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    Manga similar to Gantz?

    Anybody know any manga that are similar to Gantz?
    So far I've discovered Deadman Wonderland and Battle Royale.

    Anything else I should read? :0

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    Re: Manga similar to Gantz?

    Zetman is somewhat similar...

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    Re: Manga similar to Gantz?

    They aren't similar in any way I can explain, but I like Vagabond. It's probably my 2nd favorite series of all time.

    The original Battle Royale was great, but the 2nd series sucks.

    Psyren is like a less bloody, tamed down version of Gantz, even down to most of the rules, but the missions take place in the future, and the players are given psychic powers like Cherry's instead of weapons.

    Ichi the Killer is like a prototype for Nishi. If you think Nishi is a great character, you'll love it. But it's EXTREMELY graphic; it makes the gore in Gantz look tame.

    7 seeds is about 5 groups of teenagers who have been revived as a last, desperate hope to insure Mankind's survival after the end of civilization. One group knows what's going on, the other 4 don't. It's a story of survival and how people act in the absence of authority or rules, and it looks like it might be pretty interesting.

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    Re: Manga similar to Gantz?

    I agree, the first Battle Royale was genius; I need to read the novel sometime.
    I can't bring myself to read the second series..
    The first ended in a way that kind of wrapped things up, IMO.

    And I've given thought to reading Ichi.
    Is it scanlated?

    I'll check out some of the other ones as well.

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    Re: Manga similar to Gantz?

    In the beginning a lot of people kept talking about the similarities between Psyren and Gantz, but the manga has developed a lot that the similarities are now minimal. Basically what they both have in common is the fact that the Drifters (owners of Psyren calling cards, the Gantzers in this series) are sent to the world of Psyren and have to reach a phone booth whilst avoiding dangers. Every time a round is finished, the points in the calling cards decrease, eventually reaching zero and freeing the Drifters.

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    Re: Manga similar to Gantz?

    I agree about Battle Royale. I loved it/also highly recomend it.

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    Re: Manga similar to Gantz?

    There is one called doubt, a group of people wake up, in an unknown building and get killed one by one, then there is suicide island where a group of people, that have no reason to live and signed some form, they are dumped onto an island to commit suicide basically, but some choose to live instead and there`s no laws or anything, so the women get raped like 2nd chapter.

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    Re: Manga similar to Gantz?

    Duds Hunt is kind of simlair...
    The story is about a young guy who is bored with his life and job and an online friend recommends him to play a game called 'Duds Hunt'.

    The only downside is that its only a one shot.

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    Re: Manga similar to Gantz?

    Bokurano is kinda similar in how the kids in the series are forced to fight aliens (alien robots).

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    Re: Manga similar to Gantz?

    if @ georgemarvin - says Vagabond it's good, that mean it got to be good ^_^

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    In terms of pure intelligence and mental capacity the title belongs to Itachi. The guy could make a cat bark if he wanted to, and do so without his Sharingan.

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    Re: Manga similar to Gantz?

    Yeah. If you are a art junkie like me, Vagabond is where it's at.

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    Re: Manga similar to Gantz?

    -Bokurano (a lot like Gantz but more mechs)
    -Battle Royale (game were people kill each other)
    -Dud's Hunt (ditto)
    -Doubt (ditto, sort of)
    -Zero One (oku's previous manga, kid who tries to get a team together to fight in a videogame tournament)
    -Reset (a game starts killing people)
    -Akira (epic)
    -NaruTaru (haven't read yet but same manga-ka as bokurano)
    -Domu (manga that made seinen what it is today)
    -Icaro
    -Parasite (kid has to fight aliens)
    -Freesia (hired avengers are payed to kill the person they're hired to in a small area)
    -Dawn Chilly Hands (kid is sent out to fight zombies)
    -High School of the Dead (ditto, kinda)
    -Blue Heaven (a murderer is set loose on a cruise ship and everyone fights to survive)
    -Golgo13 (cause this is who Togo is based off)

    stay away from Psyren, in my opinion it's the worst manga ever, it makes me cringe whenever I see it in the same post as Gantz.
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    Re: Manga similar to Gantz?

    Quote Originally Posted by Revilenigma View Post
    -Bokurano (a lot like Gantz but more mechs)
    -Battle Royale (game were people kill each other)
    -Dud's Hunt (ditto)
    -Doubt (ditto, sort of)
    -Zero One (oku's previous manga, kid who tries to get a team together to fight in a videogame tournament)
    -Reset (a game starts killing people)
    -Akira (epic)
    -NaruTaru (haven't read yet but same manga-ka as bokurano)
    -Domu (manga that made seinen what it is today)
    -Icaro
    -Parasite (kid has to fight aliens)
    -Freesia (hired avengers are payed to kill the person they're hired to in a small area)
    -Dawn Chilly Hands (kid is sent out to fight zombies)
    -High School of the Dead (ditto, kinda)
    -Blue Heaven (a murderer is set loose on a cruise ship and everyone fights to survive)
    -Golgo13 (cause this is who Togo is based off)

    stay away from Psyren, in my opinion it's the worst manga ever, it makes me cringe whenever I see it in the same post as Gantz.
    Yeah, but it`s not similar to gantz, and narutaru is down right evil I was looking at the anime thinking it was for 5 year old, but after the first episode it turns into a down right cruel anime, I mean the guy must hate kids or something, psyren is not as bad as you say, but like Crude Cross said the similarities between it and gantz go away after it gets into the story.
    I also forgot the most similar manga/anime to gantz there is, it`s called red garden, it`s about 4 women that have woke up and see butterflies flying everywhere, the butterflies lead them to a woman named lula who tells them they died and they have new bodies, but there bodies are hers now, and for them to not disappear they have to kill monsters and if they die in the battle they die for real, and the have to get this book to go free, but they will get there memories erased. Seriously this is gantz!

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    Re: Manga similar to Gantz?

    Quote Originally Posted by black lagoon View Post
    if @ georgemarvin - says Vagabond it's good, that mean it got to be good ^_^
    Vagabond is amazing, my only gripe with it is that it can be brutally slow paced at times.
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    Re: Manga similar to Gantz?

    Quote Originally Posted by Revilenigma View Post
    Vagabond is amazing, my only gripe with it is that it can be brutally slow paced at times.
    everyone confirm it's amazing, I'll read it as soon as possible...

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    In terms of pure intelligence and mental capacity the title belongs to Itachi. The guy could make a cat bark if he wanted to, and do so without his Sharingan.

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