Gantz:G, or also previously provisionally titled G-Gantz, is a spin-off manga to Gantz. It has been first announced in the November 2015 issue of Miracle Jump, written by Hiroya Oku and drawn by mangaka Iizuka Keita (author of i.a. Blue Gralia)
The description on the announcement stated, "A shocking work with a fresh, new take on a new 'GANTZ' world!"
It launched in the December issue on November 17th 2015.
Gantz:G appears to be telling an alternate story, with characters resembling or referencing the main characters from the original series placed in a different plot.
The story starts with high school students on a school trip, enjoying karaoke on the school bus to pass time. When it's the turn of a girl called Kei-chan to sing, the bus starts to spin out of control as the bus driver passed out and drives off a bridge.
The students, teachers and bus driver wake up in what seems to be a classroom in an abandoned school building with a Gantz ball in the center. Two boys wearing Gantz suits beneath their casual clothing give the newcomers instructions to the hunting game and advise them to put on the suits when Gantz opens.
Soon after, Gantz plays a melody, opens and announces the target: Beast Alien with the picture of a lion (Characteristics: Strong, Stinks, Eats a lot; Likes: Meat, Humans; Quote: Rawww).
The timer sets to 50 minutes and everyone present gets transferred to the entrance of the Shitano zoo. Of the students, only Kei, Naiki, Kaji and Ikegami took suits and Matsumoto and Sakurai took guns.
Chapter 02 Edit
Upon arriving at Shitano Zoo, the students' teacher suggests they head home. The two veterans explain that within everyone's heads is a bomb, triggered to go off if they leave the premises, meaning the only way to survive is to complete the mission. Ignoring their pleas, the two adults, the teacher and the guide, lead the students off to find a phone. Both adults and some of the students have their heads explode, the rest running back to the safe area.
Naiki suggests that the key to success is to use what is inside the cases. He gathers all those with cases, 6 (Kurona, Naiki, Ikegami, Kaji, Miyazaki, and Morishita), and they decide to put the suits on.
Matsumoto and Sakurai lead some students in another area of the zoo when they are confronted by the Beast Alien...
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