GANTZ was a popular anime series back in the early 2000's before ADV Films got ran off the road by other US-based Anime Licensing companies like Funimation that also spawned two live-action Japanese films. Based on a manga by Hiroya Oku, GANTZ tells the story of a High School student named Kei who finds himself resurrected back to life with several others after a fatal subway accident. They are thrust into a secret "invisible war" where they have to hunt down and kill aliens and otherworldly beings roaming Tokyo.
The GANTZ:O film depicts the Osaka arc in which the Tokyo and Osaka mission teams take on the subjugation of the Yōkai Army.
The CG movie cast features:
- Daisuke Ono as Masaru Katō.
- M.A.O as Anzu Yamasaki
- Tomohiro Kaku as Jōichirō Nishi
- Saori Hayami as Reika
- Shuuichi Ikeda as Yoshikazu Suzuki
- Masane Tsukayama as Nurarihyon
- Masaya Onosaka as Susumu Kimura
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Sanpei Taira
- Teruaki Ogawa as Tetsuo Hara
- Yuuki Kaji as Kei Kurono
Keiichi Satou and Yasushi Kawamura who worked on Tiger & Bunny and Appleseed: Ex Machina are directing the film which has a opening date in Japan on October 14, 2016. No word yet on whether it will be shown in select theaters in the USA as well like live action movies did.