The BEST Episodes of Gantz

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2021

Network: AT-X

Kurono Kei, a high school freshman, put on airs and thought only about girls. One day, on his way home, he comes across a man who accidentally fell from the train platform. He didn't care for other people, and at first he enjoyed watching this man that was about to die. However, Katou Masaru, who was a classmate in his elementary days, suddenly gets onto the train tracks from the train platform to help the man. Being asked for help, Kei reluctantly began to help him. But when they got the man onto the platform, the train came. They must have been killed by the train, but they were transferred into a room of a condominium in a moment. There, they found a black sphere and people who are supposed to be dead like them. They couldn't get out of the room, and they couldn't even touch the wall. What is the room? What is this ball?

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I Wanna Be There Now!

#1 - I Wanna Be There Now!

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 2, 2004

Kei is crushed by Kishimoto's decision.

star 8.57
103 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
Just Shoot Me!

#2 - Just Shoot Me!

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 7, 2004

The battle with the statues continues, with tragic consequences.

star 8.08
97 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
Please Die

#3 - Please Die

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 22, 2004

Kurono faces off against the main alien alone. The survivors get their scores.

star 7.96
116 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
Welcome Back

#4 - Welcome Back

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 23, 2004

Kurono takes out the green colossus, the team goes after the red one, but the fight's not over, more statues awaken.

star 7.89
99 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
Let's All Go Back Alive

#5 - Let's All Go Back Alive

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 11, 2004

The team tracks the bum hunters to a funeral home and a firefight breaks out.

star 7.87
97 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
I'll Do It!

#6 - I'll Do It!

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 9, 2004

The priest convinces the others that Kato is a demon. The game begins. Meanwhile two punks go bum hunting.

star 7.80
98 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
Kato, You Wait Here

#7 - Kato, You Wait Here

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 15, 2004

The team splits. Kato, Kishimoto and Hojo go after the other Suzuki aliens. Kato's suit runs out of power. Kurono, Testu & Haruya find the rest.

star 7.78
111 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
I Can Shoot Them, Can't I?

#8 - I Can Shoot Them, Can't I?

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 16, 2004

The team takes on the Colossi, the bum hunter continue.

star 7.74
99 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
What the Hell Is That?!

#9 - What the Hell Is That?!

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 30, 2004

After the fight with the Red and Green Colossi, the team must take on several man sized statues, plus a Colossal Buddha!

star 7.73
96 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
Kurono Alien!

#10 - Kurono Alien!

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 28, 2004

Gantz makes Kurono the target! Everyone sees Kurono as the person that killed them.

star 7.72
68 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
Don’t Ever Say That Again

#11 - Don’t Ever Say That Again

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 21, 2004

Having barely survived the last mission, Kurono is drawn back in. This time the players include the bookshop clerk, his teacher, and the bum hunters. The rest introduce themselves and Kurono snaps.

star 7.71
70 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
Big Brother?

#12 - Big Brother?

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 14, 2004

The final battle with the statues, who will survive?

star 7.70
97 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
Goodbye

#13 - Goodbye

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 26, 2004

Kato stands up to his aunt and moves out, Kishimoto leaves Kurono, and Tetsu's life falls apart.

star 7.67
101 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
We're After You

#14 - We're After You

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 18, 2004

Kurono and Kishimoto decide to head to Kishimoto’s old house to see what the "other Kishimoto is like". What will they discover? Meanwhile, Kato is having trouble at home, with his aunt beating his littler brother, and at school, with bullies picking on his friends. When a senior challenges him to a fight, will he go too far?

star 7.63
120 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
Yuzo?

#15 - Yuzo?

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 14, 2004

Kurono, without a suit, follows the Suzuki alien until he makes it mad, then leads it to the others. Nishi and the alien face off in the canal.

star 7.56
82 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
I'll Kill You Without a Moment's Hesitation

#16 - I'll Kill You Without a Moment's Hesitation

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 1, 2004

The bikers kick Tetsu out of the gang, Kurono doesn't have his suit, Nishi badmouths everyone, then the hunt for the Suzuki alien begins.

star 7.47
117 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
Uh-oh!

#17 - Uh-oh!

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 25, 2004

Gantz calls Kurono, Kishimoto, Kato, and Nishi once again. But, who else will it call and what new mission does it have for them?

star 7.47
92 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
No Labyrinth Is Inescapable

#18 - No Labyrinth Is Inescapable

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 4, 2004

The team realize the bum hunters are psycho and team up with Kurono to try and stop them.

star 7.46
96 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
All Right!

#19 - All Right!

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 11, 2004

After finding Kishimoto asleep at his door, Kurono has one lucky streak after the other. Eventually, Kishimoto asks if she can stay with him! Kato is, however, unaware of Kishimoto’s problems. Will she tell him? Meanwhile, everyone else has problems of their own...

star 7.45
155 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
Kei, You're Awesome!

#20 - Kei, You're Awesome!

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 19, 2004

The new Gantz participants have to face off against a really nasty alien.

star 7.44
175 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
Please Live

#21 - Please Live

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 18, 2004

The final fight for Kurono and the game ends

star 7.39
98 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
It's the Beginning of a Brand New Day

#22 - It's the Beginning of a Brand New Day

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 12, 2004

Introduction of the cruel selfish setting, Korono Kei, and Kato Masaku. This episodes ends with the first sight of the black sphere known only as Gantz and a couple of the other characters who will play more important roles later on. Most of the episode is done with the Korono's internal monologue.

star 7.35
296 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
That Means at the Time...

#23 - That Means at the Time...

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 4, 2004

Now that Kurono, Kato, and Kishimoto are alive again, they can return to their regular lives… or can they? What trouble awaits the three in the future? Are they really alive? And, can Kurono survive a fight with a school bully?

star 7.30
191 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
OK, Here Are Your Scores

#24 - OK, Here Are Your Scores

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 27, 2004

Kei, Katou and Kishimoto learn from Nishi about the scoring system involved in the alien hunt. Nishi also tells them about boundaries and ground rules when they are not transported to fight aliens.

star 7.29
170 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa
He Can't Shoot

#25 - He Can't Shoot

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 8, 2004

Kato takes on the alien.

star 7.29
86 votes
Directors: Ichiro Itano
Writers: Seishi Togawa