Chapter Information
Chapter 172
Page length 17 pages
Release date December 17, 2004 (tankōbon format)
Arc Ring Alien Mission Arc
Chapter Guide

Embrace (抱擁, Hōyō) is the 172th chapter of the Gantz manga, written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku.

Cover PageEdit

This cover is part of the actual chapter, showing the Eight Horsemen Ring Aliens attacking the hunters.


The chapter begins with the Eight Horsemen Ring Aliens attacking the Gantz Players, with the new members panicking before the aliens kill several innocent bystanders, angering Kei Kurono who tells everyone to split up and kill them as quickly as possible.

Naoichi Mikawa is sent flying by an attack from one of the aliens but is unharmed due to his Gantz Suit which malfunctions directly afterwards, and Naoichi mistakenly believes that he is dreaming and begins walking towards the alien again. Daizaemon Kaze stops him before he can do so, however, and proceeds to defeat the alien singlehandedly.

The other hunters follow suit, with Reika Shimohira, Yoshikazu Suzuki, Hiroto Sakurai and Kenzo Sakata as well as Shion Izumi all defeating an alien each. Eventually, only two aliens remain alive, and just as Kurono goes in search of them, he sees Tae Kojima standing alone, unable to see him due to him being on a mission. Kurono reaches out to touch her and the chapter ends with Reika shouting in panic as one of the aliens appears and is about to decapitate Tae.

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

Arc NavigationEdit

Dinosaur Alien Mission Arc Ring Alien Mission Arc Kill Tae Kojima Mission Arc
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