Japanese Teenagers in Black Leather aka Gantz Teaser Trailers

Never heard of “Gantz”, but then again, I’ve never heard of a lot of things from Japan. “Gantz” is from Hiroya Oku, and was a manga and anime before it became a live-action movie. It looks like a teenage sci-fi action movie, or at least, lots of stuff blows up in these two teaser trailers for the film. Looks kinda fun. There are two parts, both due out in 2011. Sorta like the “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” movies, except with Japanese teenagers in black leather. Hey, it is Japanese, after all. (And is that the Mortal Kombat theme song playing over the trailers?) Via Nippon Cinema.

The films star Kazunari Ninomiya as as Kei Kurono and Kenichi Matsuyama as Masaru Kato, two college students who die in a train accident only to be brought back to life by a mysterious black sphere known as GANTZ. Equipped with advanced weaponry and special suits that give them superhuman abilities, they’re forced to carry out alien assassination missions, earning “points” toward eventually buying their freedom. However, various incidents along the way complicate matters.

Starring Ken’ichi Matsuyama, Kazunari Ninomiya, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Kanata Hongô, Tomorowo Taguchi, Natsuna Watanabe, Shun’ya Shiraishi, Kensuke Chisaka, and directed by Shinsuke Sato.



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  • B-Flash

    Now this looks good this is why japanese should do manga > Movie, none of that hollywood sh#t, I always wonder what it would be like if Hollywood did Death Note and it always turns out bad in my head lol.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    For the most part I agree, but the thing about Japanese adaptations is their limited budget. Could you imagine if the live action Death Note had Hollywood money. The CGI would have been seamless. It was good don't get me wrong, but it could have been better. They looked like they belonged in a fully CG movie not acting with real people. That said if Hollywood could get passed themselves and stop trying to adapt stuff to make it easier to swallow for Americans and just honor the source material it'd be good.

  • thestrongestthereis

    Thats something i've always admired about japanese cinema, when it came time to bring manga and film together they try to stick to the source no matter what. I agree that some of the cg is awful in certain adaptations but they still go all out with the crappy cg to make it carry the feel of the source even if it cant be seamless. I love the deathnote movies and have all of them. Even the last days of L film. If Hollywood actually cared about film and the art behind cinema we'd be seeing better movies of a whole new caliber. In my opinion with all the millions hollywood wants to spend on akira, I bet you a crappy tv film from japan would be better.