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    Quote Originally Posted by zhabin
    that he's a 15(or is it 16?) year old lucky bastard who gets to do older and hot (well if they were real they would most likely be hot/sexy) women?
    *waits for the reality of that to kick in*

    Sigil, what is it about the sex that makes it so interesting? The jollies you get reading it, or the jollies you get living vicariously through the character?

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    its all about the brain, my friend, psychology.

    a fine way to analyse the characters, is their sex life. no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by siGil
    its all about the brain, my friend, psychology.

    a fine way to analyse the characters, is their sex life. no?
    MEN?! ANALYZING?! ANALYZING SEX?!



    So a character that would sacrifice themselves for those they love, for example, would be what, good in bed, or a sexual predator, possibly someone that passes out during the sex? I don't think such a delicate process of ...

    analyzing sex could be applied to manga. Generally speaking, sure, but manga?

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    Ahh the pancake bunny picture. I love that one.

    As for understanding the character through his sexual habits, I hardly doubt the mangaka put that much though into it. I suggest you discontinue that venue because the random sex is just that, random.
    Dear cousin choppitychop89, you were a good relative, though I hardly knew ye.

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    That picture made me laugh my ass off!

    Personally I think the sex is for the most part, like the violence, gratuitous. However, I'm the kind of person who thinks of gratuitous sex and violence as an asset as opposed to a liability or the main attraction so I'd still read the manga if the sex and violence was removed though I enjoy it slightly more because those things are there.

    Oh... and uh... it adds realism... or something.

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    I think the violence enhances the feeling of desparation for the characters. You see cowering victims next to severed limbs, so it's a good contrast between what they want and what they got.

    The sex is harder to explain as an element of the story. But, I think it does help give an insight into Kurono's mind. The thing with him imagining Kishimoto showed how he was still fairly selfish, looking at her as just as much a sex objects as a companion. It wasn't till later that he changed and thought of her more as a friend first.
    On the other hand, with Tae, I think the sex with her set up his internal conflict. Was he interested in her, did he care at all, or was she just a convenient sex-buddy? When she dies, he realizes he really did care for her, so the internal conflict makes it that much harder on him.

    But while the violence certainly has a definite need for a visual element, sex can be protrayed without quite so graphic elements. (Sometimes, it's more effective that way.) So, yeah, some of the sexual elements are certainly there to appeal to the "OMGBOOBIES!" factor, but it's not like they don't serve some literary purpose in the overall plot.

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    I'm sad to say that the violence and sex in Gantz doesn't even make me flinch. I've seen far worse in other works. Personally I enjoy Gantz because I like stories where we are introduced to a series of characters and they die one by one. Gantz is like the ultimate premise to offer that kind of story (I'm a big fan of say, the Alien movies, or Jurassic Park, Battle Royale, etc.). To me, it's all about the characters and the action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jealousy
    Kishimoto didn't sleep with anyone and she died a fantastical death. But Kei's been around a few times and he's still alive. I guess when you're the main character it doesn't really apply to you...

    The authour is targetting an older male audience with Gantz, since the female nudity is plentiful but the moment we get some man-ass in there he censors the junk. Maybe it would make his male fans "uncomfortable". Aww, pwor bwabiez.

    In 194 you see the little "Muscle Rider" kid (can't remember his name) with only the top of his super suit on... >.>;

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    In 194 you see the little "Muscle Rider" kid (can't remember his name) with only the top of his super suit on... >.>;
    There's nothing sexual about a naked little kid. You see it all the time on TV, like with baby commercials.

    The Gantz author just likes to have realism in his manga, that's all.

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    I think there's IS a reason why that there are sex scene in it. Not all the sex in the manga is nessary but most of them do serve a part in the manga. We look at the world of Gantz through Kurono's mind and most of the sex scenes involvin Kurono durin the course of the manga helps us understand his emotions and how his mind evolves. If u recall at the beginin of the manga wen Kurono was lookin at porn book (I fink its a porn book) in the station. This shows that, in the beginin, Kurono is a very horny guy who cares alot about sex and none of love. But over the emotional challenges throughout events, like the death of that big tits girl (I DONT KNOW UR NAME JUST SHUT UP!), the death of that other girl (the Lara-Croft-Look-A-Like), and the emotional lost of Tae, Kurono has became very emotional. My point can be proven when Kurono turned down that F-cup high school hottie for Tae, whom he became very attach to. The losts of the one Kurono used to love motivates Kurono to fight for his life, gives him the will to live. In the end, Kurono cares more for emotional comfort rather than sexual needs.

    Ask questions about my idea if you guys have other thoughts.

 

 
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