Gantz equipment from the manual
Ok, this is my first thread here, so be gentle
Ive recently ran into the RAW Gantz Manual and Ive been able to translate some of the stuff written in the Gantz Mechanics part of the comic section. Alot was already known to us, but heres waht Ive found out for newbs or peeps who are interested.
X-Rifle = Actually called the X-Shotgun, the word after X was like tsuyosutogun, which seems to me more like "Shotgun" than rifle.
X Gun - same
Y Gun - same
The Suit, Sword and Bike were translated as this, with Gantz infront of all three. The Controller is the actual name of the hand-held device used by hunters.
I was able to translate quite a bit on the controller as there was a few arrows pointing to parts calling what the buttons and stuff were. The things named were-
- Antenna (the two little sticks pointing out the side not linked to the Wrist Band, the wrist launcher. I couldnt make out exactly what its linked to, but I expect the controllers are linked Gantz somehow)
-Display - aka the screen
-Control Stick - the big button on the side is actually a thumb stick given the name. Conjecture - I expect the stick is used to the select between the 3 modes, as there is a white circle surrounding the stick split in 3 parts, for stealth, map and timer probably. Clicking on the stick would turn stealth on and off from its own menu screen.
- Button - the start and select buttons. Conjecture - I expect pressing either brings up a selection menu for the 3 modes, then using the control stick to select, pressing one again will activate the display. Clicking on the stick as said above would change stealth to on and off.
Coming soon - More on the Gantz Suit and the Gantz's ball itself, which I translated as actually being called Gantz Orb (the word following gantz was definetely based around the "o" sound, so it makes sense it would be orb ratehr than ball.
The Gantz Suit
Couldnt really get much from this, except the caps are referred to as Meters (probably from the little person on the ones seen in early volumes). As seen in the anime in the Onion hunt, there are bars next to the person that change when the strength is used.
And before anyone complains, this was taken from the comic mechanics of the suit.
Other than that, the page discusses about custom size and how its through the Boots that massive jumps can be survived without falling damage, ie, stuff we already know.
The Gantz Orb
Conjecture - Interestingly, a similar symbol to the Japanese word for King (o) was used next to the word Gantz for the Orb's name. Im not big on all the Japanese language but Orb could be read as Throne I expect.
The only things really marked that I could read were the racks being called Gun Racks and Suit Rack, whilst the actual chair that Gantz sits in is called the Cockpit.
Mass Conjecture - Theres so much I could say about the cockpit and the fact the ball has the word Gantz infront of it, seeming to me that the Ball is merely a piece of equipment such as the suits and weapons and that the real thing in control is the guy in the ball. Of course, Gantz might be the name of the hunter team themselves, thus stuff being called Gantz Suit and Gantz Bike.
Thats all Please discuss.
Lemme guess, you only know how to read phonetic symbols and not kanji, right? Isn't there a scan of the GANTZ Manual around here somewhere?
On a side note, from videos I've seen of the GANTZ PS2 game, it's definitely called X-Rifle in the game. See here:
YouTube - Gantz Game ps2
"X-らイフル" once again does GANTZ's ridiculous habit of mixing hiragana and katakana so if you think about it in terms of capital and lowercase letters it's something like "X-raIFURU"
Touche. However, the manual is more canon than the game (that has the bike as a 100 point reward). And it isnt called the X Raifuru (or uses those symbols you posted) in the manual.
As a side, some people cant even read the phonetic symbols and I said in my first post that this is something that noobs can read, so as from the tone of your post, dont treat me like an idiot, thanks.
We talk about the video game in the gantz FAQ thread (i am here of course not trying to say that you should have gone through it...) it's probably been sent back a few pages, but its there... also the game seems to feature the bike as a 100 point weapon - which the general consensus based on the manga considers wrong. The retarded net trap of the video game was also noted. And well there is "omnislash" mode of the Katana, which obviously isn't inbuilt in the manga... and isn't performed by Kurono at any point, either. Still, good Jap going there... things would go faster if you worked with Ikari... That said - first look I had at this thread. Good going man. Keep at it.
Originally Posted by russ869
Ikari's thread was so good, even Shin-Sama could not find anything to say against it.
Originally Posted by Popothepenguin
Originally Posted by Shin_Igami
Some stuff I missed (read - forgot to post earlier):
The Gantz Sword handle is referred to as the "Grip" (small I know) and the Bike has a "Console" noted as the screens in it. Just what the Console does I couldnt translate for the above noted reason, so if anyone can help with that, much appreciation is this way.
Ha ha! No kidding. I should probably grab one at Kinukuniya one of these days...
Originally Posted by ikari
Bumped cos of new stuff...
The xgun and xshotgun do as noted by someone a few days ago, use compressed energy as their ammo. I couldnt read all of the details, but for conjecture-
It seems they fire the small energy mass painlessy into somethings structure, then the energy expands and decompresses, crushing its surroundings until it explodes outwards. Think putting an egg in a microwave without pricking it first.
Now to address the xgun vs xshotgun damage argument. Well, the xshotgun has a sliding action but dont the weapons never run out of ammo? This is pure conjecture again but-
I'd guess the slide-action pumps more power into an attack, whilst not using it before hand makes a regular xgun powered attack.
The xshotgun page also shows how the scope can be swivelled to either side of the weapon for either eye to use. There is a picture of Kurono from the Chibi mission holding two xshotguns, where the scopes are pointing to each other. Basically, theyre not all set to the one side.
The xgun page makes note of something on its rear. The phonetics read "taiyaru" and "control" (Kontororu) is mentioned some time before it. Any help in clarifying what this is, much appreciated.
Next, the ygun. This makes note that it fires 3 "laser anchors" connected by "ropes" (actual term used). This following bit is conjecture too (even the name laser anchor Im not sure of, it was written as "reza anka"), but -
It seems that the laser anchors fired when set in the ground act as a laser designation system for the target to be sent on the weapon's next use. By using the lock-on feature as shown by Kato, it is proven that it is not the case that one trigger uses the rope and the other sends. The action is the same as the xweaponry. The ygun also fires the anchors as shells, "blow back" is mentioned, I'm rusty on my weaponry action knowledge but it seems there is probably recoil from using this.
The Gantz Suit page talks about how the Suit supports the body and assists it, and via jumping, the Suit boosts its legs for a x10 length jump and fires gas from the boots on landing to cushion the blow (ie, stuff we already knew).
Coming soon will be stuff on the Bike, Sword, Controller and Gantz Sphere itself.
Are you able to load any of the pages you're translating by any chance too?
Good stuff Ikari keep the info coming!
don't listen to those other guys, i think your doing a good job.