-->@@"THERE'LL BE NONE OF THAT PHILOSOPHY SHIT IN ''THIS'' ANIME. TAKES TOO MUCH SCREEN TIME AWAY FROM SEX AND VIOLENCE."@@\\
--'''Gantz'''

Take ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' and trim it down to 5-7 minutes of sex jokes, pop-culture references, internet memes, and exploding heads. You now have Gantz Abridged.

After Creator/{{hbi2k}} completed ''WebVideo/BerserkAbridged'', he decided to take his [[TheAbridgedSeries abridging skills]] to another really bloody {{anime}}. Thus, he chose ''Manga/{{Gantz}}''. As of 12/29/2008, it became one of the few Abridged Series to finish (save for the {{filler}} episodes, which were done as of 08/17/2010). Another was the aforementioned WebVideo/BerserkAbridged. Most recently, hbi2k has made one more episode called GAS: TFC, which is split into two parts that portray the filler part of the anime.

On January 9, 2011 hbi2k's youtube channel was suspended for copyright infringement and all Gantz Abridged episodes (as well as the earlier Berserk episodes) were taken down. The claim came from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VAP_(company) VAP Inc.]], one of the producers of Berserk (but not Gantz or Vision of Escaflowne). However, hbi2k has mentioned on his Twitter that he plans to release the whole Abridged series via torrent. Perhaps unnecessary now, since as of January 27th his channel is back up, including every episode of Gantz Abridged.
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!!''Gantz Abridged'' provides examples of:
* AccidentalMisnaming:
** Hojo, or 'Bishounen Kurono', as everyone else refers to him.
** And Gantz's "Nicknames" for Kurono and Kishimoto: Bitchface and Tits Mcgee respectively.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted, as Kurono notes
-->'''Kurono:''' God, why is she so into Kato and not ''me''? I'm the dark, moody loner! Have I somehow stumbled into the one anime in history in which the angsty guy ''doesn't'' have girls falling all over him?
* "''Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra''": In the scene where Kurono snaps and molests Kishimoto.
* BigNo: [[spoiler: Skull Knight at the end of The Filler Chronicles.]]
* BreastAttack: "Ah, that was my favorite boob."
* TheCape: Kato
* CallingYourAttacks: Socialism Cyclone!!! The trope use is lampshaded by Kato earlier in the series, where he claims by calling out your attacks, they automatically become stronger. It works.
** Kato even refers to [[JustForFun/RulesOfAnime Law of Anime Physics #44 (AKA Law of Nominative Clamovocation)]] as he does just that.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Kurono
* ContemplateOurNavels: Parodied. Some of the cast lets a {{Jerkass}} ([[spoiler: Nishi]]) get killed while they discuss the worth of the risk to save his life.
** Gantz aggressively head-explodes anyone who tries to do it (when he's not distracted).
* ChasteHero: Kato.
* {{Chickification}}: Played straight...
-->'''Writer 1''': "She's on the verge of defeating a villain none of the male heroes could beat!"
-->'''Writer 2''': "FIRE THE OPPRESSION LASERS!''"
* CoveredUp: {{Discussed|Trope}} in-universe:
-->'''Kishimoto:''' So wait, Music/TheMonkees have more cred than Music/SmashMouth?
-->'''Kato:''' Wow, Music/TheMonkees have more cred than someone. It's a sad day for music.
* DarkReprise: in something of a MoodWhiplash moment, in the finale, after [[spoiler: everyone except Kurono has died]]), a sad-sounding piano rendition of the Rickroll (Gantz's theme) is played.
* DefiedTrope: Someone tries to avoid the upcoming {{Filler}} ending, but gets killed before even saying his plan.
* DownerEnding: Despite being funnier, the Abridged Series still manages to end just as depressing as the anime.
* DuckSeasonRabbitSeason: Kato uses this to convince one of the newcomers to put on their suits.
* DudeNotFunny: InUniverse.
-->'''Kurono:''' All I know is I'm about to wreck up a Buddhist temple like I was Communist China
-->'''Kato:''' Hey, that is ''not cool'', Kurono. The atrocities committed by the Chinese government against the Tibetan people are no laughing matter.
-->'''Kurono:''' Yeah, that was kinda in poor taste, wasn't it? Here, I'll try again: [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack ''I'm gonna fuck their mothers while they watch and cry like little bitches!'']] Better?
-->'''Kato:''' Uh...yeah.
* FunWithAcronyms: Making up a team name from the group's initials doesn't work all that well when the names in question are '''K'''urono, '''K'''ato, and '''K'''ishimoto.
* GagBoobs: "Okay, seriously, that's enough with the boob jokes!"
* GambitRoulette: The entirety of The Filler Chronicles, and possibly most of the climax, turns out to be the work of [[spoiler: ''Light Yagami'']]
-->[[spoiler: Ryuk: Wow. That was the most elaborate use of the Manga/DeathNote I have ever seen]]
* GagPenis: Kurono's dick [[WordOfGod (or T.J.)]] is apparently a sentient creature that talks. His testicles [[WordOfGod (Lefty and Nutz)]] seem to have the same ability.
-->'''Student''': Sensei, Kurono's got a boner!
-->'''Teacher''': Kurono, did you bring enough erection for the rest of the class?
-->'''Kurono''': ''(Exasperated Sigh)'' No, ma'am, just enough for the girls.
* GeckoEnding
-->'''Kurono''' (after summarizing the events of the manga): "It's gonna be a wild ride, so don't miss it!"
-->@@"NOT HAPPENING, DIPSHIT."@@
-->'''Kurono''': "What? Why not?"
-->@@"BECAUSE THE REST OF THE SHOW... IS FILLER."@@
-->'''Darth Vader''': "[[BigNo NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!]]"
* GenreSavvy:
** Bishonen Kurono displays hints of this during Episode 18-19.
** DeathByGenreSavvy: The guy who instead chooses to snipe at the enemies from long-range with his guns is killed soon after. Bonus Points: He was killed while saying that 2 guys would have been alive if they were GenreSavvy like him.
* GoodFeelsGood: In the first episode, when Kurono got asked by Kato to help get a bum off the train tracks, [[TheGrinch Kurono's small heart grew three sizes]] and considered making meaningful connections instead of looking down on people. Sounds cheesy, right? It gets balanced out when the two get hit by the train, with the last thought from Kurono being "Well... shit."
* IntercontinuityCrossover:
** Judeau from WebVideo/BerserkAbridged appears in the second episode as a apprentice cosmic maintenance man who wants to prevent the series's filler ending, But is killed moments later.
** The Skull Knight (who never physically appears in WebVideo/BerserkAbridged but is referred to twice) appears at the end of the filler chronicles to see how things are going. Only to be horrified that the filler already started.
** In episode 17 [[WebVideo/BerserkAbridged Zodd and Phil]] (or at least their voices) make a cameo.
* InvisibleToNormals: Subverted -- normals can see them, but just find reasons to ignore them. "Huh. Must be some kind of pride parade."
* {{Jerkass}}: Many.
** Special mention has to go to Gantz himself though. He kills people just for discussing phillosophy, physically and verbally abuses all the characters, murders an entire family of Salary-men for annoying him and oh yes, is a close friend of Light Yagami.
** Kurono is totally this around Kishimoto as he basically tries to make her have sex with him in return for room and board.
* LarynxDissonance:
** Subverted. Kishimoto starts talking this way, until she clears her throat.
** Also a homage to Berserk Abridged where Caska really did talk like that all the time.
** Played straight with minor female roles.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The priest from the Buddhist Temple arc is voiced by Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger samples because of a transporter accident.
* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: Subverted, Kato is told that one of the bullys at school is going to rape him, and when he reacts negativelly towards this he is labeled a homophobe.
--> '''Kato''': "There's nothing homophobic about not wanting to get raped!"
* PetTheDog:
** Subverted. Gantz initially does this when he brings Joe Salaryman back to life to be happily reunited with his children, and remarks that "sometimes it feels good to do something nice." He then get annoyed by the Salarymans' antics and kills all of them. Doesn't stop the rest of the cast from mistaking him from having a HiddenHeartOfGold.
** In the final episode, Gantz awards Kurono 8 points, bringing his total up to 46. One might recall that in their previous mission, Gantz told him he HAD been about to give him 38 points, but gave him nothing because Kurono had been making fun of him for the Salaryman incident. Given his tone when he declares "almost halfway there!" one can't help but get the impression that he went ahead and gave Kurono those 38 points out of sympathy.
* RedOniBlueOni: Subverted. Episode 17 has the Red Oni and the Green Oni. For additional humor, the subversion was lampshaded.
-->'''Red Oni:''' Wait, you're supposed to be blue.
-->'''Green Oni:''' Oh yeah. What's up with that?
-->'''Red Oni:''' Maybe we're... [[OneOfUs subverting the trope?]]
-->'''Green Oni:''' But then what's my personality? I'm so confused.
* {{Rule 34}}
-->'''Kurono:''' Kato, this is no time for porn! ''(to himself)'' Wow, I never thought I'd hear myself say that.
-->'''Kato:''' Not Rule 34 -- ''Law'' ''4''4
* RunningGag:
** Discussions on philosophy, Thomas Aquinas in particular. Funnier than it sounds.
** The [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal AAAA's (Abridged Anti-Awesomeness Alliance)]] attempts to thwart all instances of "totally awesome full-frontal nudity."
*** And removing all instances of the word "condom", replacing it with bagel.
** "[[RickRoll Never Gonna Give You Up]]."
* RuleOfCool: Kato literally invokes this rule in the finale. [[spoiler: (In the form of [[PersonAsVerb Pulling a]] [[GrievousHarmWithABody Zodd]])]]
* {{Salaryman}}: Several, who all have the same nasally monotone.
* SarcasmBlind: Kurono
-->'''Kishimoto:''' Oh yeah, shake the injured guy. That's smart. Why don't you slap him around a little while you're at it?
-->'''Kurono:''' Well, if you think it'll help...
* ShoutOut:
** To ''WebVideo/BerserkAbridged'', using the resemblance of an early character to a major one from {{Berserk}}. That and a certain RunningGag from said [[WebVideo/BerserkAbridged Abridged Series]].
--> '''Newscaster''': Between you, me and the wall, it'd be better off with BarryWhite and Jello Shots.
** [[spoiler: Also to ''NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'' in the form of Mecha Rock Lee and Clucky.]]
** And even to our very own TVTropesWiki.
** Episode 18-19 is one big shoutout to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', with Kurono managing to {{Expy}} Kamina.
** Also from episode 18-19, "I'm so glad I went for that [[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} Mysterious Stranger perk]]."
* [[spoiler: ShootTheShaggyDog: At the end, after watching all of the friends and comrades he has fought alongside, supported, and bonded with, all horrifically and violently die in front of him, Kurono is the only one left, the only one still alive. He implores Gantz if he is free yet, if he has reached the requisite 100 points. Gantz's response? @@"YOU GET EIGHT POINTS, TOTAL: 46. ALMOST HALFWAY THERE!"@@]]
* SyntheticVoiceActor: Gantz
* TechnicalPacifist: Kato... Just. Kato.
--> '''Kato''': Pacifism head explosion!!!
* ThematicThemeTune:
** System of a Down's "Violent Pornography".
** And AC/DC's 'Big Balls'. [[{{Pun}} Cos that's what Gantz basically is, geddit?]]
* TheStinger: "[[Manga/DeathNote So what did he say?]]" @@"HE DIDN'T REALLY SAY ANYTHING. HE JUST MADE A STUPID ''PORTAL'' JOKE."@@ "That son-of-a-bitch." [[spoiler: It becomes a BrickJoke in The Filler Chronicles]]
* UnresolvedSexualTension
* UnusualEuphemism:
--> "But I haven't got any BAGELS!"\\
"It's okay, I'm on the MUFFIN!"
* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: "Well, it's been three days since two mysterious boys heroically gave their lives to save a worthless hobo, and three days in which absolutely nothing else newsworthy has happened..."
* WrongGenreSavvy:
** Kato survives a surprisingly long time, given that he believes he's in an idealistic shonen anime.
** In fact everyone except possibly Gantz is this, with a huge number of characters dying because they think they're immune to death according to genre rules.
* {{Yakuza}}: But they talk as though they are [[TheMafia mobsters from New York]], and they cover both up really badly.
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