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GANTZ sequel breaks records set by first movie

15:36 JST April 25, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Kenichi Matsuyama in "GANTZ PERFECT ANSWER" (photo thanks to Cinema Today)

“GANTZ: PERFECT ANSWER” has recorded bigger sales and larger crowds at its opening, reports Cinema Today on April 25.

The movie stars Arashi’s Kazunari Ninomiya and actor Kenichi Matsuyama.  Although the first movie earned an impressive 3.4 billion yen at the box office at its opening in January, its sequel has earned more than 4 billion yen.  By 1pm on the movie’s opening day on April 23, cinemas across the country had recorded ticket sales of 104 per cent compared to the first movie.

It has been reported a large portion of the crowd attending the opening day event in Tokyo were women, including daughters and mothers or girl friend groups, showing the movie’s appeal to fans in their teens to 40s.

The “GANTZ” movies are based on the popular SF manga series of the same name, which is still being published.  Because of this the sequel has invented it’s own original ending to the story.

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  1. Lyan
    07:06 JST April 26, 2011 at 7:06 AM

    Sugoi desu ne!
    Now I really want to watch!
    Thank you Momo 🙂

    • 17:19 JST April 26, 2011 at 5:19 PM

      @Lyan:

      I want to see it too! Actually I can………I want time to see it! (waaaaaah work)

      Momo xoxo

  2. 04:03 JST April 30, 2011 at 4:03 AM

    I’d like to watch this too, I’ve seen a little of the anime and the story looks interesting.. and of course Nino and the bloke who played ‘L’ from Deathnote are in it! 🙂
    I’ll have to wait until I can see it with decent English subtitles as I like to hear the actor’s voices. A few people on the internet have said the dubbing wasn’t very good for the American release, but I haven’t seen any clips. Either way, looking forward to seeing all the films in the UK when I get the chance 🙂

    • 08:46 JST May 1, 2011 at 8:46 AM

      @Citlecrewolf:

      Yes, I very much agree with the subtitles problem.
      It’s so much cooler to watch movies with the original voices (^-^)
      But translating movies must be so hard…I try to do it while I watch movies but it’s so difficult, argh!

      Thanks for coming by!

      Momo xoxo

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