|Page length||18 pages|
|Release date||May 19, 2004 (tankōbon format)|
|Arc||Dinosaur Alien Mission Arc|
Father's Back (父の背中, Chichi no Senaka) is the 143th chapter of the Gantz manga, written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku.
Reika Shimohira is seen naked and on her knees while bending over forwards, her long hair obscuring her nipples from view. Her elbows and knees onwards are out of view.
The chapter begins with Takashi, Masaru and Haruko Otani running away from a Raptor Alien before Masaru tells Haruko to take their son and run. Haruko does so while telling him that he'd better not die. Masaru manages to grab hold of the alien's neck, preventing it from biting him, though he still receives deep wounds on his sides from its claws. The alien then begins bashing him on the ground and wonders into the road before the two of them are hit by a car, though the drivers are unable to actually see them.
Meanwhile, at the museum, Yoshikazu Suzuki tosses the headless Brachiosaurus Alien using the immense strength given to him by his Gantz suit, the alien hitting the ground before Kei Kurono shoots of the rest of his neck with his X-Gun. The alien doesn't die, however, instead falling to the ground and sweeping at the two of them using its long tail.
Outside of the museum, only one Raptor Alien remains, the rest killed by Hiroto Sakurai, Kenzo Sakata and Daizaemon Kaze. Yujiro Kato tells Hiroto to kill it quickly but is cut in half by the alien's tail whip before Hiroto can do so. Hiroto then proceeds to crush the alien's heart, at which point the chapter ends.
Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit
- Reika Shimohira (cover only)
- Takashi Otani
- Masaru Otani
- Haruko Otani
- Utahraptor Aliens
- Driver By's
- Yoshikazu Suzuki
- Brachiosaurus Aliens
- Kei Kurono
- Yujiro Kato
- Toshiki Yuki (remains)
- Miki Oyama
- Hiroto Sakurai
- Kenzo Sakata
- Nathan Rich
- Michael Combs
- Sean Lewis
- Bob Morris
- Daizaemon Kaze
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