Flock of Tanakas
Gantz 04x10 -044- chapter cover
Chapter Information
Chapter 44
Page length 16 pages
Release date October 19, 2001 (tankōbon format)
Arc Tanaka Alien Mission Arc
Chapter Guide
Unexpected Developments
Loli Loli

Flock of Tanakas (田中の群, Tanaka no Mure) is the 44th chapter of the Gantz manga, written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku.

Cover PageEdit

Kei Kishimoto is seen lying down wearing the top half of a Gantz suit and gloves while holding onto an X-gun. The only thing she wears besides her Gantz suit is a small bikini.


The chapter begins with Masaru Kato and Masanobu Hojo directly in front of a Tanaka Alien, with several others near as well. Masaru tackles it to the ground and holds it in a tight bear hug before it can unleash its shriek attack, causing it to spasm and shake its head wildly, before he is surrounded by four other aliens, who then immediately attack him with their powerful shrieks, causing his nose to bleed. Masanobu can only look on with a shocked expression, but Kei Kishimoto comes up behind one and holds an X-Gun to its head. Before she can fire it, however, she is blasted back by its shriek. It is at this point that Kayo Sugihara runs off with the Ryota Sugihara.

Masaru is able to crush the Tanaka Alien in his arms, causing the suit to burst open and the true, bird-like body of the Tanaka Alien to exit, which also causes the other aliens to stop their attack. Masaru shakes them off and chases the now fleeing Tanaka Alien in its bird form before it can get more than a few metres away, punching it to the ground. His suit malfunctions however, with a blackish ooze coming from the Gantz suit, at which point the chapter ends.

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

Arc Navigation Edit

Onion Alien Mission Arc Tanaka Alien Mission Arc Buddhist Temple Alien Mission Arc
26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55
5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14
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