|Page length||18 pages|
|Release date||August 19, 2003 (tankōbon format)|
|Arc||Shorty Alien Mission Arc|
Growth (なりゆき, Nariyuki) is the 108th chapter of the Gantz manga, written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku.
An upward looking Kei Kurono is seen, bare chested and looking upwards with a determined and somewhat intimidating stare.
The chapter begins with the death of the Surviving Shorty Alien at the hands of Kei Kurono, who blew it to pieces using his X-Pistol. Moments after doing so, however, an SAT member asks Kurono what he just did, temporarily terrifying him as he believes that he is going to be killed by Gantz, however, the man dies moments later, and the remaining officers are left to lament over the massive casualties they sustained at the hands of the alien.
Time passes and Kurono explains what happened after the Shorty Alien incident. There were only three survivors from Kurono's class; Kurono himself, Tae Kojima who Kurono had gotten to know recently, and Shion Izumi who was sent to the hospital, presumably due to the broken arm he sustained when fighting the Shorty Alien. The three of them were put in separate classrooms and were told not to talk about the incident, and the classroom where the slaughter took place was curtained off from the rest of the school. The news reports stated that the murders were committed by a strange person who entered the school, and despite multiple people having seen the alien, the police refuse to say anything about it, and people from the government come to Kurono's apartment telling him to keep his mouth shut about the incident. Kurono still feels nervous about the facial expression the alien wore moments before its death.
Back at school, Kurono and Tae are revealed to have been walking home together frequently, and after Kurono and Tae go to Shibuya at the latter's request, Kurono wonders how they ended up in front of his apartment afterwards when Tae lives around 500 metres away. Tae says goodbye to him, and after Kurono begins to say something, he is shocked to find himself about to have sex with Tae in his bed. The two have sex and afterwards, Tae leaves Kurono's apartment in a pleasant mood, Kurono checking Joichiro Nishi's Gantz website afterwards. Kurono fails to find anything of relevance in terms of helping him survive, but one thing that catches his eye is the fact that the end of the world is mentioned several times on the site, and the chapter ends with Kurono closing his laptop, not relating the end of the world and recent events together.
Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit
- Kei Kurono
- Surviving Shorty Alien
- Tae Kojima
- SAT Team (living and dead)
- Matsushima (died)
- Gantz (mentioned)
- Kurono's Classmates (mentioned)
- Shion Izumi
- Kurono's Schoolmates (seen)
- News Reporter (heard)
- Eisuke Nakazawa (imagination, memory)
- Kyohiko Matsumura (imagination, memory)
- Joichiro Nishi (mentioned)
| Buddhist Temple Alien Mission Arc|
Kill Kei Kurono Mission Arc (filler)
|Shorty Alien Mission Arc||Dinosaur Alien Mission Arc|
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