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    phyre is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default My fav characters always die...

    Doesn't it suck...as soon as you start to like a character in gantz they friggin die...so i'm afraid to like any of the characters in gantz now...which kind of ruins the story

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    You have it wrong, that's why the manga/anime kicks ass. You know you don't want them to die, you hope they don't, and Oku just gruesomely has them killed.

    It's great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illuminati
    You have it wrong, that's why the manga/anime kicks ass. You know you don't want them to die, you hope they don't, and Oku just gruesomely has them killed.

    It's great
    My thoughts exactly, something hollywood movies will never dare to do.
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    yup its entirely true.... this is where you will find that there are many characters which will be introduced and you'll find that they give a big help but then its more realistic that way because you will know where the real protagonist is and where the supporting actors are...
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    Yup, I know it sucks. It ticked me off when Kuruno's first friend died and then that one girl he liked. Now later, the old man and the young ESP kid. Wonder who is next...
    Sorrow and pain eat away at my soul yet I embrace them and wait for the end...

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    Default A neccessary evil

    Another thing to note( in case it hasn't been touched on before), is the fact that with every character Kurono encounters, even and especially if they die, it helps to shape Kurono into a better, stronger person. Case in point, if Tae had never died, Kurono would never have thought to ask Gantz about the rewards for acheiving 100 points, and thus would never have found out that he could have brought everyone back.
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    phyre is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Re: A neccessary evil

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithras Deus
    Another thing to note( in case it hasn't been touched on before), is the fact that with every character Kurono encounters, even and especially if they die, it helps to shape Kurono into a better, stronger person. Case in point, if Tae had never died, Kurono would never have thought to ask Gantz about the rewards for acheiving 100 points, and thus would never have found out that he could have brought everyone back.
    Good point but usually a good story has characters that u can connect to and related with. When you keep killing off the characters it ruins the story in almost every good story there are main characters that u follow throughout the story, of course there's always some guest appearances but there's always some main characters.Not to say that killing off main characters is wrong but killing them all off at the same time and swiftly like the budha massacre...thats not cool.

    But Gantz is an exception, because it's still a great manga.

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    Mithras Deus is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Well, agreed that a good story usually, has a good hanful of main characters, but that can have its setbacks. As I'm sure if anyone takes a good number of mangas/ animes/ books/ etc that most ost the time, most of the characters come from the same cookie cutter mold, usually evolve the same way, and even if some events transpire differently, they all usually end up the same. Of course its good to do what's tried and true. But I think what makes Gantz unique is two things, one that it keeps the reader guessing because you can't rest easy with the characters even if they have a great amount of resolve( even Kurono himself almost died in the Buddha massacre even though it could be argued that as the 'main' character he will never die), and also the fact that the author really only has to flesh out Kurono, and to an extent Izumi, he can make them more dynamic, fuller beings. Kurono's growth, especially emotionally, isn't always on the up and up, but it waxes and wanes. Kurono is entirely human, because of the amount of time given to his character, and that in turn, I think makes for a good story in the case of Gantz.Besides the author could do what Akira Toriyama failed to do as he planned, and that was replace the main character with an entirely new one( Gohan was meant to become the new main character). It certainly allows the author more freedom to move about in his world, being as no one is free from the taint of death.

    Wow, this was entirely way too long for a friendly rebuttal. =P
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    Mithras Deus is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Well, agreed that a good story usually, has a good hanful of main characters, but that can have its setbacks. As I'm sure if anyone takes a good number of mangas/ animes/ books/ etc that most ost the time, most of the characters come from the same cookie cutter mold, usually evolve the same way, and even if some events transpire differently, they all usually end up the same. Of course its good to do what's tried and true. But I think what makes Gantz unique is two things, one that it keeps the reader guessing because you can't rest easy with the characters even if they have a great amount of resolve( even Kurono himself almost died in the Buddha massacre even though it could be argued that as the 'main' character he will never die), and also the fact that the author really only has to flesh out Kurono, and to an extent Izumi, he can make them more dynamic, fuller beings. Kurono's growth, especially emotionally, isn't always on the up and up, but it waxes and wanes. Kurono is entirely human, because of the amount of time given to his character, and that in turn, I think makes for a good story in the case of Gantz.Besides the author could do what Akira Toriyama failed to do as he planned, and that was replace the main character with an entirely new one( Gohan was meant to become the new main character). It certainly allows the author more freedom to move about in his world, being as no one is free from the taint of death.

    Wow, this was entirely way too long for a friendly rebuttal. =P
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    Mithras Deus is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Well, agreed that a good story usually, has a good hanful of main characters, but that can have its setbacks. As I'm sure if anyone takes a good number of mangas/ animes/ books/ etc that most ost the time, most of the characters come from the same cookie cutter mold, usually evolve the same way, and even if some events transpire differently, they all usually end up the same. Of course its good to do what's tried and true. But I think what makes Gantz unique is two things, one that it keeps the reader guessing because you can't rest easy with the characters even if they have a great amount of resolve( even Kurono himself almost died in the Buddha massacre even though it could be argued that as the 'main' character he will never die), and also the fact that the author really only has to flesh out Kurono, and to an extent Izumi, he can make them more dynamic, fuller beings. Kurono's growth, especially emotionally, isn't always on the up and up, but it waxes and wanes. Kurono is entirely human, because of the amount of time given to his character, and that in turn, I think makes for a good story in the case of Gantz.Besides the author could do what Akira Toriyama failed to do as he planned, and that was replace the main character with an entirely new one( Gohan was meant to become the new main character). It certainly allows the author more freedom to move about in his world, being as no one is free from the taint of death.

    Wow, this was entirely way too long for a friendly rebuttal. =P
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