Hey and what about Inaba's "This world is the devil's playground"?
I just watched the two chapters.
My feeling is that Sebastian wanted to present Kikuchi an accetable explanation for what's going on, for what we know, due to the Psy powers of Sebastian, the meeting with the old man, the factory and the rest could also be only a stage. It looks like he wanted Kikuchi to go back to Japan, but he is not going, urging for more, so Sebastian said something like : "what do you need as an explanation ? : "matrix?" "devils playground?" what you want ? " And then presented him his powers, showing that life has no value.
Puzzling chapter, and unexpected, I was ready for a cheap explanation but now my respect for Oku raises up again...
ZOMG! I really dont know where the heck I am with this story now... so does anyone think the old man was set to tell Kikuchi about the betting by Sebastian? What is Sebastian's agenda?
Theres alot of stuff to analyse about what Sebastian said, firstly I'd say the stuff he said about the girl being a reciever is believable (although it maybe false and even Sebastian's doing), the Matrix-thing is sketchy, I cant see that being true because Izumi was able to recruit for the Gantz hunts - two parallel worlds like that would not be able to interact in that way (unless Gantz had something to do with it, but Izumi himself chose the date, unless that was set up too).
The playground for a deity thing would be more believable, by saying everything in Gantz (the manga, not the ball or hunts, organisation etc) is an alternate world where it really is a deitie's playground (for Oku, it literally is )
I cant say much for Sebastian's powers as I've only read the translation so far, but yeah, he probably did teach Sakata his powers.
Conclusion - I'd really like to know how much Sebastian is involved in all of this, and if he made the daughter like that, if she gave him ESP, or if all that was just a big fat lie for Kikuchi and something else is going on.
Though the explanation of her being a reciever of an alien race and this resulting in the Gantz programme and organisations is fairly exceptable, the Catastrophe counter is not explained, nor the rule changes, the selective cover-ups, the Seijin (thats the Japanese for aliens who didnt know) invasion and the Big German Gantz Ball.
I would hazard a guess the Gantz tech hailed from the Giant Ball, I'd even say it was an alien ship (as where a guy sits in the Gantz ball is called the "cockpit" in the Gantz Manual) and heck, if we're doing speculation, Sebastian is the alien that came in it. I dont know how to justify the old man's daughter, maybe she really did become a reciever for aliens and summoned Sebastian (who has a deity complex) in his big black ball ship :/
I'm starting to wonder how the Vampires fit into all of this.
Starting, I been there since day one when they appeared.
Originally Posted by Skrymir
Heres something interesting; the Vampires claim to have been around for 200 years, that means 1801-1809. Vampires were named and reported being around before then in popular fiction and folklore, meaning the group of humans that become vampires in that time must have took the name for themselves from the fictional monster based on their new habits from whatever nano-machines (also they would not have known they were nanos at such a time) invaded their bodies.