Cover image for Gantz. 17
Title:
Gantz. 17
Author:
Oku, Hiroya.
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Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Comics, 2011.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Summary:
"It seems like every new alien creature the Gantz gang fights is just practice for another, tougher, more demented future alien battle. Every new alien means another crew of newly dead citizens, reborn as alien hunters. Except for those who survive for the next battle. And Kei is the only one who's survived since Volume One. Our anti-hero keeps adding new dimensions to his immature character, and this volume doesn't spare him a learning experience. Imagine aliens who can transform into anything, including giant flies, elephants, or spitting images of your compatriots. Suffice to say, this volume begins a scary new chapter in the Gantz storyline"--P. [4] of cover.
General Note:
Reads manga-style, right to left and back to front.

"Parental advisory, Explicit content"--Cover.

"Hiroya Oku works"--Cover.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781595826640
Format :
Book

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It seems like every new alien creature the Gantz gang fights is just practice for another, tougher, more demented future alien battle. Every new alien means another crew of newly dead citizens, reborn as alien hunters. Except for those who survive for the next battle. And Kei is the only one who's survived since Volume One. Our anti-hero keeps adding new dimensions to his immature character, and this volume doesn't spare him a learning experience.

Imagine aliens who can transform into anything, including giant flies, elephants, or spitting images of your compatriots. Suffice to say, this volume begins a scary new chapter in the Gantz storyline.

Oku Hiroya has a seemingly endless imagination for weird, scary alien creatures, and the man is just getting started!


Author Notes

Hiroya Oku is a manga artist who is the creator of Gantz , Zero One , and HEN , all of which have been serialized in Young Jump magazine. His manga often contain explicit violence and gore, as well as sexual situations. He won the second prize of the Youth Manga Awards in 1988, under the pen name Yahiro Kuon. He also designed a character for Bandai Namco's Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 fighting game Soulcalibur IV , named "Shura." The author lives in Tokyo, Japan.


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Library Journal Review

Repeatedly thrown into combat against aliens by the mysterious entity known only as Gantz, young Kei Kurono and an ever-changing roster of friends, rivals, and nameless cannon fodder struggle to survive and make sense of their situation. In addition to the blood-soaked battle scenes readers have come to expect, these volumes reveal several surprising new twists. Chief among these are the death of Kei's girlfriend, Tae, and the possibility of her resurrection if Kei can rack up 100 points in Gantz's murderous game. To do so, he and the team will have to overcome the deadliest, most bizarre group of aliens yet! Despite some welcome scenes of character development, plot details are still in short supply. Readers hoping for any clues about Gantz's origins, plans, or ultimate goal will again be frustrated. Verdict This long-running hit series provides a full day's supply of blood, guts, guns, swords, sex, death, and monsters. Recommended for mature readers who crave intense action.-Neil Derksen, Gwinnett Cty. P.L., Lawrenceville, GA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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