Monday, June 12, 2017

Gantz:O (2016)

Gantz: O is science fiction anime based on manga series Gantz. It expects us to know the source material. If you don't know you have no idea what is going on. You can follow the story but you don't know what is happening or why it is happening. There is some kind of game where dead people are fighting demons and getting points doing it. Protagonist doesn't have any idea what is going on. He even ask it and gets no reply.

Watching Gantz: O is like watching random episode of Dragonball Z without knowing anything about the series. Sure there is lot of action but you don't know if characters are in danger or not. We should feel they are in danger but you don't know what actually hurts them when nothing seems to stop them. In Ganzt: O it is players trying to kill demons. Nothing seem to work and then demon dies for some random reason.

I kind of want to like it. It looks good. It have few good ideas. Story had its moments. But then it gets to action scenes which don't seem to end. Ending left me wondering what just happened. Sometimes style is enough even if the backstory and world doesn't make sense. That is not the case with Gantz: O. Looking good and few good moments are not enough.

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