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The black ball is the stairway to hell, GANTZ the movie

I was a bit busy these day, but I finally managed to watch a Japanese movie, the first story of GANTZ.

Kei Kurono, a Japanese common man, just thought he collided with a train and died. Thanks to his old friend, Masaru Katou, he jumped down from the plathome and helped Masaru carry a drunk. Sadly, they didn’t make it. However, Kei saw yourself sitting in a room and he found a large black ball in front of him.
‘This is called GANTZ.’
With a boy’s words, Kei and Masaru didn’t even realize what happnened to them and what was going on. Suddenly, the music that most of Japanese were familiar with had just started, and the surface of the black ball started saying something unbelievable; you were already dead, were given a new life, and had to kill aliens that he(GANTZ) indicated. After the short and imcomplete instructions, all these present in the room were transferred from the room to an unknown place, somewhere in Japan. It didn’t mean they were released, just they were deployed to hunt.
Like a realistice dream, Kei just woke up in his own room. His dream, which just ended when he returned to the room after fighting with aliens, was NOT a dream. It was real. The fighting suit gave him strength, toughness, and agility. Kei Kurono was no longer an ordinary man. He became a hero. However, a series of the mission that GANTZ gave him didn’t allow him to have such a narcissistic feeling.

It’s been a long time for me to watch a Japanese movie. The previous movie that I watched was ‘Crying Out Love In the Center of the World’ in 2004. This live-action movie, GANTZ, is originated from a famous comic in Japan. The second story is going to be released this month.

You can easily imagine the series of MATRIX from the plots of GANTZ. The human beings are to machineries for MATRIX what they are to aliens for GANTZ. It’s natural to make movie scripts different from the original ones. Kei Kurono, the main character, was a college student who has job hunting in the movie, but he was originally a high school student. Anyway, the movie itself was interesting. I’ll watch the second one.

Incidentally, Kenichi Matsuyama, he acted as Masaru Katou in the movie. His fans often call him “MATSUKEN” for short.

Kenichi Matsuyama
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Be careful with spelling when mailing. I just mailed one female friend who loves Kenichi Matsuyama. I just spelled his name like this;
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I just spelled it with only katakana.

She mailed me back with a bit anger. She said, ‘It’s Ken Matsudaira’s nickname, not Kenichi Matsuyama! You must spell his name like this when you want to indicate Kenichi Matsuyama!’
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Ken Matsudaira, he is a great actor.
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Let me say that again; be careful with spelling someone special.

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  1. April 12, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Especially to a fan that’ll be an insult, so yeah, spell correctly before sending. 😆

    That’s my L.

    Watched the first matrix, ditto on the second and third parts.

    • honeypotter
      April 15, 2011 at 3:20 am

      Yeah, you’re right. My friend, the one I mentioned in this article, mailed me right after she read this article. 🙂

      Yes, he acted your L 😆

      • April 21, 2011 at 11:06 am

        Read that he recently got married.

  2. honeypotter
    April 23, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Hello, girlgeum. 😉

    Oh, you did? Koyuki. Hmmm.

  3. Mugami
    April 30, 2011 at 5:20 am

    I watched the anime of Gantz. I was disappointed in the lack of a conclusion as the series ended. In america, we refer to these poor excuse for bad writing as a “japanese” ending because so many movies and anime end in what would be the middle of the third act in any american show. And man do these endings piss us off. We watch the last episode and think “WTF is that?!?”

    And my ex and two of my freinds watched the anime as well and after the first episode they all called me or texted me laughing, saying “Kei sounds just like you Timmy!”

    I’ll admit that I like porn and if you ever hear me talk in japanese, i can swear very well.

    But I don’t run from fights.

    • honeypotter
      May 7, 2011 at 6:16 am

      (Mugami, actually I didn’t understand what WTF meant at first lol I just googled it.)

      Actually, the story of the movie was different from that of the comic. I haven’t watched the second movie yet. I’ll write an article about it.

      I know you won’t run from fights. 😉 By the way, how’s your yumi goin’?

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