CHARACTER

ENGLISH

西 丈一郎

父親の浮気が原因で母親が自殺、その母親の後を追ってマンションから飛び降りGANTZ部屋へ転送された。

戦いの間はずっとステルスで隠れ、戦闘を回避して逃げ伸びて、最後に点数だけ横取りする、という戦法を取り玄野加藤がGANTZ部屋に転送される一年前から、ミッションを生き延びてきていた。
カタストロフに関する発言しかり、西はかなりGANTZについて深い知識を持っていたと考えられる。

「法律なンて、所詮人間が作ったもンだッ」
「世界で一番の力を持てばそんな価値」
「意味がなくなるッ」
と実の父にいきまいていた。
西はカタストロフという自体を通じて、「この世の最高権力者」になろうとしていたのかもしれない。

そんな思想の性もあってか通っている中学校では浮いた存在であり、そこから世間を賑わせる重大な事件に発展する。

しかし、その中でも西に好意を寄せていた女子生徒だけは助けたり、西の心の奥に隠れている優しさを垣間見えるシーンは作中に多数登場する。

奥先生:談

ひとりだけ、ガンツに関する情報をある程度持ってるヤツを配置しておこうと、はじめから意識していた登場人物です。
それが、中学生離れした中学生だったら、キャラクターも立つんじゃないかと!

JOHICHIRO NISHI

Nishi’s mother committed suicide following finding out about her husband’s affair, and Nishi decided to follow his mother by taking a last dive out of their condo, in a tall building.

His tactic during fights is simple: Stealthily hide.
He utilizes this, and is able to escape from all battles unharmed, meanwhile racking up the points he didn’t deserve for being a non-contributor.
He’d been using this exact strategy since over a year before Kurono and Kato were teleported to the GANTZ room.  Given his comment on the the “catastrophe,” Nishi seems to have pretty profound knowledge about GANTZ.

Nishi was once telling to his dad,
“Laws are nothing but something made by humans; if I had all the power in the world, all of those laws would become completely pointless!”
In a way, along with the
“catastrophe,”
he tried to be one of the most influential people in the world.

His once very isolated and unique way of thinking would later develop into something so influential that it might shake the very world with its importance.

However, there are also many scenes showing his usually hidden kindness, springing from deep down inside his heart, such as helping a schoolgirl who had some feelings for him.

--- Oku-sensei’s comment:

This is a character who I wanted to possess some information about the GANTZ — that only he knew — and I knew I wanted someone like this from the beginning.
I knew if I made him feel like a real junior high school student that somehow could exceed the ability of an actual junior high school student, that this character would really take off well!