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    uwafinance is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default What GANTZ is according to my imagination

    I think GANTZ is the system that the creator of this world (God) has created in order to maintain the purity of earth's species.

    the term "God" refers to a group of alien which had created and monitored the evolution of human kind since the stone age as their experiment or something. And for what ever reason, they have left our world, so Gantz was constructed as an automatic system to monitor the evolution of human kind.

    the thing(human like) which are sitting in the black ball are something like AI which can think rationally but more like machines rather than humans, this is the reason why they work and response so straight forward.

    Moreover, i believe that there are many machines orbiting around the world working for the following purposes.
    - choose who to enter the room
    - monitoring gantzer (bomb in the head and limiting the battle area)
    - transfering gantzer, weapons, and what ever
    - shoot to the ground when someone press the trigger of the pancake gun
    - creating weapons, suites, bikes, mecha


    **** What are the aliens ****
    i think they are not all aliens but some of them are ancient creatures as we can see that many of them take the final form of lizard like.

    Anyone have more to add please feel free

    sorry for my stupid english writing skill

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    I wonder if the name Gantz comes from German. Since the there is one word in German that is pronounced exactly and spelled almost the same.

    The word is ganz. English people would pronounce it gahn-z
    In german you pronounce it Gan - tz.

    The word ganz means really. Here are two examples.

    Das ist ganz toll. Es ist ganz machtig.
    That is really great. It is really powerful.

    So maybe Gantz is not the full name. Maybe it is a joke nickname it gave to itself. Lets say someone asks what gantz is, one person would say really strange, or really lazy etc.

    Maybe I am looking in too deep but with Gantz childish nature and odd humor along with possible origins from Germany. It may not seem to far fetch.

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    ^ Sometime ago, a few weeks, I came across a French site that claimed the name "Gantz" was derived from an earlier series or something of that sort (maybe sentai or tokusatsu), in which there was a robot, who'd give points to the protagonists at the end of each mission. If true, "Gantz" should also be a nickname.
    If you wanna have a go at it: Gantz Otaku { Special Report / Gantz }
    There were some other interesting pieces of information there (all, or at least a good deal of, extract from the Gantz Manual - such a useful little thing!)
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    i think gantz is a playstation4 prototype.

    for the name "gantz" i imagine must have been give by someone on the izumi/nishi team era, if that makes any sense.

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    The german word "ganz" means more than just really.

    It can also mean "all", "complete", "intact".


    I also doubt that that's where the name is from.
    As far as I can remember the ball never said "hi there, I am gantz", so it could just be a name given by a player.
    "For Feanor was made the mightiest in all parts of body and mind, in valour, in endurance, in beauty, in understanding, in skill, in strength and subtlety alike, of all the Children of Illuvatar, and a bright flame was in him"

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    Going through the first post...

    The God reference makes alot of sense, especially when you read that extract in all the collected volumes about "the word" and "the light". Also theres "Heaven's door" mentioned in the main manga. Monitoring Human evolution makes little sense, theres nothing to prove or disproove it but I couldnt see Gantz doing that. Although many people develop when they enter the Gantz hunts so there might be something in it.

    The man in the ball does not think straight forwrd and acts machine-like at all in my opinion. Gantz seems possessed more of a cruel and quite calculating intellect in my opinion. Although, again, you could be right with this.

    The other machines...
    -one that teleports the dead and hunters at a hunts end to transfer it back to Gantz could exist.
    -I figured Gantz itself monitored them, but you could be right.
    -The H-Gun could be just a gravity manipulation weapon, though it could be a satellite doing it. The only way to prove which it is will be when someone shoots a H-Gun in a place with a ceiling and see whether the blast shoots through it or not.
    -I believe the ball itself creates the equipment with nano-machinery, explaining why the drawers fit in with the man, that they only are created when its time to give them out, so the sides and rear shoot out as the man inside pushes out the newly created drawers. The best way I can explain this tech is by comparing it to the Gantz Sword, that creates the blade, as we have seen the blade as way too big to be hidden inside the blade and pop out.

    The aliens could be a mix of space creatures and terrestrial monsters. So far though, we know the Buddhist statues were space creatures as 1000 arms referred to us humans as "earthlings" when it learned to speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duststorm View Post
    I wonder if the name Gantz comes from German. Since the there is one word in German that is pronounced exactly and spelled almost the same.

    The word is ganz. English people would pronounce it gahn-z
    In german you pronounce it Gan - tz.

    The word ganz means really. Here are two examples.

    Das ist ganz toll. Es ist ganz machtig.
    That is really great. It is really powerful.

    So maybe Gantz is not the full name. Maybe it is a joke nickname it gave to itself. Lets say someone asks what gantz is, one person would say really strange, or really lazy etc.

    Maybe I am looking in too deep but with Gantz childish nature and odd humor along with possible origins from Germany. It may not seem to far fetch.

    Oku... Could you finish Chapter 270 please?


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    Quote Originally Posted by uwafinance View Post
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    See, thia is the kind of thread you get when theres a delay in releasing the chapters. Oku, PLEASE HURRY!!!

    For all we know Gantz is an alien himself...or they are aliens themselves, since theres speculation that there are probably more than one Gantz ball as opposed to a single ball that travels all over the world.

    He's just a racist (or alienist???) who doesn't like races other than his own but can stand humans to a degree. As a result he uses humans to get rid of the other aliens on the planet so that he can be the only one. He gives them a "new life" and advanced technology to commit genocide on all of the other alien races currently on earth.

    Gantz is Hitler and the hunters are his goose-stepping soldiers. Thats why the ball in Germany seemed so huge (at least it did to me). Hitler is in that ball. Yes, Adolph was an alien. He faked his death and decided to go home to get some advanced tech. When he came back he decided to leave the Jews, black and Jehovah's Witnesses alone and concentrate on other alien species that came to earth.

    Of course I'm just spouting crap but now that I think about it all of what I have just said is somewhat plausible.

    ***Damn it!!! I could have mae this another thread lol***

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    The thing is looking at it, Gantz foes practice genocide to get the job done. He even gave points to Inaba for breeding with an alien (breeding aliens out is a viable option?). Anyways, I have some questions that probably will never be answered, but still...

    Ga-N-Tsu are the symbols used to spell Gantz's Japanese name. What does this word or group of words translate as? The actual symbols can be seen on 263's colour cover with Katou on it.

    The vampires seemed shocked when the Oni Boss was using all the Oni. This seems to me that this huge number was the first time that an entire race of aliens participated in a hunt based on the vampires knowledge and dialogue, does this show aliens actually fight as a family or a team in the Gantz hunts?

    When Nishi said to Izumi in the train they should leave the hunts to the other teams, Izumi said he wanted to show how great Japan is. This suggests that someone is keeping tabs on the hunts/scores of all the teams. Its pretty much argued that Gantz is doing more than merely kill aliens, but what is keeping track/watching the hunts?

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    263 color cover?
    Well, about the meaning... I don't ever recal seing Gantz being written in kanji, only in katakana. If you don't know the difference, allow me to explain. In japanese we have three types of writing, hiragana (we could say, basic syllables), katakana (also basic syllables, but used for foreign words and a possibly a few things more) and finally, kanji (which contrary to only being syllables, are actually ideas and have different pronounciation possibilites depending on the other ideas attached to it).

    About the hunt, it's already been theorized somewhere else that Gantz would choose the night of the missions based on whether he has found a concentration of aliens of the same race - most likely all of them - in the radius of a square km. For instance, if he just wanted the Oni boss dead, he could've send them on a mission at any time.
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