But Kei was the main character of the story. So he got almost all the character development of the story. The explained development anyways (not counting something like Izumi dying for his girlfriend out of the blue).
I doubt Oku will do something like that for Inaba. If he wanted, why wait so long? But it could happen, and it's never wrong to be optimistic.
I'd like to know what people think about that.
Originally Posted by etufo
I have my doubts. Sure, they seem to be fucked with Nuri appearing and nowhere to flee to (plus Oka seems busy and probably won't get there that fast).
But would Oku really kill most of them?
The team is in that formation for a long time and the readers probably grew accustomed to many of them. If only a few die, wouldn't the rest revive them?
So pretty much all have to die to start over with a new team.
Hs and Nishi are only in for a short time, so killing them would be pointless. Katou will also survive. Takeshi or Kaze will survive so one can revive the other (it's the same with the vampires). One of the esp guys will survive too.
Seeing as Sakata is already a goner that leaves Cherry.
So to me only Inaba, old man, Reika or Sakata are marked as "could die". Plus one of team vampire and musclerider.
These open slots will be filled with new characters or possibly osakans, but the core of the team will remain.
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