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桜丘 聖

免許を取得して初めてのドライブでスピードを出しすぎたため峠のカーブを曲がりきれず、転落死。
GANTZ部屋に転送される。

「アイツ倒したらちょッとはあたしに惚れる・・・?」


一見気が強そうに見え近寄りがたい雰囲気だが、年下のカワイイ男の子の泣き顔にキュンとしてしまうなど、実は母性本能が強い。
事故からGANTZ部屋転送という非現実的な状況の中で、玄野の涙だけが唯一、生命の実感を得られるよりどころだったのかもしれない。
最初は戸惑いながらも玄野を受け入れ、彼のはじめてのセックスの相手となる。
その後、玄野の想いが自分には向いていないと判明しても彼を守るためにけなげに戦った。

はじめてのミッションが羅鼎院でのあばれんぼう星人・おこりんぼう星人との過酷な戦いだったが、岸本の死に直面し暴走する玄野をサポートするため躊躇なく仏像星人の群れに突っ込んで行き、超人的な実力をみせた。
惚れた男のためなら、例え火の中、水の中、彼女は意外と“尽くす”タイプの女性なのかもしれない。

千手観音の強酸攻撃をはねかえし、逆に再生不可能なダメージを与えた聖は、勝利と玄野との未来を確信するが、最後の一手を撃ち込む直前、不意のレーザー攻撃に貫かれて絶命してしまう。
しかし、千手観音の再生の手段を封じた彼女の活躍がなければ、玄野たちはこのミッションで全滅していたかもしれない。

奥先生:談

映画「トゥームレイダー」の予告を観て「アンジェリーナ・ジョリー、カッコいいなぁ」と、部屋にポスターを貼るぐらい憧れていたんですよ。
そてでもう出すしかないと。
映画の本編観たら「何だコレ!?」でしたけど(笑)。
最初はそのぐらいしか考えてなかったんですが、結構重要なキャラクターになりましたね。

SEI SAKURAOKA

Right after receiving her driver’s license, she headed out on a motorcycle and rode a little too fast on the hills; she couldn’t successfully negotiate a curve, and shot off a cliff, perishing in the process.
She was subsequently teleported to the GANTZ room.

“Maybe if I beat that guy, he’ll wind up finding me a little more attractive?”


While Sei might come across as tough and unapproachable, her maternal instincts become immediately evident when she encounters a crying young man.
She finally realized the meaning of life — her life — in this completely surreal situation of being teleported from her accident to the GANTZ room, by seeing Kurono shed tears; it was at this moment that her existence was affirmed within herself.
She begrudgingly accepted Kurono’s presence at first, but things evolved and she wound up becoming Kurono’s first sexual experience.
Even though Kurono never wound up falling in love with her, she still found on and bravely fought to protect him.

Her first mission was the insane battle with Violent Alien and Tempered Alien at Ratei-temple.
While Kishimoto was facing her imminent death, Sei’s inner superhuman potential and strength really shone through as she crashed herself into a group of Buddha Statue Aliens, obliterating them, and saving Kurono.
She’s truly a devoted woman; she do whatever it takes, come hell or high water, to save those she loves.

Sei caused a critical amount of damage to the Thousand-Armed Kannon Alien, which stopped the Alien’s Regeneration ability, fighting off its strong acid attacks the whole time.
She was certain that she’d be victorious and she and Kurono would live to see another day, but was pierced by a high-energy laser attack just a moment sooner, and died.
Had Sei not suppressed the Regenerative ability of the alien, Kurono and the other members might have been killed off; they truly owed her and she was a hero.

---- Oku-sensei’s comment:

After watching a trailer of Tomb Raider, I thought that Angelina Jolie was really cool, and even put up a poster of hers in my room.
Even though I could only think, “The hell did I just watch?” after I saw the movie, I was inspired to make a similar character.
Initially, I wasn’t pouring too much into Sei, but she wound up ultimately becoming quite an important character.