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玄野 計

あまり他人に関心のなさそうな普通の高校生「玄野計(くろのけい)」は高校からの帰宅途中に駅のホームで小学校時代の友人「加藤勝(かとうまさる)」と共に事故に遭い、GANTZ部屋に転送されてしまう。

 
   

かつての玄野は怖いもの知らずで、どんなことにもチャレンジする子どもだった。

 
   

そんな玄野に憧れを抱き、理想像として目指す事で、強い正義感とリーダーシップを持つ男に成長していた加藤。彼と再会したことで、玄野もまた、強い影響を受ける事になる。

 

GANTZによる数々の過酷なミッションをくぐり抜け、戦闘経験や仲間との関係を通して、玄野はかつての自分を取り戻し、更には未知なる才能「生き残る力」を開花させいく。

 
   

果たして「クロノケイ」は、GANTZの「鍵」となる存在なのか。

奥先生:談

僕の中での、現代の普通の高校生像が玄野のもとになっています。
世の中をちょっとだけ斜めに見ているようなね。
読者からはオタクっぽく思われてるみたいですが、オタクっていうほど何かに執着するタイプではなく、あくまで普通の高校生を想定しています。
それと玄野の携帯電話の着信音は『水戸黄門』です(笑)

KEI KURONO

Kei Kurono is just an ordinary high school student who seems like the type that would prefer to keep to himself.
On the way home from school one day, he got involved in an accident with Masaru Kato, an old friend from elementary school, and was teleported to the GANTZ room.

As a child, Kurono was fearless, and took on any challenges presented to him without a second thought.

Kato saw Kurono’s way of living as in ideal model, and grew to that accord, having a strong sense of justice and leadership. When Kurono reunited with Kato again, he realized how Kato tried to live, and was influenced, in turn.

While completing insane missions, one-after-another, Kurono is able to take back what he used to be, applying his abilities learned through both combat experience and leading those around him, unleashing his hitherto unrealized potential, and survival abilities.

Is Kei Kurono really a key person for GANTZ?

---- Oku-sensei’s comment:

Kurono was based on my personal image of ordinary high school students.
Just a student that has a cynical view of society, you know?
At first glance, he might appear to be an otaku of sorts, but the thing is, he doesn’t really stick to or follow anything closely enough, or seriously enough, to be considered an otaku.
He’s just your everyday, ordinary, high school student.
By the way, his phone’s ring ton is “Mito Komon.” (laughs)