Everyone dies and this "alternate existence" as a "copy" of someone else ends and the ball disappears. The sex and the violence all had a hollow, meaningless feel to it. The "villains" all were either too stupid or truly insane enough to not give a crap about their own lives. Most of the conversations in the movie were about the current situation or about the actions the people were doing in the "real world". There was love and defending the weak, and then all of those people get cut down like dogs. There was religious fervor, hardened spirit, and even complete humility. All. cut. down. Is the lesson of this anime that life is futile? Was the author a lowlife, depressed philosopher who happens to be able to draw monsters and gore well? This anime is a far cry from its bretheren in gore: elfen lied, NGEvan, etc. Those used the gore to finalize the lessons they taught, the questions they posed. Are there questions in GANTZ, or just mindless gore from a person pissed off at society? Taskette kudasai!