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加藤 勝

玄野計(くろのけい)とともに「電車にアタック」してGANTZ部屋の一員となった男。

両親に先立たれた彼は、いつも弟の「歩(あゆむ)」のことを気にかけている優しい面と、曲がった事は許せない、誰よりも強い正義感を併せ持つ。

その立派な体躯やキッパリとした言動とは裏腹に、実は絶対の自信があるわけではなく、大きな挑戦の前には足元がガクガクと震えている一面も。そういった恐怖心を克服して、困難に立ち向かう本当の「勇気」を持っている。

小学校時代、いつも行動を共にしていた親友・玄野の、恐れを知らぬ行動力への憧れが今の加藤の生き方に強い影響を与えているようだ。

奥先生:談

玄野が普通の高校生なら、加藤は僕の理想の高校生像です。
「なんで俺がこんな目に」って嫌がりながらも戦う辛さとか、それでもスゴイことをやっちゃうあたりは『ダイハード』シリーズのジョン・マクレーンの影響かも。
加藤が死ぬのは、初めから決めていました。「途中で玄野以外全員死ぬ」と決めていましたしね。

MASARU KATO

Kato’s become a member of the GANTZ room after being the one that gets crashed-into by a train, along with Kei Kurono.

Kato’s parents actually died before he did.
He has quite a sweet, caring side, taking care of his brother, Ayumu, and a sense of justice stronger than anyone else — wrongness and wrong doing can simply not be forgiven by him.

Despite his imposing stature and strength, he’s actually not all that confident in himself, and there is actually a scene that has him shaking in his boots before a big challenge.
However, he has the real “courage” to overcome such fear, and go face hardships and difficulties.

He used to always hang out and go along with Kurono back in elementary school.
Idealizing Kurono’s fearlessness still has a strong impact on the way that Kato lives his life now.

---- Oku-sensei’s comment:

If Kurono is the ordinary high school student, then Kato is reflects sort of the ideal high school student, in my mind.
I think I might have been influenced by John McClane from the Die Hard series.
For example, Kato might feel regret in that he has to fight against his will, and might think, “Why does it always gotta be me involved in this?” but he’ll actually wind up succeeding.
I had the idea of how and where I’d have Kato killed in the story from the beginning.
I was also originally planning that, “Everyone but Kurono dies somewhere in the story.”