im sure its a bit of both. I think theres a little room with a cubicle in every city and some random person is payed to sit there and watch each mission through a monitor(probably thinking theyre watching a game show or something) and give feedback to everyone and draw a little scetch for each person, this then gets sent somewhere to get filtered to make it sound like gantz. example: Kato is always getting hurt. Gantz filter: Goddamn it Kato why you always dying lol.
Gantz is a computer operating system controlled by humans.
So, I'll go with the closest answer, which is = A.I.
The Gantzman does sort of seem barely human.... I think if he ever was born a human something must have happened to him to make him ready to control the sphere. Some sort of crazy science experiment that dulls your emotions and also makes you go bald (not necessarily a bad thing. If you're going to run around naked for the rest of your life, baldness suits you. Just imagine the Gantzman with hair... weird).
Gantz is too funny to be heavily A.I. It's like the minds of the people in them having been living on the streets for too long, before being turning into naked space monkeys.
They was one character whose main purpose was she was a hot actress/model.
Gantz called her Titz or some such, and I just loved the damn nicknames.
Gantz = Dyslexic, Drunk, Stephen Hawkings typing with a m0nkey in his lap. Bad keyz.
Plus that who Dog or panda joke, I loved that too. And the Dog's and Panda knew they were being mocked?
HATED, the Damn bird robot thing with the granny and the kid. I wanted to cry. Still it's interesting cause the serious doesn't let you sit without considering what you are reading. Are you going to accept this? This is a story, this is the turn, will you follow a story for the sake of a story? I'm not sure I approve of decisions, Maybe they are being radical/ridiculous/extreme at times because controversy gets more discussion or attention?
Damn, I miss the Lara Croft/Angelina Jolie look alike. She was the only one who was like, Wow. Yes. Damn Monkey shrine. Buddha etc. Die for you? Gun's and Roses. That whole massacre was painful. I've read real war history books that were less painful to read.
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What do you think is too "radical/ridiculous/extreme" in terms of being controversial?
I think it was Kishimoto that Gantz kept calling Titz or Big Titz or whatever other variation. My favorite part was the little comments he made if a character scored 0 points by the end of the mission.
~ Like that Buddha shrine. Man that pisses me off! It's the only one where I can feel like "here read this" and still convey the range of emotion and struggle the series explores without feeling they went too far. (At least I think. I was so pissed or depressed, I haven't re-read it. Since reading it again after the series finished that arc.) My God, reading it, taking it in, all at once....it's psychotic. = It goes from alien "confusion" to a self adsorbed bad ass where everyone is interesting TOO! ...to please no more emotional suffering of loss... My gut can't take it anymore. If you could vomit from sadness I might at this point. But it is an empty pitted sensation. Or is it a stagnant /fish tank airless sensation? Emotionally like the dry heaves from running too far, too hard, without water or moist food and you have to stop cause your body is overpowering your will to continue with every thought.)
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The suffering/deaths (especially towards the beginning) were why I liked the manga a lot. It was different to most of the others I'd read, and more importantly I thought it handled it pretty well for what it was. A lot of the nudity and stuff was over the top. Kishimoto made no sense as a character. Over time it got better at handling sex/nudity and they toned down a little on the main character deaths, though we've still had a few major ones. Character deaths are supposed to be emotional. The only one that I thought was absolute bullshit at this point was Katou's death. That was cheap. (Okay also Kishimoto's and Anzu's, but they both had it coming in some shape or form anyway!).
Still, I never got as emotional about it as you did. I tend to enjoy things with dark atmospheres, in some strange way. That 'empty' sensation if we're talking about the same thing is compelling to me.
Damn Damura you sound pretty cold lol.
But I do agree with the character deaths, they made Gantz stand a lot because i've never seen that much people die in a series before. I would like for that to come back but at this point in the manga, I think i'm too attached to the characters right now and would be really sad if they died because they have good morals in needing to stay alive.
There's heaps of characters that I'd like to see brought back to life. I don't really want any of the surviving characters to die either, since I think that most of them have something to offer.. on the other hand if there aren't any casualties Katastrophe is just going to be one big anti-climax.
I'm liking where the story is going atm. And it looks like Oku is toying a little bit more with consequences that are possibly worse than death. Cherry's a good indication...
^I definitely agree. The deaths worked because the characters were popular to a certain degree.
Regarding Gantz's nature, I was wondering if it's possible that it's alien technology stolen (& then mass-produced) by humans at some point.