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GANTZ Creator: No New Anime Until Hollywood Gives Him Back Series Rights

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GANTZ creator Hiroya Oku appears to remorse making a cope with a Hollywood studio for the rights to the sequence.

In a brand new interview with Crunchyroll, Oku candidly spoke concerning the long-rumored American GANTZ live-action remake. Within the interview, Oku said {that a} contract with a Hollywood manufacturing firm is stopping future anime diversifications of his work, saying, “Yeah, I can’t talk about all the details on that subject, but a Hollywood company does have the rights to adapt GANTZ at the moment, and unless they return us the rights, we won’t be able to make either an anime or live-action adaptation of the manga. That’s the Hollywood type of contract; they own all the adaptations including anime and live-action, except for manga.” Oku said outright that this is the reason the GANTZ:E spinoff manga hasn’t seen an anime adaptation, and he expressed his frustration with the scenario, saying “There is another spinoff called GANTZ:E that is currently being serialized in Young Jump (illustrated by Jin Kagetsu) right now, which has been allowed to be made by the producers [as it’s a manga], though an anime adaptation of that spinoff won’t be. It’s becoming such a pain, to be honest.”


Oku revealed that the contract, which was signed in 2020, will doubtless maintain up future GANTZ tasks for not less than the following 4 years. “I haven’t been updated about how the Hollywood adaptation is going or whether it will actually be made. It’s likely COVID-19 has paused a lot of new projects over there, and GANTZ is probably one of them,” Oku stated, defiantly including “If that’s the case, I’d like to have the rights back.”

Whereas an announcement relating to an American live-action remake of GANTZ has by no means formally been introduced and Oku does not title the Hollywood firm he is sad with, earlier rumors reported that the film was being produced by Sony Footage Leisure. Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow author and producer Marc Guggenheim beforehand hinted on Twitter that he was concerned with the mission.

GANTZ tells the story of two highschool college students who seemingly die in a subway accident and get up in the course of an empty house. The 2 younger males are instructed that their lives have ended, and so they now must take part in a hunt for alien beings, who’re residing in secret on the Earth. They’re given technologically superior gear that offers them superhuman skills, and are promised a attainable return to their earlier lives in the event that they seek out sufficient aliens. The sequence has obtained widespread vital popularity of its unpredictable narrative, character improvement and its brutal motion.

The unique manga sequence started serialization in 2000 and ran till 2013, and was additionally tailored into an anime sequence in 2004 by studio Gonzo (Final Exile) and director Ichiro Itano, who beforehand labored on each the Macross and Cell Swimsuit Gundam franchises. The sequence was additionally tailored into two Japanese live-action movies, which had been each launched in 2011.

The remainder of Oku’s interview, wherein he additionally discusses his manufacturing strategies and his response to anime’s reputation abroad, may be learn here.

Supply: Crunchyroll


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