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Gantz Sci-Fi Manga Made Into 2 Live-Action Films in 2011

by Dhumahn » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:03 pm

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... ction-film

"Arashi's Ninomiya, Death Note's Matsuyama to star; Princess Blade's Sato to direct

The NTV News 25 program and Sports Hochi newspaper report on Thursday that Hiroya Oku's Gantz science-fiction action manga will be adapted into two live-action films starring Kazunari Ninomiya (Tekkonkinkreet, Letters from Iwo Jima) of the Arashi musical group and award-winning actor Ken'ichi Matsuyama (Death Note, Detroit Metal City, NANA, The Legend of Kamui). Shinsuke Sato (The Princess Blade, Suna-dokei, Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror) is directing.

The story follows a young Tokyo college student who is reanimated after a deadly subway accident. Kei Kurono (Ninomiya) and his friend Masaru Kato (Matsuyama) go on violent, seemingly endless missions at the behest of an unseen host.

This is the first time that these two well-known actors have worked together. Filming begins next month and is slated to end next April. The two leads have been undergoing training and practicing action sequences. The films will open in the winter and spring of 2011.

Oku just returned from a three-month hiatus to launch the "Final Phase" of his Gantz manga in this year's 44th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine on Thursday. Gantz has been running in the magazine since July of 2000, and the 26 current volumes have sold over 10 million copies. "

Hold on tight, this is going to be bad (who wants to take bets as to see if it's worse than Dragonball Evolution?) :?
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Re: Gantz Sci-Fi Manga Made Into 2 Live-Action Films in 2011

by GarryGod » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:00 pm

seeing as i am following the manga i would'nt mind seeing this... its gotta be better than that king of fighters hollywood movie /khaaaan
oh well as far as the manga goes... R.E.M single"its the end of the world" sums up what is going on so far in the manga...
Imagethanks GAINAX your writers never stop surprising me...
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