Review: Gantz Vol 13 by Hiroya Oku


Title: Gantz Vol 13

Author: Hiroya Oku

Publisher: Dark Horse

ISBN: 978-1595825872

For Mature Readers


May Contain Spoilers

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Dinosaurs. Seriously, can the frantic world of Gantz get any more scary? How about a giant doughboy with crazy fangs and a strange outie bellybutton? Yeah, it’s not just scary; it’s a very strange world for Kei and whomever is unlucky enough to die when Gantz is gathering random people and animals for a new mission. At least this time the Gantz crew have a sweet new weapon! It’s an awesome uni-motorcycle thing! And one of the characters uses a massive space samurai sword. It’s Gantz! And it’s totally rad.


I am so happy to start my New Year reading with a new volume of Gantz.  Once again, developments are sadly lacking on the plot front, but who cares?  Kei has to duke it out with a bunch of dinosaurs.  Like, freaking huge, tail whipping, foot stomping, I’m going to crush the life right out of you dinosaurs.  How can you not get caught up in the excitement of that??

This entire volume kicks dino butt!  Kei doesn’t even have his suit, and he’s dashing into one razor-toothed fray after another!  He even grows a few, if you know what I mean, and tries to defend other people!  What is going on?  Is Kei actually experiencing a flash of character growth?  Wow!  I never thought that would happen, especially when he’s about to be skewered on a ton of T-Rex teeth.  And wait!  Hold the phone!!  He even goes out of his way to protect the weak!  My heart can’t take shocks like this!

Wanton bloodshed and severed body parts have never been so much fun.  This series is not for the faint of heart, but it is a blast if you enjoy over top action and adventure.  It’s a very quick read which will have you turning the pages non-stop right to the end.  Then you will say, “Crap!!!!  How does he get out of this mess??”  But, just like me, you will have to wait until the next volume hits book stores to find out.  ARGH!!!!!

Grade: B+

Review copy provided by publisher

One thought on “Review: Gantz Vol 13 by Hiroya Oku

  • January 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Volume 14 just gets even weirder when they introduce a whole set of new characters. But, yes, the dinosaur action was crazy and insane.

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