Hiroya Oku‘s 37-volume manga already inspired TV anime series, 2 live-action films.

1The cover of the December issue of Shueisha‘s Miracle Jump magazine is revealing on November 17 that Hiroya Oku‘s Gantz manga is inspiring a “full 3DCG” anime film in 2016.

Miracle Jump’s November issue had revealed last month that Oku and Keita Iizuka (Blue Gralia) will launch the GANTZ:G (previously titled G-GANTZ) manga in the December issue. The first chapter will include an opening color page. The description on the announcement last month stated, “A shocking work with a fresh, new take on a new ‘GANTZ‘ world!”

2Oku launched the original Gantz manga in Young Jump in 2000, and he ended the manga in 2013. Shueisha published the 37th and final volume in Japan in August 2013. The original manga followed a young Tokyo man named Kei who is reanimated after a deadly subway accident. Kei and other resurrected people go on violent, seemingly endless missions at the behest of an unseen host.

The manga inspired a television anime series animated by Gonzo (and released by ADV Films in North America) and two live-action films (released by NEW PEOPLE Entertainment). Dark Horse Comics released the final English volume of the manga in North America in October.

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