Throughout USA, January 20 – “A mission to eliminate aliens!” or so the Fathom Events trailer says, they sure do make it sounds cheesy but I’m so exited for this! GANTZ, anime and manga, has been made into a live action film in Japan and NEW PEOPLE, NCM Fathom, and Dark Horse Comics are bringing the film to the US for a one night movie theater showing. We have already purchased our tickets!
A little synopsous from Fathom… “College student Kei Kurono (Kazunari Ninomiya) witnesses his childhood friend Kato (Kenichi Matsuyama) attempting to help a drunk who has fallen onto the subway train tracks and jumps in to help him. However, both are run down by an oncoming train and are transported to an apartment. In the center of the living room is an enigmatic black orb known as ‘GANTZ’. GANTZ forces each of them to take part in a mission to hunt down and kill aliens, providing them with equipment and weaponry. Is this world, which tests their will to survive, a game or reality? The film stars two of the most popular actors in Japan today, Kazunari Ninomiya (Letters from Iwo Jima) and Kenichi Matsuyama (Death Note, Detroit Metal City, Norwegian Wood).”
And now for some trailers! Don’t watch the Fathom one first!