Chapter Information
Chapter 178
Page length 17 pages
Release date December 17, 2004 (tankōbon format)
Arc Kill Tae Kojima Mission Arc
Chapter Guide
Truth Is Revealed

Split (分裂, Bunretsu) is the 178th chapter of the Gantz manga, written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku.

Cover PageEdit

Shion Izumi and Kenzo Sakata are in an an intense confrontation with Hiroto Sakurai, all wearing soft suits. Shion is holding the extendible sword while Hiroto and Kenzo are pointing X-guns at him.


The chapter begins with Shion Izumi facing off against Kenzo Sakata and Hiroto Sakurai. Kenzo predicts several of Shion's attacks before Hiroto manages to shoot him once with his X-Pistol, though it does no visible damage because he is wearing his Gantz suit.

Meanwhile, Yoshikazu Suzuki is surrounded by Naoichi Mikawa, Kaoru Iwamoto and Ryotaro Haga who all have their guns pointed at him. At the count of three, they fire at him. Yoshikazu shoots too, at Naoichi. Once again, nothing happens due to all of them wearing their Gantz suits.

Ayaka Uranaka confronts Joji Tomioka while crying. Ayaka states that she will kill him while Joji simply expresses a desire to have sex with her. Ayaka once again states that she will kill him. Joji threatens her, convincing her that his weapon is stronger and will kill her in a single shot, which causes her to take pause.

The chapter ends with Naoichi, Yoshikazu and Kenzo's Gantz suits malfunctioning and Shion raising his sword to strike a killing blow on Kenzo.

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

Arc NavigationEdit

Ring Alien Mission Arc Kill Tae Kojima Mission Arc Oni Alien Mission Arc
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