FUCK!!!! I am SO sorry, I fucked up one word that changes everything. Akira's line should be "ANYMORE", not "YET"
Text: Izumi's death compounds Kurono's anxiety.
Tae: What's wrong?
I think I remembered something....
Just a bit....
Tae: You seem really restless...or actually, you seem scared...or even...
Kurono: You know that guy...
Tae: I couldn't believe that!
He's one of the most popular people at school, and he died like that....
Kurono: Yeah, and yet....
I didn't really find it surprising...
Classmates: You hear about Izumi?
Was that really OUR Izumi?
Yeah, Maeda-sensei said so...
He's not here yet....
He was a realy loner, huh...
Hey Kurono, you guys were friends back in the day, huh?
When he first transferred here?
I can't believe we'll never see him again.
Kurono: I don't feel good...
I'm going home.
Kurono: Give me a break,
You told them my address too, didn't you?
Yeah, I can come...
I was about to leave school anyway...
Kurono: Pick up!
Phone: Kurono Akira
Kurono: Am I going to die soon, too?
This is the place...
Kikuchi: Ah, Kurono-kun...
Just a sec...
You don't look too good,
though can I understand why.
just a sec...
Kurono: Kikuchi-san, did you tell them my address?
Kikuchi: No, they already knew it.
I didn't tell them anything about you.
Kurono: So...am I going to be attacked...too?
Kikuchi: It's very likely...
Probably soon, too...
Kurono: But...They have the wrong person...
Kikuchi: I can assure you they don't.
Kikuchi: I know the truth.
Kikuchi: You were once the leader of the Gantz Team.
But something happened, and you were forced out.
Your memory was probably wiped to protect any insider information from being leaked out.
The people in your cell phone whose names you don't recognize are all probably Gantz team members.
Kurono: I was the leader...
but of what? What's the "Gantz Team"?
Kikuchi: I'd like to know that myself...
But everyone involved in the Ikebukuro incident is calling them heroes...
Kurono: A hero?
Kikuchi: I have a friend in the police,
I'll see if we can get someone to guard you.
Kurono: Thank you...
I was a hero?
Me? The daytime lantern?
Kikuchi: You should head home, Kurono-kun.
A detective named Uemura should be at your house in about 3 hours.
Kurono: Thanks again.
Kikuchi: Take care.
"Names of the dead"
Policeman: Shibada Tomo
Policeman: Iwagami Satoshi
Policeman: Nakamura Kensuke
Phone: Kurono Akira
Kurono: What is it, Akira?
Akira: Just listen. You can laugh all you want when I'm done.
The guys coming after you tonight...won't be human.
Akira: You don't have to believe me, but let me finish.
Akira: The don't die easily, even if you shoot them.
Regular humans can't win against them.
But...And listen carefully...
Sunlight is deadly to them.
There's some kind of drug out there to toughen up the skin and let them walk around in daylight...but it's so expensive that no one can afford it anymore.
That's it. Later.
What am I doing in Akihabara?
Kurono: I guess I figure I'm safe here...
But do I really believe what he said? It's ridiculous!
Text: His last hope is Japan's pride: The power of the junk store! *
Kurono: What am I doing?
Sign: 99 Village electronics
Dry Cell Batteries - Stands - Floodlights - Sunlamps
No comic next week, derf
*Junk stores arent' actually "Junk", they're more like spare parts and items that store owners don't want to waste floor space on because it's not perfect. For example, used video games without boxes or instructions would go to a junk store or junk section in Japan (even though in the US they're right next to the new PS2 games :P
Kurono's about to go "Little Monsters" on some vampires baby!