Gantz tops Japanese box office

1 02 2011

All the buzz paid off for the Gantz film, which debuted at the top of the Japanese box office in its opening weekend.

Gantz debuted in the U.S. January 20th, a bit before the film’s Japanese debut.

The film took in 590 million yen in its first weekend, drawing 454,000 moviegoers to 410 screens across Japan.

Based on a seinen manga series, Gantz is the story of two college students killed in a train accident, but are forced to join with several other recently deceased people in order to fight aliens in a chance to regain their lives.

The second film is scheduled to come out April 32, 2011.

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Gantz movie U.S. debut in January

29 11 2010

According to Oricon and Cinema Today, the live action Gantz movie will premiere in the U.S. in Jan. 20.

The film will eventually reach 300 screens in the U.S. Gantz opens in Japan on Jan. 29, with the second to follow on April 23.

One of the film’s stars, Kenichi Matsuyama, said why should the film debut in Japan first? when asked why the releases would be almost simultaneous.

The film is adapted from the manga series by Hiroya Oku, which debuted in Weekly Young Jump in October 2000. An anime adaptation has also been made.

Gantz is the story of two college students killed in a train accident, but are forced to join with several other recently deceased people in order to fight aliens in a chance to regain their lives.

Check out a trailer for the film below: Read the rest of this entry »





Check it! Gantz movie trailer posted

7 10 2010

The first of two planned Gantz live-action movies now has a trailer posted on the film series’ official website.

Gantz is the story of two college students killed in a train accident, but are forced to join with several other recently deceased people in order to fight aliens in a chance to regain their lives.

The first of the two movies will be released in Japan Jan. 29, 2011.

To see the trailer, click here: (Gantz) or check out the version on Japanese TV here: (Gantz)

 





New Gantz movie footage revealed

21 05 2010

Footage from the newest Gantz movie has been posted online and can be found here: (Gantz movie).

Gantz is the story of two college students killed in a train accident, but are forced to join with several other recently deceased people in order to fight aliens in a chance to regain their lives.

The first of the two movies will be released in 2011.





Live action Gantz movies coming in 2011

12 10 2009

JG GantzThe anime series Gantz will be made into a pair of live action movies, according to Nippon Cinema.

The films are based on the manga series, currently serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. Gantz is about a pair of college students who are sent on missions to assassinate aliens, in which their own lives are expendable. The two earn points during missions, hoping to accumulate enough to win their freedom.

The first film is due out in set to release sometime in 2011, with the second to follow.