Shinsuke SATO 佐藤信介


Nippon Cinema   ª 

Death is not the end. Kei and Masaro get run over by a train and find themselves in a surreal purgatory where they have to fight strange aliens. But just because you’re dead doesn’t mean you can’t die again. This visual tour de force is the first part of two films based on the popular cult manga-series "Gantz".

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Gantz (NC 2011)

Japan 2011

130 minutes

Shinsuke SATO

Yusuke WATANABE based on a manga by Hiroya OKU



About Shinsuke SATO

Shinsuke SATO, born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1970, began his career as a short film director and screenwriter while still studying at Musashino Art University. After distinguishing himself as a screenwriter for films by Jun ICHIKAWA and Isao YUKISADA in the late 1990s, he had his international breakthrough as a director with THE PRINCESS BLADE (2001). Since then, he has gained recognition for the realization of numerous successful live-action adaptations of popular mangas, such as GANTZ (2011 / NC ’11), I AM A HERO (2016 / NC ’17) and DEATH NOTE: LIGHT UP THE NEW WORLD (2016 / NC ’17). He also directed the animated feature OBLIVION ISLAND: HARUKA AND THE MAGIC MIRRORS (2009) which won the NIPPON CINEMA AWARD in 2010.

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