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The Best Episodes of GANTZ

Every episode of GANTZ ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of GANTZ!

If you are chosen by the bizarre black sphere known as the Gantz, you are already dead—yet you might be able to reclaim your mortality. First, the Gantz demands that you undertake brutal missions of madness, killing aliens hidden among the population. It is your only chance and you have no choice. You must play this disturbing game. And if you die again—and you likely will—it’s permanent.

Genres:AnimationAction & AdventureSci-Fi & Fantasy
Networks:Fuji TVAT-X

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "GANTZ" is "Big Brother?", rated 8.3/10 from 108 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Big Brother?" aired on 10/14/2004 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Just Shoot Me!".

  • Big Brother?
    8.3/10 108 votes

    #1 - Big Brother?

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2004-10-14

    The carnage continues and truly no one is safe. As wounded Kei struggles to stay alive, his teammates fall one after the other. When the final foe is defeated, only one player will be around to see the score.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Just Shoot Me!
    8.2/10 97 votes

    #2 - Just Shoot Me!

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2004-10-07

    Several players meet with gruesome ends as the living statues continue their onslaught. Tragically, one of the mutilated victims is someone very dear to Kato and Kei.

    Director: Takashi Kobayashi

    Writer: N/A

  • What the Hell Is that?!
    7.8/10 85 votes

    #3 - What the Hell Is that?!

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2004-09-30

    After claiming victory against the giant red and green aliens, the group boldly rushes into battle against the smaller statues. Soon enough, they find their numbers thinned by an enormous new enemy.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • I Wanna Be There Now!
    7.7/10 90 votes

    #4 - I Wanna Be There Now!

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2004-09-02

    The Gantz calls the players for another round. Among the new faces gathered before the sphere: a television evangelist that thinks he has all the answers and a girl who seems willing to give Kei the attention he seeks.

    Director: Takashi Kobayashi

    Writer: N/A

  • Don't Ever Say That Again!
    7.7/10 85 votes

    #5 - Don't Ever Say That Again!

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2004-10-21

    Kei returns to the Gantz and finds many familiar faces will be joining him in battle. Unfortunately, Kei is shocked to see that their alien prey wears a familiar face as well.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Welcome Back
    7.5/10 85 votes

    #6 - Welcome Back

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2004-09-23

    Kei goes on a rampage, leading the battle against the giant aliens. Yet another unhappy surprise awaits the team.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Kurono Alien!
    7.5/10 87 votes

    #7 - Kurono Alien!

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2004-10-28

    With no explanation, the Gantz has chosen Kei to be hunted. At first, the rest of the players are unsure of what they should do - but the black sphere soon helps them decide that Kei should die.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • He Can't Shoot
    7.4/10 100 votes

    #8 - He Can't Shoot

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2004-06-08

    Kato is forced to take action to save Nishi from certain death, but he may not be ruthless enough to kill the Suzuki alien. Time is running out for yet another player trapped in the cruel world of the Gantz.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Goodbye
    7.4/10 94 votes

    #9 - Goodbye

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2004-08-26

    Change is in the air for the players of the deadly game. Fed up with his aunt, Kato finds a new place to live with his little brother. Meanwhile, Kei’s attitude pushes Kishimoto away, and Tetsu’s life spirals brutally out of control.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Masashi Sogo

  • Kato, You Wait Here
    7.3/10 97 votes

    #10 - Kato, You Wait Here

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2004-06-15

    The group is beginning to figure out the rules of the twisted game in which they are caught, but survival is still far from guaranteed as the battle with the remaining Suzuki aliens erupts.

    Director: Hirotaka Endo

    Writer: N/A

  • I'll Do It!
    7.3/10 86 votes

    #11 - I'll Do It!

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2004-09-09

    When Kato shares what he knows in an effort to help the new players, the evangelist begins to think something sinister is afoot. The holy man learns just how correct he is as the game’s new targets make their presence known.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • I Can Shoot Them, Can't I?
    7.3/10 85 votes

    #12 - I Can Shoot Them, Can't I?

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2004-09-16

    The team’s efforts to defeat the giant aliens are hindered by two thugs who are brutally tormenting a homeless man - the very same homeless man that Kei and Kato encountered just before their deaths.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • It's the Beginning of a Brand New Day
    7.2/10 151 votes

    #13 - It's the Beginning of a Brand New Day

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2004-04-13

    After Kei and his childhood friend, Kato, are torn into bloody pieces by a speeding train, they awake in an unfamiliar room, surrounded by strangers. In the middle of the room is a bizarre black sphere: the Gantz.

    Director: Takashi Yamana

    Writer: Masashi Sogo

  • We're After You
    7.2/10 105 votes

    #14 - We're After You

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2004-05-18

    Kato’s patience is being tested. At home, the abuse dished out by his aunt pushes him to the breaking point. Meanwhile, at school, a group of bullies forces him to take decisive and drastic action.

    Director: Takashi Yamana

    Writer: Masashi Sogo

  • Please Die
    7.2/10 98 votes

    #15 - Please Die

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2004-06-22

    Kei, suitless and outnumbered by the Suzuki aliens, must face the biggest monster alone. When the battle ends and the scores are tallied, the group sees that there might be a way to escape their strange fate.

    Director: Masahiro Sekino

    Writer: Masashi Sogo

  • That Means at the Time...
    7.1/10 112 votes

    #16 - That Means at the Time...

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2004-05-04

    Seemingly back among the living, Kato must protect his brother from their hateful aunt. Meanwhile, Kei’s special suit gives him an advantage against the bullies at school. But will it help him when Kishimoto appears at his door?

    Director: Hazuki Mizumoto

    Writer: Masashi Sogo

  • Uh-oh!
    7.1/10 101 votes

    #17 - Uh-oh!

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2004-05-25

    A new round begins for the gang. Appearing before the Gantz, they find themselves joined by a diverse group of fresh players. As the game gets underway, Kei panics when he realizes his suit is nowhere to be found.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Masashi Sogo

  • No Labyrinth Is Inescapable
    7.1/10 83 votes

    #18 - No Labyrinth Is Inescapable

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2004-11-04

    The new players are beginning to see just how dangerous the two bum-killing freaks really are. As the situation escalates, the members of the team look to the one person who might be able to help them survive - Kei.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 2
    7.0/10 135 votes

    #19 - Episode 2

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2004-04-20

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    Director: Jun Fujiwara

    Writer: Masashi Sogo

  • I'll Kill You Without a Moment's Hesitation
    7.0/10 102 votes

    #20 - I'll Kill You Without a Moment's Hesitation

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2004-06-01

    As the group prepares to track down the Suzuki alien, Tetsu’s gang is creating conflict and Nishi’s smart mouth isn’t helping the situation. When tensions boil over, blood is spilled before the hunt even begins.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Let's All Go Back Alive
    7.0/10 85 votes

    #21 - Let's All Go Back Alive

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2004-11-11

    Madness is taking over as the team hunts the two brutal maniacs in their midst. The number of fatalities grows quickly, and Kei begins to understand that the Gantz might not be his worst problem.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • OK, Here Are Your Scores
    6.9/10 118 votes

    #22 - OK, Here Are Your Scores

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2004-04-27

    The scores are tallied and Nishi explains some of what he knows about the rules of the strange world of the Gantz. The unusual situation grows even odder the next day when Kei wakes—and finds that this nightmare is no dream.

    Director: Atsushi Nigorikawa

    Writer: Masashi Sogo

  • All Right!
    6.9/10 108 votes

    #23 - All Right!

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2004-05-11

    Despite his best efforts, Kei remains unsatisfied during Kishimoto’s overnight stay at his apartment. At the place Kato calls home, more ugly evidence of abuse piles up.

    Director: Takashi Sano

    Writer: Masashi Sogo

  • Please Live
    6.5/10 90 votes

    #24 - Please Live

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2004-11-18

    Facing his deadliest foe, Kei is forced to question everything he’s learned—and all that he has lost—in the twisted world of the Gantz. No matter if he lives or dies, for Kei, the game now ends.

    Director: Takashi Kobayashi

    Writer: N/A