In this section I’ll give you a detailed list of my favorites animes of all times including the genre and a short summary:
- Yosuga no Sora: (Romance/Drama/Ecchi/Life Counts).
The Kasugano brothers after the tragic loss of their parents decided to move to their grandparents village, a very quiet and small village. After enter at the school, Sora (the girl), who is introverted and very shy, and Haruka (the boy), who is extroverted and very friendly; started to get known with their school partners with which they already had some history in the past. Haruka started dating some of their classmates and Sora hided their real feelings about Haruka, she was in love of her older brother… At the end Haruka realized the real feelings that he had about Sora, and faces a difficult decision, he is really in love with hir sister?
“In solitude, where we are least alone”.
- AnoHana (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai): (Romance/Drama/Fantasy).
This anime is one of the best I’ve ever seen, everything in it is a masterpiece.
The story is about Menma, a little girl who died long time ago. One day she appeared to Jintan, one of her friends, telling him that she was back because they (by “they” I refer to her group of friends that she had at the time of her dead) had to grant her last wish, and it was necessary to be all together, the problem was that everyone had changed, and in all this years, they got very distanced.
At the end all of them get together once again and then, they granted Menma’s wish but she didn’t went to the “Nirvana” or “Heaven”, and then, they realized that their selfish feelings were the ones that made impossible to Menma to rest in peace, then all the feelings and emotions that rested in the past, blossomed and Menma finally could rest peacefully.
“We don’t know yet, the name of the flower we saw that day”.
- Da Capo: (Romance/Drama/Fantasy).
Junichi is a very lazy boy, he wakes up very late every day and he never does anything in his house, he lives with his half-blood sister Nemu, who is always attending his needs. In the mysterious village exists a huge cherry blossoms tree that, as the legend says, can grant any wish you want but only if you wish it from the bottom of your heart. Nemu is in love of Junichi, but Junichi have too much friends and apparently, all of them are in love with him. The story centers on the power of the love and in how everything can be overcome with it.
The anime has four seasons (at the moment) but I only recommend the first two seasons, the other two are just, like an excuse to continue the anime, so they aren’t really interesting: Da Capo, Da Capo II, Da Capo Second Season and Da Capo Second Season II.
“Everything is nothing if we’re together”.
- Ef - A Tale of Memories: (Romance/Drama/Life Counts).
The story is based in the life of to many characters that, in some way, have their lives connected. Each one of them has a different story and different problems, and also one person to be with. At the end, they realize that no matter what the life can put over them, they can overcome that just having faith in themselves and in their dreams.
This anime have two seasons: Ef - A Tale of Memories and Ef - A Tale of Melodies.
“Hide your dreams in memories that you don’t want to forget”.
- Death Note: (Detective/Action/Mystery).
Yagami Light is the best student of Japan, his life was normal until one day… He found a black notebook with the words “Death Note” on the top, after that in his house he open it and read some instructions, something like a How to use… After it he read that the person whose name is written in the notebook would die. After that he started to write the names of the most dangerous criminals of the world next to his Shikigami Ryuuk, and faces an intellectual battle against the famous detective “L”.
“No matter how skilled you are, you just can’t change this world… but, that’s the beauty of this world”.
- Ergo Proxy: (Mystery/Action/Psychological).
The world is inhabited because of the contamination, the air isn’t breathable anymore, that’s why the people lives in especial Domes over the world. Re-L Mayer is a citizen of Rondo and the granddaughter of the councilor of the dome. After she meets Vincent Law mysterious things started to happen to her and some questions started to appear like, what is a proxy? and, what Vincent has to do with them?
“The, think therefore I exist is incorrect; the correct one is, I think so I exist”.
- Toradora!: (Romance/Drama/Comedy).
Ryuuji is a very responsible guy, is good at school but, he has a problem, his face and his eyes really scared, so he don’t have too many friends. One day on his way to his classroom he accidentally collides with Taiga, a very small girl with an explosive temperament, which coincidentally, is his neighbor… After that day they became very close friends in order to be near to the person that they liked the most (Ryuuji was in love of the best friend of Taiga, Minori; and Taiga of the best friend of Ryuuji, Kitamura). At the end the feelings of both changed and started to see each other with more emotions involved.
“I can be smaller than you but my feelings are bigger than yours”.
- School Days: (Romance/Drama/Gore/Psychological/Life Counts).
This is the story of a love triangle in which Makoto is the middle. After watch a girl daily in the train in his way to school, he fell in love with her (Kotonoha)… One day Makoto was at school when Sekai, a friend of him, decided to help him with Kotonoha but hiding her true feelings for Makoto, that’s how the love triangle begins to develop with Makoto in love with Kotonoha, Sekai of Makoto and Kotonoha of Makoto too. At the end the decision that Makoto took cost him dearly.
This anime is very complicated to understand, specially because it has 26 different endings. The most known is the one in which Makoto dies stabbed by Sekai, then Kotonoha kills Sekai.
“As I suspected, you were lying. There’s nothing inside of you”.
- Clannad: (Romance/Drama/Fantasy).
Clannad tell us the history of Okazaki Tomoya, he’s a very lazy and carefree student that one day on his way to school, found a girl talking with herself named Nagisa… That day he took the most important decision of his life by talking to her because after that they became friends and started to be always together; Okazaki helped her with the Drama Club (she wanted to create it) and with all of her needs. After all of that, their feelings started to grow and then everything started to get worse.
The anime has a sequel named Clannad After History.
“Live without being able to trust anyone … is the same as living without feeling the love of the others”.
- H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~: (Romance/Drama/Fantasy/Ecchi).
The story ins centered in Hirose Takuma, he’s blind since his mother committed suicide and because of his illness he went to the village in which his uncle lived. One day he met one girl named Otoha who said that is the Spirit of Time’s Sound and after her, he met another girl named Kohinata Hayami, who saved him from a wild pig, after meeting them, Otoha gave back the sight to Hirose and there is when the story begins to develop with the different romances that he has, and with the different histories of his classmates.
“Is not that you can’t do it, is that you think that you can’t do it”.
- True Tears: (Romance/Drama/Life Counts).
The story is about the life of Nakagami Shinichiro and Yuasa Hiromi, two childhood friends who live in the same house because of some problems that Hiromi had with her parents. They go at school and both are very good students, Hiromi is a very popular girl and Shinichiro a nice guy with some art talents (he draws very good). One day, Shinichiro met Isurugi Noe, a very weird girl that is very popular at school too because of all the rumors that people invent of her. The story begins to take shape when you begin to know the characters’ lives and the kind of feelings and relationships that they have with each other.
“With your wings you can make other people fly”.
- Amagami SS: (Romance/Comedy/Drama).
This anime is quite similar to Yosuga No Sora because is divided into arcs, I mean, that between some chapters exist different stories. The main idea of all the arcs is that Junichi in Christmas Eve was planted by his girlfriend and after that, he never saw her again. One year later he started to get close to some girls of his school, some of them are childhood friends (Rihoko, Kaoru) the rest of them are girls he met while the story was advancing (Haruka, Catsuit, Sae y Ai). The arches divide the different stories that Junichi has with each of the girls and the way he get over the fear that he has with the Christmas Eve.
The anime has a sequel named Amagami SS Plus.
“You’ll be the only one I’ll kiss, you’ll be the only one I’ll love”.
- Myself; Yourself: (Romanance/Drama/Life Counts)
Myself; Yourself is set in the fictional town Sakuranomori, in which the cherry blossoms doesn’t stop falling, in W Prefecture (Wakayama Prefecture). This town is in a quiet, rural area on the southern tip of the prefectureand borders the Pacific Ocean. Sakuranomori is the birthplace of Hidaka Sana, a sixteen-year-old high shool student, who grew up with his childhood friends Yatsushiro Nanaka, Oribe Aoi, his best friend Wakatsuki Shusuke and his twin sister Wakatsuki Shuri. Sana left Sakuranomori when he was eleven-years-old, but returns five years later living on his own in the apartment building Aoi’s family runs. Sana soon finds out that while some things have stayed the same, there are still juast as many things that haven’t changed.
“You’re so silly. Even adults cry from a broken heart”.
- Highschool of the Dead: (Horror/Romance/Drama/Ecchi).
This anime is just amazing because of how the creators mixed up the genres. This anime isn’t explicit at all, but the ecchi gives him something that characterizes it.
The story begins in a school with Takashi watching through some kind of balcony, when suddenly he realizes that there’s someone at the school entrance, a zombie. He looks at the “man” and then Takashi saw that he bit one of the teachers of the school, after that, the apparently dead teacher revives but now being a zombie.
After a lot of things Takashi made survive along with other students and, with them, he started to travel along the village searching each of their families over passing obstacles, killing zombies and knowing his friends abilities and feelings.
Right now I’m waiting the second season that is going to be for sure better than the first one.
“The day that everything I knew came to an end… I killed my best friend, and embraced my life first love for the very first time”.
- Another: (Horror/Gore/Psychological/Life Counts/Drama).
Until today, this anime is the best Gore anime I’ve ever watched: the plot, the characters, how the creators handled the anime so that it seems that you’re actually in it.
The story is about a curse that has been around since 1972 in the 3rd class of the Yomiyama North School, the curse takes the lives of one of the students (or of their families) every month, sometimes of two or even three of them. The story starts when Sakakibara Koichi enters to the school; there he meets one girl, Misaki Mei, that apparently doesn’t exists. The story starts advancing and the students started to die, then all the ways that the 3rd class invented to stop the curse seems to have no effect at all, so they started to investigate an alternative way to stop the curse with the help of some clues that the pasts 3rd classes left. Apparently one of the students, returned from the dead; that student is the cause of the curse and it seems that there is only one way to stop the curse… All of this things, and some others, are all together creating the mystery that characterize the anime.
“Return the death to death”.
- Bakuman: (Romance/Comedy/Life Counts).
The story is about Moritaka Mashiro, a fourteen years old student who one day forgot his notebook at school, in there he had some drawings of his hidden love, Miho Azuki; when he arrived at school he found that Akito Takagi, the best student of the school, had it. That day, Takagi asked to Mashiro to create a manga comic with him and after too much insisting Mashiro accepted but in front of Azuki, then, suddenly, Mashiro asked Azuki to married him after both completed their dreams, there is when the real story started. In the way of becoming a mangaka the rivals started to appear like Nizuna Eiji, Iwase Aiko, Fukuda Shinta, Hiramaru Kazuya, Nakai Takuro, Aoki Ko and Takahama Shoyo, then a race to become serialized started.
The anime has three seasons named Bakuman, Bakuman 2 and Bakuman 3.
“It is true that I’ll regret it if I follow my dreams and I fail… But I’ll regret much, if don’t even try.
- Lovely Complex: (Romance/Comedy/Drama).
Koizumi Risa and Otani Atsushi, better known as the All Hanshin-Kyojin, are 1st grade students who have a very appreciable height difference, Koizumi is 1.72m and Otani 1.56m. At some point of the story, Koizumi gets in love of Otani, then she decides to declare to him but, he just reject her. After to many years of hard working, Koizumi woke up feelings in Otani, then the love blossomed between them, although of their heights.
“Saying that so directly is bad for my heart!”.
- Bokurano: (Mecha/Drama/Action).
This anime is an old one but you have to respect the oldies… The art isn’t good at all, but the history, the characters and their personalities are very interesting.
This anime is about fifteen kids that in the summer school, entered into a cave, then they find some kind of lab in there, and a scientist named “Kokopelli”, he tell them that he had a game in which each one of the kids had to fight against an opponent but inside a giant robot (500 meters tall). They signed a contract and then they started to fight against other robots, then they realized that the battles were real and after fighting, the pilot was destined to die. The thing is that if they lose the Earth would be destroyed so their only escape was on fighting.
In each chapter, the story is focused in the next pilot, in his life before dying.
At the end all the mysteries around the giant robot, Zearth, are discovered.
“Lets think that we do not fight for a duty to the Earth… Lets think that we are doing this for ourselves, to protect our loved ones”.
- Ano Natsu de Matteru: (Romance/Drama/Comedy/Fantasy).
The story is about Karishima Kaito, a 1st grade student that loves the films and all those stuffs, that one night was filming the sky (he was looking for a place with a good landscape to film his movie), then an UFO appeared, and before he could do anything, crashed against him and then he apparently died.
After that, he woke up in his house (he didn’t remember what did happen) then he went to school normally. In the recess, a friend of him told him to ask the new student, Takatsuki Ichika, if she wanted to be on their movie, after that she accepted, but what they didn’t knew was that that girl was the alien that was aboard of the UFO that crashed against Kaito the last day. The story then, started to develop, and after a few episodes, we start to know the feelings of the characters and the way how Ichika began to adapt to the Earth.
The things then, get ugly, and Ichika is forced to leave the Earth; is the distance capable of broke the true love?
“Not even a thousand of light years can separate us, I promise I’ll see you soon”.
- Strawberry Panic!: (Drama/Romance/Yuri).
The anime is about Aoi Nagisa and the history that she has after entering at Miator’s Girls Academy (one of the three schools that are located on the same campus, is called Astraea Hill). At her first day, she gets lost while looking around the campus, then she gets late for school and finally, she gets tripped of a small hill; after all her bad luck, she meets with a beautiful woman, she kisses Nagisa’s forehead, but then, Nagisa fainted. She woke up in the nursery, where she meets Tamao (her roommate).
After a few days, Nagisa got very famous in Astraea because of some encounters that she had with the “Etoile” (The President of the three schools of Astraea, the same person that kissed Nagisa’s forehead at her first day at school), and then, feelings inside of Nagisa started to appear and the same happened with Etoile, but the history of Etoile where pushing them feelings back.
There is also, other story, the one that have Konohana Hikari and Otori Amane (both of the Spica’s Girls Institute, other of the schools of Astraea), they have also love feelings, but some complications start to appear.
“The only thing can stop love… Is love”.
- Kimi ni Todoke: (Romance/Drama/Life Counts).
This anime is about Kuronuma Sawako, also known as “Sadako” (the name of the girl of “The Ring”) because of her terrifying aspect; who is used to, not being noticed by anyone since she was a child. Everything changed one day when she was walking to school, then she saw a guy, Kazehaya Shota, who was a bit confused about the path he had to take to get to the school, so Sawako helped him. After that day Sawako started to meet new people and started making new friends, and a big love story between her and Kazehaya began.
This anime has two seasons, Kimi ni Todoke and Kimi ni Todoke Second Season.
” Without my even realising it, I’d fallen in love”.
- Mirai Nikki: (Horror/Gore/Psychological/Action/Drama/Romance/Fantasy).
This is one of the best Gore animes I’ve ever watched, is about Amano Yukiteru, a very introverted person who has no friends and is always alone, he usually lives in his imaginary world with Deus (god of the time and space) and Muru Muru, his assistant. His favourite hobby is writing on his phone everything he does and sees.
One day, Deus gives to Yuki, the ability of predicting the future with his phone, after all he wasn’t imaginary, he was the real Time and Space God; but Deus didn’t gave only to Yuki the ability of predicting his future, he also did it with other eleven persons, the objective of Deus was to create a game in which the owners of the diaries had to fight to death and the last man standing, was going to turn into the new Time and Space God.
After that, Yuki met with Yuno (a girl who was obsessed with Yuki, she really loved him), other of the diary owners; then, the two of them made an alliance, but, then Yuki started knowing better to Yuno, and started to think if she is really who she says she is, who is the real Yuno? and, what is her objective?
At the end of the anime it appears a sign saying “New Project Incoming” so it can be assumed that it will be a second season.
“Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts”.
- Itazura na Kiss: (Romance/Comedy/Drama/Life Counts).
This anime is about Aihara Kotoko, a very silly girl that doesn’t know almost anything. She is very in love of a genious who is almost in her same grade (same grade, different classroom), Irie Naoki. One day she confess her love to Irie, but he just ignored her. After that, her house get destroyed because of an earthquake and then she and her father, started living with one of his old friends, the Irie family. The real story begins there, Kotoko has to get used to live with the insensitive of Naoki. Lots of things start to happen between Kotoko and Naoki, things that confuses Kotoko a lot. I don’t want to talk about it too much because I could ruin the story.
”When you love someone, thinking about them is just like breathing… You do it without thinking, and you do it all the time”.
- Zero no Tsukaima: (Romance/Drama/Comedy/Harem/Magic/Phantasy/Ecchi).
This anime is about Luise de la Valliere, a young girl who lives in the magic world of Halkeginia and studies at the Tristain Magic School; she has the ability of doing wrongly every spell she tries to do, that’s why she has the nickname of “Zero no Luise”. One day, the students had to make appear their Tsukaima (a magic creature who will be with them the rest of their lives as a support on battles and that kind of stuff), then, when it was Luise’s turn, she made appear a human called Saito. After that their adventures started and Luise start to have feelings for Saito. Is he really her Tsukaima or is something more?
This anime have four seasons, Zero no Tsukaima, Zero no Tsukaima Futatsuki no Kishi, Zero no Tsukaima Princesses no Rondo and Zero no Tsukaima Final, each one of them filled with comedy and romance.
“It’s not what you think Luise!”.
- KimiKiss Pure Rouge: (Romance/Drama/Life Counts).
Wow! This anime has everything you need if you want to watch something very romantic. The story is about a bunch stories of students that, somehow are conected. Everything started when Misuzawa Mao came back to her home town after living some years in France, she stayed at Sanada Kouichi’s home, one of her childhood friends. She started to recreate then, the old friendship that they had, but inside her heart, it was something more.
The anime is also about the story of Sanada’s best friend, Aihara Kazuki, who met Futami Eriko (a very smart girl who likes doing weird experiments) in the Science lab, after that, she started to make some experiments with Aihara about why do the people get in love with other people?, at the end, it’s something more than just an “experiment” between them. Also the anime is about other girls and guys that are also involved with the other characters, so the anime is a huge romantic triangle between all the characters and at the end everything gets a little dirty, with some hearts broken, but with everybody having a happy ending in some way.
“It doesn’t matter how we started off! Lets start anew together”.
- Deadman Wonderland: (Horror/Gore/Mystery/Drama).
When I first saw this anime I was like “WTF is going on here?”, because just at the begining of the anime, a crazy little bastard entered in a classroom, and killed everyone! This anime is just for those who really like the blood and all the “eccentric kills” thing.
Japan had suffered an strange phenomenon some years before, a hole appeared from nowhere and sucked everything in its way and killed a lot of people. Years after a fourteen year old kid, Igarashi Ganta, who was in other day at school, normal as usual, but then in the middle of a class, a “Red Man” entered flying and then killed everyone except for Ganta, with a special power named as “The Branches of Sin”, that allowed the user to control his own blood and make special attacks as: bullets, whips or even an armor. After killing everyone, the Red Man inserted a red crystal inside of Ganta’s chest that gave him the ability of use the Branches of Sin.
Ganta was accused of killing all his classmates and was sentenced to death and sent to the only private prison of Japan, named Deadman Wonderland (that was also an amusement park), after that, a bunch of weird things started happening, the rules of the prison were insane as its events. The prison also had a secret sector (Sector G) where they had all the people that was infected with the Branches of Sin. Ganta has to get used to all the insanity of the prison and scape with Shiro, a childhood friend that is in the prison too.
At the moment everyone is waiting for the second season but maybe that won’t be posible because of the new law of Japan.
“Poor little woodpecker, your nesting holes are all tainted, your food with toxins rife, touch your friends and they all will die falling at your feet”.
- Hyouka: (Mystery/Drama).
This anime was one of the most popular of the 2012 because of the amount of mysteries that has.
The story is about Oreki Houtarou, a first class student of the Kamiyama Highschool, he has a particular style of life, he likes to save energy in everything he does, thats why he is consider a very lazy person but with a deductive power very impressive. Everything started when Oreki (by petition of her older sister) enters to the Cotemb Club, there, he met Chitanda Eru, a very energetic girl who has an strange sense of curiosity; Fukube Satoshi (Oreki’s best friend) and Ibara Mayaka (Chitanda’s best friend) also entered to the club. In almost all of the chapters, the Cotemb club, precisely Oreki, is motivated by Chitanda to solve a mystery, she always start saying that she can’t stop thinking on it, after that Oreki is forced to calm Chitanda’s curiosity by solving the mystery.
“I don’tdo what I don’t have to do and what I have to do, I do it quickly”
- Code Geass: (Action/Drama/Mecha/Fantasy).
This anime is just fantastic, another master piece; the way how the main character thinks and calculate everything is just awesome, makes you think a lot, also is an anime that gives you a life lesson.
The story begins with Lelouch Lamperouge (his real name is Lelouch VI Britania), a rejected prince of the Holy Britannian Empire. After loosing his mother, he and his sister Nunully, started living on the Area 11, a britannian colony that was in the past Japan.
After meeting a strange girl named C.C he obteined a misterious power named Geass that gave him the ability to make anyone who saw his eyes follow his orders. After that he decided to use his new power to destroy his father empire and recreate a new one in which his sister could live in peace, that’s why he started using a mask, a new nickname (Zero) and a new terrorist organization named as The Black Knights.
The anime has two seasons, Code Geass and Code Geass R2.
“The world will change. I’ll change it”.
- Kokoro Connect: (Drama/Romance/SciFi).
This anime is about a group of five friends: Aoki, Yui, Inaba, Nagase and Taichi. They all are in the Cultural Investigation Cluband after school they spend time doing nothing in the club classroom. The real story begins when Aoki and Yui “dreamed” that they changed their bodies while sleeping, after that everyone started to change bodies randomly; the fenomenon was cause by a “Fuzen Kazura”, a mysterious guy who used the body of other people to appear in front of them and explain what was happening, his real motive is because he just want to se something interesting. Between the five kids of the club, there is some love involved, Inaba to Taichi, Taichi to Nagase, Nagase to Taichi and Aoki to Yui.
It had two seasons, Kokoro Connect, and Kokoro Connect Michi Random.
“It won’t be any pain, if you don’t do anything stupid”.
- Sankarea: (Drama/Romance/Horror/Comedy/Ecchi).
Furuya Chihiro is a 1st class student of the Shiyou High School, he’s obsessed with zombies and his bigger fantasy is to kiss one.
Chihiro found an old book in which was an strange experiment about resurrection, and after Babus dead (his cat) he started to go into an abandoned hospital trying to make the potion work. One day, whie doing the potion, Chihiro found Sanka Rea, the principals daughter, screaming, the reason was because her father was kinda obsessed with her, then they get to met each other and then she started to help him each night to prepare the potion. After that Sanka Rea suffered an accident and died but with the hep of the last potion she resurrected.
At the moment everyone is specting a second season.
“I’m no longer of your membership, I’m mine again”.
- Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun: (Romance/Drama/Comedy).
The story is about the relationship between two high school students, Mizutani Shizuku, a very hard-worker woman who has dedicated herself to the studies since always; and Yoshida Haru, a bullie who everyone is afraid.
Everything started when Shizuku came to Haru’s to give him the homework that he had to do because he always jumped clases, after that Haru decided to be friend of Shizuku and one day he figured out that he was in love with her. After that the anime starts to develope and the feelings between Shizuku and Haru started to change, unti one day.
The manga is still being published, so after it ends, the second season will be announced.
“Clean up after yourself. If you want to be accepted you must accept yourself first”.
- Sword Art Online: (Drama/Action/Romance).
I know is a bit cliche, but as a really big fan of anime I can say that this is by far one of the best animes I’ve ever watched.
The story centers in Kirigaya Kazuto (Kirito), he’s a big fan of videogames, specialy MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). It is 2022 and a new videogame has just been launched, the videogame name is Sword Art Online, players have to use a NerveGear (some kind of helmet) that connect their brains and five senses to the virtual world of Aincrad. At the first day, the 10.000 players that bought the game got connected, after that they realized that their “Logout” icon was gone, Kayaba Akihiko, the SAOs creator, appeared and told them that the only way to scape from SAO was completing the 100 floors that Aincrad had without dieing, if they did, their real body would also die. Then Kirito (appearently the best SAO player) started his journey to free all the innocent people trapped in SAO, in his path he knows Yuuki Asuna (Asuna) and some other friends that after lots of things, would help Kirito to complete the game.
“A person is very strong when he seeks to protect something”.
- Gantz: (Seinen/Gore/Ecchi/Drama).
Before starting I want to say that I recommend even more the manga of this serie because the anime is very incomplete, the ending is an embarrassment and the chronological order of the events are in disorder.
The anime takes place in the Japan of the new millenium (year 2000), when Kuruno Kei and his childhood friend Masaru Katou, saved an indigent of being rolled by a train, in their attempt, they die instead. After dying, they were transported to an apartment in which in the middle of the room was an strange black sphere named “Gantz”, in there, a kid named Nishi who apparently knew a lot about Gantz, explained everyone of what was all about. It seems that after dying Gantz transported them there with the purpose of using them as soldiers in a war against aliens. Gantz gives every death person, a special suit and some futurist guns to fight, after that he shows some information about the alien that they have to kill, then, Gantz gives them a limit time to do it and then, transport everyone outside. The objective is to kill all the aliens or survive from them until the time runs out. After that, Gantz gives everyone who survived, a calification, the one who reaches the 100 point would be able to be free.
In the manga, there are more suits, guns and even vehicles, also there are more characters and the story is longer and more complete.
“If we do things right, we will return all together”.