Well, that asshole of an author finally did it....he offed off when of the most dynamic and important characters of the GantZ's universe, Tae.
Tae completely surprised me, she took me off guard. I didn't think she'd be so important. I have studied numerous manga techiniques and I noticed that whenver a pivotal character is introduced, a large panel has to be used. Also, female leads tends to have large boobs and extremely flashy background.
Tae had none of those, no flashy entrance or large boobs...she was the epitome of normal. She was kind, sweet and gentle...I kept expecting her to be offed in ten chapters.
Yet, surprisingly, she kept appearing over and over in multiple sagas.
- The angel Alien thingy
- The Shinjuku Massacare
- The vampire attack
- The horsemen
- The Tae hunt
Amazingly enough, Tae lasted a lot longer than the two other canon characters, Kishimoto and Katou.....after her first brush with death, I had thought that it was the end of Tae's danger arc, since the author already used that plot device. Clearly, I was wrong...
I've lost the will to continue Gantz immediately...currently, I'm in ch186. I'll read the others once a suffiecient number of chapters have been released (maybe up to ch210?)
I'm making this forum my home for now. So please, let's try to be open-minded about our discussions.
Anyway, I just wanted to say my piece....and gather all those who need a hug and weep for Tae.