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岸本 恵

GANTZ部屋に全裸で衝撃的に転送されてきた岸本。
その理由は自宅の風呂場において、カミソリで自らの手首を切って自殺を図ったためだった。

成績優秀、学校でも真面目で通っていた岸本は、母親に多大な期待をかけられていた。
特に妹は、姉とは違い頭も悪かったため、よけいに岸本にプレッシャーがかかってくる。
だがその少女の心にその期待は大きすぎた。

しかし、病院に運ばれ一命を取り留めていた岸本。
GANTZの早とちりによりGANTZ部屋の岸本はコピーだったことが判明する。

もともとケンカなど経験したことなどない女の子でありGANTZ部屋の住人としての能力値も決して高くは無いが、愛する加藤を守るために自らを奮い立たせ行動させる。
そして最後は自らの身を犠牲にしてまでも・・・。

奥先生:談

岸本は死ぬ予定が最初から明確にあったわけではなくて、単純に華を添えるヒロインとして考えていました。
死に方に関しては、担当さんも「こんなに早く殺しちゃっていいの?」って言ってたんですけど、その辺りは即興で描いてましたからね。
加藤の死が見えた段階で、「セットで岸本が死ぬしかないな」と考えて。

KEI KISHIMOTO

Surprisingly, the young woman Kishimoto was teleported into the game completely naked; this was because she was attempting to commit suicide in the bath by cutting her wrists as she was teleported.

Everyone, but especially her mother, expected incredible success in the future for Kishimoto, because she was an amazingly diligent straight-A student at school.
Her younger sister was hardly the student that she was, and the lack of any expectation on her made Kishimoto feel twice the weight on her shoulders, and eventually, the expectation was more than her soul could bear.

However, Kishimoto managed to escape death by making it to a hospital at the last minute; the GANTZ actually rushed its decision and decided to prematurely bring Kishimoto’s copy into the game, thinking that she was dead.

Seeing that she’d never been in a fight, and had zero survival skills, it could be said that she was the weakest of the all the people in the room with the GANTZ.
However, she motivated herself by making it her duty to do whatever it took to protect her beloved Kato, even if it meant sacrificing herself in the process.

--- Oku-sensei’s comment:

It wasn’t clear whether or not Kishimoto was dead from the get-go. I simply thought I’d add her to the story as a sort of colorful heroine to spice things up.
Regarding her death: One of my staff members said, ‘Is it really okay to have her die this early on?” but I just continued writing without really planning that part.
At the point where I could see Kato’s death, it made me think, “They have to die as a set.”