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    necro_deadite is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    dark horse put it up on their site.

    summer 2008.......................yay?

    --From Dark Horse.....


    The Deadliest Ball since Phantasm! GANTZ Brings Its Hardboiled Universe of Ultra-stylish Violence, Pathos, and Sexiness to Dark Horse 8/8/07

    Inarguably the most highly demanded manga in the last half-decade, the enormously popular seinen manga series, GANTZ, has taken the bright path to Dark Horse. Hiroya Oku, creator of GANTZ, has put together a cast of characters that are both sympathetic and strong to which anyone can relate. The wildly renowned anime, also entitled GANTZ from ADV, primarily follows the same story and has been translated in several different languages captivating audiences all over the world.

    Gantz tells the story of a team of dead people who are forced to take part in a "game" that has them hunting aliens and other creatures who live among the populace of Japan. The story focuses on Kei Kurono, a teenage boy who died saving a homeless man from a train. He, along with a band of others who are recently deceased, is forced to complete a series of dangerous and complicated missions by a strange device called Gantz. On these missions characters can even die again, only to be quickly replaced by others like them. As the plot progresses, so does the intricacy of relationships between characters.

    "Throughout the years, there has been one title that fans approach us about again and again, and that is GANTZ. Dark Horse President/Publisher/Founder Mike Richardson has been pursuing the book since it was released, and we're finally happy to bring GANTZ to English readers. Considered along the same lines as Ghost in the Shell and AKIRA, it is one of the greatest seinen manga ever created. GANTZ has found itself a very fitting home at the world's greatest English-language seinen publisher," explains Michael Gombos, Director of Asian Licensing at Dark Horse Comics.

    Dark Horse is proud to deliver one of the most requested manga ever to be released. GANTZ has obtained a cult-like following that crosses mediums from print to DVD and back again. The devotion of the fans and excitement of the critics push this manga into a category all its own, surpassing any other in its genre.

    GANTZ is tentatively scheduled for a summer 2008 release.

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    Popothepenguin is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Thats a great article. Hopefully that will boost sales enough to keep it going.
    2008 is a long time thoo...

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    Something to look forward to next summer. I always thought Gantz was one of the best seinen manga, guess I wasn't so biased after all.
    etufo: HS is most likely going to die sooner or later. Who will kill the cool character killer?

    Popo: well, obviously going by that logic, HS will have to kill himself...

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    Glorious. I look forward to purchasing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by necro_deadite View Post
    Inarguably the most highly demanded manga in the last half-decade, the enormously popular seinen manga series, GANTZ, has taken the bright path to Dark Horse.
    Enormously popular in what country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDRZS07 View Post
    Enormously popular in what country?
    Japan of course… Where else would it be enormously popular?

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    Not to mention France, China and another European country which I can't recall at this moment.


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    I thought GANTZ may have been popular in other countries, but not enormously popular since I've never seen it on any sites. Like Naruto and DBZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDRZS07 View Post
    Enormously popular in what country?
    Kazakhstan, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolerimmortal View Post
    Kazakhstan, of course.

    Very good, mr. Coolerimmortal. I seriously didn't know about its popularlity. Most of the manga sites I've been to hardly advertises it.

 

 
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