 2 or 3rd ominibus arc and wondering how I missed the first one. Now I’m glad I missed it. I’m not a fan of eroticism on any level so yeah not for me. I’d read it on favorite lists before and kept telling myself to look for it. I too would have liked a glimpse of the hardcore parts in the slideshow. 🤣 but Really i see why you avoided those pages.

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    1. Oh man, unless you know what you’re getting yourself into (gore/stupid characters/eroticism) then you’ll probably enjoy it. Otherwise, it’s going to have you scratching your head on why you even picked this one up hahahah

      I would’ve showed y’all the gory/horny… elements but I didn’t want to shock too many or spoil y’all too. 😛 Maybe if I get around to reading, for some odd reason, the 2nd omnibus, I’ll share more explicit stuff.

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